February 24, 2022

Church OfficeThe Wednesday Connection


February 24, 2022

I am the vine, and you are the branches. If you stay joined to me, and I stay joined to you, then you will produce lots of fruit. But you cannot do anything without me. John 15:5

Prayer List

New Requests: Week of 2/20/2022
Stan Brown
Stacia Childress
Wesley Claar
Dona Corell
Allan & Peggy Driskell
Mike Emerson
Jim Heard
Cyndi Larson
Amanda Miller
Bob & Phyllis Miller
Kip Paxton
Ingrid Reeves
Brian Schrage
Billy Timms

**Previous Requests**
Theresa Arrowood & Mark Hanna
Mary Dolvin’s niece Sophie
Dale Frady
John Gallogly
David Gust
Banks Harvey
Larry Holt
Dea Hunter
Phyllis Jackson
Gary Leonhardt
Jimmy McAdams
Casey, Lisa & Katerina McConnell
Della McLain
Pete & JB Peugh
Cassandra Ratliff
Michael Reed
Elias Richardson
Pat Shell
Farrah Taylor
Jay Thorpe
Karen Townsend

Recovering from recent illness/surgery

Mary Ann Dermody
John Gallogly
Eddie Hales
Ann Hammond
Mike Hedden
Nancy Kelly, The Oaks NH, Athens GA
Curt Ledford

Homebound/Nursing Home

Jerry & Jean Armstrong, at home
Walter & Ann Berg, 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
Camilla Hogsed, CRNH
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 Tatum, Brasstown
Anne & Sam Wilburn, at home
Ward Wooley, at home

In the Hospital

Gary Leonhardt, NEGA
Bill Rahn, Augusta University
Laverne Shook, NEGA

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].


Scott & April Porter, at the death of Scott’s dad, Joe Porter.
The Eaton family, at the death of Bob Eaton.

Kingdom Prayer Focus

Heavenly father, we are blessed to know that you want us to be mission driven, and that you have given us a foundation based on unity. We are thankful that it was your design for us to be better at serving you together than apart. Forgive us when you find us together but not united. Watch over us and keep us ever mindful for the reason you want us united. It is because our enemy the devil schemes to divide us, not only in our marriages, but in our church family. We know that divisions come when two or more visions are competing with each other. You tell us in your Word that there can only be one... And that one is Jesus! Unite us with a common mission and a common enemy. Oh Lord, remind us to glorify you and exalt your name together! In Christ’s Holy name, amen.


Offering Envelopes
The company which provides our offering envelopes has notified us of a production delay which impacts our ability to provide the envelopes to you. Once we receive these, they will be placed on tables in the Welcome Center for pick up. There are My Offering envelopes in the pew pockets which can be used until you receive your envelopes.

The Hope Room is not accepting donations at this time. We will be processing all your recently donated items in order to start getting ready for Spring. We are still open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays so our community can stock up on warm winter clothing. We are so thankful for the generosity of our church members!

Men of all ages are invited to come to our McConnell Men’s ministry. Facilitated by Pastor Steve Awtrey, this group meets monthly at 6:00 p.m. in the Lodge with dinner provided. For the February meeting, we will continue The Chosen series followed by group discussion. This is a great outreach event, so invite someone to come with you!

The Ray Nicholson Scholarship was established in 1975 in memory of Ray Nicholson, to benefit graduating seniors from Towns, Union, & Clay Counties. Ray was a longtime resident and educator of Towns County and a loyal church member. Donations to this scholarship fund may be made at any time by designating “Ray Nicholson Scholarship” on your check or online donation.
Beginning in March, applications for the Scholarship will be available in the Church Office, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to noon. Applications must be completed & submitted by April 11th at noon to be considered.

A short term small group Bible study starts March 2 based on the book “Total Forgiveness” by R.T. Kendall. It will meet on the five Wednesdays in March from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM in #231-FLC. You will learn Bible based strategies for forgiving others, forgiving God, and forgiving yourself. For questions or details, call or text Pat Turner at 770-617-9802. To register, text “forgive” to 706-995-7515.

Our Awana program at McConnell has grown by leaps and bounds and we have a record number of kids showing up! We are in need of volunteers who are willing to commit Mondays throughout the school year to help us minister to these children with God’s Word. Call Tom Wade for more info at 478-285-0031.

We will have baptism on Sunday morning, March 6th. 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 on 3/6 or at a later date, contact the church office at 706-896-2281.



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