April 1 2021

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April 1st, 2021

I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalms 18:1-2

Prayer List

Robert Alexander
Jean Armstrong
Charles Awtrey
Judy Brotherton
Jim Claar’s son and family
Erin Davis
Peggy Driskell
Dale Frady
Claudia Gillis
Dot Heard
Ann Irwin
Jon (II) & Pam Irwin
Mary Jackson
Phyllis Jackson
Melinda Joyner’s friend Jane
Yolanda Keating
Robin Kimsey
Joyce Keilholtz
Gary Leonhardt
Sheryl McKenna
Shirley Moody
Bobby Jean Newbury
Jerry Nichols
Liz & Lee Norman
Wylene Penland
Pat Reed
Brandy Roquemore
Daniel & Denise Rudder
Matthew Sims
Pat Smith
Farrah Taylor
Pat Turner
Bryan Wade
Jere Weaver
Ward Wooley

Homebound/Nursing Home

Marilyn Bostrom, Brasstown
Gene Brumbaugh, at home
Pat Burgess, at home
Clella Byers, at home
Wayne & Rene Garn, at home
Homer Goddard, at home
Jean Hattaway, at home
Adele Moody, Brasstown
Fran Peacock, at home
Flora Jean Roberts, at home
Callie Stahl, Brasstown
Katherine Taylor, Blue Ridge
James Webb, at home
Ann & Sam Wilburn, at home

In the Hospital

Russ Bennett, NEGA
Sam McInturff, NEGA

Sympathy

Tom & Wanda Branch, at the death of his sister, Bobbie Jean Newbury.

Healthcare workers & First Responders

Aimee Andrews
Rick & Toni Britt’s 4 children
Andrew Burnette
Carol, nurse in Blairsville
Michael Charles
Chatuge Regional Nursing Home
Janet Curns
Wes & Heather Denton
Trystan & Alix Drummond
Grace Griffith
Debra Harper
Suzan Ledford
Debbie Louder
Terri Osborne
Katie Pointer
Sam Shell
Justin Thorpe
Sharon Williams

Reminders/Announcements

ANNIE ARMSTRONG
Your prayers and gifts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® provide support for more than 5,000 missionaries. Prayer guides are at the Welcome desk and entrance tables, and special Annie Armstrong offering envelopes are in the pew pockets. You can also give online by clicking here. Our 2021 goal is $15,000. To date we have collected $14,446.

EASTER SCHEDULE CHANGES 4/2 and 4/4
The church office will be closed on Good Friday, April 2.
There will be a sunrise service at Hamilton Gardens at 7am on Easter morning.
Easter service at McConnell 10:15 am.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE | 4/6
Our annual Spring blood drive, on April 6th from 1:00 - 6:00 pm, helps ensure that blood products are readily available for patients at a time when the need is critical. Please visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter zip code 30546 to make an appointment or click here.

COMMUNITY QUILTING GROUP | 4/7
Do you enjoy Quilting? Beginning April 7th, the community quilting group will re-start! Meetings are on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 10 am until 3 pm, in room 219 in the Family Life Center. Face masks are required. This group is open to anyone in the community. For more information, contact Kathy Taylor or the church office at 706-896-2281.

NEW BIBLE STUDY! | 4/8
The Rock, the Road & the Rabbi, Thursdays, beginning 4/8/2021 through 5/20/2021
Women of ALL AGES welcome to this 6 week study of fixing our hearts on the ROCK of salvation and walk the ROAD that leads to redemption with the RABBI-the teacher who gives eternal life to those who seek Him. We will meet in a small group with discussion times and teaching with a DVD. We hope you will join us to be inspired and encouraged in The Word. To sign up call Phyllis Miller at 706-994-2800.

FIRST STEPS CLASS | 4/11
If you are new to the church, or want information on joining the church, please join Pastor Steve & Pastor Danny as they share information about McConnell’s vision. The class will be held on April 11th, at 11:45 a.m., in The Lodge, immediately following the morning worship service. A light lunch will be served. This class is a prerequisite for joining the church. Please call the church office to register at 706-896-2281 or register using the online form by clicking here.

LORD’S SUPPER & BENEVOLENCE OFFERING | 4/11
Prepare your hearts and join us on Sunday, April 11th for communion; in-person or at home. A special benevolence offering will be taken at the end of the service for Towns County residents in-need.

NEW SMALL GROUP STUDY | 4/16
All are welcome to join the Digging Deeper Small Group which is starting a 10-lesson DVD study of Moses and the Burning Bush. This weekly study begins on Friday, April 16th, at 6:30 p.m. (Location to be determined) Please call Ed Dearborn to sign up at 706-896-0977, or email him at [email protected].

Kingdom Prayer Focus

Father, thank you for inviting us to the party and including us in your celebration! We are glad to rejoice with you and give you the glory for all the good things you have done! For you have given us a new birth and a new life through your Holy Spirit. Lord convict us when we allow emotional heartburn to rule our hearts and then refuse to share the kindness and love of the savior that you revealed to us with others. Help us not to become bitter from our past life circumstances. Remind us to pursue holiness, to celebrate what you are doing in our lives, and to celebrate others who have found you. Use our testimonies to break down the walls of bitterness so we can reach our hands out and invite others to your party. Help us Lord, to share in their joy without bitterness, for the glory is yours, and yours alone. In Jesus name, amen.

3/28/2021

Budget

Moving Mountains

Weekly

YTD

Weekly

Since last pmt.

Required

$26,413.71

$343,378.23

$7,387.16

$73,871.60

 To Date

Received

$18,127.67

$295,969.97

$5,692.00

$311,549.29

Facebook and YouTube Attendance and Views for 3/28/2021

In Church
Attendance

Facebook Live Views

YouTube
Views

Total People Reached

204

76

242

Sunday:  1,715

Total Reached from Facebook views this week:  2,379
(includes announcements and devotionals)

This week:  2,825