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We are glad that you are here!
Welcome to the website of Main Street Baptist Church of Rocky Top, TN.   We would invite you to visit this website often for the latest news, upcoming events and general information about our church staff and church family. Some areas are currently under construction, so please be patient.  Also information can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/msbclctn
 

 

Exciting Future Events

Please visit our Calendar for more upcoming events.

September 
Senior Birthdays

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you!
Sept 6th : Janice Carden                                    Sept 15th : Sue Leach
Sept 8th : Morris Herrin                                       Sept 16th : Joyce Holder & Kay Chase
Sept 10th : Viola Chadwick                                 Sept 17th : Steve Metheney
Sept 11th : Judy Bates

Sept 21st:

NATIONAL BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY!!
WE WANT TO SEE YOU!!!  
WE WANT TO SEE YOUR FAMILY!! WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOUR FRIENDS!! WE WOULD BE FABULOUSLY HAPPY TO SEE YOU IN CHURCH THIS SUNDAY!!
COME AND SEE WHAT MAIN STREET HAS TO OFFER.
Come and see what GOD has in store for YOU! 

You may arrive as a stranger, but you will leave as a friend and family member
Please contact the church office if you need a ride at (865) 426-2184 
or (865) 426-2499

Sept 20-27:

Sept 20th 
Adam Braden & Katie Moore's Wedding @ 2:00 pm

Reception following in the FLC

Guatamela Mission Trip
VBS, Bible Studies, Mission Projects Cost is $600 with $100 deposit due June 1st. Contact Rebecca Hensley or Sandra Swisher for more information.
Please keep our Mission Trip Team in your thoughts and prayers as they get ready to travel again to Guatamela.
You can help sponsor a food basket for $35.00 (which will feed a family of 4 for a month) or $40.00 which will provide a water filtration system for a family.  Please see Sandra Swisher or the Church Office for more information or to donate.

Sept 29th:

Annual Fall Women's Dinner
Family Life Center @ 6:30 pm. Cost is $10.00 per person.
Guest Speaker : Jeanne Davis 

Jeanne is a native of Alabama and is a devoted follower of Jesus in all aspects of her life. Her passion is working with young adults, encouraging pastors' wives, and leaving Women's Ministry. She is a regular speaker at Marriage Retreats, Pastors' and Wives' conferences and Women's Retreats. Jeanne is married to Randy (our guest speaker on Sunday the 28th) and they have two married daughters. Jeanne has been Randy's encourager throughout his 34 years in pastorates. He recently became Executive Director for the TBC in Brentwood. She is on the Board of Trustees for Lifeway.
Table decorations by the Women's Ministry Team.

Back to Church Ya'll in the Fall
Sunday, Sept 21st

Sunday, Sept 21st is National Back to Church Sunday!! INVITE SOMEONE!!!  This began as a movement to invited everyone in America to church by empowering and motivating church members to invite their family & friends to come with them to a special service hosted by the local church. 
"82% of the unchurched are at least likely to attend church if invited" - Dr Thom Rainer

Sanctuary Flowers for 2014
To beautify the church sanctuary on a Sunday during 2014, you may purchase fresh flowers "In Memory" or "In Honor" of a loved one. Call the office for available Sunday dates and to fill out the information/wording. The cost is $35.00.

The altar flowers on.. 
Aug 31st were in honor of Judy Bates' Birthday - given by Elaine & Jo Anne
Sept 7th are in loving memory of Bobby Daniels - given by Keith, Tina, & children
Sept 14th are in honor of Ernie & Angela Ford's 5th wedding anniversary.
The foyer flowers on Sept 7th are in honor of Joyce Templin for blessing us with 60 years of service and wonderful child care through service in our Nursery.  Thank you Joyce and God bless you. You have touched countless lives and shaped many futures!!


Soup Kitchen Ministry
Began serving the Rock Top community on Sept 3rd @ 11:00 am

Wednesday Mornings beginning September 3rd
Main Street Family Life Center

11:00 am to 12:30 pm
This year, we averaged serving on campus and delivering 330 meals per week in the Soup Kitchen. It takes approximately 30 volunteers each Wednesday to prepare the fresh food , serve it and make timely deliveries. With dedicated volunteers, we can spread the gospel through touching lives in Lake City and surrounding areas. Plan to volunteer for this ministry when it resumes in September. Everyone receives a blessing!

Food Pantry
Tuesday afternoons (weekly)
12:00 - 1:00 pm
The Food Pantry is in desparate need of DONATIONS.  Anything and Everything would be greatly appreciated and needed.  The Food Pantry also needs YOUR help. If you have a couple hours on Tuesday, please drop by and see what you can assist with. Please continue to check the Church Bulletin weekly for needs and what the Food Pantry is completely out of.

Continued needs:  dried pinto beans, Ramen noodles, spaghetti sauce, fruit juice, canned fruit, rice, sugar, mac-n-cheese, flour, oatmeal, cereal, Spam, ravioli, Spaghettios, canned meat, peanut butter, jelly, VOLUNTEERS!




NEWS 

Fall Exercise Classes
If you are interested in fall exercise classes, contact the Church Office. We are looking at morning classes designed for streatching/balance and very light cardio. Evening classes would be more cardio/aerobics. The cost would be about
$2-3/person/class, with classes two or three times/week.

Children!!
Musical - "Down By the Creek Bank"
Choir practice starts Wed, Sept 3rd @ 7:30 pm in the sanctuary.
The children will be performing this musical in October during a worship service. Please keep your eye out in the September bulletins for the exact time and day.
Judy is asking for some volunteers to assist with the setup and scenery for this program and prayers as the children prepare for this time of praise. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers and contact the church office of Judy if you are able to assist.


RAISING THE ROOF!!
Main Street's Family Life Center NEEDS a NEW ROOF!! Pastor Wayne has asked the congregation for a commitment from 180 people to give $100 by October 5th for the FLC roof. With this commitment, the Church would not have to borrow money and the roof would be completely paid for.  Won't you make a commitment to join your Church Family in this effort to raise $18,000?
 

Missions Opportunities

Food Pantry Focus for SEPTEMBER
Canned Corn, Spaghetti Sauce, & Cereal


GUATEMALA –
September 20-27, 2014
VBS, Bible Studies, Mission Projects Cost is $600 with $100 deposit due June 1st. Contact Rebecca Hensley or Sandra Swisher for more information.

Bereaved Committee
One of the areas of ministry at MSBC is serving our Church Members and their families when they lose loved ones. We prepare food and serve a meal at the church or in their home. Many of you work or live outside of Rocky Top and cannot participate by preparing food. If you have not been asked and are willing to help prepare food for this ministry, please contact Glenna Pebley or Joan Martin. If you cannot participate in food participation, please consider giving a financial gift, on a regular basis, to the Bereaved Ministry account to help. Your help with this ministry will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!! Glenna & Joan

Golden Missions
We will be collecting the Golden Missions Offering on September 14th.
Van Drivers are NEEDED
We are in need of van drivers for Sunday Worship and Wednesday TeamKIDS. Please contact Danny Chase to volunteer or more information.

Volunteers are NEEDED
Tuesdays from 10-2 for the Food Pantry.
If you would like to help with this, please call the church office or see Sandra Swisher.
 


1,000 Acts of Kindness
Keep in mind - Main Street's Goal is 1,000 Acts of Kindness before January 1, 2015
Be a kind person and show others the results of God's love!!
HELP OUT!! Show kindness and God's love to a non-church friend, family member, and everyone else.