March 30th 2023
He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 2 Tim 1:9
New: Week of 3/30/2023
Mike & Hannah Emerson
Recovering from recent illness/surgery
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
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].
John & Karen Gallogly, at the death of Karen’s father, Vaughn Barrett
Nancy Kelly & Sunnie Anne White, at the death of their brother (on 12/26/22), Bob White
Kingdom Prayer Focus
Lord, we lift our praises up to You because You are good. You pass down blessings to us and Your status determines our status. We are thankful that Jesus set the example for us when he called You Father. Teach our earthly fathers to be the example and pass that along to us, for to know who You are, reveals who we are. We all have imperfect earthly fathers, so we thank You for filling in that void for each of us, whatever it may be. And just like Jesus said he could do nothing by himself, neither can we. So, help us to see that we need You to guide us in all that we say and do. Teach us to be keenly aware of what You are doing and to imitate You. We ask that You touch us and confirm who we are in You. Open our hearts to an intimate relationship that gives us the freedom to call You Abba, Papa, Daddy. And then let us be adventurously expectant as we encounter the path You set before us. In the name of Jesus, amen.
ATTENTION: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
There will be in-house wiring work by contractors the week of 4/3.
Please watch the calendar for changes in location
and/or cancelations of ministries from 4/3 to 4/7.
SOUP'S ON NEWS: The Soups On! Ministry is up and running again after a brief pause. Soup and all supplies have been replenished! To God be the glory.
TRAVIS SAYLOR MEMORIAL SERVICE | 4/1
The Travis Saylor Memorial Service is this Saturday, 4/1, at 2:00 p.m. in the Worship Center. Visitation for the family is at 1:30 p.m.
SENIOR BREAKFAST/FELLOWSHIP | 4/2
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!
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP | 4/4
The Towns County Alzheimer’s & Dementia Monthly Support Group, facilitated by Shannon Larsen, will meet on Tuesday, April 4th at 1:30 pm in room #219-FLC. (note location change). For more info Call Shannon at: 706-885-4643.
WMU | 4/6
The Nannie Rose Tatham/WMU monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, April 6th at 10:00 am in Room LL-026 (note location change). 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.
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.
EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE | 4/9
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 4/9
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. Ourannual 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 www.redcross.org and enter zip code 30546 to make your appointment now, or click here.
TWO NEW OPPORTUNITES TO SERVE!
- SAMARITAN’S PURSE DISASTER RELIEF: This last Friday a EF4 tornado rolled through MS causing 100 miles of damage. Samaritan’s Purse needs our help. We have room for 8 men and 2 women for the Amory, MS deployment for April 10-15. If you are interested and can go on these dates please email Pat Nesbitt at: [email protected] to save a spot. More info can be found at https://www.spvolunteer.org/project-response/664
- CAMP HOSANNA CABIN CLEANING: Saturday, April 15th; 9:00 am—noon. This is a multi-church project through the Hiawassee Baptist Association to help Camp Hosanna get ready for summer camp. Each church will take a cabin, and help with cleaning the bath houses, so bring your cleaning supplies and be prepared to work together. Afterward, we will take the time to prayer-walk the grounds and pray for the leaders that will be coming along with the children God sends. More info about Camp Hosanna can be found at http://www.camphosanna.org/about.html
Since last pmt.
Annie Armstrong Offering to Date: $20,711.54
Attendance for 3/30/2023