March 2018 Calendar and Announcements

March Calendar

March 1        HERITAGE Game Day - 11:30 AM

March 4      Choir practice - 9:15 AM
                   Churchwide pot-luck breakfast celebration - 9:45 AM
                   Worship Service: Rev. Sam Harrell, guest preacher - 11:00 AM

March 7      Service of REST - 6:00 PM
                   Choir practice - 6:30 PM 

March 9-11   HERITAGE Youth at March Mission Madness in Rome, GA 

                    Choir practice - 9:15 AM
                    Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                    Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                    Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                    Deacons' Meeting - 12:00 PM

March 18      Choir practice - 9:15 AM
                     Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                     Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                     Worship Service - 11:00 AM

March 21       Fellowship supper - 5:30 PM
                     Quarterly church business meeting - 6:00 PM

March 25      Choir practice - 9:15 AM
                     Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                     Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                     Palm Sunday Worship Service - 11:00 AM


Heritage Game Day, our monthly fellowship of food and card/board games, will be held in the fellowship hall on Thursday, March 1, at 11:30 AM. The hosts will provide fried chicken; please bring sides and/or dessert to share. All are welcome!

Our beloved pianist and charter member, Joan Denney, is retiring and moving away. We can't let her go without a party! We'll celebrate Joan's extraordinary time with us and send her off into her next adventure with a pot-luck breakfast at 9:45 AM on Sunday, March 4. Please bring a breakfast dish to share. The Family Life Team will provide drinks and tableware.

On the first Wednesday of each month, we open our sanctuary for a special time of quiet prayer, reflection, meditation, and rest, accompanied by music carefully chosen to facilitate prayer and mindfulness. This month's music will be provided by Trudy Cox. Join us on Wednesday, March 7, at 6:00 PM for some much-needed REST.

Our next church business meeting will be at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, March 21, preceded by fellowship supper at 5:30. The supper menu is barbecue spaghetti, tossed salad, garlic bread, and cake for dessert. Meals are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children, with a maximum price of $18 per family. Please RSVP for meals using the cards in the pew racks or contact the church office before 5:00 PM on Monday, March 19. 

Help us decorate our sanctuary this Easter! Easter lily order forms are now available in the sanctuary foyer and in the fellowship hall. Lilies are $7.25 each.

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia will hold its Spring Assembly at First Baptist Church of Griffin Friday and Saturday, April 6-7. This year's theme is "Opening Doors." We will celebrate Frank Broome's retirement after 20+ years of service and welcome Jody Long, CBF/GA's new Executive Coordinator. Learn more and register at

Throughout the school year, HERITAGE provides backpacks full of food for children at Hasty Elementary School who might otherwise go hungry on weekends. We currently need individual fruit cups, small cans/cups of vegetables, small cans of meat, canned pasta, macaroni and cheese, Hormel "Compleats," and individual sweet snacks. (At this time, we do NOT need salty snacks or breakfast foods.) Food donations may be left in the marked baskets in the sanctuary foyer and fellowship hall. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated! 

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