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Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Jan. 14. Bryant Frazier is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer in the 10:45 a.m. service.

Youth Move Night

Youth movie night tonight from 6-8:30. Pizza will be provided,

Church office closed Monday

The church office will be closed on Monday in recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

McGill Biscuit Bake Off

The Biscuit Bake Off is next Saturday, January 20, at 10 a.m. Bakers will be Ken Ayers, Vinnie Farrell and Steve Harrill. Come and enjoy the best biscuits around! The menu also includes ham, sausage, grits and eggs, tomatoes and jelly.

Youth handbells

Youth handbells will resume on Sunday, January 21.

Offering envelopes

Offering envelopes for 2018 are available in your Sunday School class or in the lobby. Please let Patsy know if you cannot find yours.

Giving statements will be mailed next week. Please check them immediately for accuracy.

Living will and more

A free opportunity to review and sign your living will and healthcare power of attorney will be offered on March 8, May 10, July 12, September 13 and November 8 at the Concord Library from 5-7 pm. The sessions are also available in Kannapolis and Harrisburg libraries on different dates. See the flier in the lobby area for more information. This is sponsored by Carolinas Health Care.

Bearing Gifts

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Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon “Bearing Gifts” with scriptures from Isaiah 60-1-6 and  Matthew 2:1-12. Keith Fitch is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Children’s Council

Children’s Council will meet on Wednesday, January 10, at 6 pm.

McGill Biscuit Bake Off

The Biscuit Bake off is on Saturday, January 20, at 10:00 a.m. Get ready for the friendly competition between Ken Ayers, Vinnie Farrell and Steve Harrill.

Children’s ministry update

Thank you for your support in 2017 with McGill Baptist’s Children’s Missions Operation Christmas Child. With your monthly donations we packed 100 boxes to send overseas. This past month you donated $692.35 “postage” at our post office that we will use to pay the shipping for next year’s boxes. We are updating our donation calendars to share with you. January will again be a bar of soap (NO IVORY) and a wash cloth. Save the date of November 4, 2018 for the packing party. Check the table outside the Media Center for Christmas cards.

Offering envelopes

Offering Envelopes are available in your Sunday School class or down the office suite hallway. Please let Patsy know if you have a question.

Living will/healthcare power of attorney

A free opportunity to review and sign your living will and healthcare power of attorney will be offered on January 11, March 8, May 10, July 12, September 13 and November 8 at the Concord Library from 5-7 pm. The sessions are also available in Kannapolis and Harrisburg libraries on different dates. See the flier in the lobby area for more information. This is sponsored by Carolinas Health Care.

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The Way newsletter for Jan. 9, 2018

53rd Sunday of 2017

Open Video Platform

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon “A Piercing Sword” today, Sunday, Dec. 31. Chuck Broadway is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

New Year’s holiday

The church office will be closed on Monday, January 1.

McGill Biscuit Bake Off

Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 20, at 10:00 a.m. for the annual Biscuit Bake Off.

Christmas Cards

Check the table outside the Media Center for Christmas cards. Thanks to everyone who mailed cards at the McGill Christmas Post Office.

Living will/power of attorney

A free opportunity to review and sign your living will and healthcare power of attorney will be offered on January 11, March 8, May 10, July 12, September 13 and November 8 at the Concord Library from 5-7 pm. The sessions are also available in Kannapolis and Harrisburg libraries on different dates. See the flier in the lobby area for more information. This is sponsored by Carolinas Health Care.

Recent services

 

 

Christmas Eve

Broadcasting

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon this morning with services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. today, Sunday, Dec. 24. Mandy Ashley is the deacon of the week. She will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Candlelight Communion Services

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The Christmas Eve Services are at 6 pm and 11 p.m. tonight.

CBF Offering for Global Missions

You can share the love of Christ with the world by contributing to the CBF Offering for Global Missions. The church goal is $5,000.00. To date we have received $1738.00.

Office closed

The church office will be closed on December 25, 26 and 27.

Poinettias in the Sanctuary

If you purchased a poinsettia, please pick it up today.

Wednesday activities

Wednesday night rehearsals and activities will resume on January 3rd.

The Joint Missions Council is collecting gently worn or new coats for children up to size 12 and socks and underwear for preschoolers.

Donations for 2017 must be postmarked December 30, 2017 or given during worship services in December to receive credit for 2017. They can also be delivered to the church.

Joy Sunday

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Sunday, Dec. 17, the third Sunday in Advent. Maria Arrowood is the deacon of the week. She will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

CBF Global Missions Offering

You can share the love of Christ with the world by contributing to the CBF Offering for Global Missions. The church goal is $5,000.00. To date we have received $765.00.

Youth dinner tonight

Youth reminders: The Progressive Dinner is today, Sunday, Dec. 17. Meet at the church at 4:30. Please bring $5 to $10 to help someone in need in Helena, Arkansas. We will return to the church around 9 pm. Deadline to sign up for the Winter Retreat is also today. A deposit of $25 is needed.

McGill Post Office

Today is the last day to mail your Christmas cards to active church members for 25 cents. All money collected will help our children’s missions.

Pick Poinsettia today

If you purchased a poinsettia, please pick it up today.

Blue Christmas

A service of remembrance, “Blue Christmas”, will be on Wednesday night at 7 pm.

Christmas Pokes

Christmas pokes will be assembled on Saturday, December 23, at 10 pm.

Christmas Eve services

On Sunday, December 24, worship services and Sunday School will be at the regular times.  The Christmas Eve Services are at 6 pm and 11 pm.

Coat/clothing drive

The Joint Missions Council is collecting gently worn or new coats for children up to size 12 and socks and underwear for preschoolers.

2017 Giving

Donations for 2017 must be postmarked December 30, 2017 or given during worship services in December to receive credit for 2017. They can also be delivered to the church.

No hot dogs Friday

No hot dogs on Friday, December 22.

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2nd Sunday of Advent

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Sunday, Dec. 10. Bruce Arrowood is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Global Missions Offering

You can share the love of Christ with the world by contributing to the CBF Offering for Global Missions. The church goal is $5,000.00.

The Littlest Angel

The children will present “The Littlest Angel” tonight, Sunday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. Please bring finger foods to share after the program.

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McGill Post Office

You can “mail” your Christmas card to our active church members for 25 cents per card through December 17. Cards can be left in the lobby and will be distributed to Sunday School classes. All money collected will help our children’s missions.

J.O.Y. Club meeting

The J.O.Y. Club meets this Thursday, December 14, at 11 am. You are invited to enjoy lunch and sing carols led by Steve and Robin Harrill.

Christmas poke assembly

Christmas pokes will be assembled on Saturday, December 23 at 10 pm.

Christmas Eve services

On Sunday, December 24, worship services and Sunday School will be at the regular times. The Christmas Eve Services are at 6 pm and 11 pm.

Coat and toy drives

The Joint Missions Council is collecting gently worn or new coats for children up to size 12 and socks and underwear for preschoolers. We will also collect new toys for the Empty Stocking Fund. Tubs are in the lobby.

End of year giving

Donations for 2017 must be postmarked December 30, 2017 or given during worship services in December to receive credit for 2017. They can also be delivered to the church.

Christmas concert today

The Piedmont Choral Society will present its annual Christmas concert with an orchestra today, Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. at Forest Hill United Methodist Church. A reception will follow.

Advent begins

Live Streaming Services

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Dec. 3. Loree Anderson is the deacon of the week. She will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

McGill Post Office

You can “mail” your Christmas card to our active church members for 25 cents per card now through December 17. Cards can be left in the lobby and will be distributed to Sunday School classes. All money collected will help our children’s missions.

Moravian Lovefeast

The Moravian Lovefeast is tonight, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. This is a wonderful beginning to the Advent season. The service celebrates the birth of Christ with scripture reading and prayer, hymns, sweet bread and special coffee and lighting of the candles.

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Family movie night

On Friday, December 8, at 7 p.m. the Family Life Committee will have movie night for all ages featuring the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” with popcorn and hot cocoa bar.

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Warm clothing, toy drives

The Joint Missions Council is collecting gently worn or new coats for children up to size 12 and socks and underwear for preschoolers. We will also collect new toys for the Empty Stocking Fund. Tubs are in the lobby.

Christmas Events

Moravian Lovefeast

Dec. 3 at 6 pm

Children’s Christmas Musical

Dec. 10 at 6 pm*

Pack Pokes Dec. 23 at 10 am

Dec. 24 Worship Service Schedule

Sunday School 9:30

8:45 & 10:45 am

Christmas Eve Services

6 pm & 11 pm

*Please bring your favorite finger food to be shared after the Children’s Musical on December 10.

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Seeing Jesus

Video Stream

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Nov. 26. Ginger Zsambeky is the deacon of the week. She will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

McGill Missions Post Office

Beginning today through December 17 you can “mail” your Christmas card to our active church members for 25 cents per card. Cards can be left in the lobby and will be distributed to Sunday School classes. All money collected will help our children’s missions.

Moravian Lovefeast

The Moravian Lovefeast will be on Sunday, December 3, at 6 p.m. This is a wonderful beginning to the Advent season. The service celebrates the birth of Christ with scripture reading and prayer, hymns, sweet bread and special coffee and lighting of the candles.

Family Movie Night

On Friday, December 8, at 7 p.m. the Family Life Committee will have movie night for all ages featuring the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” with  popcorn and hot cocoa bar.

Coat, Clothing & Toy Drive

The Joint Missions Council is collecting gently worn or new coats for children up to size 12 and socks and underwear for preschoolers. We will also collect new toys for the Empty Stocking Fund. Tubs are in the back of the sanctuary where food on the first is located.

Brunswick Stew

See Bruce Arrowood today if you would like to order Brunswick Stew to be delivered after Thanksgiving. There is also BBQ available at the church.

Christmas Events

Moravian Lovefeast Dec. 3 at 6 pm

Children’s Christmas Musical Dec. 10 at 6 pm*

Pack Pokes Dec. 23 at 10 am

Dec. 24 Worship Service Schedule

8:45 & 10:45 am

Christmas Eve Services

6 pm & 11 pm

*Please bring your favorite dessert or snack to be shared after the Children’s Musical on December 10.

15 Years at Poplar Tent


Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Sunday, Nov. 19, as McGill celebrates 15 years at the Poplar Tent location of the church and the retiring of the church debt. Dr. Winfry Whicker is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer. The flowers today are given in celebration of the 15th anniversary of our moving to Poplar Tent Road and retiring of the debt.

Advent poinsetta

Envelopes are available today to order a poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one. Cost is $12.  The deadline to order is today.

No Youth tonight

Because of our celebration and lunch today there will be no youth tonight. Don’t forget that your deposit for PassportChoices is due today.

Thanksgiving eve communion

A Thanksgiving eve meal and communion service will be on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

McGill post office

Beginning November 26 through December 17 you can “mail” your Christmas card to our active church members for 25 cents per card. Cards can be left in the lobby and will be distributed to Sunday School classes. All money collected will help our children’s missions.

Moravian Lovefeast

The Moravian Lovefeast will be on Sunday, December 3, at 6 p.m. This is a wonderful beginning to the Advent season. The service celebrates the birth of Christ with scripture reading and prayer, hymns, sweet bread and special coffee and lighting of the candles.

Family movie night

On Friday, December 8, at 7 p.m. the Family Life Committee will have movie night for all ages featuring the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” with  popcorn and hot cocoa bar.

Coat and toy drives

The Joint Missions Council will begin collecting gently worn or new coats for children up to size 12 and socks and underwear for preschoolers. We will also collect new toys for the Empty Stocking Fund.

Be Careful of What You Ask

Video Streaming Services

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon with scriptures from Amos 5:18-24 and Matthew 25:1-13. Jennifer Taylor is the deacon of the week. She will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Operation Christmas Child

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Today, Nov. 12, is the deadline to return the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Please see Trena Goodnight with questions.

Church budget

The church will vote at both services today, November 12, on the 2018 budget. Copies of the budget are available in the lobby as well as the October statement.

15 Years at Poplar Tent

Next Sunday, November 19, we will celebrate 15 years at the 5300 Poplar Tent Road location and the retirement of the debt. There are signup sheets in the back of the sanctuary for the meal that will be served following the last service.

Advent poinsetta

Envelopes are available today to order a poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one. Cost is $12.  The deadline to order is November 19.

Thankgiving eve Communion

A Thanksgiving eve meal and communion service will be on November 22 at 7 p.m.

McGill Post Office

Beginning November 26 through December 17 you can “mail” your Christmas card to our active church members for 25 cents per card. Cards can be left in the lobby and will be distributed to Sunday School classes. All money collected will help our children’s missions.

Moravian Lovefeast

The Moravian Lovefeast will be on Sunday, December 3, at 6 p.m.

Empty Socking & Coat Drive

The Joint Missions Council will begin collecting gently worn or new coats for children up to size 12 and socks and underwear for preschoolers. We will also collect new toys for the Empty Stocking Fund.

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