70th Annual Macy's Christmas Tree Lighting
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

70th Annual Macy's Christmas Tree Lighting

STS Families, join us at Macy's Lenox Square Mall for the 70th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting! For the month of November, leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas, we wanted to set aside some special time for families. So, instead of monthly Community Groups, we are all planning on going to the Christmas Tree Lighting! 

Not only is this a fun Christmas event, but CASTING CROWNS will be performing!

Come as a family and join us as we kick off the Christmas season.

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2018 Passion Conference
Jan
1
to Jan 3

2018 Passion Conference

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High school seniors, join us and thousands of other students from around the country for the 2018 Passion Conference at Philips Arena! We know God is going to move in a mighty way through the worship and teaching during those 3 days. 

We'll get to hear truth from:

  • Louis Giglio
  • John Piper
  • David Crowder
  • Andy Mineo
  • Levi Lusko
  • Matt Redman
  • Christine Caine
  • and more!!!

The conference schedule is:

  • Monday, January 1 - 7:00pm - Session 1
  • Tuesday, January 2 - Sessions 2-5
  • Wednesday, January 3 - 10:15 am - Session 6

We'll be staying, as a group, at the OMNI Hotel at CNN.

Cost: $250/person - this covers the cost of the conference + 2 nights at OMNI

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Operation Christmas Child Packing Party
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party

For November GOteams, we are ALL joining together to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child!

Our goal is for each student to pack 2 shoeboxes [hopefully 100+ total!]. We will be providing most of the supplies, but we need YOUR help!

To help cover the cost of shipping + supplies, bring $10/student + 2 "wow" items to pack in boxes.

"Wow" Items:

  • Doll (+ accessories)
  • Soccer ball (+ manual air pump)
  • Stuffed animal
  • Clothing
  • Small musical instrument (harmonica/recorder/etc.)
  • Backpack

Do NOT Include:

  • Candy
  • Toothpaste
  • Used/damaged items
  • War-related items (ie. toy guns/knives/etc.)
  • Chocolate/food
  • Liquids/lotions
  • Medications/vitamins
  • Breakable items
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Nov
4
8:30 AM08:30

RADIATE

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5-6 Graders, Mark & Rachael are SO EXCITED about spending time with you for RADIATE17. It is going to be an awesome day of Bible study, fellowship, and fun activities.

On Saturday, November 4, we'll come together in STS for a light breakfast, Bible studies, and activities. We want this to be a time where we get to know each other better and spend time in God's Word together. We'll be focusing on what true JOY is, looking at Romans 15:13, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace, in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."

Sign up & invite your friends!

Cost: $25.00/person

Sign your SKYZONE WAIVER online before arrival!

Online registration will close Wed. November 1!

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Fall Retreat
Oct
20
to Oct 22

Fall Retreat

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7-12 graders, we're getting away for a weekend of outdoor activities, worship, & Bible study together! We're going back to Ocoee Retreat Center in Tennessee. We hope you'll join us for this discipleship weekend. 

We'll leave Atlanta Friday evening and return Sunday afternoon. [More detailed schedule TBA] We'll have sessions of teaching & worship as well as plenty of time for outdoor fun & whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River!

Cost: $150/student

Online Registration is closed - please call Jenny in the STS office to inquire about availability: 404-591-2470.

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Oct
15
5:00 PM17:00

Community Groups

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The heart behind these is to build community where we live. Community Groups meet on the Third Sunday of the month from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. We have food, fellowship & games, as well as Bible study and discussion time. 

This year, we are using selected topics from David Platt's CounterCulture for the Bible Study & discussion time. Each topic is relevant to issues we face in our daily lives. THIS month we'll be talking about how we, as Christ-followers, should respond to poverty.

So spread the word - invite your friends & neighbors!

  • Middle School in Marietta/Kennesaw meet at the Akapov's
  • High School in Marietta/Kennesaw meet at the Glass'
  • The Morris' host for both middle & high school in Atlanta/Buckhead area.
    • For discussion time, middle & high school split and meet in different areas of the home
  • Middle School in Mableton meet at the Martin's
  • Please email STS team if you need addresses/directions.
  • Upcoming Community Group dates: November 19

Let us know if you have any questions!

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Sep
17
5:00 PM17:00

Community Groups

We are so excited for our community groups to get started for the new school year! The heart behind these is to build community where we live. Community Groups meet on the Third Sunday of the month from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. There'll be food, fellowship & games, as well as Bible study and discussion time. 

So spread the word - invite your friends & neighbors!

  • Specific locations TBA - keep checking back for details!
  • Please email STS team if you need addresses/directions.
  • Upcoming Community Group dates: October 15, November 19

Let us know if you have any questions!

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Sep
10
5:00 PM17:00

AWAKEN17

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Students, grades 5-12, JOIN US for an awesome evening just for YOU: AWAKEN17!

We are honored to have special guests Tedashii and Mark Hall, lead singer of Casting Crowns, joining us for our 2nd AWAKEN event in STS.

  • 5:00 - PREPARTY: Food trucks, giant obstacle course, and more!
    • Willy's food truck accepts card only
  • 6:00-8:00 - AWAKEN17 [STS Gym]

This is FREE for you and your guests, so invite as many of your friends as you'd like!

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Aug
20
9:00 AM09:00

STS Promotion Sunday/Vision-Casting Breakfast

As we kick off the new school year and welcome new students to STS, we want to have breakfast with you and your parents! We'll fellowship together and then hear from ministry leaders about what God has laid on our hearts for this coming school year as far as Sunday mornings, Midweek Gatherings, Community Groups, and events and trips.

We hope you'll join us!

  • STS students & parents
  • 9:00 - Gather in STS Gym
  • 9:10 - Presentation on plans for the upcoming school year
  • 10:00 - Time for parents and students to meet small group leaders
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Aug
13
12:15 PM12:15

Welcome to STS Lunch

Rising 5th graders,

You and your family are invited to a WELCOME TO STS lunch, Sunday, August 13 at 12:15 pm (right after the 10:30 service). Mark Johnston & Rachael Kytle are grateful for the opportunity to share with you all about STS & the 5-6 grade ministry.

Please RSVP below so we can plan for food & materials.

Parents, we'd like to have a gift of a t-shirt for your student, so please let us know what size they need!


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Children not in 5th grade will be in The Den with activities and a movie.
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Aug
5
6:30 PM18:30

Grillin' & Chillin'

Join us for a fun evening at the Garrett's! We'll grill out and then enjoy the fireworks by the City of Smyrna, celebrating the founding of the city!

  • Meet at 6:30 pm
  • Guys bring drinks.
  • Girls bring snacks.
  • Dinner provided. (Pig-N-Chik)
  • Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on for the fireworks.
  • Park at the AT&T building directly across from the train tracks and then walk down the sidewalk to the green house.
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Jul
24
to Jul 27

5-6 Grade Atlanta Missions Project

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
— Acts 1:8

5-6 graders, we hope you'll join Mark, Rachael, adult leaders and your friends for our Atlanta Mission Project! For years, we have partnered with HopeWorks, an amazing ministry that helps local low-income senior adults. We are so excited for the opportunity to show the love of Christ to some of our neighbors.

We will work during the day on Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday painting a home and doing yard work (Parents: students will never be asked to participate in anything that is beyond their skill level or that is dangerous). After serving all day Wednesday, we will return to COTA for STS Wednesday evening activities, then go to Stone Mountain for the laser show, and finally return to STS to spend the night. Parents will pick up Thursday morning.

Cost: $80.00/person (includes breakfast, transportation, Wed pm dinner, & Stone Mt laser show)


IMPORTANT INFO:

  • Students need to wear work clothes & shoes each day.
  • Students will need to bring a packed lunch each day.
  • If your child does not intend to stay the night at COTA, please make arrangements to pick them up when the group returns from Stone Mountain.
  • For planning purposes, we request that students participate in at least two days.
  • If your child does not plan on participating in the whole AMP, do not sign up online. Please contact one of our team to register.
  • Online registration will close at midnight, Wednesday, July 19.


SCHEDULE

Monday, July 24th & Tuesday, July 25th

  • 9:00 AM     Arrive at COTA
  • 10:00 AM    Depart for Project
  • 5:00 PM       Pick up at COTA

Wednesday, July 26th

  • 9:00 AM         Arrive at COTA
  • 10:00 AM       Depart for Project
  • 4:00 PM          Arrive at COTA
  • 5:00 PM          Dinner at COTA
  • 6:15 PM          STS Wednesday evening activities
  • 7:30 PM          Depart for Stone Mountain
  • 11:00 PM        Arrive at COTA—Sleep at COTA

Thursday, July 27th

  • 9:00 AM         Pick up at COTA
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Jul
24
to Jul 26

7-12 Grade Service Project

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
— Acts 1:8

7-12 graders, we are so excited to partner with two local Georgia ministries as we continue in our Summer of Service!

Our plan is to spend Monday, July 24 working at Women of Gilgal. We will depart from STS, work during the day (bring a packed lunch), and then return to STS in the afternoon. Tuesday morning, we will leave from STS to work alongside Atlanta Youth Project at their summer camp in Temple, GA. We will work all day, spend the night there, work Wednesday morning and then return to Atlanta Wednesday afternoon.

  • Monday [8:30am - 4:00pm]: Women of Gilgal
    • Yard work, painting, & other tasks
    • Students will bring a packed lunch
  • Tuesday - Wednesday [7:00am, Tuesday - 5:00pm, Wednesday]: Atlanta Youth Project 
    • Summer camp for underprivileged children / "God's Farm"
    • We'll depart STS Tuesday morning, work that day & spend the night on-site. Wednesday morning we'll continue working, then leave Temple, GA mid-afternoon to return to COTA by 5pm Wednesday.
  • COST: $20/person (covers transportation, ministry costs & supplies, t-shirt, etc.)


If you have any questions, please call or email the STS team - we'd love to hear from you!

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Jul
18
9:30 AM09:30

MUST Ministries Service Opportunity

Apostle's Women's Ministry is hosting an amazing service opportunity. Everyone is welcome to join!

If you'd like to join in serving MUST Ministries' Summer Lunch program, arrive at Apostles at 9:30 am to help pack 500+ lunches for local children.

When you arrive, go to Room 201 to get started!

Go HERE for more details!

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Jul
16
to Jul 22

South Dakota Mission Trip

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We are so excited to be partnering with Wings as Eagles Ministries this summer. For 22 years, Gary & Lori McAfee have been serving the Lakota Sioux on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. They have built an incredible relationship and ministry to the local communities. 

  • This trip is open to high school students (including rising 9th graders).
  • Fly from Atlanta to Denver on Sunday, July 16, then drive to Pine Ridge.
  • Monday - Friday: ministry to children & youth in local communities through feeding programs, community outreach, sports, and more.
  • Drive to Denver and fly home to Atlanta on Saturday, July 22.
  • Cost: $500.00/person
    • Support can be raised for this trip
    • All payments/donations considered tax-deductible
    • In the registration form, a $50.00 deposit will be required to secure your spot
  • Download & fill out WINGS AS EAGLES forms - bring these to the STS team as soon as possible
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Jun
24
to Jul 1

Guatemala Mission Trip

High schoolers, we're going back to Guatemala!

We have LOVED partnering with IMPACTO for the past 6 years of ministry & we cannot wait to return to the beautiful San Pedro area of Lake Atitlan for a week of spreading the love of Christ.

We have an amazing team of 27 students & adult leaders for our 2017 Guatemala team!

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Jun
12
to Jun 16

VBS

STS Students, this summer of 2017 we are focusing on SERVICE. We want to follow Christ's direction of reaching out and making disciples in all our spheres, "Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth." Our "Jerusalem" is our church's Vacation Bible School! We have an amazing opportunity to serve our church and immediate community as recreation leaders, classroom teachers, and so much more. 

Our GREAT Adventure begins June 12, 2017 at The Church of The Apostles, and this year’s theme investigates God’s irresistible call in the lives of His children. Life is an adventure, but we will see together that God is calling His people to a GREAT ADVENTURE—a call to Himself. Our young explorers will go on a five-day expedition that will investigate stories of men and women of faith whose lives have proven God’s irresistible call to His own forever-family and His Kingdom.
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Senior Sunday
May
21
9:00 AM09:00

Senior Sunday

We are so excited to honor and recognize our CLASS OF 2017!

  • 9:00 am - Reception for Class of 2017 & their families in The Den (STS)
  • 10:30 am - During the main church service, Dr. Youssef will pray over all the graduating seniors.
  • Some of our talented seniors will be helping to lead worship during the main church service!
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May
14
9:00 AM09:00

Mother's Day Brunch

Join us for the 30th Anniversary of The Church of The Apostles! Every year we celebrate what God has done in the life of our church and honor our amazing moms at our annual Mother's Day brunch.

There will be NO STS; we'll see you at the brunch!

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May
7
5:00 PM17:00

Community Groups

We love our Community Groups! This Spring we really want to offer as many opportunities as possible for our students and families to spend time together. The heart behind these is to build community where we live. This will be our final meeting for this semester.

During groups, we'll provide food, have fellowship & games, as well as Bible study and discussion time. 

So spread the word - invite your friends & neighbors!

  • Buckhead/Atlanta - HIGH SCHOOL - Kristin Waites' & Jenny Sessoms' apartment
  • Buckhead/Atlanta - MIDDLE SCHOOL - Morris' home
  • Marietta/Kennesaw - HIGH SCHOOL - Glass' home
  • Marietta/Kennesaw - MIDDLE SCHOOL - Akopov's home
  • Please email STS team if you need the address/directions.

Let us know if you have any questions!

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SpringFest
Apr
30
4:00 PM16:00

SpringFest

We invite you to spend an afternoon with at Apostles’ SpringFest! There will be something for everyone to enjoy: live bluegrass music, time for extended conversation, and age-appropriate inflatables/activities for children and students. Feel free to pack a dinner or purchase one from the available food trucks—Patty Wagon, Yumbii, and King of Pops. There is no cost, except for any food you might purchase. Invite a friend or two and plan on spending time together as a church Sunday, April 30!

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AWAKEN Weekend
Apr
28
to Apr 29

AWAKEN Weekend

Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.
— Ephesians 5:14

All 7-12 Grade students, join us for an awesome discipleship-focused weekend! The reason for this weekend is we want to be awoken to the work of the Spirit in us, in our families, our church, and communities. We are emphasizing discipleship and we have a desire to build up community and unity within STS. 

We'll be doing worship, teaching sessions, and small groups (led by an awesome team of adult leaders) here at Apostles, in the STS Loft, and staying overnight here at The Church of The Apostles Friday night. 

We are so excited to welcome Isaac Pittman and his band as our worship leaders & Trey Bradley as our speaker. God has gifted these men with a passion to proclaim His goodness through worship and teaching and we are so grateful they will be joining us for AWAKEN!

  • Friday evening:
    • Session & small groups in STS
    • Games & activities in STS
    • Stay overnight in Apostles classrooms
  • Saturday:
    • Breakfast in STS
    • Session & break-out groups in STS
    • Lunch in STS
    • Afternoon activity
    • Dinner in STS
    • Small groups
    • AWAKEN final session
    • Go home!
  • Sunday:
    • STS [8:45 am-Pancakes//9:15 am-STS//10:30 am-Church]
    • Trey Bradley & Isaac Pittman will be joining us for STS!

If you have a prior commitment on Friday, please don't let that stop you from joining us for Saturday. If you have any questions about those logistics, please contact us!

Cost: $75/STS student -- GUESTS of STS students are FREE!

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5-6 Grade Spring Retreat
Apr
28
to Apr 30

5-6 Grade Spring Retreat

5-6 graders, join Mark, Rachael, and our adult leaders for an awesome discipleship weekend! Every year we go to the incredible Whitewater Express camp in Ocoee, Tennessee. We are planning a weekend full of teaching, worship, fellowship with friends, and a variety of activities including rafting down the gorgeous Nantahala River. We will be diving into 1 Timothy 4:12 and what it means to LEAD THE WAY in speech, conduct, love, faith, & purity.

Schedule:

  • Friday
    • 5:00 pm - Registration/Sign-In at Apostles [Dinner served in STS]
    • 6:15 pm - Depart Apostles
    • 8:00 pm - Worship/Teaching Session 1
    • 11:00 pm - Lights Out!
  • Saturday
    • 8:30 am - Breakfast
    • Morning Activities (Horseback Riding, Paintball, Ropes Course, etc.)
    • 12:00 pm - Lunch
    • 2:00 pm - Fully guided rafting trip - Nantahala River
    • 6:15 pm - Dinner
    • 8:00 pm - Worship/Teaching Session 2
    • 10:00 pm - Campfire
  • Sunday
    • 8:30 am - Breakfast
    • 9:00 am - Worship/Teaching Session 3
    • 9:30 am - Depart Camp [Lunch on the road]
    • 12:30 pm - Parent pick-up at Apostles

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • Total cost/person: $130.00 (this includes lodging, food, transportation, activities, & t-shirt)
  • Students will need to bring personal money for lunch on the way home Sunday
  • After you register you will be emailed all release forms, packing lists, etc.
  • Students need to plan to bring clothes for 2 days of outdoor activities
    • Include clothes you do not mind getting dirty (especially those who choose to play paintball)
    • Please plan to pack lightly (no large suitcases)
    • Keep in mind nights will be cold
    • Whitewater Express does not provide linens, towels, or sleeping bags - plan accordingly
    • DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Monday, April 24
  • For more information about our retreat location check out WHITEWATER EXPRESS

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS RETREAT HAS CLOSED

Please contact the STS Office with any questions: 404-591-2470

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Braves vs. Nationals
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Braves vs. Nationals

STS, we are so excited to be going to the first week in Suntrust Park! All STS students (grades 5-12) are invited to join us for the Braves vs. Nationals game on Wednesday, April 19. 

TICKETS ARE LIMITED! Save yours TODAY!

  • Meet the STS team at Suntrust Park at the LEFT FIELD GATE (Circle 75 Parkway) at 6:30pm; we'll have everyone's tickets
  • COST: $20/ticket. You can pay with cash or a check written to "COTA"
  • Bring personal money for concessions & merchandise
  • Parent pickup at Suntrust Park
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Apr
9
5:00 PM17:00

Community Groups

We love our Community Groups! This Spring we really want to offer as many opportunities as possible for our students and families to spend time together. The heart behind these is to build community where we live. Our first group, in March, went so well & we cannot wait for our 2nd meeting. 

During groups, we'll provide food, have fellowship & games, as well as Bible study and discussion time. 

So spread the word - invite your friends & neighbors!

  • Buckhead/Atlanta - HIGH SCHOOL - Kristin Waites' & Jenny Sessoms' apartment
  • Buckhead/Atlanta - MIDDLE SCHOOL - Garrett's home (for month of April)
  • Marietta/Kennesaw - HIGH SCHOOL - Glass' home
  • Marietta/Kennesaw - MIDDLE SCHOOL - Akopov's home
  • Please email STS team if you need the address/directions.
  • Upcoming Community Group dates: May 7

Let us know if you have any questions!

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Mar
12
5:00 PM17:00

Community Groups

We are so excited to launch our community groups! This Spring we really want to offer as many opportunities as possible for our students and families to spend time together. The heart behind these is to build community where we live. There'll be food, fellowship & games, as well as Bible study and discussion time. 

So spread the word - invite your friends & neighbors!

  • Buckhead/Atlanta - HIGH SCHOOL - Kristin Waites' & Jenny Sessoms' apartment
  • Buckhead/Atlanta - MIDDLE SCHOOL - Morris' home
  • Marietta/Kennesaw - HIGH SCHOOL - Glass' home
  • Marietta/Kennesaw - MIDDLE SCHOOL - Akopov's home
  • Please email STS team if you need the address/directions.
  • Upcoming Community Group dates: April 9, May 7

Let us know if you have any questions!

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Night of Worship
Mar
8
6:15 PM18:15

Night of Worship

Join us for a special night of worship in the STS Loft. This is something we'll be doing the 2nd Wednesday of every month. We are looking forward to a night devoted to worship & prayer.

All STS age students are welcome (grades 5-12)!

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5-6 Grade Lunch & Ice Skating
Mar
5
1:00 PM13:00

5-6 Grade Lunch & Ice Skating

5-6 GRADERS, join Mark & Rachael for a fun afternoon ice skating at Center Ice Arena off Roswell Rd. from 1:00 - 3:45pm. 

Bring personal money for lunch (there is a concession stand there with pizza, hot dogs, nachos, & more) as well as ice skating ($10/person).

Mark & Rachael will be standing outside Center Ice Arena at 1:00 pm. Parents, please drop off here. The group will be ready for parent pickup at 3:45 pm.

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Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Dinner with Dez Dickerson

An Outreach Opportunity
February 2 | 7:00 p.m. | Cobb Energy Centre

Apostles’ vision for 2017 is to encourage the church family to intentionally share the Gospel with those around them. As a part of this vision, you and your guest(s) are invited to dinner to meet and hear Dez Dickerson, the original lead guitarist for Prince. Along with his “insider” view of Prince, Dez will share how God became personal to him and how the joy he experiences in his relationship with the Lord exceeds all other career accomplishments, including his remarkable time with Prince.

If you are interested in attending with your guest(s), you may register yourself and confirmed guests at the links below. We are requesting that hosts contribute $20 to dinner. All guests are free.

If you are a host registering yourself and your guests, please register HERE.

For more information, please contact Jan Blakeslee at jblakeslee@apostles.org or call 404-591-1988.

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