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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

November 18, 2018

Give Thanks

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

“For what thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God” 1 Thessalonians 3:9).

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful” (Colossians 3:15).

✓ Remember to say thank you to everyone who performs a small courtesy like opening a door.

✓ Smile at every cashier, bank teller and busboy and say “thank you.” The effects of

gratitude are contagious. When you show it to others, they will immediately mirror it

back to you.

✓ Find a reason every day to say thank you to the most significant people in your life —

your family. Gratitude can have a profound impact on your household.

✓ Thank your children for doing their chores. It recognizes their efforts and models

polite behavior.

✓ For one week, thank your spouse for all the good things she or he does without

complaining about all the things you would like them to do. You’ll find gratitude is a great way to rekindle the love you have and keep it burning.

✓ Start your day by saying “thank you” to God for at least three things. Take a moment to feel the appreciation as you say them. When you establish an attitude of gratitude at the beginning of your day, you’re also setting up the conditions for the kind of day you are going to have — a happier one.

✓ When something painful happens, think of three things that resulted from this event

for which you can honestly be grateful. This is hard to do, but finding the good in the bad motivates you to keep going when you might be tempted to give up. It also prevents you from seeing the bad as being worse than it is.

✓ When you find yourself thinking negative thoughts about your life or who you are, stop and find three things about yourself for which you are grateful. Interrupting your destructive self-talk with gratitude helps to build your confidence instead of tearing it down. 

Most importantly

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name” (Psalm 100:4)!

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).

Steve Miller

AM 361
PM 157


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

Receiving News & Updates

We have some exciting things coming up in the near future, and we want to be able to tell you about them as they happen. If you haven’t already, PLEASE join our email list today. It’s easy.  From your cell phone, just text the word “church” to 345345. We look forward to sharing all of the great news with you!

Autumn Leaves Worship Service

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

Food /Coat Drive Success

We are thankful for all those who have contributed in various ways to our annual Thanksgiving food and coat giveaway. It is as much a  blessing to us  to be able to give to our community. Pray for the individuals we were able to assist.

Bible Boot Camp Graduation

The 3rd- 5th grade classes have been going through a 13 week Bible Boot Camp. They will be graduating on Wednesday November 28th at 6:15. They would love for you to see what they have learned! EVERYONE is welcome. Parents please have your children at the building 6 o’clock sharp! The soldiers will be fed dinner after the graduation. If you have any questions please see Nancy Pharr

SECH Christmas Collection

Gifts are due by November 25.  Please include the child’s name with the gift and place in the bins by the men’s restroom.  See Renee Miller or Angie Bedford with and questions.

Save The Date Holiday Congregational Fellowship

Our holiday congregational fellowship potluck dinner will be Sunday December 16th following morning services.

Wednesday Fellowship Dinner

Please note, there will be no Wednesday evening fellowship dinner during the months of November and December.

Ladies Christmas Tea

Please join us for a Ladies’ Christmas Tea Saturday, December 1st from 2-4 pm at the home of PJ Inness, 351 Heritage Blvd. Fort Mill, SC 29715 ***In lieu of a gift exchange, please bring gift cards for the Southeastern Children’s Home. (Suggested amount=$10.Suggested places=Walmart, Target, Food Lion, Bi-Lo, etc.) Sign up in the Foyer.

Save The Date Digital Parenting Seminar

We will be having a digital parenting seminar January 26 & 27the with speaker Chad Landham. Make plans to attend this seminar now. Details coming soon.


  • Garry Burkhammer continues to recover at home.
  • Ann DeJarnett is at Wellmore/ Tega Cay receiving therapy for her recurring hip problem.
  • Walter VonHelms will have back surgery December 12th.
  • Irene Miller continues to consult Dr.’s for her back which continues to cause her pain.
  • Tim Bannister has begun his third series of treatments. It is hoped after the fourth he will receive a stem cell transplant.
  • Sandy Ibbetson continues her treatments.
  • Ken McCullough’s father is hospitalized and is in declining health.
  • Jake Hunter’s father has been hospitalized with an infection.
  • Chloe Walker’s father is hospitalized with an infection.
  • Susan Nunn’s grandmother had recent surgery and while still very ill is making some progress.
  • Ed McClellan’s 2nd cousin has been diagnosed with epilepsy thought to be treatable with medicine.

Please remember our Shut-Ins in your daily prayers:

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

  • The mother’s of Barb Arbaugh, Rodney Grant, Linda Hill, 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, Michelle Hicks, Linda Hill, Jake Hunter, William Ireland, and Anthony Overton, are all dealing with various health issues.
  • 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.
  • Len Patterson’s co-worker, Alicia Williford has cancer and has been given 2-3 years to live.
  • Our sympathy to Bonnie Hunter on the passing of her Uncle, Paul LaFountain in Vermont.
  • Angela Buchanan’s grandmother, Adeline Register passed away. Visitation will be Sunday and the funeral Monday in Belington, WV.

Sermons & Classes

Sunday Fall Quarter Classes (September 2)                                                   

Sunday Adult Auditorium:

Questions From the Bible/ Jeff Trotter

Adult Downstairs:

Young Adult Class/ Mark Inness, Brett Pharr

Seed Sowers/ Chad Garrett

Wednesday Summer Quarter Classes  (September 5)

Wednesday Adult Auditorium:

Sayings Of Jesus/ Steve Miller

Adult Downstairs:

Prepared/ Ladies Class (various teachers)

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 (11/18)

Scripture: DJ Taylor
Preside Table: Tim Mastenbrok

1 Assist: Roger Whytsell
2 Assist: Jimmy Williams
3 Assist: Derrick Williamson
4 Assist: Jeff Willis
5 Assist: Augustine Akyaw
6 Assist: David Andrews
7 Assist: Daniel Beels
8 Assist: Rudolph Bishop
9 Assist: Cale Bradley
10 Assist: Jeff Bramlet
11 Assist: Jerry Brooks
12 Assist: Brian Buchanan
13 Assist: Andrew Chaney

Opening Prayer: Alan Jopson
Closing Prayer: Matt Guy
Usher: Jamie Ridenour & Josh Buchanan
Greeters Up: M. Hicks & DJ
Greeters Down: E & A Haskin
Singing: Brett Pharr
Nursery: C & Kelly Hunter
Reagan Hunter
A/V: Justin Powell

Sunday Night
Singing: Brian Moss
Scripture: Joe Manning
Opening Prayer: Brian Moss
Closing Prayer: Ken McCullough
Lord’s Supper: Mike Collins
Nursery: Velma Langford

Singing: Connor Gross
Closing Prayer: Roger Craig
Comm. Prep.: Slauson
Pickup Cups: Kindergartners

Next Week (11/25)

Scripture: Will Bramlet
Preside Table: Alexander Banniser

1 Assist: Wayne Cherry
2 Assist: Paul Chesney
3 Assist: Mike Collins
4 Assist: Roger Craig
5 Assist: Chuck Dohm
6 Assist: Kris Eddy
7 Assist: Bob Epps
8 Assist: Paul Folger
9 Assist: Mike Ford
10 Assist: Alex Franklin
11 Assist: Tim Fuqua
12 Assist: Wesley Fuqua
13 Assist: Barry George

Opening Prayer: Aaron Knight
Closing Prayer: Mike Goodnight
Usher: Ed McClellan & Eric Bitting
Greeters Up: L Becker
Greeters Down: C & S Dohm
Singing: Jake Hunter
Nursery: Chloe Walker
Sophie Walker
A/V: Tod Grizzell

Sunday Night
Singing: Connor Gross
Scripture: Ron Shepherd
Opening Prayer: Bob Mantie
Closing Prayer: John Wade
Lord’s Supper: Rod Greene
Nursery: Shawna Harvey

Singing: Shawn Slauson
Closing Prayer: Greg Gross
Comm. Prep.: Slauson
Pickup Cups: Kindergartners


Save The Date Kannapolis Lock In

Save the date for the Kannapolis COC annual lock-in – This is held at the Kannapolis YMCA December 7-8 8 pm to 6 am.  See Eric Haskin with questions.

Save The Date Middle/High Christmas Party

Middle and High schoolers save the date for a Christmas party Friday, December 14 at the home of the Gross’. Snacks provided (eat a meal before you come). Details coming soon.