Have you ever had to truly step out in faith? Most of us like the comfort zone. Sometimes we will continue with the status quo because it is easier than taking a step of faith that might lead to something more life giving. Despite this, research shows that when people look back on their lives, the regrets that they describe are almost always about things they did not do rather than things that they did do.
Following Christ requires a certain degree of faith, and it is easier to say we have faith than to actually live it out with our lives. This Sunday we are embarking on a four-week journey to wrestle with our faith. As the world becomes more skeptical and doubt-filled, we want to explore what true faith looks like – the confidence of salvation, the way it changes our lives, and the risks that we might actually take if we truly trusted in God.
Let’s get ready to take a step of faith together! I am excited to see where God leads us next.
· Dinner Church Preview: Save the Date! – Mark your calendars for Thursday Night, September 19th. That is the date that we will offer a preview to our congregation of what a “dinner church” looks like and explore how we can make this an outreach ministry for our community. This summer a group of us experienced some great conversations around the book “Welcome to Dinner, Church”, which gave us an opportunity to explore a new way of doing church for those that might not be connected to a church. Come and find out what it is all about!
· Pathways August 24th – One of my favorite events that our South Georgia Conference of the UMC puts on every year is Pathways. This is a one-day collection of 30 workshops that are designed to help congregations become healthier and fulfill the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ. Each participant will have the chance to select three different workshops on topics ranging from children/youth ministries to spiritual disciplines to missions and outreach. It is a great deal too! $25 covers your workshops and lunch, and because the event meets at Trinity UMC in Warner Robins you will not have to travel far. We would love to have a good group from our church go and learn how to help our congregation become more effective in ministry.
· Wednesday Night Pattern – We have begun our fall pattern of alternating Wednesday night programs. On the 1st, 3rd and 5thWednesdays we will have our supper and Bible Study time (we are studying Philippians this fall!), and on the 2nd and 4th we will have various meetings. Be sure to keep an eye on the calendar if you serve on one of our committees and teams, as there will be a meeting every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from now until Thanksgiving. Anthony
Essentials 360 Bible Reading Plan
Week of August 11th
Sunday, Luke 20
Monday, Luke 21
Tuesday, Luke 22
Wednesday, Luke 23
Thursday, Luke 24
Friday, Acts 1
Saturday, Acts 2
We have begun our fall pattern of alternating Wednesday night programs. On the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays we will have our supper and Bible Study time (we are studying Philippians this fall!), and on the 2nd and 4th we will have various meetings. Be sure to keep an eye on the calendar if you serve on one of our committees and teams, as there will be a meeting every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from now until Thanksgiving.
We meet on Sunday's at 9:30 am.
We stay busy until early evening.
Youth meet in classroom across from Seekers (near Fellowship Hall). Contact church office or Louis at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are so excited on how our children's ministry continues to grow.
We always need children's Shepard - not to teach the class but be here to assist the teacher. If interested contact Jamie Hill at email@example.com, or call the church office. God bless, Jamie Hill.
Kid Central is down main hallway from Church's Admin Wing. It can also be reached off Walker Drive.
Men on a Mission for our church members who are widowed, single mothers, or elderly couple, needing assistance with minor home repairs and/or renovations. You simply pay for the needed materials, UMM asks that a love offering to the church (as you are led) instead of paying the labor costs. Contact Stevie Bowen or church office.
1st & 3rd Mondays at 10:00am
PARTNERS IN PRAYER
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am
WORD & PRAYER
Wednesdays (following supper) ~6:15pm
PARTNERS IN PRAYER
Fridays at 10am
Take a summertime excursion with the Issues & Answers class, meeting Sundays June 23rd-July 21st at 9:30, in their introduction to the Wesleyan Class Meeting format led by our Associate Pastor Kevin & Laurie Clotfelter. This is an opportunity to form small fellowships called Life Groups within our church vision to “connect” with each other. The Life Group concept is based upon the meeting format utilized early in the church renewal movement we now know as Methodism. Contact Don Hall or Kevin if you have interest or questions.
We meet on second room on the left as you enter Church's Administrative Wing
We know better. We should be able to do the right thing. But often, we go against our better judgment and give in. The Corinthian Christians were no different. They had listened to one false teaching after another—and they had believed what they heard. How many lies had they accepted? How many mistakes had they made? Their list of sins is long and ugly, much like ours. But Paul had patience with the Corinthians. He was disturbed but not despondent; angry but not desperate. His driving passion for them was love, and he saw hope for them. His letter confronts them and shows them how to lead a pure life. His letter to the Corinthians encourages all of us who need a spiritual check-up.The Life Lessons with Max Lucado series brings the Bible to life in twelve lessons filled with intriguing questions, inspirational stories, and poignant reflections to take you deeper into God’s Word.
We meet in the first classroom on the left when you enter the Church's Administrative Wing.
The Pilgrim Class continues the Wondering through the Bible. This is an in depth study done with humor and light refreshments. We have breakfast every 5th Sunday. Everyone is welcome and there is no age requirement.
We meet down the hall from Fellowship Hall.
"The Real Heaven--What the Bible Actually Says... What comes to your mind when you think about Heaven? Clouds? Harps? Angels? Singing? Now, honestly, does that really sound like a great way to spend eternity? The good news is, that is NOT what Heaven is like. And when you discover what really awaits you there, it will radically change your view of your future and of Heaven. In this 3 part series from Living on the Edge, Chip Ingram digs into Scripture to reveal what our heavenly home will be like, what we'll do there, what we'll experience and how we're to prepare for eternity today. Join the Seekers SS Class as we discover the amazing truth of what awaits us all in Heaven"
We meet in the classroom closest to Fellowship Hall
Don Schall and Luis Morales co-teach this class, which alternates studying and discussing writings from contemporary authors such as Adam Hamilton, Max Lucado, Robert Jeffers, David Jeremiah, and UMC Adult Bible Studies.
Do you want to discover the answer to life's most fundamental question: What on earth am I here for? Join us as we embark on a journey to find out, using Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life. This study will help us understand why we are alive in God’s amazing plan for each one of us—both here and now, and for eternity. Knowing God’s purpose for creating us help reduce stress, focus energy, simplify decisions, give meaning to life, and most importantly, prepares us for eternity...books available.
Joins in the Old Narthex from 9:15-10:15am; conveniently set between the two services and just down the hall from the sanctuary. You will be glad you did.
We meet most Thursday evenings at 7:00pm, and we love to teach new people.
Our program has been in operation for over 22 years offering children appropriate play experiences which contribute to their physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development in a safe and nurturing Christian atmosphere. We use the Pinnacle Early Childhood Curriculum which is faith-based.
Call Church Office (478) 953-3090 for details.
“Made with loving hands, praying that God’s love will cover and comfort you like a quilt”
We meet 1st & 3rd Mondays at 10:00am
Boy Scout Troop 400 meets on Monday from 7:00 - 8:30 pm and Cub Scout Pack 400 meets on Thursday from 7:00 - 8:00 PM.
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Senior Pastor Anthony McPhail