My journey with Buckhead Church began four years ago after having just survived the hardest year of my life. My 35-year-old sister was diagnosed with a rare form of cervical cancer in November 2006. Following her diagnosis, my husband underwent a 10-hour back surgery in January 2007 to repair a birth defect to one of his vertebra. As he healed and began walking again, I spent the remainder of the year caring for my sister and her two small children as she fought for her life. Her treatments were unsuccessful and unfortunately she lost her fight in November 2007, leaving behind her four-year-old daughter, Sydney, and an eight-year-old son, Jacob.
It was so strange to wake up after a year of not going to church. My life felt empty and meaningless. I grew up in the church and I even married my College & Career Sunday school teacher. Following my sister’s death, I made a New Year’s resolution to get back to church and to begin the “search.” My husband and I were invited to Buckhead Church by a couple who had never been involved with church but “loved” Buckhead. Our first Sunday was nerve-wracking and I remember we arrived about 45 minutes early. Parking was a breeze and at least three different people on the parking team told us they were happy we came and made us feel so welcome. It didn’t stop there. The door greeters welcomed us with smiles as did the inside ushers. I knew after the first week that Buckhead Church was where God wanted me and where I belonged.
About a year later, after we heard one of the Sunday messages about serving at Buckhead Church, God laid it on our hearts that we needed to get plugged in and start serving. We both joined Guest Services. My husband works on the parking team and I’ve worked as an usher, greeter, and now I’m the greeter captain for my team that serves at 9:00 a.m. for Team 1. Serving has made a huge impact on my life. I have made new friends and my relationship with God has grown. I love coming to church and look forward to my turn to serve. It has been a blessing to help others become assimilated into the church, and I love knowing that I am making an impact in so many positive ways. I joined Guest Services because I was so thankful for everyone’s hospitality and love during a difficult time in my life, and now I’m able to give the same back to others.
Greeter Captain ::: Guest Services ::: Buckhead Church
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postedfeb 27, 2012