Global Growers Project Begins to Take Shape

Funded by a $26,800 grant from the Presbyterian Women, the project, Feed My People is at last underway. The project will establish new garden plots for refugee families and provide training and educational opportunities in food-related health issues and sustainable gardening practices to nourish refugees, congregational members, and others. The project is a partnership between the church, The Healthy Seminarians-Healthy Church non-profit (HSHC), and Columbia Theological Seminary in collaboration with the Global Growers Network.

Karen Webster, Healthy Seminarians-Healthy Church Director, inspects the 1500 gallon water cistern before unloading at the church (also pictured at right). A garden shed is also being constructed under the stairwell.

Driver Carves a Trail Through Church Property

An out of control driver careened up the church property from Columbia Drive, obliterating the church sign, narrowly missing the large magnolia tree and beehives, carving a trail through the garden, before crashing into a parked Waldorf School bus in the parking lot. The driver sustained minor injuries.


Mapuia Crisis Center (MCC) Report

September 2017 to July 2018

Read report here

Our Vibrant Church

A Letter from Gordon and Dorothy Gartrell, serving in Brazil

Read letter here

Trusting in God’s Timetable

A Letter from Jim and Jodi McGill, serving in South Sudan and Niger

Read letter here

Stories From A Sene-Gal

Updates and fun facts about Hannah Lefton’s African adventure

Our Peace Corp Volunteer in Senegal

Read Here: Mido Waawii Pulaar (I Can Speak Pulaar!)

Carole Monica Burnett, Ph.D. & Father George Makhlouf

Columbia Theological Seminary
Harrington Center – Auditorium
701 Columbia Dr., Decatur, GA 30033

Sunday, September 16th, 2018, at 4:00pm

Please enter from Inman Dr. & Park behind the Library.

Please RSVP to Rev. Fahed Abuakel,

By Text or email, 404.441.2702, [email protected]



     Let’s Keep Filling the Food Pantry at

Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry

Most Needed Items Include:

Canned greens (collard, turnip, mixed, kale); canned soup – especially chunky chicken, chicken noodle and cream of’; canned evaporated milk; sm boxes of corn muffin mix; sm pkgs of yellow rice; For toiletries: bar soap, toilet paper, deodorant, toothpaste 

To schedule an appointment with a counselor,

 please contact (404) 876-6266

 or  [email protected]

In Memory

Janeth (Jan) Finch Coulon

Janeth Finch Coulon, age 88, of Covington, passed away August 4, 2018. Mrs. Coulon was a faithful member and elder of Columbia Presbyterian Church and, in more recent years, she attended Covington Presbyterian Church. Gifted with talent and a passion for music, Mrs. Coulon played the French horn and the bass drum in the Covington Community Orchestra and sang in the Covington-Conyers Choral Guild. She also enjoyed listening to classical music.

As an Avon representative, Mrs. Coulon provided her customers with exceptional service and received many awards during her career. Her favorite pastimes were bird watching, keeping up with current world events and politics, and spending time with loved ones – especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Coulon was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Brown Coulon, III; son, Clifford Beiser; grandson, Adam Beiser; and parents, Harold and Doris (Bennett) Finch. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Cenci and Hubert Suber of Villa Rica, Sue and Lloyd McDonald of Warner Robins; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Nancy Beiser of Loganville; grandchildren, Burton Crews, Gail Beiser, Daniel Beiser, Karen and Neal Dean, Cody McGhee, Bailey McGhee, Zachary Beiser; great-grandchildren, Travis McCart, Dillon McCart, Grant McCart, Isaac Dean; as well as her beloved dog, Belle.

A Funeral Service for Mrs. Coulon will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 2:00 PM, at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Rev. Dr. William B. Wade, Jr., officiating and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park, in Covington. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home, Tuesday, August 7, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.