Community Safety: The Coronavirus (COVID-19) and "flu" season. We remain focused on the health and safety of our members, visitors and our communities. Some have already received the COVID vaccine and now CDC is encouraging people to take advantage of the flu vaccine; the CDC continues to revise their recommendations, so we encourage you to check with local healthcare agencies and your doctor if you are not feeling well and/or test positive or has been around someone who tests positive.
You should always practice good handwashing at all the time. The CDC advises that COVID viruses will always be with us, and we have to treat it the same as we do annual 'flu virus'. Please continue to check your temperature daily 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 evening devotional classes @ 6:00 pm
If you try to sign on to our Wednesday call-in free conference class and there is no one on the line, please contact Roy Stephenson to make sure the class has not been cancelled. We have started to resume in person classes at the church, but the conference call is still an option if you are unable to attend in person.
Please continue to monitor this website and/or contact Roy Stephenson, Minister at (828) 557-8882 if you have questions about the classes.
We are not limited to the number people on the conference call, so the more the better. At about 5 minutes to 6:00 pm EST dial this phone number 1-425-436-6324. You will be asked to enter the access code, enter the following number 5155915#. Once you hear other voices on your phone, introduce yourself (say your name) then mute your phone and unmute when you have a question or want to make a comment. 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 @ 10:00 am
After class time is allotted to fellowship before worship service begins. We are using the Gospel Advocates Adult Bible Study as a guide for discussion of each series.
At the beginning of each series, books are provided and are yours to keep as future reference materials. The Gospel Advocate series for the spring has arrived and we will focus on biblical personages as Longfellow wrote, "Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime". When you arrive for Bible study, please pick up a booklet from the table in the back of the church when they become available.
Sunday Morning Worship service begins at 11:00 a.m.
Date Sermon Title Scripture Reading
January 1, 2023 A New Creation 2 Corinthians 5: 17-19
January 8, 2023 Growing in Christ Ephesians 4:11-16
January 15, 2023 For Freedom Galatians 5: 1-4
January 22, 2023 Winning Ways Mark 12: 35-37
January 29, 2023 You Are Gifted Romans 12: 4-10
February 5, 2023 The Bible is... Psalm 19: 7-11
February 12, 2023 Jesus Was Tempted Matthew 4: 1-11
February 19, 2023 Jesus Transfigured Matthew 1-8
February 26, 2023 Jesus the Resurrection John 11: 18-27
March 5, 2023 Blessed by Jesus Matthew 5: 1-10
March 12, 2023 The 'Be' Attitudes Matthew 5: 1-16
March 19, 2023 In the Garden Luke 22: 39-46
March 26, 2023 Jesus on Trial Matthew 26:: 59-68
The goal of every sermon is to inspire and lift us up as we go about our daily lives. Some of the sermons are also available on video. Check out the church's Facebook page Murphy Church of Christ.
As always, we encourage members to bring your 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. If plans are changed, we will make an announcement during morning worship.
Please contact Roy Stephenson if you were not at morning worship and plan on attending evening service to learn if anything has changed.
We continue to outreach to local organizations intheir efforts to help our community through these difficult times. We are currently supporting the efforts of the staff of REACH of Cherokee county 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 foodbank located in Andrews, NC, the Hurlburt-Johnson Homeless Shelter and every year we look forward to helping Toys for Tot put a smile on a child's face.
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.
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!