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                                            The Pastor’s Pen                                                                  

  The time has come to bid fare well to the year 2017 and look forward with anticipation to the New Year. This past year, has brought us loss and gain, laughter and sorrow, hope and God’s amazing grace.  Through it all, it has been my joy and honor to serve alongside Tim and Lyndsey Reese. They have been such a blessing to our ministry. Our seventh grade through high school youth group have grown in number and I believe have grown in their relationship with the Lord and His church. But we have also partnered in the overall ministry of our church as Bro. Tim has assumed a more active role in preaching.

Along with Tim and Lyndsey, we are blessed with a dedicated group of volunteers that guide the growth of our elementary group. We are so grateful for the leadership of Courtney Collins that helps our little ones grow up in the faith. Add to them a group of faithful Sunday school teachers who accept the challenge of teaching the Word every Sunday morning. We are grateful for the leadership of Bro. Paul Kester who faithfully serves as our Sunday school Superintendent. I know you will keep all these faithful servants in your prayers.

     Along with all these servants, we are also grateful for the service of our office staff. Helen Hoogendoorn is awesome at   multi-tasking. Helen serves in the office, helps clean the church building, and leads the nursery volunteers. Helen wears many hats and has done so for over twenty years. Our church should be very thankful for faithful and dedicated staff members and a host of giving servants.

But there is more to celebrate. As I write this letter, the work on the remodel of your church building is nearing completion. I believe that we will be holding our first service in our newly remodeled building very soon. We are planning a “reopening’ celebration that will include music, praise and worship along with recognition for the people who worked so hard to make this possible. I have asked Bro. Tim to organize this historic event.  We will post information on our website, in the local paper and in our bulletin as to when we will have our celebration.

We are blessed with so much talent in our church. But, all the talent in the world is of little value without love. We have dedicated servants such as deacons, trustees, worship leaders and people who give with generosity. But I believe this; all these gifts are fruitful because we also have great love for our Lord and each other. May our love for the Lord and each other abound more and more until the Lord returns for His church. When He does, may He find us all faithful!

See You Sunday!



Those That Went To Be With

The Lord In 2017:


Mark Stover

Leon Harris

Anna Halford

Dorothy Burton

Nadine Letsinger

Albert Elliott

Marjorie Hauser



January 2018
Nursery And Ushers Schedule



8:30am                             Sunday School                          10:45am__________

07 – Theresa Miller               07 – Heather Dias                           07 – Alisha Jones

14 – Janice Gray                  14 – Janice Gray                            14 – Tiffany Davis

21 – Denise Reese               21 – Helen                                      21 – Helen

28 – Cindy Wilson                 28 – Millie Pellham                         28 – Nance Swofford




8:30am Service                                                            10:45am Service________         

07 – Burrely Loftin                                                                07 – Dave Harper

       Nick Key                                                                               David Denton

       Bud Everett                                                                          Eugene Jones

       Rick Miller                                                                            Jr. Heriford

14 – Paul Kester                                                                   14 – James Alcorn

       Brent Lakey                                                                          Kenny Wilson

       Denny Roberts                                                                     Leonard Thompson

      Jim Voyles                                                                             Jim Billingsley

21 – Bob Sterling                                                                   21 – Chris Sims

       Jon Schaff                                                                              Jackie Holman

       Keith Pellham                                                                         Ray Reynolds

       Burrely Loftin                                                                          Dave Harper

28 – Nick Key                                                                          28 – David Denton

       Bud Everett                                                                             Eugene Jones

       Rick Miller                                                                               Jr. Heriford

       Paul Kester                                                                             James Alcorn



New Beginnings


2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Romans 6:23 – 

For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 John 1:9 – 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Revelation 21:4

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Job 8:7

Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.







Letter From Tim


Another year has come and gone. What came in 2017? Did you have times of joy, gladness, trouble, heartache, success or failures? For all of us, it is a mixture of those things. Some more than others, but our days are full of mixed emotions.

Have you taken time to thank God nonetheless for another year? Psalm 107:20-21 ESV says: “He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction. Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!” If you have repented of your sins, God has promised healing by THE way of His shed blood. We do not know what 2018 holds in store. I am sure there will be times of joy and times of sorrow. There will be moments of peace and moments of chaos. Some slippery moments and some sure footed moments. But overall, God is already there.

“Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalms 139:16 ESV

In the coming year, whatever financial situations will arise, whatever personal decisions need to be made, whatever God’s direction is; trust him for your 2018. That’s the best New Year’s resolution to make! He has made a way for us to be delivered from our destruction. And, has shown over and over again how trustworthy He really is.


Have a blessed new year!



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Lula Mae Denny            02

C.M. Letsinger              04

Beverly Johnson          05

Faye Case                     09

Connor Johnson          09

Beverly Brown             10

Trey Everett                 10

Donna Sherman          13

Coleman Sims             14

Esther Dye                   15

Marceline Hudson       15







 Jody Porter                  16

Terri Tabor                    16

Nan Mothes                  17

Matthew Lakey             21

Robert Jones               22

Nick Key                       27

Paul Kester                  30

Sarah Key                    30

Kandace Miller            30

Brent Lakey                 31