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God Encounters–Abram 8-10-2019

One of the popular attractions in California is Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.  In Scripture, there are individuals described as having extraordinary encounters with God which have become larger than life.  Today, we look at how God shaped Abram’s life through direct personal encounters.  

Pastor Nate Elias 


His Story–His Children 8-03-2019

Today we welcome Kim Thompson, Central Region Director/Associate Superintendent for the Georgia Cumberland Conference. She is an Educator of 35 years, wife of John for 32 years, mother of one 28-year-old son, and follower of Jesus for eternity. Part of the church program today will include a teacher and school dedication, and after the church service there will be a prayer walk around the school campus.

Finally Free 7-27-2019

Our mission is to provide refugee families with the education, help, and resources (food, clothing, furniture, household goods, etc.) that they so desperately need. We are passionate about providing a bright future for refugee children and believe a true education leads to that future. We use philanthropy to provide tuition for refugee children to attend a private SDA school where they can grow academically and in a relationship with Christ. 

Getting Past Friendly 7-20-2019

“For years we’ve referred to ourselves as a friendly church. What does that mean? How deep does that go? What are other attributes that we might also embody? We’ll look at the story of Jesus and the woman at the well to explore this.                                                                                                                                                                       Elder Brian Cummings           

A Celebration 7-13-2019

“I think that in the midst of the complexities and messiness of life we forget to look at the moments when we have peace and joy.  Though it isn’t one of the 10 commandments, I think because of the repetition of God inviting us to CELEBRATE we should be paying more attention to it.  Why don’t we do that?  Why not CELEBRATE today what God has done for you and I?”                                                                                                                                                                                Pastor Tony Montenegro

A Journey Worth Taking 7-6-2019

The transformation that occurs in a believers life often occurs over time.  We are invited by God to not only receive from him, but to experience deep companionship with God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.  God’s invitation includes knowing Him in a way that blesses us both.

“Now this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” John 17:3

                                                                                       Elder Kevin Lilly                                                                                       

Arise & Build Community 6-29-2019

Today we welcome Tim Cross, Family Life Pastor of the Collegedale Church. Tim is passionate about helping people live for Jesus forever—especially young people! He leads the church’s marriage ministry, men’s ministry, and in partnership with our children and youth pastors, our church’s parenting ministry.         

Unstuckness 6-22-2019

Have you ever been stuck? Stuck in the Atlanta traffic, stuck in a bad situation, in emotional stress, in your spiritual life? The Bible talks about growing, moving, walking free.  My wonderment is how does moving and walking free look like in real life.  How can I grow into a mature spiritual person that is in constant movement?  It seems to me that the reason we are here this morning is already the first step of our movement!

Pastor Tony Montenegro

Where Is You Faith? 6-15-2019

Most people assume that the question “where is your faith?” is rhetorical and suggests that the person being asked has no faith at all. In this case, the question is real and specific. Where have you put your faith? In whom, or in what, have you rested your deepest hopes and dreams? Do your actions reflect that? Would an outside observer know immediately where your faith is?                                                                          Elder Brian Cummings