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:

  •  Donna Craighead, aunt of Melanie Davenport, continues treatment in Vanderbilt room 10640.
  •  Anna Gordon, sister of Willie Winfree, is being treated in Centennial for multiple, serious health issues.
  •  Donna Keene is in Community Care Ctr. of Rutherford Co. – G-6.
  •  Dolores Love, mother of Sandra Jones, continues recovery in Azalea Court from a fractured hand.
  •  Peggy Taylor remains in NHC in Murfreesboro room 106. Please also pray for her husband, Glenn.

Home:

  •  David Barrett, stepfather of Eddie Schott, continues recovery from bronchitis.
  •  Billy Davis, son of Jerry Davis and brother of Rodney Davis and Roberta Harvey, is scheduled for by-pass surgery in December.
  •  Betty Graham has been dismissed from rehab.
  •  Mary Lane is recovering following successful shoulder surgery.
  •  Andy Maddox, friend of Angie and Dennis Blair, is scheduled to undergo surgery on November 25th to remove a tumor.
  •  Barry Meek, son-in-law of June Sears, continues recovery from a broken cheek bone. He and June thank everyone for your prayers.
  •  Anna Reina has been placed under Hospice. Please pray for her and also for Tony as he continues to care for Anna.
  •  Erin Richardson, cousin of KristyAnn Grimes, has been diagnosed with a tumor in her ocular cavity that is attached to her brain. She will undergo surgery to remove the tumor in the next few months.
  •  Sue Townes is recovering following a successful hip replacement. Please no visitors at this time.
  •  Sam Whitaker is recovering following cataract surgery on his eye and will soon undergo surgery on the other eye.
  •  Nathan Willis, nephew of Jim and Karen Morgan, is recovering from extensive back surgery. He lives in Louisiana.
  •  Please continue to remember those who are going through cancer treatments and other health issues: Tommy Colyar; Lauren Hargrove, cousin of Rita Sweeney; Connie Hyer and Kelli Lamb, friends of Angie Blair; Chris Jenkins, friend of Amanda Gilreath; Anthony McCord, son of Daniel and Joan; Ron Shaw, brother of Jerry Shaw; Nancy Simmons; Hayes Wakefield, friend of Barbara Grimes; David Warren, cousin of Frank Warren

Encouragement:

  •  Joshua Puckett, a dear friend of Greg Beeson and Ambassadors for Christ, asks for our prayers for difficulties in his life.

 

Sympathy:

  •  We extend our sympathy to Orien Dickerson and his family in the loss of his brother-in-law, Bob Head. Prayers are also requested for Bob’s wife and Orien’s sister, Marilyn.
  •  Our sympathy is extended to Kenneth Sims and his family in the loss of Wilmoth Payne, who passed away on November 13th. Wilmoth is known and loved by many in the Smyrna church.

Mission Efforts:

  • Please pray for Smyrna Christian School, the office staff, and the teachers as they touch the lives of so many children.

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

     

From The Church Office!

 The church office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holidays Wednesday, November 27th, through Friday, November 29th.

Annual Ladies Meeting!

Ladies of the congregation! Mark your calendars for our annual WINGS (Women IN God’s Service) meeting on Sunday, December 1st, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall room FH 2/3. LIFE groups will be meeting that night, but we ask all la- dies to make every effort to be present! We need your ideas as we plan our WINGS activities for 2020.

 

Family Game Night

Bring your family, your favorite games and snacks for family game night on Friday, December 6th, at 6:30 p.m. in the fellow- ship hall.

 

“Young at Heart” Christmas Dinner

All “Young at Heart” (ages 55+) are invited to this year’s Christmas dinner on Tuesday, December 10th, at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Special entertainment will be there! Sign up at the welcome center!

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Grief Share Holiday Dinner.

Sign up at the welcome center for a Grief Share holiday dinner to be held on December 14th, at 5:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. This is for anyone who has previously attended the Grief Share or Loss of Spouse meetings, anyone interested in attending, or any friends or family you may know who are grieving or mourning the loss of a loved one. Please sign up at the welcome center to RSVP with your name, number of guests, and a holiday dish that you will bring. You may also RSVP by calling or texting Valerie Michael @ 615-785- 8066. Turkey and ham will be provided; we ask that you please bring a dish to share (such as: potatoes, vegetables, casseroles, dressing, sweet potatoes, corn, cran- berry sauce, or any other holiday special dish to share)! You may also bring containers to take home any left overs!

 

 

Breakfast with Santa

December 7th, 8:30 to 10:30a in the fellowship hall. Make plans to be here!

 

 

Joyful Noise

3rd – 5th Grades – January 29th

 

 

Egg Hunt

April 4th

 

 

Camp

June 28th—July 3rd

 

 

VBS

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