January 12, 2023

Church OfficeThe Wednesday Connection


January 12th 2023

Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2

Prayer List

New: Week of 1/8/2023
Lois Bartlett & family
Jerry & Gwen Camp
Brian Childress
Will DeVries
Timothy Garrett
Ann Gillespie
Scott & Tracy Jette
Tiffany & Jordan
Janie McConnell family
Marilyn Paxton
Henry Powers
Don & Pat Meyer
Rick Tapley

Recovering from recent illness/surgery

Bob Louder
Baby Barrett Mateo Smith
Steve Taylor

In the Hospital

Stacia Childress, Emory (moving to DeKalb Emory Rehab tomorrow)

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].


Lois Bartlett, at the death of her husband, Ron Bartlett

Kingdom Prayer Focus

Lord, thank You for all that you've allowed into our lives this past year, even the hard things which have reminded us how much we need You. We pray for Your Spirit to lead us each step of this New Year as we rely on Your presence every single day. We ask that You guide our decisions and turn our hearts to desire You above all else. Please open doors that need to be opened and close the ones that need to be shut tight. We ask for help to pursue You first, above every dream and desire You’ve put within our hearts. We ask for Your wisdom, for Your strength and power to be constantly present within us. We pray You would make us strong and courageous for the road ahead. Give us discernment and insight to understand Your will, hear Your voice, and know Your ways. In Jesus Name, Amen


2022/2023 Financial News

  • Offering Envelopes are now available in the Welcome area or you may come by the church to pick them up. Hours are: Mon -Thurs, 8 - 4 pm or Fri, 9-noon. If you don’t see a box with your name on it, there will be a sheet near the table to sign-up.
  • To save on print and mailing costs, you will receive your 2022 statement by email, if you have an address on file with the church office. For those with no email, your statement will be sent to the U.S. Postal address that we have on file. To update your email or mailing address, call the church office.

New Ministry—Soup’s On Luncheon | 1/17
Soup’s On is a new ministry in our church, facilitated by Linda Herreid.  It is designed to minister to anyone who would be blessed with a brief visit and a simple meal of soup & muffin.  This gesture of kindness can be extended to those just home from the hospital, a caregiver needing a bit of respite, or as community outreach with a new neighbor.  If this ministry sounds like a good fit for you, plan to join Linda for the kickoff soup & salad luncheon on Tuesday, January 17th, 11:00 am, in the Family Life Center.

The church offices will be closed on Thursday, January 19th for an in-service workday. The Hope Room will be open and keep normal hours from 1:00—3:00 p.m.

Men of all ages are invited to come to our McConnell Men’s ministry Sunday night January 22nd at 6:00 p.m. in the Lodge  Facilitated by Pastor Steve Awtrey, this group meets monthly in the Lodge with dinner provided. This is a great outreach event, so invite someone to come with you!

The Connect Team would like to invite all the attendees and/or members, who participated in the First Steps classes in 2022, to join us for a “Welcome to McConnell” lunch on January 29th, in the Family Life Center, immediately after the worship service.  We would like to learn more about you and your families, and understand how we may better connect with and serve those who are new to our church family. Please email Linda Robinson at [email protected] or call the church office with your name and number of family members attending.  For planning purposes, please reply by January 20, 2023.

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 26th, from 10:00 am - 12 noon, in room #219-FLC. If you need more information, please contact the church office.

Thank you for making hats in 2022 for our Christmas Shoeboxes.
If you would like to join us in making hats for 2023, the crochet instructions will be available in the church office.
If you knit, please share knitting instructions for a simple hat.
Looking forward to having a "hat in every box" in 2023!
Virginia Tatum, WMU



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Lottie Moon Offering Total: $35,704.48

Attendance for 1/8/2023

In Church

SS Attendance