October 20, 2022

Church OfficeThe Wednesday Connection


October 20, 2022

Respect and obey the LORD! This is the beginning of knowledge. Only a fool rejects wisdom and good advice.Proverbs 1:7

Prayer List

New: Week of 10/16/2022
Jennifer Brake
Stacia Childress
Mary Gaston
Harry & Katie Gilbert
Phil Heard
Nick & Jon Malinguaggio & families
Adam P
Ron & Cyndi Larson
Lori Smith
Joan Thomas

Recovering from recent illness/surgery

Pat Turner
Wilma Witkowski
Pat Wroten

In the Hospital

Katie Gilbert, PruittHealth-Blue Ridge

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].


Barbara Van Nus, at the death of her son, Paul Van Nus.

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. 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. Teach us how to work together, because none of us will truly find rest, until we are all at rest. 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.


Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
Shoeboxes are still available in the Welcome Center area for you to take and fill for that very special child who will receive your gifts. Filled shoeboxes must be returned to the church by Sunday, November 13th so they can begin their journey! Build a Shoebox online at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/buildonline/. 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] or call the church office at 706-896-2281.

The Lord’s Supper will be observed in next Sunday morning’s worship service. A special offering will be taken at the end of the service for Disaster Relief.

MEN’s MINISTRY | 10/23
Men of all ages are invited to come to our McConnell Men’s ministry on Sunday, October 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in the Lodge  Facilitated by Pastor Steve Awtrey, this group meets monthly in the Lodge with dinner provided. This is a great outreach event, so invite someone to come with you!

The Quarterly Church Conference will be Wednesday, 10/26, at 6:00 pm in the Worship Center before the bible study. The Quarterly Financial Reports will be available at the Welcome Desk.

Acorn Tree | 10/30
The Fall crop of Little Acorns will be ready for harvest from our Oak Tree in the foyer on Sunday, October 30th! This is your opportunity to select a new child (an Acorn) in our church and commit to pray for that child throughout the year! Lord, May our Little Acorns become Mighty Oaks for You!

Candy at the fairgrounds 10/31
We are accepting donations of individually wrapped candy thru Oct 30th.  Look for the bins located in the FLC, Drive-thru Portico Lobby and the Office Lobby. The Candy at the Fairgrounds community outreach is on Monday, 10/31 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Pastor Steve Awtrey and his Children’s Team will be at booth #27. Stop by and say hello!

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 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 | 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]



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