Everybody is Welcomed at Sweet Magnolia.
For over 100 years, Magnolia has served as a Progressive Witness of Jesus Christ in the Statesboro and Bulloch County. At Magnolia, you find yourself in a warm and welcoming environment that will allow you to experience real folks abiding in community loving each other and God. We have convenient parking located near the front entrance for our first-time guests. Our Magnolia Ambassadors and Ushers will be glad to help you find a Christian Education class or simply find a seat for the worship service.
Beyond hospitality, Magnolia is committed to being Christian stewards of love. As such, we practice love, build the beloved community and pursue social justice. We believe the overwhelming message of the Bible, in story after story, is that of God's radical love and welcome. Every time we think we know who's in and who's out, God does something to challenge those assumptions, to unbind our hearts and minds from old ways of understanding, and to draw the circle ever wider.
Our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. Together, we are striving to become a place where there's relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassionate care. So whether you are a spiritual seeker who is just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at Sweet Magnolia!
At Sweet Magnolia, all our resources are utilized to provide a Christ-centered setting where people in this community can be redeemed to a personal relationship with Christ, reconciled to God and his people, restored to wholeness, to well being, and revived for a full life involved in service to others.
At Sweet Magnolia, you can be redeemed, reconciled, restored, and revived. Lets go!
Stop wasting money on junk that does not satisfy. Listen to me, listen well: Eat only the best. Isaiah 55:2
THROUGH WORSHIP | Sunday services are at 10:00 am on First, Second, and Third Sundays.
THROUGH STUDY | Sunday School for all ages is Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. Additionally, there is a Morning Devotion every Wednesday at 6:30 am. Just dial 712.775.7200 and use Passcode 1065315# to participate. Pastor Johnson leads an enriching Bible Study known as Hour of Power every Wednesday at 6:30 pm.
THROUGH SERVICE | One of the most important values of Magnolia is our mission to the Statesboro community. Magnolia's members are involved in a variety of church-based ministries and community partnerships. Feel free to contact our church office at (912) 587-5432 with further questions.
CLOSING THE GAP | Every Month the Sweet Magnolia family supports the Statesboro Area Foodbank and other programs to responde to the problem of food insecurity confronting our Community.
Additionally, members serve through Feeding Statesboro, a hot lunch project, every 3rd Tuesday with our partners, Statesboro UUFS. Support Now!
MORNING DEVOTION | Spend time each day reading and reflecting on God. Magnolia uses Our Daily Bread, a daily online and printed devotional.
Join our weekly Early Morning Devotional at 6:30 am by dialing 712.775.7200 and code 1065315#.
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Honoring a Prophet
Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. | Sweet Magnolia is committed to building the Beloved Community. In January, we honor Dr. King in worship and through community service.
01.11 - Annual Oratorical Program at Willow Hill Renaissance Center at 9 AM.
01.18 - NAACP Youth Council Breakfast at St. Matthews Catholic Church at 8 AM.
01.20 - Annual MLK Day Parade in Downtown Statesboro at 2 PM.
01.20 - Community Program at Elm Street Church of God at 3 PM.
400 Years: 1619-2019
HISTORY | Marking Time was Sweet Magnolia's yearlong tribute to 400 years of the creative industry of a people who were kidnapped and brought unwillingly to these shores and who, with resolute African spirit, fought for human dignity and equality.
For the Culture
AWARENESS | Sweet Magnolia is committed to empowering the community to achieve and maintain health and wellness.
Every December 1st and February 7th Sweet Magnolia mark World AIDS Day and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Learn More.
Dig Deeper Commentary
FINANCIAL SECURITY | Sweet Magnolia is committed to empowering the community to achieve and maintain financial security. Learn More.
What are your thoughts? Send them to Pastor Johnson.
Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church is well served by the Reverend Dr. Francys Johnson. The pulpit of Magnolia has long provided community-wide leadership.
Over the last 20 years Dr. Johnson has exemplified the values of Christian service with humility before the Mount Moriah Baptist Church congregation of Pembroke. First Lady Meca Williams-Johnson’s particular success in youth programming and academic mentoring are assets to ministries of Magnolia. Further, they are ambassador’s of our faith community to the region and nation.
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