New Pictorial Directory

new picSign up for your family portrait today. Everyone who participates will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 professional family portrait, one printed directory, smart phone app, and online directory. The dates for photography will be  10/8, 10/9, 10/10. All appointments are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so make your appointment today. We need everyone to participate to help make this directory complete. Additional quality family portraits will be offered at competitive prices. Thank you for your participation, and smile! Quick Tip for your photos: Wearing solid bright colors is something to keep in mind to help your portraits look fresh and crisp. Please click the following link to make an appointment.


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Our action, our words and our choices reach farther than just our own lives.

On Sunday, September 27 we share some time with another of the hard text from the Gospel of Mark, Mark 9:38-50. The troubling part of this text is when Jesus shares that if a part of the body causes one to stumble or sin then we should cut it off or remove that part of the body. For example if your eye causes you to sin then gouge it out for it is better to enter heaven with one eye then to have two eyes and be thrown into hell. This text is hard because if I take it literally then folks it would be very hard for me to function as I would be blind and have no hands. Literal reading and believing of the Bible is a slippery slope. This text, as well as all of Scripture, must be view with the understanding that we must see it as important and discern what is it’s relevance in the world today. Don’t misunderstand all of Scripture is relevant and necessary the hard task is thinking, reasoning and seeking God’s direction as we read. Now for the text at hand, Jesus was seeking to say in very extreme terms what I call the “behave speech” you are a child of God then act and live like one. Mark uses Jesus’ words, exact words or maybe Mark’s interpretation of Jesus’ words, no way for us to know for sure, to encourage Mark’s readers then and now that we must realize our actions influence others. Our action, our words and our choices reach farther than just our own lives. Mark uses these extreme words to point to the fact this is very important. Sin is not a new concept and sin today is not any different than sin in Mark’s day. After all it is selfishness that drives all sin. Ultimately this text from Mark’s Gospel coming from the mouth of Jesus is meant to remind us that we need to watch how we live, what we say and do because we can be a blessing or a stumbling block to those around us the choice is ours. You are a child of God so behave today!

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Calendar of events for October 4th-October 10th

Sunday, Oct. 4
8:30 am-Worship Service
9:45 am-Sunday School
9:45 am-Contemporary Service
11:00 am-Worship Service
4:00 pm-Youth Bells
5:00 pm-Youth Choir
5:00 pm-Ladies Bible Study
6:00 pm-MYF & Snack Supper
Monday, Oct. 5
8:00 am-Preschool
10:00 am-Quilt Group
4:00 pm-Stephen Ministry
5:00 pm-Mountain City Soccer
6:00 pm-Girl Scouts
8:00 pm-N.A.
Tuesday, Oct. 6
8:00 am-Preschool
10:00 am-Staff Meeting
1:00 pm-Adult Bible Study
5:00 pm-Mountain City Soccer
6:00 pm-Boy Scouts
6:00 pm-Trustees
8:00 pm-N.A.
Wednesday, Oct. 7
8:00 am-Preschool
4:00 pm-Kids of the Kingdom
5:00 pm-Mountain City Soccer
5:15 pm-Chancel Bells
6:50 pm-Chancel Choir
Thursday, Oct. 8
12:30 pm-Pictorial Directory Pictures
5:00 am-Mountain City Soccer5:30 pm-Seekers Circle
6:30 pm-Praise Band
7:00 pm-Dorcas Circle
7:00 pm-United Methodist Men
Friday, Oct. 9
12:30 pm-Pictorial Directory Pictures
5:00 pm-Mountain City Soccer
8:00 pm-N.A.
Saturday, Oct. 10
8:00 am-Youth Marketplace
10:00 am-Mountain City Soccer
10:00 am-Pictorial Directory Pictures
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD-There are several ways to donate to OCC this year:  You can fill your own box and bring to the church no later than Sunday, November 15th when we have our packing party or you can donate items for the boxes.
Suggestion items:
Toys: dolls, toy trucks, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.
School supplies:  pens, pencils, sharpeners, crayons, markers, writing pads, paper, coloring books, etc.
Hygiene items:  Toothbrush, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
Other: t-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)
A personal note:  You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family.  (If you include your name and address the child may write back).
You can also make a donation to help with the cost of shipping.  The cost for shipping each box is $7.
For more details:  Please contact Linda Jones, 706-253-2637 or email her at OR Joyce Leist, 770-737-2767 or email her at  We all thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
PICTORIAL DIRECTORY-Sunday, October 11th has been added as an extra day for pictures.  If you have not made an appointment yet, please call to schedule yours now.  We need everyone to make the directory complete.  If you will not be available for pictures, you can submit a photograph to Leslie in the church office.
YOUTH MARKETPLACE-THIS Saturday, October 10th, 8:00 am-12:00 noon.  If you have items that you would like to donate, please bring to Roxanne’s office.
BYRON HERBERT REECE FARM & HERITAGE CENTER-Thursday, October 29th, 8:30 am.  Cost:  $4.00 per person.  Lunch at Jim’s Smokin’ Que.  Deadline-Thursday, Oct. 22nd