November 18 2021

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November 18, 2021

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4:16

Prayer List

New: Week of 11/14/2021
Pete Bates
April Brown
Karen D
Mike Emerson
Linda Falls
Jerry Flowers
Cy Gray
Lue Healey
Betty Lee
Peter & Janice Millette
Alan Monello
Adam Page
Marie Petty
Adam Pharo
Connie Smith’s sister, Jill
Callie Stahl
Karen Townsend

**Previous Requests**
Byron & Betty Bledsoe
Debbie Bradbury’s family
Jimmy Chastain
Jim Claar’s family
Dale Frady
David Gust
Debra Harper
Banks Harvey
Bubba Hedden
Larry Holt
BJ & Dea Hunter
Robin Kimsey
Gary Leonhardt
Jimmy McAdams
Russell Moody
Pat Shell
Sam Shell
Farrah Taylor
Gloria Wilson’s family
Clyde Winn

Recovering from recent illness/surgery

Debbie Biggs, at home
Donna Myer, at home
Beverley Stallworth, at home

Homebound/Nursing Home

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
Wayne & Rene Garn, at home
Hal & Nancy Harper, at home
Jean Hattaway , at home
Audrey Hixson, hospice
BJ Hunter, at home
Connie Lake, CRNH
Flora McNabb, at home
Adele Moody, Brasstown
Fran Peacock, at home
Flora Jean Roberts, Union
Harold Smith, at home
Callie Stahl, Brasstown
Anne & Sam Wilburn, at home
Ward Wooley, at home

In the Hospital

Lottie Dotson, CRH
Mike Hedden, NEGA
Nancy Kelly, Athens

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

Pastor Steve & Desi Taylor and family, at the death of Steve’s mom, Kathryn Taylor.

Reminders/Announcements

AWANA CLUBS - CHRISTMAS STORE
The Awana Clubs are seeking donations of new or gently used items for the Awana Christmas Store in mid-December. Men’s items will be especially helpful! Clubbers have earned Awana Bucks to be able to shop for gifts for their parents, grandparents & siblings for Christmas. Collection bins are located in the FLC foyer, the Hope Lobby and the church office during the month of November.

FINANCE & BUDGET NEWS
The 2022 Proposed Budget will be emailed to those with email addresses on file on November 18th. There will also be some copies available at the Welcome Desk on and in the church office during the week. The 2022 Proposed Budget discussions will be on Wednesday, December 1st, private discussion at 5:30 pm in the Esther Sunday School Classroom and public discussion at 6 pm in the Worship Center. The vote to approve the 2022 proposed budget will take place Sunday, December 5th, following the morning service.

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY HOURS
The Church Office will close at noon on Wednesday November 24th. There will be NO evening services on that day. We will also close on Thursday & Friday (25th & 26th) for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We are thankful for YOU!

LORD’S SUPPER & SPECIAL OFFERING | 11/28
Prepare your hearts and join us on Sunday, November 28th for communion in-person or at home. A special offering for our GraceWorks Ministry will be taken at the end of the service for Towns County residents in-need.

Lottie Moon Week of Prayer | 11/28 thru 12/5
Every day, 155,473 people enter eternity without the hope of Jesus. Please join us as we observe the Week of Prayer for International Missions, where Southern Baptists pray for IMB missionaries, their ministries and the unreached people and places they serve. Please pray & give generously during the month of December. Our 2021 goal is $33,000.

FIRST STEPS/NEW MEMBERS CLASS - 12/5
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 December 5th, in The Lodge immediately following the morning worship service. A light lunch will be served. This class is a prerequisite for joining the church. Please call the church office to register at 706-896-2281 or sign up online by clicking here.

Kingdom Prayer Focus

Father, we know that you are a good and loving God, and that you are in control of everything. We place our complete trust in you and in your word. Please forgive us when we voice our complaints and question your judgment. Like Habakkuk, we see evil deeds, destruction and violence, and we are surrounded by people who love to argue and fight. The law has become paralyzed and there is no justice in the courts. The wicked outnumber us! There are days we feel like you really don’t seem to care. We don’t understand and we cry out to you asking WHY? Give us the strength to keep wrestling, to keep asking honest questions and to keep holding on to hope. For hope’s name is Jesus! And it is in His Holy name that we pray, amen.

11/14/2021

Budget

Moving Mountains

Weekly

YTD

Weekly

Since last pmt.

Required

$26,413.71

$1,241,444.37

$7,286.43

$14,572.86

 To Date

Received

$32,124.00

$1,285,362.93

$16,740.00

$372,336.41

Facebook and YouTube Attendance and Views for 11/14/2021

In Church
Attendance

SS Attendance

Facebook and YouTube Views

Total People Reached

377

184

3,099

This week: 3,476