December 9 2021

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December 9, 2021

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8

Prayer List

New: Week of 12/5/2021
Alysha and baby Pierce
Theresa Arrowood
Brian Childress
Karen D
Larry Grogan
Banks Harvey
Angie Kelley
Debbie Louder
Brooke Moye
Judy Peebles
Adam P
Adam Ph
Karen Townsend
Susan Willrich

**Previous Requests**
Jimmy Chastain
Jim Claar’s family
Dale Frady
Carl & Gail Gooding
David Gust
Suzy Jenkins
Robin Kimsey
Gary Leonhardt
Susan Lovingood
Jimmy McAdams
John Nettles
Pat Shell
Farrah Taylor
Taylor Family
Gloria Wilson’s family

Recovering from recent illness/surgery

Sid Berkstresser
Lottie Dotson
Stan Gunter
Pat Hanks
Glenn Herreid
Nancy Kelly
Rosemary Robinson
Paige Sessions
Donna Viduna
Bob Williams

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

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

Bob and Emily Winn & family, at the death of his father, Clyde Winn.
Garland and Lori Hill & family, at the death of her uncle, Vernon Norman

Kingdom Prayer Focus

Heavenly Father, we are thankful for interruptions in our lives that, in the past, have kept us out of trouble. In hindsight, we can see these were opportunities for blessing where You taught us to believe You, trust You, and step out on faith while relying wholly on You. So, why is it that we are so afraid of your plans? Why do we feel that your interruptions are inconvenient? Lord, teach us that even though Your purposes are different from our plans, you can help us to surrender in a way that proves you are a way-maker! You can make a way where we cannot see a way. So, help us to stop playing it safe, stop our never-ending faith in the what-ifs, and remind us to look for invitations from you each day. For we know that we can’t please you without faith in your son Jesus Christ. In his Holy name, amen.

Reminders/Announcements

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.

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.  Please come and worship with us on Sunday, December 12th at 6:00 PM. Nursery will be provided.

SOUL CARE KIT ASSEMBLY | 12/14
We are in need of volunteers to help assemble 800 - 1,000 Soul Care Kits on Tuesday, December 14th at 5:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. If you want to help, please sign up at the Welcome Desk.

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]

CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT BRASSTOWN | 12/19
Christmas Caroling at Brasstown Manor has been rescheduled to next Sunday, December 19th at 5:00 p.m. Meet Pastor Steve at the Manor at 4:45 p.m.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE | 12/21
There will be a blood drive on Tuesday, December 21st from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm, in the Family Life Center. There’s currently an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types. Our annual Christmas blood drive helps ensure that blood products are readily available for patients in need at a time when the need is critical. Please visit www.redcross.org to make an appointment to donate.

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.
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To make the holiday special for our dedicated volunteers and staff, our worship service on December 26th will be virtual only.  This will allow for more holiday time with their families, So, join us online Sunday, December 26th at 10:15 am for THE DAY AFTER Christmas service.

12/5/2021

Budget

Moving Mountains

Weekly

YTD

Weekly

Since last pmt.

Required

$26,413.71

$1,320,685.50

$7,286.43

$36,432.15

 To Date

Received

$51,246.60

$1,376,722.53

$7,043.00

$389,474.41

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering to Date: $29,815.00

Facebook and YouTube Attendance and Views for 12/5/2021

In Church
Attendance

SS Attendance

Facebook and YouTube Views

Total People Reached

394

189

3,805

This week: 4,199