Advent is a season of preparation leading up to Christmas, and begins four Sundays before Christmas Day. In the Church, Advent is considered the beginning of the Christian year as we anticipate the coming of the Christ child. Just as we anticipate any new baby by making our homes ready, learning all that we can about this new adventure, and preparing our hearts for what is about to come, Advent is a time to prepare our homes and hearts to rediscover what it means that God came down in the flesh to live among us in the form of Jesus.
To help you understand Advent in a fresh way, we are offering two options for devotional books that can be purchased in the Dogwood store. The first, Partners in Prayer, is written by a variety of local authors, including many UMC pastors and several from Atlanta. This is a daily devotional that offers a short 5-minute reading including scripture, reflection, and prayer to help you stay focused this season. The second, Watch for the Light, gives a more in depth look at Advent for those wanting to spend more time considering the words of famous theologians like Bonhoeffer, Aquinas, Nouwen, and more. We hope that these offerings will give you a chance to fully immerse yourself in the scriptures and themes that make this time of year so meaningful.
Financial Peace University
Financial Peace University Sundays, Beginning January 8, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Facilitated by Bill O’Shields
Financial Peace University (FPU) is a 9 lesson, money-management course taught by America’s most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more.
Registration is $95 per family and includes workbook and access to online materials.
2017 Trip: The Journeys of Paul June 29 – July 12, 2017, Italy, Greece, Malta & More
You are invited to join Rev. Bill Britt and others from Peachtree Road on an exciting and enriching 14 day Journeys of Paul Cruise. You will begin in Barcelona as you board Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas. During your 12 days aboard you will visit Rome, Athens, Corinth, Ephesus, and Malta as you follow the footsteps of the Apostle Paul. In addition to these significant biblical sites, you will visit Cannes, France on the French Riviera as well as the remarkable Tuscan cities of Florence and Pisa in Italy and the beautiful Greek island of Santorini. Optional excursions include a pre-tour of Barcelona and a post-tour of Rome.
Brochures are available at the Receptionist’s Desk in the Rollins Center or in kiosks throughout the church. Early registration discounts are available. For more information contact Rev. Jamie Jenkins, 404.771.7031, or firstname.lastname@example.org.