December-2-2021

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December 2, 2021

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ. Phil 1:9

Prayer List

New: Week of 12/5/2021
Almost There ministry
Marilyn Chaney
Le Church
Karen D
Carl & Gail Gooding
Pat Hanks
BJ Hunter
Ann Irwin’s dau. Alysha
Suzy Jenkins
Margie Long's mother
Susan Lovingood
John Nettles
Kelly Norville
Adam Page & dau. Meredith
Adam Pharo
Steve & Becky Swanson
Taylor Family
Karen Townsend
Donna Viduna

**Previous Requests**
Jim Claar’s family
Dale Frady
David Gust
Debra Harper
Bubba Hedden
Larry Holt
Robin Kimsey
Gary Leonhardt
Jimmy McAdams
Pat Shell
Sam Shell
Farrah Taylor
Gloria Wilson’s family
Clyde Winn

Recovering from recent illness/surgery

Lottie Dotson, at home
Pat Hanks, at home
Nancy Kelly

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
Wayne & Rene Garn, at home
Hal & Nancy Harper, at home
Jean Hattaway , at home
Audrey Hixson, hospice
BJ Hunter, at home
Connie Lake, CRNH
Flora McNabb, at home
Adele Moody, Brasstown
Fran Peacock, at home
Flora Jean Roberts, Union
Harold Smith, at home
Callie Stahl, Brasstown
Anne & Sam Wilburn, at home
Ward Wooley, at home

In the Hospital

Mike Hedden, CRNH
Rosemary Robinson, Erlanger

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].

Sympathy

Wayne & Dianne Nelson, at the death of her mother, Joan Cochran.
Brenda Franklin, at the death of her sister.

Kingdom Prayer Focus

Heavenly Father, we thank you for telling us in your word that you are always with us, even when there are times when we feel abandoned. We wait for you to answer our cries for help, and we can’t find You over the horizon of our troubles. Oh Lord, as our praises reach your throne be merciful to us! We have seen what you have done in the past and we have experienced your goodness. Your ways are eternal Lord, so we ask you to do it again…deliver us, save us! Give us that anchor to hold on to in times of trouble. Remind us of that anchor as we patiently wait for you, even when it seems there is no hope. And let us rejoice, knowing that our hope is Jesus, and only Jesus, who is the savior of the world. In His holy name, amen.

Reminders/Announcements

BUDGET and FINANCE NEWS

  • There will be a called church conference this Sunday, December 5th to vote to approve the 2022 proposed budget immediately following the service.
  • Year end contributions may be given on any Sunday in December or you may give online at: https://mcconnellchurch.org/give/
  • Your mailed or online financial contributions must be postmarked or given online through our website on or before Friday, 12/31/2021 to be included with your 2021 contributions.

Lottie Moon Week of Prayer | 11/28 thru 12/5
Every day, 155,473 people enter eternity without the hope of Jesus. Please join us as we observe the Week of Prayer for International Missions, where Southern Baptists pray for IMB missionaries, their ministries and the unreached people and places they serve. Please pray & give generously during the month of December. Our 2021 goal is $33,000.

FIRST STEPS/NEW MEMBERS CLASS - 12/5
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 December 5th, 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 sign up online by clicking here.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT BRASSTOWN | 12/12
Join Pastor Steve Awtrey to go Christmas Caroling at Brasstown Manor on Sunday 12/12 at 5:00 p.m. We will finish in plenty of time to attend the Christmas Cantata at 6:00 p.m. Call Pastor Steve Awtrey for more info at 706-896-2281.

CHRISTMAS CANTATA - BETWEEN THE GIANTS - 12/12
Our story this year takes place in a coffee shop using modern day characters from the Christmas story. You can see them come to life as they celebrate Christmas and realize there's more to our Christian lives than just living between the giants of Christmas and Easter. Come and worship with us on Sunday, December 12 at 6:00 PM.

THRIVE MOMS | 12/14
Come spend time with other moms who can relate and support you! For the busy month of December, we will be meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14th from 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 text Calah Pearson (706) 599-9144 or email [email protected].

OCC SHOEBOX NEWS
We had 455 shoeboxes filled by McConnell this year with another 59 done online for a grand total of 514. McConnell also serves as a drop off location for other churches/individuals and this year we received a total of 1500 shoeboxes – the most ever received here! Thank you to all who helped with this ministry!

11/28/2021

Budget

Moving Mountains

Weekly

YTD

Weekly

Since last pmt.

Required

$26,413.71

$1,294,271.79

$7,286.43

$29,145.72

 To Date

Received

$15,147.00

$1,325,475.93

$6,120.00

$382,431.41

Facebook and YouTube Attendance and Views for 11/28/2021

In Church
Attendance

SS Attendance

Facebook and YouTube Views

Total People Reached

333

160

2,694

This week: 3,067