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Greetings from The Downtown Church! This is a bi-weekly email with information about events, updates, and other fun things from the leadership of the church.

It’s not often I am given the opportunity to be part of a miracle. On September 1, I was honored to be a living kidney donor to my brother Paul in Atlanta. I was a part, albeit a vital part, but still just a part. Every step I walked along the way, someone else had walked before me bringing years of medical knowledge to bear.

They knew Paul and I would be an excellent match because of the generations of lab tests by researchers throughout the world. They knew how to best perform the surgeries needed because of thousands of patients who had entered too many operating rooms to count. The excellent care we received—and are still receiving—has been developed to improve outcomes and learned after decades of treatments. Amazingly, that meant I was discharged less than 24 hours from the end of surgery, and Paul just a few days later. Miraculous!

Today I am writing this from my mother’s bedside in Athens, Georgia. Another hospital. Another room. This time I’m in a chair, praying and trusting in different doctors and nurses to bring their skills and compassion to help in her recovery. She’s 91, and an amazingly courageous lady. And as I sit here, I’m remembering the faith she and my dear dad instilled in me. Faith that has carried me throughout my life and become even more real with each passing day. Faith in God as revealed in Jesus Christ. Miraculous!


Our next First Friday Art Walk Party is on October 6. The cooler nights are upon us, so get out of the house and enjoy a fun, fall night at The Downtown Church. We'll have kids activities, popcorn + lemonade, and Caduceus will be playing great jazz tunes. And it's all FREE!
The youth lock-in is September 22/23. Kids can come at 7pm on Friday night and it ends at 8am on Saturday morning. This is sure to be a fun time with food, games, probably not a lot of sleep, and assuredly great stories and memories. Contact Cody or Addison to get signed up. The cost is $25/students.

We are collecting some clothes to help out some students at McGregor Elementary and Central High School. McGregor is looking to stock up on children's clothes, sizes 4-16. Underwear and socks must be NEW. And Ellie Rowe is helping collect gently used business clothes or dresses to help supply kids at the Bulldog Boutique at Central. Help if you can!

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