First Baptist Church to host their Vacation Bible School next week
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCHOne of the cutest commercials I have seen in a while is the one of two chameleons discussing colors. The statement that stands out to me says: “We are chameleons, we always have a choice.” How true it is, not just for chameleons but everyone. We always have a choice. We can chose to be upset, angry, frustrated or sad, or we can chose to be happy, sing, pray and rejoice. We have a choice to be like the world or be like Christ. We have a choice to be obedient or disobedient. In his message this week pastor Chris will be preaching from Romans 12 on how not be a camouflaged Christian. We will learn how to stand out for Christ and make a difference in this world. We look forward to seeing you Sunday.If you are interested in sending your child to youth camp, Broadway Baptist Church’s youth have two camps to go to this summer. Junior High and Senior High Camp (for students finishing sixth grade through 12th grade) is July 8-12 at Oasis Youth Camp. It is being held at the Plains Baptist Camp, located in the Blanco Canyon, Northeast of Lubbock. The cost is $200. Junior camp (for children finishing first grade through finishing fifth grade) will be held at Circle 6 Ranch in Stanton, TX July 15-18. Cost of this camp is $120 per camper.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 CHURCHWe 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. We will also be hosting a Baby Dedication service this Sunday, and we’re looking forward to praying for a lot of little ones and their parents.If you are interested in making EFC your church home, we invite you to attend our membership class this Sunday, from 4-6:30 p.m. We would love to spend that time with you as we share the history, vision and nuts and bolts of the church, as well as introduce you to the staff and elders and even give you a campus tour. Childcare will be available.Tomorrow evening, June 22, the Salvage Yard Youth Ministry will be sponsoring a “Kids’ Night Out,” from 6-10 p.m. Parents are invited to drop their kids to the Yard for an evening of food, games, a jumpy castle and a kid-friendly movie. The cost is $15 per child, and all proceeds go to improvements in the Salvage Yard.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 ASSEMBLY OF GODFirst Assembly of God located at 312 E. Avenue B; pastored by Rev. G. Wayne Kirk wishes to invite you to help the church and our Christian school that will be opening this fall by buying fireworks at our fireworks fundraiser sale in the Mr. Fireworks stand located at Hailey Street (Highway Bus. 70 North) and Highway 70 North. We will be open Monday, June 24 through July 4. This will allow you to get items you want to celebrate July 4 and help the church at the same time.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 camp meeting service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays 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. there 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 CHURCHFirst Baptist Church invites you and your family to join us on this Sunday, June 23, 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.On June 29, wish Happy 17th Church Anniversary to Pam Goates. She has been such a blessing as church secretary/office manager.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. Sign up today for summer camp. There is a camp for every age group. Vacation Bible School will be June 24-27. P3 at Circle Drive will be July 8-11. Missions Camp will be July 30-Aug. 2 for grades 3-5. Lad and Lassie Camp will be Aug. 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 our summer Bible study series, we will be going through The Purpose Driven Life. Sign-up sheets are in the foyer. If you need a book or journal, please indicate that on the sign-up sheet. The study will begin June 30 and go through August 18.For in depth information on First Baptist Church Sweetwater, find us on Facebook or at www.fbcsweetwater.org.FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHFirst 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 youth are leaving for Mo Ranch Youth Celebration on Sunday, June 23. The younger youth will visit the Abilene Zoo on Wednesday, June 26. They will meet at the church at 1 p.m. The worship assistant for this week’s worship service is Jim Gesin. Karen Brown and Doug Richards are greeters. 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 CHURCHOur 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 Pastor Claude bringing the message entitled, “One in Christ: Heirs to the Promise.” 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.“The Homebound Ministry” will have July 4 remembrance sacks containing fruit, snacks, sweet breads, July 4 memorabilia, etc. available on June 30, for congregational members to pick up and deliver to our “shut-ins.”With the fifth Sunday of the month coming in June, plan to bring your favorite dish and share in a noon meal following worship service. Immediately afterwards, stay for the administrative council meeting and participate in the operational decisions of the church.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 Sunday, Aug. 4, and they will be delivered the following Monday to the school campus.Oklahoma has been ravaged this spring by strong thunderstorms with high winds, hail and tornadoes. Businesses and churches have been destroyed or severely damaged. Many have lost loved ones, their homes and all their possessions. “Bless This House” calls upon prayer for the residents and all who have suffered in the destruction and devastation. Pray that God continues to strengthen their faith and endurance in rebuilding their lives through all of us who extend His love, materially, monetarily, physically, emotionally and spiritually.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.