Newsletter | March 13, 2024

What do the Jewish Passover and Jesus’ Last Supper have in common? Anna Beth of Light of Messiah Ministries in Atlanta will answer that question as they present “Jesus in the Passover.” The “Jesus in the Passover” service will bring to life the Jewish roots of faith in Jesus and the celebration of Communion. Anna Beth will have a Passover table set up with all of the traditional elements involved in the Passover meal.
During the service you will see how Jewish people celebrate Passover today, how the symbolic foods of Passover picture God’s redemption, and personally participate in taking the traditional elements, and how Jesus is beautifully foreshadowed in the Passover celebration and story. This is a service for anyone.

A love offering will be taken up to support
Light of Messiah Ministries.

Menu for Family Night

Chicken Delicious, Rice,
Green Beans, Strawberry Shortcake

On Thursday, March 21, we will give out popcorn and cookies during the movie shown to the community during the Fire Ant Festival. This is a great time for us to embrace and interact with our community. Please let Jonathan know if you can make cookies to be given out. You will need to have the cookies at the church on Wednesday, March 20th, before family night so that we can package them.

We also need volunteers to help distribute popcorn and cookies at Heritage Park from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Let Jonathan know if you can help with part or all of this time.

Fire Ant Evangelism

On Saturday, March 16, at 10:00 AM, the Turner Baptist Association will hold Evangelism training for the Fire Ant Festival at Morning Side Baptist. You can also sign up for time slots to work in the Evangelism tent that day.

Birthday Celebration

The family of Farrell Flake requests that you drop in for a birthday celebration on Saturday, March 16th, anytime between 2:30 PM and 5:00 PM. Please do not bring gifts.

The Celebration will take place at her house (115 Norman Circle, Chula, GA 31733)

Project for Operation Christmas Child

Several members of the Church will meet on Monday, March 18th, at 1:00 PM to begin making handbags for Operation Christmas Child Boxes. If you can help cut out patterns, bring a sharp pair of scissors and join them. See Mary Moore if you have any questions.

If your class would like to help with the luncheons
during the revival, please contact Vickie Brown.

Giving as of March 11, 2024

Budget for 2024 . . . . . . . .  $329,423.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . . $63,351.14
Received to Date . . . . . . . . . $50,374.96
Needed for weekly budget . . .  $6,335.06
Tithes Received this week . . . . $4,602.57


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

As adults, it seems like we can quickly get discouraged, especially when it comes to sharing the Gospel, inviting people to church, or helping someone in need. Once we feel like we are unsuccessful or taken advantage of, we quickly become numb to the needs around us and can lose our desire to reach out. We must, however, remember God did not call us to be a witness for Him just when things are going well. Instead, He calls us to reach out for Him even when times are bad.

James wrote, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” God wants us to become mature Christians, and He will use the disappointments and challenging times in our lives to accomplish that. Therefore, we must remain faithful to the call of Christ when we get discouraged and seek to see how God is growing our character or our faith through the trial.

Another verse that can offer encouragement is found in Matthew 25. “And the King will answer them, Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” Just because we don’t get the response we want or believe we deserve, we know we are doing what Christ desires. Jesus wants us to treat everyone we encounter like we are facing Him. Would we genuinely deny Christ Himself food, water, or even our time if He stood before us? Christ wants us to treat others the same way. So even if we feel like our time is wasted or our generosity was taken advantage of, we don’t know how God will use it.

In Galatians 6:9, we read, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” We truly know God will reward us for our faithfulness. We may never see the fruits of our faithfulness on earth. And if we don’t, we should not be discouraged because we know our true rewards are found in our eternal home. When inviting people to church or reaching someone for the gospel, we must realize we are only a tool God uses.  A genuine relationship with God is the only way a person’s heart can surely be changed. Always be willing and available for God to use you to accomplish His purpose. He will provide all the abilities and strength you need to do so.

Sunday, March 17

Deacon of the Week:  W. Greg Brown

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  W. Greg Brown
Organ Greeter:  Tom LaRocca
Piano Greeter:   Daniel West

Sound:  Daniel West
Video:  Julie West

Nursery Workers
Charnelle Reinhardt & June Whiddon

Sunday, March 24

Deacon of the Week:  Allen Whitehead

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  Allen Whitehead
Organ Greeter:  Dwane Lewis
Piano Greeter:  Carl Hobbs

Sound:  Daniel West
Video:  Julie West

Nursery Workers
Sue Mastrario & Jane Smith