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BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
In the Scriptures we find a phrase that is often overlooked, rarely believed and almost never practiced by our actions. It is a simple three word phrase that can change a life, change a direction and change a heart. What is it? Where can you find it? Letâ€™s just consider one of the many places it is found â€“ Hebrews 13:5. Right in the middle of that verse you find the phrase â€ś. . . HE HATH SAID.â€ť If only we can grab those words of faith, we can have an all-conquering weapon in our hand. He hath said He loves us. He hath said He will save us. He hath said He will keep us. He hath said He would provide all our needs according to His riches in glory. He hath said He would never leave us or forsake us. He hath said He will come again and receive us unto Himself. The best part is the reality that NOT ONE OF HIS PROMISES HAVE EVER FAILED. Donâ€™t just read it. Believe it, practice it, and be thankful for it, because He hath said!
This Sunday, Nov. 24, the Christian singing group FourTwelve will be ministering through their music in the morning service. We would like to send an invite to all. FourTwelve is a singing group committed to impacting lives through music and inspiration.Â With more than 120 touring dates annually, FourTwelve is fast becoming a recognizable force in the Christian music industry while garnering a faithful base of fans across the world who are captivated by the groupâ€™s velvet smooth harmonies and soul-stirring lyrics.Â Best known for their groundbreaking single â€śAs Long As Youâ€™re Glorified,â€ť featured on Billboard charts, FourTwelveâ€™s music is refreshingly down-to-earth and relevant at a time when many seek encouragement and uplifting. Their songs testify to real life success as well as struggle, reminding us that we all experience difficulty, but we are not alone as we seek strength to persevere through prayer, worship and music.
If you donâ€™t have a church home, we would love to have you worship with us at Broadway Baptist Church where God is changing homes one heart at a time. 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 childrenâ€™s ministry and nursery care for children up to fifth grade.
This week, we will continue our November sermon series entitled â€śWhisper: Hearing the Voice of God.â€ť Godâ€™s words are precious, and we donâ€™t want to miss them. Join us for a look through the pages of Scripture at those who learned to hear Him well.
Please be in prayer for Pastor Mindy as she is in the nation of India, ministering with Sower of Seeds International in Mumbai. We look forward to hearing the great things God does through this mission team.
We will be hosting The City Harmonic live in concert on Friday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. Log on to www.efcsweetwater.com for tickets, or call the church offices at 236-9200. Tickets are $7 in advance, with limited seating available, so purchase early.
Lifegroups at EFC are available throughout the week for small group Bible study, worship and prayer. For more information about the many Lifegroup options that are available, please log on to our church website at www.efcsweetwater.com.
EFCâ€™s Wednesday evening childrenâ€™s ministry is in full-swing, with children ages six months through fifth grade exploring what living life with Jesus really looks like. They meet Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8:30 p.m. and are loving their time together in the â€śFaith Factory!â€ť
The Salvage Yard youth ministry, for grades 6-12, meets Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. for their worship service and again on Sundays at 6 p.m. for small group discipleship.
(Please note that Lifegroups, Childrenâ€™s ministry, and Youth ministry will not be meeting next week, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.)
We also invite you to step into The Growth Central Bookstore when you visit EFC. Itâ€™s stocked with Bibles, study aids, devotionals, marriage and parenting resources, worship music, inspirational gifts, original art and fiction books â€” thereâ€™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, Nov. 24, 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.
We are pleased to announce our Intentional Interim Minister, Dr. Fred Meeks. Dr. Meeks, director of the Logsdon Seminary Lubbock Program, is a 1965 graduate of Baylor University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion. He completed his graduate studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, receiving the Master of Divinity degree in 1968 and a Doctor of Theology degree in 1975. Prior to his appointment at Logsdon, he served for 21 years at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, where he was the chair (now dean) of the Division (now School) of Religion and Philosophy. Prior to Wayland, Dr. Meeks served as pastor of several churches over 25 years, including Plainview, Lubbock, and Lorenzo in Texas along with Durant, Okla. He has served in several denominational roles, including the Administrative Committee of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, moderator of Lubbock and Staked Plains Baptist Associations and board member of the Human Welfare Commission of the BGCT. Dr. Meeks is an active member of Renovare, an organization providing support and training for spiritual formation and Christian discipleship. We are very blessed to have him.
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.
Each month, the Missions Closet will ask for a new item of the month. The item will help keep the food pantry stocked to better serve our community. The item needed for the month of November will be canned corn. Please put donations in the box outside the Missions Closet.
Operation Christmas Child Box delivery will occur on Saturday, Nov. 23. The van will leave the church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, to deliver the boxes to Abilene. If you would like to go, call the church office.
This year, we are asking Sunday school classes to fill 20 â€śbasketsâ€ť to be given to families as a gift for Thanksgiving. We will have a list of items to include, but you can include much more. Talk with your Sunday school class and figure how many baskets your class can fill, then let a Missions Committee member or staff member know. The baskets are due Nov. 24.
We will share our FBC Family Thanksgiving meal together Sunday, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Please bring sides and desserts to share with the meat and drinks provided.
A fundraiser will be held on Dec. 1 for the King ministry in Haiti. Join them at 3 p.m. at The Warehouse of 4th and Elm Church of Christ as they return and tell about their first year in Haiti. There is limited seating and tickets are $10 individually or for a table of eight for $100.
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.
All Sunday school classes will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, and will continue the study of The Story. There are Sunday school classes for all ages.
This Sunday we will be using a contemporary service to praise God. Philip Brock, Stephanie Wiele, Alex Wiele and Mike Fry will be leading worship. Greeters are Lou Ann Cumbie and Dorothy Stroman.
During the worship service, the Reverse and Noisy offerings will be collected. The Reverse Offering goes to support the Nolan County Food Pantry and the Noisy Offering goes to support the missions of the Ministerial Alliance.
All are invited to the Thanksgiving Lunch on Sunday, Nov. 24 after worship. Turkey, dressing and rolls will be provided. Bring your favorite vegetable, salad or dessert. There will also be a wedding shower for Philip Brock and Mollie Bedgood.
The children and youth will be presenting a Christmas Program on Sunday, Dec. 15, during worship. The first practice is Sunday, Nov. 24, from 5-6 p.m. for the Little Ones and IBK groups only.
You are invited to attend the Annual Nolan County Ministerial Alliance Community Thanksgiving Worship Service on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 5 p.m. at Emmanuel Fellowship Church, located at 1418 Hailey.
There will be no plarning on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and no Kary Annâ€™s Clan on Thursday, Nov. 28. The church office will be closed Nov. 28 and Nov. 29.
The mission of First Presbyterian Church is to make disciples for Jesus Christ by being an oasis of Godâ€™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 churchâ€™s website www.fpcsweetwater.org.
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
We wish all a Happy Thanksgiving on Nov. 28, with your families and friends.
Our Churchâ€™s Mission Statement: â€śTo glorify Christ in all that we do by bringing people to Christ and equipping them to serve Christ.â€ť
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, â€śReconciled to God: Humility and Faith.â€ť 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 November is Rusty Allen. During the morning worship, Brenda will sing a special solo entitled, â€śHis Life for Mine.â€ť Remember to bring your coins and/or folding money for the outreach ministry, â€śNo More Malaria.â€ť 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.
Upcoming December activities:
â€˘ Evangelism committee meets at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9;
â€˘ Caroling and delivering homebound Christmas sacks at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15.
November is the month we set apart to give thanks to God. Take time to stop and praise Him for the creation of the earth and â€śall therein;â€ť for He said it was Good. The Bible instructs us to praise and glorify God in all circumstances at all times. In our lives, we experience joys and sorrows, good health and sickness, as well as, times of plenty and times of scarcity. Bless This House calls for us to thank God for our families and friends, for his love in providing and caring for our needs, for the blessings we give and receive in our communities, country and in the world. Pray we share our bounty with others and support one another with steadfastness in times of lifeâ€™s trials and tribulations.
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 would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.Â Isaiah 12:4 says, â€śGive thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.â€ť
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. Clay will bring a message from the Bible. Our evening service starts at 6 p.m.
There will not be church activities on Wednesday, Nov. 27, so members can travel or prepare for family get-to-together. Wednesday evenings activities will continue on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. We offer childrenâ€™s activities for first through sixth graders; activities for preschool age; youth activities for 7th-12th graders; and Bible study and prayer for adults, led by Bro. Clay. We have started practicing for our Christmas special. Come join us for choir after the service. Our Christmas special will be performed on Sunday, Dec. 22, in the morning service.
The Womenâ€™s Advent Bible Study, led by Melissa Jacobson will not meet on Thursday, Nov. 28, due to Thanksgiving holiday. So, our second meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.Â Ladies of all ages are welcome. Material can be downloaded from our website.
To learn more about Lamar Street Baptist Church, visit us at 513 Lamar, check out our website at www.lamarstreetbaptist.com, or call the church at 235-1779 and leave a message and someone will return your call.