Newsletter | February 16, 2022

Digital Copy of 2022 Church Directory

If you would like a digital copy of the 2022 Church Directory, email Nikki at

New Address

Mrs. Farrell Flake
115 Norman Circle
Chula. Georgia 31733

The cottage neighbors the home of Rachel and David Flake


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.


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 16, 2022

Budget for 2022 . . . . . . . .  $322,471.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . . $43,409.59
Received to Date . . . . . . . . . $27,108.26
Needed for weekly budget . . . $6,201.37
Tithes Received this week . . .  $2,996.30

From our Family and Music Minister

Growing up, everyone was given a nickname at one time or the other. Some are good, and unfortunately, some are bad. The ones given to us by our friends are usually the best because they know us. The nickname is typically related to something funny that has happened in our lives or something that describes us. Our close friends can get away with using some nicknames that would be offensive if used by someone else because, as friends, they also encourage us with things they say and do. As friends, we love to play jokes and pick on each other, but we don’t need to forget that our friends also need words of encouragement and compliments on their achievements. 

Our Christian friends and family need encouragement, as well.  As Christians, there are so many ways we can encourage each other:

We can encourage through our presence. Have we ever woke up in the morning and prayed that God would put negative people in our lives today, and when God doesn’t answer this prayer, we question His love for us? Of course not! We want the complete opposite. We enjoy being in the presence of an encouraging person. As Christians, we need to guard ourselves about negative attitudes towards people. Amazingly, God can choose to deliver a gift of encouragement through a hug, a kind word, or just the presence of a good friend.

We can encourage through our prayers. The Apostle Paul modeled this for us regularly. He knew the value of praying for people and letting them know precisely how he was praying for them. I encourage you to think of the name of one person who you would really like to see encouraged. Find that person and ask them to share with you a specific prayer need. Then take the time to pray for them and let them know you have prayed for them.

We can encourage through our actions. When we have times of hardships, we often receive comments like, “I have been praying for you; let me know if you need anything.” These are great and are greatly appreciated. However, sometimes what helps the most is when those generic offers become specific actions. Be a person who thinks about what another person could need during a rough time in his/her life. Think about their daily routine: childcare needs? Help with meals?  yard work? walking the dog? Be open for God to use you in the lives of other people through your actions.

We live in such a negative society. Unfortunately, there are people around us who try to find the bad in a situation always instead of finding the good. Be someone who sees the good in situations and finds the good in other people. We might think that people we know have lives full of happiness and have everything going their way; however, because they hide their true feelings, these people usually can use just as much encouragement as anyone else. I hope that you will make it a habit to encourage your friends and take the time to encourage other people you may come across in your day-to-day life. You never know how one little task can show someone the love of Jesus Christ that we all need.

Sunday, February 20

Deacon of the Week: Dan Raines

Deacon Greeters
Front Door: Dan Raines
Organ Greeter: Carl Hobbs
Piano Greeter: Dwane Lewis

Sound: Daniel West
Video: Julie West

Nursery Workers
Sue Mastrario & Jane Smith

Sunday, February 27

Deacon of the Week:  Carl Hobbs

Deacon Greeters
Front Door: Carl Hobbs
Organ Greeter: Allen Whitehead
Piano Greeter:  W. Greg Brown

Sound: Daniel West
Video: Julie West

Nursery Worker
Pat Rainey & Daisy Lee Speight