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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SCC Announcements

Hospital / Rehab:

  •  Brooklyn Constantine, sister of Rowan, a student in SCS’s 5-day program, is undergoing treatment in Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital for complications of cystic fibrosis. No visitors please.
  •  Quintyn Dean, 15-year-old friend of Ashley Brownson (daughter of Stephanie Brownson and granddaughter of David and Theresa McGoldrick) continues rehab in TriStar Skyline in Madison.
  •  Donna Keene remains in Community Care of Rutherford County room F4 and will soon be under Hospice care.
  •  Margaret Meek, grandmother of Jack and Beau Jones, children in Smyrna Christian School’s 5-day program, is being treated in the hospital for a recent diagnosis of Stage 4 lung cancer.
  •  Melba Shockney remains in Stones River Manor Room 5317.
  •  Crew Smith, premature newborn nephew of Mary Beth and Daniel Jones, is being treated in St. Thomas Rutherford NICU for bleeding on his brain. He will undergo repeated tests this Friday to determine the severity and the next steps. Prayers are requested for healing.
  •  Peggy Taylor continues rehab in NHC room 136 in Murfreesboro.

Home:

  •  Alexia Anderson, great-granddaughter of Bill and Barbara Anderson, has been dismissed from the hospital.
  •  Sharon Daley is feeling better following treatment for dehydration.
  •  Nettie Davis, sister-in-law of Shirley Anderson, has been dismissed from rehab.
  •  Susan DeSheles, a visitor to the Smyrna church, is recovering at her daughter’s home from head injuries that she sustained in a fall.
  •  Mike Lawson, son of William Lawson, received an excellent report from his doctor as he recovers in Pennsylvania from severe burns to his hip and leg. William remains with his son for two more weeks.
  •  James Mingle, father of Alec Mingle, has been discharged from rehab. Alec will be staying with him for several weeks.
  •  Roy Mullins, brother of Robert Mullins and high school classmate of Jim and Jean Ross, is undergoing treatments for colon cancer.
  •  David Pierce, cousin of Paul Lewis, is scheduled to undergo major cancer surgery this Friday in Texas. He will remain in the hospital two to three weeks.
  •  Dodd Saville, brother-in-law of Keith and Leslie Harper, is recover- ing from surgery to remove a portion of his foot due to diabetes.
  •  Ron Shaw, brother of Jerry Shaw and uncle of Glenn Shaw, has been dismissed from the hospital and will begin chemo soon.
  •  Amy Sherwood, mother of Maggie Sherwood, a student of Smyrna Christian School, is struggling with health issues
  • Joyce Walton, mother of Ida Mae Couch, has been placed under Hospice care. She has been struggling with dementia for several years and has been declining over the past few days.

Our Sympath

  • Our sympathy is extended to Michael Beard and his family in the loss of his father, Henry Beard, who passed away on May 10th. His funeral service was held on Monday in Nashville.
  •  Our sympathy is extended to Anna Campbell, a student in the SCS 2-Day program, and her family in the loss of her great-grandfather, Sam Mangrum, who passed away in Texas. Prayers are requested for safe travels for Anna and her parents, Tony and Christie.
  •  Prayers are requested for Wayne Lankford, minister at East Main Church of Christ, and his family in the loss of his wife, Rita, who passed away on May 12th following a massive stroke. Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday, May 14th from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Woodfin Funeral Home in Murfreesboro. Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 15th at 1:00 p.m., also at Woodfin.
  • We extend our sympathy to Wesley Markham, a student in the SCS 2-Day program, and his family in the loss of his grandfather, Robert Edward Markham, who passed away on May 6th. This family has had children and grandchildren in the SCS program.
  • We extend our sympathy to Cherie Meece and her family in the loss of her father, Ralph Watson, who passed away on May 7th. His funeral service was held on May 10th in Madisonville, TN.
  • Prayers are requested for Martha Thomas and her family in the loss of Jerry Highers, father of Martha’s son (Jeff Haworth) and the grandfather of Martha’s granddaughter (Blake Hatcher). Jerry passed away suddenly last week.

Military

  • Prayers are requested for all of our service men and women, especially Lt. Col. Chris Burkhart and his family.

 

 

New Arrival

Congratulations to Andra Davis and her family on the birth of a great-nephew. Colt Monroe Thomason was born on April 29th weigh- ing 7.5 lbs. and is 19.5 in. long. His proud parents are Dustin and Lacey Thomason, and his proud big brother is Weston Layne.

 

GiveAway

Our “Good Yard Giveaway” is this Saturday, May 18th in the Smyrna church gym. Invite your neighbors! Note: You may bring your “giveaway” items beginning Friday, the 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday morning at 7:00. The giveaway will begin at 9:00 a.m. to Noon.

 

Life Group Leaders Luncheon

A catered luncheon will be held for all LIFE group leaders, elders and their families this Sunday, May 19th in the fellowship hall following Bible classes. Please sign up at the welcome center.

 

"Women at His well" Dinner/Devo

Mary Jane Lavender and Audrey Heck will host the next “Women at His Well” devo/dinner on Monday, May 20th at 6:30 p.m. in our fellow- ship hall. The theme is “Flowers of Friendship and Spring Favorites Potluck.” A sign-up sheet is available at the welcome center.

50th Annual Fish Fry

This year marks our 50th annual fish fry! We hope you will make plans to attend. Invite your friends and neighbors and join us on Friday, May 24th at 6:00 p.m. The fish, fries and hushpuppies will be everyone to bring sides (baked beans, potato salad, slaw, chips, etc.) and desserts. Volunteers are needed to set up, cook and clean up. Please see Tim Lavender or James Watson if you can help.

 

Joyful Noise

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

 

VBS

Hune 16th - 19th

 

 

Church Camp

June 30th - July 5th

 

 

Splash Pad Night

July 12th

 

 

Back to School Blessing

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