FEATURED EVENTS

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/

LET US PRAY

January 9: Psalm 29:1-4, 10-11

January 16: Isaiah 62:1-5

January 23: Luke 4:14-21

January 30: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13


NEW PICTORAL DIRECTORY!

We're getting a new printed directory for our church family!

Since we are using a new company, past directory pictures can not be used.

 

Pictures will be taken all week January 18-22

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR PICTURES!

 

Every family photographed for the directory will receive a copy of the directory and an 8x10 portrait at no cost. 

 

You will have your photography appointment at Stone River's Fellowship Hall then you'll get to schedule a ZOOM meeting to see your proofs on your home computer so you can purchase extra portraits if you'd like. If you don't have a computer or aren't comfortable with ZOOM, please let Jill know and we'll do it together at church whenever it's convenient for you!


IMPACT SOCIAL NEED MINISTRY

Stone River will be partnering with Hands Across Decatur and with Harold Coomer Ministries during the month of January. Both organizations provide support for the Homeless population in our community.

In addition to gathering these items we will be accepting a special offering to purchase New Testament Bibles for distribution among those served.  

 

Hand Across Decatur:

Men M-XL Thermal underwear
Women M-XL Thermal underwear
Men and Women gloves
Tents
Sleeping Bags/Camping Pack
Phone Chargers 
BackPacks
Bungee Cords 

 

Harold Comer Mission:

Institutional size canned food: green beans, pinto beans, corn, turnip greens, etc
Pasta
5 pound bags sugar
5 pound bags corn meal
Bags of dry beans
Bags of rice


CONFIRMATION RETREAT

In the United Methodist Church, confirmation is a celebration milestone in the life of a Christian. Confirmation is an opportunity to respond to the grace of God available to us, as acknowledged in baptism, and to promise to live as a person of faith.

 

We are inviting grades 6-8 to participate in Confirmation at Stone River. Listed below is a schedule and timeline of how our Confirmation process will work: 

 

- February 18-20: Confirmation Retreat at Deer Run Retreat Center in Franklin, TN. There is no cost for this retreat. Parents will have dinner with Pastor Ted after drop off 

- Sunday, March 6 at 11:15-1pm: Lunch and Discussion on Prayers and Presence

- Sunday, March 20 at 11:15-1pm: Lunch and Discussion on Gifts and Service 

- Sunday, April 10 at 11:15-1pm: Lunch and Discussion on Witness and Membership Vows with Pastor Ted 

- Sunday, May 1 at 5pm: Confirmation Sunday Service in our Sanctuary


SUPER BOWL CHILI COOK-OFF

Make plans to watch the game on the big screen at church and enjoy all kinds of chili to decide who wins the cook-off this year! There will be fun  halftime entertainment too! 


PRAYER SERVICE &  BIBLE STUDY

Wednesdays at 6pm

A weekly Bible Study by Ted Amey

Each week a new chapter is taught in Room 2

 

January 12            1 Corinthians 12

January 19            1 Corinthians 13

January 26            1 Corinthians 14


SMALL GROUPS


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

FOOD DRIVE

CCC FOOD DRIVE : December 6 - January 17

Hunger never takes a holiday! 

Our CCC Food Drive will begin in December and span into January; this timeframe will allow us to provide food after the holidays when donations typically decrease. 

 

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.


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 January 15.


GAME DAY

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

 

Thursday, January 20: Hand & Foot

Thursday, January 27: Tic

 

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.


DIS-UNITY DISCUSSION GROUP 

Led by Philip Galyon Tuesdays at 6pm

Zoom link 

Meeting ID: 993 1242 8518   

Passcode: 979090

 

Based on Disunity in Christ by Christena Cleveland

Despite Jesus' prayer that all Christians "be one," divisions have been epidemic in the body of Christ from the beginning to the present. We cluster in theological groups, gender groups, age groups, ethnic groups, educational and economic groups. We criticize freely those who disagree with us, don't look like us, don't act like us and don't even like what we like. Though we may think we know why this happens, Christena Cleveland says we probably don't.

 

In this eye-opening book, learn the hidden reasons behind conflict and divisions:

- Why I think all my friends are unique but those in other groups are all the same

- Why little differences often become big sources of conflict

- Why categorizing others is often automatic and helpful but can also have sinister side effects

- Why we are so often victims of groupthink and how we can avoid it

- Why women think men are judging them more negatively than men actually are, and vice versa

- Why choices of language can actually affect unity

 

With a personal touch and the trained eye of a social psychologist, Cleveland brings to bear the latest studies and research on the unseen dynamics at work that tend to separate us from others. Learn why Christians who have a heart for unity have such a hard time actually uniting. The author provides real insight for ministry leaders who have attempted to build bridges across boundaries. Here are the tools we need to understand how we can overcome the hidden forces that divide us.


YOGA

CURRENT YOGA SESSION:

January 3 - March 18

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:

April 4 - May 27

June 6 - July 1

July 11 - August 30

September 12 - November 18

November 28 - December 9


LADIES LUNCH

Led by Ted & Jill Amey RSVP here 

 

January : NINJA HIBACHI in Decatur, AL