Intown Community Church has numerous events and activities that help to encourage fellowship and serve our community. If you have questions during the week you can call the church office at (404) 633-8077 or email email@example.com. If you want to place an announcement on the website please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Schedule - May 19, 2013
Connecting Hour, 9:30 a.m.
Got Kids? Room 217 Got Kids is a fellowship for anyone with children from infancy to elementary age.
International Friendship Community (IFC), Rooms 204-206 Internationals from all over the world come to the U.S. to study, work, or begin a new life. IFC includes these internationals as well as Americans who wish to make them feel welcome. Please join us today (5/26) as Jon and Bekah Pollock share with us their ministry in Ethiopis.
Mosaic, Room 301 A Mosaic is a design composed of small pieces of different colored glass, stone, etc. We are a diverse group of people who share a common desire for community.
Rea, Rooms 205-207 The word “rea” is the Hebrew word for friend or neighbor. Rea at Intown is a welcoming community of friends, mostly parents of elementary, middle and high-school children, who meet to support one another during this adventurous time in our lives.
Tapestry, Room 213 We are a diverse group of people being woven together to create a picture of God’s work in our lives. We see not only the glorious view as it evolves, but also the work that goes on behind the scenes in one another’s lives. And this connection with one another is a good and beautiful aspect of God’s creation.
Young Couples, Room 303 Young: a flexible adjective for those of us out of college, working at home or out, sort of Gen X and Y. Couples: dating or engaged as well as married couples with or without kids.
Young Professionals, Room 201 Our Young Professionals are comprised of men and women in their 20’s and 30’s in various stages of life. Some may still be in college; others may be seasoned professionals.
IDX Youth Ministry
IDX Sunday Morning – “Unplugged”. Junior and Senior High students spend the 9:30 a.m. hour serving in various ministries around the church. For those not serving, we meet upstairs on the third floor in the Youth Loft for donuts and a short teaching time. Our main teaching and worship time is at IDX Sunday Nights at 5 p.m. We’d love for you to join us!
IDX Sunday Night. We meet on Sunday nights from 5 - 8 p.m. for worship and teaching in the Youth Loft (3rd floor) followed by dinner. Afterward we break up into our Small Groups to discuss the teaching, laugh, and enjoy life together. If you want to get plugged into IDX, our Small groups are the way to do it!. Check out our calendar on the Intown website for more details, as well as the link to our IDX Parent Blog! Contact Becca Heck (email@example.com) or Doug Hurd (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Below is information on events and opportunities at Intown. This is not a complete list. For more information on these items as well as other opportunities, please visit www.intown.org.
Welcome Center If you are visiting with us today and are new to Intown, please join us in the Welcome Center, located just off the main lobby, after the Worship Service today. The Welcome Center is a centralized location to welcome newcomers, and a place where newcomers can connect with members and obtain more information about Intown.
E-mail Newsletter If you do not receive the Intown Community Church email newsletter that is mailed out every Thursday, please make sure that the email@example.com address is not being blocked by your junk mail filter and that we have your correct email address. Please update your address by notifying the church office by phone or email.
Sunday Sermons for prior weeks are now available on CD in the Welcome Center for $3 per CD. You may also listen online at www.intown.org.
Hearing Impaired If you are hearing impaired, we have wireless headsets which may help you get the most benefit from our services. Please go to the information desk to sign out a headset.
Calendar of Events for May 19 - 26
Sunday, 5/19, 9:30 AM Missions Focus on Ethiopia
Sunday, 5/19, 12:15 PM Service of Prayer for Healing & Wholeness
Sunday, 5/19, 6:30 PM Officers’ Ordination & Installation
Sunday, 5/19, 7:30 PM Women’s Prayer Gathering
This Week at Intown
Missions Focus on Ethiopia Join the Rea Fellowship and Young Professionals on Sunday May 19 as they welcome Jon Pollock in person and Jessica Ringsmuth by Skype to learn more about their ministries in Ethiopia and to pray for them. We will gather in room 205-207 at 9:30am sharp.
Service of Prayer for Healing and Wholeness (SPHW) We will have our next Service of Prayer for Healing and Wholeness on May 19, 2013 at 12:15pm, in Room 201.
Elder Ordination and Deacon Installation There will be a special service of ordination and installation on May 19 at 6:30 PM. Please join us in this service as we embrace our new leaders.
Deacon Fund Offering On Sunday, May 19, we will have the opportunity to support the ministry of the Deacons through a special offering for the Deacon Fund. Your donations will provide the Diaconate with the ability to assist members & visitors who are experiencing financial, physical, social, or spiritual crisis. There will be special envelopes in your bulletin on that Sunday that can be used for this offering or you can mark the regular Intown offering envelope on the appropriate line. You can also make donations online to the Deacon Fund. Thank you for your generosity and partnering with us as we care for members of our immediate community.
Open Forum / Q&A There will be an Open Forum/Q&A with the elders on Sunday, June 2 at 9:30 AM in room 214 during the Fellowship hour. Please bring any questions you may have.
Church-wide Picnic on June 2 Bring a blanket and a dessert to share and join us for a church-wide picnic on the back lawn immediately following the church service on June 2. Hamburgers and hot dogs, fresh off the grill, along with chips and drinks, will be available for a donation of $5/person or $10/family. This is the second in our series of "All In" events to promote connections and fellowship among our members and visitors, and everyone is welcome! Please mark your calendar and make a plan to join in on the fun.
Intro to Intown If you are new to Intown and would like to know more about who we are and our vision for ministry, Intro to Intown is for you! You will meet and hear from our Interim Senior Pastor Terry Gyger. Our next Intro to Intown takes place Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM in Room 217 (light lunch will be provided). Please click here to sign up.
Service of Prayer for Healing and Wholeness We will have our next Service of Prayer for Healing and Wholeness on June 23, 2013 at 12:15pm, in Room 201.
Membership Seminar Our next Membership seminar will be July 12 (Friday evening, 6:30-8:30) and 13 (Saturday morning, 9-12:00) in Room 302/304. This seminar is for anyone seeking to become a member of Intown or for anyone who is interested in learning more about Intown. Please contact Paula Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions. Please click here to sign up online.
Infant Baptism The next opening for infant baptism will be on July 14, 2013. If you are a member of Intown and would like to have your child baptized, please contact Paula Hunt at 404-633-8077, Ext. 10, or email@example.com.
Vacation Bible School Mark your calendars and save the dates!!! Kingdom Rock is coming to Intown on June 17-21 from 9 AM - 12 noon. All children ages 4 (by 9/1/13) through rising 6th grade are invited. Registration online is available now and will be closed on June 2. If you would like to be a part of our epic adventure by serving in our Medieval Kingdom, please contact Shane Coker at firstname.lastname@example.org. More details regarding VBS please click here.
No Children's Worship in July During the month of July, due to vacations and lower summer attendance, we will not have Children's Worship. This fabulous concept will also allow those who serve our children during the worship service to have a much needed rest We will gear it back up in August. Nursery will still be available for 4 and under. Happy Summer everyone!
Caritas Ministry Intown's Caritas Ministry offers comfort and support for the people of Intown who face challenges such as bereavement, depression, loneliness, illness, job loss, divorce, spiritual concerns, and other such personal issues. Caritas is composed of lay men and women who have been called and trained to provide confidential, one-to-one care. If you would like more information regarding recieving care, please contact Seya de Lastic at email@example.com.
Prayer Requests The staff and leaders (elders and deacons) pray for congregational prayer needs weekly. There are two ways to let us know of your requests: Online by following the Contact Us link at www.intown.org, or complete a prayer card which is available in the chair racks in the Sanctuary—place the card in the offering plate as it is passed or drop it in the prayer request box in the lobby. Your requests will be kept confidential.
Opportunities for Service
VBS still needs volunteers--youth and adults! Thank you for considering serving our little ones at Vacation Bible School this summer. It will be a great time! As a reminder, June 17-21 is the week. Volunteers should plan to serve from 8:30-12:15 each day.
Volunteers need to attend one 30 minute orientation meeting, either June 2 at 5pm or June 9 at 9am in room 314. This is very important and youth volunteers must attend a meeting in order to serve. We can't wait to work with you this summer! Please let Shane Coker know if you are able to serve (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also, tell your friends! It is not too late to join in the fun.
Project Nehemiah - Evening Prayer Services As part of Project Nehemiah, there will be three evening prayer services held here this summer. We are asking everyone - men, women and children - to join us in prayer. These services will be at 6 pm on June 9, July 14, and August 4 in the sanctuary. Please mark your calendars with these dates now and plan to attend. These evenings will be a wonderful opportunity for us to come together as body and pray for our church. Each service will be designed to include personal and corporate prayer for our church and Project Nehemiah. We are hoping to have nursery available for children 4 and younger. And if you are interested in volunteering to serve in the nursery during an evening of prayer, please let us know. You can do so by sending an email to Nehemiah@intown.org. Our times of prayer will be appropriate for anyone five and older.
Ushers and Greeters We need some women and men to serve as ushers and greeters during Sunday morning worship. If you would like to serve in this important role, please contact Michael Schlagheck by email (email@example.com).
Please pray for some of our members on Summer Missions. Please let us know of others by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abby Perry - South Africa/Campus Outreach
Sara Evans - Beach Project/Campus Outreach
Joanna Preg - Yellowstone National Park/Cru
Allison Preg- Carolina Point/Young Life camp staff
Partner Updates Please remember to pray for some of our global and local partners:
Jay and Tiffany Taylor - Pray for Jay as church planter for Mosaic Fellowship in Tucker/Clarkston.
Wade and Valerie - Pray for them as they are in Atlanta. Please Pray for Wade's health as he deals with serious issues with his heart. You may contact them at: email@example.com.
Bob and Lynn Culver - Pray for their work with internationals in Atlanta. Pray for the students who will go on the Go West trip this summer. Follow their ministry on www.iface.org.
Weekly Prayer Meetings “They all joined together constantly in prayer” Acts 1:14.
Thursday, May 23, at 7:30 PM
Host: Charlene Preg
3615 Castaway Court
Atlanta, GA 30341
Other Prayer Opportunities “We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there's nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all." - Oswald Chambers.
Prayer Vigil for Session Meeting We have set up a prayer schedule for the Session meeting on Sunday, May 19. If you would like to pray for the Session during this time or would like to know how to pray for the Session during the week, please click here to learn more.
First Sunday Please join the Got Kids fellowship for a time of prayer before the Connecting Hour on Sunday, June 2 at 8:45 AM in room 217. Everyone is welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's Prayer Gathering "They raised their voices together in prayer to God." Acts 4:24. The Women's Ministry is hosting a prayer hour at the home of Brian and Cindy Terrell on June 23 from 7:30 - 8:30 PM. Please come be encouraged through prayer with other women as they get together and pray for our church, the Session, and specific needs in our congregation. The Terrells' home address is 2407 Highland Grove, Atlanta, GA 30345. (Scheduling Note: The May 19th meeting was canceled to encourage everyone to attend the Installation Service on Sunday at the church.)
If you would like more information about the prayer team, please email Lisa Moore at email@example.com or call her at 770-908-1845. We compile a list of prayer needs for various church ministries that might help your efforts at intercessory prayer for Intown.
Intown Community School
Considering schooling options for a child in elementary or middle school? Intown Community School (Grades Kindergarten - 8) is a thriving ministry of our church designed to provide families a unique educational alternative for their children. The school recognizes knowing and glorifying God as the ultimate aim in education, maintains a family-like atmosphere with high parental involvement and small classes, and uses curriculum and methods emphasizing deep levels of learning. If you have any questions, call Peggy Means, 404-633-8081, or look at our website, intownschool.org.
Principal: Pam Stegall - Ext. 30, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Principal/Admissions Director: Peggy Means - Ext. 29, email@example.com.
General Operating Fund (Sep 2012 - Aug 2013)
Finishing in the Black+
Goal by 8/31/2013 -
Giving Budget through 5/12/13 $1,540,986 $95,000
Actual Giving through 5/12/13 $1,519,558 $77,154
Difference (-$21,428) (-$17,846)