November 3, 2022

Church OfficeThe Wednesday Connection


November 3rd, 2022

God blesses those people whose hearts are pure. They will see him! Matthew 5:8

Prayer List

Week of 10/30/2022
TJ Anderson
Debbie Biggs
Brady Gerdes
Erin Hyatt
Beau Leavell
Nick Malinguaggio
Jim & Janie McConnell
Ruth McConnell
Lisa & Katerina McConnell
Allen Monello
Lela Moreau
Rebecca Noon
David Perry
Henry Powers

Recovering from recent illness/surgery

Jeanette Cole
Phil Heard
Sam Wilburn

In the Hospital

Betty Ann Campbell, CRNH
Katie Gilbert, Dalton GA
Baby Barrett Hunter, Erlanger NICU
Mary Dolvin, Copper Hill Rehab
David Keating, VA Asheville

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].


Dea Hunter, wife; Karen & Jerry Townsend, daughter & son-in-law, at the death of B.J. Hunter
Jon & Ann Irwin, at the death of Jon’s brother, Jerry Irwin
Les & Sue Thorpe, at the death of his cousin Jay Thorpe

Kingdom Prayer Focus

Father, we thank You for the sacrifice of your son and for the example that he left for us to follow.  You have given each one of us a measure of faith and the courage and wisdom to know how to use it. Help us to know which one is required to wait on You, or to walk, especially when we are facing overwhelming circumstances. Give us the confidence we need to carry out those things which You have prepared in advance for us to do. Remind us to look to You as we take that step of faith and act on what we believe. And let our faith be obvious to those around us, not just by what we say, but by what we do. We ask that You allow our faith will be a witness that leads the lost to You. Forgive us when we fail, pull us out of our complacency and stand us up on the dry ground where You are waiting for us. We ask that You teach us to know who we are following, and where You are leading. And then teach us how to wait for You, to hear Your voice, and to trust Your ways. In Jesus name, amen.


Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks 2022-2023 Campaign
The Fall crop of Little Acorns is ready for harvest on our Oak Tree in the Welcome Center! This is your opportunity to select an acorn for  2022 - 2023, and commit to pray for that child throughout the year! Lord, May our Little Acorns become Mighty Oaks for You!

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
Filled shoeboxes must be returned to the church by Sunday, November 13th so they can begin their journey! Or, you can build a Shoebox online at In addition, McConnell Church will also serve as a regional drop off center for Samaritan’s Purse from November 14th through November 21st.  If you would like to serve in this ministry, contact Cheryl Peebles at [email protected]

The  Grounds Committee is coordinating a church grounds workday for Saturday, Nov. 5th, at 8:30 am. We’ll meet for coffee at the covered drive-thru. Bring a 5 Gallon Bucket, rakes, wheelbarrows, blowers, etc. Enjoy this opportunity to serve outdoors!

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.

The McConnell Deacon Body would like to invite all senior citizens to a monthly breakfast fellowship on the first Sunday of each month in the Family Life Center from 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. The first one will be next Sunday, November 6th. Come and have coffee with friends!

NEW Book Study Begins 11/13
A Place Called Heaven Book Study by Robert Jeffress will begin on November 13th at 9:00 a.m. Sundays, in the Book Study SS class, #LL-042. All are welcome!

The McConnell Women’s Ministry is planning a “Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child" Brunch on Saturday, December 3rd at 11:00 a.m. Tickets will be available beginning October 30th in the Drive Thru Portico Lobby on Sunday mornings after the Worship Service. They are $15 each and seating is limited. We also need 36 hostesses to provide a centerpiece for each table; everything else will be provided. Call or text Lorene Avery at 706-994-7811 to volunteer, or email  [email protected]

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Distribution Center Trip | 12/13
A group from our church is participating in the Atlanta Shoebox Processing Center for OCC on Tuesday, December 13th, 2022, from 10:00 am - 4:00 p.m. We have 20 places reserved. If you are interested in going, contact Nancy Stahl at: 706-896-9943 or email [email protected]

A new ministry, “Soups On!” is looking to provide an opportunity to minister to anyone who would be blessed with a brief visit and a simple meal of soup and muffin. This gesture of kindness could be extended to someone recently home from the hospital; someone needing a respite from caregiving; a new neighbor as a welcome or in an outreach effort in our community. So if you like to cook, have a favorite recipe and would enjoy the fellowship of group cooking, sign up at the Welcome Desk, and watch for details for our “Cooking Up a Party” event to fill the freezer for Soups On!



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