May 27 2021

Church OfficeThe Wednesday Connection


May 27th, 2021

You, LORD, are my God! I will praise you for doing the wonderful things you had planned and promised since ancient times. Isaiah 25:1 CEV

Prayer List

Jerry & Jean Armstrong
Patricia Ashley
Charles Awtrey
Sharon Blanton
Betty Bledsoe
Lynn Blumreich
Pat Bryson
Buford Burch
Pat Cooney
Fred Coote
Ron & Marleen Dodd
Dale Frady
Jane Goebel
Carl Gooding
Vickie Harris’ family
Margie Hornsby
Christa Houser
Jon (II) & Pam Irwin
Phyllis Jackson
Marie Jordan
Nancy Kelly
Robin Kimsey
Sue Kirk
Gary Leonhardt
Martha Miller
Murel Moody
Michelle Nerney
Brandy Roquemore
Laverne Shook
Farrah Taylor
Musa & Steve Wiles
Erika & Larry Williams
Walker Winn

Homebound/Nursing Home

Marilyn Bostrom, Brasstown
Gene Brumbaugh, at home
Pat Burgess, at home
Clella Byers, at home
Wayne & Rene Garn, at home
Homer Goddard, at home
Jean Hattaway, at home
Audrey Hixson, at home
BJ Hunter, at home
Connie Lake, CRNH
Sam McInturff, CRNH
Adele Moody, Brasstown
Fran Peacock, at home
Flora Jean Roberts, at home
Harold Smith, at home
Pat Smith, Brasstown
Callie Stahl, Brasstown
Katherine Taylor, Blue Ridge
James Webb, at home

In the Hospital

Russ Bennett, NEGA
Ruth Heusel, CRH


Ron & Marleen Dodd, at the death of their sister-in-law.
John & Roseanne Noon, at the death of their sister-in-law, Janet Bryson.
Todd & Chasidy Oakes, at the death of her brother, Michael “Tony” Kinnett
David & Debi Williams, at the death of her mother, Marion Collins.


McConnell Church members - it’s time to submit your recommendations for the office of deacons for the coming year. Our deacons serve for terms of three years after having been nominated and elected by the church. Nominees must be a McConnell church member for at least one year and meet the biblical requirements for serving. Paper recommendation forms are available at the Welcome Desk or, if you prefer, you can make your recommendations online. The deadline to make your recommendation is Sunday, June 20th.

A new Sunday School class has started in the Lower Level hallway room #026 with easy handicap access through the administrative offices for those who have trouble walking to other classrooms. The class is for all ages and genders and will be taught by Pat Wroten. She will teach “How Long O Lord, How Long?” through 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. Join them at 9:00 a.m. Sunday mornings.

Our Library is now open on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and before and after services. We are also open on Wednesdays from 10:00 am-noon, and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm. They are also requesting donations of your gently used Christian books. Please stop in, say hello, and check it out!

VBS 2021: Destination Dig 
June 21st-25th is VBS week at McConnell, from 9 am - 12 pm daily. The registration link is on our webpage at If you would like to volunteer in any capacity, contact Pastor Steve Awtrey or Chris Weaver at the church office at 706-896-2281.
We need help in the following areas: Registration, Preschool and Elementary guides,
2-preschool bible teachers,  and several games helpers.

Come join us on the 4th of July for our 4th Family Fun Fair from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the FLC and outdoors. There will be games, entertainment, and activities for all ages. Dinner will be provided by McConnell. Bring your best dessert for our judges to decide 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place blue ribbon winners. If you would like to volunteer, we need help in the following areas: food/kitchen, recreation/activities, entertainment, traffic flow/guest services, dessert contest, setup/cleanup. Please call Chris at the church office for more information at 706-896-2281.

Starting June 6th, the nursery, children, and student classes come back for the 9:00 am Sunday School hour! To volunteer in any of these areas, call the church office.
We especially need volunteers in our church nursery.

GraceWorks Ministry Info
GraceWorks is a service to people in the community and our church family who need home repairs they can’t afford or can’t do themselves. Volunteers provide light carpentry, rubbish clean-up, and other “odds and ends” and “handyman” work in order to create a safe living environment. Typical recipients are low-income senior citizens who no longer have the ability, physically or financially, to care for their residences. How can you get involved? Send an email expressing your interest to David Elliott at [email protected]  and we will provide a skills assessment form for you to fill out.  If you know someone who needs help, please contact the church office at 706-896-2281 and they will forward the information.

Kingdom Prayer Focus

Father, how do we begin to thank you for the spirit of love you have gifted us with? You have shown us what love looks like, and you cover us with that love, even when we are unaware. Show us how to fight for that love each morning, then change how we think to help us fight well and effectively throughout the day. Then let us hold up the mirror to our own heart and examine ourselves and how we love others. Show us how to balance our pursuit of love and our fight for the faith. Lord, forgive us when our expectations of others is self-seeking! Give us the same heart of servanthood that Jesus showed his disciples and teach us that true love is sacrificial, not proud. For when we pursue Jesus, we will see what your true love does, and we will know true love will be made complete in us. We look to you as the author and finisher of our faith, in Jesus’ name, amen.



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