Newsletter | September 27, 2023

Join us tonight for family night. Supper starts at 6:00 PM,
followed by the third night of our study on the life of Joshua.

Don’t forget to invite someone to join us.

Menu for tonight:
Hamburgers, Fries, Homemade Cookies

Attention Committee Chairs

To help prepare for the 2024 budget, we ask that all ministries have their budgets for next year turned in to Allen Whitehead, Brenda Lee, or Nikki Brewer by October 9.

Join us for choir practice as we work on songs for the worship service and our Christmas Program.

Practice Schedule
for October

Wed, October 4, 7:00 PM
Wed, October 18, 7:00 PM

Truck Loading for Georgia Baptist Children’s Home

Georgia Baptist Children’s Home is a Christian caring ministry of services designed to promote the spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being of children, youth, and families.

One way you can support the children’s home is by participating in their annual food drive. This helps provide for children who live on campus and helps offset expenses.

Click here to see some of the testimonies of individuals who have benefited from this ministry.

Items Being Collected

Aluminum Foil
Pickles and Relish
Canned chicken
Au gratin or Scalloped Potatoes
Individually wrapped snacks: chips, snack cakes and cookies.

Gift Cards are always accepted.

Items will be collected at the Turner Baptist Association’s Annual Fall Meeting, being held at Bethel Baptist on Sunday, October 8, 2023, at 5:30 PM.

If you would like to donate items but do not plan on attending the Annual Meeting, you can leave your items on the round table in the foyer of the fellowship hall, and we will make sure they get delivered.

Jesus showed us how to love, serve, and share. He never left people the same. That’s our calling, too…to love our neighbors…in Georgia. Good works require hard work— from all of us—but there’s nothing like watching eyes widen, hearts open, and lives change in our communities.

The September Mission Georgia offering emphasis represents the collaborative efforts of Georgia Baptists to love our neighbors and serve the vulnerable. Your gifts allow us to help our churches grow in compassion for their neighbors and to share the gospel while meeting needs throughout our great state.

Giving as of September 26, 2023

Budget for 2023 . . . . . . . .  $348,707.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . $260,825.48
Received to Date . . . . . . . . $180,269.77
Needed for weekly budget . . .  $6,705.91
Tithes Received this week . . . . $5,287.55
Georgia State Missions . . . . . . .  $400.00


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

From Our Family and Music Minister

If you are of the age where you have been called Ma’am or Sir for several years, you may not be familiar with a social media influencer. A social media influencer is a person who can influence people to buy products through their social media. You would be surprised to know these people can earn thousands of dollars and up for endorsing a product. These people get more money as more people follow them. However, we must be careful from whom we take recommendations because, just like scripture warns, money often skews their opinions as they get more popular.

Whether it is a charismatic leader, a particular belief, or our intuition, we all live following the things that influence us most. Many of us may even be unaware of what or who we are following or who controls us. When we are not on guard and aware of our influencers, we will quickly be led to places we don’t intend to go. That is why we must grow our Christ-centered habits, so that we are not led away from God’s good plan for our lives by cultural and personal influences. Reading scripture will not only help us have a better attitude and develop better habits, but it will also influence us to have a Christ-centered life continually.

In First Corinthians, Paul addresses several questions and concerns with which the church of Corinth was wrestling. After Paul clarified some misunderstandings about the believer’s resurrection, apparently taught to them through false prophets, he closed the chapter with, “Do not be deceived: Bad company ruins good morals” (1 Corinthians 15:33). Paul is making the point to the church of Corinth that they should not associate with those who hold to error and false teaching. They will influence and corrupt their behavior if they associate with them and have them as friends. Plain and simple, if non-believers can affect the people of Corinth and the Church of Corinth, they can easily influence us.

Proverbs 13:20 further reinforces this: “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” If we want to grow as Christians and live moral lives, we will surround ourselves with people who share those values. Observing people with Christ-centered lives over time will teach us through their experiences and wisdom.

The threat of harmful influences lingers around every corner. The world is fighting for us to listen to its advice about love, joy, comfort, and happiness. If we aren’t careful, we can be led away from God to attitudes and actions that hurt ourselves and others. God’s Word guides and protects us with the truth. It shows us who Jesus is, who we are, and how to become more like Christ. The Bible is an influence that leads us to God.

I am very thankful for the Godly people He has placed in my life who have helped me grow and continue to help me grow. I hope you find it extremely important to surround yourself with influences that build you up and not tear you down.

Sunday, October 1

Deacon of the Week:  Dan Raines

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

Sound:  Chris McCard
Video:  Saskia Perry

Nursery Workers
Charnelle Reinhardt & June Whiddon

Sunday, October 8

Deacon of the Week:  W. Greg Brown

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

Sound:  Carl Hobbs
Video:  Sue Mastrario

Nursery Workers
Sandra Ellis & Elizabeth See