Cornerstone to have park service

May 17, 2012

Avondale Baptist Church
Greetings, from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
Next Sunday, May 27, we will have Sunday School High Attendance Day. We are working and praying for 75 in Sunday school that day. That evening at 6 p.m. Gary Gibson will be in concert at Avondale Baptist Church.  Come and be with us for both services May 27, and you will receive a blessing.
Our regular Sunday schedule is coffee fellowship at 9:20 a.m., Sunday school Bible study at 9:45 a.m., worship services at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. and choir practice at 7 p.m. On Wednesday evening we have On-Mission groups for all ages at 7 p.m. If you need more information you can call the church at 325-235-5835.

Broadway Baptist Church
The other day the president of the United States declared himself in favor of homosexual marriage. This is the same president who cancelled the National Day of Prayer. It does not bode well for our children and grandchildren. Romans chapter one gives a vivid description of what could be 21st century America. This chapter concludes with these words. . ."who knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them."
Our president approves of those who practice deviate abominations. In doing so, President Obama said he was a Christian, and it was the right thing to do. Thus, he exchanged the truth of God for a lie, just as they did in Romans 1:25. What was the result back then?
1. God gave them up to uncleanness in the lust of their hearts to dishonor their bodies.
2. God gave them up to vile passions.
3. God gave them over to a debased mind.
I don't think that God has given up on America, but I do believe we are at the precipice. The 2012 election may be the final straw. If a majority of Americans vote to retain Obama, then America is approving what he approves. A rejection of Obama and his immoral leadership may bring an extension of God's grace upon America. God help us to get that done for our children and grandchildren. Get out and vote, if you love America!
Broadway Baptist will have Children’s Day during the morning service this Sunday, May 20. All of our children will minister to us in some way.  The children will show what they have learned this year in our various children’s programs: Toddler Church, Kid Zone and Wiseguys.
We will also be honoring and recognizing our high school graduates on the 20th. Our graduates are the following: Bryson Wallace and Caleb Hatfield are graduating from Sweetwater High School,  Shlana Mitchell is graduating from Roscoe Collegiate High School and Amy Holley is graduating from Wallace Accelerated High School. Don’t miss out on a tremendous blessing!
If you don’t have a church home, we would love for you to come and visit us this Sunday. Our Life Groups, which is for all ages, starts at 10 a.m. Our morning service is at 10:50 a.m. and our evening service begins at 6 p.m. Come and let us be a blessing to you as we worship the Lord together.

Cornerstone Church
Cornerstone Church is having a "without walls" service this Sunday, May 20, at the Fraley Park. Pastor Tom Fraley states, "It's time for the church to go beyond the four walls of the sanctuary and let the world know that serving Jesus is the best thing that can ever happen to you." Worship will begin at 10 a.m. with John Alden and the team leading the worship and another local guy, Richard Foust, will bring the message. Afterward, everyone will eat together and then play some softball, volleyball or just sit and visit. Bring a picnic lunch that will work for your family and a folding chair and plan to join us as we worship Jesus and fellowship together at 10 a.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bible study and worship: First Baptist Church invites you and your family to join us this Sunday morning for Bible study, beginning at 9:15 a.m., for all age groups, followed by the Sunday morning worship service, which begins at 10:30 a.m., and includes a children's sermon. First Baptist Church is located at 213 East Third Street, in Sweetwater, next door to the Post Office and all are welcome! This Sunday (May 20) is Senior Sunday! Join with us as we celebrate our senior students as they lead out in the worship service. Pray for all senior students as they move forward and begin their lifetime journey! Let's show our graduates how much we love and appreciate them!
Children: Mark your calendar for Vacation Bible School on June 4-7 with a theme of "Tejas Trail Adventure."
Training: On Saturday (May 19), "Growing In The Body Of Christ" will be presented at First Baptist Church (Sweetwater) as Sunday school leadership training, from 8:30 a.m. until noon. This training is put on in partnership with Texas Baptists, Rolling Plains Baptist Network and is planned for Sunday school leadership workers teaching all age groups.
Free concert: On Saturday (May 19), FBC will host the "Singing Women of West Texas" as they present a free of charge concert, beginning at 6 p.m. Glynna Penney is the director and Danna Maberry is the accompanist. Bring your friends and neighbors to this excellent and amazing concert that is open to all denominations. Don't miss this opportunity to hear many beautiful voices from all around West Central Texas.
Mission trip: Dr. Robert Eaker and family will be traveling to Africa on a mission trip in June. Many local families have asked how they can help. The Eaker's have requested the following: 1) Much prayer (before and during) to calm fears and prepare spiritually/physically; 2) Tons of band-aids in various sizes; 3) School supplies for Lisa Eaker and others who will be very involved in teaching; 4) Warm weather children's clothing in all sizes; and 5) Money to purchase needed items after they arrive.

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 time and “Children’s Church” for kids in preschool through second grade.
Sweetwater FUMC also has youth activities on Sunday nights beginning at 6:30 p.m. 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: What a blessing to celebrate three baptisms and seven confirmations last Sunday! We praise God for what he is doing in the lives of our young people. This Sunday we will be having our annual Senior Sunday. Come join us as we bless our graduates and pray that God will direct their paths.
Activities:
• Friday 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. — Relay for Life.
• Wednesday at 10 a.m. — Men’s and women’s combined Bible study.
• Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. — Announcers training.
• Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — CDO graduation.
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
Join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Chris Rodriguez bringing the message. Worship assistants are Jenene Taylor serving as worship leader, Brenda Alexander leads the congregational hymns and plays the keyboard, pianist is Eugenia Hill and our greeter for the month of May is Helen Rowlett.
On the 23rd, at 7 p.m., Wednesday evening Bible study continues in the book of Matthew.
Texas citizens will be going to the polls on May 29, to vote for their choice of elected officials. “Bless This House” asks prayer that citizens will take their voting privilege seriously in exercising their freedom to cast their ballot. May they inform themselves of all candidates and their qualifications before making their decisions.
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.

LAMAR STREET BAPTIST CHURCH
We've got some special events lined up these next two weeks at Lamar Street Baptist Church!
This Sunday, we will be having Sunday School II at Newman Park beginning at 3 p.m. with horseshoes and washers, with 6 p.m. starting off a time of food and bounce houses. A softball game will wrap up the night. We invite you and your family to join us for this family-fun event!
Next Sunday on the 27th, we will be honoring kindergarten, high school and college graduates during our 10:40 a.m. service. Also, the men who have completed the "Courageous" Bible study will be recognized as they will be signing "The Resolution" toward being a strong spiritual leader in the home and all aspects of life.
Looking ahead to this summer — which will be here before we know it — is our annual mission trip, which will be a local project to minister to the community in a number of ways during the week.
Starting on Monday morning, June 18, VBS (Vacation Bible School) will kick off from 9-11:30 a.m. for "Babylon: Daniel's Courage in Captivity". Anyone interested in helping should contact Linda Kite, the VBS director.
The afternoons will be made up of work projects and evangelism outreach opportunities throughout Sweetwater. On Tuesday night, June 19, a three-night revival will begin that features special music, testimonies and preaching.
We are still taking up a weekly offering during our Sunday night service to help raise money to offset project costs. We ask you to prayerfully consider how to help with this year's event — through time, finances, prayers or a combination of all three.
Our regular service times are at Sundays at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school classes, 10:40 a.m. for the morning service and 6 p.m. for the evening service. Wednesday night services start at 6:30 p.m. We offer programs and classes for every family member.
We hope you and your family will join us this Sunday at Lamar Street Baptist Church! For more information, please contact the church at 235-1779, find us on Facebook or visit us at 513 Lamar.

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH
The Trinity Family invites you to join us this Sunday as we recognize our area high school graduates. Along with a short video presentation of these young people as they grew throughout their lives, we will also recognize their parents and ask God’s blessings on them as they go out into the world. Congratulations to our graduating seniors of 2012: Leigha Armstrong, Shelby Ezell, Nate Hardin, Corey Hatcher, Belinda Hefner, Taylor Jones, Jessica McCain, Erica Rea and Haylee Stewart.
Trinity Baptist Church is located at the corner of Hailey and Santa Fe Streets here in Sweetwater. We encourage everyone to join us as we serve our Savior, Jesus Christ. Everyone “fits in” at Trinity. Give us a try and see how well you fit in! Our services feature a mix of traditional and contemporary in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Our regularly scheduled weekly activities are as follows:
Sundays
• 9:30 a.m. — Sunday school (it’s for everyone — all ages!).
• 10:45 a.m. — Morning worship.
• 6 p.m. — Bible studies (adults and youth), Children’s Choir.
Wednesdays
• 6:30 p.m. — Prayer time/Bible study for adults, youth Bible study (7th-12th grades), TeamKID for children (Preschool through sixth grades).
• 7:30 p.m. — Sanctuary Choir rehearsal.
This Sunday evening, we will have a called town-hall-type meeting at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss finishing our Family Life Center. All members are encouraged to attend!
Also this Sunday, we will have a mandatory meeting for the mission trip. Beginning at 5 p.m., this meeting is very important for those who are going on the trip. Please make every effort to attend. If you absolutely cannot attend, please contact Bro. Kyle at the church for information you will be missing.
Summer camps at Big Country Baptist Assembly are coming up. This year, you can sign-up and pay online at www.bigcountrycamp.com. Click on “Summer Camps” and follow the links. Please be sure to print out your completed form and bring it by the church office at 1503 Crescent Drive. If you do not have access to internet, you can also sign up on a paper form which can be picked up at the church.
If you would like more information about Trinity, or if you would like accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, please call us at 235-2991 or drop by our offices located at 1503 Crescent Drive. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also find us on the web at www.trinitysweetwater.com. God bless you!

WORD OF GOD Church
Transforming ordinary people into passionate followers of Christ through God’s Word, growing them into mature Christians, to be Jesus’ lights in this world and witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus and the Kingdom of God, seeking the lost for the glory of God and His kingdom.
We are a non-judgmental ministry — meaning that the ministry itself is not judgmental. We are not concerned where you have been or where you are at, but where you are going. Everyone needs hope and to feel the love of God’s mercy. Those who falter and are weak are welcome. We will guide all that come, into a direction for peace in their life.
The teachings from the pulpit are deep rightly divided truth as 2 Timothy 2:15 speaks of. You will hear the unadulterated word of God ministered straight from the Bible. Introducing deep truths and promises you can stand on, that will never crumble out from underneath you. These truths have discipled many to be followers of Christ as it can do for anybody. Opening up the eyes and ears of these who receive.
Services:
Sunday morning-10:30 a.m.
Sunday night-Adult discipleship at 6:30 p.m., youth hangout for children ages 11-17 and children’s Rock night for children ages 5-10.
Wednesday night-6:30 p.m. is teen and tween youth church, pastor led for children ages 11-17, children’s classes for children ages 5-10 and adult Word study for men’s and women’s ministry, disciple led.
Ministries:
T.A.G. and Tween’s-These ministries are for children ages 11-17. They have youth church on Wednesday night. There’s praise and worship performed by them. Then the pastor brings a message of truth to seed in their lives that is in a way that they can understand and comprehend. They also have Sunday night hang out, doing all kinds of things and events with each other in the youth ministry, from movies to playing volleyball at Sonic or cookouts and other things. They get involved with fundraisers to raise money for their events. They have the Reaching Out While Reaching Up ministry that helps people around town. They have The Rock as a place to hangout before and after church time. There is summer camp at Extreme Camps that they have a blast at while deepening their faith.
Children’s Ministry-Wednesday night there are classes set up to put a foundation of God’s Word in the children’s life with a fun and enjoyable environment and experience. There is lots of love, guidance and good values seeded into their lives. Sunday night is fun at The Rock. Those children that come on Wednesday night classes get to come on Sunday night to play at The Rock youth center during regular adult discipleship. Sometimes there are movies, games and snack night. They also get involved in fundraisers and summer camp.
P.U.R.E. Ministry-Ephesians 1:4 Princesses Under Royal Election meets every third Friday of the month. The ministry teaches young ladies their value to God by being a child of the King loved by their Father. Coming under a covenant with God to keep their purity until marriage. Even for those who want to start over.
The Rock Youth center Saturday night from 6-10 p.m. for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. A Christian atmosphere is presented, but not forced. It is fun for everyone. We have this generation’s Christian music, a 6ft and 3ft half pipe skate ramp, a foam pit, rock climbing wall, pool table, air hockey, foosball, skating, video games, basketball and volleyball area. A snack bar available with drinks, nachos, Frito pies, candy, chip, etc. It is a controlled environment with adult supervision. There is lots of love and a short time of a small seeded truth of God into their lives.
Website-The church now has a website address which entails what is going on inside the church, the ministries of the church and gives you information of The Word of God Church. You can visit the website at www.swwordofGod.com.
Summertime Camp
11-17 year-old Extreme Camp-an experience that will change their lives, a camp that reaches them at their level, setting the love of God on fire inside of them. It’s a blast!
 5-10 year-old camp suited at the level to where it keeps their attention-fun and a unforgettable experience with God.

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