CPC updates

February 24, 2019

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SOUPER TIME at Clifton Men’s Shelter

The children of Columbia Presbyterian Church raised over $150 for the Clifton Men’s Shelter. Church members and friends then hosted the annual Souper Bowl Party for the men of Clifton Men’s Shelter.

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March 6 at 6:30 p.m.





Sunday, March 3, 2019 4:00 p. m.

Avondale Pattillo United Methodist Church

3260 Covington Highway, Decatur, GA  30032

The Decatur Civic Chorus, in conjunction with other local choral groups is sponsoring a concert to benefit DEAM and the people of the community they serve.  DEAM provides emergency help for local residents when financial difficulty prevents a person from buying food or prescription medication or paying a utility bill.  Support for DEAM comes from twenty-two local churches and from individuals like you.

The following groups will be participating in the concert:

Avondale Pattillo UMC Choir

The Bubba Rays, A Gospel Ensemble, Columbia Presbyterian Church

Church Street Station, a bluegrass group Decatur Civic Chorus

Admission is free.  However, attendees are encouraged to make a cash donation to DEAM.  Alternatively, donations of canned food, packaged cereal and pasta, paper goods, and basic toiletry essentials to benefit DEAM.

For more information, the website for DEAM is:



DCM’s 50th Birthday Bash

In 2019, Decatur Cooperative Ministry will be celebrating 50 years of service in DeKalb County.
From our first meeting of concerned citizens and faith-based leaders in 1969,

we’ve been working hard to help our neighbors in need.

Now, it’s time to celebrate.

Join us on Friday, March 22nd, at 5 p.m.

as we fill The Solarium at Historic Scottish Rite

with good music, great friends, and some sweet treats.

Come prepared to bid on some excellent auction items–including the chance to win an international getaway!

Learn more (and see how else you can help us celebrate) here: https://www.decaturcooperativeministry.org/dcm/50years/


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All events are at Columbia Theological Seminary

701 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur 30030

Monday, February 25th @ 12:30-1:30 pm – Lunch & Learn

Over lunch Katie Archibald-Woodward will share about her visual and voiced storytelling exhibition Our Home is the Holy Land.  The group will then walk to the Harrington Center to experience the exhibit.  Notes: Bring ear buds for listening to the audio stories. A limited number of sets will also be available to borrow.  Bring your own lunch or see what the cafeteria is serving up!  Location: Ellis Room, Richards Center

Monday, February 25th @ 7-9 pm – Film Screening Killing Gaza

“A documentary about life under siege” during the war in Gaza in 2014 created by journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen. Location: Harrington Auditorium (basement level)

Tuesday, February 26th @ 4:30-7 pm – Artist’s Reception

Join Katie Archibald-Woodward for an in-depth exploration of her current visual and voiced storytelling exhibition Our Home is the Holy Land.  Brief comments by the artist begin at 5:45 pm, with discussion to follow.  Note: Bring ear buds for listening to the audio stories. A limited number of sets will also be available to borrow.

Location: Harrington Center (main level)

Refreshments generously provided by Ebrik Coffee RoomLeon’s International Foods, and Columbia Seminary.

Tuesday, March 12th @ 7-9 pm – Film Screening Imprisoning A Generation 

This multi-faceted event will include 30 minutes of in-depth exploration of Our Home is the Holy Land, a screening of the 50-minute documentary Imprisoning A Generation, and a discussion to follow.  Location: Harrington Auditorium (basement level)


Questions?  Contact Katie Archibald-Woodward – [email protected]




First Friday Fellowship

March 1 at 7 p.m.

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Welcome Table

Thursday Night, March 21  at 7 p.m.

Food . . . Fellowship  . . . Plenty of Music and Worship

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Join Us for a Great Series

The Beatitudes

Join us at 9:45 a.m. for coffee and study



Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry provides emergency help for local residents to prevent homelessness and hunger.

Help Fill Up the DEAM Food Pantry

 canned chili (with or w/out beans)

    canned baked beans

    canned beef ravioli

    canned mandarin oranges

    sweet cereal

    small pkgs of yellow rice

    small boxes of corn muffin mix


    bar soap


    toilet paper

I was hungry…and you gave me something to eat

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If you have a prayer request, please contact the church office at 404-284-2441

or email at [email protected]

Our Homebound

H. N. Towrey, Kay Potter, Dru Carter, Jack and Nonagene Freeman, Dot Smythe

Jim McGill

Hospitalized in the American Hospital in Paris following ruptured appendix

Dorothy Clark

Hospitalized following car accident

Ondina Gonzalez

Hospitalized with breathing difficulties

Marilyn Washburn

Pending Surgery

Kate Miner

Death of Grandmother

Mary Cobb

Knee Injury

Helen Woods

Broken Toe Joint

Randy Dobbs


Sue Lawson

Home Recovering

Nicole Miller’s Father

Continued treatment for cancer

Bob Reardon

Radiation Treatment

Charlotte McCord

Medical Tests

David Bussie’s Nephew, Darius


Charlotte McCord’s Niece, Carol

Jerry Artopoeus

Broken Arm

Hannah Lefton

Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal

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