Emmanuel Fellowship youth to help with Hurricane Sandy relief

June 7, 2013

AGLOW INTERNATIONAL
The Sweetwater Aglow team would like to invite you to our June meeting. Ministering will be the Aglow team. Everyone is invited to share a word or testimony. Praise and worship will be lead by Dallas McFaul, with song specials from the Aglow youth. Come join us as we lift up the Lord.
They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony. Revelation 12:11.
Please bring your favorite snack.

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Life is full of mountains and valleys, high points and low points and days of rain as well as sunshine. Some days it seems that we are floating on the clouds while other days seem like the clouds are floating on us. Honestly, in between the ups and downs and the highs and lows are the simple days when nothing out of the ordinary happens. No amazing miracles happen. No unearthing troubles begin. Between the ups and downs are just ordinary days. That’s real life. That is “day to day” Christianity, and it is in those days we learn, we live, and we trust. I keep in my Bible a little quote that goes like this: “I believe in the Sun, when it does not shine. I believe in God, when He is silent. I know the sun is up there even on the darkest day, and I know when darkness veils Jesus lovely face, I can rest on His unchanging grace.”
Life is lived mostly on the uneventful plain of daily routine and through those days God is still God, He still on His throne, and we can always lean on His everlasting arms.
If you don’t have a church home, we would love for you to visit us at Broadway Baptist Church on 710 E. Third Street, 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.

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 will continue our June sermon series, “Mighty in Battle,” as we take a fun look at some of the ways God has been victorious in impossible situations. He can do the same in your life, so join us Sunday as we invite Him to be mighty right here in Sweetwater!
Lifegroups are on a summer break, but the Celebrate Recovery group is still meeting in the Sweetwater Prayer Center on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.
Please be praying for our student ministries as the kids of all ages head out this summer to camps and on the mission trip to help with Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts in New York. It’s going to be beautiful summer of kids meeting Jesus and taking Jesus to those who need Him.
We also invite you to step into The Growth Central Bookstore when you visit EFC. It’s stocked with Bibles, study aids, devotionals, 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 12:30-1 p.m.
For more information about the ministry of EFC, log onto the church website at www.efcsweetwater.com.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
First Baptist Church invites you and your family to join us on this Sunday June 9, 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.
There will be a come and go farewell reception honoring Phillip and Molly Thomas and their daughters on June 9 from 5-7 p.m. in the Welcome Center. Please join us as we wish them the warmest blessings on their future endeavors and thank them for their five years of service to this community.
There are many opportunities for service. If you have not received a church participation form, please pick one up in the church office. As members of the Body of Christ at First Baptist Church, we are all called to serve in one way or another. We have many areas of service available to you. Children’s Church facilitators are always welcome. Camp volunteers are still needed.
High School Camp will be June 9-15 at Estes Park, Colorado for grades 9-12. Middle School Camp will be in Brownwood June 19-23 for grades 6-8. Vacation Bible School will be June 24-27. P3 at Circle Drive will be July 8-11. Missions Camp will be July 30-August 2 for grades 3-5. Lad and Lassie Camp will be August 2 and 3 for grades 1 and 2. Day Camp for Pre-K and Kindergarten will be Aug. 3. P3 at Coral Cove will be Aug. 5-8. All the summer camps are tied together under one church theme: “Refuge: Who Is Your Strength?” with a theme verse of Psalm 46:1.
Vacation Bible School will be June 24-27 from 6-8 p.m. This year’s Vacation Bible School is entitled God’s Backyard Bible Camp under the Stars where kids have a blast serving Jesus. Outdoor adventure, fun backyard games, crafts, snacks and music are just outside your backdoor. The Backyard Bash begins soon so grab your friends and come on over. All are welcome.
We are in need of camping gear such as tents, lanterns, etc. Plastic water bottles or small plastic soda bottles are also needed for the Backyard Bash fun. Please contact the church office for more information.
We are in the process of forming a rotation of bus drivers to pick up children on Sunday mornings. If you are interested in driving, please call the church office.
For in depth information on First Baptist Church Sweetwater, find us on Facebook or at www.fbcsweetwater.org.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
First Presbyterian Church of 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 worship assistant for this Sunday’s service is Mike Fry. Hilary Brennan and Ruth Ann Campbell are greeters. Session will meet Wednesday June 12 at 5:30 p.m. The youth will have a movie and ice cream night on Wednesday, June 12 at the church. The younger youth will meet at 5 p.m. and middle school and high school will meet at 7 p.m.
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.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Our Church’s Mission Statement: “To glorify Christ in all that we do by bringing People to Christ and equipping them to serve Christ.”
Join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:45 a.m., with guest speaker, Rev. Allen Brooks. Worship assistants are Lisa Peterson 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 June is Wendy Riley. Susan Brooks will bless the worship service with a special musical selection.
Evangelism committee meets at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, June 10, in the Friendship Sunday School classroom.
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 sign-up list is available at the back of the sanctuary to specify the articles and the number of each item that individuals choose to purchase. The collection will be delivered to the campus the first week of August.
Highland Heights congratulates all of the newly high school and college graduates. “Bless This House” calls upon prayer for these young people as they are making plans and decisions in pursuing their individual dreams. Life presents times of joy and times of difficulty. Pray they give God praise at all times and rely upon Him for strength and perseverance in their daily lives.
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
Our church-wide breakfast is in the morning at 8 a.m. in the rec. building. Come enjoy a good breakfast and great fellowship.
We invite you to join us Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school, followed by our 10:40 a.m. service including children sermon, hymnals and praise songs and Bro. Billy Oliver will bring a message from the Bible. Our evening service starts at 6 p.m., Bro. Billy will bring another message from the Bible.
On Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., we offer activities for children in first through sixth grade; activities for preschool age; youth activities for 7th-12th graders; and Bible study and prayer for adults led by Bro. Billy Oliver.
Camp for children first through sixth grade is July 30 through Aug. 2; please get forms and $20 deposit to Linda Kite. Day Camp for Kindergarten through third grade is Saturday, Aug. 3.
Youth camp is the week of July 15-19, please contact Carolyn Mullican.
Vacation Bible School has been set for July 8-11 from 6-8:30 p.m. for all children age four though completed fifth grade. This year’s theme is Athens: “Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth”. Early registration is important; please call Linda Kite at 235-9277 or 725-2800.
We are excited to be celebrating our 100th year. We are gathering addresses of past and present members and staff, so please turn these address in the church office. The celebration is set for Sunday, Oct. 13.
To learn more about Lamar Street Baptist Church, visit us at 513 Lamar, find us on Facebook or call the church at 235-1779 and leave a message and someone will return your call.

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