December 23, 2021
Make your light shine, so others will see the good you do and will praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
New: Week of 12/19/2021
Theresa Arrowood & Mark Hanna
Marilyn & Tricia Ashley
Alysha and baby Pierce
Jim Claar’s family
Carl & Gail Gooding
BJ & Dea Hunter
Gloria Wilson’s family
Recovering from recent illness/surgery
Donna & Rob Viduna
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
BJ Hunter, at home
Connie Lake, CRNH
Flora McNabb, at home
Fran Peacock, at home
Flora Jean Roberts, Union
Harold Smith, at home
Callie Stahl, Brasstown
Tommy & Virginia Tatum, Brasstown
Anne & Sam Wilburn, at home
Ward Wooley, at home
In the Hospital
Ruth Guthridge, UGH
Mike Hedden, CRNH
Ann Hammond, NEGA
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].
Roy & Jeanette Cole, at the death of Jeanette’s sister, Adele Moody.
Kingdom Prayer Focus
Father, you want to be in a close relationship with us, yet so often, we find ourselves feeling distant from you. We question where we stand with you and we even doubt our own salvation. Like the shepherds in Jesus’ time, we feel unworthy of your love, inadequate to be your child, and unloved – even when we know that is untrue. We allow our Individual perception to override how we see reality. Remind us that religion will not work to strengthen our relationship with you because there is nothing we can do to earn your acceptance. The bottom line is that we need a savior and until we see ourselves as sinners, we will never know you. Help us to remember that righteousness ONLY comes by faith in Jesus Christ. In his Holy Name we pray, amen.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE | 12/24
Join us in the Worship Center on Christmas Eve at 6:00 pm for a special candlelight service and observance of the Lord’s Supper. A benevolence offering will be taken. Nursery provided for birth to 2 years.
2021 FINANCE NEWS
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 CHRISTMAS OFFERING
We will continue to collect the Lottie Moon Christmas offering for the month of December. Look for offering envelopes in the pew pockets. Our 2021 goal is $33,000.
HOLIDAY CLOSINGS & UPDATES
The church office will be closed from
Friday, December 24th thru Friday, December 31st.
We will re-open on Monday, January 3rd.
In order to give our dedicated volunteers and staff much-needed time
with their families for the holiday, our Sunday morning worship service on
December 26th will be virtual only. Please join us online using
Facebook or YouTube on (or after) Sunday, December 26th at 10:15 am
for THE DAY AFTER Christmas service.
Coming in the New Year
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP | 1/4
The Towns County Alzheimer’s Support Group, facilitated by Shannon Larsen, will meet on Tuesday, January 4th at 1:30 pm in Room #219-FLC. If you have any questions, contact Shannon at 706 885 4643 or email at: [email protected].
NEW 13-WEEK GRIEFSHARE SESSION BEGINS | 1/6
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. The next 13-week session of GriefShare will begin on Thursday, January 6th, from 10:00 am - 12 noon, in room #219-FLC. If you need more information, please contact the church office.
WMU | 1/6
The Nannie Rose Tatham/WMU monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, January 6th at 10:00 am in the Choir Suite Room LL-042. All are welcome!!! This is a wonderful
opportunity to learn about our specific mission efforts in different areas of the world, and meet new friends.
NEW! JOIN AN M GROUP! | 1/9
Are you ready to be a part of a group at McConnell to share, fellowship, and study with others? Our next M-Group will begin on January 9th. Come to the Lodge on Sunday, January 9th at 9:00 am to check it out. If you have questions call Pastor Danny at the church office for more information 706-896-2281.
AWANA ZIP LINE | 1/9
Join us on January 9th in the Family Life Center from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. for a fun-filled evening as we kick off our 2022 Awana Clubs with the Zip Line! All Kids ages pre-k to 5th grade are invited with their parents (no drop-offs). You don’t want to miss this fun evening! A light supper will be served.
New! WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY | 1/16
A new weekly bible study, “The Handwriting on the Wall” (Prophecies of Daniel) by Dr. David Jeremiah will begin on Sunday 1/16 at 6:00 p.m. in #219-FLC. If you would like more information call or text Ed Dearborn at (863) 610-8155.
Coming Soon - PLACE: Spiritual Gifts Inventory
Since last pmt.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering to date: $48,545.00
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