• On Monday, May 22nd Blood Drive Donors can get in “beach mode”. The Red Cross is giving away
    free beach towels while supplies last. The times and place are from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Waycross Exchange Club.
  • Hospice Satilla invites all military veterans and their families to join them for lunch on Wednesday, May 24th, 2023, at the Stephen Venue, 773 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross. For more information and to RSVP call 912-590-1243.
  • REMINDER: New SPLOST tax begins in Ware County on July 1, 2023.


Danny Bartlett introduced Vietnam Veteran and pilot John Ratcliff. Ratcliff has a passion for flying and aims to spread his zeal for piloting an airplane to a new generation. The member of the Georgia Black Pilots Association was among the organizers of The Flight Orientation Program For Youth Fly-In held last month in Waycross.
The activity is an orientation for youth. It was set up so students in 3rd through 12th grade can have an opportunity to experience flight. He said the day-long event had participants from as far away as Chattanooga, TN. Adding that the Jones Company gave a lot of support to the program which he expects to really start growing with word of the activity being more widely circulated.
Ratcliff spoke of meeting good people in Waycross, including Ware County Commissioner Leonard Burse who was in the audience. He said that Waycross has one of the best airports around for its size. It far exceeds the capabilities of other airports in the surrounding area.
Because he likes the airport in Waycross Ratcliff said he is checking out the possibility of an air show.
He is in preliminary talks with the Thunderbirds, the Air Forces Aerobatic Demonstration Squadron.


Program Chair Sondra Crews introduced Pastor Caleb Lancaster of the Remnant Church, He began by saying he was impressed by the Exchange Club’s Covenant Of Service which emphasizes service to others. The Covenant Of Service demonstrates
that Exchange Club members take service seriously.
Quoting Jesus, “I did not come here to be served, I came to serve.”
The church is a mile South of Cracker Barrel Restaurant.
Pastor Lancaster, a native of Ware County, and his team organized the ministry in August 2015.
The church building was the former World Harvest Church. At Easter 2023, the growing church hosted over 1,000 in attendance. He said God has done good things and the congregation has grown, as members come from surrounding communities as far away as North Florida and Valdosta.
Pastor Lancaster reminded us that we all know someone who is struggling or has struggled with substance abuse. Celebrate Recovery meetings are held each Thursday night.
Celebrate Recovery is a national ministry based on the eight principles of The Sermon on the Mount from the New Testament. The program is designed to help people with substance abuse. These meetings are certified and sanctioned by the National Organization. Some who attend the recovery meetings are ordered by the court to attend. Others are on probation, and it is part of the probation requirements.
Expanding on his ministry’s commitment to service he referenced the Last Supper when Jesus washed the feet of the Disciples. He offered up three principles of service:

  • People who follow us will not do what we refuse to do ourselves
  • Find a need and fill it
  • Find a hurt and heal it

For more information about Remnant Church and their life-changing activities and future plans call 912-548-1725 or email: [email protected] or FaceBook.

Unity for Service

Our Motto - Unity for Service
The motto was adopted in 1917.
Its originator, Charles Berkey,
said the motto was inspired
by the 133rd Psalm, which says
“Behold how good and pleasant
it is for brethren to dwell
together in unity.”

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