Join the men of Concord in the Lower Hall for a three-part study to move your marriage beyond “I love you” to “I cherish you.” Each session, by author Gary Thomas, is from 6:30 - 8:30 pm and will include refreshments. The evenings will consist of watching a DVD followed by a short discussion time. No registration is required. Contact Bill Horton at (423) 902-1368 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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Many Christians face the end of life with little preparation. They are ready to see Jesus, but they often are unprepared to deal with many of the decisions that need to be made before saying goodbye to family. How can we care well for our loved ones as we head into glory? What are some of the most pressing medical and legal issues that we should consider? What instruction does God give us about death and dying?
We would like to invite you to a special Saturday morning seminar called Bound for Glory, in which we discuss these end-of-life issues together. If you are a senior adult, or caring for aging parents, or simply someone who is coming to grips with your own mortality, this seminar is for you. The seminar will be led by Pastor David King, Dr. Bill Horton, and attorney (and beloved former member) Vance Fry.
Make plans to join us on Saturday morning, August 3, from 8:30 am – Noon. The cost of the seminar is FREE, but please let us know you’re coming by calling the church office (423) 892-9313, by speaking to one of the pastors, or by registering HERE.
Join Concord men, college age and up, Thursday, July 11, at 6 pm for a night of tabletop games and a devotion in Concord's Lower Hall. Everyone able to attend can bring their own dinner and arrive between 6 - 6:30 pm to eat together. At 6:30 pm, we will have a small devotion on a Theological/Apologetic topic along with some discussion time. At 7 pm, we will continue the discussion while playing some tabletop games (board games, card games, etc.), wrapping up around 10 pm. Register here. Contact Glenn Jones at (423) 400-1645 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Disaster Relief Team will be having an annual training day in the Lower Hall on June 15, from 8 am - 12 pm. If you have been interested, or want to learn more about what we do, please join us. If you would like to attend, please here. Contact Richard Pershey at (912) 660-6097 if you have any questions.
The Ball Club invites everyone to join us for dinner and some southern gospel music on Tuesday, June 11, at 5:30 pm. The Bondservants will be our special musical guests. You don't need to be a regular member of the Ball Club to be a part of this fun evening. Please RSVP through your Sunday School class, with a pew card, by calling the church office at (423) 892-9313, or by registering by Wednesday, June 5. The dinner and concert will be in the Lower Hall. Dinner is $6 per person.
Join Concord men, college age and up, Monday, June 10, at 6 pm for a night of tabletop games and a devotion in Concord's Lower Hall. Everyone able to attend can bring their own dinner and arrive between 6 - 6:30 pm to eat together. At 6:30 pm, we will have a small devotion on a Theological/Apologetic topic along with some discussion time. At 7 pm, we will continue the discussion while playing some tabletop games (board games, card games, etc.), wrapping up around 10 pm. Contact Glenn Jones at (423) 400-1645 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We are excited that 30 of our Concord Youth are headed to Summer Youth Camp this year! This is the largest group we’ve ever had and with increased numbers come increased expenses. Last’s year Fundraiser Lunch was a huge success. Help our youth again this year by joining us for a spaghetti lunch directly after the worship service on Sunday, Jun 9. The youth will serve a full meal of salad, spaghetti, bread, and dessert. Suggested donation is $10 per adult and $6 per child (under 12) with a maximum per family of $35.
Join us for a fellowship breakfast on Sunday, June 2, at 9:15 am in the gym. During this time, David Rainer will be teaching a abbreviated lesson from The Gospel Project. Please bring a breakfast item to share. This is a great opportunity to visit with Concord family members who are not in your Sunday school class.
Grab your lawn chair and yard games! It’s time for our annual Memorial Weekend Picnic on Sunday afternoon, May 26. Dinner will be served at the Ridgedale Pavilion across the street from Ridgedale Baptist Church. Ridgedale respectfully asks that we not bring pets. Our Fellowship Committee will grill burgers and hot dogs. Please pick any two of these items to bring: salad, chips, beans, or dessert. Drinks will be provided. You can show up anytime around 4 pm, and dinner will be served around 5 pm.
Join us for a day at the park! The Chattanooga Lookouts are playing the Birmingham Barons on Friday, May 24 at 7:15 pm with fireworks to follow. This is a great opportunity for fellowship and outreach. Invite your neighbor or have your kids invite their friends. Tickets are $5 per person with a family maximum of $20. Please bring your money by the church office, give it to Melanie or put in offering plate and label it "Lookouts Game." A food voucher is not included this year so feel free to purchase concessions or have dinner before the game. Contact Melanie McDonald with any questions at (706) 218-4454 or at email@example.com.
We will be hosting the annual ESL Potluck Dinner on Wednesday, April 17, at 6 pm. This event gives us a chance to spend time with our ESL students and celebrate the Easter story with them. This dinner is for the whole church family! Please plan to join us and bring a dish to share. You can start praying now that our students and their families would attend, that they would hear and respond to the gospel, and that you could make a connection with them at the dinner. Help us to show Christ's love to the nations!
On April 5-6, 2019, Come experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. This two day event is a simulcast of the LIVE event in Nashville, TN. This is event is free to you.
Both Friday and Saturday will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with an hour lunch break at 1 p.m. Concord Baptist Church is working to provide lunch on site due to the small time window. You are welcome to help offset some of this expense when you arrive with a $5 contribution, but it is not required. They will also provide snacks and drinks.
We are also excited to provide free childcare for both days of the event. A limited number of childcare spaces will be available (first come first serve) for ages birth to 6. Please let us know how many children and their ages on your registration.
Foster parents and other attendees will receive a certificate at the conclusion of each day.
Register here today as space is limited. We hope to see you there!
Grief Share is a 13-week support group designed to provide a safe, caring environment for men and women who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Grief experts will provide quality biblical teaching about the reality and nature of grief, what to expect, and how to navigate with hope. Our facilitators are eager to walk alongside you as you learn and heal. Contact the church office at (423) 892-9313 with any questions. Sessions began Tuesday, March 12, and are from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Concord Baptist Church. Participants will receive a workbook for $10. Register here. You are able to join this group at any time.
Join us for a fellowship breakfast on Sunday, March 3, at 9:15 am in the gym. Pastor David Rainer will be teaching a short lesson from our Gospel Project curriculum. Please bring a breakfast item to share. This is a great way to know people that are not a part of your Sunday School class!
We are studying The Wisdom of God: Seeing Jesus in the Psalms & Wisdom Books by Nancy Guthrie. We meet Friday mornings at 9 am (childcare provided) at Concord.. The study will last for 10 weeks (ends Friday, May 3). The costs of the study will be $15. Scholarships are available. Please register here and place your $15 in the offering plate or give it to one of the members of the WMT: Terri Horton, Rebecca Brinkley, Ruthie Stallings, or Betty Morris.
Come dressed in your very best Sunday, February 17, at 4 pm. Ladies and lasses ages 0-110 are welcome! This tea is two fold: to fellowship with one another and bless families in our community who are actively fostering or adopting. Please bring a donation - $2/person (max $10/family)- and an item off the list below:
-pajamas in all sizes
-new packs of underwear and socks
-girls leggings all sizes
-reusable shopping bags
-monetary donations that funds our foster closet rent and utilities
Please register here by Thursday, February 14.
We are having a "stay-cation" retreat this year. We will gather January 25-26. Friday evening will consist of sharing dinner and painting a canvas taught by The Creator's Canvas. On Saturday, Tilly Dillehay, author of "Seeing Green: Don't Let Envy Color Your Joy" will be speaking. Cost is $25 and includes dinner Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday (canvas painting is $20 extra). Register online here. You can put your payment (cash or check) in the offering plate or see a Women’s Ministry member in the atrium after each Sunday worship service.
Each year we look forward to this traditional gathering with families in our community. Join us in celebrating our Savior’s birth through Scripture reading, carols, and candlelight on Sunday, December 24, at 5 pm. This is a great opportunity to invite your family, friends, and neighbors to church.
Caroling is a fun way to celebrate Christmas. “The more, the merrier” has never been more true. Whether you are on the singing end or the receiving end, it is a real delight to bring the music of Christmas to a neighbor’s doorstep.
We will gather on campus Sunday, December 16, at 4 pm for cider and hot chocolate before we disperse to carol to our community. After you visit your assigned homes (usually 3 or 4), you will be free to go to dinner or hang out with your caroling group. We are encouraging Sunday school classes, discipleship groups, and families to participate together.
Mark your holiday calendar! On Tuesday, November 20, the church family gathers in the gym for the biggest dinner of the year. Enjoy the fellowship and kick off the holiday season with this annual tradition. The cost is $7 for an adult meal and $3 for a kids meal with a $30 maximum per family.
Adult Meal: Pork Roast, Scalloped Potatoes, Farm House Apple & Cheddar Green Salad, Green Beans, Rolls, and Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake
Kids Meal: Chicken Nuggets and Mac & Cheese
Our church has the privilege of serving as a polling place for our community this Tuesday, November 6. We will be greeting our neighbors, making them feel welcome and serving them yummy, stress-reducing finger foods while they are in our building. There are two ways you can help:
Prepare homemade cookies, snacks, and other finger foods to bring . Food should be dropped off before election day in the church kitchen. Sign up here to bring snacks for the voters.
Greet our visitors with a smiling face and offer them a snack. Sign up here to greet voters.
This is a perfect opportunity to show the love of Christ during a particularly stressful time in our country.
GriefShare is a 13-week support group designed to provide a safe, caring environment for men and women who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Grief experts will provide quality biblical teaching about the reality and nature of grief, what to expect, and how to navigate with hope. Our facilitators are eager to walk alongside you as you learn and heal. Contact Amy Scott, Kerry Jones or Angela Parsley with any questions. Sessions will begin Tuesday, October 23 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Concord Baptist Church. Participants will receive a workbook for $10. Register here.
Come join us on Saturday, October 20, from 9 am - 12 noon. We will be making Fidget Quilts for Alzheimer patients and people with autism along with visiting homebound church members. Lunch will be provided. Register here. Lisa Simpkins will be providing sewing machines, if you don’t have one of your own, and she will even teach you how to sew. Please bring items that can be sewn on the quilts—plastic or wooden beads, ribbon, rattles, plastic cars, Velcro, pockets and zippers from jeans, pants or shirts, or anything else that is washable and would provide sensory and tactile stimulation. Lisa will be on campus until 8 pm for those that can’t make the earlier time.
Curious about ESL (English as a Second Language)? Come visit us Wednesday, October 17, at 10 am. You can experience our weekly devotion time, meet some students, and have a yummy snack. Devotion lasts from 10:15-10:45 am and will take place in the church gym. Register to visit here. If you’d also like to observe a class and see our outstanding teachers in action, contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome, including children!
Ladies, join us in Concord Hall on Thursday, August 30, at 7 pm as we enjoy a time of sweet fellowship. This will be a low key event for women, ages college and up, to gather and be encouraged by connecting with one another. To keep things simple, dessert and coffee will be provided. We can't wait to see you there!
Make sure to mark your calendars and plan to attend our second Camp Concord on August 2-4, 2018! Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon, we will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Maranantha Camp and Conference Center located on Guntersville Lake in Scottsboro, Alabama. Camp Concord is a fantastic opportunity to fellowship with fellow members of Concord of all ages, unwind and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation, and spend extra time in the Word. We will also enjoy a host of activity options including lake inflatables, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, rock wall climbing, zip lines, night/day hiking, archery, slingshots, pool time, fishing, camp fires and more.