Dear all,

Here is a reminder about a community event which starts tomorrow: 

  • The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring a series of three Zoom meetings to explore the impact of racism on ourselves and our communities. The meetings will be on the following Tuesdays, July 20, 27 and August 3, from 7-8pm. All are invited. No prior experience discussing these issues is required!  Click Here to register.

Please note that the times that went out regarding the LSS food pantry were incorrect last week due to an old flier being distributed.  The correct times are from 11 a.m. - Noon on 2nd Thursdays at the Plains UMC and 11 a.m. - Noon on 4th Mondays at the Coolville Fire House.  For more information, or to volunteer, contact the office. 

  • Kroger Community Awards is now set up.  Did you know you Christ Lutheran Church can benefit anytime you shop at Kroger?  If you already have a Kroger rewards card, it is easy to add us!  If not, it's also easy to sign up. Visit and sign in (or create) your Kroger rewards account.  Under Community award partners, search for Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church or (easier) use our direct code FL472 and then click Enroll. Moving forward, Christ Lutheran will receive a small donation percentage of any groceries you purchase at Kroger.  For questions, please contact Pr. Chad or Katie Beth. 
  • Amazon Smile -- Shoppin on Amazon?  Don't forget to make your purchases through Amazon Smile rather than regular Amazon, and to add Christ Lutheran, Athens as your beneficiary.  It's no cost to you, and we will receive a small percentage of every purchase you make.  For questions, please contact Pr. Chad or Katie Beth. 

Here's what's happening this week:

AA                                              Monday, July 19 at 6 p.m.                        Fellowship Hall

Newsletter Deadline                  Wednesday, July 21 

VBS                                            Thursday, July 22 at 6 p.m.                      Sideyard     

Sunday Worship                          Sunday, July 25 at 10am                          Behind Church, Bring your own chair*,**

*For those unable to join us outside, the service will be simultaneously live streamed and remain available for later viewing.  In the event of rain, worship will move into the sanctuary and masks will be required for all people over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status.  
**If you are in need of a chair, or need assistance transporting a chair from your vehicle, please let the office know.  We are happy to help.