FEATURED EVENTS

STEPPING STONES KIDS MINISTRY

Stepping Stones on Sunday Mornings

9:15 + 10:15 

HELP!   A 4 week series on MOSES & THE EXODUS

An important part of childhood is learning which grown-ups you can trust. The very first phone number most kids tend to learn is an emergency number because it's important to know who to call when we need help! In this series, we'll help kids see that they can always call on God for the things they need. As kids hear the story of Israel escaping slavery in Egypt (and what happened afterward), they'll discover that God helps us when we're helpless, helps us in our weakness, helps us when we're in trouble, and will even help us help others. God is the help we need — always!

Stepping Stones Children's Ministry 

Stepping Stones on Wednesdays  6-7pm

Wednesday Nights for Kids at Stone River kick off with family dinner in the gym at 5:15.  (Dinner is paused until after Labor Day due to new variant)

Then we go to Room 5 off of the gym for yoga stretching before we divide up in age groups to learn 6-7pm. It's a fast energetic time full of fun, laughing, and learning!


IN-PERSON WORSHIP

Sunday mornings are in person at 8:15, 9:15, 10:15, 11:15am

or if you are worshipping at home, join us online HERE

 https://www.churchatstoneriver.com/live-stream-worship

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/

Ordinary, yet Sacred... Sacred, yet Ordinary

August 29: James 1:17-27

Sept 5: James 2:1-17

Sept 12: James 3:1-12 

Sept 19: James 3:13 - 4:8

Sept 26: James 5:13-20


BELONG STUDENT MINISTRY

Sundays at 10:15am in the Sr High Room

Student Ministry Group led by Pastor Philip Galyon

 

Wednesday nights 5:15pm

Dinner in the gym

 

Wednesday nights 6-7pm

Meet in the Student Room for a devotion and games!

 

If you'd like to volunteer, want to get your student involved, or have questions, you can reach Philip at 423-619-3639 or philip.galyon@churchatstoneriver.com


PRAYER SERVICE &  BIBLE STUDY

Wednesdays at 6pm

A weekly Bible Study by Ted Amey

Each week a new chapter is taught in Room 3

September 1   Zechariah 11-12

September 8    Zechariah 13-14

September 15    1 Corinthians 1

September 22    1 Corinthians 2

September 29    1 Corinthians 3


SMALL GROUPS

WANT TO START A SMALL GROUP?

Contact Ted to get started!


LADIES LUNCH

Led by Ted & Jill Amey RSVP here 

October: Catfish Cabin and Isom's Orchard in Athens, AL

November: Phil Sandoval's Mexican in Huntsville, AL

December: Aquarium Restaurant at OpryMills in Nashville, TN

January: Sakura Sushi & Steak House in Madison, AL


GIVE ONLINE

Continue your tithes, offerings, and gifts

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

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


YOGA

CURRENT YOGA SESSION:

JULY 19 - OCTOBER 1

Led by Lana Avera in Room 7

Chair Yoga: Tuesdays & Fridays 2-3:30

Regular Yoga: Mondays & Thursdays 5:30-7:00


2021 UPCOMING YOGA SESSIONS:

OCTOBER 18 - NOVEMBER 19

NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 10

IMPACT: SOCIAL NEED MISSIONS

Upcoming Mission Projects:

Aug 29-Sept 26: Mosaic Mentoring of North Alabama

Oct 5-Nov 21: CCC (Church Committee on Corporation) - Food Pantry and Toy Drive; host location for the CCC Holiday Outreach

Advent 2021: FACES Shower

If you would like to lead a project or have questions, please contact Wanda Griffin at 256-221-0179 or Terrie Marsh at 256-606-9774.

Neighborhood Christian Center (NCC) has started back offering "Neighbor Days" where those needing help can come for clothing, food, hygiene products, and utility help. 

Their supply of clothing is currently very low. They need good used summer/fall clothing for all ages (infant through adult).

Please bring your donations to our reception area at Stone River or to the NCC location at 619 Bank Street NW Decatur 35601 if you'd like a tax receipt . Thank you!


TRANSITIONS YOUNG ADULT GROUP

Young Adults (18-25) 

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

Every Thursday at 7pm led by Rachel McKelvy

Sweets! by Jordan

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

Free coffee! Sweets available to purchase!


WHOLISTIC MINISTRY SUPPORT GROUPS 

Loss of A Spouse Support Group

Beyond the Broken Heart: A Journey Through Grief

Thursdays 10-11:30am

Lead facilitator: Megan Barber       Co-facilitator: Tiki Hubbard

 

  • September 16 Naming Grief
  • September 23 Understanding Grief
  • September 30 Yielding to Grief
  • October 7 Responding to Grief
  • October 14 Adjusting to Grief
  • October 21 Moving Forward in Grief
  • October 28 Growing Spiritually Through Grief
  • November 4 Living Beyond Grief

 

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 7 HERE

Email tiki.hubbard@churchatstoneriver.com with any questions

 

Loss of Loved One Support Group

Beyond the Broken Heart: A Journey Through Grief

Thursdays 6:30-8pm

Lead facilitator: Megan Barber       Co-facilitator: Coleman Thompson

 

  • September 16 Naming Grief
  • September 23 Understanding Grief
  • September 30 Yielding to Grief
  • October 7 Responding to Grief
  • October 14 Adjusting to Grief
  • October 21 Moving Forward in Grief
  • October 28 Growing Spiritually Through Grief
  • November 4 Living Beyond Grief

 

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 7 HERE

Email tiki.hubbard@churchatstoneriver.com with any questions

 

WHOLISTIC MINISTRY SPIRITUAL FORMATION

Good and Beautiful God Spiritual Formation Course

Sundays 6pm (starting Oct 3)

A 10 week Spiritual Formation class taught by Alan Weatherly on

The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith will begin on

Sunday, October 3 at 6pm and will continue through December 19

We will meet October 3, 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14, 21, and December 5, 12, 19.  Classes will be 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

 

"God wants me to try harder." "God blesses me when I'm good and punishes me when I'm bad." "God is angry with me." We all have ideas that we tell ourselves about God and how he works in our lives. Some are true, but many are false. James Bryan Smith believes those thoughts determine not only who we are, but how we live. In fact, Smith declares, the most important thing about a person is what they think about God. The path to spiritual transformation begins here. Turning to the Gospels, Smith invites you to put your ideas to the test to see if they match up with what Jesus himself reveals about God. Once you've discovered the truth in Scripture, Smith leads you through a process of spiritual formation that includes specific activities aimed at making these new narratives real in your body and soul as well as your mind.


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 September 18.

 

We will also be collecting dry goods for the Hunger Ministry. Please place your items in the baskets located in the Receptionist Lobby.

Can goods (corn, beans, mixed vegetables)

Mac-n-Cheese

Ramen Noodles

Mixed Fruit

Rice 

Jiffy Cornbread Mix

Stovetop Dressing Mix


GAME DAY

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

 

Thursday, September 16: Hand & Foot

Thursday, September 23: Tic

Thursday, September 30: Skip-Bo

 

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!


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.


RACIAL RECONCILIATION DISCUSSION GROUP 

Led by Rachel McKelvy Tuesdays at 6pm

Zoom link 

Meeting ID: 993 1242 8518   

Passcode: 979090

 

Based on Roadmap to Reconciliation 2.0 by Brenda Salter McNeil

We can see the injustice and inequality in our lives and in the world. We are ready to rise up. But how, exactly, do we do this? How does one reconcile? What we need is a clear sense of direction. Based on her extensive consulting experience with churches, colleges and organizations, Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil has created a roadmap to show us the way. She guides us through the common topics of discussion and past the bumpy social terrain and political boundaries that will arise.