FEATURED EVENTS

NEIGHBORS

Be My Neighbor Project

The exciting idea behind the “Be My Neighbor Project” is to form community right in the neighborhoods in which we live. Each group will meet together once a month to play games, eat, fellowship, or whatever the group decides to do (with safety precautions in place if in person) in order to get to know one another more! The overall goal will be to invite our neighbors who are not connected to a church into the groups and transform our neighborhoods. If you are interested in becoming a group leader or have any questions, please contact Pastor Megan: 

(256) 443-0976  megan.barber@churchatstoneriver.org

STAY CONNECTED WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING

1. Worship online: Join us on Sunday mornings online  at 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00 

churchatstoneriver.com/live-stream-worship

 

2. Wednesday Night Bible Study online: 

Join us on Wednesdays at 6pm in-person or online for Bible Study with Ted Amey

A new chapter will be taught per week

churchatstoneriver.com/live-stream-worship

 

3. Small Groups -

Group Leader: Kevin Patterson

Sundays 9am for adults                     

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75475923009?pwd=M0lKdFhLenNhdEp1RDJ5YmYxODFPQT09                                                 

Meeting ID: 754 7592 3009
Password: 2XPWQp

 

Group Leader: Bobby Johnson

Sundays 9am for adults               

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7622424496?pwd=VWFFOFJ5Skg0UkZWTCtsZndKWkRrQT09                                                  

Meeting ID: 762 242 4496
Password: 7XQAqg   

 

Group Leader: Randy VanLandingham Jr. 

Mondays 10am for everyone   

Psalm 23  Join Zoom Meeting 
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3709868835?pwd=RVFrUENrTWhjZVVkM0VDYzd2Q3M4UT09 
Meeting ID: 370 986 8835 
Password: 1rmf2R    

 

Group Leader: Barbara Rawls       

Book Study: Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott 

Thursdays 6pm 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85815728265?pwd=YmdmNWJteDNvMmprSDA0WEF2ZkFwUT09                               

Meeting ID: 858 1572 8265                                                                     

Password: 6knFbN

 

4. Join our prayer team

Contact Ted if you would like to call others asking the five word challenge:

"How May I Pray With You?"

 

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. 

 

CONNECT WITH YOUR KIDS

The Church at Stone River recognizes the need for the continuation of children's ministry by creating a site just for families.  Here you will find devotionals, scripture, videos, inspiration and more!  It will be updated often.  Please email Katie at katie.black@churchatstoneriver.com if she can assist your family.  

Stepping Stones Children's Ministry 

REOPENING IN-PERSON WORSHIP

Sunday mornings at 8:30, 9:45, 11:00am HERE

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

SERMON SERIES 

LIVING LIKE JESUS

SEPTEMBER 20  Philippians 1:21-30

SEPTEMBER 27  Philippians 2:1-13

OCTOBER 4  Philippians 3:7-14

OCTOBER 11  Philippians 4:4-9

GIVE ONLINE

AVAILABLE ANYTIME

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

Both Chair and Regular Yoga are still being offered!

August 31 - November 20

Led by Lana Avera in Room 7

Chair Yoga: Tuesdays & Fridays 2-3:30

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

 

BACKPACK FOOD MINISTRY

We ask that you email to sign up for weeks that you’d like to work so we can make sure to keep our working group numbers low. We’ll wear masks and gloves while packing and spread out in the gym. Hand sanitizer will be available.


It would be helpful if you indicate your preferences to let Wanda or Barbara know what you are comfortable doing this year.

1. Shopping for food: Some of you are waiting for Food Bank orientation.

We will be shopping locally also.

2. Packing in the gym: Each person will walk from table to table filling a complete bag.

3. Delivering to schools: This probably involves going into the schools.

4. Packing holiday boxes: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break.

NEXT STEPS

Choose to REMEMBER, LOVE, and DEMONSTRATE the love of Jesus

Virtues are also contagious!

During these days choose what will be contagious in your homes and your lives!

Monday focus on Gratitude

:: Reframe your challenges by acknowledging your blessings

Tuesday focus on Compassion

:: Allow what breaks God heart, to break yours - share the love of Jesus

Wednesday focus on Acceptance

:: Engaging in the hope of Jesus in the ‘what is’ of ourselves and others 

Thursday focus on Meaning

:: Offering the love of Jesus to others, makes my life meaningful 

Friday focus on Forgiveness

:: Jesus’ gift to you is to daily choose to give up anger and resentment

Saturday focus on Celebration 

:: Rejoice in becoming an agent of goodness, service, and love

Sunday focus on Prayer

:: Our friendship with Jesus is our greatest strength and highest privilege

              

SEPTEMBER SMALL GROUPS

We have set up a zoom account for the church so we can meet up together from our own homes. Don’t let this season of social distancing become a season of isolation and depression. Together we are a community ready to love one another fully and creatively especially now!

You can find our zoom tutorial here for part 1 and here for part 2.

 

Group Leader: Kevin Patterson

Sundays 9am for adults                     

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75475923009?pwd=M0lKdFhLenNhdEp1RDJ5YmYxODFPQT09                                                 

Meeting ID: 754 7592 3009
Password: 2XPWQp

 

Group Leader: Bobby Johnson

Sundays 9am for adults               

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7622424496?pwd=VWFFOFJ5Skg0UkZWTCtsZndKWkRrQT09                                                  

Meeting ID: 762 242 4496
Password: 7XQAqg   

 

Group Leader: Randy VanLandingham Jr. 

Mondays 10am for everyone   

Psalm 23  Join Zoom Meeting 
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3709868835?pwd=RVFrUENrTWhjZVVkM0VDYzd2Q3M4UT09 
Meeting ID: 370 986 8835 
Password: 1rmf2R   

 

Group Leader: Barbara Rawls       

Book Study: Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott 

Thursdays 6pm 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85815728265?pwd=YmdmNWJteDNvMmprSDA0WEF2ZkFwUT09                               

Meeting ID: 858 1572 8265                                                                     

Password: 6knFbN

 

The CODE is the same to access each to make it simpler.   

You may want to start accessing a little bit early for the first time to get it all set up. Here are the steps (it seems like a lot, but trust me, it isn’t really): 

1. Click on the link.

2. If you do not have a zoom app and you are on your phone, you will need to follow the link to download the app. From a computer there is no app needed.

3. It will prompt you to create an account by entering in your email address.

4. An email will be sent to you to activate your account. Click on that, it will reroute you to the website to set up a password.

5. Skip adding friends. 

6. Once you skip to where you cannot skip any further, get out of the browser or app, and click on the above link again (https://zoom.us/j/3979283437) and you will be linked in and ready to go! 

 

You CAN do steps 2-5 NOW. And then  all you will need to do is follow the link and join the meeting. 

WANT TO START A SMALL GROUP?

Contact Ted to get started!

 

A full list of guidelines will be emailed to you to let you know how best to go about leading a group during this time of social distancing. If you'd to lead your group online via zoom, our summer intern has made a video tutorial for leading zoom meetings which you can watch part 1 here and part 2 here.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Wednesdays at 6pm

A weekly Bible Study by Ted Amey

Each week a new chapter is taught verse by verse. Please join us in-person or  online!

September 30: Ezra 5-6

October 7: Ezra 7-8

October14: Ezra 9-10

October 21: 1 Thessalonians 1

October 28: 1 Thessalonians 2

CHURCH WORK DAYS

TUESDAYS 8AM

The church's main hallway, office doors, new offices, and new fellowship hall / kitchen are  completed and new air conditioners have been installed! Come help if you're able! These AMAZING volunteers are beyond appreciated for all they do! Everything is done with precision, and most importantly, LOVE!