News and Worship
Our weekly announcements are e-mailed weekly on Tuesdays. Our monthly newsletter is mailed at the end of the prior month. If you would like to be added to the e-mail or physical mailing lists, contact the Church Office.
Worship services in the Sanctuary have restarted. Call the Church Office to 'save your spot' for either our 9:00 am or 11:00 am service. Services will continue to be available online on our YouTube channel.
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To remain faithful during this time of uncertainty, you can continue to support your church and it's outreach through our on-line giving by clicking the give button,
or you can mail your giving to:
P. O. Box 541, Bainbridge, GA 39818.
To pay Mother's Morning Out and The Learning Corner tuition payments on line, click the button below.
Sunday, September 20
9:00 am - Early Worship in the Sanctuary (Call to 'save your spot' by Thursday at noon (229-246-1864). Please enter through the Florida Street door.)
9:00 am - ZOOM Adult Sunday School
10:00 am - Youth, Children and the Mildred Thigpen Sunday School classes meet in their regular classroom. Adult Sunday School meets in the J O Smith Building.
11:00 am - Worship in the Sanctuary (Call to 'save your spot' by Thursday at noon (229-246-1864). Please enter through the Florida Street door.)
3:00 pm - Handbell Choir Rehearsal
4:30 pm - Youth Choir Rehearsal
We are making some adjustments to worship to be sure we can continue to worship together without interruption as well as make room for more people. The first adjustment is to encourage you to wear your mask at all times in the buildings. With more people coming, we have to be more careful with each other. When we met previously in the summer many of us got into the habit of removing masks during worship once everyone was seated. At that time there was easily 25-30 feet between families. Masks seemed more burdensome than helpful. This is no longer true. While our sanctuary continues to be arranged for social distancing with the number of people attending last week and moving about the building for Sunday School it is simply not possible to maintain appropriate distance at all times. We are grateful for your cooperation so we can continue to worship together and ensure that the only thing we spread among one another is the love of God! Hope to see (half ) your face again on Sunday!
Wednesday Night Dinner Resumes in October
Beginning October 7, Wednesday Night Dinner will take on a new form. In order to connect with as much of our congregation as possible, we will offer Wednesday Night Dinner for Pick Up and delivery. Participating in Pick Up meals allows you to enjoy a delicious home cooked meal each week and feel the love your church family has for you. Volunteering to deliver a meal allows us to extend this ministry in ways never possible before. Delivering a meal ensures that even more of our congregation stays connected to one another. Ordering a meal for delivery helps us have enough participation for this effort to be successful. For the first few weeks, parents of children and youth who are participating in their activities will be invited to eat in the J O Smith building. These weeks will give us the opportunity to develop our protocols for Wednesday Fellowship Dinner and determine our capacity. You can make reservation now. Signing up early helps us greatly. You can make reservations for the whole month, but this is not required. Please make any payments in October. You can pay online, by mail or through the church office. Sign up by clicking here https://forms.gle/456rY6YeSgSuHcYx9 or call the church office.
Charge Conference - September 20
Charge Conference for our cluster will be September 20 at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom (but NOT our usual ZOOM meeting). For the log in credentials, contact the Church Office.
Hurricane Laura Relief and Recovery
Give. Give to relief and recovery efforts.
The Epworth By The Sea campus will be closed to the general public beginning September 22, 2020 until January 1, 2021. If you had activities scheduled or were planning to go there, contact the facility to check the status of your event or reservation (912-638-8688). Due to Covid-19 restrictions, EBTS will be sequestering the personnel critical to the removal of the Golden Ray shipwreck. The Golden Ray is the ship that capsized in the Brunswick channel last year (ssiresponse.com).
Food Bank Schedule
The Food Bank is open during our regular schedule of Tuesday mornings, for one hour from 9:00 a.m. until 10: 00 a.m. The Food Bank operates out of the Adult Sunday School Building, 232 W. Shotwell Street.
Christian Fellowship Dinners
CFD's have been suspended until sometime in October.
Christian Fellowship Dinners usually meet at 6:00 p.m. in the J. O. Smith Building.
Children up through age 3 – no cost Children ages 4-10 - $5.00
Ages 11-64 - $7.00 Ages 65 and over - $5.00
Immediate Family limit - $22.00
Mother’s Morning Out / The Learning Corner
Mother’s Morning Out/The Learning Corner restarted on Wednesday, September 9. MMO serves children ages 12-24 months. TLC serves children ages 2-4 years old. They both are meeting on Mondays, and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Our TLC Program serves as an educational playschool.
Cub Scout Pack #519
K-2nd grade meet on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 3rd-5th grade meet on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Reserve your spot by contacting Margueritte Jackson (MJ). If you do not have MJ's contact info, call the Church Office to get it.
If you are not a registered Scout and want to join, contact MJ to join. HERE to go to the Scout page.
Join the 12:19 prayer movement
The coronavirus is also known as COVID-19. This has led to discussion among churches and pastors about inviting us to pray together at 12:19 p.m. each day. Let us join together in praying for: the researchers who are working for a cure, the medical personnel who are on the front lines of this fight, those whose jobs are in jeopardy, those in particularly vulnerable groups, the business owners who are living with financial uncertainty, and our churches as we seek to bring hope through Jesus Christ. Wherever you are at 12:19 p.m. each day, Bishop Bryan and the Cabinet ask you to join us in this prayer movement.
Deeply Rooted Revival
Our “Deeply Rooted: Nurturing Faith for the Transformation of the World” worship revival originally scheduled for Sunday, April 26, through Tuesday, April 28 has been rescheduled to October of 2021. We have great speakers and music lined up to help provide for a wonderful gathering! Mark your calendars now! You don’t want to miss this!