Newsletter | June 7, 2023

All ladies are welcome

to join our WMU group.

 Meeting, Tuesday, June 13th,
6:00 to 7:00 PM

Meet in Bill Hardin SS Class Room

For more information, you can see Geri Phelps or Mary Moore

Women on Mission (WMU) members seek to live out missions through missions projects, ministries, prayer, giving, and Bible study.

Volunteers Needed

Backpack Buddies of Turner County needs volunteers!! We meet on Fridays at Noon to pack food in backpacks that will be sent home with children each weekend to ensure they have food to eat. Even if you cannot come every Friday, anything helps!

Contact Kathleen Fountain for more information at 229-567-3848

Giving as of June 6, 2023

Budget for 2023 . . . . . . . .  $348,707.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . $154,236.83
Received to Date . . . . . . . . $112,661.23
Needed for weekly budget . . .  $6,705.91
Tithes Received this week . . . . $8,138.30


We will not have a Mid-week devotion this week. However, we always have past devotions and sermons on our website. Click the link below to view past messages.

From Our Family And Music Minister

As I was planning ahead for our worship services this past week, I put in one of my favorite songs I love and hate. I love to hear it, and I love the lyrics, but it is just not in a comfortable singing range for me. However, I am one of those who gets a song in his head, and will sing over and over, usually just one line, for the following week. So hopefully, after we sing it next Sunday, you will also have it in your mind.

“In Christ alone, my hope is found. He is my light, my strength, my song.
This cornerstone, this solid ground, Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.”

It’s incredible to me how much theology you can get from the lyrics of a song. So as you worship through singing each week, I hope you are not just singing lyrics to a familiar tune, but that you genuinely mean what you are singing from your heart…that Jesus is truly your cornerstone. 

What is a cornerstone? The cornerstone is the first stone set in constructing a masonry foundation. All other stones will be placed in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure. Therefore, when you sing about Jesus being your cornerstone or foundation, you are saying your whole life revolves around Jesus. Even though it is just a simple statement that I am sure you have heard many times, how often do you honestly apply this concept to your life?

When you set the priorities for the week for you and your families, do you focus on Christ first? Likewise, do your opinions have a Biblical basis when expressing your views on current cultural affairs? If Christ is indeed what you base your life on, your daily focus always contains Him. This is because you depend on your relationship with Him for your true source of happiness and fulfillment. This is important, and the song’s second line tells us why. 

“Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.”

Life is going to be full of trials and storms. They will come in many various forms and times. The only way to remain standing through these trials is by having your life built on a solid foundation. If you have a weak foundation of faith, you will not be left standing when the storms of life hit. May Christ always remain firm in your life no matter what drought or storm comes your way. 

Everything I reminded you of in my article does not come across as anything new to any of you. But I genuinely hope you will self-evaluate and truly see how well you are doing. Not how well you were doing a year ago or how well you will do in the future, but how well you are doing at keeping Christ in the center now.

 I am sure most of us have known what a STOP sign means from a very young age and the consequences of ignoring the sign. But how often do we only half obey what it tells us when we are in a hurry? I challenge you to keep Christ as your solid foundation and not let Him become a crumbling foundation in your life that can easily break when too much pressure is applied. 

Sunday, June 11

Deacon of the Week:  Dan Raines

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  Dan Raines
Organ Greeter:  Daniel West
Piano Greeter:  Allen Whitehead

Sound:  Carl Hobbs
Video:  Sue Mastrario

Nursery Workers
Sue Mastrario & Jane Smith

Sunday, June 18

Deacon of the Week:  W. Greg Brown

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  W. Greg Brown
Organ Greeter:  David Flake
Piano Greeter:  Carl Hobbs

Sound:  Daniel West
Video:  Julie West

Nursery Workers
Pat Rainey & Daisy Lee Speight