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ACMin is pleased to host a directory of Christian community activities and special events for the greater Athens area in one convenient location. If your church or ministry would like to invite the general public to participate in any Christian growth, prayer, worship or service event, send your information to acmininfo@acmin.org. 

Nights of Healing Prayer at St. James

Where: St. James UMC, 111 West Lake Drive, Athens, GA 30606
When: Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
More Info: Visit St. James prayer ministry webpage for more information about joining these events or other prayer ministry opportunities at St. James UMC.

Prayer Opportunities in Spring 2020.

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, February 20 / 9 to 10am
Grace Fellowship – 1120 Malcom Bridge Rd, Bogart, GA 30622

The leaders who “run” churches are usually hidden doing their thing behind the scenes. Every month on the third Thursday we come together from across Athens to share and pray for and with each other. Please pray for the executive / administrative pastor (or those who do that role) in your church and the others who carry this load in the churches across our city. This is such a vital ministry! Ask for an open heaven over their lives! Pray that God would give them wisdom from above and supernatural joy as they keep the systems operating smoothly and effectively (or set up new ones) for Kingdom growth in Athens. Pray that God would increase His presence and favor in their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them what they need to be prepared for what’s coming.

Prayer for the Middle East & Israel
Friday, February 21 / noon to 1pm
Living Hope (House of Prayer)  2150 Lexington Rd., Athens 30605

This is a monthly opportunity to join in with others, praying together for important issues in the Middle East. There are usually reports from missionaries who are on the ground in the Middle East that helps direct laser focused agreeing prayer. Please join us as we press into God on behalf of this precious region of the world. If you cannot physically be at this gathering, please take time during this day to pray for the Middle East.

The Pre-Mix Prayer Gathering for Volunteers
Sunday, February 23 / 1:45 to 2:15pm
Athens Church (High School area) – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30605

A big part of the success of The Mix are the volunteer leaders who come from each church. These folks are the front line, who will be spending the weekend with students. They will have one on one and group time with their students throughout the weekend. They will have deep conversations, some in the middle of the night! The Pre-Mix Prayer Gathering is specifically our opportunity to pray with and pray for these volunteers (including host homes, drivers and group leaders). Praying people, parents and pastors, please join us for this brief, yet intense and fast-moving prayer time with this army of leaders who are coming to The Mix.

The Mix Student Pastors Prayer and Final Briefing
Thursday, February 27 / Noon and 6pm
WFBC – 1610 Simonton Bridge Rd, Watkinsville 30677

On the Eve of The Mix every student pastor comes to get their final briefing, the t-shirts for their group and to pray one last time together before The Mix commences the next day. Please be praying for the student pastors you know, starting with the one’s from your church.

The Mix Prayer Watch
Friday, February 28 – Saturday, February 29 / 11am to 11pm
The Classic Center – 300 N Thomas St, Athens 30601

Throughout the duration of The Mix we have a prayer room open onsite at The Classic Center to pray for the students and leaders who are at The Mix. Teams from each church who have students at The Mix (as well as some others groups) will be facilitating ONE HOUR slots starting at 11am Friday and wrapping at 11pm Saturday. This 36 hours of power packed prayers of agreement definitely sets the tone for The Mix. If your church is bringing a team for a specific ONE HOUR slot you come as part of it, or you come at any time during the hours its operating… BUT PLEASE COME & PRAY!!! Your prayers do and will have a tremendous impact.

Join us in praying for every student (literally several times) to be revived, awakened & transformed, for hundreds of students to meet Jesus for the very first time, for student ministries across Athens to be injected with new life and that every campus in our city would experience a spiritual seismic shift because of The Mix!

I’ll post the exact room and directions, once they are nailed down!

Campus Prayer
Mondays, February 3, 10, 17 & 24 / 12:15 to 1:15pm
UGA Tate Center – room 480

This weekly gathering is for UGA students and others from various local churches and campus ministries, who interested in joining together to pray for awakening at UGA. Come for as little as you’re able or for the whole time (we understand jobs and classes).

Campus Ministries Directors Prayer
Mondays, February 3, 10, 17 & 24 / 3 to 4:30pm
UGA Wesley Foundation (Bob’s office) – 1196 S Lumpkin St., Athens 30605

This weekly gathering is for those who lead Campus Ministries at UGA to come together to share life and ministry, to dive to the Word together and to pray for and with each other. Please pray for those who lead these ministries at UGA.

Thursday Prayer Calls
Thursdays / 4 to 4:30pm
Dial 720-835-5456 – when prompted enter PIN 55787

All are invited to join a weekly prayer call for the purpose of praying Athens College of Ministry forward. Thank you for contending with ACM for the full realization of our vision!

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area

These Daily Prayer Texts are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond Every morning at 8am. They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT each day, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is an amazing and simple way to start your day and to stand in unified, focused prayer with others from across our city for our city!

Coming up…

Pastors Racial Unity Gatherings
Thursday, March 26, May 28, July 30, Sept 24, Nov 19 / 10am to noon
Venues – not yet determined

Combined Churches Good Friday Services
Friday, April 10 / evening
Venue – not yet determined

For more (and up to date) stuff…
There are usually more prayer things happening in Athens than listed above. Some activities may change, and other prayer opportunities often come up in addition to things listed… you can get the latest happenings at www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281/

Loss of a Spouse Seminar 

Sunday, August 9, 2020; 2:30-4:30 pm

Watkinsville First United Methodist Church

Widowed or know someone who is? Do you dread the lonely days and nights? Wonder what to do with your spouse’s belongings? Help is here and hope is possible. Join us for a 2 hour seminar led by WFUMC’s GriefShare team. You will discover:

  • Other people understand and have found ways to make it through
  • Reasons for hope
  • Practical tips for coping with the death of a spouse

Please register for your special guidebook. Contact Rev. Kathleen Deegan-Neal at kdeeganneal@yahoo.com or call the church office 706-769-6088 for info or to register.

GriefShare

Grief Recovery Support Group: Meets on Sundays, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Watkinsville First United Methodist Church, Grace Hall, classroom D, elevator available

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. We invite you to our loving, safe support group. Contact Rev. Kathleen Deegan-Neal at kdeeganneal@yahoo.com or call the church office 706-769-6088 for info or to register. Please register so we can have materials for you. We ask for a $20 donation; scholarships are available.

Ministry Openings

See our Community Job Board for the most recent ministry openings from churches that are actively looking for God’s man or woman to serve the Body of Christ. Please note the contact information listed for each opportunity, and contact the church or ministry organization directly. Blessings as you follow God’s call and serve His people!