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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 May 2019.

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, May 22 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Classic City Ministry Center – 386 N Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30601

Every month those who lead the groups ministries in Athens come together to pray. God said, “It’s not good for man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18). God created us to be in relationships and groups provide a context to do that. These ministries are a key part of our advancing the Kingdom of God in our city as well as helping to establish and grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ. At this point most groups are winding down for the summer. Please pray that in the broken rhythm of summer, people across Athens would stay connected. Pray that more that God would refresh the current leaders and raise up/prepare more leaders to pastor these groups. And of course, please pray for God to refresh, renew and inspire those who lead the groups ministries in Athens, starting with your own church.

Pastors Racial Unity Gathering
Thursday, May 23 / 10am to noon
Redeemer Presbyterian Church – 165 Pulaski St, Athens, GA 30601

Over the past several years, every two months, black and white senior pastors of Athens come together to pray and dialog around sensitive racial issues. This has been a tremendously powerful time of deep sharing and listening to one another’s stories. Walls are coming down, trust is being established as authentic relationships flow out of these gatherings. The spiritual atmosphere in our city is definitely changing. Please continue to pray for God’s momentum and deeper healing as we press in together. Pray that the ground of racial unity that has already been taken would be occupied and that more territory would be taken. Pray that God would give us His strategies to lead us into a reconciled, unified and transformed Athens! Pray for this next gathering as we are hoping to have the new Athens Police Chief (Cleveland Spruill) come and connect with the spiritual gatekeepers of our city!

Prayer for the Middle East & Israel
Friday, May 24 / noon to 1pm
Living Hope (House of Prayer)  2150 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

This is an opportunity to pray laser focused prayer for issues in the Middle East. There are usually reports from missionaries on the ground there to help direct the prayer. Please join in with others as we press into God on behalf of this region of the world.

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, May 30 / 9 to 10am
Grace Fellowship – 1120 Malcom Bridge Rd, Bogart 30622

Each month, the amazing leaders who “run” churches in Athens come together to share and pray for and with each other. Take this opportunity to 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 Athens. Pray that God would give them wisdom and great joy as they keep the systems operating smoothly and effectively (or set up new ones) for Kingdom growth in our city. Pray that God would increase His presence in their lives and homes.

Ongoing and inspirational…

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area

Every morning at 8am (ET) Daily Prayer Texts are sent to cell phones across Athens and beyond. If you’re not getting these yet please sign up. You will be standing in unity with others across our city, and have the same prayer focus every day! To receive the DPT just text @athenspray to 81010 and you’ll start getting them right away.

Coming up…

End of Summer Prayer Vigil
Possibly Friday & Saturday, August 2 & 3 / 24 hours

Campus Ministries Leadership Prayer
Tuesday, August 6 / 9 to 11am

All Campus Worship & Prayer Night
Sunday, August 11

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

Loss of a Spouse Seminar 

Sunday, June 9th or July 28th from 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

Orientation: August 25th from 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Grief Recovery Support Group: September 1st – December 1st from 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Watkinsville First United Methodist Church

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!