Monthly Archives: August 2018

Blessing of the Bookbags

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Early worship 8:30 a.m.


Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Aug. 26, with scriptures from Psalm 84 and Ephesians 6:10-20. Miles Simpson is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Both services will be feature a “blessing of the bookbags” and the students and teachers who are headed back to school.

By-laws discussion

Tonight at 6 p.m. there will be a discussion of the changes to be made to our church by-laws. A vote will be taken during worship on September 23.

Deacon election

The Deacon Nominating Committee presents the following members to serve a three-year term: Joe Anderson, Jason Ball, Erin Currie, Meredith Farrell, Kim Lyda and Jeff Young. The election will be during the worship service on September 9.

Concord Wildlife Alliance meeting

The Concord Wildlife Alliance invites you to come to their meeting on September 4 at 6:15 at the church to hear Larry Dickerson, a master falconer, from Statesville. He will be accompanied by his 10 year old goshawk, Daisy. This will be a unique opportunity to learn about these beautiful and fascinating birds as well as about the sport of falconry from one of the most knowledgeable falconers in the county. This will be especially interesting to children.

Bridges Out of Poverty

Bridges Out of Poverty is a 4 session class that will be held on Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. All church members are invited to attend. This workshop will offer insight into the world of people in poverty, revealing how the survival-based mentality of poverty impacts learning, work habits and decision making. You will learn the “hidden rules” of poverty, middle class and wealth and will begin to explore practical yet compassionate strategies for engagement that can have a positive impact on people’s lives. Dates are September 20, 27, October 4 and 11.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child August: Crayons and scissors    September: Journals, notepads and small school supplies (ages are 2-4, 5-9 and 10-13).

Last week’s services

Make the most of your time

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Early worship service

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Sunday, Aug. 19, with scriptures from Proverbs 9:1-6 and Ephesians 5:15-20. The Rev. Allen Scott is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Changes to church bylaws

Next Sunday night, August 26, at 6 p.m. there will be a discussion of the changes to be made to our church bylaws. A vote will be taken during worship on September 23.

Deacon election

The Deacon Nominating Committee presents the following people to serve a three-year term: Joe Anderson, Jason Ball, Erin Currie, Meredith Farrell, Kim Lyda and Jeff Young. The election will be during the worship service on September 9.

Wildlife alliance meeting

The Concord Wildlife Alliance invites you to come to their meeting on September 4 at 6:15 at the church to hear Larry Dickerson, a master falconer, from Statesville. He will be accompanied by his 10-year-old goshawk, Daisy. This will be a unique opportunity to learn about these beautiful and fascinating birds as well as about the sport of falconry from one of the most knowledgeable falconers in the county. This will be especially interesting to children.

Fighting poverty

Bridges Out of Poverty is a 4 session class that will be held on Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. All church members are invited to attend. This workshop will offer insight into the world of people in poverty, revealing how the survival-based mentality of poverty impacts learning, work habits and decision making. You will learn the “hidden rules” of poverty, middle class and wealth and will begin to explore practical yet compassionate strategies for engagement that can have a positive impact on people’s lives. Dates are September 20, 27, October 4 and 11.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child August: Crayons and scissors    September: Journals, notepads and small school supplies (ages are 2-4, 5-9 and 10-13).

Need barbecue?

Please see Bruce Arrowood if you would like to purchase BBQ.

Advice for Living

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Early worship


Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. The scriptures are from Psalm 34:1-8 and Ephesians 4:25-5:2. Phillip Riley is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Deacons meeting

The Deacons will meet today at 2 p.m.

Bridges Out of Poverty

Bridges Out of Poverty is a 4 session class that will be held on Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. All church members are invited to attend. This workshop will offer insight into the world of people in poverty, revealing how the survival-based mentality of poverty impacts learning, work habits and decision making. You will learn the “hidden rules” of poverty, middle class and wealth-and will begin to explore practical yet compassionate strategies for engagement that can have a positive impact on people’s lives. Dates are September 20, 27, October 4 and 11.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child for August: Crayons and scissors (ages are 2-4, 5-9 and 10-13).

July financial reports

Copies of the July financial report are available in the lobby. Please pick one up today.

Need barbecue

Please see Bruce Arrowood if you would like to purchase BBQ.

Samaritan’s Feet

McGill was well represented at the back to school event Saturday.

Samaritan’s Feet, a community-wide effort provided new shoes and back to school supplies Saturday to those in need. It included the Christian act of love – washing to the feet.

We must grow up

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 Early worship Aug. 5

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon, “We Must Grow Up,” today, Sunday, Aug. 5, with scriptures from Psalm 51:1-12 and Ephesians 4:1-16. Dr. Jaime Tippett-Poe is the deacon of the week. She will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Youth swim party

On Wednesday, August 8, rising 6th graders through seniors and their parents are invited to the Northwest Pool from 5-8 p.m. Please let Paul Haywood know if you can come.

J.O.Y. Club meeting

The J.O.Y. Club will meet Thursday, August 9, at11:00 a.m. Our program will be on Beekeeping by local beekeeper Russ Olson. Come and enjoy a delicious meal and interesting program.

Fighting poverty

McGill will host “Getting Ahead” Classes on Thursday nights from August and thru November 15. The class offers a new perspective for understanding and addressing the dynamics which characterize life in poverty and why is it so difficult for people to break out of poverty. Thanks to everyone who has agreed to provide a meal for the group each week.

Food on the First

McGill supports the following ministries by collecting donations the first Sunday of every month. Please bring any contributions this Sunday’s services 8:30am or 10:45am to help our community outreach.

Cooperative Christian Ministry needs include soups, pork and beans, saltine crackers, breakfast items, canned meats and canned fruits and vegetables. During the summer months children will not have breakfast or lunch at school. Cereal, breakfast bars and peanut butter and jelly are needed.

The R.A.I.N. Closet needs cleaning supplies and Clorax.

Esther’s Heart Collection will always needs crackers and peanut butter (not peanut butter crackers!)

If you would rather give money to the church to purchase food for C.C.M., P.L.C. or R.A.I.N. supplies you can do so by noting on your giving envelope and check the amount you would like to go towards any of these missions.

 Samaritan’s Feet Aug. 11

The Samaritan’s Feet event will be on Saturday, August 11, for 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Shoes will be given out to children in need in our community. Please sign up today to volunteer or see Donna Duncan with questions.

Part of the Samaritan’s Feet event will be packing of backpacks at Epworth United Methodist Church on Wednesday, August 8, at 6 p.m. Backpacks will be given out on August 11 during The Samaritan’s Feet event.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child for August: Crayons and scissors (ages are 2-4, 5-9 and 10-13)

Church financial report

Copies of the July financial report are available in the lobby. Please pick one up today.

Need barbecue?

Please see Bruce Arrowood if you would like to purchase BBQ.

July 29 services

10:45 Service

8:30 Service