Inside: Wednesday Nights, Masks, Cornerstone Preschool, Pastor's Prayer Drive, Volunteers Needed, Christmas Backpacks and Office Closed.
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Disciple's Pathway classes for adults begin Wednesday, September 9, at 6:00 PM. Shelly Ward will lead a Women’s Study, Better, by Jen Wilkins. David Lambert will lead a study by David Jeremiah, What Are You Afraid Of?. This class is open to everyone. There is a suggested donation of $14 for books. Call the church office to sign up!
Wednesday, September 9
TinyKID: 3-year-old– Kindergarten
TeamKID: Grades 1-6
Elevate: Grades 7-12
Daddio's Donuts will be on campus for our Wednesday night kick-off! Youth, TeamKID, and TinyKID participants will receive FREE donuts to celebrate the return of children's missions programming. Adults, feel free to purchase donuts while you are on campus.
Georgia Baptists are challenged to provide 25,000 backpacks for children in Appalachia and Georgia this year. Our church has a goal of 75 backpacks that are fully packed. You are challenged to donate one or more packed backpacks. For more information and a packing list click here.
We are looking for a few more people to add to our group of amazing Sunday morning volunteers. Contact the church office if you are interested in being a part of our Worship Tech Team, serving in the nursery, or serving in Children's Church.
We are also looking for more volunteers to help with our Children's Ministry on Wednesday nights. Please contact the church office if you are willing to help!
Pastor David will spend the next four months prayer driving our community. His goal is to drive past the house of every resident church member and pray for them specifically. Pastor David would love to know specific prayer needs to pray for and would be willing to pray with anyone who is interested (while social distancing of course). Simply email him or text him your prayer requests and whether you’d like him to stop at your house, or give you a call, to pray with you.
You can email Pastor David at firstname.lastname@example.org or text him at 706-699-3927.
Next week, Pastor David will be prayer driving Mesena Road, Washington Road North (toward Belle Meade), Earle Street, and Wrightsboro Road.
Watch the Cornerstone and Enewsletter for future areas our pastor will be prayer driving. And let us all “pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people” (Ephesians 6:18).
The church office will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 8.
Please wear a mask when entering and exiting the church building on Sundays and Wednesdays. Wearing a mask is a simple way to show our neighbors we love them. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
Our Cornerstone Preschool teachers returned to work on Tuesday and began preparing for the new school year! Many of them have been up here working throughout the summer to ensure that the children we serve have a wonderful school year. The first day of preschool will be Tuesday, September 8. Join us in praying that God would continue to bless our preschool ministry and use it to plant seeds for His Kingdom in our community. This vital ministry of our church would not exist without the support and prayers of our congregation. As the school year approaches we have a few specific ways for you to be in prayer for our preschool listed below.
1. Pray for a healthy school year. We want to be extra vigilant during this era of COVID 19 and cover our students and staff with prayers of protection from the virus and for overall good health.
2. Pray for our preschool staff.
3. Pray for our students and their families.
4. Pray for opportunities for our staff to share the gospel and meet the needs of the families we serve.
While we are in uncertain financial times, it is as important as ever for us to trust in God’s providential care and to give so that the Kingdom’s work can continue. We are still doing ministry, supporting missions, helping with disaster relief, and we still have bills and staff to pay. We encourage you to mail or drop by the church office your tithe and gifts. We also have online giving available on our website and via the Realm Connect app.
The Twenty-third Psalm is beloved by Christians and has brought comfort to countless people in times of grief and suffering. But this powerful and beautiful psalm is meant for more than just seasons of death, grief, and despair. It truly is a psalm for all the seasons of life. Pastor David will begin this Sunday introducing us to the Good Shepherd who lays down His life for His sheep. Are you part of His flock? Can you say, “The Lord is MY Shepherd”?
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