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Announcements 2.1.19

February 1, 2019



Join us this Sunday morning for worship at  9am & 10:30am 

Wednesday Night Recovery Ministry

6:00 pm – Free Meal| 6:30 pm Worship| Life Groups & Bible Study following Worship

516 N Main Street – Hillsville


The Finance and Church Council Teams will not be meeting in February. The next scheduled meeting is Monday, 3/18. Finance will meet at 6pm followed by Church Council at 7pm.   

New Life Group Starting Soon! – There will be a new life group launching Friday, 2/8 at 5:30 at Out of the Box. This group will be led by Drake Blevins.

Active Life Groups you can join now:

  • Sunday Morning Bible Study 10:30am – Lead by Vickie & Tom Pluer. This group is meeting in the lobby on Sunday during the 2nd Service.
  • Sunday Afternoons 6pm – Melanie and Glenn Harding’s House – 1504 N Main St, Hillsville
  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm – Jimmy and Jackie Surratt’s House – 1208 Maple Drive, Hillsville
  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm – Cathy and Freddy Combs House -1434 Sandy Ridge Road – Cana
  • Wednesdays at 6:30pm – Worship and Recovery Group lea by Kevin Harrod & Prayer Meeting led by Pastor Ronnie Collins

These are small groups of people who meet in homes or at the church and are growing together by studying the Word and supporting each other.  We have someone wanting to host a group

but looking for a leader/facilitator and people who are interested in attending. Please contact Frances Brown if you are interested.

Don’t Just Come to Church, Come to Life. Join a Life Group!

Ash Wednesday Service – Wed 3/6 at 6:30pm at OOTBWC

Jubilation is May 6th – 8th in Pigeon Forge – Jubilation is a retreat for adults (50+), older adult leaders, and clergy. Led by Bishop Kenneth L. Carder who will be  sharing ways to understand persons with dementia and to care for those persons and their families as a congregation. Plus Brad Hyde aka Forest Gump from Powell UMC Knoxville;  Jimbo Whaley and The Greenbrier Band; and a variety of workshops. We have a group forming from OOTBWC, Mt Vale and Savannah that is going. If you want to join in, please see Pastor Ronnie or Pastor David.

Weekly Staff Meeting is held on Wednesdays at 4:30pm each week.

Recovery Ministry – 

6:00pm Light Meal – in the lobby area, outside, etc.
6:30pm Children’s Ministry, Worship and Recovery Message
Life Groups/Bible Study following Worship

If you would like to donate food items or volunteer to help with the Recovery Meal on Wed nights, contact Margaret Martin at 

Youth – meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm for Worship and Bible Study at OOTBWC. This group is for Middle School through High School age. Contact Ben Shaw if you have any questions.

Children’s Ministry Life Groups available on Sunday mornings during both services.

  • Nursery – Crib Nursery is located in the lobby of the worship center for babies. Nursery is available during both morning worship services for parent use
  • Toddler Nursery – “Peeps” is located upstairs and is for toddlers up to Kindergarten. Toddler Nursery
  • Children’s Church/Loft for K – 5th Grade – meets during both services upstairs over the worship center

Table Grace Food Pantry– The Food Pantry will be on an “as needed” basis. Please let one of the Pastors or Kevin Harrod at 276-266-0264 know if someone is in need. The Food Pantry is in need of jelly, spaghetti noodles, Ramen beef noodles, white rice, large cans of tuna and monetary donations. – Online giving is simple and easy with

His Hands & Feet is a Senior Ministry in nursing homes. Please prayerfully consider volunteering for this important senior ministry.  One visit monthly is all that is required. Contact Margaret Martin at or 276-733-8432.

Christian Gomez – Out of the Box Worship Center is sponsoring a child, Christian Gomez,  through Compassion International. It takes $38.00 a month to provide needs such as food, medical care, schooling, and most importantly providing God’s Word! A box is located at the Information Desk in the lobby with a picture of our child! We welcome you to drop loose change, a dollar, or whatever amount you would like to to help us meet our monthly goal of $38.00. If you have any questions please see Leigh Anne Smith or Ronnie G Collins. Here is a current picture of Christian.

People are needed to Serve are needed in all ministry areas at Out of the Box Worship Center. Check the Opportunities to Serve  page on the website.

Facility Use – if you would like to reserve the Worship Center, contact Cathy Sizemore at

Email announcements to Cathy Sizemore at


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