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"LOVE ONE ANOTHER"

 

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

As Stone River recognizes MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH, our Mission Impact Partners for the month of May are: 

 

Friendship House, which provides friendship, social outings, and support to adults with serious mental health 

Volunteer with the Friendship House Luncheon at Stone River on May 23 at 10am!

 

Period Poverty, a global community health dilemma that has long been overlooked. This condition is described as having insufficient access to menstrual products, education, and sanitation facilities. Period poverty means that millions of women are subjected to injustice and inequity due to menstruation. It's time to end Period Poverty for tweens and teens under the care of the Morgan County Department of Human Resources. DHR has asked that we partner with them on this mission.

 

During May, please donate generously to our Feminine Product Drive by purchasing suggested items:

 

Disposable Pads:
always radiant - Teens 
U by Kotex 
Pinkie Pads - Organic

 

Tampons:
U by Kotex, Click Compact Tampons
Tampax Radiant
Playtex Gentle Glide 360
Playtex Sport Tampons
Pinkie Tweens & Teens Ultra Thin Organic 

 

Other items:
The Honey Pot, Sensitive Feminine Wipes
Saalt Teen Period Cups
Be Prepared Period, First Period Kit @ Amazon

 

If you prefer, please make a financial donation designated for "May Impact Mission" and your Missions Team will shop for you.


READ THROUGH THE BIBLE 2024

Watch for daily readings and questions in the weekly newsletter. Email Jill to start receiving the newsletter!


SERMON SERIES

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

In-person or online 

 

APRIL 7: 1 John 1 Defining How We Demonstrate: Be the Light

APRIL 14: 1 John 3:1-7 Defining How We Demonstrate: Break the Bondage

APRIL 21: 1 John 3:16-24 Defining How We Demonstrate: Illuminate Love

APRIL 28: 1 John 4:7-21 Defining How We Demonstrate: Remain in God

MAY 5: 1 John 5:1-5 Defining How We Demonstrate: Obey in Freedom

MAY 12: 1 John 5:9-13 Defining How We Demonstrate: Live Your Salvation

MAY 19: Acts 2:1-21 Defining How We Demonstrate: Move with the Holy Spirit

 


OPEN TABLE

When we come face-to-face with differences—whether differences based on appearance or on background—we have many ways to deal with it. A first reaction might be to deal with difference by “othering,” and wishing the difference away. We might think that anything not “like me” is something that is unknown, something to be afraid of, to avoid, or even to dislike. This first reaction is very common. But it is also a bias.

Being biased (relying on assumptions and jumping to conclusions) doesn’t mean we are bad people. In fact, making quick and often biased decisions is part of how our minds and brains work quickly. What matters now is trying to see the many ways that quick, biased judgments can create problems for us and for others. Once we see bias, we can try to interrupt it.

Join in learning how to interrupt these biases by delving deeper into our beliefs, biases, and behavior toward all populations of people whose lives may look different from our own.


PRAYER SERVICE &  BIBLE STUDY

Wednesdays at 6pm

A weekly Bible Study by Ted Amey

Each week a new chapter is taught in Room 2                     

May 22: BREAK

May 29:  no small groups - Pastor Jenny's potluck reception

Zoom link to join in from home!


SMALL GROUPS


JEPAU 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 May 18


BACKPACK FOOD INSECURITY MISSION

Next pack will be when school starts back!


echo PRAYER MINISTRY

Stone River has implemented 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

Led by Lana Avera in Room 7 

Chair Yoga: Tuesdays & Fridays 2-3:30

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

Current Session: started April 1


TRADE FAIR MARKETPLACE

Next marketplace day at Stone River:  June

Trade Fair Marketplace 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 $250,000 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).  


GAME DAY

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

 

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!


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