March 23, 2023

Church OfficeThe Wednesday Connection


March 16th 2023

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Prayer List

New: Week of 3/19/2023
Billy Bettis
Bill Blumreich
Natalie Carter
Stacia Childress
Mike Emerson
John & Julie Hamilton
Tom Harmon
Dea Hunter
Scott & Tracy Jette
Max K.
Brenda Thomas
Melody Tupper
Dustin Woods

Recovering from recent illness/surgery

Suzy Jenkins
Debbie Leonhardt
Allen Partridge
Charlie Rogers
Denise Rudder

In the Hospital

Evelyn Arnold, CRH
Ken Brewer, NEGA
Roberta Copeland, NEGA
Yolanda Keating, at home
John Noon, FL
Harold Smith, Stonehenge
Flora Jean Roberts, Union NH
Kay Yandell, Hayesville House

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].


Mary Dolvin & Judy Naylor, at the death of their cousin, Louise.

Kingdom Prayer Focus

Lord Jesus, you are the bridegroom and we are your bride. We love that you use the language from the marriage covenant to show that you chose us! We are thankful that you have guidelines and expectations of how we are to keep the covenant we made with you, and with each other. We are also thankful that despite our failures, you chose us, even though you knew our dark side before we were born. Open our eyes to see where we fail, open our hearts to forgive one another, and to remember that marriage matters to You. Remind us that our marriage covenant is based on mutual commitment motivated by sacrificial love. And that commitment is a daily decision based on a life-time commitment! Help us to see that our marriage is simply a reflection of our attitude and our view of You. Only then can we reflect that sacrificial love to each other in the same way you demonstrated your love for us by carrying it to the cross. In your Holy name, amen.


We will continue collecting donations for the Annie Armstrong Easter offering thru April 9th. Special Annie Armstrong offering envelopes will be available in the pew pockets, or you can designate your online donation in the memo line of your check. Our 2023 goal is $25,000.

Landscape Workday| 3/25
The Grounds Committee needs your help in cleaning up our church grounds on Saturday, March 25th.  Activities will begin at 8:30 am and will end around noon and all are welcome to come help!   Bring your yard tools for spreading mulch (shovels, rakes, blowers, etc.) and enjoy a great day outside with others preparing our grounds for Easter!!  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Wayne Hundley at 706-896-2281.

The McConnell Deacon Body would like to invite all senior citizens over 60 to  their monthly breakfast fellowship next Sunday, April 2nd, in the Family Life Center from 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Come and have coffee and eat with friends!

There will be in-house wiring work by contractors the week of 4/3.
Please watch the calendar for changes in locations
and cancelations of ministries from 4/3 to 4/7.

Good Friday Service | 4/7
There will be a worship service on Good Friday, April 7th at 6:00 pm. Be sure to join us and invite your friends and family. The church office will be closed on this day.

Celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ at the annual Sunrise Service at Hamilton Gardens at 7:00 a.m. This early morning, outdoor service will be hosted by Hiawassee United Methodist Church with the message by Rev. Fred Whitley. This is a great way to start this Easter Sunday! Come enjoy uplifting music and an encouraging word as we praise & honor Him! A love offering will be taken and all proceeds will be donated to a local charity.

Easter Worship Service
Following the sunrise service, McConnell will continue the celebration at the 10:15 am morning service. All Sunday School classes will meet as scheduled. The choir & band, under the direction of Chris Adams, will present special music. Come worship with us!

RED CROSS Blood Drive 4/11
There’s currently an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types.  Our annual Spring blood drive, Tuesday April 11th from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm, helps ensure that blood products are readily available for patients in need at a time when the need is critical.   Please visit and enter zip code 30546 to make your appointment now, or click here.



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                       Annie Armstrong Offering to Date: $18,946.54

Attendance for 3/19/2023

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