A Newsletter of Cornerstone Baptist Church
In Cherry Log, Georgia
October 5, 2015
October is pastor appreciation month
The month of October is Pastor Appreciation Month. We are so blessed to have Pastor Paul and Janice with us here at Cornerstone. In fact, this month marks their 15 year anniversary of being at Cornerstone. Thank you, Pastor Paul and Janice for all you do to minister to us and lead us in our walk in faith.
NEW WEDNESDAY NIGHT STUDY BEGINS ON 10/14 AT 6:30
We will study the first guidelines for worship that God gave to Israel through THE TABERNACLE. This will be a Video presentation for a part of the hour and a discussion of the lesson afterwards. The Tabernacle is in part a prophecy of the Messiah. We will be enriched in our understanding of worship as we progress in this study.
FALL WEDNESDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE
3:00 Music Lessons with Bonnie
4:00 Appointments with the Pastor (Anyone who wishes to talk to
Pastor may make an appointment)
6:00 iMinistry to Children & Youth
Theme: Developing A Christian World View
6:30 Prayer Meeting and Bible Study For Adults
7:30 Choir Practice
TIME TO PLANT OUR MEMORY AND PRAYER GARDEN
Have you noticed that our Memory Garden is taking shape? If you look on the right side of our church you will see. Evelyn Yana’s memorial bench is now in place. We are beginning the planning of getting landscaping done. With the help of our congregation, we hope to have shrubs and plants from your own yard to fill in the garden. If you would like to donate a shrub or plant, please let Pastor Paul or Jewell know. Now is a good time to transplant.
More than one-third (33.4 percent) of the 7.3 billion people on Earth are Christians. That’s up from 32.4 percent in 2000. By 2050, when the world population is expected to top 9.5 billion people, 36 percent will be Christians. This positive outlook is due to the explosive growth in Africa and Asia.
Support for same-sex marriage is strongest among Unitarian Universalists, at 94 percent, and Buddhists, at 84 percent. More than three fourths of Jews and the unchurched are in favor. White mainline Protestants (62 percent), Six in Ten Catholics, 56 percent of Orthodox Christians, and 55 percent of Hindus say they are in favor.
Opposition is in the majority for Mormons (68 percent), Hispanic Protestants (58 percent), Black Protestants (58 percent), and Muslims (51 percent), White Evangelical Baptists (72 percent).
Overall, 54 percent of Americans are in favor, and 38 percent are opposed. (Source: PublicReligion.org)
NO SUPPER ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7TH
This is the Fall break for the Gilmer County School system and we will not have youth and children’s activities. We will have Adult Bible Study at 6:30 and Choir at 7:30.
We have designated the week of September 27 - October 4 to focus on our mission work in Georgia. On Sunday, you will be given a Prayer Guide to pray for the work that our 3600 Southern Baptist Churches are doing to reach the people of Georgia for Christ. We will also receive an offering to help our state missionaries reach the 7.1 million people in Georgia who don’t know Christ. We are reminded that about 70% of the residents of Gilmer and Fannin Counties are unchurched. We have a mission field all around us. Prayer Guides and Offering Envelopes are available in the vestibule and fellowship hall.
CORNERSTONE IS COLLECTING GOODS FOR OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD.
We will be filling the shoe boxes on Nov.4th!
We are collecting toys (nothing war related), school supplies, hygiene items (no liquid), socks, hard candy and other
You may also donate money and we can shop for you.
There will be totes located in the church for collecting.
JOY CLUB PLANS OUTINGS
Tues Oct 13th we will be going to Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden in Summerville, GA. This humble God fearing man had a vision from God at the age of 59. From that day forward he followed God’s call to paint sacred art. He worked tirelessly day and night until he was called home at the age of 84, producing over 46,000 works of art and building a place of inspiration to continue his message long after his passing. Howard Finster had the strongest work ethic. He was re-purposing and recycling before recycling was cool. The admission cost is $3 per person, plus lunch cost and a few dollars for gas.
Also, on Tuesday October 27th the First Baptist Church of Ellijay is proud to present Senior Adult Celebration 2015. We will have a speaker, special music and lunch. The cost is $12. The church needs to know by October 1st how many of us are coming.
Please see Ms. Joy to sign up for both events.
MARYS AND MARTHAS
Affectionately known as the M & M's, this is a prayer and service women's group. Open to all women, we strive to uphold others in prayer and provide our Church with a variety of Outreach/Missions projects. We meet the 2nd. Thursday of each month at 10:30 at the Church. Afterwards we continue our fellowship with lunch! Please mark your calendars and plan on joining us, we have a busy year ahead!
The M & M's will be collecting BOX TOPS for EDUCATION for the next several months. These little coupons are found on a variety of General Mills product and earn cash for your schools. Please clip them and bring them to Church! There will be a small collection box in the Library.
BUDGET REPORT THROUGH 10/04/2015:
Budget Requirements $ 15,310.00
General Fund YTD $ 17,880.00
Designated Funds YTD $ 2,144.00
Total Receipts YTD $ 20,024.00
Sunday’s Offering: $ 4,563.00