news and events
news and events
August 3 - Clothing Room open 9 am - 12 noon
Every Tuesday (unless indicated) - Clothing Room open from 1-4 pm, Son Shine Shop open from 10 am - 1 pm
Every Wednesday (unless indicated) - Bible Study, Wed. Night Classes, Family Night Supper beginning at 5 pm.
August 7 - KK/Xtreme Water Blast at 5 pm
August 7 - Bible Study starts back, 5:30 pm
August 7 - Family Night Supper starts back, 6:30 pm
August 7 - Youth starts back, 7 pm
August 7 - Chancel Choir practice, 7 pm
August 8 - First Day of School for SGA and PCA
August 12 - Son Shine Circle meeting in Friendship Hall
August 16-18 - Youth Beach Retreat
August 20 - Nursing Home visitation
August 20 - private event in Fellowship Hall
August 24 - Pathways Training Event, 9:30 am in Warner Robbins
August 25 - private event in Fellowship Hall
August 28 - staff meeting at noon
Well, it's about time
I have a confession to make: I don't like summers. I remember as a kid thinking that summers were a little piece of heaven. Now, as an adult, engaged in ministry, summer is chaos and confusion. Funny how our perspective changes, isn't it?
Well, the agony of summer and its heat is nearly behind us. The school year has begun; families will soon be settling into a "normal routine." So, I want to use this space to emphasize our fall calendar.
THE BOOK OF PHILIPPIANS: Our fall Bible Study will begin on August 7 at 5:30. We will study Paul's letter to the church at Philippi.
YOUTH BEACH RETREAT: Our teenagers and youth volunteers will be on retreat at the beach August 16-18.
CHARGE CONFERENCE: Our Cluster Conference is scheduled for October 27. All committees should meet during August and budget requests need to be turned into the Finance Committee. Deadline for reports is October 1.
UPON THE ALTAR: In late October through mid-November, we will have a stewardship emphasis, remembering and renewing our commitment to be faithful to God through our Prayers, our Presence, our Gifts, our Service, and our Witness.
+ 5%: Each church in the South Georgia Annual Conference is being asked to increase our weekly worship attendance by 5% over last year. Our weekly attendance in 2018 was 174. To reach the goal of 5%, we must average 183 in 2019. To date, we are on a pace to average 178, just about 1/2 of what we need. You know, we are blessed to belong to one another within the Blakely First Family! We have a well-rounded church program with activities for everyone. We worship today, study together, serve together, reach out together, and come together in sweet Christian fellowship. Please be faithful in your worship attendance this fall.
Grace and Peace ..... Pastor Tucker