More Than Words

Bringing Life to Our Words

June 12, 2022


James 1:15-17

[15]Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
[16]Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. [17]Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.


1 John 2:3-6

[3]We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. [4]Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. [5]But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: [6]Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

John 13:15-17

[15]I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. [16]Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. [17]Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

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This Week’s Announcements

New Church Signage

New Church Signage

We're excited about the new signage that's been placed in and around the church. The lit sign in the front of the church has taken the place of the original sign, which will be later relocated on the church property. The Student Ministry Building can now be easily...

Church Information Sheet

Church Information Sheet

In early July, we started collecting information to input into a new database to help us better communicate with you, to more efficiently maintain our membership records, and to record giving. Our hope is that each person will complete the data sheet at their earliest...

Highlighted Missionary

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Prayer Requests

Ash Wednesday/Valentine Dinner

Last Wednesday, our Youth hosted a Valentine-themed dinner, and we observed the beginning of the Lenten season. Our youth applied the cross of ashes upon our heads–what a powerful symbol and reminder to “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you will return.”



Socks and Undies Sundays

Women of Faith are collecting new socks and underwear for children in our local school system. Please drop your new, unused undies and socks in the box located in the fellowship hall or church narthex. We greatly appreciate your support of this local mission.

Allyson Thomas

Nursery Volunteers

We’re looking for a few more volunteers to join us in our nursery during the 11AM service. If you’d like to volunteer your time to love on our little ones, please contact Joyce Jamerson at [email protected].



Sports This Week

Get out and get some fresh air, all while supporting our youth playing spring sports. All home games are listed for this week.

Buck Creek BBQ

Buck Creek is hosting their annual BBQ to support their mission projects on February 28th. Tickets are available in our church office. Stop by and get yours!

11th Annual Chocolate Run

The Open Hearts Community Mission is hosting their 11th Annual Chocolate Run on February 17th at the RAC Pavilion located on the campus of Georgia Southern University.

For more information or to register go to


Permission Form for Youth & Student Ministries


The 2023-2024 parental consent form is now online. Be sure you have completed a new form by MONDAY, AUGUST 21ST.

Click on the link below:

Click Here to Complete Form

This form will be valid for one year.


Grand Finale of the Youth SEED Events

The Back to School Youth Pool Party was held this past Wednesday. Thank you to the parents that volunteered to cook and the Browns for hosting everyone.

A special thank you to Cali Smith for capturing these images, and a BIG HATS OFF to Billie Anne & her crew for planning a great summer for these youth.


Church Calendar Link

The church-wide calendar is filling up for 2024 with meetings and events. You can find the calendar under the News & Events tab on the home page. You can complete the Request An Announcement form, located on our website homepage, to add something to the Church Calendar. If you need to book the fellowship hall for an event, you can complete the Facility Rental form located on our website homepage.