FEATURED EVENTS

YOUTH MISSION WEEK

6th-12th graders!

Excited about serving together in our very own city during this week!

Come to the church at 9am each day and we'll be on our way to serve at various missions in the Decatur area. We'll return for lunch and games at the church. Pick up is at 2pm. 

Monday, June 6:  CASA of Madison County Packing & delivering hygiene kits to the elderly 

Tuesday, June 7: Clothe our Kids Sorting and organizing the closet 

Wednesday, June 8: Stone River Working on various projects 

Thursday, June 9: Neighborhood Christian Center Volunteering in their help center


TRADE FAIR MARKETPLACE

Trade-Fair Marketplace is coming to Stone River 

every second Sunday from 9-12:30pm in the Fellowship Hall

We are the first and only nonprofit fair trade enterprise in Alabama.  Our retail store sells unique handcrafted items from more than 30 developing nations around the world.  Each item is handmade by artisans (many are women who belong to fair trade cooperatives) using natural materials, reflecting the countries in which they were made.  Fair living wages are paid directly to the artisans, allowing them to obtain basic needs for themselves and their families including food, healthcare and education.  Our sole mission is to help eradicate poverty by promoting the economic progress of people in these developing countries.  We give all profits from our sales back to organizations that share our same vision.  Since our beginning, we have donated over $250000 to 40 organizations such as Bead for Life, Living Waters, Dining for Women, Amazima, Ghana Relief,  Women's Bean Project, The Fistula Foundation, Friends of Refugees and Kiva (micro-loan projects).  


SERMON SERIES 

Worship on Sunday mornings at 8:15, 9:15, 10:15, 11:15

In-person or online http://churchatstoneriver.com/live-stream-worship/

 

THE LANGUAGE OF PENTECOST

June 5: Pentecost Sunday Acts 2:1-21

June 12: Trinity Sunday Romans 5:1-5

June 19: Second Sunday after Pentecost Galatians 3:23-29

June 26:  Third Sunday after Pentecost Galatians 5:13-25

July 3: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Galatians 6:7-16


UMCOR SHOEBOX MINISTRY

This month we are collecting shoe boxes filled with the following items for UMCOR's Christmas Gift Boxes for Developing Nation Children. 

Pick up your empty box on Sunday, June 5 

 

EVERY ITEM SHOULD BE NEW - A GIFT OF LOVE TO THESE KIDDOS :)

 

ALL BOXES NEED:

1 pair of Flip Flops , 1-2 pair Underwear, 1-2 pair of Socks 

1 (3-5oz) bar of soap, new wash cloth, toothbrush and small toothpaste

1 Comb (large teeth)

4-6 crayons

Boys or Girls 2-7 years old: Shorts & T shirt 

Girls 8-12yrs: Training Bra with Shirt & Shorts 

Boys 8-12 yrs: Shorts & T Shirt  

 

4-6 minimum of items (or similar) as listed below to FILL THE BOX:

One Small Hand Mirror
Hot Wheel/Matchbox Cars
One Small Doll
One Small Sport Ball
One Small Stuffed Toy
One Yoyo (Duncan brand (7-12 yrs)  or One Jump Rope (5 yrs +) Nail Grooming Kit (12 year olds)
Small Hard Rubber Balls (5 years and older: 2-3 in small bag)
Ponytail Holders, Barrettes etc. (5-8 in a small plastic bag)
4-6 Pencils, Pencil Sharpener, Small Pad of Paper (7 years +)
4-6 Colored Pencils, Pencil Sharpener, Small Pad of Paper (7 years +) One Child Development or Educational Card Game (2-6 years).

Please note: 1 small packs of tissues or 6-10 band aids may be included as a filler or an extra. These items are not considered gifts.

 

PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

NO Swimming Suits, Long Sleeve Shirts, Long Pants, Pajamas
NO Food, Candy or Chewing Gum of Any Kind
NO Liquids of Any Kind. No Shampoo, Hand Sanitizer, Lotion Etc.
NO Toy Guns, Weapons, Soldiers, NO WAR TOYS
NO Playing Cards, NO Dominos (Can be used for gambling)
NO Sport Cards, NO Books/Games (Most are in English and the children don’t understand what these are)
NO Balloons


MEN'S BREAKFAST

Every third Sunday the Men at Stone River cook and enjoy breakfast together in the gym at 7am. Join us June 19!


GIVE ONLINE

Continue your tithes, offerings, and gifts

- Give online: https://www.churchatstoneriver.com/giving

- Text 256-780-5060 to give with prompts to guide you your first time

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


SPECIAL OFFERING

Annual Conference 2022 

Special Offering to Offer "Love & Support for Ukrainian Refugees"

This year’s Annual Conference special offering will support United Methodist Churches in Baltic and other European countries providing care and assistance for Ukrainian Refugees.

Millions of Ukrainians have fled their homeland and are in need of care. Each family has unique needs and our United Methodist friends are trying to respond to their new neighbors with limited resources. Our fellow United Methodists are providing direct relief to refugees whose physical and spiritual needs are great. 

Now we have another opportunity to partner through our financial and spiritual support. We are being invited to reach out to our neighbors to support their ministries and witness in this time of dire emergency and great opportunity to extend the love of Christ.

This year’s North Alabama Annual Conference special mission offering will be sent through The Advance with 100% going directly for United Methodist refugee support. Churches are invited to send their offering to the Conference and earmark checks for “Love and Support for Ukrainian Refugees.” Annual Conference members may also bring your church’s offering to Annual Conference.

The offering will be collected on Thursday morning, June 23, during the service of Holy Communion.


OPIOID SUMMIT

OPIOID SUMMIT July 12 at 12pm

Please let Tiki know if you'd like to go! This event is always well done with an inspirational and educational speaker.

VBS

VBS 2022

5-8pm on Friday, June 24

Jamie Webster, local Karate instructor, will lead an incredible night of fun and learning! Register your K-5th grader by emailing Katie Black 


YOUTH SUMMER TRIP

Our summer trip to Atlanta will be July 8-10

Because of the hard work of our youth and adults from the fundraiser on May 6, the cost has indeed gone down.

$75 deposit will be due on June 12. This will cover tickets to attractions, housing, and food costs. If you have any other questions about this awesome trip, contact Pastor Philip!


TRANSITIONS YOUNG ADULT GROUP

Young Adults (18-25 yr olds) 

Journey together while transitioning through new schools, new jobs, new relationships, and new living spaces!

Every Thursday at 7pm led by Rachel Boggs

Sweets! by Jordan

324 2nd Avenue SE, Suite B, Decatur, AL 35601

Free coffee! Sweets available to purchase!


HUNGER RELIEF MINISTRY

We are so excited for Stone River to partner with the efforts of JePau Outreach Ministries at Solomon Temple by supporting Hunger Relief Ministry every third Saturday.

 

The folks at Solomon Temple work at this ministry rain or shine every Saturday and have been for many years! They are thrilled to have us come along side and believe that we are all "better together"! Please feel free to go help any Saturday. We will be going as a group once a month every third Saturday to start. Our next Saturday to go together as a group from Stone River will be June 18.


echo PRAYER MINISTRY

As we are navigating this new season of ministry together, we are going to implement a new way to stay connected in prayer with our church family.  A page on the Echo prayer app has been created to easily share concerns and pray for our church!  If you download the app, you will be able to follow The Church at Stone River Feed and see all of the concerns of our church members that we would like to lift up in prayer.  You can interact with the prayers listed on the Feed or you can submit your own prayer requests by emailing them to echo@churchatstoneriver.com 

As you share your prayer concerns, please…

- Have the direct party’s permission to share the situation with the church

- Specify if you would like to share with just the pastoral staff or the whole church

- Only share the information you feel comfortable spreading with others

Click here for the free app

We pray that by launching our Echo Prayer Ministry we may fulfill this image of our prayers being spread and echoed by our church family around us.


YOGA

CURRENT YOGA SESSION:

June 6 - July 1

Led by Lana Avera in Room 7

Chair Yoga: Tuesdays & Fridays 2-3:30

Regular Yoga: Mondays & Thursdays 5:30-7

 

UPCOMING 2022 YOGA SESSIONS:

July 11 - August 30

September 12 - November 18

November 28 - December 9


PRAYER SERVICE &  BIBLE STUDY

Wednesdays at 6pm

A weekly Bible Study by Ted Amey

Each week a new chapter is taught in Room 2

 

June 8           2 Corinthians 1 (come at 5:15 for the fellowship meal)

June 15         2 Corinthians 2

June 22         Pastor Philip's ordination at VBCC in Huntsville

June 29         2 Corinthians 3


June 8: Hamburgers, hotdogs, and all the fixings

July 13: Baked potato bar

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SMALL GROUPS for nursery, kids, youth, and adults will continue to meet every week throughout the summer :)  


GAME DAY

Join us for Game Day every Thursday at 1pm in the Fellowship Hall

 

Thursday, June 9: Tic

Thursday, June 16: Skip Bo

Thursday, June 23: Hand & Foot

 

Come play even if you don't know how to play a game! We're all learning new games together! Bring a snack to share! Tea and coffee will be provided!


SMALL GROUPS