January 20, 2022

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January 20, 2022

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James 1: 2-3

Prayer List

New: Week of 1/16/2022
Rod & Tracy Brandt
Cy Gray
Elias Richardson
Ellen Shook
Glenn Wright's mother

**Previous Requests**
Theresa Arrowood & Mark Hanna
Patricia Ashley
Ruth Busch
Jim Claar’s family
Dona Corell
Karen D
Mary Dolvin’s niece Sophia
Mike Emerson
Dale Frady
David Gust
Eddie Hales
Paul & Phyllis Jackson
Robin Kimsey
Gary Leonhardt
Jimmy McAdams
Allen Monello
Adam Ph
Terry Pittman
Jim Ransak
Michael Reed
Rhett Robinson
Pat Shell
Farrah Taylor
Karen Townsend

Recovering from recent illness/surgery

Ann Hammond
Mike Hedden
Nancy Kelly
Debbie Wade
Susan Willrich

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
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

Camilla Hogsed, 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].


Debbe Craig and family at the death of her mother, Carolyn Albury.
Ebb & Lydia Boeckel, at the death of Ebb’s sister, Erika Leitman.
The family of Jean Grady
Rene Garn, Don & Beth Spaeth, at the death of Rene's husband and Beth’s dad, Wayne Garn.
Homer & Jeanine Goddard, at the death of Homer’s sister, Pat Jennings.
Eddie & Paula Roach, at the death of Eddie’s father, Charles Roach.
Trace & Rondie Vaughn, at the death of Trace’s brother, Tommy Childers.

Kingdom Prayer Focus

Father, thank you for the free gift of boldness that you offer us. We know that Jesus wants us to proclaim the gospel to those who haven't heard it yet. So, help us to grow in our boldness and to overcome the fear of sharing our faith, even when we feel rejected or ridiculed. We know that salvation is found in no one else but Jesus, yet we fail to speak boldly about what we believe deeply. Help us to remember that Jesus must always be first. That we, as believers, must deny ourselves daily, and take up our cross and follow him. We want to be new and different and if we follow him it must be less about us, and more about him. We ask for you to remind us that people’s eternal destiny is in the balance. So give each of us 1 person this year to share the gospel with. Make us fearless, and full of fire and passion so that people will be shocked at our boldness, in Jesus’ name, amen.



  • The company which provides our offering envelopes has notified us of a production delay which impacts our ability to provide the envelopes to you in early January. At this time, the earliest estimated arrival is mid-to-late January. 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 Quarterly Financial Reports are available at the Welcome Desk. The Quarterly Church Conference will be next Wednesday, 2/26, at 6:00 pm in the Worship Center before the study.
  • To save on print and mailing costs, you will receive your 2021 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 address, call the church office.

Are you ready to be a part of a group at McConnell to share, fellowship, and study with others? There is still time to join our M-Groups in the Lodge on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. If you have questions call Pastor Danny at the church office for more information 706-896-2281.

COMMUNITY EVENT | 1/21- 1/22
“How To Raise Money-Wise Children God’s Way” live seminar and workshop presented by Bob Louder & Christian Financial Ministries at the Hiawassee Ministry and Event Center, Friday evening, Jan 21 from 7:30-9:30 & Saturday Morning, Jan 22 from 8:30-Noon.  Pickup a “Flyer” with details in the lobby or call Bob at 828-835-0888.

The Visitation for Carolyn Albury will be Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Banister-Cooper Funeral Home. Her funeral service is Friday, January 21, 2022, at 2:00 PM at McConnell Memorial Baptist Church. Interment will follow the funeral service at Osborn cemetery.

Services for Audrey Hixson, wife of Paul Hixson, will be Saturday, January 22, in the worship center. Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. with the service at 2:00 p.m.

There will be an informal visitation for Jean Grady at Banister Funeral Home on Sunday, January 23rd from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Are you feeling confused about where God has called you to serve? Do you have difficulty discerning society’s voices of what you “should” be doing versus God’s voice? Are you searching for what God wants you to do? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please consider registering for PLACE – Spiritual Gifts Inventory Class which begins on Sunday, February 6th, 9 am, through Sunday, March 7th. A signup sheet is at the Welcome desk or call Dale Willrich at 678-232-6999.

If you are new to the church or want information on joining the church, please join Pastor Steve & Pastor Danny as they share information about McConnell’s vision. The class will be held on February 13th, at 11:45 a.m., in The Lodge immediately following the morning worship service. A light lunch will be served. This class is a prerequisite for joining the church. Please call the church office to register at 706-896-2281 or sign up online by clicking here.



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