What are you seeking? Justice? Peace? Good health? All these are important. However, Jesus teaches us first to find Him. With Jesus comes everything else. “… seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided to you.” Matthew 6:33. There is no justice without the “God of Justice” (Isaiah 30:18); no peace without the “Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6); no health without “the LORD, who heals you” (Ex. 15:26); no abundant life without the “Father who … gives what is good to those who ask Him!” (Matthew 7:11). Seek Jesus as you are preparing to celebrate His birth.
About 40 ladies joined in the Widow’s Ministry event. A special production by the kindergarten and 5th grade class from OAKS was very much appreciated by all. A special thank you to all those ladies who helped prepare this wonderful lunch and program. If you are interested in participating in these events in the future please talk to Summer Bradford.
Willis Adams was very excited about 25 people showing up for the Young at Heart lunch last Wednesday. What a great way to connect and celebrate our friendship and spiritual unity. Thank you, Willis, for your leadership in this ministry.
Southern University student, John Moldovan, who served as our extern for the last two years is graduating in about a week. Congratulations, John. John has been hired by the Georgia Cumberland Conference and effective January 1, 2023 will be starting his assignment as an Associate Pastor at the Atlanta North church. We’ll miss John and his wife Caroline.
CAROLING THIS SABBATH, December 10, 5:45pm. We will be meeting in the fellowship hall this evening at 5:45 pm and leaving at 6:00 pm. We will have a van with room for 12 church members. Others may follow in their cars or make a second caroling group to visit additional homes. All are welcome to attend. Please contact Lucas Patterson at (423)582-1678 with any questions.
The Church business meeting is called for December 17 at 5:30 PM. There will be only one item on the agenda.
Our church board diligently explored the option of acquiring a lot adjacent to our church property. The lot for sale is located on Ooltewah-Georgetown Rd. There is a rental house on the property. If we buy that lot, we get direct access to the church and school parking lot from Ooltewah-Georgetown Rd. Our church would be able to install a nice LED sign and proper lighting right on Ooltewah-Georgetown Road.
Currently our property is accessible only through Amos Rd. All lots on Amos Rd have been purchased by an apartment complex business. They plan to build at least 100 units which will make Amos Rd even busier than it currently is.
At the last meeting the Church Board unanimously voted on a recommendation to purchase the lot. The asking price for the lot is $325K. We hope the price may be lowered after a professional and independent appraisal.
Please pray for guidance to be given to our church family during the business meeting next Sabbath evening.
See you tomorrow.