Arbor Newsletter for May

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  • The month of April was a busy month. We had so many blessings during the month. Easter Sunday was outstanding. Our biggest crowd since COVID started. We welcomed our choir back after a year of social distancing. The music and spirit were wonderful. We enjoyed Jay and the LeFevres. We baptized during the month. Family Sunday was another good day as well.

    I know a lot of you are going to be busy with senior activities. On the ninth, we will honor our mother’s. In the sixteenth we will honor our graduates.

    I will continue my sermon series. We should finish Ephesians on Sunday mornings in May. On Sunday nights we will continue in Revelation and on Wednesday nights I Corinthians.

    Hope you have a great month and a great forever!

  • A Mother’s Day thought...God created families and gave mothers a unique place in that unit. We can love, give of ourselves, cook, clean, wash clothes, put Band-Aids on scrapes … be the first one up in the morning or the last one down at night. We juggle a lot of things including raising children, working at jobs, managing a home, and sometimes finding time for ourselves. Each day is a new beginning of what lies before us. We have destiny, purpose, and the power to do and be all that we are called to be. Nothing can stop us except ourselves. As mothers, we need to find the strength to face each day knowing that God loves us. Our children need that unselfish love of a mother. We as mothers need to love our mothers too. Long life is promised to all who show honor to them. Mothers make up a crucial part of our lives. So, whether it is a Hallmark card, dinner out, hug, or a kiss on the cheek, we should show we care. It is so important to give our love to these dedicated women in our lives and don’t take them for granted! 

    ABC  KIDS NEWS

    Summer plans are in the making, be on the lookout!

    VBS-Rocky Railroad July 11th-15th

    Volunteers Needed!

  • 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

    II Corinthians 5:17

    If anyone knows what a changed legacy is about it is Paul.  I mean no doubt he understands it.  He was once a persecutor of the church now he proclaims the death & resurrection of Jesus. 

    It’s important right here that we take notice of the word’s “In Christ”.  These are two of the most important words in scripture.  Other religions believe that Jesus was a good man, or a good teacher, but it’s only inside the movement of Christianity that people would say I am In Christ and Christ is in me. 

    Understanding of this provides us with a clear logic that Jesus is the only way to Heaven and even though others may mock us and ridicule us the love of Jesus compels us to say no to the things of this world and live a changed life. 

    Announcements:

    Please be in prayer for the youth purity trip.  June 15-20.

    God Bless.

    Youth memory Verse:

    Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life.

    James 1:12

  • Young Adult small group is growing and it is so exciting to see! We eat supper together, study the Word, and fellowship. If you or someone you know would be interested, let me know. We will also be taking a trip to an escape room this month and have a few open slots. We are also in the midst of planning for all kinds of Summer events for both the singles and the music ministry. Keep an eye out for more events in the future!

     

    The song the choir sang this past Sunday has been reverberating in my mind all week: “The truth is, the Bible is God’s Word. The truth is our hope is still secure. Our faith is anchored in the cross, the blood of Christ still saves the lost. Though the raging winds of compromise may blow, the truth is God is on the throne.” Hebrews 4:12 tells us that “the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword.” His Word is timeless and the only truth that we can trust completely. While people’s words may fail us, God’s Word will never change and will never fail. In the middle of a divided nation, we can be united in the fact that God is ever faithful, never changing, and already victorious. The hope we have in Christ is unmatched and cannot be replaced with anything we find in this world. Our anchor, our foundation can be found in Christ alone. So many times we find ourselves looking to the people around us or people in authority to be our hope, but the reality is flesh will fail, but God never will. So, in the midst of a changing world, let us cling to the cross, cling to the Word, and cling to our Savior.

  • May 2  Andy Harper, Dwight Huggins, Terry Hester, Andrew Harper,

                Sammy Reynolds, Andy Alexander, Brandon Phillips,

                Lee Cone, Jake Taylor

     

    May 9  Matt Cleghorn, Brian Cobb, Jeff Kight, Mike Clark,

                David Conger, Kyle Young, Chris Wynn, Steve Peterson,

                Alvin Stauffer

     

     

    May 16 Jeff Lewis, Allen Conger, Jr., Bobby Cobb, Roy Bryan,

                 Walter Chaney,  Stephen Peterson, William McKinley,

                 Kenny Ray Davis, Jr., Julian Yarbrough, Kenny James

     

    May 23 Jamie Passmore, Burt Bynum, Steven Everett, Jeff Burgess,     

                 John Clements, Jarrett Yarbrough, Brad King,

                 Vince Yarbrough

     

    May 30 Paul Henry, Randy Hughes, Adam Cobb, W. L. Patterson, 

                  Ashely Pate, Charlie Young, Blake Yarbrough

  • 3rd Jacob Burkett

    4th Sandy Anderson, Chandler Yarbrough

    5th Barb Stauffer

    6th Candice Cobb, Landon Miles

    7th Jarrett Yarbrough, Garrett Yarbrough, Kylie Cooper

    10th LaRue Stanfill, Todd Morrison, Shannon Burkett, Jennifer Fowler

    11th Mackie Daniels

    13th Kenley Nobles

    14th Michael Haggard

    16th Landon Bynum

    17th Carolyn Conger

    18th Kathleen Fish

    19th Samantha Cone

    21st Savanna Pughsley

    23rd Connie Mixon, Scott Hendley, Lindey Dobbins

    25th Pam Carter

    26th Charlotte Cobb

    27th Gene Hendley, Brian Cobb, Coby Griffin,

    29th Cory Stembridge

    31st Amber Conger, Arden McCleery

  • The next deacon’s meeting will be on May 2nd after the evening service.


  • Make this summer a Missions Summer for your family!


    Missions is being the hands and feet of God by helping someone in a practical way especially those who are not associated with our church and intentionally sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with them. Every Christian is responsible for carrying out the mission that God has called them to do.

    Get your family involved in missions! As you vacation this summer, you'll meet new people. Carry with you small cards on which you've printed scripture verses or gospel tracts that you can leave with someone you meet. Leave one with a generous tip for a server at a restaurant.

    Here are some local ways to be on mission this summer.

    May 15 bring the family and help with the Read Georgia Good News Celebration at the Blue & Gray Park. Let Donna Milner know you're coming and she'll help you find a way to help.

    June 25 & 26 – Adults can sign up to take the Tutoring Children and Youth Workshop so they will be ready to tutor children and youth next school year and help them succeed in school. Men are especially needed to tutor/mentor middle school boys.

    July 5-9 – Volunteer to help with a Read Georgia Summer Camp where we help children improve their reading and math skills. We need 10 adults or high school youth to be tutors and 10 middle school students to be buddies that week. Call Donna Milner (229-457-5612) if you would like to help.

    There will also be Read Georgia Summer Camps going on at other churches the weeks of July 12-16 and July 19-23 where we need adult and middle school volunteers if these dates are better for you. Just call Donna Milner to volunteer.

    July 11-15 – Definitely bring your children to VBS, but also ask the children from the family down the street who don't attend church to come with you. Maybe the adults in the family could volunteer to help with VBS – just ask Amber Passmore and she will help find you a place to work.

    July – Young people definitely plan to attend your annual Lock-In, but ask 2-3 friends from school who don't attend church to come with you. Make it personal asking them to be your guests not just come to an event.

    Anytime – volunteer to help at the Christian Kitchen. Call 229-426-5483 to find a way to help.