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 21, 2020
"Mats"
John 5:1-17
Rev. Linda Whitmire
PRAYER REQUESTS
Alan McCahren had his second knee replacement surgery late Tuesday and he spent the night in the hospital. He is up walking, in good spirits and Lynn brought him home later Wednesday. Please pray for a speedy recovery and a positive outcome as he begins rehabilitation.  

Tom and Sonia Bratten and found out Sonia's sister Jane Aldridge, who lives in Tennessee, has been having health challenges and they request prayers for her.

Prayers for Beverly Mitchell who had a bad fall two weeks ago and broke her wrist. She would appreciate cards if you would like to send one.

Prayers for Kathryn Hartman, SSCC's bookkeeper. Her sister in law passed away suddenly and her brother is having a very difficult time.

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
UPDATE! FROM OUTREACH
Great news!!! The CAC Thrift Store is getting ready to re-open on 7/6 . Volunteers are needed to assist customers and keep the shop running smoothly.   Your assistance is also requested on several days at the facility with food donation processing and distribution.  Volunteers must be between age 15 to age 65.

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

Thank you for your servant hearts.
Cindi McCollough
CAMP CHRISTIAN FUNDRASIER
Be a part of the new Camp Christian Fundraiser. It’s as easy as tying your shoes!

Although campers will not be at Camp Christian this summer, we can still have some fun outdoors., Lace up your shoes, put on an old Camp t-shirt (if you have one), and walk or run a 5k in your hometown sometime between July 17 and 19, 2020. Grab your running buddies, your camp buddies, and your 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! 

CLICK HERE to register before midnight on July 15 at to guarantee a t-shirt. Cost is $35. T-shirts will be mailed after the race weekend.

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. And even though campers will not be “In the Heart of Georgia” this summer, Camp still needs money to pay utilities and staff. 
WHEN SHOPPING FOR FATHER'S DAY REMEMBER
AMAZON SMILE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUR PHONE
Father's Day is coming this Sunday, 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.
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 .
DOING MINISTRY DIFFERENTLY
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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