January, 2015 - Cornerstone Baptist Church
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Commit to the Lord whatever you
do, and he will establish your plans.
- Proverbs 16:3
JANUARY 16-18, 2015
2015… it’s a blank slate just waiting
to be filled. But as we begin this
new year, how do we make sure it’s
not just like last year? Good question, and as usual, the Bible has the
ANSWER! This could be your Best Year...EVER! Here’s how to get it
started off right!
CONNECT Weekend (Jan 16-18) Incredible 3 days with other
churches filled with worship, games, and focused on Jesus!
BEST YEAR WEDNESDAY’s Starting the 7th, we’ll kick off our
Mid week gatherings together with some crazy games and challenging messages from God’s Word on how this can be B.Y.E.!
NEW YEAR’S 31 CHALLENGE - start 2015 digging into God’s
Word! We’ll be drawing for weekly prizes (gift cards, winterjam
tix, even two $50 grand prizes) See Todd or check out our facebook page or church website how you can get started!
So welcome 2015! Your Best Year Ever!!.
#BESTYEAREVER! Todd <><
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2-3 MOVE Conference in ATHENS
11 leadership lunch @ 12pm
trek & journey kickoff @ 6:30
7 &14 BestYearEver Wednesday @ 7pm
16-18 CONNECT weekend
21 BestYearEver Wednesday @ 7pm
Don’t forget to signup for Winterjam
25 Frosty Fest after Trek & Journey
SuperWOW signups begin
Come cheer our teams!
Full game schedule available
on our website
Love and Christian Sympathy
S. S. Enrollment
Other Life Groups
Total Life Group
$ 11,302.35 $ 12,540.62
Tithes / Offerings
Lottie Moon Off.
Cost of Food
Use of Facility
$ 13,305.35 $ 18,930.62
1543 Anderson Highway
Hartwell, GA 30643
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Our Church Staff...
Rev. Terry Meeks - Senior Pastor
[email protected] 706.376.7620
Rev. Kagey Barrow - Minister of Ed/Worship
To the families of:
Cindy Bowers, Selma Isom’s granddaughter
Steve Boyd, Nina Bradford’s nephew
Helen Byrum Brown, Grant Myerholtz’s grandmother
Anna Belle Cape, Barbara Maxwell’s sister
Mildred Grantham, Amber & Crystal’s grandmother
Lucy Green, Tammy Frye’s aunt
Ruby Leard, David Leard’s grandmother
Grant Martin, Jon Beggs’ uncle
Tony Smith, Jessica Cox’s dad
Fran Thomas, Jean Brogdon’s sister-in-law
Jack and Michelle Cogle on the birth of their
5th Great-Grandson, Kutter Dugo, 5 lbs. 8 oz.
born December 13, 2014.
Eddie and Candy Faust on the birth of their son,
Cade Crenshaw, 6 lbs. 1 oz., born December 4, 2014.
Cade has a big sister, Emma and two big brothers,
Lucas and Levi.
Steve and Angie Ferguson on the birth of their
granddaughter, Mollie Anne Ferguson,
born November 26, 2014.
Mollie weighed 9 lbs. 4 oz., 21 inches.
Proud parents are Josh and Shelly Ferguson and
big sister, June.
Rev. Todd London - Minister of Students
[email protected] 706.540.6475
Rev. Forrest Ferguson - Minister of Ministry
[email protected] 706.498.2225
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Full game schedule
Dear Cornerstone Family,
We begin the New Year running. The first weekend our Youth are attending the MOVE
Conference in Athens; our College & Career (Singles 1) are in Atlanta at the Passion
Conference; and on the first Sunday, the Men’s Ministry Breakfast at 8:00 AM begins the
day and we conclude our day with the Lord’s Supper worship at 6:30 PM.
Someone each month looks at our calendar and comments about how full it is or how busy we
are. The truth is that for us the January calendar is normal - we are involved in His Kingdom work
with ever age group in our church and in every segment of the ministry; therefore, the calendar is full.
A “Night of Hope” on Sunday, January 18 will feature and be led by Buddy Mullins, a recent
inductee into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Buddy has a heart for missions and works with and
through Hope for the World. The Sheltons (India) and the Bannisters (Honduras) both serve under
the Hope for the World umbrella. This “Night of Hope” will help us as Great Commission Christians
to have a knowledge of the work being accomplished around the world.
Yes, our calendar is full - from the MOVE Conference (2-3); Passion Conference (2-4); Men’s
Breakfast (4); Hebron Association Senior Adult Rally (15); Youth Connect Weekend (16-18); Sanctity
of Life Sunday (18); A Night of Hope Mission emphasis (18); the Right to Life March at the Capitol
in Atlanta (22); Ladies Brunch (24); and Ladies Gideon Bible Study (25 & 27); plus all of our weekly
and monthly activities and programs.
WOW! Just reading through them, I feel like I have run a marathon - Join the RACE and “press
toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14)
I love being . . .
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in the FLC.
If you have any questions, please contact
Jeff Hall at 706-436-1968
Sanctity of Life Sunday
Sunday, January 18, 2015
March for Life at the Capitol in Atlanta
Thursday, January 22 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Church bus will leave at 7:45 AM. If you plan
to go, please let Forrest Ferguson know as soon
as possible as we have people outside the
church that want to ride our bus.
Staff on Weekend Call
January 2 - 4
January 9 - 11
January 16 - 18
January 23 - 25
January 30 - Feb. 1
Terry G. Meeks
Deacons of the Week
Weeks of Jan. 1 - 15:
Weeks of Jan. 16 - 31:
AND THE LORD ADDED . . . .
The Women’s Ministry committee has been busy
planning for 2015. On Saturday, January 24th from
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, we will have our 2015 Kickoff in
the Worship followed by lunch. We invite ladies of all
ages and our Youth and College girls to come and see
what opportunities await for the new year.
We also will have a special guest, Starla Harbin of
Starlight Ministries. She will not only encourage us
through words but God has blessed her with a
phenomenal voice to share God’s Word through song.
This will be an event you will not want to miss!
Ladies Bible Study
Each Tuesday beginning January 27 to March 10
at 10:00 AM led by Teresa Waters and
each Sunday, January 26 to March 9 at 5:30 PM
led by Patti Roach
Priscilla Shirer’s “Gideon” Study
Books: $14.00 each
Ever feel insufficient? Could it be that your
weaknesses are the keys that unlock God's strength?
Through a look at the life of Gideon, you can discover
that instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape
your weaknesses, you can see them as the gifts,
given specifically and strategically by God to unlock
the door of God’s strength. Call the church office if
you are interested in this Bible Study so that we can
order the books.
Men’s Breakfast on January 4, 2015
in the Family Life Center at 8:00 AM.
Men will be providing the meal
on Wednesday, January 7th at 6:00 PM
Men’s Conference at Woodstock FBC
January 30 - 31, 2015
Tickets $65.00 and motel $65.00 $130.00Total
“What if God has placed everyone of us in different locations with different jobs and different gifts
around different people for the distinct purpose of every single one of us making disciples? What if
any follower of Christ could do this? What if every follower of Christ should do this? What if each of
us was purposefully sewing gospel threads into the fabric of everyday conversations? Every follower
of Christ knows who God is, what man’s ultimate problem is, who Jesus is and what He has done,
How someone can be saved and how important it is for people to be saved.
Let’s speak continually to the people around us about God as someone we know, love and worship.
Let’s put God’s character on display every day before people who may not yet believe in Him.”
~ David Platt
We will sacrificially make disciples through intentional relationships.
Tuesday mornings at 6:45 AM
in the upstairs Singles Class
led by Forrest Ferguson 706-498-2225.
WOMEN ON MISSIONS
Women on Missions Day Group
will meet on January 27 at 1:30 PM at Hart Care
to help with the Birthday Party for the residents.
Ladies, please bring the food items you
agreed to get for the party.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Rec’d to Date:
Pray about your gift to
Cornerstone Kids 4 Christ
We have Children’s Church for the 1st - 5th Grade on the
2nd & 4th Sunday of each month. Our children will stay
in the Worship Center until the offering and then go
to upstairs Choir Room with their teachers.
January 11 “Why Do We Worship?”
January 25 “Where Do We get the Words of our Songs”
We will show the songs we sing are inspired from God’s Word.
We will continue every Sunday our Preschool Church for the
3 Year Olds to Kindergarten and Nursery for Birth to Toddlers.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Covered Dish Lunch in the Family Life Center
We will be planning activities for the new year.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Need Volunteers at 8:00 AM
Distribution of Food at 9:00 AM
Thanks to all of my church family for the prayers, cards, visits, and
many phone calls and offers of meals for Jimmie as he is recovering
from a heart attack. We love you all.
God bless you all.
Sue & Jimmie Bowman
Dear Cornerstone Family,
No one can easily explain what replacing one body part does to the
other parts! You wonder if you’ll ever be “abnormal” again.
In the midst of it all, I kept my faith in Sweet Jesus knowing before a
word was spoken He knew it completely. He also knows my love and
appreciation for my pastor and church family. He also knows after
going to rehab I have a more thankful heart to be able to fill the pew
and worship. Thank you for everything!!
Mary Jo Shiflet
Dear Brother Terry and Cornerstone Family,
Today, we received the letter informing us of the increase of support
for us as we serve under the accountability of Hope the World
Ministries in India. We are truly thankful for our church family, our
sending church for supporting us, praying for us, and encouraging us.
God has surely placed us in one of the most loving churches anywhere.
Wherever we go in India, we tell them that we are part of Cornerstone
Baptist Church in Hartwell, GA. Thank you for loving and supporting us
from the beginning of our journey. There have been times when we have
“wanted” to quit, but God didn’t call us to quit. Even in time of hurt and
pain and just plain exhaustion, Cornerstone has been faithful to pray for
us, to give, and to encourage us and spur us on. We are truly thankful to
you all and we praise God for all of you as we, together, reach out and
beyond to reach India and those here for Christ. We love you guys.
Love, Peace, and Grace,
Riley & Debbie Shelton
Dear Bro. Terry and Cornerstone,
Thank you so much for your support in the past and your willingness
to continue giving in 2015. We appreciate your prayers and encouragement to our jail ministry. We love you and may God bless each of you.
Love in Christ,
Dale & Connie Carson
Dear Cornerstone Baptist Members,
Thank you for packing so many shoebox gifts. I love your passion
to empower pastors around the world and bring joy to so many children.
Many of the boxes processed in Atlanta are headed to India. This year
we have 2.8 million children in the Greatest Journey 12-Week Bible
Study. Next year we hope to have 4 million in the study. The harvest is
becoming the harvestors - Thanks to you!
Area Church Relations
for Samaritan’s Purse