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We are open to all of God's children. You'll be warmly welcomed wherever you are on your faith journey and no matter where you've been or what you've been up to.

We invite and encourage you to worship any Sunday at any of our three services. You can also arrange a coffee, lunch, or office visit with one of our pastors by calling the church office at 404.378-4541 or clicking here to email their administrative assistant.

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It's Directory Time! Picture taking begins on July 22

It happened to you. You know it did. You read that a church member was in the hospital or recovering from surgery. So you went to the directory to find a picture so you could put a face with the name. Curses! No picture in the directory. You're clueless. So you call a friend. "Yes, yes. She's the one who sits five rows from the back on the right hand side. Short brown hair." You're still clueless. So you Google the name, but after three pages of pictures that would make sailors blush (without any offense intended to sailors, of course), you give up.

Don't be that person! Don't be the one family that isn't pictured in the directory. It's not just for you, after all. I mean, sure. Who doesn't want a free picture with the option to purchase more (but, according to our guarantee from the company, there will be no pressure at all whatsoever)? But the directory is more than that. It's a snapshot of our church. And you are part of our church. So come in. Have your picture made. Members as well as frequent visitors are encouraged to have their photos taken. If nothing else, it may one day save someone from the embarrassment of seeing the hooligans on Google who share your name!

There is no cost to our church, and each participating family will receive a complimentary 8x10 portrait and directory and have the opportunity to purchase additional professionl portraits to share with family & friends. Sunday morning signup sheets will be available on July 13 and July 20. Picture will begin being taken July 22. WE NEED YOU!

Volunteers are also needed to help make our new directory a success! Sally Winter is coordinating volunteers for our new directory. If you are interested in helping during our photography sign-ups on Sunday morning or serving as a host or hostess during the photography sessions, contact Sally Winter at 404-378-4541 ext. 107 or swinter@decaturfirst.org

Click here to sign up now!

Children's Choir Round-up is on August 10!

Be sure to save the date and come join in the FUN!

The 2014-15 children's choir year kicks off with Choir Round-Up Day on August 10, so save the date! There are choirs for ages 3 and 4 with a parent/caregiver, grades K-2, and grades 3-5. It's easy to join a choir! Just come to Choir Round-Up Day after the 11 o'clock service in the Fellowship Hall. There crafts and yummy goodies, too.

The new choir year will feature, the children singing on Children's Sunday, performing a musical for Café Decatur, sharing their gift of song with senior residents in assisted living homes, the children's special Advent presentation in December, the Celebration of Emmanuel Concert, participation in a Children's Choir Festival, plus an Epiphany party and an End of the Year Celebration.

You do not have to be a church member to join our children's choirs. Rehearsals are held throughout the school year from August 13 –April 26.

For more information you can visit the Children's Choir page at: www.decaturfirst.org.

If you have any questions, contact Michele Wright at MWright@decaturfirst.org or 404-378-4541 ext. 305.