Bulletin 9-9-18

Bulletin 9-9-18      

Welcome Visitors!

  We are honored with your visit! You and your family are important to us and we gladly welcome your presence. If you would, please fill out the visitor information on the front of the bulletin, tear out the tab, and place it in the offering plate. Ushers are also present to take the tear-off at your convenience. We would like to contact you, but we promise to not be overwhelming. Thank you for your visit and please feel free to return!    

Order of Worship:

  • Welcome and Words of Ministry
  • Baptism | Nathan Turner | Cole Saunders
  • “I Will Sing of the Mercies”
  • “His Eye is on the Sparrow”
  • Offertory Prayer | Bill Bessom
  • Giving | “Above All”
  • “It Is Well With My Soul”
  • Message | Dr. Carroll Golden
  • Invitation | “Before the Throne of God Above”
  • Closing


Special Consideration:

  • Our deepest sympathy to Scott & Rhonda Leamon in the loss of her father, Cullen Tallent.
  • Deacons of the Week:
    • Carey Hicks
    • Daniel Atkinson
    • Jeff McCay
    • Glenn Wear


Today’s Sermon:

  By Dr. Carroll Golden   Parable of the Talents – Six Principles Matthew 25:14-40      

This Week:

  • Monday – Finance/Missions/Security meetings @ 6 PM, Deacons meeting @ 7 PM
    • Monthly Meetings – Monday, September 10th
    • Finance Committee – 6 PM
    • Missions Committee – 6 PM
    • Security Team – 6 PM
    • Deacons’ Meeting – 7 PM
    • Deacons’ wives will meet for prayer in the Atrium at 7 PM.
  • Tuesday – Women on Mission at 10:30 AM
    • Women on Mission meet Tuesday, September 11th at 10:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall; lunch at 12 PM. Guest speaker will be Ginger DeBusk, IMB missionary to Turkey.
  • Wednesday – Wednesday Morning Bible Study @ 10 AM, CrossTraining for Kids @ 4:30, Family Dinner at 5 PM, Prayer Meeting, Adult Choir, One|Together (youth), Women’s Bible Study, Men’s Bible Study at 6 PM.
    • Men’s Bible Study begins Wednesday, September 12th. Shad Simms will lead a study through the book “Praying the Bible” by Don Whitney. Sign up in the Welcome Center in the Atrium, or see Shad or Pastor Drew.
  • Thursday – Senior Game Day at 11:30 AM



    The Senior Adult Choir will be singing Sunday, September 16th at Calvary Baptist Church in Lenoir City at 6 PM.     Senior Adult Fish Fry is Tuesday, September 18th at 5 PM at Athens Regional Park.     A baby shower in honor of mom-to-be Allison Sullivan is on Sunday, September 23rd in the Annex. Drop in from 1:30 to 3:30. Allison is registered at Buy Buy Baby, Target and Greeks Bearing Gifts.     The scribing of the Four Gospels is complete and it has been turned over to a professional book binder in Maryville. We should have the finished book in 6 to 7 months. Thanks to all who participated.      

Last Week:

    Attendance – Sept 2nd

  • Sunday School – 264
  • Sunday Worship – 353


  • Last Week $16,736.42

    BUDGET TOTALS (Through August 2018)

  • Giving – $588,865.54
  • Expenses – $590,629.48

    FORWARD GIVING (Through August 2018)

  • Pledged – $1,050,536.00
  • Given to Date – $643,215.77
  • Last Week’s Giving $5,165.00
  • Project Expenses – $3,496,501.17
  • Proj. Giving – $2,329,705.54
  • Loan Balance – $1,418,941.51


Pastors and Staff:


  • Carroll Golden, Interim Pastor
  • Tim Ellis, Min. of Music
  • Drew Byers, Min. of Youth
  • Karen Ellis, Children’s Min. Dir.