MESSAGE. Prayer is the foundation of the Christian home and is one of the best ways to help your family thrive. The glue that holds a family together is relationships – the relationship with God and with each other. Praying together as a family is important because it offers an intentional time of connectivity. This is more than just connection with one another. Through prayer, you are inviting God into the situations where your family needs Him most. It gives you an opportunity to find out what’s happening in each other’s lives, discover one another’s needs and dreams, opens up communication and gives each family member the opportunity to show that you care about each other.
This Sabbath our worship service emphasis is on Christian Family.
MINISTRY. Last week we missed a group of our church members who attended the annual prayer conference. Below is a report from Sondra Chilson: “Thirteen members from our church converged on Cohutta Springs campus to learn how to have a more effective prayer life. We were not disappointed. Pastor Kevin Wilfrey inspired us to spend more time studying and using our prayer life in a more effective way. We need to remove all the obstacles that are holding us back from completely surrendering to lives to God.
I’d like to encourage everyone to go to the Georgia-Cumberland conference website and check out the Prayer Ministries page. There are wonderful resources there. ”
On February 17th we welcomed a new member into our church family. Those of you who attended the second service missed meeting Brandon Sterrett, who was accepted into our church on the Profession of Faith. Below is his photo:
This Sunday morning is Haney’s Hungry Hombre’s! 🙂 Here are more details from Edymar: “At 8:30am in the fellowship hall, we will be having pancakes (gluten free also), eggs, fruit and breakfast links. Come and fill your stomachs while feeding your soul! For those that would like to help cook and set up, please plan to arrive at 730am. Be warned, we have way to much fun but we always get the job done!”
Habitat for Humanity. Last fall the Ooltewah church joined hands with several other churches in building a home for Shan. Many volunteers from our church came to the site once again on February 11th. I’ll attempt to mention everyones names, but I’m sorry if I may miss someone. Edwin and David Reynolds, Mary Angelin and her daughter, Manny Vela, Luis Rivera, Nolan Wright, Sarah and Edymar Penagos. Praise God for their commitment and hard work. Let the pictures below inspire us all to be more engaged in the needs of our community.
Last Sabbath evening, over 25 deacons came together to pray together and to discuss their ministry needs. Thank you Rick Banks for your leadership. Thank you, deacons for your commitment to serve God and His church. I was glad to see that two more deacons agreed to step into the Lead Deacons role. We now need two more individuals to fill these vacancies. Please contact Rick if you are interested in serving in this capacity.
This will be the last Sabbath of February. I’d like to challenge our church to double our local church giving this week. We need to support our local ministries and our school. I’ll be praying that by God’s grace we’ll see a miracle and our February budget will be reached in full. Let’s all be a part of this adventure. Don’t miss the blessing.
PRAYERS. Lelland Zollinger – health concerns.
and of course, I hope you remember about the Emmanuel group concert at 7 tonight, Friday, February 23, at our church. Jaclynn Huse will also be a part of the tonight’s concert. Invite your friends and family.
Have a blessed Sabbath day.