Newsletter | February 2, 2022

“The Stand” starts each night by having a short Bible study as a family group. Then different groups break off to dive deeper into the nightly scripture with age-appropriate material. 

Meet in the family ministry

Thank You from the McCard Family

There are not enough words to fully express our heartfelt thanks for the sympathy, love, and support you have extended to our family during this time of loss.  We truly appreciate all the outpouring of love and support that has been shown to us whether it was through cards, prayers, phone calls, food, flowers, or memorial donations. Please continue to remember our family in your prayers through the days ahead.

With our sincerest gratitude,

The Family of Tony McCard


The Turner Baptist Association will be meeting on February 3, at Trinity Community Church.  The Executive Meeting will start at 6:30 PM followed by supper and Brotherhood meeting at 7:00 PM.


Attention all choir members and singers!!! We are getting together to prepare special music for Palm Sunday, April 10, during the morning worship service. If you are interested, please let Jonathan know. The first practice will be on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

Fund Raiser for Clovers Longshot

The Turner County Longshot Air Clovers are sponsoring a raffle to raise funds for travel and competition expenses.  The prizes are:

1st – $500 gift certificate for Jerry’s Sports Center or $500 cash
2nd – $100 Cash
3rd – $50 gift certificate to Massage Therapy, Ashburn
4th – $50 gift certificate to Ponders County Kitchen, Tifton

The tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25.  If interested, please contact Remington Smith @ 229-566-5879.


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 February 2, 2022

Budget for 2022 . . . . . . . .  $322,471.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . . $31,006.85
Received to Date . . . . . . . . . $18,536.61
Needed for weekly budget . . . $6,201.37
Tithes Received this week . . .  $2,867.00

From our Music and Family Minister

Over the years, I have attended many youth rallies and worship services.  These events can be great times of teaching and worship for young people; however, many of the youth just get caught up in the emotion of the event.  As a result, they will come down during the invitation, be attentive during Bible study, and even show up for Sunday School the following Sunday for the first time in a year.  Unfortunately, this change usually passes within a few days because they were caught up in the emotion of the whole event and honestly had not made a heart change.

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, He knew some of the very people shouting praises would soon be screaming “crucify Him”. Because those people never honestly had a heart change, they were simply caught up in the emotion of the celebration.  In Luke 19:41-44, we see that as Jesus entered Jerusalem for His final Passover celebration, this caused Him to weep.  Even though Jesus could hear the shouts of Hosanna, He truly knew that He would soon be rejected.

Jerusalem’s rejection would soon lead to destruction.  The nation of Israel had revelations from God Himself throughout the past centuries.  They had also had messengers, prophets, and scriptures from the Old Testament.  They even had the Messiah Himself coming into the city, but they could not see the truth.  Jesus wept because they were blind and did not see that their true Salvation had arrived in Jerusalem.  Many people that day saw Jesus as a momentary celebrity, not a Savior.

How many times are we guilty of having this same attitude?  We have so much access to resources and teaching about our Savior; do we take advantage of these resources to help us grow as Christians?  Are we guilty of being caught up in the emotion of the worship on Sunday but refuse to let the teaching control our lives the other six days of the week?  Do we sing songs of praise on Sunday with the very mouths that during the week speak dishonoring words that cause Jesus to weep?

In the Gospel of John, we have another account of Jesus’ grief due to disbelief.  In John 12:42, Jesus also grieved for those who did believe but were too afraid to live out the truth because of what it might cost them.  Even though they believed in Jesus, John wrote, “for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.” If we make an accurate accounting of our lives, do we seek the approval of man over the approval of God? 

Sunday, February 6

Deacon of the Week: Daniel West

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

Sound: Chris McCard
Video: Saskia Van Son

Nursery Workers
Charnelle Reinhardt & June Whiddon

Sunday, February 13

Deacon of the Week: Shawn McRae

Deacon Greeters
Front Door: Shawn McRae
Organ Greeter: Daniel West
Piano Greeter:  

Sound: Carl Hobbs
Video: Sue Mastrario

Nursery Worker
Peggy Black & Elizabeth See