HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY_____________
January 3 Leah Robinson January 3
January 5 Tonya Gudde Denton & Darlene Benson
January 10 Tristen (TJ) Connell January 15
January 10 Carla Humphries Gary & Betty Paddack
January 11 Becky Martin January 29
January 11 Terry Brown Gene & Nancy Edwards
January 11 Kevin Kephart
January 12 Robert Talley
January 15 Carson Agcopra
January 15 Michael Anderson
January 16 Diane Corwin
January 17 Kenneth Kephart If there is a smile in your heart,
January 20 Jaymie Swearingen your eyes will show it.
January 22 Margie Edwards
January 26 Toby Pennington
January 29 Judy Fitzgerel
January 29 Gene Edwards
WHAT HAPPENS IN US The strongest trees are always those that have weathered the greatest number of storms. The question is not what is happening to the tree, but what is happening in the tree. It is the same with us. It really doesn’t matter what happens to us, but it matters a great deal what happens in us.
DON’T FORGET: If you are still not attending church because of health concerns, Pastor Josh’s sermon is still on Facebook/YouTube each week. Also, please remember, for your convenience, you can mail your offering and prayer requests to the church. You can also bring them by during regular office hours. Tuesday-Friday, 8 AM-1PM.
During January, Bright Futures is asking for donations of facial tissues. Also, they are always in need of individually wrapped snacks, such as granola bars and crackers.
REST I just read an article about sickness. It mentioned the truism that one of the principles of healing is rest. If you are sick, you need to rest. The opposite is also true. People who are constantly pushing or being pushed, who work long hours and who are stressed out by trying to constantly meet various demands get sick. So, one of the best ways to stay well is to get rest. I don’t just mean 8 hours of sleep. We all vary and some do just fine on less. What we all need is time to ourselves. We need time to re-create our inner selves, time to communicate with our Creator and Father. We need time to remember who we are by creation and redemption. Anyone who is too busy to know God is too busy for their own good. If you have not been in touch with God lately, something is wrong. Take time to meet Him. It is the healthy thing to do. ---Pastor Jay L. Warren