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Adult Ministry

With so many families a part of our community, we have found that adults (parents, single, and non-parents) need to have some times where they can worship and enjoy adult company. At Atonement, we try and mix in adult events with their interests in mind.

MORNING PRAYER – Wednesday, October 1 at 9:00 AM

     The “early birds” have spoken! Must be 7:30 AM is just a wee too early to gather for prayer, so we will only meet at 9:00 AM for the time being, as always on the first Wednesday of every month. If there is any desire to add an 8:00 AM time, or even to meet weekly during Advent, please talk to Avis Hooper. We gather each month for a half hour or so of readings and reflection, meditation and prayer in the Prayer Room. Please join us. It’s a gentle way to begin your day.

 “SAMMIES & SALUTATIONS” – Wednesday, October 8 at Noon

     There is plenty of room for YOU at our lunch table! Bring a sandwich to share and we will add it to our tasting platter. If you can help round out the lunch with a side dish or simple dessert, please note what you will bring on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex. We will provide the chips and beverages. The only agenda item for October will be to decide if we wish to return to the “Soup & Salutations” menu during the chilly months ahead.

 EVENING PRAYER – Wednesday, October 29

     Mark your calendars for Evening Prayer on October 29 in the Sanctuary. We will welcome back the Rev. Deb Swift from South Presbyterian Church to lead us in prayer and in song. Worship will begin at 7:00 PM.

     Join us before Evening Prayer if you can for a fun time of fellowship and good food at our Potluck Supper at 6:00 PM. A sign-up sheet for the supper will be posted in the Narthex. Please also note if you will need child care during the service.

      For more information, contact Avis Hooper at 244-8718 or


 Conference on Prayer

     Many of you will recall the conferences we hosted a few years back. Filled with inspiring speakers and workshops and joyful worship, these conferences provided us an opportunity to share, learn and grow in our prayer lives.

     This all-day event will begin with morning prayer and a keynote speaker. We hope to have an announcement for you very soon about our keynote speaker and the conference theme. Attendees will pre-register for one of four concurrent workshops in the morning, and one in the afternoon. Watch this space for the date in April of 2015. The registration fee for the conference will be $30 and will include lunch and break beverages, as well as all conference materials. If you would like to be part of the conference planning process, or perhaps volunteer for the day at registration, help in the bookstore, or help with lunch, please let me know.



      Mark your calendars for the third Saturday of the month at 8:00 a.m. at church for a superb Breakfast and Bible Study. We’ll gather for food and some conversation around God’s Word.

     We should be done by 9:30 at the latest; that’s A.M. not P.M. Please make use of the sign up sheet in the Narthex so Pastor can plan accordingly.  See you there!
Come join the men of Atonement at a Rochester Razorsharks basketball game in February and a Red Wings baseball game in early June for a night of fellowship and fun.