September 29, 2022

Church OfficeThe Wednesday Connection


September 29, 2022

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:3-4

Prayer List

Week of 9/25/2022
Carroll & Shirley Almond
Mark & Dominique Claar
Uz Illiamo
Phil Heard
Brenda Holloway
Adam P
Cyndi Larson
BJ Lawson
Allen Monello
Mel Moyer
David Perry
Bruce Young

Recovering from recent illness/surgery

Jeanette Cole
Jack Oliver
Donna Tallent
Nicolette Wade

In the Hospital

Sandy Dickens, 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].


Gene & Susan Boyd, at the death of Gene’s brother, Rev. Gregory Allen Boyd.

Kingdom Prayer Focus

Father, we thank You that You have given us milestones to mark certain points in our lives, good and bad. We know that there are spiritual reasons behind these physical signs and that they represent spiritual truths in our lives. Remind us that You use these milestones to help us remember that You are sovereign. Keep us aware, that when we allow fear to infiltrate, it results in us forgetting our commitment to You. Give us the strength we need to follow You in all things, and not give up. For we know that our enemy uses fear as a diversionary tactic that we often mistake for wisdom. Oh, forgive us Lord! We do not want to treat You with contempt! Give us the discernment we need so we will know the difference between fear and wisdom. For when we listen to fear, the result is always sin, and sin has consequences. But when we listen to You, You give us Your peace - deep in our souls, and we praise You for it. In Jesus name, Amen.


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 Sunday, October 9th, 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.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Kickoff | 10/9
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox will kickoff on Sunday, October 9th. Shoeboxes will be available in the Welcome Center area for you to take and fill for that very special child who will receive your gifts. Begin praying now for that child! Filled shoeboxes must be returned to the church by Sunday, November 13th so they can begin their journey! You can also Build a Shoebox online at This year to cover costs for collection, processing & shipping to over 100 countries, a $10 donation per shoebox is requested. In addition, McConnell Church will also serve as a regional drop off center for Samaritan’s Purse from November 14th through November 21st. Last year, we received and packed 1500 shoeboxes during this week! If you would like to serve in this ministry, contact Cheryl Peebles at [email protected] or call the church office at 706-896-2281.

My Estate Roadmap Class | 10/11 - 11/4
Would you like to make wise end-of-life healthcare decisions? Would you like to make life easier for your executor by better organizing your important information? If so, then please join us for four 90 minute sessions led by legal and medical professionals on Tuesday evenings, starting October 11 at 5:30 PM in the Family Life Center, Room 233. Signup at the Welcome Center or call the church office to register at 706-896-2281, or call Pat Turner at 770-617-9802.

There are a few more spots available for the PLACE – Spiritual Gifts Inventory Class. It will be held on Saturday, October 29th, 9 am - 4 pm in The Lodge. A signup sheet is at the Welcome desk or call the church office to register.



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GA Missions Offering: $16,300!!
Thank you McConnell!

Attendance for 9/25/2022

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