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SEPTEMBER 21, 2023

Sunday Worship Schedule:  Worship Times

ASUGO T'shirts: Would you be interested in an ASUGO (as you go) t'shirt?  This shirt can be a great conversation starter.  If you'd like to purchase a shirt, click the LINK to place your order by Sunday, Sept. 24.  "As you go..." Matt. 28:19-20

Oct. : Songbook Sing Along:  Join us at 2:00pm in the cafe for a Songbook Sing Along, an extra opportunity during the week to get together and sing some of your favorite hymns of all -time.  Songbooks provided!  A group will go to lunch before the Sing Along.  The church bus will leave the church at 12:00pm. Please RSVP to the church office for lunch.  

Nov. 5: Friends and Family Day - Save the Date! Invite your friends and family who don't have a church home - to reach the next person for Jesus! We'll have fun activities for children, students and families. Bring a lawn chair and hang out on the back lawn with your friends. More details to come, but make plans to be here and invite a family to come with you!

Adult Sunday Morning Bible Classes. Join a Bible study class on Sunday at 10:15am. All of our Bible classes focus on: Reflecting On Scripture (studying in a way that leads to application and transformation), Service (providing opportunities to serve both on Sunday morning and during the week), and Connection (fostering relationships that can be deepened through small groups).

Current Sunday Adult Engagement Options at 10:15am. Visit for more information.

Please invite college age and young professionals to attend a class just for them Sundays at 10:15am in Room A9. What does it look like to share the Gospel without saying a word? The Book of Titus outlines how to do just that.  And the result? Followers of Jesus standing in bright contrast to a dark world.  Luke Buchanan, Luke Shoulders/Room A9.

For additional information, please click links for Kids, Youth, and Upcoming Activities.
Get Connected. Taking your next step to become more like Jesus is best done with others who are on the same journey. If you don't have a dedicated group of people to walk alongside with you, we will help you find a group

We express sympathy to Bridgett Chambers, Chris Boyd, and family on the passing of their father, Sammy Boyd, on September 15. To honor his wishes, the family will have a private celebration of life this autumn.   Obituary

We express sympathy to Patti Haynes and family on the passing of her niece, Shawnna Whitaker, on Sept. 4.  Obituary

Congratulations to Rachel and Evan Aldridge on the birth of their daughter, Emersyn Rae Aldridge (Emmie), on Sept. 7!

We express sympathy to Steve Dunn, Kayla Halstead and family on the passing of their mother/grandmother, Dawn Dunn, on Sept. 2 in Dallas, TX.  Obituary

Our Mission is to reach the next person for Jesus.  Pray for the one person or one family you would like to get connected to God. 

Sept. 24:  Praise and Worship Sunday

Oct. 1:  Practicing The Way: From the moment you were born, you have been formed into the person you are today. But are you becoming who you want to be? Jesus says you can.  Join us next Sunday, October 1st, for our 8-week teaching series Practicing the Way. It will be a practical, hands-on series exploring 15 ancient spiritual practices that Christians have practiced for 2,000. Jesus invites us to apprentice under him. He invites us to practice the Way.

Join us in-Person at 9:00am (acapella) or at 11:15am (instrumental) or Livestream at or

Doug Curls, cousin of Jan Hudgins, lives in Florida and is struggling with liver failure. Prayers are needed.

Boodie Fox is at Life Care with the intent to return to Bailey Manor.  

Edithann Broadrick has arthritis in her hip and knee. She is suffering with pain and finding it hard to walk and get up and down. She requests prayers. 

Nana Harding, wife of William Harding, is having some medical issues following surgery and requests prayers.

Alex Vickery, grandson of Evelyn Vickery, had surgery for a twisted intestine at Children's Hospital Aug. 4. and again on Aug. 29.  He is now home continuing to recover.   

Chris Cates, nephew of Jana Cannon, has a malignant mass in his chest and it has spread to other places. He had radiation at Vanderbilt and is now getting immunotherapy for three weeks.  Pray for his health, treatment options, and healing. His address is: Chris and Kelli Cates, 5730 State Route 339 S, Mayfield, KY 42066

Cindy Clements, mother of Christy Beach, has ovarian cancer, she has had promising results from treatment.

Jeramie Stoner, friend of Tara and Gene Willingham, has stage 4 colon cancer. Prayers requested for Jeramie, his wife and two children.  Cards can be sent to: Jeramie and Crystal Stoner, 121 Hawthorne Valley, Mt. Juliet, TN  37122.  

Barbara Nelson requests prayers for hip pain from her multiple myeloma and other health issues.  

Lanie Jones, cousin of Sheila Swink, has completed chemo and will continue on oral meds. She is very thankful for all the prayers for multiple myeloma.  Her address for cards is:  152 Cherry Bark Way- Unit 7, Dalton, GA 30721.

If you would like to be added to the "senders list" to receive the mission families reports through email, please contact the church office at or 423-877-6232 to be added.

May 26-June 3, 2023:  Haiti Medical Mission Trip:  Daily Reports
June 30-July 8, 2023:  Haiti High School Mission Trip: 
 Daily Reports


Service Opportunities for Groups: Connect with our community face to face by service to others. Many opportunities are available.

If you are not part of a group and would like information, go to

For details and other children's dates, go to: 

For details and other youth dates, go to:

Monday Ladies Group:  (10:00am) in Room A8.  The study is Amos by Jennifer Rothschild.
Call/text Bea Long with questions at 423-718-8732.

Tuesday Ladies Group:  (11:00am) meets in the cafe. 
CRITI:   9/5: Smith, 9/19:  Goodrich/Belcher, 9/26: Aulich

Friday Morning Group meets at 6:30am in the conference room.

20 Emily D'Amico
21 Adam Gray, Caylee Schannuth, DeAnn Tomshack, Delores Ridge
23 Bill Childs, Tony Garibaldi, Bill Greer, Pam Joyner, Caroline Ring, Tracey Underwood
24 Steve Campbell, Leonard Frey, Wendy Henderson, Christie Potter, Rebekah Van Eaton
25 Helen Cothron, Galen Smith
26 Erin Brown, Kathy Burns, Judy Harris, Mia Mincey, Roy Ramsey, Sharon Ramsey
27 Sawyer Hancock
28 Reagan Bullington, Jim Mosley, David Van Eaton
29 Christy Beach, Laura Goodrich, Ginny Hardison, Emma Rios
30 Jay Walling