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October 15, 2017
11:00 AM


Rev. Paul Hackett


Reflection · Encouragement · Support

We support and celebrate our LGBTQ+ family and friends during Atlanta PRIDE this weekend October 13-15!


Especially our friends at PFLAG Johns Creek.


Happy PRIDE Atlanta!


Building Community · Sharing Hope · Walking Together




This past Sunday we had a great 5th (FINAL) Facilitated Gathering with Anna Hall from the Center for Progressive Renewal (CPR).

As part of the conclusion of Anna’s “individual” work with us, and in preparation for Gregg Carlson, also from CPR, and his upcoming “group” work with us, we are being asked to complete a Congregation Survey.

This will be used and factored into our next discussions, the final report we are presented with by CPR, and ultimately the next steps we take as a faith community.

The sooner each person completes the survey the greater the participation will be. So please complete the online survey as soon as possible.



We need volunteers for Sunday Morning Welcome Duties! Sign up on the VOLUNTEER page of our website.


Sunday, October 15

The Church Council meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month following our Worship Gathering.



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Check out our UPCOMING EVENTS page for events and happenings at Church of the Savior UCC.




Benefiting NFCC
During October

We will be collecting canned and dried food items during the month of October to benefit North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC). Used plastic grocery bags are also needed. Bring your items each Sunday!



PFLAG Johns Creek extends a special thank you to those individuals who were part of their PFLAG Family Picnic on Friday, October 6.



Support Group Meetings for LGBTQ individuals, and their parents, families, and friends in the North Atlanta metro area.

JOHNS CREEK location:
3rd Tuesday of each month (October 17)
7 – 8:30 PM
Johns Creek UMC
11180 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek, GA 30097

Learn more at




Sunday, October 15th
(3rd Sunday of Each Month)
6:30 – 8 PM

Visit the Instanbul Cultural Center, 591 North Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009, every 3rd Sunday of each month, from 6:30 – 8 PM for an Interfaith Contemplative Meetup. \

Each month a religiously and culturally diverse group of adults meets to sit in contemplative silence for 20 minutes and then have a spiritual conversation. The topics discussed are ones that affect all seekers or people of faith: surrender, forgiveness, prayer, spiritual practices, compassion, etc.

The time together is respectful and honors the tradition and experiences of each person who shares; the rich dialogue that ensues fosters interfaith friendship, understanding, and growth. All this goodwill in 90 minutes.

You can find info and more details HERE.


Monday, October 16, 7 – 8:30 PM

COFFEE & CONVERSATION meets on the 3rd Monday of each month. Join us Monday, October 16, from 7-8:30 PM, at Whole Foods Market at Avalon, 2800 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30009.

The group is reading and talking about Anne Lamott’s book, “Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy“. New and used books can be purchased on or checked out from most local libraries.

Even if you chose not to read the book, join them as the conversation should be interesting and enlightening. Learn more at



Barbara Brown Taylor | Saturday, October 28 – The 2017 Spirituality Conference at St. Philip’s Cathedral will feature Barbara Brown Taylor, Saturday, October 28.  The focus will be “Holy Envy: Learning to Live with Religious Difference“. Registration and information is at  Spirituality Conference.

Sister Helen Prejean | Friday, November 17 – Author of “Dead Man Walking“, along with Episcopal Bishop Robert Wright and his four co-authors of a new book on the death penalty will speak at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church805 Mt. Vernon Highway NW, Atlanta 30327. This event is free and open to the public.




Donations Urgently Needed

The United Church of Christ has launched an appeal for donations to UCC Disaster Ministries, specifically to help those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. 100% of funds designated for disaster relief to the United Church of Christ are used for disaster relief and rehabilitation programing. You select which fund you would like to support:

  • OGHS (One Great Hour of Sharing) – the Lenten Offering of the United Church of Christ that supports disaster, refugee, and development actions.
  • Emergency USA Fund – responds to both large and small natural and human caused disasters in all 50 U.S. States and territories.
  • International Emergency Relief Fund – responds in most parts of the world through our longstanding partnerships and connections. Donations to the International Disaster Relief Fund enable UCC Disaster Ministries to support emergency relief efforts, long-term rehabilitation, advocacy and sustainability efforts.

Visit to learn more and to donate.


Reorganization around mission realigns UCC national setting

A reorganization of the United Church of Christ national offices was announced on Oct. 5, consolidating the departments of communication and philanthropy, and finance and administration.

The new organizational structure also distributes oversight of the workforce among the three national officers of the church and realigns the work of Justice and Local Church Ministries.

The restructure, which is creating several new roles, also prompted a reduction-in-force, with fourteen employees notified that their positions had been eliminated.


How An ‘Open And Affirming’ Church In Wyoming Is Redefining Community

A small UCC church preaches the gospel of inclusion in a place where that can sometimes cause isolation.

Casper’s United Church of Christ was the first establishment in town to fly a Pride flag. They didn’t stop there.


Loving interfaith community in Kansas stands together against suspected anti-Semitism

What was thought to be a hate crime in a Kansas college town brought 250 people of many faiths together for a meal Wednesday night in a huge display of support for the local Jewish community.

A United Church of Christ congregation, involved in the event, thought it was the perfect time to “practice the ministry of presence and show up.”

Rev. John Dorhauer: What does it mean to be a reforming church?

UCC General Minister and President the Rev. John Dorhauer lead a contingent of church executives on a 17-day trip in Europe, meeting partners in five countries, exploring questions about what it means to be a reforming church in today’s world.

After 500 years of reformation, leaders from the United Church of Christ traveled to the places where this work began and explored how it is the Spirit is moving today and what we intend to do to stay faithful to Her.


Remember · Love · Connect

  • Kerianne Anastasia, friend of Ann Hooper, who recently went through surgery for a brain tumor. Continued prayers for Kerianne and her family.
  • Prayers for Virginia-Highland Church UCC (Atlanta) as they say good-bye to their senior pastor, Rev. Michael Piazza, and begin their pastor search process.
  • ​Prayers for those affected by the recent hurricanes and natural disasters across the globe.
  • Prayers for those affected by the earthquakes in Mexico. Especially the families and friends who lost loved ones.
  • Prayers for everyone affected by the shooting in Las Vegas.


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