September 22, 2022

Church OfficeThe Wednesday Connection


September 22, 2022

Respect and serve the LORD! Your reward will be wealth, a long life, and honor. Proverbs 22:4

Prayer List

New: Week of 9/18/2022
Tracie Anderson
Ebb Boeckel
Teresa Braddy
Watts Claire
Peggy Driskell
Debbie Elder
Haden Harper
David Perry
Diane & Jim Rouse
Ricky Tapley
Becky Sawyer White
Bill Wolf

Recovering from recent illness/surgery

Jack Oliver
Donna Tallent
Nicolette Wade
Jim Wagener

In the Hospital

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].


Bruce & Deena Westberry, at the death of Bruce’s mother.

Kingdom Prayer Focus

Heavenly Father, we praise you for your character that is like a prism. Like a good parent, You can be loving and angry at the same time. Apart from you we are dead, disobedient, depraved, and doomed! At times we find ourselves mistaking your tolerance for our sin as acceptance. You are not lenient toward us, but your are merciful! Your mercy was there at the very beginning and we are eternally thankful that your mercies are still new each morning. We are blessed, because that mercy is in the center of your heart, and your house. But all the wealth of your extravagant kindness is meant to melt our hearts and lead us into repentance. Oh God, your faithful love never ends! Your mercies never cease! Great is your faithfulness! In the name of your Holy Son, Jesus Christ.


SPECIAL THANK YOU: Fran Johnston-Hirschy ‘s family would like to express our sincere love and appreciation for the visits, cards, meals, flowers, and donations made  to Fran Johnston- Hirschy Nursing Scholarship fund on her behalf. Our church family and pastors  ministered to us with such love and support during this difficult time and we will be forever grateful.


Janet and Chip Shively and family

Joy and Chris Cates and family

Mark and Helene Johnston and Family

Howard Hirschy


The ESL Ministry Team, coordinated by Mary Dolvin, is in need of more teachers and childcare workers. They meet each Thursday night at 7:00 pm in the Family Life Center. Volunteers in this ministry do not need to speak a foreign language or be professional teachers. If you speak English and love Jesus, we can teach you the rest!  Contact Mary Dolvin at 828-389-9451.


Men of all ages are invited to come to our McConnell Men’s ministry to fellowship, eat, & study the life of the prophet, Jonah. We meet Sunday evenings 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!


October is Pastor Appreciation month.  We have some very deserving pastors who serve the McConnell family and this community.  This is our opportunity to recognize them and show our appreciation for all that they do!  Please take the time to send a card with your note of appreciation to them.  There will be a basket for your cards at the Welcome Center each Sunday in October. How else can you honor your pastors?  Prayer is huge. Pray for your pastors daily, in your own quiet time.

Candy collection begins | 10/2

We will begin to accept donations of individually wrapped candy beginning next Sunday, October 2nd thru the 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!


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 June 12th, at 11:45 a.m., in The Lodge immediately following the morning worship service. A light lunch will be served. This class is a prerequisite for joining the church.  Register online or call the church office to register at 706-896-2281.


Are you feeling confused about where God has called you to serve? Do you have difficulty discerning society’s voices of what you “should” be doing versus God’s voice? Are you searching for what God wants you to do? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please consider registering for PLACE – Spiritual Gifts Inventory Class. It will be held on Saturday, October 29th, 9 am - 4 pm in The Lodge. This class will have limited seating, so sign up soon. A signup sheet is at the Welcome desk or call the church office.



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Mission GA Offering To Date: $15,160.00


Attendance for 9/18/2022

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