A NOTE FROM BRYANT
I was talking with my older boys a few weeks ago and asked "what do you miss the most about going to church every Sunday?” Ben said he missed seeing his friends in Sunday school every week. Cam said he missed friends and taking communion. I told them I missed singing together as a whole church. I’m sure there are things that each of miss the most and we all look forward to the day when we can gather together and praise God in our Sanctuary.

If you’re like me, you’ve also missed seeing the sweet faces of our children and youth each week so I decided this Sunday might be the perfect opportunity to hear a good word from them. I hope you’ll join us at 10:00 am this Sunday as they tell their stories and share about where God has been in their lives during this time. The service will look a little different, but I’m excited to let our children and youth lead the way!

Our scripture comes from Mark 10:13-16 titled “Let the Little Children Come to Me”. See you Sunday on our YouTube channel as we continue our virtual worship together.

Peace,

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 28, 2020
Children and Youth Sunday

Mark 10:13-16
"Let the Little Children Come to Me"
Bryant Gibson
PRAYER REQUESTS
Tami Brown's stepfather, Louis Richardson, passed away June 17th in Texas.

Prayers for Amy Frost's friend, Christy McCullough Drury, whose father "Mac" passed away June 19th.

Haleigh and Michaela Mason request prayers for their father, Eric, and stepmom, Jennifer, who were in a serious car accident on Fathers Day.

Philip Rowell requests prayers for daughter Jennifer who will be having a surgical
procedure June 30th at St. Joseph's and for Cordelia who is suffering from migraines and high blood
pressure.

Please keep Sharon Hanna Nickleson in your prayers. She will be in treatment for six more weeks then will have tests run. She remains upbeat and active and an amazing witness to God's grace.

Prayers are requested for Gary Peterson's uncle, Glenn, who began having difficulty breathing Wednesday. They are running tests, but believe he may need to have another stent placed in his heart.

Please pray for our members and their families who serve as first responders and 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 of John and Floy Mills. Rachel Robeck (Navy), daughter of John and Mary Robeck. Jamie Price Smith (Airforce) and Dalton Brown (Army) granddaughter and grandson of Barb Duren and Chaplain Kevin Mooney (Navy). (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. 
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 what you're doing different that you haven't done before.

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.
Grace Saygbor 06/24
Tony Chimera 06/25
Brandon Lenz 06/26
Brandi Williams 06/27
Gregg Worley 06/28
Alexandra Reese 07/02
Larry Reese  07/06
Tami Brown   07/08
Eleanor Wood  07/09
Becky Strickland 07/09
Philip Rowell 07/11
Alice Villa  07/11
Corey Lee   07/11
Kiera Bass   07/13
Linda Whitmire 07/13
Dottie Gill  07/15
Betty Saygbor 07/16
Lynn McCahren 07/17
Bryant McDaniel 07/18
Breijanna Dyke 07/20
Floyd Hale   07/21
Karla Worley  07/21
Bailey Mooney 07/22
Patty French  07/23
Cooper Gibson 07/25
Heather Rees  07/27
Alan Burgess  07/30
Donna Lassiter 07/31
Tyler Brown  07/31