Edwin M. Temple
Pastor

Ed Woodall
Associate Pastor

Davis Jones
Music Ministries

Travis Carpenter
Youth Director

Juli Lange
Children's Ministries

Hollie Roberson
Organist

Sabrina Morris
Pianist

Barbara Broome
FInancial Secretary

Tracy Dulin
Secretary

April C. Williams
Children's Center

Brooks Poland
Charles McMillan

Custodians


CHURCH OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Thursday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday
Church Office Closed

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The Messenger, to learn what's happening

November 30, 2016

Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money,  come, buy and eat!  Come, buy wine and milk  without money and without price.  Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,  and your labor for that which does not satisfy?”

~ Isaiah 55:1, 2a NRSV

In my Wesley Study Bible (NRSV), the heading at the beginning of Isaiah 55 is “An Invitation to Abundant Life.” And, so it is! From start to finish, Isaiah 55 paints a beautiful word picture of a truly abundant and blessed life. Verses 1, 2a, which I’ve cited above, are particularly meaningful, I think, to us in our modern age. “Black Friday” has come and gone. Today is “Cyber Monday.” Everywhere we look messages bombard us, telling us to “buy things.” Indeed, stories abound of the painful days of January, when the credit card bills will come due for all the extravagant spending done in December. The “secular world” tells us to “spend, spend, spend.” It doesn’t matter if we have the money or even need what we’re buying.

Isaiah shows us a better way. He invites us to an abundant life based upon spiritual values which truly nourish and fulfill in ways which out-of-control consumerism and materialism never can. This Advent/Christmas season, why not simplify and focus on small gifts to family and friends given with much love and thought instead of large gifts purchased in a “buying frenzy”? Even better, let us consider giving simple gifts to the poor and to charitable organizations ? Many of our homes and lives are far too cluttered with “stuff” anyway. Let’s look for ways to experience the abundant life by giving in meaningful and responsible ways this year!

I'll see you in church Sunday!

~ Ed

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Sunday School 9:45 AM
Morning Worship 10:55 AM
Evening Worship 6:00 PM

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Sunday, December 4

MORNING WORSHIP
"God's Glorious Gift"
Isaiah 11:1-10
Ed Temple

EVENING WORSHIP
Ed Temple


Nursery Workers
Divonia Miles

Acolytes
Sadie Bright
Jenna Grace Nurnett

Ushers - 8:45 AM
Glen Gibson
Josh Bright
Steve Hannaford
Jeff Autrey

Ushers - 10:55 AM
Wade Meek
Calvin Flint
Jim Vinson
Ed Dean