March 24, 2022
So we have been sent to speak for Christ. It is as if God is calling to you through us. We speak for Christ when we beg you to be at peace with God. 2 Cor 5:20
New: Week of 3/20/2022
Helen & Beth Partridge
Pete & JB Peugh
Recovering from recent illness/surgery
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
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
Tommy Tatum, Brasstown
Anne & Sam Wilburn, at home
Ward Wooley, at home
In the Hospital
The Hammond family, at the death of Ann Hammond,
Kingdom Prayer Focus
Lord God, we thank you for the invitation to your party with the offer of a place at your table! Thank you that you love us enough to ask for a response to that invitation. We know that you have forgiven so many of us when we made excuses, or set the invitation aside until we felt ready or “worthy” to be your guest. But, you extended patience with us as we grappled with our decision. You said, Come Thirsty, Come Hungry, Come as You Are. Then your Holy Spirit drew us as we responded to that invite with a resounding YES! Help us now to minister to those around us who are setting aside your invitation. May they find the same faith and trust that we did as your Holy Spirit works to help them on their journey. In Jesus’ holy name, amen.
Offering Envelopes are in!
Your Offering Envelopes are now available in the Welcome Center.
Pick them up during service times,
or stop by the church to pick them up during office hours:
Mon - Thurs, 8 am - 4 pm or Fri, 9-noon.
MEN’s MINISTRY | 3/27
Men of all ages are invited to come to our McConnell Men’s ministry tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the Lodge Facilitated by Pastor Steve Awtrey, this group meets monthly in the Lodge with dinner provided. We will continue The Chosen series followed by group discussion. This is a great outreach event, so invite someone to come with you!
DEACON’S MEETING | 3/28
There will be a Deacon’s meeting Monday, 3/28 at 7:00 p.m. in the choir Suite.
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP | 4/5
The Towns County Alzheimer’s Support Group, facilitated by Shannon Larsen, will return to meeting in person on Tuesday April 5th at 1:30 pm in room #219-FLC.
WMU | 4/7
The Nannie Rose Tatham/WMU monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, April 7th 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. This month, come hear Jean Champion talk about their lives as IMB missionaries in Argentina and Venezuela.
FIRST STEPS/NEW MEMBERS CLASS | 4/10
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 April 10th, 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. Call the church office to register at 706-896-2281 or sign up online.
BLOOD DRIVE | 4/12
There’s currently an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types due to both the pandemic and other recent weather-related events. Our annual Spring blood drive, on April 12th 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 www.redcross.org and enter zip code 30546 to make an appointment or click here.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE | 4/15
There will be a worship service with communion on Friday, April 15th at 6:00 pm. Be sure to join us and invite your family and friends.
RAY NICHOLSON SCHOLARSHIP
Applications for the Scholarship are 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.
MCCONNELL PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION
Preschool registration for the 2022/23 school year has begun. Registration will continue to be open to the public at 8:30 a.m. daily thru 4/1. For more info contact Emily Winn, Preschool Director, at 706-896-2281.
We will continue collecting donations for the Annie Armstrong Easter offering thru April 17th. Special Annie Armstrong offering envelopes are available in the pew pockets, or you can designate in the memo line of your check. You can also give online. Our 2022 goal is $20,000.
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR AVAILABLE
The church has a working electric wheelchair with a new battery. It is available to anyone who needs it. Please call the church office for information at 706-896-2281.
Since last pmt.
Annie Armstrong: $3,640 Ukraine Relief: $18,400
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This week: 2,444