Newsletter | February 7, 2024

Please make plans to join us for family night
as we continue our series on the backgrounds
of the songs we sing.

6:00 PM | Fellowship Hall

Menu for Family Night

Hot Dogs with Chilli and Slaw
Peanut Butter Cake

All ladies are welcome to join our WMU group.
Monday, February 12, 1:30 PM

Guest Speaker: Martha Ann Carter

Meet in Bill Hardin SS Class Room

2024 Church Directory

If you would like a PDF copy of the 2024 church directory,
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Turner Baptist Women’s Spring Meeting
Harmony Baptist Church
1661 Harmony Church Road

Monday, February 19, 2024
6:30 PM

Men and Women are invited.

First Baptist was asked to bring a type of Fruit Salad if possible.

Jonathan will be taking the bus for
those who would like to attend.
We will leave the parking lot at 6:00 PM.

The program will also include:

  • Updates from NAMB missionaries planting King’s Table Church in Nova Scotia
  • Updates from the Last Frontier IMB missionaries who are connected to our association
  • Margaret Kelley, our State Prayer Coordinator, will give updates on our new prayer partnership with Bangladesh.
  • Patsy Markham will provide details about the unique project at the Children’s Home.

The offering for the night will be given to the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home at Baxley.

Giving as of February 6, 2024

Budget for 2024 . . . . . . . .  $329,423.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . . $31,675.84
Received to Date . . . . . . . . . $23,912.70
Needed for weekly budget . . .  $6,335.06
Tithes Received this week . . . . $7,397.00


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 Pastor

Do you enjoy waiting?  Most of us don’t!  We would much rather be doing something.  This is especially true if the waiting is in relation to a problem being solved or a need being met.  We much prefer actively working for a solution. 

I thought about this recently as I waited for an appointment.  There was nothing I could do but watch the moments tick by.  The waiting was even worse as I anticipated the appointment would simply be a go-through-the-motions formality.  I seriously doubt any of us enjoy such times. 

How different that type of waiting is from waiting upon God.  Isaiah 40:31 says “Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.”  Waiting upon God gives peace, joy, strength and assurance.  It is completely different from our normal concept of waiting. 

God Himself is the first reason that waiting upon Him is different than plain waiting.  When we wait upon God, we are waiting on the One who possesses all power, knowledge, wisdom, goodness, kindness, and grace.  We can trust what He does and the timing of His doing it.  Waiting for the Lord is anticipating the perfect solution to the situation.

Waiting for God is also different because it does not mean inactivity.  Waiting rooms frustrate us because there is nothing to do.  God calls us to do faithfully what He has revealed to us up to this point.  Waiting for God means we do not try to get ahead of God.  We remain faithful until He opens the door for the next step in our life.

Next, waiting for God is different because of why we do it.  In other areas of life, we wait only because we don’t have a choice.  We wait upon God because we want His best.  This means not only God’s answer at the end of waiting but also the strength, comfort, and encouragement He gives us along the way.  Waiting upon God is not defeatism.  Waiting upon God is trust in His perfect lovingkindness. 

Last, waiting upon enables us to experience His blessing.  God blesses those who trust in Him.  Waiting cultivates and demonstrates our trust in Him.  God never fails His people when they entrust themselves to Him.

Waiting upon God is nothing like being in a waiting room.  Waiting upon God is a place of blessing that prepares us for even greater blessing.  We will receive His best in His perfect time.

Sunday, February 11

Deacon of the Week:  Dwane Lewis

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  Dwane Lewis
Organ Greeter:  Allen Whitehead
Piano Greeter:  David Flake

Sound:  Carl Hobbs
Video:  Sue Mastrario

Nursery Workers
Sandra Ellis & Elizabeth See

Sunday, February 18

Deacon of the Week:  Carl Hobbs

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  Carl Hobbs
Organ Greeter:  W. Greg Brown
Piano Greeter:  Tom LaRocca

Sound:  Daniel West
Video:  Julie West

Nursery Workers
Sue Mastrario & Jane Smith