Thank you to all who supported the summer feeding program, whether it be with your donations of time and money or your prayers.  Seventy-four families were signed up to receive food and approximately 28 families picked food up each week.  This amounted to 374 instances of food being provided for the Atkins community.  You definitely made a difference in the lives of these families!

Back pack program offering will be accepted next week. Please bring granola bars or cereal bars for the Atkins school backpack program.

The After-School Program for Atkins students grades k-12 will begin on Wednesday, September 12 and meets after school until 5:15 each Wednesday that school is in session.  The program includes snacks, crafts, music, games, Bible lessons and time to make new friends.  Sign ups for participants and servant leaders are going on now! We are also seeking servants who would like to provide snacks periodically. Please indicate your interest on the tear off slip.

Other Bible studies ongoing! Adult Sunday School meets at 10:30. Or join us Wednesdays at Atkins FUMC at 6 pm for Bible study and food. August potluck: 8/29- comfort food

New sermon series coming in September: “Season of Creation” which will focus on the beauty of God’s creation and how we might be good caretakers of it

United Methodist Women will meet Tuesday, August 28 at 6 pm at Atkins FUMC.  All are invited.

Five step plan for spiritual growth: 1. Attend worship every week. 2. Read your Bible and pray daily. 3. Commit to serve God every week. 4. Commit to a small group that meets regularly. 5. Commit to tithing and a lifestyle of generosity.

Calendar

Sept. 9        Leadership Team meeting after worship

Sept. 12      After school program begins