Sunday, October 12, 2008

Announcements - 12 Oct 2008

Tennessee Valley Presbytery meets Tues., 9 am – 4 pm, Oct. 14 at Christ Covenant in Knoxville. Please pray for the work of presbytery.

Sr. High Girls Bible study begins Tues., Oct. 14., 7-8:30 pm at Alli’s house. Talk to Shanna for more info.

The Annual Harvest Party is Sat., Oct. 25, 6 pm at Linda Summer’s house. There is a Chili Cook-off (you can be the Chili King!).

Tuesday, Oct. 28, there will be a New Members Class. Please sign up by calling the church office.

If you are in charge of a Highlands ministry, please turn your budget requests into the church office.

If you are interested in a 10-week support and recovery group for women who’ve suffered sexual abuse, please call Alisa at 706-638-3041 or email:

Our weekly budget is $3,289. Last month’s average was $2,041. We are at 92% of budgeted giving for the year ($10,782 behind).

I think God has exhibited us preachers as last of all in the world. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but professionals are wise. We are weak, but professionals are strong. Professionals are held in honor; we are in disrepute. We do not try to secure a professional lifestyle, but we are ready to hunger and thirst and be ill-clad and homeless. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become the refuse of the world, the offscouring of all things (1 Cor. 4:9-13). Or have we?

John Piper, Brothers, We are Not Professionals