February 23, 2023

Church OfficeThe Wednesday Connection


February 23rd 2023

As a deer gets thirsty for streams of water, I truly am thirsty for you, my God. Psalms 42:1

Prayer List

New: Week of 2/23/2023
Vicky Barefield
Alayna Branch
Stacia Childress
Solomon Edmundson
Mike Emerson
Diane Holloway
Paul & Janice
Allen Partridge
Marilyn Plunkett
John & Kay Yandell

Recovering from recent illness/surgery

Barbara Caruthers
Sandy Turner

In the Hospital

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].


Eddie & Georgia Corn, at the death of Eddie’s sister, Carolyn Corn Dockery.
Daniel & Denise Rudder, at the death of Daniel’s brother, Donley Rudder.
Pat & Beverly Turner, at the death of Pat’s stepsister.

Kingdom Prayer Focus

Lord we thank You for the blessing of living where we do. You have brought together a beautiful community of believers who, (for the most part) live together in respect and love for one another. Remind us that this is not of ourselves, but of You. You have given us that most perfect love that only comes from knowing who You are and having Your Holy Spirit in control of our lives. So how do we demonstrate Your love to those who have contempt for You? How do we speak the truth in love to those who don’t want to hear it? Give us a mindset of relationship, show us how to step in and meet people at the point of their need. Show us how to build a rapport with those who think differently than us, so we earn the right to speak about the truth of Your love. And help us do all this with such a gentleness of Spirit, that You cannot be denied. In Jesus name, amen.


Calling all deacons! There will be a Deacon Huddle on Sunday, February 26th at 8:30 a.m. in the Conference Rm. (NO deacon meeting this month.)

Lord’s Supper & SPECIAL Offering | 2/26
Prepare your hearts and join us on Sunday, February 26th for The Lord’s Supper. A special  offering will be taken at the end of the service for Almost There, Inc.

Baptism Sunday | 2/26
We will have baptism on Sunday morning, February 26th. Come and celebrate what God has done to bring these individuals into His family, and through that, into this church family. If you, or someone you know would like to be baptized, fill out our online form at https://mcconnellchurch.org/baptism/ or contact the church office at 706-896-2281.

This Sunday night, Feb 26th, join Pastor Steve Awtrey as we walk through the book of Acts and look at the story of the early church and see how God is calling us to be part of that story today. We'll meet in the lodge at 6:00 pm for supper, followed by our study of Acts. Invite a friend!

WMU | 3/2
The Nannie Rose Tatham/WMU monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, March 2nd 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.

IF:Hiawassee | 3/3  - 3/4
The McConnell Women’s Ministry is hosting a local If:Gathering on Friday evening, March 3rd, at 6:15 pm—9:30 pm and Saturday, from 9:00 am— 4:00 pm, in The Lodge. Cost is $19 per person and pre-registration is required!  A continental breakfast and a light lunch will be provided on Saturday.  Register at https://www.ifgathering.com/find-an-iflocal Enter Zip Code 30546 and look for If: Hiawassee. Click on the green registration button.  Questions?  Contact Calah Pearson at [email protected]

The McConnell Deacon Body would like to invite all senior citizens over 60 to  their monthly breakfast fellowship next Sunday, March 5th, in the Family Life Center from 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Come and have coffee and eat with friends!

There are two scholarships available to graduating high school seniors - the Ray Nicholson Scholarship, which is available to Towns, Union & Clay County students and the Frances Johnston Hirschy Memorial Nursing Scholarship, which is available to Towns & Clay County students pursuing a nursing degree.  Applications are available in the church office, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. until noon.  Applications for both scholarships must be completed & submitted to the church office by noon on Monday, April 3, 2023.

The Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer is March 5th thru March 12th. Prayer guides will be available at the Welcome Desk soon. Your prayers and gifts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® provide support for more than 5,000 missionaries. Special Annie Armstrong offering envelopes will be available in the pew pockets starting March 5th thru April 9th. You can also designate Annie Armstrong in your online donation or in the memo line of your check. Our 2023 goal is $25,000.



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