We express our deepest sympathy to Vanessa Johnson in the death this
week of her mother, Josephine Mason Strong, age 85. Ms. Strong tested
positive for the Corona virus a few weeks ago, which caused her health to quickly
decline. Vanessa traveled back and forth to Chattanooga to be with her mother
and was able to be by her mother's side when she took her last breath. Please
remember Vanessa and Jasmine and their family during this difficult time.
The visitation will be this Friday, February 5, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at
Advantage Funeral Home, 1724 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, 37404, with the
graveside memorial service following at 3 p.m., at Hamilton Memorial Gardens,
5351 Highway 153, Hixon, 37343.
We express our sincere condolences to James Davis and his family, as they grieve
the loss of his brother, Jerry Martin, age 65. Mr. Martin lived in West Tennessee and
died after years of suffering with multiple health complications.
We wish to extend our sympathy to Dawn Price in the loss of her cousin Kenny
“Bigfoot” Sartain who died on impact in a single car accident on January 7.
Please remember Dawn and her family in your prayers, as they have lost three family
members in the last few months.
We express our condolences to Vicki Owens whose father Jim Rhodes passed
away, January 7, on his farm in Kansas, from health issues.
Our sincere sympathy goes to Tim Beach and family in the loss of his grandfather
James “Peets” Beach, of Covid-19, in December. This was Tim’s third grandparent to
die in 2020, along with his grandparents Bobbie Shupe and Gail Park. Please keep the
Beach family in your prayers.
We express our deepest sympathy to Tim Bratcher and family in the sudden loss
of his father Melvin Bratcher. Tim especially requests prayers for his mother Pam
during this difficult time. Tim’s parents were married for 57 years.
Melinda Hart fell Sunday, and her urgent care provider took a neurology test
and sent her to Vanderbilt for more tests.
Ginger Mimms had cataract surgery this week.
James Smith continues his battle with cancer.
Kiena Price is receiving radiation treatments five days a week.
Laurie Capron is receiving therapy after recent surgery on her arm.
Eddie Wiseman has been diagnosed with a fractured vertebra.
Joella Randall is recovering from a second extensive surgery on her right
Marene Thomas is receiving chemotherapy treatment for kidney disease.
Nathan Rowe requests prayers for his 87-year-old father Alfred Rowe, who
recently tested positive for Covid-19 and is also dealing with heart failure.
Sharon Krogh, a sister in the Memphis Church, has been hospitalized this week
P. J. Green’s Uncle Jay just died from Covid-19. She requests prayers for her
Lajuanda Harley’s sister-in-law, Ravi, has been hospitalized in Atlanta with
Patrice Gray loves visits, but the rehab center where she lives is not allowing
visitors due to Covid-19. As you can imagine, this is very difficult for Patrice.
Please send cards of encouragement to Patrice at: Trevecca Center for
Rehabilitation, Room 311-A, 329 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37210.
Family and Friends:
Former Nashville evangelist Frank Williams had cancer surgery this week resulting in
an encouraging diagnosis.
Melinda Hart is petitioning for prayers for her mother, as she goes through
tests to access a mass discovered on her liver.
Darnell Hill started rehab in the hospital, which is a big step. He still has
many issues cognitively and physically, as he is still in and out, unable to
remember or comprehend some things, but he is making small, steady progress.
Please pray for God’s healing touch and for comfort for the family.
Lorita Ross’s niece and Rita Phillips’s cousin Lisa Huff, of Detroit, MI, has
end-stage breast and bone cancer. Please pray for Lisa’s family, as she is a
mother and grandmother.
Delisa Helton’s mother Loretta Lloyd has been undergoing radiation treatment
for lung cancer.
Cathy Freiberger’s sister-in-law Lisa Coffman is continuing to receive chemo
treatments for metastatic breast cancer in her right lung. A new CT scan showed
that the mass has shrunk from 15 centimeters to 9 or 10 centimeters! She was
also able to get a port, which has really helped her treatments go more
smoothly. Prayers are also needed that her white blood cell count won’t drop
Cathy Freiberger is requesting prayers for her friend Cheryl Mizzell who is
continuing intensive weekly radiation and chemo treatments for cancer in her
neck. Please also pray for her nausea from the treatments to improve.
Sheila Bowen requests prayers for her cousin Linda who is being treated for
stage four cancer.
Diane Brown requests prayers for Nayibe, a disciple in Bogota, Colombia,
who is recovering from surgery for breast cancer.
Joella Randall and Cheryl Maner request prayers for their mom Carolyn
Payne, who is struggling with Parkinson’s Disease.
Barry Holt requests prayers for his 92-year-old mother Erma, who fell again,
and for Barry’s stepfather Will, who is receiving radiation treatments for cancer.
Wendell Bolton’s sister Verita Bolton-Moses has been diagnosed with stage
Victoria Henry requests continued prayers for her mother Jennifer Lambert
who recently completed chemo treatments for pancreatic cancer and needs to
Mike Engel’s cousin Keith Engel has had a recurrence of cancer.
Dan Leonard’s sister Laura Leonard is being treated for cancer with hormone
Jesse Kay’s daughter-in-law Jennie Kay is receiving treatment for
The Greater Nashville Church participates in charitable giving programs through Kroger and Amazon Smile. These are opportunities for the church to receive contributions from these businesses based on your normal spending with these companies. But you need to let them know that GNC is your preferred charitable organization.
Kroger – You must have a Kroger Plus card/account. Log in to your account online (you may have to register first). Go to Community Rewards on the left menu about halfway down the page. The GNC organization number is WM542. Be sure to re-enroll in this program at least annually.
Amazon Smile – You must have an Amazon account to participate in this program. To enroll, go to smile.amazon.com and login to your Amazon account as you normally would. You should see the link at the top of the page, just under the search bar, that will allow you to select a charity. Click on the link and search for our name, Greater Nashville Church.
If we all participate in these programs, it would likely result in a few thousand dollars of additional revenue each year.
This would be a great way to help cover the cost of the new playground for our children’s ministry in 2020!
Please contact Nathan Rowe (615.596.6748) with any questions.
Please email all announcements and prayer requests to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday of each week to ensure they make it into that week’s Newsletter. If we are unable to get your requests in that week’s Newsletter, we will include them next week.
If you do not have access to email, you can write down your announcement and put it under the church office door.
NOTE: We need regular updates to your prayer requests to keep them in the Newsletter
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 1 John 3:16