August 27, 2023

Dear Higher Ground,

Progress! The worship center is coming together nicely as a result of your generous giving, prayers and a lot of hard work from multiple volunteers. By next Sunday, we should be looking at full completion of the carpeting and baseboards. We can check this off the list and move on to the next project which will likely be the start of trying to address the exterior needs for touch-up paint where it is peeling. As you know, this is a very unsightly problem that we are desperate to get rectified. Please pray that the Lord will lead us to the best option for accomplishing this task.
On September 10th, I’ll be starting a brand new sermon series from the book of Joshua! I anticipate being in this study for nine months up to a year. This great Old     Testament writing is full of adventure, victory, defeat, great characters and of course, a faithful, omnipotent God! I’m very excited about getting this one started in a couple of weeks. I encourage you to go ahead now and begin reading from Joshua…you should have time to read through it a couple of times before we get started.
We’re in the book of Philippians tonight as I’m preaching on the humiliation of Christ and the cross that he bore. I’ll see you back at 6:00 for the evening service.

For His Glory,
Pastor Richard

Young at Heart Ministry

All Senior adults are invited to join us for dinner at
Hale Springs Inn in Rogersville  
Friday, September 29th, at 6:00 pm 
This will be a catered buffet and we have to have a minimum of 50 in attendance. Sign-up is required and is available at the Welcome Center. Transportation is available and will leave the church promptly at 5:15 pm.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Please join us on Tuesdays at 10:00 am, in the Fellowship Hall, for Bible Study taught by Larry Anderson.

Anchored Men's Ministry

Men please join us for
Truth, Food, and Fellowship Night
 Monday, September 11th, at 6:00 pm
 Family Life Center Gym

 Please sign-up at the Welcome Center. Dinner will be available for $5 and can be paid for in advance at the Welcome Center.

Salt & Light Ladies Ministry

Please join us for
 Ladies Truth, Food, and Fellowship Night,
Tuesday, September 12th, at 6:00 pm
 Family Life Center Gym

Please sign-up at the Welcome Center. Dinner will be available for $5 and can be paid for in advance at the Welcome Center.
 Ladies Retreat in Pigeon Forge,
September 22-24th. Please stop by the South Welcome Center for paper work and packing information. Just a    reminder: money is due in full..

Ladies Bible Study

Please join us Wednesday, August 30th, at 6:30 pm, in the Family Life Center, Rm #B201, as we begin a new, ladies Bible Study - Lord Teach Me to Pray, led by Nicole Treadway and Sherry Pepin.
Please sign-up  at the Welcome Center.

Preschool & Children's Ministry


 There will be a meeting for ALL Nursery volunteers on Sunday, September 10th, immediately following the Morning Worship Service, in the Family Life Center Coffee Café.
If you are interested in joining a Nursery rotating team, information will be available.
Please plan to join us.

Care House Ministry

Food Pantry and Clothing Closet

Open Thursdays, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Donations will be accepted during this time. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Troy McPherson at 423-963-6829, or Gaines Faust at 423-863-7313.
We are in great need of boys, girls, and men's clothing of all sizes.



Gym, walking track, and exercise room
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Do you have prayer requests? Would you like to receive a copy of the daily Prayer Sheet? Do you have someone you would like to place on the Nursing Home/Assisted Living/Shut-In list? If so, please contact Penny at or by calling the Church Office at 423-245-3141.
Last Week's Giving Record
Tithes & Offering                                $  13,040.00                                   
Repair & Renew Fund Total$119,264.50
Last Week's Attendance
Morning Worship Service   36 0                                                                             
If you are not currently attending a Sunday School Class, we have classes for all ages. We would love to have you join us at 9:15 am.