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
SMYRNA CHURCH “SUNDAY NIGHT LIFE”
July 15 – VBS (6:30 p.m.) – Michael Harber – Sunday Night Adult Class Speaker (7:00 p.m.) July 18 – (6:30 p.m.) – J. P. Conway – Wednesday Night Adult Class Speaker (7:00 p.m.)
July 22 – Worship (Guest Speaker) – Main Auditorium (5:00 p.m.) – Fellowship, Food and Skating —Smyrna Skate Center (Following Worship) – Everyone One is Invited! All Proceeds to Benefit AFC!
Come and help us make our summer “Sunday Night Life” a great success!
We rejoice with the Thomas family as Josiah was saved when he was baptized on Saturday, July 7th by his dad! Josiah is the son of Nathan and Laura Thomas.
To everyone involved with this year’s church camp: Thank you so much for taking care of our babies (they will always be our babies no matter how old) and bringing them home safely. Audrey Neumann
We would like to express our deepest appreciation to everyone for the love, generosity, prayers and countless acts of kindness that have been shown to our family during such a difficult time. We will always remember and are humbled by the outpouring of support.
With our sincere love, Lisa, Meredith and all of Daniel’s family (Family of Sgt. Daniel Baker, who lost his life in Dickson, TN)
VBS Adult/Children’s Class Schedule
Due to VBS preparations being made, all adult classes will meet in the small auditorium on Wednesday, July 11th and July 18th at 7:00 p.m. On Sunday morning, July 15th all adult classes will meet in the main auditorium. Children’s classes: Wed. night, July 11th the 1st & 2nd grade children’s classes will meet in Kingdom Central and the 3rd—5th grade children’s classes will meet in the 4th & 5th grade boys classroom. On Sun. morning, July 15th, 1st grade will meet in the children’s library (educ. bldg.); 2nd grade will meet at the end of the FH kitchen-side closest to the elevator; 3rd grade will meet in the FH room 212/214, 4th & 5th grade girls will meet in room 227; 4th & 5th grade boys remain in their room (go to teen room hall- way to access the room)
Young at Heart 50’s Party
If you are 55 years old and older, you are invited to the 50’s party, hosted by Keith and Leslie Harper and others from the young families class, on Saturday, July 21st at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Feel free to come dressed in your favorite 50’s attire. Call the church office to sign up!
All men of the congregation are invited to the men’s breakfast on Saturday, July 28th beginning at 8:30 a.m. Please be prepared to stay following the breakfast to do some light yard work. Sign up at the welcome center so enough food may be prepared.
Women at the Well
Ladies, you are invited to Women at His Well on Monday, July 23rd at 6:30 p.m., hosted by Lee Burgess at her home, 103 Southwinds Drive in Hermitage, TN. It is ESSENTIAL that you sign up at the welcome center since space is limited to 20. The theme is red, white and blue.
The Congregation is invited!
Matthew is the son of Daniel and Terri Peebles.
The congregation is invited to a wedding shower / potluck meal in honor of newlyweds, Wesley and Courtney Kinchen, on Sunday, July 29th in the fellowship hall following Bible classes. Please bring a favorite food to share. Cake and punch will be provided for dessert. Wesley and Courtney are registered at Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond. Wesley is the son of Starr Carter and the grandson of Bill and Bettye Davis.
VBS Le-go® AND LET GOD
VBS – July 15th—18th 6:30p—8:30p
Mommy & Me Swimming
July 20th & 30th
Splash Pad Night
Friday, July 27th @ 6:15p—8:15p $2 per child, We will have the Smyrna Splash Pad all to ourselves for this private event! Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
Sunday, July 29th
(at the end of morning service)
Breakfast with Santa