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Unity in Service

Unity In Service

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:12-17 ESV)

The weekend of January 16-18, 2015 a group of 35 7th-12th grade students gathered in STS for our annual weekend Winter Mission Project. Though we always have a lot of fun, and the students had the chance to show off in our Friday night Talent Show, the focus of the weekend was serving and meeting the needs of our local community here in Atlanta. It was an incredible blessing to see God at work in the hearts of these teenagers as they worked together to serve God and love others. They put aside the desire for personal recognition and rest (on a long weekend!) and instead chose to come together and love the people of our city.

We worked with a variety of ministries. Family Heritage Foundation/Mission Service Corp. missionaries Bennett & Idong Ekandem work with refugees in the Atlanta area, specifically in Clarkston, GA. Good Samaritan Health Center provides “affordable comprehensive medical, dental, mental health and health education services for underserved individuals and families in Atlanta.” Women of Gilgal works with women facing homelessness due to addiction. Resource Service Ministries works with widows in the Atlanta area, helping with house and yard work. Ronald McDonald Houses provide “temporary housing and support services to families of ill and injured children being treated at local hospitals.”

Enjoy a few pictures from the weekend!

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Family Ministry at Apostles

We’re so excited about the announcement of Zack Carden as the Director of Family Ministries here at Apostles.

Zack Carden has been working with our College and Transition ministries here at Apostles for over three years and now he is moving into a new role over Family Ministry. Please take some time to watch this video, a Q&A with Dr. Youssef, which explains Zack’s heart and vision for Family Ministry. Also, check out the Apostles Families blog!


Coming Up: 2015 Winter Mission Project!

Mark your Calendars: January 16-18, 2015 is our

Winter Mission Project

for 7th-12th Graders

All 7th-12th grade students are invited to join the STS staff and volunteers for our 2015 Winter Mission Project! Our group will be partnering with local Atlanta ministries for two days of service projects. We love this weekend because it is our chance to share the love of Christ with our community! We’d love for you to join us for this opportunity right in our own backyard.

Please call the STS Office if you would still like to register your child!
Cost: $75.00 / person
(Includes all meals, transportation, a t-shirt, and special Saturday night activity)
** For planning purposes we request that students participate in the entire weekend.

Call the STS Office with any questions: (404) 591-2470.

Drop off at Church of the Apostles (STS) on Friday, January 16th at 5:00 pm
Pick up at Church of the Apostles (STS) on Sunday, January 18th at 4:00 pm
Friday, January 16th
 5:00 pm – Sign-in in STS
6:00 pm – Dinner & activities in STS
*Group will be spending the night in STS
Saturday, January 17th
Service projects
*Group will be spending the night in STS
Sunday, January 18th
Attend STS & 10:30 am Church service
Lunch in STS
Afternoon service project
4:00 pm – Parent Pickup

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

We are so honored to a part of your lives. We genuinely hope that this Christmas season your homes will be filled with the peace and joy of Christ!

“And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.
And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
~Luke 2:9-11~

We love y’all!

Merry Christmas,

Your STS Staff

5th Annual Mother-Daughter Pictures

Saturday, December 6th, the STS Loft was filled with our 5th-12th Grade Girls and their moms. It was a blessed morning filled with good food, great conversation, and the JOY & HOPE of Christmas.
STS Ladies, Kristin, Anna, & Jenny are so blessed by you! We had an amazing time. Merry Christmas & enjoy some pictures from the morning.
*Photo Credit: Carl Newton


STS Superheroes!

Sunday night, Nov. 16th, our gym was transformed into a superhero wonderland! We had such an awesome time with our STS families with a cape-making competition, some pretty great home-made costumes, watching Captain America, and lots of time on the inflatables!

A HUGE Thank you to our staff, media & facilities teams, Action Packed Parties, and everyone who came and made it so much fun! We are truly blessed to be a part of this community.

Enjoy the photos!

Church unity in action!

Sunday, November 16th we were so blessed to have some of our widows join us for our annual Operation Christmas Child Shoebox packing party. During our Sunday school hour we packed and prayed for nearly 200 boxes!

We’re so blessed to be part of such a generous and loving Church body.


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Love parties? Love getting dressed up?

All STS Families are invited to join us ON THE TOP of the Parking Deck for a Superhero Party! Come dressed as your favorite superhero. We’ll have prizes for the best costumes (guy & girl), inflatables, food, and FUN!

See you then!

Operation Christmas Child – Chef Mark-O Polo

Operation Christmas Child from STS Atlanta on Vimeo. Video & Editing: Carl Newton

How to pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox with Brian

How to pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox with Brian:

occ promo video from STS Atlanta on Vimeo.

Thank you to Carl Newton for shooting and editing this video!!!