COMMUNITY AT STONE RIVER

GET CONNECTED

CONTACT Tiki Hubbard or Suzanne Pruitt

The Stone River Community is a place where we share our faith, our joys, our struggles, our pain. Together we bear one another’s burdens and celebrate God’s goodness. Community is vital. We strive for everyone who arrives on our campus to feel welcome and know the love of Jesus. Come find your place to grow and serve!

STAY CONNECTED

DURING QUARANTINE

1. Watch online: Join us on Sundays at 10am online for worship and communion

churchatstoneriver.com/live-stream-worship


2. Stone River Sidekicks: Being connected allows us to feel a sense of belonging.  “Sidekicks” will pair adults with kids/students to connect in meaningful ways during this time!  Follow this link to sign up and the church staff will pair you with an adult or student to get to know over the coming weeks.  When this is all over, we will have a “sidekick celebration”! Email Katie with any questions


3. Zoom: Join us via zoom!

Sundays at 6-7:30pm Women Small Group: Rhythms of Renewal

Sundays at 8pm for students

Wednesdays at 5pm for kids

Wednesdays at 6pm for students

Wednesdays at 7pm for adults

Email Amy with any questions!


4. Slack Conversations 

Join us here!

Email Amy with any questions


5. Continue your tithes, offerings, and gifts

- Give online: churchatstoneriver.com/giving

- Mail in your tithe: 3014 Danville Road SW, Decatur, AL 35603


6. If you need ANY assistance, groceries, prayer, or conversations please call Ted (256) 684-4942 or email Ted

If you would like to help us meet the holistic needs of our community with missional, emotional, relational, and spiritual care please let Ted know.


We’re praying for you all during this time! Remember to rest in God’s unconditional mercy and love. Practice gratefulness everyday. 

GET INVOLVED

Prayer & Care:

Celebration of Life Meals

- provide a meal for the family prior to or following the Celebration of Life service at the church or at the family home

(Ella Ferguson)

Celebration of Life Team

- coordinate team to serve at Celebration of Life services

- coordinate set-up of facility

- institute family’s wishes communicated through our Pastors

(Charlotte & Jim Martin)

Nurturing Meals

- provide a meal for an individual or family who experiences illness, hospitalization, or other life-changing event

(Becky Harkins/Linda McCreary)

Prayer Shawl Ministry

- for knitters and/or crocheters on Mondays at 10am

- shawls are blessed and given out to those experiencing loss, joy, pain, sickness, and celebration

Nurturing Notes

- sending cards and notes to those needing encouragement

(Barbara Estes) 

Homebound Visitation

- visit homebound members on a regular schedule

- visit during times of special need

- take gifts at Christmas and serve Communion

(Suzanne Pruitt/Lucia Johnson/Wanda Conway)

Wedding Liaison

- be facility support: turn on lights and unlock doors for rehearsal and wedding and be there to answer any facility questions

- be a connection between engaged couple and church

- help with room reservations, facility expectations, and rules

(OPEN) 

Celebration of Birth

- celebrate the joy of a new baby in our church family by providing a gift and a visit

- monitor any needs that may be present

- contact the family to arrange a nurturing meal

 (Melanie Bryant) 

Communication:

Stuff Inserts in Bulletins

- to occasionally stuff inserts when needed either on a Thursday or Friday at your convenience

Prepare Visitor Materials

- to quarterly gather materials to put in visitor bags to leave at welcome center and to place an order for new materials as needed

Advertising Seasonal Events

- to lead and organize groups to walk the surrounding neighborhoods to spread info about large seasonal events

- to make connections at local schools to spread info about large seasonal events that could benefit their students

Run Slides

- to sit in the sound booth during either 9:30 or 10:45 worship service to click through graphics during announcements, sermon point slides during sermon, and lyric slides during worship songs

- requires incredible attention and observational cues plus a weekly run through during practice either on Wednesday at 7pm (for 10:45 traditional) or Thursday at 6pm (for 9:30 contemporary)

- initial training is available if needed

Hospitality:

Welcome Center Greeter 

- welcome and provide guests with church information, direct them, answer questions, give welcome bags to first-time guests 

(Judith Hines/Barbara Rawls)

Usher

- assist guests to seats

- pass offering plate

- guide congregation during Communion

- serve at special events, including Celebration of Life services

- call 911 in case of emergencies and assist in caring for persons involved while clearing area for emergency personnel

(Leon Smith/Coleman Thompson)

Door Greeter

- greet all who enter building

- direct first time guests to Welcome Center

- escort guests to: nursery, coffee, restroom, small groups

(Kristy Wharton/Janet Johnson/Wimbreth Howard/Sheila Brazelton)

Kitchen Greeter

- assist guests and others with coffee/snack bar

- direct guests to next destination

(John & Wanda Duncan/Phillip & Becky Gillespie)

Sunday Breakfast

- coordinates breakfast offered on Sunday mornings 

(Karen Aldridge/Cindy Reist)

Wednesday Dinner

- plans and prepares Wednesday evening meal for students and kids 

(Amy Howard/teams)

Parking Greeter

- direct vehicles to parking

- greet guests in parking lot

- escort or direct guests to indoor hospitality team

- assist elderly and handicapped in/out

- provide wheelchairs and/or umbrellas if needed

- assist during worship times and at special events including Celebration of Life services

(Larry McAbee/Tom Hunter)

Kitchen Coodinator

- coordinates kitchen operation and monitors supplies

(Carolyn Marusak/Becky Harkins)

Pathways:

Springapalooza at Easter

- team members plan, organize, and advertise seasonal community event on the day before Easter (Jill Amey)

Fall Festival at Halloween

- team members plan, organize, and advertise seasonal community event on Halloween evening (Jill Amey)