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March Newsletter 2020

Published by Zion Baptist Church, 2020-02-26 18:55:28

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Doing life with fellow believers MONTHLY NEWSLETTER ZION BAPTIST CHURCH MARCH 2020 — VOLUME 37 Church Events March 2nd — Stewardship Meeting “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name March 7th — Security Team of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I Meeting commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” March 8th — Deacon’s Meeting A— Cemetery Matthew 28:19-20 Committee Meeting MISSION MOMENT Mar 10th — Personnel Committee Meeting What are you passionate about? What makes your eyes light up and your heart jump Mar 15th — Church Conference when someone talks about it? For me, it's kids, missions, and pouring out God's love through service. For the past two weeks, I've had a very unique opportunity to experience all three of my passions. A friend and I were asked to fill in for a missionary couple in Honduras. This couple takes care of four Honduran boys and sends them to school. We have gotten a little taste of what it's like to be on the mission field. From 5:30am wake-up to devotions at night, we've done it all! Laundry, meals, sweeping, mopping, soccer practice, homework. changing sheets, scrubbing bathrooms, school events, and even some painting. The boys are super sweet and we've had fun wrestling, chasing each other and laughing until our sides hurt. This had been my favorite mission trip. I've worked hard, but I think I have invested myself in a way that shows these boys the love of Jesus. Saved to Serve, Gail

Dr. L Lane Collins Everyone needs a place to belong. That’s the way we have been II. Avoid the Anger that harms Relationships—(vv. 19d-20) created; not to be isolated and alone, but to be together “… and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not experiencing life with others. Yet, Vance Packard, the late achieve the righteousness of God.” James understood that American journalist, once referred to America as “a nation of people sometimes do and say things that wound us. When strangers,” while studies have shown that four out of ten that happens, our feelings usually get hurt, and we people today are experiencing feelings of intense loneliness. As become defensive and angry, but we must control our a result, many identify more closely with characters on their tendency to do the latter. Why? Because unbridled anger favorite TV series than with their next-door neighbors. Still, does not bring about the righteous life that God desires there are signs everywhere you look that people are starving for us. Far from encouraging righteousness, anger takes for fellowship, community, and a sense of family. I’m reminded us into the arena of the fool. Listen to Solomon’s wisdom of the following story: in Proverbs 14:17, “A quick-tempered man acts foolishly” … Proverbs 14:29, “A quick-tempered man exalts folly” … Every week Alice, a sweet little old lady, waited in line at the and Proverbs 15:18, “A hot-tempered man stirs up strife.” post office to buy two stamps. One day, as she got to the counter, the postal worker told her, “You know, you don’t have III. Accept the Word that heals relationships—(v. 21) … to wait in line to buys stamps. You can get them from the “Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that machine over there in books of twenty.” And Alice responded, remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word “Yes, but the machine doesn’t ask about my arthritis.” In other implanted, which is able to save your souls.” The term words, people long to be connected in meaningful filthiness refers to a stain. When used with the term to relationships. put aside or to get rid of it presents a clear picture. As believers, we are to put off evil like a stained article of And as such, the Bible uses a great deal of metaphors to clothing, then we are to receive the word of God with describe the church, but the most persistent one is that of humility as an instrument of salvation. In doing so, one FAMILY. And as we come to James 1:19-21, James presents hears the gospel, responds in faith, and is saved. some preventive medicine for building relationships with Now, what does this have to do with relationships? First, others. For example, he urges us to … the word of God brings healing to the most important relationship of all—our relationship with God. Second, the I. Adopt the Attitude that helps Relationships—(v. 19a-c) … word then has the power to heal human relationships. If “This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be you and I humbly embrace and obey the word, it will quick to hear, slow to speak …” Not just quick to hear, but change our relationships at home, at work, at church, and quick to listen. Listening involves more than just syllables and every part of life. words, it involves hearing another’s heart. Also, we cannot talk and listen at the same time. Being slow to speak implies a Therefore, will connecting with God, His word, and with thoughtful and prayerful response rather than a quick, others make a difference in your life? Absolutely! So, the emotional reaction. question remains … why not come to Zion and see for Notice that James does not tell us to be silent; we need to yourself? speak so we can communicate with each other. He says be slow to speak. In other words, we need to speak wisely and thoughtfully.

SAVED TO SERVE All Month Clothes Closet Wednesday Volunteers 4-5:30pm Thursday Volunteers 10am- 2pm March 14th Kids Serve Saturday 10am - 12pm Donations Needed Operation Christmas Child Stuffed Animals Marbles Small Dolls Pencils Coloring Books Card Games Playdough Silly Putty Flashlights / Extra Batteries Healing Community Events Hearts Mar 1st - Weekday Preschool Recognition Mar 6th - Relentless Open Gym Mar 12th - Stitchin’ Sisters Mar 15th - Friend Day Mar 19th - Soup, Salad, and Share Mar 21st - Relentless Bowling Menu Entertainment BBQ Pork Sandwiches Tony Myers — Singer Young at Heart Luncheon Brunswick Stew Coleslaw Catered By: March 4th @ 11 am Potato Chips Dessert Ages 55+ $9 per plate Pippins BBQ Sweet / Unsweet Tea

STATISTICAL REPORTS DEACONS ON CALL LIFEGROUPS WORSHIP SERVICES Start End Name Phone 404-543-1273 TOTAL 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 Date AM PM 8-Mar 4-Mar Sheldon Butler 191 243 216 228 2/2 248 85 770-359-9098 Preschool 2/9 432 241 15-Mar 21-Mar Gary Hamlin 770-987-9445 7 4 78 2/16 232 77 22-Mar 28-Mar Ken Jackson 678-975-1777 Children 14 27 22 24 2/23 306 N/A 29-Mar 4-Apr Eddie Martinez 404-272-4125 Youth 16 21 10 20 5-Apr 11-Apr Wayne McKie Adults 146 182 167 169 Staff 7 7 75 New 0 0 00 Members 1 2 32 Visitors TREASURER’S REPORTS February 2nd February 9th February 16th February 23rd Designated: $6,635.00 Designated: $4,573.59 Designated: $6,383.00 Designated: $8,468.22 FLC: $5,090.00 FLC: $1,825.00 FLC: $6,065.00 FLC: $7,425.00 Benevolence: $65.00 Benevolence: $10.00 Utilities: $200.00 Benevolence: $60.00 GCO: $1,040.00 Prov. 22:6: $80.00 Men’s Ministry: $118.00 Prov. 22:6: $10.00 Children’s Camp: Insurance: $1,689.00 Lottie Moon: $2,760.00 $240.00 Utilities: $532.31 Insurance: $848.22 Youth Camp: $200.00 Youth Camp: $267.28 Youth Camp: $125.00 Music Ministry: $170.00 Weekly Needs Amount: Weekly Needs Amount: Weekly Needs Amount: Weekly Needs Amount: $17,666.52 $17,666.52 $17,666.52 $17,666.52 Budget Receipts: Budget Receipts: Budget Receipts: Budget Receipts: $16,611.00 $12,485.72 $14,310.54 $11,499.80 Over/Under Budget: Over/Under Budget: Over/Under Budget: Over/Under Budget: -$1,055.52 -$5,180.80 -$3,335.98 -$6,166.72 Online (included in totals Online (included in totals above): above): General: $1,046.80 General: $2,041.64 EXTENDED TEACHING CARE JAIL MINISTRY (Regular Rotation) March 1st March 8th March 15th March 22nd March 29th March 1st March 8th March 15th March 22nd March 29th CAPTAIN Mandi Brandenburg Emerald Price Terra Brown Bobbie Mitchell LADIES LADIES LADIES LADIES LADIES Judy Thompson Ty Cantrell Rose Crowley Pam Holder Tammy Williams Janice Johnson Rose Crowley Amy Cantrell Lynn Capes Joyce Banks Emma Lowery Norma Waters Lynn Capes Cheryl Huff Cheryl Huff Cheryl Potts Connie Fleming Kim Webb Gail Ladd BED BABIES Mandi & ONES Brandenburg Alan Utz Kennedy McNarry Diane Niemczyk Ethan Niemczyk MEN MEN MEN MEN MEN Kathleen Odom Dennis Symons Jane King Kim Inscho Johnnie Williams Don Leidig, Capt. Larry Corban, Doug Doster, Joel Brown, Don Leidig, Capt. Stephanie Forte Brianna Symons Tim Inscho Kim Inscho Anthony Usher Capt. Capt. Capt. Anthony Usher 3s AND 4s Gracie Lynch William Huff Donald Day Robert Scar- Gene Miner William Huff Elizabeth Brown Tina Forte Larry Bryant Gains Lott borough Steve Jarrett Larry Bryant Eric Prempeh Andrew Turner Clifford Peters Hershel Lynch Eric Prempeh Haley Johnson Bryon Polson Trish Gonzales Dian Morgan Gerald Ledford Bernard Hamp Randle Smith Louis Campfield Gerald Ledford Mike Thomas Kerry Wells Allen Strickland Larry Kiegley Mike Thomas Andrew Turner Lance Simonds Don Turner Edd Johnson Andrew Turner Samantha Kerr Alan Adams Victoria Brown Cameron White Raymond Leon- Winston Williams Wayne Bias Kennedy McNarry Ann Head KID'S ard Walt Pickens WORSHIP Jeffery Briggs David Kendall Rhonda Wilson Jaclyn Rabren Ashley Arnold Mya Dixon Pam Waddy

Dear Zion Family - Just wanted to say a special thank you to my dear friends for all your prayers, cards, calls, and thoughts of our family during my mother’s homegoing. She was ready and God took her quickly. It was such a sweet blessing to know you were lifting us up during this time. We also covet your prayers in the days ahead. - Gene and Carolynn Peppers ***************************************************************************************************** Dear Zion - We want to thank you all for everything you did for the service for mom. The food was delicious and everything was so pretty. The flowers you sent were beautiful. Mom loved Zion. Her church meant so much to her. Again, thank you very much and God Bless. - The Jean Cordero Family ***************************************************************************************************** ZBC - Thank you for all your love and support during this time! Also, thank you for sending the beautiful flower arrangement in memory of my Grammaw. Thank you, - The Boldin Family ***************************************************************************************************** Dear Zion Baptist Church - Thank you so much for your cards, visits, and gifts during the Christmas season. I am blessed to be a part of such a loving group of believers. Love, - Marie Smith ***************************************************************************************************** To my Zion Church Family - I wish to thank everyone for the cards, calls, visits, texts, well wishes, and especially the prayers before and during my surgery. I am so blessed to have such a loving and caring church family. Your generosity is overwhelming. Thank you so much, - Pat Gibson Contact Information Dr. L. Lane Collins, Senior Pastor…………………………………..…[email protected] Wayne Rickard, Worship Pastor……….……………....……[email protected] Frank Daws, Discipleship Pastor……………………………….……[email protected] Reese Sanders, Pastor Emeritus and Pastoral Care Pastor Dottie Rowe, Communications and Media Director…….…[email protected] April McNarry, Administrative Assistant.……………...….……[email protected] Robin Rivers, Financial Secretary.……[email protected] Gail Bemis, Children’s Director…………..……………………[email protected] Tim McNarry, Interim Youth Leader…..….…………[email protected] Jo Rickard, Pianist Phil Myers, Organist David Williams, Orchestra Director Ron Bolen, Deacon Chairman George Waddy, Moderator Hershel Lynch, Treasurer Dian Morgan, Clerk Office Hours: Monday through Thursday • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Office: (770) 786-6767 Fax: (770) 786-1001 Email: [email protected] Website: Follow us on Social Media @zbccovingtonga

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