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FOCUS - Fellowship of Christians United to Serve
FOCUS - FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIANS UNITED TO SERVE, as a tax-exempt organization, has a vision of being a year-round support ministry for Christian Churches, Ministries, and Faith-Based Events including an annual Christian festival, a website, and social media to be a support organization with the following mission:
Foster Christian denominations to work together as one body in Christ as commanded in John 17:21
Be a communication hub to encourage attendance at Christian based events open to the public.
Be a compilation of information of area churches and ministries for residents or visitors.
Be a basic material resource for those seeking Jesus in their life
A LETTER TO PASTORS
To all the Pastors in this Region
Counties included: Fannin, Towns, Union, GA; Clay, Cherokee, NC; Polk, TN
As you well know, we live in a broken world with many broken people. But we must realize that the church, the Body of Christ, is also broken. Jesus is not coming back for many brides.... He is coming back for one beautiful bride, the church that is one, with each other and one in Him just as Jesus is in His Father. Please prayerfully accept this invitation.
Please let us know if we can expect your participation in the following conference. Your participation makes a difference.
A Christian tri-state multidenominational regional pastor conference is being planned for Thursday/Friday, March 5 and 6, 2020. The topic of the conference is "For a Time Such As This". How can unity and cooperation among churches and denominations be fostered in a changing landscape of "Christian Identity"?
Preliminary commitments for speakers are Dr. John Armstrong, Carol Stream, IL, former pastor, national speaker, founder of The Initiative, a community fostering Christian unity, and author of "Costly Love" and many other books on the pastoral challenge and Dr. Stan Ponz, President, Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL, and founder of Make It Clear Ministries.
The proposed schedule is:
Thursday, March 5: 6 pm to 9 pm, dinner and "Meet the Speakers".
Friday, March 9 am - Breakfast
10 – 12 pm: Dr. John Armstrong, "Costly Love"/ Discussion
12 - 1 pm: Lunch
1 - 3 pm: Dr. Stan Ponz, Taking the Word of God into Every Person's World
Location: Hinton Retreat Center, 2330 Hinton Center Rd., Hayesville, NC 29804
Registration includes Hinton Center and meals:
Early registration $40/person deadline November 15
Registration $ 50.00 after November 15
Late Registration $60 after February 1
FOCUS Executive Director
FOCUS Board President
Fellowship of Christians United to Serve
Register online by clicking here. Send your payment to FOCUS, PO Box, 2933, Blairsville, GA 30514.
E-mail FOCUS to receive an application or more information:
Or you may call us at 706-897-8881
Let us know how we can serve you and your
Church, Ministry, Mission or Faith-Based Event.
Let us hear from you here.
If you believe that the church is called to be one (as Jesus prayed in John 17 ) .... to be ONE BODY IN CHRIST, we invite you to be a part of FOCUS. First and foremost, please pray for Chrisitan unity. Then share your time, your talent or donations to help the FOCUS vision. Contact us at 706-897-8881 or send us a note here to ask questions of to offer the gifts you have to build the Body of Christ.
Remembering FOCUS FEST, 2019
May 11, 2019
Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville, Georgia
On May 11th 50 area-wide organizations, ministries, churches, authors came together to celebrate the 4th Annual FOCUS Festival. Participating churches were Antioch Baptist, Church of Christ, First Baptist Blairsville, Grace Worship Center, House of Prayer, House of the Living God, Redeemer Baptist, Seventh day Adventist, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Visitors arrived to enjoy visiting, shopping, learning about various ministries and churches; listening to music; eating great foods and receiving prizes from local businesses. Breakfast sandwiches and coffee was served by the House of Prayer and BBQ meals by Joshua’s Warriors as well as other snack foods. Children enjoyed making cards for family; some children learned to rope from Cowboys for Christ; others received animal balloons from Christian Motorcycle Association.
Local authors were available in a first-time event for FOCUS: Book-Signing. It was an honor to have with us: Author, Ray Lunsford, a 94-year-old WWII veteran who recently celebrated his 70th years in ministry. With him, also from Marble, NC was author, Sharon Kephart. Other authors included Paula Jean Henry, J.R. Collins who recently received his second international book award; Paula Massie Oneal; Doris Durbin; Sylvia Dyer Turnage and Arlene Gray who was donating all her proceeds to Georgia Mountain Pregnancy Center.
After Opening Prayer by Pastor George Cline, Antioch Baptist Church, music began to fill the air from Section 3 provided by musicians: Ken Soltys with Angela Logan opening the day with the blowing of the shofar, trumpet, and worship music. They were followed by Jay Golden, Jayna Jennings with Will Potts; Glorybound and ROC – Rock of Christ. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalm 133:1
Snapshots from FOCUS FEST 2019 - May 11, 2019
WELCOMING YOU HOME
For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Romans 12:4-5