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.
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.
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.
The Rev. Darrell Jefferson will deliver the sermon Sunday in Dr. Steve Ayers’ absence this Sunday. It’s always a special treat when “D.J.” delivers the message. The sermon title is “Why Do I Fear?” The new testament scripture comes from Mark 4:35-41.
The Men’s Ensemble will perform the morning anthem “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah.”
Deacon of the Week
Meredith Farrell is the deacon of the week. She will read the Old Testament lesson from Psalm 9:9-20 and lead the morning prayer.
Needs for Arkansas mission trip
The youth need 30 SPF spray sun screen for their Arkansas Mission Trip. Thank you to all who have brought K cups and beach towels and bags. You have met our needs. The youth and their leaders leave on July 10th and will return the 18th.
Hot dog Fridays
Dr. Whicker is in need of people to work in the kitchen on the 4th Friday each month. He also needs someone to handle the dessert and drink table on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Friday. An extra person or two would be great to have to fill in when others need to be away any Friday. Please see or call Dr. Whicker if you can make a coca cola cake or banana pudding or can fill any of these positions. Hot dogs will not be sold on July 3.
Vacation Bible School
VBS is July 19-23. The theme is Weird Animals-Where Jesus’ Love is One of a Kind! Volunteers are needed to guide the children from one activity to another. A hot dog supper will be at 6 p.m. on July 23. Clear, clean 2 liter bottles are needed.
CCM and R.A.I.N. needs
Remember that CCM needs extra food this summer since children are not at school. The R.A.I.N. Closet needs include deodorant, toothpaste, bar soap, Clorox, trash bags and dog food.
We at McGill believe in education and the importance it plays in Christian life. Congratulations to all the recent graduates. Also congratulations to the McGill scholarship winners:
It was a great day to be at McGill this past Sunday! From the youth led worship in the morning services to a fantastic music appreciation service in the evening, it was a time of celebration and thankfulness. How proud we are of our youth and their leaders. They showed us their poise and deepening faith. As a pastor, it is so wonderful to see how they have grown and matured. Paul does an amazing job in leading and guiding them. I am looking forward to this next Sunday when we will honor our graduates. I am excited for the summer that is ahead for these youth and children with Passport Camps, Arkansas Mission Trip and VBS. We are thankful for all the work that is being done. Sunday evening proved to be the capstone to acknowledge and rejoice in our music ministry. The breadth and depth of our music program always amazes me. From the beginning when Lindsay and Steve started the beautiful anthem, “When Two Or Three Are Gathered ,” to the guitar ensemble at the end, it was a grand time. All the choirs and ensembles were fantastic. The children singing “Joshua” were something else. Steve and Lindsay’s leadership of this ministry was so evident. As Steve pointed out Sunday evening, how appreciative we are of Glenita’s tireless work with the chimes and the bells. The efforts of Doris, Kim, and Jackie on any given Sunday are amazing. And Steve also wisely thanked Robin for her work in our music ministry. All I can say to our youth and music staff, “Well Done, Well Done, Well Done!” And I will add, “Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!”
– Dr. Steve Ayers
This Sunday, June 7, we will honor our graduates at the 10:45 worship service. Graduates are asked to wear their cap and gowns and meet in the lobby around 10:30 to process into the sanctuary. Scholarships will be awarded during the worship service. Congratulations to all our graduates!
Food on the First
The demand for food is greater in the summer with children out of school. Please pick up items for the Cooperative Christian Ministry as you shop. There are tubs in the back corner of the sanctuary for your donations. Needed are soups, breakfast cereals, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, tuna or other canned meats.
The following supplies are needed for the R.A.I.N. Closet: shaving cream, deodorant (men & women), toothpaste, bar soap, Clorox and trash bags.
You can also donate money for CCM to purchase food or to R.A.I.N. for supplies by noting this on your check.
Other upcoming dates
Joint Mission Council Tuesday, June 9 6:30 pm
PassportKids June 12-15
PassportChoices June 28-July 3
Check back later for more video highlights from the Music Appreciation Service.
Youth Led Worship Services May 31, 8:30 and 10:45 p.m.
Music Appreciation and Fellowship Sunday, May 31, 6 p.m.
R.A.I.N. Closet needs
Here are some of the needs for the R.A.I.N. Closet: R.A.I.N. Closet The following supplies are needed for the R.A.I.N. Closet: dish and laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, deodorant, all purpose cleaners and dog food.
McGill maintains the closet of supplies as part of the Carolina RAIN ministry.