Bulletin 12-29-19

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 a gold Connection Card found in the back of the pew and place it in the offering plate or hand to an usher 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
  • Baptism | Kelsey Case
  • “That’s Why We Praise Him”
  • “Tell Me the Story of Jesus”
  • “There is a Fountain”
  • Pastoral Prayer
  • Giving | “God So Loved the World”
  • Message | Pastor Bill Henard
  • Invitation | “Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross”
  • Closing


Worship Counselors for today’s service:

  • Eddie & Kim Bohannon





Today’s Sermon:



Personal Goals for the New Year

Philippians 3:4-10

By Dr. Bill Henard



First Thoughts: Although Paul was not particularly speaking about New Year’s resolutions, he was resolved to achieve 4 things in his life – 4 goals that would be outstanding personal, spiritual achievements for all of us.  This year, we need to experience . . .


  • The Intimacy of Christ’s Presence.
      • v. 3:10 My goal is to know Him


  • The Outpouring of Christ’s Power.
      • v. 3:10 and the power of His resurrection


  • The Fellowship of Christ’s Passion.
      • v. 3:10 and the fellowship of His sufferings


  • The Character of Christ’s Person.
      • v. 3:10 being conformed to His death


Takeaway: What are some areas where you could start over this new year? What steps do you need to take so that you would know Christ and His power this year?




This Week:



  • The church office will be closed Wednesday, January 1st.


  • Deacons of the Week: Travis Barnett, Shad Simms, Keith Price, Brandon Glover




Next Week:



  • Ladies’ Prayer Team will meet Tuesday, January 7th at 1:30 pm in the Prayer Room. All ladies are invited.


  • Wednesday evening activities including KidSing, Family Dinner, Prayer Meeting, Adult Choir, CrossTraining and Youth will resume on January 8th.


  • The next meeting of the International Friends Club will be Thursday, January 9th at 10:30 am. If anyone is interested in getting involved with them, please see Mandy  Robertson or Pam McAchren.  






  • Regular monthly meetings will be Monday, January 13th:
      • Finance Committee – 6pm
      • Security – 6pm
      • Deacons – 7pm*                                
      • *Deacon wives meet for prayer in the Atrium



  • Women on Mission will meet on Tuesday, January 14th at 10:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. Lunch will follow at 12 pm.




Last Week:




Budget Giving                  

  • Last Week –  $18,908.00    


Budget Totals (Through Nov. 2019)

  • Giving – $799,316.28
  • Expenses –  $809,020.62


Forward Giving (Through Nov. 2019)

  • Pledged – $1,050,536.00
  • Given to Date – $968,224.37
  • Last Week’s Giving – $7,485.00
  • Project Expenses – $3,496,501.17
  • Proj. Giving – $2,654,729.64
  • Loan Balance – $1,143,453.81


Attendance –  12/22/19

  • Worship – 417
  • Sunday School – 257

Pastors and Staff:

  • Bill Henard – Pastor
  • Tim Ellis – Minister of Music
  • Drew Byers – Minister of Youth
  • Karen Ellis – Children’s Ministry Director