April 14, 2022

Church OfficeThe Wednesday Connection


April 14, 2022

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4: 11-12

Prayer List

New: Week of 4/10/2022
Craig & Kathy Childers
Harper Cross
Cornelia Harnage
Michael Ledford
Debbie Leonhardt
Kaye Monello
Ingrid Reeves
Kathy Rice
Harold Smith

**Previous Requests**
Brenda Arnett
Jean Champion
Wesley Claar
Mike Emerson
Dale Frady
Katie Gilbert
David Gust
Jim & Sherry Heard
Phyllis Jackson
Jimmy McAdams
Helen & Beth Partridge
Kip Paxton
Pete & JB Peugh
Brian Schrage
Pat Shell
Farrah Taylor
Jay Thorpe
Karen Townsend
Larry Williams

Recovering from recent illness/surgery

Pat Burgess
Gabe Douberly
Peggy Driskell
Eddie Hales
Mike Hedden
Linda Kovaleski
Curt Ledford
Shirley Moody
Faye Nicholson
Glenn Wright

Homebound/Nursing Home

Jerry & Jean Armstrong, at home
Marilyn Bostrom, Brasstown
Lynn Blumreich, at home
Gene Brumbaugh, at home
Pat Burgess, at home
Clella Byers, at home
Roy and Jeannette Cole
Rene Garn, at home
Hal & Nancy Harper, at home
Jean Hattaway, at home
BJ Hunter, at home
Connie Lake, CRNH
Flora McNabb, at home
Fran Peacock, at home
Flora Jean Roberts, Union
Harold Smith, at home
Tommy Tatum, Brasstown
Anne & Sam Wilburn, at home
Ward Wooley, at home

In the Hospital

Cale Crawford, UGH
Adeline Ledford, Scottish Rite

Prayer requests:
If you would like to be added to this prayer list, please contact the church office at
706-896-2281, or email your request to Chris at: [email protected].


Lisa Bryant, at the death of her husband, Jim Bryant.
Pastor Steve & Desi Taylor and family, at the death of Steve’s uncle, Billy Timms.

Kingdom Prayer Focus

Father, You are a covenant making God, and we are thankful that You have designed us to be a covenant community. Thank You for the reminder that we must no longer live for ourselves, but for Your Son, who lives in us. So convict us when we threaten that community by making an idol of our self. Guide our decisions so they are a reflection of You, and not of our own self-interests. Remind us that our true community is in our love-relationship with You and the love we have for our neighbor. Help us to be united in our love for You, and to fight for one another, so the victory will be Yours. And teach us to work together, because none of us will truly find rest, until we are all at rest. For our mission is to help people find and follow You. Only then can we settle into that peace & security we have been striving for. And then we will know that we are truly at home. We give You the glory and honor, in Jesus name, amen.


Offering Envelopes are now available in the Welcome area. You can also stop by the church to pick them up Mon -Thurs, 8 - 4 pm or Fri, 8-noon. If you do not want your envelopes, there is a basket on the table to recycle.

There will be a Special Worship service with Communion on Good Friday, April 15th at 6:00 pm. Be sure to join us and invite your friends and family.

Celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ at the annual Sunrise Service at Hamilton Gardens at 7:00 a.m. This early morning, outdoor service will be hosted by Hiawassee United Methodist Church with the message by Rev. Fred Whitley. This is a great way to start this Easter Sunday! Come enjoy uplifting music and an encouraging word as we praise & honor Him! A love offering will be taken and all proceeds will be donated to the Towns County Food Pantry.

Following the sunrise service, McConnell will continue the celebration at the 10:15 am morning service. All Sunday School classes will meet as scheduled. The choir & band, under the direction of Chris Adams, will present special music. Come worship with us!

Come spend time with other moms who can relate and support you! We will meet on the third Tuesday of each month during the school year, 6:00-7:30 pm, in The Lodge. Opportunities to serve with Thrive: Have you been blessed with a few extra minutes and a desire to serve our community? Please consider pouring some of your time into our Thrive ministry! For more info call or text Calah Pearson (706) 599-9144 or email [email protected]. To RSVP, text "thrive" to 706-995-7515.

There will be a deacon huddle in the conference room on Sunday morning, April 24th at 8:30 a.m.  All deacon’s are asked to attend.

Men of all ages are invited to come to our McConnell Men’s ministry on Sunday April 24th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lodge  Facilitated by Pastor Steve Awtrey, this group meets on the 4th Sunday of each month in the Lodge with dinner provided. We will be starting a new study of the Gospel of John, taught by Dr. Tony Evans, which encourages us to turn to Christ by reminding us of the two purposes for the beloved disciple’s book - that we should believe in Jesus and find life in his name. Invite a friend and join us!

Calling all VBS volunteers! VBS 2022 is June 20th - 24th. If you have already committed to serve, or are interested in serving at VBS 2022, come to a short informational meeting on Sunday 4/24 immediately following the worship service in the Children’s dept. (PEAK Kids room). Call or text Pastor Steve Awtrey for more information at 205-567-7729.

The Quarterly Church Conference will be Wednesday, 4/27, at 6:00 pm in the Worship Center before the bible study. The Quarterly Financial Reports will be available at the Welcome Desk on the 24th.  During the upcoming week, the reports will also be distributed to all members and attendees who have an email address on file.

The church has an electric wheelchair with a new battery. It is available to anyone who needs it. Please call the church office for info at 706-896-2281.

Text "addiction" to 706-995-7515 to be contacted with details on getting help for any type of addiction, for yourself or others.



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