May 5, 2022

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Happy Mother's Day!

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Prayer List

New: Week of 5/1/2022
Susan Blair
David Butler
Harper Cross
Susan Farrow
April Fair
Joseph Grubbs
Debbie Leonhardt
Stanley McConnell
Russell Moody
Brian Schrage
Evelyn Yarn

**Previous Requests**
Brian & Stacia Childress
Kathy & Amanda Childers
Wesley Claar
Mike Emerson
Dale Frady
David Gust
Len & Betty Hartley
Sherry Heard & family
Phyllis Jackson
Jimmy McAdams
Janie McConnell family
Janice & Peter Millette
Kaye Monello
John Parris
Kip Paxton
Pete & JB Peugh
Pat Shell
Farrah Taylor
Jay Thorpe
Karen Townsend

Recovering from recent illness/surgery

Steve Awtrey
Lynn Blumreich
Pat Burgess
Lindy Denton
Glenn Herreid
Curt Ledford
Ed McGowan
Shirley Moody
Glenn Wright

Homebound/Nursing Home

Jerry & Jean Armstrong, at home
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, Stonehenge
Tommy Tatum, Brasstown
Anne & Sam Wilburn, at home
Ward Wooley, at home

In the Hospital

Cy Gray, UGH

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].

Sympathy

Phil & Dot Heard, at the death of their son, Jim Heard.
Brenda Kilgore, at the death of her daughter, Patty Boullon.

Kingdom Prayer Focus

Father, You are a covenant making God, and we are thankful that You have designed us to be a covenant community. Thank You for the reminder that we must no longer live for ourselves, but for Your Son, who lives in us. So convict us when we threaten that community by making an idol of our self. Guide our decisions so they are a reflection of You, and not of our own self-interests. Remind us that our true community is in our love-relationship with You and the love we have for our neighbor. Help us to be united in our love for You, and to fight for one another, so the victory will be Yours. And teach us to work together, because none of us will truly find rest until we are all at rest for our mission is to help people find and follow You. Only then can we settle into that peace & security we have been striving for. And then we will know that we are truly at home. We give You the glory and honor, in Jesus name, amen.

Reminders/Announcements

Today is the National Day of Prayer
Join the National Broadcast tonight at 8 p.m. by clicking here

SPECIAL OLYMPICS | 5/12
Towns County will be teaming up with Union County to hold their annual Special Olympics on Thursday, May 12th, at the Union County Schools football field. McConnell, led by our Deacons, will be providing lunch that day for the Special Olympics children, their families, and volunteers. If you’d like to help, we will meet at the Church (kitchen entrance of FLC) at 8:00 a.m. to load up supplies.  If you’d just like to cheer on these special athletes,  come to the Union County football field at 9:00 a.m. We’ll be serving lunch at 11:30 a.m. If you have any questions, contact Jere Weaver at: 305-519-8161.

MMBC Preschool Graduation | 5/12
On Thursday, May 12th, fifteen 4 year-olds will graduate from our weekday preschool, well-prepared to move up to Kindergarten. All of our McConnell family is invited to attend their commencement service at 6:00 pm in the Worship Center. Please join us in recognizing these students, their families, and our Preschool Staff!

HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR Graduate Recognition | 5/15
McConnell will recognize our high school graduates during the Sunday morning Worship service on May 15th.

Deacon Recommendations  | 5/15
McConnell Church members - It’s time to begin prayerfully considering your recommendations for the office of deacon 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. Beginning Sunday, May 15th, paper recommendation forms will be available in the Welcome Center or, if you prefer, you can make your recommendations online on the church website. The deadline to make a recommendation is Sunday, June 19th.

VBS REGISTRATION - BEGINNING MAY 16TH
Spark imagination and kick creativity into high gear at Spark Studios! Join Pastor Steve Awtrey and his VBS team for a fun-filled, fast-paced week, June 20th thru June 24th, 9:00 am until noon. Help us be prepared & successful by pre-registering your kids online at www.mcconnellchurch.org or in the Children’s Department beginning Monday, May 16th. If you would like to serve in VBS this year, please contact Pastor Steve at [email protected]

PARENT CHILD DEDICATION 5/22 or 6/19
Parent Child Dedication is a public commitment you make before God, your church, and your family. The dedication service provides you, the parent(s), an opportunity to express publicly your desire to lead and spiritually nurture your child in partnership with the church, so your child will develop a desire to love and serve God. With the pandemic, we have missed having this dedication so we have scheduled two opportunities: Sunday, May 22nd or Sunday, June 19th. Please contact the church office to schedule or click here to register online.

Addiction
Text the word addiction to 706-995-7515 to be contacted
with details on getting help for any type of addiction, for yourself or others.

5/5/2022

Budget

Moving Mountains

Weekly

YTD

Weekly

Since last pmt.

Required

$27,535.19

$495,633.42

$7,286.43

$7,286.43

 To Date

Received

$76,789.21

$523,268.72

$6,655.00

$113,496.50

Facebook and YouTube Attendance and Views for 5/5/2022

In Church
Attendance

SS Attendance

Facebook and YouTube Views

Total People Reached

428

173

7,353

This week: 7,781