The Weekly Update

(January 17, 2018)

Tonight, we continue with our Nights of Praise to begin the year. This will be the second of four worship services that will be 6:30-8:00 p.m. each Wednesday of January. Last week was amazing. Hope you can join us.

In February, we will begin our “regular” schedule for the spring. In addition to some classes and groups that are already in session, we will be adding/changing some others. They include:

  • Beginning Feb. 4, Johnny Saunders will lead a Sunday study on the book of Matthew. The class will begin at 9 a.m. in one of the classrooms.
  • Beginning Feb. 4, Mike and Tina Hadley will begin a Sunday community group for couples. This group will meet at 6:30 p.m. each week at their home, 6702 Gainsborough.
  • Beginning Feb. 7, Ronnie “Rip” Pope will be teaching every Wednesday night in the sanctuary. Youth and children will be ongoing while we meet for worship and teaching. All begin at 6:30 p.m.
  • Beginning Feb. 6, the healing/prophetic rooms and worship/prayer return from 6:30-8:00 p.m. These rooms are open to everyone on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Gary and Laura Jones, who lead the life recovery group at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday, will begin studying “The Purpose Driven Life” very soon. Contact them if you would like to participate. Gary is at 517-9201 and Laura’s number is 433-5085.

Please check the calendar below for more information. You also can go to our website at or visit us on Facebook.

Sunday groups and classes:

  • Debra Crump leads, “Thin Within,” a grace-based weigh-down class, 9 a.m., in the classroom. Open to men and women.
  • Gary Jones leads a life recovery class at 6:30 p.m. at the church.
  • J.R. Duncan leads a men’s class at 9:00 a.m.
  • Intercessory prayer is at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday in the Red Room near the southwest entrance. This class is led by Jennifer Martin, Danielle Ramos and Linsey Beggs.

January Schedule:

  • January 17, 24, 31 – Night of Praise, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • January 21 – Water baptism
  • January28 – Baby dedication

February Schedule:

  • February 4 – First Fruits Offering
  • February 6 – Healing/prophetic rooms resume, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • February 7 – Wednesday services resume, Rip Pope teaching, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • February 11 – Our week to feed the homeless
  • February 15 – Ladies Night Out yoga, 6:30 p.m.
  • February 16 – Youth game night, 6:30 p.m.
  • February 18 – Water baptism
  • February 23 – Children’s etiquette night, K-5th, 30 max, 6:30 p.m.
  • February 25 – Baby dedication

Weekly Schedule:

  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m., GROW classes (adults and children)
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m., Intercessory prayer
  • Sunday: 9:00 and 10:30 a.m., Sunday service
  • Sunday: 9:00 and 10:30 a.m., Children’s church
  • Sunday: After 10:30 a.m. worship, MORE JV for 6th-10th graders
  • Sunday: Homeless meals needed second Sunday of each month
  • Sunday: 6:30-8:00 p.m., classes and community groups
  • Wednesday: 6:30-8:00 p.m., youth and children, adult services
  • Weekly – Community groups that meet periodically (

Items To Be Given Away:

  • Camelia Johnson has quite a few scrubs to give away to someone in need. They are in good shape, mostly sets. You can contact her for sizes and more information. She’s at or 382-4004.


  • George Galvan’s two-week-old cousin has been diagnosed with E coli and is now undergoing treatment. He is eating and doing much better.
  • Bob Crump is doing much better and back in the saddle.

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for Roy Campbell’s mother, Ann Thomas, who had a successful hearth cath on Tuesday after having complications from a previous attempt.
  • Pray for the mother of Sophia Ramirez who has had a new graft put in for kidney dialysis and an old one tied off. This is her third surgery since November.
  • Pray for Barbara Lill and her family (husband Jimmy, children Becky Waldrip and Doug Lill). Barbara’s health has deteriorated.
  • Pray for Cara Young who continues to suffer severe pain when she eats. This has been an ongoing problem.
  • Pray for the mother of Danielle Ramos. She has two tendon tears in her shoulder that may need surgery (not wanted) and a torn bicep that should heal in time.
  • Pray for Debra Crump’s brother, Wes Underwood, who had a heart ablation recently but doctors have found more leaks. He also will have a pacemaker installed soon.
  • Pray for Chuck Melear who is undergoing treatment for stage 4 throat cancer.
  • Pray for those with long-term health issues: Tim Murphy (ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease), Barbara Lill (Becky Waldrip’s mom, cancer and dementia); Charles Fraley (cancer in several organs); Jean Thurman (pain from an elbow injury that won’t heal); Ronnie Mullins (recovery from auto accident).
  • Pray for family and friends in our congregation who are struggling with meth and other addictions.
  • Pray for Martin and Rebekah Neil and their ministry Voices from the Nations.
  • In addition, please pray for all of our military personnel, leaders, president and cabinet members.

MORE Money:

Sunday, 01/14/18 offering was $14,717.98. YTD giving is $29,732.61. Attendance was 446.


Thought for the week:


  • Declaration of Destiny: Jesus, You selected me before the beginning of time to receive grace and not condemnation. I have a God-given responsibility on this earth that is only assigned to me and Jesus will provide for me everything I need to fulfill that assignment. No demon, no sickness and no hardship can keep me from walking in my destiny. Every obstacle I face must submit to my God-given Kingdom authority. All principalities and powers were defeated through the death and resurrection of our Lord. I am destined to share in His Glory and to walk in Glory. Amen! (2 Timothy 1; Romans 8; Colossians 2)


Random Thoughts:

  • I just got back from a pleasure trip. I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
  • Someone stole all my credit cards but I’m not reporting it. The thief spends less than my wife did.
  • We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops.
  • The doctor called Mrs. Cohen saying, “Mrs. Cohen, you check came back.” She answered, “So did my arthritis.”
  • A drunk was in front of a judge. The judge says, “You’ve bene brought here for drinking.” The drunk says, “Okay, let’s get started.


A dog owner takes his sick dog to the vet. The vet examines the dog and declares it to be terminally ill. The pet owner requests a second opinion. So, the vet brings in his own kitten. The kitten examines the sick dog and shakes his head.

The pet owner requests another opinion. This time the vet brings in his Labrador retriever who jumps up on the examining table with the sick dog, sniffs and licks it, then shakes his head.

The pet owner, now convinced, asks how much he owes the doctor. The doctor says he owes $650. The pet owner, surprised, asks why the bill is so high. The doctor replies that the exam was only $50. The additional $600 was for the cat scan and lab test.


I came into town around midnight but there was only one hotel and the clerk said every room was taken.

What did you do?

I begged. I got down on my knees. I said, “You’ve got to have a room. Anything. Please.”


Finally, the clerk said, “Well, I do have a double room with only one occupant and probably he wouldn’t mind splitting the cost but to tell you the truth, he snores so loud that people down the hall complain about it. You won’t get a minute of sleep.”

So, what did you do?

I took the room.

How’d you sleep?

No problem.

Didn’t the other guy snore?

No. I got dressed for bed, went over, gave him a kiss on the cheek and said, “Goodnight, beautiful.” He sat up all night watching me.


That’s all, folks. Enjoy the rest of your week.


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