Church News

Here are some of the latest news and announcements about things happening in our Church.

Sunday school is held each Sunday at 9:15. Go directly to your class.

The Sanctuary class is broadcast live on Facebook each Sunday at 9:15.

Church will be held at 10:00 each Sunday in the sanctuary. Notice will be provided in advance on Facebook and by calling post messages if changes occur.

Worship services will also be live on Facebook and Mixlr.

The first Sunday in each month we will be on radio station 104.3 at 11:00 am.

Pastor’s Note

Be strong and courageous Joshua 1:9

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

God Assured Joshua he could be a person of courage and strength even when facing overwhelming obstacles and odds.

Like Joshua when we draw our strength from God, He will instruct us and give us strength and courage to face the enemy.

In Christ alone,


Church Camp has been postponed. Stay tuned for updates

As we begin a new church year, it’s time to get involved:
There are many opportunities: Sunday School, LIFE/LIFE JR, WMU, choir, Christmas Drive Thru, Church Camp and many more.
We need you!

Welcome new members that have been or going to be BAPTIZED:
Caitlyn Cochran
Grady Hyatt
Kaylie Hyatt
Cooper Wilkie
Max Wilkie
Alec Russell
Emma Russell
Nanita Lockhart

Sunday School News

Our younger Sunday School Classes could use donations of new or gently used Bible story books and Children’s Bibles to have in our classrooms. If you have any you would like to contribute, please turn in to Emily Reinhart. Thank you so much for helping us build these church libraries.

Sunday School Schedule for August:

August 7: The Genealogies of Jesus
Matthew 1 verses 1-17; Luke 3:23-38

August 14: The Announcement of Jesus:
Zechariah – Luke 1: 5-25
Mary & Elizabeth- Luke 1:26-80
Joseph-Matthew 1: 18-25

August 21: The Birth, Infancy and Childhood Of Jesus:
Luke 2: 1-52 ; Matthew 2: 1-23

August 28: Sunday School Elections
9:15 meet in your classroom for a count, then gather in the sanctuary for elections by 9:30

The average attendance for the month of July was 79. As we begin a new Sunday School year, it’s a wonderful time for you and your family to join a class. There are classes for all ages and where you will feel comfortable. Come join us!

WMU News

The WMU kick off will be Tuesday August 23rd @ Delilah Wallace’s home @ 6:30. Food will be provided, please RSVP at message center.

This is a great Time for new members, as we begin our new year. We will be discussing church Camp and other projects coming up. Members old and new are welcome and needed. Don’t forget to sign up for Delilah!

Food trays for September are Cindy and Megan

Adult Choir

Adult Choir practice will start back Wednesday September 7th @ 6:30. It will be a great time to come join us.

Keep on singing!

Life Group

LIFE News:
The Life group is going to start back August 10, grades 6th and up. We are looking forward to an exciting year with the youth.

Wyatt, Taylor, and Ron have already been discussing new things and ideas for this upcoming year. Life will meet each Wednesday night in August from 6-7:30. We will have dinner, a time of devotion, and music each week.

Come on out and bring your friends.

Life, Jr.


Life Jr. is excited to start back Wednesday, August 10th!

We will begin each Wednesday with dinner starting at 6:00.  Following dinner, kids will participate in choir practice, devotion, fun and games until 7:30.

We invite ALL kids, ages itty-bitty to 5th grade.

Life Jr. is always looking for volunteers.  If you feel led to lead one (short) devotion a month or plan a craft or game with the kids we invite you to reach out to a Life Jr. leader to sign up.  We look forward to seeing you each Wednesday at 6:00!

Rebecca Price, Shanna Wilbanks, Blake Wilkie, Julie Wilkie, Hilda Ammons

August at a glance

Each Sunday:
Sunday School 9:15
Worship: 10:00

  • August 10th: Life Group kick off/ Life Jr. kick off 6-7:30
  • August 17th Life /Life Jr. 6-7:30
  • August 21st: church conference, election of church officers and our Pastor
  • August 23rd: WMU kick off @ Delilah Wallace’s @ 6:30
    (Please RSVP at message center)
  • August 24th Life/ Life Jr. 6-7:30
  • August 28th Sunday School elections in the sanctuary 9:30
  • August 28th Deadline to sign up for church camp at message center
  • August 31st Life/Life Jr  6-7:30

Save the date

September 7th
Adult Choir practice at 6:30 pm

September 11th
Children and youth will sing specials @ worship service

December 3 & 4
Journey to Jesus Drive thru (please be in prayer)

Prayer Requests

Wyatt Barton
Family of Richard Bryant
Valerie Cheshire
Weymon and Frances Cook
Frankie Edge
Bobbie Gilleland
Peggy Gilleland
Elden & Ellen Golden (Parents of Wendy Gilleland)
Clinton Griffin
Bill McIntosh (Aortic Valve Replacement)
Doug Odum
Bill Pruitt
Gene and Norma Jean Pruitt
James and Lucille Rich
Ann Turner
Brenda Warren
Barbara Wheeler
Peggy Wheeler
Coriene Wilkie
Herman Wilkie
Family of Lisa Williams

** Please help us keep the prayer list current by adding or omitting as needed. Thank you for your help. **

Church Officers

Pastor: Ronnie McCormick
Church Clerk: Edwin Wilkie, Asst. Coy Cochran
Song Leader: Ronnie Price, Asst. Steve Pressley
Piano: Regina Groover, Asst. All others that play
Organ: Tabitha Wilkie, Asst. Wanda Harber
Spokesperson: Chad Cochran, Asst. Heath Wilkie
Sound System: Brian Wallace, Tim Perkins, Lance Carnes, Callie Odum, Tony Porter
Church Maintenance:Phil Cochran, Edwin Wilkie, Earl Turpin
Fellowship Hall: Joe Milford, Lance Carnes, Randy Wilkie
Cemetery: Heath Wilkie, Randy Wilkie, Coy Cochran
Delegates to Association: Randy Wilkie and Ronnie Price

Hightower Deacon Board

Randy Wilkie -Chairman
Lance Carnes
Chad Cochran
Coy Cochran
Waymon Cook
Ron Cooper
Thomas Heard
Billy Hill
Tim Perkins
Ronnie Price
Gene Wheeler
Edwin Wilkie
Heath Wilkie
Wyatt Wilkie