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Announcements 3.1.19

March 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 The next scheduled meeting is Monday, 3/18. Finance will meet at 6pm followed by Church Council at 7pm.   

Active Life Groups you can join now:

  • Sunday Morning Bible Study 10:30am – Led by Vickie & Tom Pluer. This group is meeting in the lobby on Sunday during the 2nd Service.
  • Sunday Afternoons 6pm – Led by Kevin Harrod – meeting at Out of the Box Worship Center
  • 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 led by Kevin Harrod & Prayer Meeting led by Pastor Ronnie Collins

There is a new life group starting in Galax with Pastor David on Thursday, 3/7. Contact Pastor David at if you are interested.

New Group starting Sat, 3/16 with Joe Mina, Tonya Fox and Lisa Choate. This group will meet on Saturday 3/16 from 2-6pm at Out of the Box for snacks and fellowship. They also want to plan activities and fun things to do in the area. If you are interested in joining or have any questions, see Joe, Tonya or Lisa. This group will meet about once a month.

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!



Recently, Pastor Ronnie and Pastor David introduced The Daniel Plan and have called us to a corporate Fast to begin on Ash Wednesday and end on Easter Sunday. There is a Facebook Group for anyone that wants to participate in the Daniel Fast. Message Pastor Ronnie or David to be added to the group.

Hope House Concert –  Sat, March 23rd at CCHS at 6:30 pm. Admission $10. Gospel Singing featuring The McKameys and the Preacher’s Choir. Door opens at 4pm. Concessions are available. All proceeds benefit the area homeless shelters. For more information, call 276-768-6042.

Relay for Life – There is a team in memory of Judy Lineback participating in the relay this year led by Kelli Adams. A donation jar is located in the lobby at the Information Desk if you would like to donate to this team. If you would like to join the team, or if you have any questions, contact Kelli at 276-733-8122. The Relay for Life is June 21st at 6pm at CCHS.

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.


Recovery Ministry – Wednesdays at Out of the Box Worship Center

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 groceries 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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