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the dReam Center church of Atlanta

2197 Peeler Road ★ Atlanta, GA 30338 ★ 770.396.9884 DATE

EVENT

TIME

Every Sunday

Worship Service

12:00 pm

Every Tuesday

6 AM Prayer

6:00 am – 7:00 am

TNT – Tuesday Night Tabernacle

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Every Tuesday

– No TNT February 10th and 17th –

Weds. Feb. 4

4th Quarter of Fast Begins

Sat. Feb. 7

Ministry Meetings

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Weds. Feb. 11 Thurs. Feb. 12

Leadership Meeting Special Worship Service Dr. Pernell Hewig, The Sanctuary Prayer Center of White Water, WI

7:30 pm 7:30 pm

Fri. Feb 13

Bishop william h. Murphy, Jr. New Mount Moriah FGBC Pontiac, MI – Fast Concludes –

Sat. Feb. 14

One Flesh Event

7:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE March 7

Jillian’s

April 5

First Fruit

April 25

Pastor Murphy’s Recording

May 27 – 29

FGBCF State of Georgia Conference

June 6

Family Fun Dayz – Picinc

June 7

Family Fun Dayz – Six Flags

June 24 – 26

FGBCF International Conference

August 6 – 8

The Worship Gathering

1st SUNDAY

Communion

Focus on Forgiveness: Invite the un-churched

2nd SUNDAY

Contagious Drama

Focus on the Future: Invite teens and college students

3rd SUNDAY

Contagious Men Minister

Focus on the Family: Invite the whole family

4th SUNDAY

Focus on Your Friends: Invite your friends

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Valentine’s Day Dinner

Newsletter Highlights: FROM PASTOR’S HEART

• Welcome message... from Pastor Murph and Pastor D.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

• I WANT THE BEST WINE • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION MONTH TIMELINE • AWAY STUDENT • ROCK NATION SOUTH ATLANTA • OUR JOURNEY TO THE PROMISE BUILDING

SERVANT LEADER OF THE MONTH • KARLENE HAMILTON

SUPER SAT. SERVANT LEADER CLASSES ROCK.NATION.MOVEMENT • ELDER MAURICIO & KRIS SONNY

THE 40 DAY FAST & CONSECRATION EXTRAS • “ONE FLESH” VALENTINE’S DINNER

UP TO DATE ■

• Monthly Calendar of Events, Schedule & Ministry Meetings

We Need a Miracle in a Month Please don’t forget to go online to plant your seed.

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New Partners – Cynthia Bostick – partnercare@thedreamcenterchurch.org Administration / Hospitality / Marketing – Robin Ware – execasst@thedreamcenterchurch.org Greeter’s – Latresha Mair – greeters@thedreamcenterchurch.org Worship & Arts – Tasha Cobbs – worship@thedreamcenterchurch.org Intercessory Prayer – Miah White – prayer@thedreamcenterchurch.org Protectors of the dReam – William Houston – levites@thedreamcenterchurch.org Rock Nation – Mauricio Sonny – rn@thedreamcenterchurch.org Rock Nation Kidz – Karlene Hamilton – children@thedreamcenterchurch.org One Flesh – David & Dalayna Miller – oneflesh@thedreamcenterchurch.org Media / Sound – Shannon Davis – media@thedreamcenterchurch.org Partner Care – Pastor Andrea Harling – execpmins@thedreamcenterchurch.org

You can view our services on www.StreamingFaith.com by selecting the ARCHIVE button / William Murphy

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i want the

Best Wine

How do you get the best wine? On January 11th and 18th, Pastor Murphy taught a two part series, instructing us on how to achieve this goal. He explains that there are two things we need to do. The first thing we need to do is get rid of the old wine skins. If we attempt to put the new wine in old wine skins, the skins will burst and the wine will be waisted. (Matthew 9:17) What this says is that we have to put off the things of the past year and move into the newness of 2009. During this time of consecration, we should be asking for God’s Presence, wisdom and for God to align our appetites with His will. You have to know that everything you need is somewhere in the earth realm, looking for you, but it will only find you when you find God. This is not the time to ask for His hand, but a time to seek His face. Be confident in this thing though, if you seek Him first, all the other things will be added. How awesome is it to trust that our Heavenly Father knows our needs! He said that we don’t have to think about that. He will take care of it. (Matthew 6:25 - 33) The second thing we need to do is allow God to develop a foundation for us. At times, you may feel like you are in a hole so deep that there is no way out. As Pastor Murphy taught us, the larger the building, the deeper the hole must be to set the foundation. Let God dig that hole and plant you so that your foundation will be sure. Then that solid foundation will be able to hold the weighty assignment God has put in you. We say we want the best wine, but are we READY for it? Let this 40 day fast and consecration prepare you so that you can have a renewed spirit to receive it. — Kasey L. White

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Announcements

Wanted :

Servant Leaders to . Volunteer for Security Please sign-up in Executive Office

— Dr. Kristie Roberts

Month

2009 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION MONTH TIMELINE

Class Title

February Defining your Purpose and Passion Pt. 1 February Defining your Purpose and Passion Pt. 2 February Foundations of Faith

Date

Feb.08.09 Feb.15.09 Feb.22.09

Facilitator

Minister Robin Ware Minister Robin Ware Minister Viette Hunter

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we have begun the

Remodeling of the NEW dReam Center.

NOTE: All the classes are on Sundays.

Away Student !

Congratulations

PLANNED MOVE-IN DATE: MAY 2009

We are still in need of volunteers.

Amber D. Harling College:

UNIVERSITY of WEST GEORGIA Major:

MASS COMMUNICATIONS & VOICE Extra Curriculum Activities: “The Sound that Lights the South”: University of West Georgia Marching Band as a Color Guard “Greetings to Pastor Murphy, First Lady Murphy, and members” College has done great things for me not only as a woman, but also as a child of God. Struggles have crossed my path with classes and living the adult life. However, the way to succeed through all hardships is having faith in yourself and Him. Don’t ever find yourself in a dark place where you cannot see the light of success. Pull through even with the shackles around your feet because once you make it, you can break them and praise God for the strength He has given you. I’m truly blessed to have an amazing family and friends who support me 110%. Reality is harsh, but if you stop to think for one second, you can say, “I can do ALL things through Christ which strengthens me.” Thank you for all your love, support, and prayers. God bless — Amber Denise Harling

Please contact the church at 770.396.9884 if you are available.

Our Journey to the Promise Building! We want to thank you for your prayers and support through this transition period in our ministry. As you know, we have recently been informed we do not have to move out of our current building (Peeler building) right away. The Peeler building is scheduled to be purchased by a Seventh Day Adventist church in the near future, however we have a lease that allows us to occupy the building through the end of April 2009. We are currently working out arrangements with the owners and the prospective owners on future arrangements. Thank you for all of your help with the move(s). As we bless God’s people and His house, He will bless our families and our houses! – Chris Capehart

Rock Nation South Atlanta

Pastor Murphy & Contagious are making plans to infect the Atlanta School System with the glory of God.

We are taking God back into the schools! RockNation South Atlanta is a High School Choir being launched by Pastor Murph and the Contagious Worship and Arts Ministry. February 4th is the official launch date of the choir being housed at the South Atlanta High School. These students will have an opportunity to recieve vocal training and participate in Choir Competitions. We are taking time to spend with our youth; mentoring and encouraging them to pursue their dReams. We do ask for your prayers and support as we take ‘the Sound’ into our schools! — Tasha Cobbs

Karlene Hamilton

Servant Leader OF THE MONTH

The February Servant Leader of the Month is Karlene Hamilton. Check in on a conversation that Misty Stewart had with Karlene recently to learn more about her. READ ON TO HEAR HER THOUGHTS ON BEING A SERVANT LEADER! How long have you been a partner at the dReam Center?

q: a: For about three years now. q: What ministry did you serve on when you first became a partner and what ministries do you serve on now? a: I was a greeter when I first started and now I serve as Director of Rock Nation Kidz. q: Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? a: Well, I’ve been married for ten years now and I have two children. I also have been teaching school for about ten years. q: Your recently wrote your first book “The Power of a Submitted Life.” Are you working on any new projects? a: Yes, I’m working on my second book called “SELA (Seeing Yourself q: a:

Through the Father’s Eyes). It’s a children’s book that bridges the gap of age. Women everywhere will be affected. Is there anything you want to leave behind for your own children? And if so, what would that be? Yes and that is a Godly legacy.

Super Sat. Servant Leader Classes February 21, 2009 @ 1pm to 3pm Welcome New Partners: Once you have made that awesome decision to partner with the dReam Center church. The next step is to learn more about the dReam Center church and how you can serve. We do this through Servant Leadership Classes (SLC). Servant Leadership Classes are a series of 4 classes that will help you be your best at being a servant of God. The classes cover the topics: • Servant Leaders – To Lead, You Must First Serve. • Discipleship and Prayer – Learn the tools to share the great news of Jesus Christ effectively. Also, learn the importance of having your own altar and prayer life. • Tithing and Seed Confession (One Dime at a Time) – Learn the Seed Confession and the principles of tithing • Consecration and Spiritual Gifts Assessment – Learn how to lead a consecrated life and discover your spiritual gifts The sessions are about 45 minutes each and will be held on Super Saturday, February 21, 2009 from 1 pm to 3 pm.

GREAT NEWS We now accept credit cards for Tithes and Offerings in 2 ways... 1. ONLINE

www.thedReamCenterchurch.org 2. FINANCE

in the Executive Office

These classes are open to all partners, especially those who have not attended any orientation classes since partnering with the dReam Center church. Many of you want to know how to get connected. We find the best way to do this is to get involved in ministry work. If you are not sure, then the Greeters, Hospitality, Parking Lot and Security are great ministries to get started. If you need help getting in contact with the ministry of your choice, please email newpartners@thedreamcenterchurch.org. – Cynthia Bostic

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Elder Mauricio & Kris Sonny Elder Mauricio and Kris Sonny have been married for 13 years. Both moved to Atlanta at a very young age, and grew up in the inner-city area. Their marriage in itself is a testament to their ministry as they were high school sweethearts, and they have been married since the ages eighteen and nineteen. They have three children, Damonte, Mauricio, and Krishtian. While in high school, Kris introduced Sonny to a youth ministry she was attending called Young Life. After his seeing their works, they both realized the call and mission that God had on their lives, which was to reach the future leaders and new generations through both ministry and music.

rock.Nation Movement

Get involved! It’s a movement...

Dear Friends,

So for 3 years now, Pastor D and I have been mentoring and preparing a Ministerial dReam Team, that will help us to successfully complete our assignment in regard to The dReam Center Church of Atlanta. With the worldwide mantle that rests upon my family and I, it is absolutely necessary that I have men and women of influence and wisdom that I can trust to perpetuate God’s agenda, in The Center, as I obey God globally. After carefully observing their lives and judging the fruit of their ministries, we have finally identified such a group. To God be the Glory...

In 2007 the school closed, and they felt lead to return back to their home base in Atlanta. It was then they came into “partnership” with the dReam Center. At last they had found the perfect church for not so perfect people.

40 Day Fast & Consecration

Pastor’s Heart

Welcome Message

It’s been 3 years since Pastor D and I stepped out on faith, to obey God and plant The dReam Center Church of Atlanta. Wow...it’s hard to believe it’s been that long, as it seems just like yesterday that my dad, Bishop William H. Murphy, Jr., came to the City Hall building in Lithonia to officially launch us into full-time pastoral ministry. WOW! I’m blown away as I reflect on the relationships that have been birthed, the lives that have been changed, and the souls that have been saved as a result of our obedience. Atlanta can never be the same again...

In 2005 the Sonnys took a leap of faith and left their home, friends and family, and jobs, in Atlanta to take a position with Younglife Memphis, working with inner-city kids on a full time basis. There they were assigned to Southside High School. The focus of their ministry was to meet kids where they were rather than wait for them to come to us.

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The RockNation Movement is seeking all graduating seniors and partners that have children in college. Please see Elder Mauricio or Chris Sonny to give them your information.

– Minister Miah White

As we move into 2009, we believe God for miracles and breakthrough. Therefore the first order in moving forward and SEEing it is prayer and fasting. “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” As we go through this year we need to recognize the truth in order to see clearly and understand what is truly happening and why. True Revelation can only come through those who have a relationship with God through Christ Jesus. The truth will not only reveal new aspects about God, but He will also open up new insights, wisdom, and revelations about life, self and others around us and the way we perceive. In this season of fasting and praying He will reveal that our true need is to come to Him and embrace Him and all He has for us. As a result, we will be changed and be transformed into His likeness....The year we SEE it!

Word in a Year Blog Spot @ www.thedreamcenterchurch.blogspot.com We at the dReam Center have decided as a family of partners to work together to hold each other accountable, so our strategy this year is we are reading the word in one year together. The One Year Bible daily reading plan consists of passages from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs. This arrangement of Scripture brings variety and a fresh approach to each day’s 15-minute reading, while providing a clear understanding of the Bible’s larger message. Now we have created a way to involve our global family in this walk through the Bible. We have begun to Blog. Be sure to log in at www.thedreamcenterchurch.blogspot.com and read the blogs from some of our trusted leaders within the ministry......Hear from Pastor William Murphy III and how the Word in a year is affecting him as a Pastor, we are eager to hear from our fabulous Elect Lady – Pastor Danielle Murphy and how the Word in a year is impacting her as a mother, wife and Woman of God........stay tuned for the many others like: Elder Mauricio Sonny and Minister Elect JoAnn Thomas.

Many have come and gone, some have fallen by the wayside, and some didn’t have the patience, nor the grace, to pass the test of faithfulness, but yet the many Sons and Daughters remain! Hallelujah! I celebrate this modern day group of Aaron’s and Hur’s, who pledge to hold up my arms, to secure the victory of every person connected to The Center. I praise God for their selfless spirits, for their “YES”, and for their willingness to be faithful in another man’s ministry. This is the group, the initial group, that will help me to transform Spaghetti Junction, Atlanta, and the Earth for the Glory of God. This is a landmark season for us a Church Body, as we complete the first renovation of and the transition into The NEW dReam Center in Doraville, and for the first time in the history of The Center, officially license and ordain a ministerial team. This is indicative of the increase of influence and exposure, and the responsibilities of ministry that this season will demand. I need help, and the help has arrived...these are my beloved Sons, hear ye them. Sooo...I embrace the season of fresh produce with full eyes, and a clear heart. I anxiously await this year of the “NEW” Harvest, as I truly believe that this is to be the greatest year of our lives, thus far. So dReamers, dReam ON! I command you to SEE! See with a prophetic eye, see with the eyes of God, as you take on the Mind of God. This is the year we cement increase in our generation and in our bloodlines. This is the year we establish wealth and liberty as an inheritance for those coming after us. This is the year we get our strength and vision back. This is the year we finish what we started. This is the year we take hold of what we’ve been praying for. This is... ...the year we SEE IT!

william h. Murphy iii, – lead Pastor The dReam Center Church of ATL

Let’s all commit to staying on one accord as we see the many manifestations come to pass and begin to rejoice with one another, for one another. – Marsha Burke

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February 2009 dReamScene  

This is the monthly magazine of the dReam Center church of ATLANTA.

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