On our Pastor’s Heart

God does not forget your labor

For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister (Hebrews 6:10, NKJV).

Can I just tell you how proud I am of this church?

Part of our job is “the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry” (Ephesians 4:12). We are equipping and sharpening one another to serve Christ and His bride, the church. So, it is exciting to see the church laboring for the Kingdom.

Recently, we put out a plea for help with the lawn and grounds, and people stepped up to help. We did the blitz and the healthcare clinic, and people stepped up to serve. This afternoon, we are hosting a community cookout, and people have stepped up to serve, setting up, fixing food, grilling, talking with the community, and praying.

We put out a plea, as we do every year, for help with VBS. What happened? Our church responded. We have teachers and workers and helpers and people inviting friends and people praying.

Next, New Mount Calvary Baptist Church invited us to serve with them, helping to provide summer lunches for kids in need, and several people have volunteered to serve.

Then, we had a request for help in Iowa to help Scott and Anita Hill. What happened in that situation? Well, again, people from our church volunteered to go and serve the Kingdom of God.

I cannot wait to see how God blesses and works through our church tonight at the cookout, next week at VBS, and throughout the summer with the children and as our church goes on mission to Iowa.

God will not forget your labor of love and how you have ministered to other believers.

Wacky Wednesday






… begins Wednesday, June 3, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. in the pavilion. Come join us each Wednesday for a Summer of exciting games and hands-on Bible studies. It is for children, ages 2 years-old through 5th grade.


Note: Dress for fun!

Upcoming Events

  • Sun., May 31 – Community Cook Out
  • June 7 to 12 (Sun. to Fri.) – VBS
  • Wed., June 10 – Smokies Baseball
  • Sat., June 20 – VBS Blitz
  • Sun., June 21 – Father’s Day
  • Mon., June 29 – IMPACT CAMP begins
  • Sun., July 5 – Patriotic Service
  • Sun., July 12 – Lord’s Supper
  • Wed., July 15 – Project iCare


On our Pastor’s heart

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Last Sunday evening, we had our Community Blitz to get information about the Healthcare Clinic in the hands of people in our community. I must confess that I was extremely pleased and blown away by all the people who joined us to walk the streets and pass-out flyers. Bro. Gene did a rough count and said that there were just over 50 people from City View, from New Mt. Calvary, and from Wallace Mobile Healthcare, Inc. So thank you for giving your time and effort on Sunday.

Thank you also for those who volunteered to serve on Saturday at the Healthcare Clinic. We couldn’t have done it without you. Last of all, thank you for praying for God to work in our community.

Summer Lunch Program … for the children

Because of poverty, many of area children have no one to provide or prepare lunch for them throughout the summer. During the school year, they receive breakfast and lunch at school, but during the summer they go without.

Several years ago, some ladies from New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church were concerned about these children. So through the leadership of Sister Jackie C., they joined forces with Second Harvest and the CAC to help feed these children.

This year, New Mt. Calvary is asking City View to help them with this ministry. Beginning June 1, Second Harvest will deliver prepared-meals; a CAC bus will transport the children to and from City View for lunch; and 2 to 3 volunteers will be at City View to serve the meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you are interested in volunteering or finding out more information, please see Susan P. or Pastor Luckey after worship this morning.


See the Fields and Pray

Next Sunday


Time: 6:00 pm

Free Community Cookout

Spread the Word!

cookoutNext Sunday Evening, May 31 beginning at 6 p.m., the Washams are going to join us as we host a Cookout for the community. The food will be great; the music and message will be inspiring; and the opportunity to get to know our neighbors will be wonderful.washams

Please help us invite the community for this fun evening.


… Journey Off the Map

Hi Children! off-the-map

VBS runs June 7 to 12, from 6 to 9 p.m., and we are excited about you coming.

Our teachers have been praying and preparing for you and your friends. So get out and invite your friends, invite your cousins, and invite your neighbors.

We are looking forward to an exciting adventure, as we travel through God’s Word. Our prayer is that you will encounter Jesus as you take this journey.

Get busy and invite your best friend to VBS.VBS 2015

Smokies Baseball at the Park

June 10 at noon


You are invited to join us for a Smokies game on June 10. The game begins at noon. The cost is $13.50 for the ticket and a meal. Please sign-up to go at the iCare Table or see Bro. Gene to purchase your tickets.

Attention: Vans will be leaving from the church at 11 a.m.

On our Pastor’s heart (5-17-15)

The Next 30 Days

We as a church have been praying for several months for God to work in our community. We have been praying for God to transform lives … to bring people to salvation. We have been praying specifically for those things that will happen in the next 30 days.

We will continue to pray, but now it is also time to go to work for Christ.

This is Important: Please, come back tonight to help us Blitz our community with doorknockers, inviting the community to come out. Give God 90 minutes. Help us get the word out.
The Community Blitz begins tonight at 6:00 p.m.

Making Christ well-known…the next 30 days

Healthcare Clinic this Saturday, May 23. The clinic runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pray. Help. Tell a friend.

Community Cookout with the Washams on Sunday evening, May 31. Bring a dish and desert, eat a hamburger and a hotdog, visit with people from the community, and enjoy the evening with the Washams. Note: We do need some help grilling. See Janice I. or Lorene F.

VBS 2015 runs from Sunday, June 7, through Friday, June 12. VBS begins at 6 p.m. Pray…Serve…Invite friends and family.

God be merciful to us and bless us,
And cause His face to shine upon us,
That Your way may be known on earth,
Your salvation among all nations.
Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy!
(Psalm 67:1-4a, NKJV)


See the Fields and Pray


Summer Lunches

… for the children

Would you like to help serve lunches this summer in partnership with our sister church, New Mount Calvary Baptist Church?. Sister Jackie C., has coordinated a summer lunch program for school-age children for the last few years. As they prepare to launch this summer, they are hoping to enlist some volunteers from City View to help.

Please contact Pastor Luckey for more info!

On our Pastor’s heart (5-10-15)

A Full Spring and Summer

I praise God that He has given us a spring and summer full of events this year. I look forward to seeing Him work in the lives of so many. I also want to thank our church for being diligent to pray for God to bring salvation and transformation in our community. Please continue faithfully to pray and share and love on people in the name of Jesus.

The famous English pastor, Charles H. Spurgeon, once said:

If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.

I hope you will adopt his passion for praying for and sharing the Good News.

Immediate Outreach Events…

Community Blitz on Sunday evening, May 17. Please help us get flyers out to the community telling about the Clinic and the Cookout.

Healthcare Clinic on Saturday, May 23. We can use your help.

Community Cookout with the Washams on Sunday evening, May 31. Bring a dish and desert, eat a hamburger and a hotdog, visit with people from the community, and enjoy the evening with the Washams. Note: We do need some help grilling. See Janice I. or Lorene F.

VBS 2015 beginning Sunday, June 7, and ending June 12. Start now inviting your friends and family.


See the Fields and Pray

Joined Hands

…if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees … let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.
(Charles H. Spurgeon)