Backpacks for Appalachia
Nothing brings joy to a child’s heart like gifts at Christmastime. But families living in poverty rarely have the funds to provide those items and children learn to do with as their friends relish their new joys or clothes.
For the sixth year Georgia Baptists are making sure no child is left behind and that each child in its Christmas backpacks outreach also hears the gospel, as well. Georgia is, by far, the largest contributor to the annual ministry which includes 9 state conventions. The growth of the ministry has been staggering, says Appalachian Mountain Ministry Director Bill Barker.
Pat Wilks, Georgia Baptists will have five collection sites to choose between, or messengers can bring their boxes loaded with Christmas joy to the site of this year’s annual meeting. The Nov. 11-13 business and worship event will be held at host church Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins.
Fifth Sunday Lunch
Bring your lunch to share with all our guests on Sunday, July 29 at noon. Be our guests if you are new to us, we look forward to get to know you.
Also, we want to share food with our local mission. We will collect non-perishable food items for the Christian Social Ministry on Sunday, July 29. We collect food for the CSM in every month that has five Sundays. Suggested food items are: large bags of sugar & rice (these can be broken down into small bags), grits, corn, green beans, canned meats, washing powder (instead of liquid), toilet paper, etc. Please place non-perishable food items in the large containers located in the lobbies of the Sanctuary or Building C.
Family Movie Night
We will have pre-movie refreshments in the Family Life Center at 5:00 PM and the movie will be shown in the Sanctuary at 6:00 PM. Childcare provided for INFANTS only. Grace Unplugged is a movie about a talented young singer and aspiring songwriter whose Christian faith is tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and family ties and pursues pop-music stardom. This is a moving and inspiring film that explores the true meaning of success.
Grace Trey has just turned eighteen. She sings in the praise band at church under the direction of her father, Johnny Trey, a former professional singer who prefers the down-on-the-suburban-farm life to touring. Dad and daughter fight about all sorts of generic family stuff, but mostly about her not following his direction during the praise numbers.
When a talent show cover of Johnny's biggest hit renews interest, Johnny's friend and former manager, Frank "Mossy" Mostin, comes knocking. He has what Grace thinks is the opportunity of a lifetime: resume recording, resume touring, and resume being a star. Dad's not interested, but the lure of bright lights and big cities is too much for Grace. She steals Johnny's song and sends a copy to Mossy. Pretty soon she's on her prodigal daughter journey ...