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1055 Gold Hill Road;
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Jeff Trotter

Steve Miller

Chad Garrett
Missionary in Residence

Dave Beels

Keith Franklin

Mark Inness

Brett Pharr

Tommie Washington

Eric Bitting

Deanna Miller

Tracy VanHamme

January 13, 2019

Opportunities in 2019

Opportunities to grow spiritually abound in 2019 at Gold Hill Road. The Elders have sanctioned many events and seminars to aid us in our walk with God. We can only fault ourselves if we do not participate or take advantage of the many ways in which we can grow closer to God, one another, and increase our service and dedication to Jesus Christ.

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,  so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light (Colossians 1:9-12).

January 26-27

Digital Parenting with Chad Landman. Anyone who uses the internet will benefit from this seminar.

January 27

Digital Evangelism with Robert Hatfield speaking at 4 pm and also at our evening service.

March 9

Men’s Day with David Shannon and other speakers. This work of the Charlotte Avenue congregation is hosted here at GHR.  It is a wonderful time of fellowship for brothers in Christ.

April 18-21

Lads to Leaders Convention in Nashville.

May 4-5

Identity Matters with Greg Tidwell and Hugh Fulford. Our identity as God’s people is outlined in the Bible very clearly.  We need to be reminded of who we are and what we are all about.

July 21-24 

Morality in an Age of Corruptionseminar with David Powell teaching.

August 30-September 1   

Legacy: Living Beyond Ourselves” Family Event on Labor Day Weekend with Lonnie Jones and Ben Hayes

Other events surrounding our youth, our seniors, and everyone in between; service projects, Bible studies, benevolence opportunities, mission works, and day to day service in the name of Christ can be expected throughout our membership in 2019.

Let’s commit ourselves and our families to be active and involved in the many good works we have before us.  May we serve and live each day with a peaceful and loving disposition.

Steve Miller

AM 396
PM 187


Weekly Budget:


Mike Collins
Mark Walker

Jamie Ridenour

Digital Ministry
Aaron Knight

William Ireland
Bob Mantie

Hampton Hager
Rocky Thompson

Gilbert Shelton
Tommie Washington

Marty Rosener

Josh Buchanan
Sandy Cherry
Chuck Dohm
Greg Gross

Matt Ibbetson

Jake Hunter
Justin Powell
Barry VanHamme

Clay Batts
Brian Coats
Eric Bitting
Eric Haskin

Family News


Beginning in 2019 the Elders will be doing the Sunday Announcements, rotating duties each month.

2019 Devotional Books

The Elders have  provided us with a 2019 devotional study book. Pick up your copy in the foyer.

New Member

Welcome to Ben Burnett who has been worshipping with us for sometime, his address is: 7905 Waterway Drive NW Apt # 211; Concord, NC 28027; 404.775.0634; burnetteben@yahoo.com.

In The Air Force

Gracie Bannister had a rapid opportunity to study in the field of her choosing and left the first of this past week for basic training in the air force. We will share her address later as we receive it.

Area Worship Tonight

As the area has done from time to time, there is another area worship tonight hosted by the University Church in Charlotte.  As many as are able are encouraged to attend; Jeff will be doing the preaching there. There will be a regular service here tonight, Tommie Washington will be doing the preaching.

Autumn Leaves Worship Service

We conduct a service each Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm at the Autumn Leaves memory care facility next door. See Mark Walker with questions.

Photo Collection For Jeff & Mary Alice Retirement

We would like to collect photos of members and events from the past 22 years at Gold Hill Road. If you have photos to share please deliver hard copies to Marty Rosener or Tod Grizzell or send electronic copies to:  gh4pictures@gmail.com  Please include a brief description of who, what and when with the each photo.

Dave Ramsey/ Financial Peace

Alan and Amy Jopson will be facilitating Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University beginning Monday, January 28th for 9 weeks. Classes will be held in the downstairs adult classroom starting at 7:00 PM.  Please see Alan or Amy if interested.

Baby Shower

There will be a baby shower honoring Kelsey O’Donovan Sunday, February 10th from 4-5:30 here at the building. Ben & Kelsey are expecting a boy; she is registered on Amazon.

New Horizons Bible Study

Wednesday’s at 1:00 pm there is a Bible study here at the building for all of those in the New Horizons Care Group. This will be an ongoing Bible Study at 1:00 for the foreseeable future. Anyone is welcome, but is especially designed for our seniors who may have challenges getting out at night.  See Keith Franklin with questions.

Wednesday Evening Fellowship

We will have our next Wednesday evening fellowship dinner January 30th from 6:00 to 6:50 pm.  Lasagna and mac & cheese will be served.  Please join us for a meal and fellowship followed by our midweek bible study at 7:00.  Friends and family are encouraged to attend.

Save The Date Jeff / Mary Alice Retirement

Sunday February 10th, following morning services,  Catered luncheon to honor and thank Jeff and Mary Alice Trotter for their many years of dedicated service to the congregation and community.

Digital Parenting Seminar

Digital parenting seminar January 26 & 27th with speaker Chad Landman. Additionally, Robert Hatfield will be conducting a special afternoon session on Sunday at 4:00 pm on Digital Evangelism and will preach our pm service. Sign up on the bulletin board!


  • Reagan Hunter had successful outpatient surgery on Monday. They were able to remove scar tissue from previous knee surgery.
  • Ethan Washington was released from the hospital this past Tuesday night and is feeling much better.
  • Ed Wampler was released from the hospital this past Wednesday and will continue to recover at home.
  • Ann DeJarnett continues to face challenges with her recurring hip problem.
  • Remember Chad as he is in Kenya until January 18.
  • Tim Bannister has begun a stem cell process.
  • Sandy Ibbetson recently received good news on her latest scan.
  • Roger & Cathy Craig’s daughter had cancer surgery this past Wednesday and did well. She will need some follow up radiation treatments.
  • The mother’s of Barb Arbaugh, Rodney Grant, Alan Jopson, Jim Passmore, Len Patterson, Ron Shepherd, and Mark Walker, are all dealing with various health issues.
  • The father’s of Jerry Brooks, Greg Gross, Jake Hunter, and William Ireland, are all dealing with various health issues.
  • Linda Hill’s parents are having some health challenges.

Please remember our Shut-Ins in your daily prayers:

Gloria Girard,  Jimmie Greene, Ruby Lett, and Lois Viera.

  • Angela Buchanan’s cousin, Erica Jackson has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She is only 30 and this is the third time for her to receive some form of cancer treatment.
  • Roger Craig’s sister, Trisha Hudson, has a non-treatable lung disease and asks for our prayers.
  • Catherine Inness’ friend Max’s father suffered a major heart attack. Surgery is planned as soon as he is strong enough.
  • Gloria Girard’s sister has been diagnosed with cancer, and is in very poor health.
  • Len Patterson’s co-worker, Alicia Williford who has cancer.
  • Sympathy to Loretta Epps on the passing of her brother, Curtis Tillman. His memorial service was this past Thursday.
  • Sympathy to Glenda Hood and family on the passing of her father Glen Martin. His funeral was yesterday. This follows the funeral for her mother this past Monday.
  • Gail Barry’s memorial service took place yesterday in Massachusetts.

Sermons & Classes

Sunday Winter  Quarter Classes (December 2)                                                     

Sunday Adult Auditorium:

Joshua/ D. Beels, E. Bitting, K. Franklin

Adult Downstairs:

Bible Boot Camp/ Brett Pharr

W/C Room: Man– Up/ Steve Miller

Library: College/ Jake Hunter 

Wednesday Winter Quarter Classes  (December 5)

Wednesday Adult Auditorium:

Philippians/ M. Guy, G. Shelton, T. Washington

Adult Downstairs:

Bible Boot Camp/ Brett Pharr

Schedule of Services

Sunday Bible School
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sunday Morning Worship
10:30 am
Sunday Evening Worship
6:00 pm
Wednesday Bible Study
7:00 pm

Care Groups

1: Singles / Couples w/out children
Leader: Grant Alumbaugh & Andrew Chaney

2: Families w/ infants – Pre K
Leader: Jason Harvey & Clay Batts

3: Families w/ children K – 5th grade
Leader: Hampton Hager

4: Families w/ children 6th – 12th grade
Leader: William Ireland

5: Empty Nesters
Leader: Jerry Brooks

6: Seniors

GHR Website:

LEAD Institute Website:

Women’s Connection:

Password: church / Recipient last name

Today (1/13)

Scripture: Andrew Ibetson
Preside Table: Greg Gross

1 Assist: Wayne Cherry
2 Assist: Paul Chesney
3 Assist: Mike Collins
4 Assist: Roger Craig
5 Assist: Kris Eddy
6 Assist: Paul Folger
7 Assist: Mike Ford
8 Assist: Tim Fuqua
9 Assist: Wesley Fuqua
10 Assist: Barry George
11 Assist: Mike Goodnight
12 Assist: Rod Greene
13 Assist: Hampton Hager

Opening Prayer: Chuck Dohm
Closing Prayer: Jason Harvey
Usher: Grant Alumbaugh & Jerry Brooks
Greeters Up: T & C Grizzell
Greeters Down: W & D Ireland
Singing: William Ireland
Nursery: Carol Lambert
Brianna Lambert
A/V: Justin Powell

Sunday Night
Singing: Tommie Washington
Scripture: Eric Haskin
Opening Prayer: Michael Hogan
Closing Prayer: Chris Hollandsworth
Lord’s Supper: Matt Ibetson
Nursery: Tracy VanHamme

Singing: Connor Gross
Closing Prayer: Mark Ibbetson
Comm. Prep.: Shepherd
Pickup Cups: Kindergartners

Next Week (1/20)

Scripture: Ethan Haskin
Preside Table: William Ireland

1 Assist: Jason Harvey
2 Assist: Eric Haskin
3 Assist: Michael Hogan
4 Assist: Chris Hollandsworth
5 Assist: Ross Hysmith
6 Assist: Matt Ibbetson
7 Assist: Mark Ibbetson
8 Assist: Roy Jeffers
9 Assist: Asa Jopson
10 Assist: Rusty Kalenza
11 Assist: Bryan Kite
12 Assist: Aaron Knight
13 Assist: Royce Knox

Opening Prayer: Alan Jopson
Closing Prayer: Bentley Janes
Usher: Mike Ford & Brian Moss
Greeters Up: E & P Wampler
Greeters Down: P & D Lieck
Singing: Ben O’Donovan
Nursery: Chloe Walker
Sophie Walker
A/V: Tod Grizzell

Sunday Night
Singing: Connor Gross
Scripture: Roy Jeffers
Opening Prayer: Bryan Kite
Closing Prayer: Aaron Knight
Lord’s Supper: Bob Mantie
Nursery: Leila Washington

Singing: Asa Jopson
Closing Prayer: Steve Loiselle
Comm. Prep.: Shepherd
Pickup Cups: Kindergartners


CBC Winter Camp

Winter Camp at Carolina Bible Camp is next weekend Jan 18-21. Please sign up if you plan to ride in the van with the group. Showtime at 5:15 leaving at 5:30. Have dinner or bring a snack with you.  Please see Eric Haskin with questions.

Lads 2 Leaders

All families involved with L2L need to check- in with Josh, Grant and Clay either Sunday January 20th or 27th from 5-545 downstairs to make sure your children’s events and hotel nights are correct

Lads 2 Leaders Art Says It

If you signed up for Art Says It, we will have a day of art January 19 from 9-3.  Lunch will be included.  You should have received an email from Renee Miller.  If you haven’t, please see her for details.  If you are able to help that day, please see Renee

St. Andrews Road Bible Bowl

We would like to get teams together for the South Carolina Bible Bowl to be held at St. Andrews Road Church of Christ in Columbia, SC on Saturday, February 16th, 2019. There are separate divisions for children and adult participants. The questions will be asked from Exodus ch. 1-20 (NKJV). If you have interest in participating in this event, please see Matt Guy.