LOVING ONE ANOTHER

in worship, in study, in holiness, in spiritual maturity

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CONNECTING WITH OTHERS

in LIFE Groups, in involvement, in healthy relationships

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REACHING OUT TO OTHERS

those searching, our community, the broken hearted

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Announcements

Hospital / Rehab:

  •  Jeanette Barrett, mother of Katrina Thomas’ friend, is suffering in St. Thomas West with a brain lesion. Treatment has not been decided at this time.
  •  Marion Davis, uncle of Bettye Boyd, is recovering in Providence Hospital ICU in Portland, Oregon following successful surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm on Sunday, July 14th.
  •  Burton Young, brother of Gloria Holland and uncle of Michelle Heil, has been moved to Life Care Ctr. of Blount Co., Louisville, TN.

Home:

  •  Vicki Ambrose is scheduled to see her eye doctor on August 2nd to check on the status of her eye condition.
  •  Richard Butler and Danielle Cady, friends of Dewane and Diane Hickey, continue recovery following an auto accident.
  •  Bobbie Ellis, mother of Felicia Haynes, has been dismissed from the hospital and will follow-up with her physician.
  •  Randall Gibson, friend of Bill Davis III, is struggling with cancer and would appreciate prayers and cards of encouragement.
  •  Lauren Hargrove, 24-year old daughter of Rita Sweeney’s cousin, is recovering following her surgery for ovarian cancer on July 8th.
  •  Francie Holder continues recovery following foot surgery.
  •  Carolyn O’Neal, a regular visitor of the Smyrna church, is recovering from injuries which she sustained in a recent fall at home.
  •  Rita Sweeney received results of her MRI that there is a suspicious enlarging of a lymph node under her right arm. She is scheduled for an  ultrasound and a possible biopsy on Tuesday, July 16th.
  •  Burton Young, Jr., nephew of Gloria Holland / cousin of Michelle
  • Heil, continues recovery following a recent auto accident.

Praise:

  •  Tommy Abston found out that he has a half-sister Allison, who is 53 years old. She lives in Marksville, LA and had been given up for adoption by their mother when she was a baby. He is very thankful.

Sympathy:

  •  Prayers are requested for Mae Davis, known to many of us in the Smyrna church family, in the loss of her husband, Charles Davis, who passed away on Thursday, July 11th. His funeral service was held on Monday in McMinnville.

Ice Cream & Watermelon!

This Sunday night, July 21st all LIFE groups are encouraged to meet in the main auditorium at 5:00 for a period of worship. Then following worship, we will enjoy ice cream and watermelon in the fellowship hall. The ice cream and water- melon will be provided. We need you to bring your favorite ice cream toppings to share!

 

Young at Heart – Day Trip!

Just a reminder to all “Young at Heart” who signed up to eat at the Catfish House in Springfield this Friday, July 19th: The bus will leave the church parking lot at 10:30 a.m. and is scheduled to return around 2:00 p.m.

 

Men’s Breakfast!

All men of the congregation are invited to the men’s breakfast this Saturday, July 20th at 8:30 a.m. The breakfast will be followed by a men’s meeting and a service day. If you did not have the opportunity to sign up and plan to attend, please call the church office. (615- 459-3217, ext. 0) and let us know you are coming.

 

Attention Widows and Elderly of the Smyrna Church!

Following the men’s breakfast this Saturday, the men plan to have a service day. If you are in need of light yard work or minor work around the house, please let Richard Thomas know. His phone number is 615-585-0046.

 

GriefShare – Meeting

GriefShare will meet this Sunday, July 21st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Smyrna church education building room EDU 8. GriefShare is a grief support group designed to walk alongside those hurting from loss. If you or someone you love is struggling with grief, please consider joining this group. For more information about GriefShare, please contact Dale Bryson or Larry Swaim.

 

“Going Away” Potluck Meal for the Harper Family

The congregation is invited to a “going away” potluck, hosted by the young families group, in honor of Keith, Leslie, Molly, Caroline and Emily Harper on Sunday, July 28th in the fellowship hall following Bible classes. Please bring a potluck food to share and plan to stay to wish the Harpers a safe and happy transition as they move to Memphis.

 

 

“Women at His Well” DEVO & Dining

“Women at His Well” on Monday, July 29th at 6:30 p.m., hosted by the ladies of the Davis/Brown Life group, to honor Doris Fann. Doris has been a member of the Davis/Brown Life group since the beginning and has recently moved to Lebanon to be with her family. The event will be held in the fellowship hall. The menu is “potluck.”

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Directory Picture Update

If the demographics of your family has changed within the past five years, your children have grown up, or if you have never had a picture made, we need your picture! During the month of August, pictures may be taken between worship and Bible classes. See Johnny Poole to schedule a Sunday in August that is convenient for you.

Mommy & Me Swimming

July 19th

Pizza and LibraryPark Playdate

July 26th @ 5:30p

 

Splash Town Meet-Up

July 29th @ 10a

 

Kicks Event

July 30th Evening

 

Joyful Noise

3rd – 5th grades (combined class) July 31st

 

Back to School Bash

August 4th

Inspiring Each Other to Glorify Christ by Growing, Connecting & Reaching

The Church is God's spiritual family. It is made up of all those who have chosen to place their trust and faith in Jesus and who are His followers (disciples). The Church is not a building or one particular group of believers. To belong to the Church, is to belong to Jesus. The Bible uses the analogy that Jesus is the Head of the Church, which is His body. God's will is for the Church to gather regularly to worship its Head, Jesus, to use its various gifts and abilities to serve its Head, to love and encourage those who are in the body, and to work diligently to maintain the unity of the body. It is expected that every member of the church will assemble for worship on each Lord's day and participate in the sharing of the Lord's supper, which is a central part of the worship service. The whole church family invests in the spiritual growth of each other, especially our children and teens. Therefore we believe the assembly of the saints should take precedence over all other activities so that all will be edified and our youth will grow in admonition of the Lord. Church should be a hospital for the hurting. A place to turn to - seeking guidance and peace from sin and sorrow - not a place to be condemned. Church is where we should all turn for reconciliation. As the members of His Church love one another and maintain unity of purpose and relationship, the world around us will recognize that we belong to Jesus. The Church or body is to seek to do the will of God, which also includes loving and saving the world through Jesus Christ. The church is guided by the Word of God.

Matthew 16:15-18; John 17:20-23; John 13:34-35; Acts 2:42-47; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Peter 2:4-10