Jan. 31: The Greatest of These


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Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver the sermon with scriptures from I Corinthians 13:1-13 and Jeremiah 1:4-10. Earnie Hartsell is the Deacon of the Week. He will read the Old Testament lesson and have the morning prayer.

Big Game Party

You are invited to come to the church and watch the Super Bowl on February 7 at 6 p.m. Please bring snacks and a soft drink to share.

The Greatest Story Ever Retold

Tickets will be on sale today for “The Greatest Story Ever Retold”, the Cotton Patch Gospel. Cost is $12.00.  It will be presented on Friday, February 19, and Saturday, February 20, at 7 p.m. Pork chops, pinto beans, greens, cornbread, apple pie and banana pudding will be served.  On Sunday, February 21, there will be a matinee performance at 3 p.m. with no meal. Tickets are $5.00.

No 3 and 4 years Wednesday

This Wednesday night the 3 and 4 year old mission group and choir will not meet.

Barbecue meeting

There is an important BBQ meeting scheduled for Monday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room. Please call Bruce if you have questions. The BBQ is on Friday, March 18.

Marys & Marthas

All ladies are asked to join us for “Still Becoming…” an afternoon of tea and fun on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 3:00, hosted by the M&Ms.

Recycle cards

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children recycles your used greeting cards and creates new holiday and all-occasion greeting cards. Deposit your cards in the box in the foyer. McGill missions will prepare the cards and mail to St. Jude’s.

Chrismon classes

Beginning in February the Piedmont Garden Warehouse in Salisbury will schedule classes to make the gold beads and pearl Christian symbols for display on Chrismon Trees. If you are interested you can call 704-636-7790 or go to their website and be placed on their mailing list to be notified when classes will be held.

Children’s Concert

The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band will present a Children’s Concert on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 10:00 a.m. at the Gem Theatre in downtown Kannapolis.  Children of all ages are invited, but younger children must be accompanied by an adult.  There is no admission charge.  For more information go to our website at www.primetimeband.org.

biscuit bakeoff

Jan. 24: Services cancelled

Icy roads, parking lots and sidewalks

“McGill Baptist Church will not have any services tomorrow (Jan. 24). The parking lot and entrances are not safe. Let’s hope for an early spring!!” Dr. Steve Ayers said Saturday.

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Announcements

The Children’s Council is sponsoring a movie night this Friday night, Jan. 29. We will be showing “Inside Out”. We will begin at 6:30 and conclude around 8. A snack will be provided.
McGill will be in charge of the Winter Night Shelter this week, Jan. 24-30. Please see Robert Kluttz if you are interested in helping.

Tickets will be on sale today for $12  forThe Greatest Story Ever Retold”, the Cotton Patch Gospel. It will be presented on Friday, Feb. 19, and Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. Pork chops, pinto beans, greens, cornbread, apple pie and banana pudding will be served.  On Sunday, Feb. 21, there will be a matinee performance at 3 pm with no meal. Please see Steve Harrill if you‘d like to help or if you have questions.

All ladies are asked to join us for “Still Becoming…” an afternoon of tea and fun Sunday, Feb. 28, at 3:00, hosted by the Marys  & Marthas.

The 10th annual BBQ is on Friday, March 18.  See Bruce Arrowood if you would like to help.

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children recycles your used greeting cards and creates new holiday and all-occasion greeting cards. Deposit your cards in the box in the foyer. McGill missions will prepare the cards and mail to St. Jude’s.

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Jan. 17: The Common Good


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Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver the sermon with scriptures from Isaiah 62:1-5 and  I Corinthians 12:1-11   Donna Duncan is the deacon of the week. She will read the Old Testament scripture and  have the morning prayer. Special music includes “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” performed  by Caleb Pace, Darryl Jefferson and Steve Harrill.

Winter Night Shelter

McGill will be in charge of the Winter Night Shelter on January 24-30. Please see Robert Kluttz if you are interested in helping.

Cotton Patch Gospel

“The Greatest Story Ever Retold”, the Cotton Patch Gospel, will be presented at McGill on Friday, February 19, and Saturday, February 20, at 7 p.m. Dinner will be served. On Sunday, February 21, there will be a matinee performance at 3 pm with no meal. Tickets will go on sale soon. Please see Steve Harrill if you‘d like to help.

Marys & Marthas (women’s group)

Ladies, mark your calendars and plan to join us for “Still Becoming…” an afternoon of tea and fun Sunday, Feb. 28, at 3:00 here at McGill, hosted by the M&Ms. More details and sign-up sheets coming soon.

McGill Barbecue

The 10th annual BBQ is on Friday, March 18.  See Bruce Arrowood if you would like to help.

Recycle for St. Jude’s

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children recycles your used greeting cards and creates new holiday and all-occasion greeting cards. Deposit your cards in the box in the foyer. McGill missions will prepare the cards and mail to St. Jude’s.

Christmon classes

Beginning in February the Piedmont Garden Warehouse in Salisbury will schedule classes to make the gold beads and pearl Christian symbols for display on Chrismon Trees. If you are interested you can call 704-636-7790 or go to their website and be placed on their mailing list to be notified when classes will be held.

McGill Master Biscuit Bakers
McGill Master Biscuit Bakers

Jan. 10: The Beloved


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Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver the sermon with scriptures from Isaiah 43:1-7  and Luke 3:15-17, 21-22.  Ronald Barnes is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer. The Rev. Steve Harrill will perform a solo “Day by Day.”

Youth and Children’s councils

The Youth Council will meet today at 4:30 pm. The Children’s Council will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 6 pm.

Blood Drive Monday

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is holding a blood drive at McGill on Monday, Jan. 11, from 4-7 p.m. Be sure and drink plenty of water and bring a photo ID.

J.O.Y. Club meeting

The J.O.Y. Club meets on Thursday at 11 am. Rev. Chris Harbin will sing several selections and speak about his work and interests.

Biscuit Bakeoff

The Biscuit Bakeoff will be on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m.

Winter Night Shelter

McGill will be in charge of the Winter Night Shelter on Jan. 24-30. Please see Robert Kluttz if you are interested in helping.

McGill Barbecue date set

Mark your calendar now for the annual BBQ. It will be on Friday, March 18.

Recycle Christmas Cards

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children recycles your used greeting cards and creates new holiday and all-occasion greeting cards. Deposit your cards in the box in the foyer. McGill missions will prepare the cards and mail to St. Jude’s.

Chrismon ornament class

Beginning in February the Piedmont Garden Warehouse in Salisbury will schedule classes to make the gold beads and pearl Christian symbols for display on Chrismon Trees. If you are interested you can call 704-636-7790 and be placed on their mailing list to be notified when classes will be held.

hot dogs

Jan. 3: Bearing Gifts


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Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver the sermon “Bearing Gifts” with scriptures from Isaiah 60:1-6  and Matthew 2:1-12  Jason Ball is the Deacon of the Week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer. The Santuary Choir will before the morning anthem Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming.

Youth News

For youth tonight we will play volleyball and have some fun with new photo booth pictures.

The Youth Council will meet on Sunday, January 10, at 4:30 pm. The Children’s Council will meet on Wednesday, January 13, at 6 pm.

Blood Drive

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is holding a blood drive at McGill on Monday, January 11, from 4-7 p.m.

Other items of note

The J.O.Y. Club meets on Thursday, January 14, at 11 am.

McGill will be in charge of the Winter Night Shelter on January 24-30. Please see Robert Kluttz if you are interested in helping.

Offering envelopes are in your Sunday School class or in the hallway outside Paul’s office. Please pick yours up today. Call Patsy if you do not see your envelopes.

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children recycles your used greeting cards and creates new holiday and all-occasion greeting cards. Deposit your cards in the box in the foyer. McGill missions will prepare the cards and mail to St. Jude’s.

Cook Smart, Eat Smart Cooking School is sponsored by the Cabarrus County Extension and Community Association. The cooking school will be on Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 6-8:30 pm at the 715 Cabarrus Avenue West office. Cost is $50 and includes the dinner you will prepare each night and a cookbook. Register online at http://cabarrus county.us/register or call Pam Outen at 704-920-3310.

Beginning in February the Piedmont Garden Warehouse in Salisbury will schedule classes to make the gold beads and pearl Christian symbols for display on Chrismon Trees. If you are interested you can call 704-636-7790 and be placed on their mailing list to be notified when classes will be held.

steve and the cdc

Dec. 26: Advice for a New Year


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Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver the sermon “Advice for a New Year” with scriptures from Colossians 3:12-17 and Psalm 148. Lindsay Megill will perform the anthem “Some Children See Him.” The Deacon of the Week is Bruce Arrowood.

There are no Wednesday night activities this week. We will resume the normal schedule on January 6. The Youth will resume their Sunday night meetings on January 3.

Hot dogs will not be sold on Jan, 1.

Blood Drive

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is holding a blood drive at McGill on Monday, Jan. 11, from 4-7 p.m. Come and give the gift of life.

Community outreach

Next Sunday, Jan. 3, will be Food on the First. Please bring canned goods for the Cooperative Christian Ministry. Supplies also are needed for the R.A.I.N. Closet. Individually packaged snacks are needed at the Performance Learning Center. If you would prefer to give a monetary gift please note on your check or envelope.

McGill will be in charge of the Winter Night Shelter on Jan. 24-30. Please see Robert Kluttz if you are interested in helping.

Some of the McGill children during the production of "Christmas in a Barn"
Some of the McGill children during the production of “Christmas in a Barn”

Dec. 20: 4th Sunday of Advent


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Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver today’s sermon on the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Special music today includes  “Manger Lullaby” with Glenita Riley on bells, Kim Lyda piano and Charlotte Reid flute.

An offering is taken each Sunday in December for Global Missions. The church goal is $4,000. With your contribution you are supporting Cooperative Baptist Fellowship literacy ministries and field personnel worldwide.

The Longest Night Service is tonight at 6 p.m.

Please see Earnie Hartsell if you would like to help a group assemble the Christmas Pokes on December 24 at 10 a.m. This is a long tradition at McGill. We thank the Morris Family for continuing to do this in memory of Mr.  Arthur Morris.

Christmas Eve Services are at 6 and 11 p.m.

Blood drive

The Community Blood Bank is at McGill on Jan. 11 from 4-7 p.m. See Donna Duncan if you have questions.

Cook Smart classes

The NC Cooperative Extension Center is offering a Cook Smart, Eat Smart Cooking School during Jan. 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. Cost is $50 and includes dinner each night and a cookbook. See Joyce Kluttz if you have questions.

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Dec. 13: What Shall We Do?


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Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver the sermon “What Shall We Do?” with scriptures from Luke 3:7-18 and Zephaniah 3:14-20. There will be special music with “Christ Alone” by the Vietnamese Choir and “Sing We Now of Christmas” by the Riley Ringers.

Children’s Christmas Musical tonight

The Children of McGill will present the annual Christmas musical at 6 p.m. tonight, Sunday, Dec. 13. It’s “Christmas in the Barn.”

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candle third sunday of advent

2nd Sunday in Advent: To Give Light

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Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver the sermon “To Give Light” with scriptures from Luke 1:68-79 and Malachi 3:1-4. Bethany Arrowood will be baptized during the 10:45 service. 

An offering is taken each Sunday in December for Global Missions. The church goal is $4,000. Support CBF literacy ministries and field personnel worldwide.

The McGill Post Office is open in the lobby. You are asked to leave cards only for regularly attending church family. Cost is 25 cent per card. Money collected will go to pay for Children’s Mission Projects.

Today is the last day to sign up for PassportChoices. A deposit of $35 is due also. See Paul if you have questions.

The Youth Progressive Dinner is tonight beginning at 4:30. They will return to the church around 9 p.m.

The Children’s Musical is on Sunday, December 13, at 6 p.m. Please bring your favorite finger food or dessert to share.

The McGill Child Development Center will have their Christmas Program at the church on Friday, December 18, at 3 p.m.

Mission Opportunities

The Cabarrus Partnership for Children is again collecting gently used or new coats for children sizes 12 months up to size 10/12. They are also collecting preschool sized winter items such as gloves, hats and scarves. NEW packages of preschool sized socks and underwear are needed also. A red box is in the lobby for collection.

The Joint Mission Council is collecting gently used clothes for small children to teen- agers for The Upper Room. The box and rack for hanging clothes is in the back of the sanctuary.

The YMCA Empty Stocking Christmas Tree is collecting new toys. Leave your toys in the box in the lobby.

peace

Nov. 22: Knowing a King

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Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver the sermon “Knowing a King” with scriptures from Psalm 93 and Mark 18:33-37. Miles Simpson is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Thanksgiving Eve meal and Communion will be this Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m.

Hanging of the Greens and the Moravian Lovefeast is Sunday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m.

The McGill Post Office will be open November 29-December 20. You are asked to leave cards only for regularly attending church family. Cost is 25 cent per card. Money collected will go to pay for Children’s Mission Projects.

Thanksgiving closings

Hot dogs will not be served onFriday, Nov.  27. The church office will be closed on Thursday and Friday. A newsletter will not be published this week due to the printing of the Advent Booklet.

Mission Opportunities:

The Cabarrus Partnership for Children is again collecting gently used or new coats for children sizes 12 months up to size 10/12. They are also collecting preschool sized winter items such as gloves, hats and scarves. NEW packages of preschool sized socks and underwear are needed also. A red box is in the lobby for collection.

The Joint Mission Council is collecting gently used clothes for small children to teen- agers for The Upper Room. The box and rack for hanging clothes is in the back of the sanctuary.

Ryan Foot Clinic is collecting new socks to be given to CVAN and the Community Free Clinic. A box is available in the lobby

The YMCA Empty Stocking Christmas Tree is collecting new toys. Leave your toys in the box in the lobby.

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