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Hospital / Rehab:

  •  Joe Johnson, father of Teresa Burgess, continues rehab in Lebanon. He plans to be dismissed on Friday, October 18th.
  •  Donna Keene is doing well and continues care in Community Care of Rutherford County room F4.
  •  Peggy Taylor continues rehab and has been moved to room 106 in NHC in Murfreesboro.


  •  Colten Birchell, son of Jessica Byrn and stepson of Cody Byrn, is scheduled to receive biopsy results for his stomach issues.
  •  Richard Butler, friend of Diane and Dewane Hickey, underwent a successful procedure on his meniscus and is feeling better.
  •  Tommy Colyar, known to many in the Smyrna church, is undergoing tests and will have several serious surgeries soon. Pray for his healing.
  •  Donna Craighead, aunt of Melanie Davenport, began daily chemo and radiation last week for cancer.
  •  Bill Davis is recovering from a large cut & stitches on his head which he sustained in a fall last week.
  •  Betty Graham continues tests to determine the cause of her anemia.
  •  Glenda Harber continues to recover following back surgery.
  •  Morgan Herring, daughter of Jason and Lori Herring, is wearing a heart monitor for a month due to issues she has had for a while. Please pray that it is nothing serious, and that they will soon receive answers.
  •  Connie Hyer and Kelli Lamb, two precious ladies from Crescent Church of Christ and friends of Angie Blair, need our prayers that God will help them as they go through cancer treatments.
  •  Bill Jenczyk should receive pretesting results this month for possible deep brain stimulation surgery for his Parkinson’s disease.
  •  Chris Jenkins, a friend of Amanda Gilreath, continues radiation for a few more weeks for Grade 4 brain cancer.
  •  Anthony McCord, son of Daniel and Joan McCord, continues treatment for cirrhosis of the liver.
  •  Savannah Morgan, mother of Jim Morgan, is dismissed from rehab.
  •  Carolyn O’Neal, a visitor to Smyrna, is suffering with health issues.
  •  Amy O’Neill is scheduled to undergo outpatient surgery this
  • Wednesday, October 16th, to repair a torn meniscus.
  •  Bill Ramey, brother of Barbara Grimes, continues his regular chemo and blood tests. Please pray for good blood test results.
  •  Sharon Ream, friend of Jody Schott, struggles with life / health issues.
  •  Steven Richards, a friend of Gary and Cathy Smithson, is suffering with a brain tumor and has been placed under Hospice care.
  •  Sharon Ridley continues recovery following a knee replacement.
  •  Paula Schreiner, known to many in the Smyrna church, continues tests for her headaches and nausea.
  •  Ron Shaw, brother of Jerry Shaw, is suffering with a lot of pain as he goes through his trials with cancer.
  •  Nancy Simmons continues receiving shots for her skin condition.
  •  Hayes Wakefield, friend of Barbara Grimes, received unfavorable results and his prognosis does not look good.
  •  David Warren, cousin of Frank Warren, continues cancer treatments.
  •  Paul Warren, father of Frank Warren, is suffering with kidney stones.
  •  Brittany Wright, a friend of Erica Shaw, underwent successful surgery to remove a mass.
  •  Burton Young, brother of Gloria Holland / uncle of Michelle Heil, has been dismissed from rehab.


  •  Ed Shake, father of Michelle (Ben) Edmonds, known to many in the Smyrna church, passed away October 12th following a battle with cancer. His funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 19th, in Illinois. Please keep his family in your prayers.
  •  Sharon Sisco, known to many in the Smyrna church, passed away last week. Her funeral service will be a planned private family service.

Mission Efforts:

  • Please continue to pray for the Hispanic congregation and the minister search team as they search for a new minister.


Newly Baptized!

We can’t thank you enough for all the wonderful words of encourage- ment, hugs, coming to visitation, delicious meal on Saturday and all the food brought to the house, beautiful cards sent to our family, flow- ers, picture frames, and prayers said for us. (Bill would be so proud of y’all.) We are so grateful for all your acts of kindness and love. We certainly felt so loved on by each of you, our family. Words can’t say how much it means to all of us. We are so blessed and know that. We know our precious Bill has his reward in heaven, his victory over death 1 Corinthians 15:57. May God’s promises sustain us all every day. Please keep our family in your prayers as times helps us heal his loss in our lives. God bless each of you! Again, thank you! Love, Patty, Andy, Amy, Ann, Alaina, Steven,


Thank You!

I want to thank all of you and the elders for your kind thoughts in the passing of my fiancé, Sam Underwood. Blessings, Judy Maberino (aunt of Joan Cagle)


Visitor Ministry

We are looking for three more people who are willing to greet visitors and encourage them on Sundays to fill out a visitor card. This will help with our card ministry, as well as make connections with our visitors. If you’re interested, please see Glenn Shaw for further information.



Adult Class Teachers Needed!

If you are teaching now and would like to continue to be in the rotation, if you haven’t taught but would like to, if it’s been awhile and you’re ready to get back in the rotation again, or if you would like to substitute every now and then, please contact Jim Morgan at jimorgan13@comcast.net or James Key at bowlingkey@hotmail.com. Or, sign the list at the welcome center. Please indicate what you feel comfortable teaching. Thanks!



Widows & Widowers  Lunch

Attention widows and widowers! You are invited to a Widows and Widowers lunch, hosted by the Young Families Ministry, on October 27th, in the fellowship hall following the morning Bible classes. Please call the church office to sign up!



Women at His Well Devo & Dining

Ladies, our last “Women at His Well” for 2019 is planned for Monday, October 28th, at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall! Our hosts for the evening will be Lois Foutch, Jewell Dickerson, and Doris Fann. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Reda Redding, who will share her family’s Malawi trip with us. The menu is “Soup, Salad, and Desserts.” Bring a dish and join fellow Christian women. Please sign up at the welcome center.



Baby Shower!

A couples potluck baby shower, hosted by the Threet LIFE group, will be held in honor of April and Tyler Mingle on Sunday, November 10th, in the fellowship hall following the morning Bible classes. April and Tyler are expecting a boy, and they are registered at Target and Amazon. Tyler is the son of Alec and Cindy Mingle.




Trunk or Treat

 We will begin collecting candy this month for Trunk or Treat. We would love if each family could donate a bag of candy. A sign-up sheet will be available at the Welcome Center to sign up to decorate a car for the event. October 27th @ 6:30 p


Joyful Noise

3rd – 5th grades  October, 30th, January 29th



Breakfast with Santa

December 7th, 8:30 – 10:30a



Egg Hunt

April 4th




June 28th—July 3rd




July 19th—22nd

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