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Thanksgiving Celebration – November 24

Scripture makes clear that it honors God and is good for us when we offer thanksgiving to the Lord.

Do you recall the words of Psalm 100?  It says: “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!” (Psalm 100:4, ESV).

Likewise, the Apostle Paul exhorts: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:16-17, ESV).

So, I hope you will make plans now to join us for our Thanksgiving worship celebration on Tuesday night, November 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center.  We will have great music, I’ll share a biblical message, and we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper together.

Seating will be limited to 400, and reservations are required (you may make your reservation here).  We will practice social distancing, and face coverings are strongly encouraged.

Even though this year has been full of unexpected challenges, and the future seems clouded with uncertainty, God is still on the throne . . . and he is worthy of our praise and our gratitude.

Remember, the Scripture says: “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, ESV).

I hope to see you on November 24!

Georgia Baptist Partners

Since its founding in 1951, our church has voluntarily associated and cooperated with other Baptist churches around the state of Georgia through the Georgia Baptist Mission Board (formerly the Georgia Baptist Convention).

Currently there are about 3,528 churches with just over 1.3 million members affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.  The Board employs about 130 staff members, and its annual ministry budget is about $40 million.

As we did for the first time in 2014, our church will again host the annual meeting of the GBMB on our campus on Monday, November 9, from 1:00-6:00 p.m.  Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting is abbreviated, and only credentialed messengers are encouraged to attend.  Everyone is invited to watch the livestream (here).

Special recognition and thanks are in order for Tim Newberry, our Operations Team Leader and Chief Financial Officer, for coordinating our team’s efforts to provide a warm welcome and Christ-like hospitality.

As we host brothers and sisters in Christ from all around our state, our guide has been Romans 15:7, which says: “Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God” (ESV).

Join me in praying that all who attend will be blessed and encouraged by their time on our campus!

I’m very grateful for you and your partnership in the gospel!

Your Pastor and Friend,
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