Newsletter | September 29, 2021

Truck Loading for Georgia Baptist Children’s Home at Baxley

People in the churches of Turner Baptist Association will be collecting the following items for the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home at Baxley:

Paper towels
Dawn Dishwashing Liquid
Degreaser Spray
Italian Dressing
French Dressing

Little Debbie Cakes
Hot Sauce
Barbecue Sauce
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Cream of Chicken Soup

A truck will be loaded at Turner Baptist Association Annual Fall Meeting at Sycamore Baptist Church on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. If you would like to donate items and are not planning on attending the associational meeting you can leave your items in the back of the fellowship hall and Vickie Brown will get them there.


The church will be passing out goodie bags with our church information, plan of salvation, and candy during the annual Halloween open house in Ashburn.  If you or your Sunday school class would like to donate candy or money for supplies, please drop it off in Jonathan’s office by Wednesday, October 14. 

In the past, over 500 bags were distributed containing the Gospel Message. 


Don’t forget to check out Brother David’s Mid-Week Devotion on the book of Psalms. They are uploaded each Wednesday on the sermon page.

Giving as of September 29, 2021

Budget for 2021 . . . . . . . .  $320,880.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . $240,655.96
Received to Date . . . . . . . . $192,168.61
Needed for weekly budget . . . $6,170.77
Tithes Received this week . . . $3,199.20

State Missions $300.00

From our family and music minister

We often hear people say, “I wish there were more time in the day.” No matter how hard we try or how much we can dream and wish, each day will only contain 24 hours.  We cannot make more time. As believers, we must not waste the time that God has given us. 

A constant temptation for every Christian is to adopt the values of the world around us.  However, in the book of Ephesians, Paul urged the church of Ephesus to make every minute of life count for growing the kingdom of God.  He taught them not to continue in their old ways but to take every opportunity that God gave them. 

In Ephesians 5, Paul tells the new Christians of Ephesus that they have been completely changed from their old nature.  At one time, they were in darkness, but now they are to be the light of the world. They are to live their daily lives as light to the world. As the Holy Spirit works in their lives, they should no longer be living as they did before. Instead, they should reflect a noticeable change.

In 2010, Tim Peeler of North Carolina said that he saw something incredible when investigating a noise outside his home.  Peeler allegedly saw a 10 ft tall creature with beautiful, yellowish hair. He described it down to the detail of saying that it had six fingers on each hand. Unfortunately, many people hearing this story most likely dismissed it entirely because it referenced something so unusual.

As believers, we must become something utterly different from the lost world around us. When someone describes us, there should be a distinct difference from the change Christ made in our lives when we accepted him as Savior. When Jesus changes us, He changes our lives forever.

As we continue to read in Ephesians 5, Paul urges Christians to walk as wise and not unwise. We are to make the best use of time because the days are evil. As Christians, we are to use all the time and opportunity that God has given us. We are to study His Word so we can discern what God’s will is for our lives. God has given us so much, and we must not squander it.

We are not to sit idly and let the world pass us by. Instead, we must look daily for ways God has given us to serve Him. Believers must turn from their old ways and live as lights to make every minute count. 

Sunday, October 3

Deacon of the Week: Daniel West

Deacon Greeters
Front Door: Daniel West
Organ Greeter: David Flake
Piano Greeter: Allen Whitehead

Sound: Chris McCard
Video: David Mathis

Nursery Workers
Suzi Mathis & Barbara Anne Perry

Sunday, October 10

Deacon of the Week: Tony McCard

Deacon Greeters
Front Door: Tony McCard
Organ Greeter: Tom LaRocca
Piano Greeter:  David Mathis

Sound: Carl Hobbs
Video: Sue Mastrario

Nursery Worker
Eilene Perry & Sami Mastrario