Welcome New Members! 
What an incredible day it was to welcome these amazing new members into the Stone River family:
- Adam & Laura Dumas
(Zoey, Addison, Parker, and Tate Dumas)
- Beth Rozear

What a complete joy it is to celebrate the birth of EmmaReign Faye Davis born to Gabi and Taylor Davis on July 3rd at 3:31pm weighing 5lbs 10oz, 19" long. They are at home and all are doing well! 

Stuff the Bus
Make plans to join us for a big day of fun on August 4, from 12-2:00. There will be all kinds of fun for all ages while we stuff a school bus FULL of school supplies for students at Chestnut Grove!  What a blessing this will be to families struggling to get needed school supplies for their children! 

Shoebox Ministry
It’s that time again to order your shoeboxes from UMCOR. You can sign up for boxes at the Welcome Center desk on July 14. The boxes will be ready for pick up at church on July 21. Shipping per box is $5. These boxes bring great joy and relief to so many!  Please join in this wonderful ministry! 

Journey from Frustration to Joy Seminar
Saturday, August 3 9am-1pm
Nathan Foster, a groundbreaking author and speaker, will be sharing his journey with spiritual disciplines at a NW District Event sponsored by the Spiritual Formation Team. The event will be hosted at Friendship UMC in Athens. Plan to register by July 28 for a box lunch and childcare. 
This event will launch new small groups at Church at Stone River based on spiritual disciplines in the fall. 

Thanks to all the teams who prepared breakfast, dinner and desserts for the Student Mission team from Virginia. It's wonderful to have a church family who steps up to help as you all did. Thanks again, Peggy Matthews

Giving to The Church at Stone River 
Thank you for choosing to partner with us and giving to the ministry of The Church at Stone River! 

Because of your 
- gifts (any amount),
- tithes (10% of your income),
- offerings (anything above 10%),
you are impacting lives as we share the love of Jesus with this community. 

We have updated our giving platforms to make it easier to continue to keep your giving safe and secure. There are several ways to give at The Church at Stone River:

1. Place your cash or check in the basket during Sunday worship services.

2. Click the “Give” button on our website using a debit card. 

3. Set up a recurring monthly ACH transaction to tithe directly from your bank accounts. 
The Recurring ACH Payment Authorization forms are available on our website and in the Finance Office. Once completed and signed, leave in the Finance Office.

4. Are you age 70½ or older?  If so, do you have an IRA that requires an RMD (Required Minimum Distribution)? Have you heard about QCD (Qualified Charitable Distribution)?   
It is a NONTAXABLE distribution made directly by the trustee of your IRA to an eligible charitable organization, such as The Church at Stone River.
All or part of your RMD may be included in the QCD
QCD ’s are limited to $100,000 per person
This is an easy way to make your monthly tithe. The advantage is that when the payment goes directly to the church, it is NOT taxable income. However, because it is not taxable income; it does not qualify for Schedule A, Itemized Deductions. Since the Standard Deduction has increased in recent years, that may be a moot issue.    
Talk to the trustee of your IRA.   
Call or visit Lana Avera (office hours Tuesday & Thursday from 1 to 5) if you have questions.  

Website Directory 
A password is in place to protect the pictures and information of church members.  The password, family, will not be shared during a worship service because the service is live streamed. This is the only place it will be revealed.  Enjoy getting to know your church family better!

Student Ministry: Summer Schedule
July 20-27: Together Tour Missions in Richmond, VA
July 28: Skate Castle Small Group
July 31: Monte Sano Hike
August 10: Back to School Bash
Sunday Mornings at Stone River
Wednesday Nights 6-7pm at Stone River
Wednesday Mornings in June and July at Point Mallard Water Park

Kids: Summer Schedule
July 19: Cooks Museum of Natural Science 
(meet us there at 1:30)
July 26: Mission Project
July 28: Skate Castle Small Group 
Aug 2:  End of Summer Party
Sunday Mornings at Stone River
Wednesday Mornings in June and July at Point Mallard Water Park

Point Mallard Water Park
Every Wednesday in June and July we will gather at the chapel at Point Mallard at 9:30am for a short devotion then head to the water park. We have found this to be a great time for parents to hang out while watching kids play.

Yoga News
New sessions: July 8 through August 30  
Yoga Schedule:
    Chair: Mondays at 2pm & Thursdays at 10am 
    Regular: Tuesdays at 5:30pm & Fridays at 10am

Summer at Stone River
July 10 Wednesday Bible Study: Galatians 6
July 17 Wednesday Bible Study: Jonah 1
July 19: Kids Ministry Cooks Museum of Natural Science
July 20-27: Together Tour Missions in Richmond, VA
July 24 Wednesday Bible Study: Jonah 2
July 26-28: UMW Mission U at Camp Sumatanga
July 28: Skate Castle Small Group
July 31 Wednesday Bible Study: Jonah 3
July 31: Student Ministry Monte Sano Hike
August 2: End of Summer Kids Ministry Party
August 7 Wednesday Bible Study: Jonah 4
August 10: Back to School Student Ministry Bash
August 18: Leadership Summit 2:30

Guys Night: Every Third Tuesday 6pm
Dining for Women: Every First Monday 6pm
Women Small Groups: 4th Mondays at 6pm
Women Small Groups: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 4pm (only July 16 in July)
Women Small Groups: 2nd Wednesdays at 10am
Women Small Groups: 3rd Wednesdays at 1pm

Life at Stone River: Summer Schedule
8:30am Unplugged Worship
9:30am Contemporary Worship
9:30am Small Groups
Room 1 Led by: Bobby Johnson and Leon Smith
Room 3 Led by: Kevin and Angela Patterson
Room 4 Led by: Jim Fanning & Randy VanLandingham Jr. 
10:45am Traditional Worship
10:45am Small Groups
Room 1: Young Professionals led by Alain Alonzo
Room 3: Young Families by Lauren Ferguson
Room 4: Adults led by Mike Hjelm
Conference Room: Students led by Josh Howard
2:30pm Leadership Summit (August 18)
4:30pm Wesley Acres (1st Sundays)
5pm Home Group at Tom and Joy Hill’s Home 
5:30pm Skate Castle 
(Resuming on the 4th Sunday in July)

10-12pm Hugs and Prayers
2-4pm Chair Yoga
6pm Dining for Women (1st Mondays)
6pm Women’s Small Group in the Conference Room (4th Mondays)
Led by: Joy Hill

4pm Women’s Small Group in the Conference Room (1st & 3rd Tuesdays)
Led by: Kristy Wharton (meeting only July 16 in July)
5:30-7pm Yoga
6-7:30pm Guys Night (3rd Tuesdays)

Wednesday Mornings in June and July: Point Mallard Water Park
10am Women’s Small Group in the Conference Room (2nd Wednesdays)
Led by: Harriet Holland
1pm Women’s Small Group in the Conference Room (3rd Wednesdays)
Led by: Barbara Rawls
6pm Student Summer Ministry led by Pastor Josh
6pm Bible Study led by Pastor Ted in the Sanctuary
July 10 Galatians 6
7pm Choir Rehearsal 

10-12pm Chair Yoga
6:30pm Contemporary Team Rehearsal
6:30pm Emmaus Gatherings (3rd Thursdays)

10-12pm Yoga

Prayer and Visitations
We would love to visit with you! 
If you would like a home visit or to schedule a time to meet at the church for coffee, please never hesitate to contact us: ted.amey@churchatstoneriver.com or (256) 684-4942 - Ted

Please be in prayer for the family of June Jones, one of our homebound members who passed away on July 4.

Liz Griffin
Sherri Barrett
Ralph Ferguson
Angel Sanders
Peggy Riggs
Baby Beau Clark
Bob Cooper
Wimbreth Howard
Judith Hines
Renea Hadavi
Jim Martin
Ali Carter
Pam Chambers
Kay Prewitt
Donna Fleming
Wayne Reynolds

Lindsey Pruitt Walden: Suzanne Pruitt’s daughter
Connie Hartleroad: Toby’s mother
Jane Haynes: Xan Hartleroad and Kim Phillips’ mother
Bill and Billie McLeod: Caki Thibodeaux’s parents
Ora Lee Wade: Cindy deGraffenreid’s mother
Tyler: Taylor and Gabi Davis’ nephew
Jacksyn Clanton: Corkey Vann’s granddaughter
Melinda Muston: Miranda Wallace’s mom
Johnny Stewart: Rose Hammond’s brother-in-law
Jim Williams: Lynn Williams’ father
Judy Williams: Lynn Williams’ step mom
Daphine Wallace: Melissa Williams’ aunt
Murray Woodard: Jimmy Brazelton’s brother in law 
Jordan Vassar Stone: Barbara Marks’ grandson
Briana Yelverton: Barbara Marks’ daughter
Dominic: Carolyn Marusak’s grandson
Ken Hendrix: Charlotte Martin’s brother
Joe Hovater: relative of Ken and Patsy Runager
Sandra Osterman: Lana Avera’s sister-in-law
Bill Peterson, Jill Amey’s father 
Thomas: Judith Hines’ friend
Kathy Bryant: Scott Bryant’s mom
Les Brown: Rebecca Stadnek’s brother 

Linda Martin, Dana Prater, Tammy Brown, Frank & Eva Robison, Norman Topper, Sharron Cook, Anthony Peebles, Mona Raley, Cliff Dykes, Carol SoloRio, Frances Owens, Larry & Betty Nichols, Benny Haynes, Phil Haynes, Laurel Hudson, Jameson Camp, Charles Lane, Jim McGriff, Nikki Dodd

David and Karen Amey: Ted’s parents
Shirley Barnett
Linda Davis
Deane Glass: Gary’s mother
Mary Hardy
Brenda Halbrooks
Eddie Hartselle: Ken Busbey’s mother-in-law
Jerald Holmes: Karen Aldridge’s mother
Kathy Hunter: Tom and Regina Ferguson’s sister
Ed and Maxine Ingram
Anne Jennings: Debbie, Bebe, Helen’s mother
Peggy Johns: Vicki Fontes’ mother
Julia McKinney: Bruce’s mother
Wanda Rhoades
Myra Sims
Kendall and Martha Sivley: Donna Underwood’s parents
Mary Ann Smith: Janet Johnson’s mother
Betty Stewart
Art Lee: Lisa Lee’s father
711 Kirkwood S Rd
Saint Louis, MO  63122

And all those battling sickness and health frustrations.

Communications at Stone River
Need to communicate your ministry to the whole church?
Please contact: jill.amey@churchatstoneriver.com 
All communication requests will go through Jill to ensure we offer cohesive information to the entire church. 
If you need any newsletter or bulletin announcements, graphics, brochures, or website information your ministry needs - please let her know.
For any Sunday announcements, please get information in by the Wednesday before.

Weekly Stone River News
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