Newsletter | August 5, 2020

Deacon Election

It is time to begin the process of deacon election. However, due to Covid-19 health concerns, we have chosen not to use paper ballots. An email went out early this week with the names of the known eligible men and how to vote.

You can vote in 2 ways. Call Nikki, and you can vote with her over the phone, or contact Jonathan to receive a link to vote online through text or email.

The deacon election is open to all church members.


Turner County Schools
Thursday, August 6th at 6 p.m.

All prayer walking will be done outside while practicing social distancing. There are two schools this year to choose from.

Turner County Elementary School, 705 Hudson Avenue, Ashburn
PreK through 5th grade

Turner County Middle High School, 316 Lamar Street, Ashburn
6th through 12 grade.

If you don’t feel comfortable joining the prayer walk, please set aside a time at home to remember our students, administrators, teachers, and support personnel in prayer.

Prayer for The Turner COunty Christian LEARNING Center

Here are some specific prayer requests:
1) Pray that we receive funding, through donations, for the upcoming school year.
2) Pray for the students who take the class.
3) Pray for our Instructors who teach our classes.
4) Pray for the young people of our Community; that they will have a desire to have a
relationship with Christ.
5) Pray for our Board of Directors, as they make decisions for Christian Learning Center.

GIVING as of August 5

Budget for 2020 . . . . . . . .  $326,787.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . .  $182,246.73
Received to Date . . . . . . . . $158,018.85

Needed for weekly budget . . .  $6,284.37
Tithes Received this week . . . . $5,895.00

From Our Family and Music Minister

Since the creation of time, God has wanted us to desire a close personal relationship with Him. His arms are wide open to pick us up and carry us if we reach out and ask. Even when we have sinned against Him, His arms are still waiting for us. We see in Genesis a picture of the great love that God has for His children even when we follow paths not pleasing to Him.

We see God’s forgiveness over and over again through God’s dealings with His chosen people, the Israelites.  God desires to bring man into a close relationship with Him, but man’s sin and wrong choices continue to put a vast chasm between God and man. Then God made the ultimate sacrifice by sending His Son to die on the cross for us. Our sins were forgiven through His sacrifice, and when God looks at us, the grace of Jesus covers our sin.

God has made it where nothing can stand in the way of a close personal relationship with Him besides what we put in between our heavenly Father and us. Through prayer and quiet time, we can communicate with our Father. We can tell Him all that is bothering us, our biggest fears, our greatest needs, and our darkest secrets. Of course, God is never surprised by what we say. He takes the time to listen to each and every one of us. Just like a loving father, we may not always get the response or answer we want from Him, but His responses are always the best for us.

I challenge you to take the time to meet with your heavenly Father every day. You may say that you don’t have time. We have to make the choice that God is going to be on our schedule every day. You may want to have a specific Bible reading plan or Bible study to follow during your quiet time, but don’t be tied down to what you have planned so much that you don’t listen when God steers you another way.  Be open to His leading as God guides you through His Word and prayer.

This week has been set aside for Georgia Baptists to pray for our country. Take the time to lift up our leaders and pray for a great spiritual awakening to break out among our citizens. Pray for our school leaders as they battle the complications of starting school. Finally, always keep God’s church here in Ashburn in your prayers, that we will be a light to this community and share the love of Jesus with everyone.


Carl Hobbs, the teacher for Christians Under Construction, is teaching live on Facebook each Sunday at 9:30 AM. Everyone is welcome to join.

To Join: Search for Carl Hobbs on Facebook. You will then see a link to join on his page.

Call Jonathan if you have any issues.