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Community Safety:  We remain focused on the health and safety of our members, visitors and our communities. The CDC continues to revise their recommendations, regarding ALL vaccines so we encourage you to check with local healthcare agencies and your doctor if you are not feeling well and/or test positive for COVID, have flu-like symptoms or have been around someone who tests positive for COVID.

         You should always practice good handwashing at all the time. The CDC advises that COVID viruses will always be with us and continues to mutate, so we have to treat it the same as we do annual 'flu virus'. Please continue to check your temperature and if you are not feeling well stay home and contact your healthcare provider for instruction on what to do to feel better and protect others.
           Be safe and do not forget to check on your neighbors.   Please contact Roy Stephenson if you have any suggestions or questions regarding worship service, bible study classes and/or devotional.

           

Wednesday Bible Devotional 

        We changed the time of our Wednesday Bible Devotional Studies in accordance with daylight savings time.  During the fall and winter season, we will change back to 11:00 AM. Please continue to monitor this website and/or contact Roy Stephenson, Minister at (828) 557-8882 or email him at MurphyNCchurchofchrist@gmail.com if you have questions or suggestions about the classes. Roy Stephenson is scheduled for knee surgery on July 11th and during his absence as he recuperates we have temporarily canceled Wednesday devotional as of July 10, 2024.

            We hope the discussion topics will be challenging and enjoyable in helping us in our goal to Grow in Christ. Look forward to your participation. Feel free to tell others about how to join our class. If you have any special requests for the next series/topics, please contact Roy Stephenson. 


Sunday Morning Bible Study @ 9:30 am ​​

         As of January 7, 2024, Roy Stephenson announced that his goal is to study of all the books in the Bible.  He estimates this will take us through the next four years.  When you arrive for Bible study, you will be provided a handout. As noted above during Roy Stephenson's recuperation from knee surgery several of the men have volunteered to conduct Sunday Morning Bible Study and we have guest speakers providing Sunday Morning Worship sermons.

        After class time is allotted to fellowship before worship service begins.


Sunday Morning Worship service begins at 10:30 a.m.

​              Date                                          Sermon Title                                                    Scripture Reading​​​​​​   

May 5, 2024                                           Joshua and Jesus                                                Ephesians 6 : 10-13

May 12, 2024                                         A Mother's Heart                                                Luke 2: 41-52

May 19, 2024                                         Blessed By God                                                    Psalm 1: 1-6

May 26, 2024                                        The Road to Unity                                              Referenced within Roy Conner's sermon

June 2, 2024                                          God's Reward at Home                                      Psalm 127: 1-5

June 9, 2024                                          Footprints of Jesus  #1                                        Referenced within Roy Conner's  sermon

​June 16, 2024                                        Father's Knows Best                                           Ephesians 6: 1-4

June 23, 2024                                        Foot Prints of Jesus #2                                       Referenced within Roy Conner's sermon

June 30, 2024                                       "Free to Be..."                                                       Psalm 121: 1-8

​July 7, 2024                                            Jesus Fulfills                                                        Matthews 5: 17-20

July 14, 2024                                         Part I: Will I Ever Be Able to                            Job 33: 1-9

                                                                 Understand God's Way?

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The goal of every sermon is to inspire and lift us up as we go about our daily lives.  During Roy Stephenson's recuperation after his knee surgery Roy Goodlet will be presenting a four part series titled "Why Does God Let B ad Things Happen to Good People".
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As always, we encourage members to bring their family and friends to worship services whenever they are in town.

     

6:00 PM Sunday evening service 

Please join us for evening devotional services. The first Sunday of each month is set aside as an evening of prayer.  If you have a special prayer request, please join us and share. During Roy Stephenson's recuperation evening service will be temporarily cancelled. 

       Please contact Roy Stephenson if you were not at morning worship and plan on attending evening service to learn if anything has changed. Contact phone number and email is provided above under Wednesday devotional.


Area Sing-Along

Sunday, April 14th @ 3:00 PM we began the 2024 area bi-monthly singing at the Murphy Church of Christ. Thanks to everyone who helped to make the first sing along a success. There were 42 in attendance.

         The second Sunday Sing-Along was held with the Andrews Church of Christ congregation hosting the June 9th Sunday singing and the church in Hiawassee, Georgia is hosting the sing along for August 11th. The last sing along for the year will be in October with the location to be announced. We're hoping either the church in Blairsville or the Blue Ridge Church of Christ will volunteer their facility.

       If you enjoy singing and learning news song, please plan to join us in song and fellowship. Refreshments are served afterwards to provide an opportunity to fellowship and get to know other Christians in the area.

                                                                

Community Outreach

We continue to outreach to local organizations intheir efforts to help our community through difficult times. We are currently supporting the staff of REACH of Cherokee and Graham counties in their efforts to provide a safe haven and counseling for victims of domestic violence and provide assistance to families who are struggling to provide for their children; we do what we can to help the Cherokee county foodbanklocated in Andrews, NC, the Hurlburt-Johnson Homeless Shelter, and Meals on Wheels. Every year in December we look forward to helping Toys for Tot put a smile on a child's face. We help sponsor a "Night in Bethlehem" with local churches and other organizations to celebrate the birth of Jesus by setting up an area to resemble a marketplace and dress in clothing to resemble what was worn at the time of Jesus's birth. We have refreshments, crafts for the children, children bibles to give out and handouts to invite visitors to church and/or begin bible home study. One of the church's has a nativity play and leads us in prayer.

​          Most recently the Hurlburt- Johnson Homeless Shelter has requested support and provided a list of items they need. If you would like to provide support through donations please contact Peggy White, House Manager for more details - Office: 828-837-2654 or Shelter Cell: 828-644-4968.​​​

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Always check out the bulletin for more information and words of encouragement.


Roy Goodlet continues to provide articles and he has added some new articles. Check them out!





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