A NOTE FROM BRYANT
The Lenten season is in full swing now and we have so many great opportunities for you to worship and study at SSCC. Please check below for more information on our Lenten study and more activities leading up to Easter. We hope you’ll make plans to join us!

I wanted to take a moment to share about this summer at Camp Christian. Last year was the first time in over 50 years that the DOC youth in Georgia did not get to go Camp Christian. We did have a virtual camp and did the best we could, but it was heartbreaking for so many, including all of the seniors.

The region continues to carefully monitor the situation, but we are hopeful, with proper guidelines, Camp Christian will be open again this summer. It is a wonderful place full of love, laughter and spirit. It’s truly one of those “thin places” where we feel the presence of God’s kingdom. Ask any of the children or adults that have attended over the years and they will tell you how meaningful it has been in their spiritual journey. For now, Camp dates have been posted on the Region's website. We will let you know about how to register for camp as we get a little closer.

There are two things you can do to support Camp Christian currently. You can certainly pray for wisdom and discernment with summer camp decisions. They are definitely needed! We also have a Camp Christian Virtual 5k fundraiser on April 9-12 where you can sign up, receive a t-shirt and run a 5k wherever you’d like! For more information, click the button below. You can also make a donation if you would prefer.

Thank you and see you in worship on Sunday!
Bryant
THIS SUNDAY
Leaving the Land of the Dead
A Sermon Series for the Season of Lent
 
No, it’s not a movie title. It’s the way we have felt over the course of the last year, both literally and figuratively. Let’s just put it this way - it hasn’t exactly been a walk in the park. It has felt more like wandering in the wilderness. Yet, there is a renewed sense of hope in our world – the feeling that there is an end, or at least a new beginning. Could it be that we are finally leaving the land of the dead? The truth is we are always doing so in this life. That’s what Lent is for – to remind us that God is always moving us from death to resurrection. 

March 7, 2021
Leaving the Land of the Dead: Recognize
John 4:5-42

March 14, 2021
Leaving the Land of the Dead: Reveal
John 9:1-41

March 21, 2021
Leaving the Land of the Dead: Renew
John 11:1-45

March 28, 2021 (Palm Sunday)
Leaving the Land of the Dead: Require
Matthew 21:1-11
To view the service this Sunday on our YouTube page, click here.
To view the bulletin for this Sunday, click here.
To view the scripture for this Sunday, click here.
SEASON OF LENT
LENTEN DEVOTIONAL VIDEOS
This year, each Monday of Lent, we will send out a video devotional via e-blast. Each devotional will be based on the previous Sunday's scripture reading. We hope these devotionals deepen your spiritual reflection during this meaningful season.
ALL-CHURCH COMMITTMENT TO
40 DAYS OF PRAYER
The Worship, Arts and Education Committee, along with Pastor Nathan, would like to invite you to join us in a commitment to 40 days of prayer during the season of Lent. We hope that you will carve out time, each day during Lent, to pray for Sandy Springs Christian Church and our ministry in 2021. As we live into whatever the new normal might be, we hope you will pray for God’s guidance and direction for our congregation. If you are someone who prefers a guide for your time of prayer, Teddy and Nathan recommend a website called, www.pray-as-you-go.org. It offers 10-12 minute daily devotionals that make space for prayer and reflection. Thank you for praying with and for the people of Sandy Springs Christian Church as a spiritual discipline during Lent!
ALL-CHURCH STUDY
We are conducting an all-church study during the season of Lent called, “Everybody, Always” based on the book by Bob Goff. The study aims to help us all love one another, even when we, and the times we are living in, might be difficult. The study will take place through three group options listed below. All studies will be offered via zoom.

Group One:
Monday Evenings at 7:00 p.m.
Leader: John Mills
Group Two:
Sunday Mornings at 9:00 a.m.
Leaders: Breijanna Dyke, Casey Evans, Emily Harple, Teddy Ivey
Group Three:
Starting Sunday Evenings at 5:00 p.m.
Leader: Leslie Lady
HIGHLIGHTS
PRAYER REQUESTS AND THANKS!
Marlene Rhine has been moved to a rehab facility to begin the next phase in her recovery. She'll be there at least 2-3 weeks.
She has a lot of work in front of her so prayers are always appreciated. She would appreciate cards sent to her attention at:
Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation, 150 Hospital Circle, Canton, GA 30114.

Dianna Gill and Phillip Higgins are happy to announce that they will become parents for the first time in August of 2021. The proud Grandmother is Dottie Gill. Praying for a healthy, happy baby boy.

Please pray for our members and their families who serve as first responders and health care workers: Dr. Tim Helton, Katie Gibson, Tracey McCluskey, Dr. Vijay Rathinam, Robyn Hicks and Pete French. Also those serving in the military: Derrick Brown (Army) and Michelle Brown (Navy), children of Cindy and Pete Brown. Tyler Brown (Army), son of Tami and Stephen Brown. Jared Mills (Army), son/stepson of John and Floy Mills. Rachel Robeck (Navy), daughter of John and Mary Robeck. Jamie Price Smith (Air Force) and Dalton Brown (Army) granddaughter and grandson of Barb Duren and Chaplain Kevin Mooney (Navy). Linda Whitmire's granddaughter, Hayleigh Whitmire (Army). If we are missing someone, please let us know so that we can include their name in our weekly prayers.

JOIN SSCC! 
You can join SSCC by a simple affirmation of faith anytime! If you want to join during this virtual time, just let us know you would like to join!
UPDATED CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Starting next week we will expand Church office hours to Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm.

We will be retrieving phone messages each day and will return calls the following day. So feel free to call the church if you need anything or email Amy@sandyspringscc.org if you wish.
WEEK OF COMPASSION UPDATE
We would like to thank SSCC's members and friends for their generosity toward this year's week of compassion campaign for the DOC.

Together we were able to send $1785.00 toward their very important efforts!
EASTER LILIES
We encourage you to sign up to donate an Easter lily in celebration or memory of a family member, friend or loved one. Suggested donation is $10.00.

Click on the link below to sign up. Enter your information in the COMMENTS section and simply indicate the name of the one(s) you are honoring, along with whether you are celebrating or remembering each individual and indicate whether or not you wish to pick up your lily/lilies at church. You may sign up multiple names. You can mail a check to the church, or go to our website and enter your donation there. Please mark your donations "Easter Lilies.”

We will then publish a list and include it in the newsletter. The deadline to sign up is Monday, March 29, 2021. Thank you in advance!
HELP SUPPORT CAMP CHRISTIAN!
For over 50 years, Camp Christian has brought thousands of kids to Christ. It’s an oasis in Middle Georgia where children can get away from their busy lives at home, relax, and grow closer to Christ. Camp is more than a place or just another church program – it is a community we can all belong to and find God’s peace and love.

Join us again April 9 - 11 as we run/walk in your hometown for our 2021 Camp Christian Virtual 5K to raise money. It’s as easy as tying your shoes! Put on an old Camp t-shirt (if you have one), and grab your running buddies, camp buddies, and church buddies and get out there! After you run, you can record your time and post it to the events page. Take some pictures and sing some songs, and let’s raise some money for Camp Christian! 

Register before midnight on April 1 at to guarantee a t-shirt. Cost is $35. T-shirts will be mailed after the race weekend.
LET'S RECONNECT!
MAKE UP MOVIE DISCUSSION DATE
We apologize for the last minute cancellation last week of our family movie discussion of "Togo". We have rescheduled the ZOOM call for this Sunday evening, March 7th at 7:00 pm.

During the call we will also make our selection for the March family movie.
WINTER MOVIE SERIES
Here’s a perfect way to reconnect with SSCC friends, while social-distancing at home! Care & Connect wrapping up our Winter Movie Series in March. We will have one movie for families with children and another for adults. If you’d like, you can join both!

You can search the movie title, listed below, on the internet or through your TV service provider to see your best option for viewing. Some of the movies will be free or have a nominal cost depending on whether you subscribe to Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime, Vudu, etc. Pick a time to view the movie(s) that best fits your schedule.

The last adult movie discussion will be on the movie White Savior: Racism in the American Church. White Savior explores the historic relationship between racism and American Christianity, the ongoing segregation of the church in the U.S. and the complexities of racial reconciliation. Let’s watch and learn then join us Thursday, March 25th, for the Zoom discussion.
Special Note... Be a part of the FIRST "SSCChats" new short form podcast 5-10 minutes! Thank you to Janet and the Visioning Team for already having come up with this NEW short form podcast idea! Casey will spearhead this vision at this time & would love to have a short recorded "Chat" with you! Please email CaseyEvansSSCC@gmail.com if you are interested in "Chatting"!
DOING MINISTRY DIFFERENTLY
HELPING THE CAC
The CAC is in need of volunteers. If you have any questions, please contact Cindi McCollough via email - csbfish@bellsouth.net or cell 770-365-0365.
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FOOD INSECURITY: If you or someone you know in our church community is facing food insecurity because of a decrease or loss in income, please privately contact Jenna Hicks so that we can provide assistance to keep their pantry full. Email jennakhicks@gmail.com or call 404-441-1668. 
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MUST MINISTIRES: If you would like to donate and drop off items please CLICK HERE to access a flyer that outlines the most needed items. Monetary donations are very much needed and can be done so online via their website, or send a check in the mail to MUST Ministries, P.O. Box 1717, Marietta, GA 30061.If you have questions please contact Cathy Cortright at cortright13@gmail.com.
CONNECT WITH OTHERS
SSCC has subscribed to zoom for anyone who might need it to virtually meet using a video conference method. Only one group can use our account at a time. If you would like your group to use zoom to virtually meet, please contact Amy Frost via email (amy@sandyspringscc.org) to schedule your group on the calendar. We can help you learn how to send an invite to your group.
Bryant Gibson March 01
Art Edwards March 02
Kate McKinney March 03
Kaitlin Kahrs March 04
Jeff Moore March 04
Joe Moore March 05
Anne Butz March 06
Steve Clark March 06
Elaine Elliott Donnelly March 06
Jordan Moore March 06
Sandie Reed March 07
Bunny Steinmetz March 11
Shelton Blackburn March 12
James Richard Torbert March 13
Teresa Morse March 15
Lauren Ivey March 18
Ann Walker March 19
Nathan Chimera March 21
Ryan Kahrs March 22
Dale Williamson March 23
Maria Hicks March 24
Laura Campbell March 25
Kathy Elliott March 25
Emily Leek March 26
Marlene Rhine March 26
Denise Shipman March 26
Angi Brown March 28
Richard Walker March 28
John Gilmore March 29
Harrison Brown March 31