September 9, 2021

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September 9, 2021

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Psalms 143:10

Prayer List

New: Week of 9/5/2021
Cheryl Beavers family
Ruth Busch
Mike Emerson
Mark Florence
Jennifer Gibson
David Gust
Rick Keilholtz
Don Meyer
Kathleen Naylor
Pastor Suh Pi
James Thorpe
Joyce Zeigler & family

**Previous Requests**
Jerry & Jean Armstrong
Tricia Ashley
Jimmy Barco
Russ Bennett
Ron Berrong
Betty Bledsoe
Craig & Tommy Childers
Patsy Daniel
Dale Frady
Debra Harper
Jon (II) & Pam Irwin
Marta Izqueirdo
Phyllis Jackson
Robin Kimsey
Gary Leonhardt
Jimmy McAdams
Donna & Sherm Myer
Marilyn Plunkett
Farrah Taylor

Recovering from recent illness/surgery

Arlene Elliot, at home
Nancy Kelly, 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
Wayne & Rene Garn, at home
Homer Goddard, at home
Hal & Nancy Harper, at home
Jean Hattaway , at home
Audrey Hixson, hospice
BJ Hunter, at home
Connie Lake, CRNH
Mary McGowan, at home
Adele Moody, Brasstown
Fran Peacock, at home
Flora Jean Roberts, at home
Harold Smith, at home
Pat Smith, Brasstown
Callie Stahl, Brasstown
Katherine Taylor, Blue Ridge
Anne & Sam Wilburn, at home
Ward Wooley, at home

In the Hospital

Mary Fletcher, CRH

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

Michael & Cheryl Bleckley and Johnny Acree, at the death of Cheryl & Johnny’s mother, Sara Acree.
Brian & Robin Kimsey & family, at the death of Robin’s father, Howard Coffey.
The Whittington family, at the death of Vince Whittington

Reminders/Announcements

CANCELLATIONS AND CLOSURES
The McConnell Church Library will be closed until further notice
Some Sunday School classes have chosen to meet via zoom. Check with your teacher.

TRUCK LOADING EVENT | THRU 9/22
The Hiawassee Baptist Association is collecting the following items for the
Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes:
Cereal (sweet), Pop Tarts, Instant Grits & Oatmeal,
Individual Snack Crackers & Chips, Fruit Drink packages,
Plastic Cups, and Storage/Freezer Bags (quart & gallon size).
Gift Cards are also appreciated!
Drop your donations off in the collection bins in the Family Life Center, Drive Thru or Church Office by September 22nd.

MISSION GEORGIA OFFERING | September
Over 13,000 children are in foster care in Georgia. So far in 2021 alone, over 417 human trafficking cases have been reported in Georgia, some likely in your county. These numbers are your neighbors. In response, Mission Georgia seeks to provide gospel-centered care to every Georgia community through the local church. We are invited to be part of the solution as well.
Donations will be accepted during the month of September for this worthy cause. Look for the envelopes in the pew pockets or designate Mission Georgia in your online giving. Our 2021 Offering Goal is $10,000.

DEACON ORDINATION 9/12
There will be a special Deacon Ordination service for our new deacons and their wives, this Sunday evening, Sept. 12th, at 6:00pm in the Worship Center. Mark your calendars to come out and support them!

THRIVE MOMS | 9/21
Come spend time with other moms who can relate and support you! We meet on the third Tuesday of each month during the school year, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, in The Lodge. Our next  meeting is September 21st and childcare is provided. Please send your RSVP by texting "thrive" to 706-995-7515. Opportunities to serve with Thrive: Have you been blessed with a few extra minutes and a desire to serve our community? Please consider pouring some of your time into our Thrive ministry! For more information please contact Calah Pearson (706) 599-9144 or email [email protected].

ESL (ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE) SCHEDULING CHANGE | 10/7
The ESL Ministry Team has announced that there will be a delay to the start of ESL classes. The new start date will be Thursday, October 7th at 7:00 pm. There will be an ESL training class on Thursday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m. in room #219-FLC. If you have any questions please contact Mary Dolvin, phone 828-389-9451.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Love people? The Welcome Desk Ministry is looking for volunteers. Typically serving once a quarter during worship services, this is a great opportunity to get to know our church congregation. Contact Kathy Long at 731-420-0380 or email [email protected].

Kingdom Prayer Focus

Father, we are so thankful for how you know us, and that you take us on a spiritual journey to know you in return. Allow us to see your vision for our lives so we don’t end up settling for an earthy counterfeit! For those of us who are lost without a clue in that journey, use whatever means needed to wake us up! For those of us who are just stuck, send a helping hand to lift us up and put us on the right path. For those of us who are sidelined, we ask for you to guide us in the direction of your good and perfect will for our lives. We ask that you open our eyes to our relationship with you so that we can find freedom, discover our purpose, and make a difference. In Jesus name, amen.

9/5/2021

Budget

Moving Mountains

Weekly

YTD

Weekly

Since last pmt.

Required

$26,413.71

$950,893.56

$7,286.43

$36,432.15

 To Date

Received

$36,961.10

$958,422.98

$6,480.00

$305,710.79

Facebook and YouTube Attendance and Views for 9/5/2021

In Church
Attendance

SS Attendance

Facebook and YouTube Views

Total People Reached

287

99

5,011

This week: 5,298