A NOTE FROM BRYANT
I wanted to start by wishing Nathan well during his time off. He has done an excellent job pastoring during trying times and is taking some much needed time for prayer and family. I know his comforting presence will be missed and we will all be excited to have him back in July!

We will continue to have virtual worship services each Sunday at 10:15 am led by our staff and all of you. It has been so wonderful to have new faces in worship each week! If you have not participated yet and would like to, please reach out to Amy Frost. It is a blessing to have a congregation that continues to be the church, even when we can't be together.

I also wanted to direct your attention to the upcoming sessions at SSCC. Leslie Lady and Kate Lee will be facilitating conversations on the civil unrest currently gripping our nation. They will be held in the Whitmire Pavilion starting this Sunday, June 14th at 5pm. Please CLICK HERE to read the e-blast for more information and to sign up.

This Sunday I'm excited to bring the message "Holding on to Hope" from Romans 5:1-8. While I can't see you in person, I take comfort in knowing that we will continue to gather around the table of love in spirit, until the day we can meet again.

Peace to Your Path,

Bryant
UPDATE! ONLINE WORSHIP ONLY THROUGH JUNE
In an effort to continue keeping one another safe at this time, Leadership has decided to extend online worship only through the end of June . The building is closed during this time and all in-person activities are cancelled. The staff is working primarily from home. If you need something, you can contact a staff member directly by email or call the church office, as voicemails are being checked regularly. Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. Continue to look to the newsletter for ways to stay connected to SSCC.
SUNDAY'S SERVICE


This Sunday

June 14, 2020
"And So it Begins"
Romans 5:1-8
Bryant Gibson


Next Sunday

June 21, 2020
"Mats"
John 5:1-7
Rev. Linda Whitmire
PRAYER REQUESTS
We pray for our SSCC family members who serve as first responders and SSCC's own serving in the military: Jamie Price Smith, Rachel Robeck, Michelle Brown, Tyler Brown, Derrick Brown, Kevin Mooney, Jared Mills and Dalton Brown. (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 you would like to join!
HIGHLIGHTS
WELCOME TO THE WORLD!
Travis and Emily Harple write, "We welcomed Derek Jude Harple on May 24th, he was 7 pounds 11 oz and 20 inches long! We are over the moon in love and so grateful that everything went smoothly and everyone is healthy!

We are looking forward to when we can start bringing him to church! Thanks so much for your prayers and support!"
CONGRATULATIONS GRAD!
We want to extend congratulations to Micheala Mason on also graduating with the class of 2020. This is quite an accomplishment due to the fact that she was meant to graduate next year! She was able to do so by participating in an education program in conjunction with Chattahoochee Technical College.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Each Tuesday we send out a "Bright Spots" email. We want to encourage folks to participate by sharing pictures, videos, or submitting positive and uplifting messages with the SSCC community. Be creative!

Let us know what you and your families are doing these days, how you're coping with being cooped up, and do we even dare to ask how home schooling is going?

You can email your submissions or any questions you may have to amy@sandyspringscc.org .
WHEN SHOPPING FOR FATHER'S DAY REMEMBER
AMAZON SMILE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUR PHONE
Father's Day is coming June 21st! If you shop online, remember AmazonSmile customers can now support Sandy Springs Christian Church in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click here  for instructions.

Turn your Father's Day shopping into a force for good on your computer as well. Shop at  smile.amazon.com/ch/58-1083769  and Amazon donates to Sandy Springs Christian Church.
DOING MINISTRY DIFFERENTLY
NEW REQUEST FROM THE CAC FROM OUTREACH
Dear SSCC volunteers:
The CAC needs assistance on several days at the facility with food donation processing and with item donations in the Thrift Store.  Volunteers must be between age 16 to age 65.

Please CLICK HERE to access the Sign Up Genius link to access the available time slots. Also, the site is updated regularly, so please frequently check back to see if slots are open.

Thank you for your servant hearts.
Cindi McCullough
WOULD YOU LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN WORSHIP?
We are looking for those of you who would like to participate in Sunday's online worship services. If you would like to do the call to worship, read scripture, call to giving, or even participate in the children's moment, we would love to hear from you.

We prefer that you would participate by recording yourself and submitting a video (1 to 2 minutes at most) or a voice recording, and we can try to help you with that. We can send you guidelines and helpful hints on how to submit your part. Please email Amy@sandyspringscc.org if you would like to participate.
FOOD ASSISTANCE IN-REACH PROGRAM
SSCC Outreach realizes that the Covid-19 crisis is directly impacting many families in our church community. If you or someone you know in our church community are facing food insecurity because of a decrease or loss in income, we want to offer some support. This program is offered for members and regular visitors of SSCC. Please privately contact Jenna Hicks so that we can provide assistance to keep your pantry full. 

For assistance please reach out to Jenna by email  jennakhicks@gmail.com  or call 404-441-1668. 
GROCERY/ERRAND MINISTRY
In the wake of Covid-19, Tim and Breijanna Dyke have offered to pick up groceries or run small errands for those among us who can't get out. If you need some assistance, but do not feel comfortable leaving your home, or would like to help Tim and Breijanna with this ministry, you may contact them at  breijney@gmail.com , 360-632-9455 or  tim.dyke@icloud.com , 513-615-4609.
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SUBMITTING PRAYER AND CONGREGATIONAL CARE REQUESTS
Due to the fact that we are holding "virtual" church service, and are not able to submit prayer requests, submit your requests to Merilyn@sandyspringscc.org or call her at 770-448-8784 and leave a message. Please indicate if your prayer request is confidential (for clergy and Elders only) or for congregational sharing in our newsletter).
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 em ail (amy@sandyspringscc.org) t o schedule your group on the calendar. We can help you learn how to send an invite to your group.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP
CAC NEEDS YOUR HELP
Sandy Springs Christian Church is helping an effort to assist local area families who are most vulnerable during this time. In partnership with Community Assistance Center (CAC) we can help families and individuals who face financial hardships due to lost income. The CAC is currently doing financial assistance interviews via phone & online.

CAC is in need of online cash donations to purchase food gift cards and most needed items not currently stocked in their pantry as well as funds to help with rent. Online donations reduce the number of human interactions as we all do our part to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. To donate to Sandy Springs Christian Church Relief Fund for CAC  CLICK HERE . For updates on volunteer opportunities and services visit CAC at  www.ourcac.org .

Food Pantry Needs:
Canned Meat, Tuna, Chicken, Beef Stew, Chili, Rice, Dried Beans, Canned Fruit, Cereal, Mixed Vegetables, Baking Mixes, Milk and Juice Boxes for kids and Plastic Bags.

You may bring donations to the CAC Food Pantry at 8607 Roswell Rd. Sandy Springs, GA 30350. Food Donation Times:
  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • No Saturday hours.
MUST MINISTRIES DONATIONS
Sandy Springs Christian Church has a long standing relationship with MUST Ministries.

Food donations (see list below) are very much needed and can be delivered in the following manners…
1. Drop off at the MUST Donation at 1280 Field Parkway in Marietta, 30066, Tuesday through Saturday, 9 to 5pm or
2. Drop off at MUST Cherokee at 111 Brown Industrial Parkway, Marietta.
3. Order food through Amazon and have it delivered to the addresses above.

Monetary donations are very much needed and can be delivered in two manners…
1. Online via their website, or for those who are reluctant to give online
2. Send a check in the mail to MUST Ministries, P.O. Box 1717, Marietta, GA 30061.

Please CLICK HERE o r on the picture to the right to access a flyer for more information and how you can help.
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