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A Welcoming Christian Church in Southaven, MS

Looks like a house...Feels like a home!

Welcome to Graceland Christian Church, where everyone is accepted with a smile and open arms. Although we may be a smaller congregation, we have the spirit of a group twice our size. You can hear our love for Jesus Christ in the songs sung by our choir, the words spoken by our pastors, and the lessons taught by our Christian educators. Come join us this Sunday and add your voice to our service.


Here at our Christian church in Southaven, MS, we are dedicated to sharing our adoration of Jesus Christ with all who walk through our doors. Regardless of your past, you’ll find a home among the friendly and compassionate people who worship with us every week. Our dynamic congregation consists of people of all ages and all backgrounds with one shared goal: to promote a lifelong passion for Christian education and devotion.


Feel free to reach out to us anytime with any questions or for more information about our religious and church services. And don’t forget to join one of our weekly classes or worship with us on Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM. Our congregation and pastoral team look forward to meeting and getting to know you.


 Contact us today to learn more about our Christian church. We are proud to be located in Southaven, Mississippi.

About Us - Disciples of Christ in Southaven, MS


The Graceland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ in Southaven, MS,) originated on the American Frontier during the early 19th Century. We are often referred to as the most “American” of Christian denominations because the ideals of the “Spirit of ’76” had a major impact on our beginnings. Our first leaders were Barton Stone, Thomas Campbell, and Alexander Campbell; Presbyterians who reacted against sectarian frontier religion and urged a union of all Christians founded upon the restoration of New Testament Christianity. They advocated believer’s baptism by immersion and weekly observance of The Lord’s Supper.

Worship service styles vary from congregation to congregation, but all Disciples congregations observe The Lord’s Supper each Sunday. The symbol of our denomination is a chalice bearing the X shaped cross of St. Andrew. The chalice represents the centrality of the Lord’s Supper and the St. Andrew’s cross symbolizes our Scottish Presbyterian heritage. 

Disciples live by the admonition, “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials liberty; in all things, love.” Creeds may be used in worship and Christian education, but they are not seen as tests of fellowship. We hold that the scriptures witness to all things necessary for salvation, and we encourage each person to study the scriptures and to seek God’s will for their life. The unity of all Christians continues to be held before us as our “polar star.” The Christian Church has always served as a “bridge church” or a common ground for people with diverse denominational backgrounds.

As Disciples of Christ in Southaven, MS, we believe that all people are created by God and therefore entitled to respect and freedom. Freedom to think for ourselves, govern our own congregations, interpret the Bible in our contexts. “Unity with diversity” has long been a motto. We value open discussion, even disagreement, as we seek to interpret and express our understanding of God’s will for ourselves and our society. While we do not confuse unity with uniformity, “Unity for all Christians” is indeed a polar star. We believe God seeks the reconciliation of all divided peoples…whether by age, race, gender, nationality, or any other human division. As Disciples, we also believe in individual responsibility… that every member is a minister, responsible to use their spiritual gifts in the service of God’s mission.

For more information about the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ in Southaven MS, ) visit the Disciples.org website.



OUR MISSION

Find a family at Graceland Christian Church.  We are a small but mighty, multi-generational congregation.  Our friendly and welcoming faces tell the story of Graceland Christian Church.

OUR MISSION

To be and share the love of Christ to those we meet.

YOUR MISSION

Pastor Ken has been preaching lately about what would Jesus do … We need to consider what we would do...about poverty, about inclusion, about discrimination, about loneliness.  Join us for worship and begin becoming what you would like to be.

Bring Christ To Those Who Need Him in Southaven, MS

Graceland Christian Church was founded in October 1956 as a mission to the Whitehaven area of Memphis. The church began in the community room of the Whitehaven Plaza and moved from there to the home of Mrs. Ruth Brown Moore, who had donated 5 acres of her property on which to build the new church. While plans were being developed for the church building to help bring Christ to those who need him in Southaven, MS, Mrs. Moore sold the house to a rather famous Memphian. With renovations starting on the house the church became a bit nomadic, moving back to the community room and then to a pavilion which they transformed from a Saturday night dance hall to a sanctuary for Sunday worship. It was a welcome day when they could move into the new building. Oh, did we mention that Mrs. Moore’s home had a name which it retains today? That home is known worldwide as Graceland, home and last resting place of Elvis Presley. The home and the church bear the name Graceland to honor Miss Grace Toof, the daughter of the original owner.

 

For thirty-three years, Graceland Christian Church ministered to folks bring Christ to those who need him in Southaven, MS. When Elvis Presley Enterprises began to expand their facilities, the church building was decommissioned and sold. The members of Whitehaven Presbyterian Church graciously offered their chapel as a meeting place while a new permanent home was sought.

 

In 1989 the church moved to its present location at 2126 Stateline Road East in Southaven, Mississippi and continued its ministry to those near and far. Two building programs took the church from meeting in the “front room” of the house to meeting in a building designed for multiple activities and then into a sanctuary for Sunday worship. The prayers and hard work of many people continue to sustain the congregation and its ministries. Our history includes stories too numerous to mention here, but just ask someone, and they will be pleased to tell you our stories.

 

We have been blessed with the talents of eleven gifted Senior Ministers and several very gifted Associate and Student Ministers in the course of our history. These ministers encouraged, and continue to encourage, our mission to bring Christ to those who need him in Southaven, MS. Throughout the history of the church, people from all walks of life have worked together to further this mission.  Sixty-three years and counting, the history of Graceland Christian Church is still being written.

Meet the Team

Christian Church in Southaven, MS

Ken Sipley

It’s a blessing to be associated with a congregation so committed to serving Christ in this fellowship.  Graceland Christian Church is a caring community committed to following Jesus Christ wherever he may lead.

Pastor Ken's Blog






Mary Sipley

Since I am the organist/choir director at Tunica United Methodist Church I do not get to attend Graceland Christian with you.  Becoming the church secretary at Graceland has given me the opportunity to get to know you all better.  I am grateful for this.

Zak Klinck

I have been the Director of Music since January, 2018. Prior to that I served as pianist for about 5 years. My family has belonged to Graceland since 2003. In that time I have served as a Deacon, Elder, Board Chair and various other capacities. Music has been a part of my life since beginning piano lessons in the 3rd grade. Professionally, I have worked for FedEx Express since April, 2001. My current position is running the fatigue risk management program for the pilots. 

 

Angie Rose

  • I accompany the choir and play on Sundays for the congregation.  I have been doing this at Graceland for two years. I had previously worked at a Catholic church of around 1500 families. Graceland’s comparably small congregation has produced a large, talented choir that approaches songs with joy and a big dose of goofiness. They are unconcerned by perfection while at the same time managing to get pretty darn close very often. They are a delight to play for! Previous musical knowledge is not required.  If you love singing, join us, things will soak in by musical osmosis. 

In addition to church work, I have been teaching piano from my home for nearly twenty years. Feel free to ask me about my brilliant, above-average piano students and my stunning grandchild. 

MONICA TURNMIRE

 I have been with the church since 1998. My current role is Children's Church Leader & Nursery attendant. I love children & I love teaching them about God's love for them, as well as the ways & teachings of Jesus. I consider Graceland my home and I love all of my church family... and our Potlucks are my FAVORITE! 

What We Do



Graceland Christian Church                     

                          2126 E Stateline Rd, Southaven, MS 38671 / 662-342-6098         

 

Greetings from Graceland Christian Church!

We hope this letter finds you well. We are reaching out to our community to say “Hello!” and to let you know who we are, and about our Community Outreach Ministries.

Graceland Christian Church has brought Christ to the Southaven, MS community for 33 years. Over these years, we have seen many changes in our community. We are responding to our community’s needs with outreach ministries.

1.     The 1st Saturday Clothes Closet – Lending a helping hand in our community by providing clothes for those in need. Open 9am until Noon on the 1st Saturday of every month. We have clothes for men, women & children.

2.       Graceland’s Superstar Tutoring Program – Free Tutoring sessions for children in grades K-5 held every Saturday from 10-11am. Specialized tutoring is based on the specific needs of each student.

3.    Monthly Collection Drive – Collections of food items, school supplies & Christmas gifts for charities like the Olive Branch Food Pantry, The Samaritans, & the Pregnancy Center.

4.    Community Garden– Providing fresh vegetables to the Olive Branch Food Pantry. Families are invited to plant & care for a portion of the garden to produce food for themselves.  All we ask for is a 10% donation of their reaping, which will go to the Olive Branch Food Pantry.

5.    Little House Art Project – The ARC Northwest Mississippi sponsors guided Art classes for ages 12 & up, on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am - Noon. Classes cater to special needs students, as well as non-special needs students. The cost is $20 & all supplies are included. For more information, please visit thearcnwms.org/little-house-art-project

6.    Prayer Box– Providing a Prayer Box in front of our marquee for our community. Prayers are collected & shared during Sunday service, then added to our prayer lists. Prayers may be left anonymously, if desired.

7.    Wednesday Night Bible Study/Choir Practice – Join us every Wednesday night for Bible Study from 6pm to 7pm, and Choir Practice from 7pm to 8pm.

8.    Meeting Facilities – Provided for non-profit organizations such as Girl Scouts, AA/Al-Anon, local dance groups, and a community choir.

Graceland Christian Church is dedicated to sharing our love for Christ with all who walk through our doors. Please reach out to us anytime with questions, or to request information about our ministries.

Graceland Christian Church

                              

Looks like a house, feels like a home!

Join us for worship on Sundays at 11am, in-person, or live online, via Facebook.

Search Facebook for “Graceland Christian Church Disciples of Christ

Visit our website: gracelandchristianchurch.org

 


Our Calendar

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How We Govern Ourselves


We are self-governing.  Every month we have a Board Meeting with those who hold office in the congregation.  At any time, others may join us. Minutes of our Board meeting will be posted here.




Board Meeting Minutes

November 14, 2021

Present:  Jane Alred, Jainie Basford, Kathryn Purdy, Monica Turnmire, Barbara Lee, Carolyn and Mike Brower, Charlotte Howard, Don and Jan Harris, Ken Sipley, Andy Rushing

Meeting was opened by prayer by Kathryn.

Minutes were approved as posted.

Financial were presented with a balance of $4169.26.  October numbers look great.  Approved. 

Mission to Neighbor – Charlotte – Charlotte reported that the spices we gathered and gave to the OB Food Pantry were a big success.  For next month we are to bring boxes of powered or shelf stable milk.  Toys will be accepted for the next month. 

Tutoring has been successful. The numbers keep growing. We are now in need of more tutors. 

Ken would like to start ministry to our prisons and will start by offering our worship services online.

Mission to Family – Kathryn – it was reported that the children’s ministry has not been successful.  The teachers are in place but there have been no students.  There are two more weeks on the calendar and then we will suspend that ministry.

There will be a Christmas potluck on December 12.

Property – Andy – It was reported the fascia is coming loose on the Little House. 

Worship – Zak was not present – Advent starts soon.  The Chrismons will be colored gold this year.

Elders – Kathryn – It was reported that Monica will be next year’s Elder Chair.  The date for the installation for new officers will be January 16 with Epiphany being celebrated on January 9.  December 28 there will be a short Elder meeting.

Deacons – Andy reported he is updating the Deacon list and will soon hold a Deacon meeting soon.

Men – the BBQ was a success

Women – Jainie reported there will be a Women’s gathering to be held at Tammy’s house.  Date to follow.

Old Business – the letter Monica has been working on has been updated and is ready for distribution.  It will be put on the website and will be handed out to local businesses. 

New Business –

Board Officers –

Chair – Mike Brower

Secretary – Jan Harris

Financial Secretary – Jane Alred

Treasurer – not yet determined

Meeting closed with prayer by Charlotte

 

  


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WEEKLY COMM

Gracenotes November 8, 2021



Hello, Everyone,           

It was a lovely Thanksgiving potluck luncheon last Sunday.  I think I had a sample of everything and it was delicious.  What a good group!  It was nice to see everyone and be able to visit with some of you before we all had to go to work decorating.  Thanks to all of you that made the decorating go so well and quickly.           

The church is collecting toys & games for children to give out at the clothes closet on Dec. 5th.  Please add something to your shopping list to donate for the children.            Next Sunday's sermon is about one of the chrismons.  The title is  A Star Beyond and the scripture reading is Romans 6: 1-14.            

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, wherever and however you celebrate.

            Mary

WOMEN'S GROUP CHRISTMAS PARTY


Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas        We will be having our annual Christmas party this year on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 2 p.m.
The event will be held at Tammy Klinck’s home this year.
Address is 2267 Jaxon Drive
                    Hernando, MS 38632       

 We will have a secret Santa gift exchange so please bring a $10 gift.  We will serve appetizers so please bring your favorite item.        Let me know if you will be able to attend and let those I did not email know. 
Can’t wait to see everyone. Janie

A NOTE FROM KEN    

Often at this time of year we are encouraged to list the things we are thankful for.  It's a good practice, and one we should engage in more than one day a year.  But in addition to being thankful for we should also be thankful to.   I'm thankful to Mike Brower for providing baked goods for us on Sunday mornings.  I'm thankful to Andy and Edison for keeping our buildings in good condition.  I'm thankful to Mike Lee for all the repairs and refurbishments he does around our  facilities.  I'm thankful for those who work in our clothes closet, our tutoring program, our garden, thankful for our elders, our music staff--actually, I'm thankful for all of you and the many ways you contribute to the ongoing ministry of Graceland Christian Church.    Most of all we must be thankful to God, for giving us so much, for providing a way to reconciliation, for giving us the hope of eternal life.  And this thankfulness must exist for more than one day a year.  It is (as I said Sunday morning) a way of life.  I must express my thanks to God every day for all the blessings provided to me.
    This week, as we begin to turn our attention from Thanksgiving to Advent, let us remember to thank God for the gift of Jesus Christ, and what his life, death and resurrection mean to our lives.
    Blessings,
    Ken

UPCOMING EVENTS AT GRACELAND


Wednesday, November 24           

No Bible Study or Choir Practice this week                                                    

 7:00 PM  AA/Alanon meeting


Thursday, November 25               

Thanksgiving Day                                                      No church activities


Sunday, November 28                   

9:30 AM  Sunday School

1st Sunday of Advent                 

11:00 AM  Worship Service                                                      

 Elders meeting following Worship


Monday, November 29                   

All Day Prayer Vigil                                                       

7:00 PM  Square Dancing


Tuesday, November 30                 

6:00 PM  Round Dancing                                                       

7:00 PM  Line Dancing


Wednesday, December 1               

6:00 PM  Bible Study                                                     

 7:00 PM  Choir Practice                                                      

 7:00 PM  AA/Alanon meeting


Thursday, December 2                 

 6:30 PM  Starlight Singers Rehearsal

Saturday, December 4                 

 9:00 AM - Noon   Clothes Closet                                                       

10:00 - 11:00 AM  Tutoring


Sunday, December 5                     

2nd Sunday of Advent                                                       

 9:30 AM  Sunday School                                                       

11:00 AM  Worship Service


NOVEMBER ANNIVERSARIES                                            

NO DECEMBER ANNIVERSARIES


Chris & Michelle Bray                        11/10

Mike & Kelly Knight                            11/28


NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS 

  Tammy Klinck

                                           

  DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS


Hello, Everyone,            It was a lovely Thanksgiving potluck luncheon last Sunday.  I think I had a sample of everything and itwas delicious.  What a good group!  It was nice to see everyone and be able to visit with some of you beforewe all had to go to work decorating.  Thanks to all of you that made the decorating go so well and quickly.            The church is collecting toys & games for children to give out at the clothes closet on Dec. 5th.  Pleaseadd something to your shopping list to donate for the children.            Next Sunday's sermon is about one of the chrismons.  The title is  A Star Beyond and the scripturereading is Romans 6: 1-14.             I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, wherever and however you celebrate.
            Mary

WOMEN'S GROUP CHRISTMAS PARTYHappy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas        We will be having our annual Christmas party this year on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 2 p.m.
The event will be held at Tammy Klinck’s home this year.
Address is 2267Jaxon Drive
                    Hernando, MS 38632        We will have a secret Santa gift exchange so please bring a $10 gift.  We will serve appetizers so please bring your favorite item.        Let me know if you will be able to attend and let those I did not email know. 
Can’t wait to see everyone. Janie

A NOTE FROM KEN    Often at this time of year we are encouraged to list the things we are thankful for.  It's a good practice, and one we should engage in more than one day a year.  But in addition to being thankful for we should also be thankful to.   I'm thankful to Mike Brower for providing baked goods for us on Sunday mornings.  I'm thankful to Andy and Edison for keeping our buildings in good condition.  I'm thankful to Mike Lee for all the repairs and refurbishments he does around our  facilities.  I'm thankful for those who work in our clothes closet, our tutoring program, our garden, thankful for our elders, our music staff--actually, I'm thankful for all of you and the many ways you contribute to the ongoing ministry of Graceland Christian Church.    Most of all we must be thankful to God, for giving us so much, for providing a way to reconciliation, for giving us the hope of eternal life.  And this thankfulness must exist for more than one day a year.  It is (as I said Sunday morning) a way of life.  I must express my thanks to God every day for all the blessings provided to me.
    This week, as we begin to turn our attention from Thanksgiving to Advent, let us remember to thank God for the gift of Jesus Christ, and what his life, death and resurrection mean to our lives.
    Blessings,
    Ken

UPCOMING EVENTS AT GRACELANDWednesday, November 24            No Bible Study or Choir Practice this week                                                      7:00 PM  AA/Alanon meeting
Thursday, November 25                Thanksgiving Day                                                      No church activities
Sunday, November 28                   9:30 AM  Sunday School1st Sunday of Advent                  11:00 AM  Worship Service
                                                       Elders meeting following WorshipMonday, November 29                   All Day Prayer Vigil                                                       7:00 PM  Square DancingTuesday, November 30                  6:00 PM  Round Dancing                                                       7:00 PM  Line Dancing
Wednesday, December 1               6:00 PM  Bible Study                                                       7:00 PM  Choir Practice
                                                       7:00 PM  AA/Alanon meeting
Thursday, December 2                   6:30 PM  Starlight Singers RehearsalSaturday, December 4                   9:00 AM - Noon   Clothes Closet                                                       10:00 - 11:00 AM  Tutoring
Sunday, December 5                      2nd Sunday of Advent                                                        9:30 AM  Sunday School                                                        11:00 AM  Worship Service
NOVEMBER ANNIVERSARIES                                            NO DECEMBER ANNIVERSARIESChris & Michelle Bray                        11/10Mike & Kelly Knight                            11/28
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS                                                  DECEMBER BIRTHDAYSTammy Klinck                           11/6                                     Traci Lin Rabanes                        12/8Kelly Knight                              11/6                                      Ashton Fisher                               12/16Jan Harris                                 11/10                                   Mason Grisham                            12/16Brianna Miranda                       11/20                                   Omar Mercado                              12/17Zak Klinck                                 11/22                                   Bobby Neyman                             12/27Jeanine Penn                            11/30                                   Linda Wilson                                 12/27                                                                                             Mike Knight                                    12/29
                                                                                             Janie Basford                                 12/31
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PRAYER REQUESTS & PRAISE                                                      Mitchell Melton                                                                                    Catherine Yeager                                                                              Terry Barrett (Joyce) – waiting for heart transplant                                  Family of Kurt (Jeanine’s grandson)                              Connie Russell                                                                                         Family of Fred Sluder (Vicky)                              Capt. Jeromy & Kelsey Baird (Jan & Don’s granddaughter & husband stationed in South Korea – will be home in January                           Virginia Fisher (Danny’s mother) cancer has spread to bones                         Bobby Neyman – Alzheimer’s                                                                Beverley Faverty – for endurance & peace                                              George & Donna Mares – George needs liver transplant (Andy)              Alma (Bonnie’s mom) – fell & Clyde (Stepdad)                                          Katie Love (Bonnie’s sister) at home                                                 LeAnne & Dale Atkins – hoping to adopt a baby (niece & nephew of Carolyn & Mike)Sharron Neff (Vicky’s sister-in-law) preparing for surgery                                  For the health care community dealing with covid patients                       For those who are very ill & their families                                             For the unvaccinated                                                                        Sara McDonald has Barrett’s esophagus/no malignancy          Tutoring program (Jane)                                                                                  Danny Fisher                                                                                        Makayla Noble – happy to be back home                                    Alex Espy’s father                                                                                Dino’s cousin                                                                                          Joyce – mobility problems                                                                             Eric Harper  - on medication for chest pains                                            Jeremy Harper – continuing to try with new church plant                                      Marion & Rita O’Mary                                                                                      Thelma Cherry – congestive heart failure/chronic kidney disease (Phyllis) D’Arcy Griggs – growths non-malignant                                                         Emily Rose’s boyfriends’ father – died                                                   Hattie Lucille – 6 yr. old with brain cancer (Barbara Lee)                                   Marissa’s mother – pulled shoulder & back – can’t walk (Sophie)                 Maia – covid; doing better (Sophie)                                                             Tara – financial trouble for family (Sophie)                                              Ana – robbed; depression (Sophie)   Victoria – her grandmother died & her father left (Sophie) Father & brother, Alonso, sick with covid (Omar)South Baldwin Christian ChurchFor all those traveling:  Loggan & Eric, Milano & Adonis, Tammy’s parents, and Sarah KlinckPRAYER BOX:                                                                                            Delena - anxiety                                                                                   
                                    Traci Lin Rabanes                        12/8Kelly Knight                              11/6                                      Ashton Fisher                               12/16Jan Harris                                 11/10                                   Mason Grisham                            12/16Brianna Miranda                       11/20                                   Omar Mercado                              12/17Zak Klinck                                 11/22                                   Bobby Neyman                             12/27Jeanine Penn                            11/30                                   Linda Wilson                                 12/27                                                                                             Mike Knight                                    12/29
                                                                                             Janie Basford                                 12/31
ZOOM MEETING FOR SUNDAYTopic: Graceland Sunday Service. Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytimeJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/81358287547?pwd=MldmRzZ2RnU2bTMwN1gwYkxRVlFQQT09Meeting ID: 813 5828 7547Passcode: 987620One tap mobile+19292056099,,81358287547#,,,,*987620# US (New York)+13017158592,,81358287547#,,,,*987620# US (Washington DC)Dial by your location        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)Meeting ID: 813 5828 7547Passcode: 987620
PRAYER REQUESTS & PRAISE                                                      Mitchell Melton                                                                                    Catherine Yeager                                                                              Terry Barrett (Joyce) – waiting for heart transplant                                  Family of Kurt (Jeanine’s grandson)                              Connie Russell                                                                                         Family of Fred Sluder (Vicky)                              Capt. Jeromy & Kelsey Baird (Jan & Don’s granddaughter & husband stationed in South Korea – will be home in January                           Virginia Fisher (Danny’s mother) cancer has spread to bones                         Bobby Neyman – Alzheimer’s                                                                Beverley Faverty – for endurance & peace                                              George & Donna Mares – George needs liver transplant (Andy)              Alma (Bonnie’s mom) – fell & Clyde (Stepdad)                                          Katie Love (Bonnie’s sister) at home                                                 LeAnne & Dale Atkins – hoping to adopt a baby (niece & nephew of Carolyn & Mike)Sharron Neff (Vicky’s sister-in-law) preparing for surgery                                  For the health care community dealing with covid patients                       For those who are very ill & their families                                             For the unvaccinated                                                                        Sara McDonald has Barrett’s esophagus/no malignancy          Tutoring program (Jane)                                                                                  Danny Fisher                                                                                        Makayla Noble – happy to be back home                                    Alex Espy’s father                                                                                Dino’s cousin                                                                                          Joyce – mobility problems                                                                             Eric Harper  - on medication for chest pains                                            Jeremy Harper – continuing to try with new church plant                                      Marion & Rita O’Mary                                                                                      Thelma Cherry – congestive heart failure/chronic kidney disease (Phyllis) D’Arcy Griggs – growths non-malignant                                                         Emily Rose’s boyfriends’ father – died                                                   Hattie Lucille – 6 yr. old with brain cancer (Barbara Lee)                                   Marissa’s mother – pulled shoulder & back – can’t walk (Sophie)                 Maia – covid; doing better (Sophie)                                                             Tara – financial trouble for family (Sophie)                                              Ana – robbed; depression (Sophie)   Victoria – her grandmother died & her father left (Sophie) Father & brother, Alonso, sick with covid (Omar)South Baldwin Christian ChurchFor all those traveling:  Loggan & Eric, Milano & Adonis, Tammy’s parents, and Sarah KlinckPRAYER BOX:                                                                                            Delena - anxiety                                                                                   

Hello, Everyone,           


 I know we're all looking forward to the Thanksgiving potluck luncheon on Sunday.  Turkey and dressing will be provided; you just need to bring a side dish or a dessert.  Remember to stay after the luncheon to help decorate the church for Advent.           

It's that time of year again, we need toys for the Clothes Closet.  Please remember to put them on your shopping list.
 This Sunday, the 21st,  is the last day to order poinsettias for Advent.  You may order them in memory of someone or in honor of someone.  I will purchase the plants before Thanksgiving so they will be ready to place in the sanctuary on Sunday, the 28th.            

Next Sunday's sermon title is My Very Best.  The scripture reading is Psalm 100. 
I hope you all have a pleasant week.

Mary

A NOTE FROM KEN 
    This coming Sunday, November 21, is a very important one in the life of Graceland Christian Church.  Traditionally, on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, we decorate the sanctuary for the Advent/Christmas/Epiphany season.  This year will be no different, except that we have more to decorate.  In addition to the wreaths, manger scene, Chrismon Tree, and all the other trimmings in the sanctuary, we have some decorating to do in the fellowship hall.  Last year we didn't decorate there because no one was using the hall.      This year it's different.  The groups that use our facility weeknights are meeting again.  We're still hoping to get Sunday school started.  Our church is beginning to come out of the doldrums of Covid to be active once more.  
    There will be a Christmas tree in the fellowship hall, decorated with the ornaments we have asked each family to make, celebrating something about the family you would like to share with the congregation.  There is also a village.  It was given to the church a couple of years ago.  It will be set up in the back of the hall near the doors.  
    After church we'll feed you with our annual Thanksgiving luncheon.  All we ask is that you lend your decorating talents--even if they only extend to dragging boxes out of closets--to help beautify our church for the season.  Please stay and help if at all possible.
    Don't forget!  Sunday is the last day to order poinsettias.
Ken


UPCOMING EVENTS AT GRACELAND


Wednesday, November 17           

6:00 PM  Bible Study                                                     

7:00 PM  Choir Practice
 7:00 PM  AA/Alanon meeting
Thursday, November 18               

6:30 PM  Starlight Singers Rehearsal

Sunday, November 21                   

9:30 AM  Sunday School                                                     

11:00 AM  Worship Service
 Thanksgiving Potluck Luncheon                                                 

Decorate Church for Advent
Monday, November 22                 

 7:00 PM  Square DancingTuesday,

November 23                 

6:00 PM  Round Dancing                                                       

7:00 PM  Line Dancing
Wednesday, November 24           

 No church activities

Thursday, November 25               

 Thanksgiving Day

Sunday, November 28                   

!st Sunday of Advent                                                        

9:30 AM  Sunday School                                                       

11:00 AM  Worship Service

Elders Meeting following Worship
Monday, November 29                   

All Day Prayer Vigil


NOVEMBER ANNIVERSARIES


Chris & Michelle Bray                        11/10

Mike & Kelly Knight                            11/28


NO DECEMBER ANNIVERSARIES


NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

Tammy Klinck                           11/6

Kelly Knight                              11/6

Jan Harris                                 11/10

Brianna Miranda                       11/20

Zak Klinck                                 11/22

Jeanine Penn                            11/30


DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

Traco Lin Rabanes                12/8

Ashton Fisher                       12/16

Mason Grisham                   12/16

Omar Mercado                   12/17

Bobby Neyman                   12/27

Linda Wilson                       12/27

Mike Knight                       12/29

Janie Basford                    12/31



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 PRAYER REQUESTS & PRAISE                                                   


Mitchell Melton                                                                                   

Catherine Yeager                                                                              

Terry Barrett (Joyce) – waiting for heart transplant                                  

Family of Kurt (Jeanine’s grandson)                              

Connie Russell                                                                                         

Family of Fred Sluder  (Vicky)                              

Capt. Jeromy & Kelsey Baird (Jan & Don’s granddaughter & husband stationed in South Korea – will be home in January                          

 Virginia Fisher (Danny’s mother) cancer has spread to bones                         

Bobby Neyman – Alzheimer’s                                                                

Beverley Faverty – for endurance & peace                                             

George & Donna Mares – George needs liver transplant (Andy)              

Alma (Bonnie’s mom) – fell & Clyde (Stepdad)                                        

Katie Love (Bonnie’s sister) at home                                              

 LeAnne & Dale Atkins – hoping to adopt a baby (niece & nephew of Carolyn & Mike)                                                                                                  

 Sharron Neff (Vicky’s sister-in-law) preparing for surgery                                 

 For the health care community dealing with covid patients                      

 For those who are very ill & their families                                            

 For the unvaccinated                                                                        

Sara McDonald has Barrett’s esophagus/no malignancy         

 Tutoring program (Jane)                                                                                  

Danny Fisher                                                                                       

Makayla Noble – happy to be back home                                   

 Alex Espy’s father                                                                                

Dino’s cousin                                                                                          

Joyce – mobility problems                                                                             

Eric Harper  - on medication for chest pains                                            

Jeremy Harper – continuing to try with new church plant                                      

Marion & Rita O’Mary                                                                                      

Thelma Cherry – congestive heart failure/chronic kidney disease (Phyllis) 

D’Arcy Griggs – growths non-malignant                                                    

 Emily Rose’s boyfriends’ father – died                                                   

Hattie Lucille – 6 yr. old with brain cancer (Barbara Lee)                                   

Marissa’s mother – pulled shoulder & back – can’t walk (Sophie)                

Maia – covid; doing better (Sophie)                                                             

Tara – financial trouble for family (Sophie)                                             

 Ana – robbed; depression (Sophie)   

Victoria - her grandmother died & her father left    (Sophie) 

Father & brother, Alonso, sick with covid (Omar)

South Baldwin Christian Church

For all those traveling:  Loggan & Eric, Milano & Adonis, Tammy's parents, and Sarah Klinck                                     


PRAYER BOX:                                                                                            

Delena – anxiety                                                                               

                                                                                    


 



                                                         

 

           

                                    

               

                                        

                                                               

                                               

                      

   

 




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Worship Services in Southaven, MS

Worship Service in Southaven, MS

At Graceland Christian Church our worship service in Southaven, MS, is a blended style. We use the piano for accompaniment, and our choir delivers more than its size might normally. Angie and Zak are gifted musicians, and many of our choir members are gifted singers. We offer communion every week, and all are welcome at the Lord's Table. Children stay in worship until after the children's Sermon when they leave and go to Children's Church. Pastor Ken preaches timely and thoughtful messages. All are welcome to attend our worship service in Southaven, MS, at 11:00 each Sunday.



Christian Education in Southhaven, MS

We believe christian education in Southaven, MS, does not end when a child is a teen. There are many adults who have left the church after they were baptized/confirmed, and that's where their education about faith, the Bible, God, and Jesus ends. As adults, we need opportunities to learn again or relearn those things we were taught at a young age. At Graceland Christian Church, we do not tell you what you MUST believe but encourage you to find your own belief system with the help of others. Our adult class meets each Sunday at 10:00 and another class meets each Wednesday at 6:00 PM.

Our elementary children meet at 10:15 on Sundays and our teens meet at 9:30.



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