There’s something special about Athens. Whether you were born-and-raised, spent 4+ years studying, living your best single life, or moved back here to raise your family, you know, deep down, there’s just something special about this city, and you don’t have to spend long before it finds its way into your heart. The beautiful thing about Athens is everyone falls in love with Athens for a different reason—it’s different for the single mom than the retiree, for the college student than the young family. And while we might all love something different about our city, we can all say Athens I Love You®.
Athens I Love You® is more than a catchy motto. It’s the heartbeat of Athens Church for our city; in fact, love is at the heart of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. We deeply love our city—its quirks and all—and we want to share the love of Jesus with everyone who calls Athens home. But we know actions speak louder than words; so, we want to show our love by investing, engaging, and supporting our city. Because that’s what you do when you love something! Instead of recreating the wheel, we’ve chosen to partner with local, non-profit partners who are already doing incredible work in our city to continue to show our city we love it. Learn about ways you can put love into action below.
Earlier this year, Athens Church was able to give away 10% of everything given here to local non-profit partners. Our partners were so overwhelmed by your generosity that we wanted to do it again! From Sunday, September 13 through November 1, Athens Church will be giving away 10% of everything to local non-profit partners during this time period. Check back soon for an update on how generous you’ve been during this season!
We’ve talked a lot around here about how serving is one of the easiest ways to shift your focus from yourself and onto others. It’s a tangible way that we can serve our city by giving away our time and abilities. Athens I Love You® Service Projects are now closed, but we partner with some great organizations throughout the year who are always looking for help. Check back soon for an update on how you’ve been able to serve our city during this season!
Doesn’t it feel like everyone can use a little bit more love right now? We think so too. It is in the name after all! We want to mobilize the people of Athens Church to tangibly show the people of our city that they are loved not only by others but also by God. This year, on Sunday, November 1, we collected warm clothes for The Sparrow’s Nest. Check back soon for an update on how you’ve been able to love our city during this season!
We’re always updating our store with new shirts, apparel, items, and designs. Make plans to you visit us at Athens Church on Sundays to see what’s new in-stock and add some Athens I Love You® to your wardrobe to show how you love our city! Currently apparel and other Athens I Love You® items are only available for purchase on-site.