Welcome from Pastor Mark Burgess
I bring a passion for leading the church to reach out to people who do not yet know a loving relationship with God. God’s ministry through us has been vibrant and joy filled where-ever we have been. If you need to be reminded how much God really loves you, if you are weighted down from the burdens and wounds of life, or if you just need to hear a hope filled message of Divine grace, come check us out one Sunday at 8:30 am in the main Sanctuary (our casual service), 9:45 am in the MAC (our contemporary service) or 11:00 am in the main Sanctuary (our traditional service.) I will be there ready to greet you along with many other friendly faces - but most importantly - God will be there too! Jesus said, “Come and see!”
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Worship is our chance to forget ourselves and come together to minister to others in worship and praise to our Creator and Savior. We have three distinct worship services to help you find your place. Whichever style of worship and music helps you to feel God’s presence, we invite you to join us this Sunday as we join together to draw near to God.
Services are aired on Cable Channel 4 on a one-week delay. Broadcast times are Sundays at 9:00 am and 8:30 pm. You can also view messages here at our website.
Casual Traditional Worship
location: Main Sanctuary
Are you an early riser? Come get filled with the love of God before you start your day. Dress is casual. We sing hymns from the traditional hymnal accompanied by piano.
location: the MAC
This is a non-traditional service driven by a Christian band in a “lighting controlled” worship setting. Come full of energy – leave in His Spirit. Dress is casual.
location: Main Sanctuary
The great hymns of the church, sung to the rich full sound of the organ, unite us in the spirit of worship & praise. This is a more traditional worship. Dress ranges from casual to dressy. Communion served the 1st Sunday of the month. Children’s Church for 6th grade and under.
Loving Nursery is always available all Sunday morning for infants and toddlers. The nurseries are the rooms in the upper level of the West Wing (the end of the building closest to town). You are required to check your child in and out with our nursery staff. Parent beepers are available. If your older children head out to Children’s Church during the service, you can pick them up in the lower level of the West Wing.
Sunday School Schedule
8:30 am Adult Classes
- Bible Study class, Mike Cloyd is teacher, beginning with a study of Acts, will meet in the conference room (across from the office).
9:45 am Adult Classes
- Fidelis Class: Bud Akins is the facilitator. This class uses Cokesbury’s seasonal curriculum. Richard Hoibraten, Hugh Stone, Mary Carol Akins, and Jerry Crubaugh are the teachers. This class meets in M-1, downstairs in the MAC.
- Friendship Class: Lamar Franklin, facilitator. Teachers are Benetta Cook, Jackie Franklin, Barbara Gleasure and Paula Myers. This class meets in M-3, downstairs in the MAC.
- Searchers Class: Rod Johnson is the teacher. This Bible study class uses the Genesis to Revelation study guides as a resource; they are currently studying Matthew. This class meets in the conference room (across from the office).
- To Be Determined Class: David Sutton is the facilitator. This class meets in M7.
11:00 am Adult Classes
- Joy Class: Kathy Johnson is the teacher. This class is a Bible study. They are currently studying Matthew. This class meets in M-0, the large meeting room downstairs in the MAC.
Youth Classs at 11:00 am
The Youth meet downstairs in the MAC youth rooms (smaller rooms just off of the main Gathering Room) and are led by Camden Goddard, our youth director. We have a short devotion followed by discussion.
Children’s Sunday Activities
9:30am - 10:00 am FUNdamentals
Kids ~ come join us every Sunday morning from 9:30-10:00 am for the Sunday Edition of Fundamentals in the Fundamentals Room located downstairs in the Children’s Wing. Come hear cool Bible stories, play games, make a craft and enjoy awesome fellowship! Then at 10:00 am, you will move on to…
10:00 am - 10:45 am Sunday School
Children’s Sunday School is held in the Children’s Wing from 10:00 am - 10:45 am every Sunday. Caring teachers lovingly share their faith and friendship with the kids and have a fabulous time. The Children’s Classes are held in the west wing and are separated by age, beginning at nursery and up. Children may be dropped off at 9:30 am in the Fundamentals room downstairs in the west wing. They will have an activity and then be taken to Sunday School at 10 am.
11:00 am Children’s Church
Children’s Church is held every Sunday during the Traditional 11:00 service.
Wednesday Night Nurture
This is a time to develop deeper friendships and grow in your faith.
Wednesdays begin at 5:00, when the whole church gathers in the MAC to eat a delicious dinner together, prepared by our own volunteer teams. There is no charge but donations are appreciated. We request that you sign up by using the insert in the Sunday bulletin or calling the church office so that we can plan accordingly, but if you forgot to sign up - please come anyway!
At 6:00 pm, everyone moves out to their own special programs, including a Bible Study for adults in the sanctuary, adult handbells in the Fellowship Hall, Children’s programs, and youth programs led by Camden Goddard. A nursery is available in the West Wing.
If you are a singer, plan to stay for choir rehearsal at 7:00 pm in the choir room. Everyone is welcome and there is no need to audition.
How do you find us?
Address: 938 Highway 515
Blairsville GA 30512
Interested in becoming a member?
938 Highway 515
Blairsville GA 30512
8:30 am Casual
9:45 am Contemporary
11:00 am Traditional
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Bible Study