Aglow International to host spaghetti dinner

June 27, 2014

Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse will be hosting a spaghetti dinner with entertainment for $7 on Thursday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse Assembly Fellowship Hall, located at 412 Newman Street. Place your order by calling Minnie at 338-8924; Linda at 338-7844; or Stefanie at 514-9526.

Broadway Baptist Church 
The very existence of God is the greatest, most profound, amazing truth anyone can know. The possibility to know God, have a personal relationship with God and fellowship with God will change our perspective of life and outlook of the future. Honestly, to know that a Holy, righteous, loving God is in heaven, watching over us, in control of everything, keeping the world spinning, the stars hung, the sun and moon in place and still have time for us is beyond my comprehension.
To know and experience His love, mercy and grace, to be able to come to Him at anytime, anywhere, with any problem knowing He is listening and ready to answer and to practice this reality everyday is more than I deserve. Yet, it is my privilege! The question remains, “Do I practice my privilege?”  
My friend, “Do you know Him? Have you experienced His love, mercy and grace?” If not, come to Him today.
Broadway Baptist Church would like to invite you to come and worship with us this Sunday at 710 E. Third Street. Our Life Groups, which are for all ages, start at 10 a.m. Our morning service starts at 10:50 a.m. and our evening service starts at 6 p.m. Our midweek service is on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (We offer Bible study for all ages.) Come worship with us and be blessed.

Emmanuel Fellowship Church
We invite you to join us this Sunday at Emmanuel Fellowship Church! Our Sunday morning services are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Both morning services are filled with the same warm fellowship, dynamic worship and life-giving messages, as well as top-notch children’s ministry and nursery care for children up to fifth grade.
This week, we are continuing our “Summer Survival Series.” This sermon series will highlight beloved Bible stories and allow us to search the Scriptures for God’s word and will for us — even in the midst of triple digit temperatures. Immediately following the second service, we will also be hosting a membership class for all those interested in becoming a member of EFC. Join us for a fun time of fellowship (lunch provided) and vision casting! Please call the church offices at 236-9200 to register for the class and for any needed childcare (provided free of charge) by Friday, June 27.
The Salvage Yard youth ministry, for grades 6-12, meets Wednesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. for their worship service and for many other various events. Find out more on their facebook page at www.facebook.com/InTheYard.
We also invite you to step into The Growth Central Bookstore when you visit EFC. It’s stocked with Bibles, study aids, marriage and parenting resources, worship music, inspirational gifts, original art and fiction books — there’s something for everyone! The bookstore is open between Sunday morning services, from 10:30-11 a.m. and again at 12:30-1 p.m.
For more information about the ministry of EFC, log onto the church website at www.efcsweetwater.com.

First Assembly of God
First Assembly of God, located at 312 E. Avenue B, pastored by Rev. G. Wayne Kirk wishes to thank you for helping in our fundraising effort of selling fireworks at our fireworks fundraiser sale in the Mr. Fireworks stand located on Hailey Street at Hwy Bus 70 N and Hwy 70 N. We have been open since Wednesday June 24 and will be through July 4. This will allow you to get items you want to celebrate July 4 and help the church at the same time. Your purchases and further purchases will help us in projects we are doing to improve our outreach into the community.
Pastor Kirk desires that you join them for any of the services of the church. The Sunday schedule is Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. followed by morning worship and children’s church at 10:45 a.m. The evening campmeeting service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. there is a program called Kids Club for girls and boys, from potty trained through fifth grade, then at 7 p.m. then is an adult Bible study. Pastor Kirk says you are welcomed to call 236-6461 for further information or visit the website at www.1stAG-Sweetwater-TX.com. You can also find us on Facebook at; First Assembly, Sweetwater, TX.

First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church invites you and your family to join us on this Sunday, June 29, for Bible study, beginning at 9:15 a.m. for all ages, followed by the Sunday morning service, which begins at 10:30 a.m. First Baptist Church is located at 213 East Third Street, next door to the Post Office. We warmly greet you! Your presence will enhance our worship experience and our fellowship together!
Koinonia coffee is held at The Welcome Center before Bible study each Sunday morning. Coffee is the perfect complement to meeting old friends and new. It is an invitation to sit and talk for a while, to share stories, to get to know one another better. You are invited to join friends each Sunday morning as we all share a warm cup of Koinonia Coffee.
The FBC Heritage Timeline is located on the first floor hall leading to the Welcome Center. You can add special moments and memories during your time here at FBC on the Timeline!
The Missions item to be collected for the month of June is canned carrots. Each month we have collected different items which are being used to restock our pantry which is to be used as a resource for needy families.
Ballots for the Pastor Search Team will be ready on June 25, and voting will be through June 29. On Sunday, June 29, we will vote to approve the Pastor Search Team, the Pastor Search Team Covenant, the Men’s Ministry Team, the Women’s Ministry Team and the recommendation from the Transition Team and Stewardship Committee for the Cooperative Giving.
P3 will be July 21-24 at Hillcrest Apartments. Please contact the church office for further information.
Saturday, June 28, at 8 a.m. the men will meet for breakfast and Bible Study.
First lunch will be following the worship service on July 6. It will be Taco pile on!
Christmas in July is the most wonderful time of the year – at least until December! Be a part of Christmas in July at FBC! Events include: July 1 – Church office Christmas Open House, July 2 – Youth Christmas caroling, July 6-13 – Operation Christmas Child, July 16 – Kids decorating Christmas cookies and July 30 – Christmas service and fellowship.
On Sunday July 13, 20 and 27, at 6 p.m., Kelly Pigott will bring us a special study on Christian History.
For in depth information on First Baptist Church Sweetwater, find us on Facebook or at www.fbcsweetwater.org.

First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church Sweetwater welcomes all to join us for worship. Our church is a warm and loving church and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need pastorally. We would love to have you be our guest.
The Adult Sunday School Class will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 29. Worship is at 10:45 a.m. and Brenda Church will be bringing the message. Linda Rasco and Mike Briggs will be greeters and Richard Smola will be the worship assistant for the worship service. During the worship service, the noisy offering will be collected. The noisy offering goes to support the missions of the Ministerial Alliance.
July 4: The Little Ones and IBKs are invited to be in the Fourth of July parade. Everyone wear red, white and blue, and carry a small flag if you can. You may walk or ride your bike. You may also ride a go-cart or golf cart if you have one. Strollers are welcome, too. Be sure to decorate your bike or go cart, too. We will all stay together. The parade starts at 10 a.m. so we will meet on Ash Street at 9:45 a.m. Parents may walk with us or meet us at the end. The parade ends at the park.
The mission of First Presbyterian Church is to make disciples for Jesus Christ by being an oasis of God’s love. Worship services are each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. We are located at the corner of 14th Street and McCaulley, across from the high school. Find out more information about our ministry by calling 235-5491 or visit the church’s website www.fpcsweetwater.org.

First United Methodist Church
Sweetwater First United Methodist Church wants to invite you to join us on Sunday mornings to worship and praise our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The United Methodist Church is open to all persons and is a place where all are welcome and encouraged to “come as you are” with the expectation that by the grace of God you will leave different. The change that a relationship with Christ brings about is a life-changing encounter and we believe that while God accepts us as we are He loves us enough not to leave us in our sins. We believe that Scripture informs all aspects of our lives and should be our rule and authority.
The first service begins at 8:45 a.m. and is built around a traditional model with great hymns of the church. This service uses a more liturgical framework and often employs a wonderful choir. Immediately following the first service we have Sunday school classes for all ages and stages of life. We invite you to try one of our many opportunities to come together and seek God in small groups that emphasize God’s Word and proclaim His glory. At 10:50 a.m. we have a second worship service that has a decidedly contemporary flavor and incorporates more of progressive style and pace. This second service also has a children’s church for kids in preschool through third grade. The children stay through our time of praise and then go to their own worship service.
Sweetwater FUMC also has youth activities on Sunday nights beginning at 6 p.m. with a prayer and praise time that we call Adoratio. Every Tuesday and Wednesday FUMC hosts the Gaylord’s Pantry and a clothes closet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Please enter through the North (4th Street) entrance if you would like to receive God’s blessing through either of these ministries.
News this week: How are those New Year’s resolutions looking now that we’ve reached the halfway point? We always seem to come up short on our “resolutions” but God is never late or short on His promises. Come join us on Sunday for a look at few promises God has given to us in Scripture. Since this week is a “Fifth Sunday,” we will be having one service at 10:50 a.m. We hope you’ll join us!
Activities this week:
• Sunday worship at 10:50 a.m. (one service this week).
• Adoratio at 6 p.m.
• Sheep at 6:30 p.m.
• Office will be closed on Friday, July 4.
Fun activities are offered at different times during the month for fourth through sixth graders (Club 456) and first through third graders (UMKids). If you have any questions call Linda at our church office (325-236-6617) or email churchoffice@fumcsweetwater.org. If you need prayer or have the need to contact our pastor you can call the same number or email him at pastor@fumcsweetwater.org.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Our Mission Statement: “To glorify Christ in all that we do by bringing people to Christ and equipping them to serve Christ.”
Please join us in welcoming our new pastor, Jake Wade. Come and give him your hand in Christian love and fellowship as we join together in ministry, making “Disciples of Jesus Christ.” Sunday time changes:
• Fellowship at 8:30 a.m.;
• Worship at 9 a.m.;
• Sunday school at 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Jake’s sermon is entitled “Here I Am.” Worship assistants are Lisa Peterson serving as worship leader, Brenda Alexander leads the congregational hymns and plays the keyboard, greeter is Jo Whitfield and in the absence of Eugenia Hill, Natalie Barela will serve as pianist. Brenda will sing a special musical selection during the morning worship.
This is “noisy money” Sunday. Remember to bring your coins and/or folding money for the outreach ministry, “No More Malaria.” In addition to the goal of eradicating malaria in Africa, the ministry furnishes bed nets for families, supports new medical research and assists hospitals in their ability to provide quality care for malaria patients.
“Homebound Ministry” will have July 4 decorative snack sacks available for delivery to our “shut ins” following worship service.
With school being out, summer activities are crowded into the weeks before the fall semester begins. Children and youth are participating in church and athletic camps, families vacationing and attending family reunions, spending time with friends, etc. “Bless This House” asks prayer for safety in all activities and that everyone enjoys a fun filled summer, remembering to always display a Christian attitude in all encounters with others.
Even though the present school year has come to a close, we know the summer months go by rapidly. With the new school year approaching in early August, our next community outreach is our “School Ministry.” Highland Heights will once again collect school supplies for needy students in the second and third grades at the East Ridge Elementary campus. A list of suggested items to purchase is available at the back of the sanctuary. Please bring your selections to the church on or before the consecration date of Sunday, the 10th of August, and they will be delivered the following week to the school campus.
You are always invited to join us at 1801 Lamar Street, sharing in our vision of making Disciples of Jesus Christ, growing spiritually, fulfilling our God-given gifts, witnessing to others and ministering to ones in need.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
(the Mormons)
June 25 — Members went to the Sweetwater Healthcare Center and handed out 16 tote bags for wheelchairs and walkers which were made by the ladies at church.
June 29 — Potluck luncheon at noon.
July 18-29 — All Abilene Stake youth ages 14-18 will have a conference at the Lake Brownwood Christian Retreat. The theme is “Come Unto Christ — Your Amazing Journey”. Registrations are due July 6. 
We are located at 910 Elm Street in Sweetwater. All visitors are welcome. Our Sunday meetings are: 9 a.m. Sacrament; 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. Relief Society and Priesthood meetings.  For further information, please contact Elder Valgardson and Elder Hughes, the two missionaries serving in this area (phone 1-325-864-2999).
“Wherefore, brethren, seek not to counsel the Lord, but to take counsel from his hand. For behold, ye yourselves know that he counseleth in wisdom, and in justice, and in great mercy, over all his works.”
— Jacob 4:10 from the Book of Mormon

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