Highland Heights UMC to have rummage, bake sale

April 25, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church
I love watching old movies or reading stories about medieval times. The armies, the battles, the wars, the castles, the moats, it all intrigues me and makes me wish I had been there. One of the most intriguing things to me are the way the invading armies would approach a castle and those living inside the castle walls would flee to their fortress and quickly close the drawbridge providing safety and refuge to all inside.
That so reminds me of my personal refuge, Jesus Christ. When the armies of the world attack, when the battle rages, and when everything seems to be crashing down around me, I can go to the Rock that is higher than I. I can go to the hallow of His hand, where there is peace, provision and protection. There I can rest safely, securely in His love. There I can take a deep breath, listen to His voice, and be assured He is not only with me, but fighting my battles for me.
Where is my fortress? Where is my space apart? Where is my help in the time of need? My help is at the feet of Jesus! He is indeed our mighty fortress, our bulwark, our very present help in the time of need!
Mark your calendars for a concert that will be at Broadway Baptist Church on May 4. The Gospel Singing Trio, Forgiven, will be at 710 E. 3rd Street in Sweetwater on Sunday, May 4, during their 10:50 a.m. service. Forgiven is best described as dedicated, talented and sincere. Cloid and Debbie Baker and Jeremy Dickerson form this trio, whose music and testimony communicate to the listener their love for Jesus Christ. Seldom does a gospel group come along with a sweeter harmony, professional appearance and heartfelt desire for ministry than FORGIVEN. Invitation is open to all who want to come.
Broadway Baptist Church would like to invite you to come and worship with us this Sunday. 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 will be launching our sermon series, “Transformed.” Come join us as we take eight weeks to seek transformation in our spiritual health, physical health, mental health, emotional health, relational health, financial health and vocational health.
We also want to extend an invitation to our weekly Lifegroup meetings, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact the church offices at 236-9200.
EFC’s Wednesday evening children’s ministry is in full swing for the Spring semester, with children ages six months through fifth grade exploring what kind of love we should have in our hearts as followers of Jesus! They meet Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8:30 p.m. and are loving their time together in the “Faith Factory!”
The Salvage Yard youth ministry, for grades 6-12, meets Wednesdays 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. The youth will also be hosting a car wash this Saturday in the Salvage Yard parking lot, 1418 Hailey Street. There will be a concession stand and jumpy castle available while your car is cleaned, and all funds will go towards summer camp expenses.
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 Baptist Church
First Baptist Church invites you and your family to join us on this Sunday, April 27, 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 April is canned soup. 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. We are also collecting baby items for the Women’s Resource Center. You can bring items to the baby crib set up next to the office.
Kid X continues on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. This is a very special time for children in Kindergarten through fifth grade to begin understanding and developing a relationship with Jesus Christ. Please consider helping with this very rewarding and fulfilling ministry!
The monthly Men’s Breakfast will be Saturday, April 26, at 8 a.m. This will be followed by a Bible study and a time of prayer.
This year we collected 140 pairs of shoes that will be delivered to Buckner on Monday, April 28. If there is anyone who would like to bring shoes for this year’s shoe drive, there is still time. We will accept shoes through Sunday, April 27. Any shoes that are brought in after that time will be saved for next year.
Sunday, April 27 from 4-7:30 p.m. the Rolling Plains Baptist Network and the Baptist General Convention of Texas will host Leadership Summit here at First Baptist Church Sweetwater. This will be a training event for the entire church. Whether you are a staff member, a teacher, or a lay person, there is something for you! If that isn’t enough, there’s free food! Please consider being a part of this great opportunity.
Friday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. we will have a game night at the church. There will be food and games for the entire family.
May 4 we will celebrate God’s work in the lives of our graduating seniors. We will recognize our high school seniors and worship together with their families.
May 11 we will celebrate together as we dedicate the children who have been born into First Baptist Church since 2009. We will pray for the children and their families during this special worship service.
Wednesday, May 14, at 5:30 p.m. we will have our quarterly church conference.
We ask that all agenda items be turned into the Church Office by May 7. Hope to see you there!
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, April 27, for the last lesson of the study of The Story. There are Sunday school classes for all ages.
We invite everyone to worship at 10:45 a.m. This Sunday we will be using a contemporary service to praise God which will be led by the Praise Team. Jack Aycock will be bringing the message and Patty and Richard Gesin are greeters.
During the worship service, the Noisy offering will be collected. The Noisy offering goes to support the missions of the Ministerial Alliance
Little Ones and IBKs will meet with Lou Ann Cumbie, Sunday, April 27, from 5-6 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 Mission Statement: “To glorify Christ in all that we do by bringing People to Christ and equipping them to serve Christ.”
Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Claude bringing the message entitled, “My Lord and My God: Quench the Fire of Doubt.” Worship assistants are Betty Merrell serving as worship leader, Brenda Alexander leads the congregational hymns and plays the keyboard, pianist is Eugenia Hill and the greeter for the month of March is Jo Whitfield. This is “noisy money” Sunday. Bring your coins and/or folding money for the outreach ministry, “No More Malaria.” The projected goal is to eradicate malaria in Africa, in addition to furnishing bed nets for families, supporting new medical research and assisting hospitals in their ability to provide quality care for malaria patients.
On Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, our spring rummage and bake sale will be held in the fellowship hall. Make plans to stop by and purchased delicious baked goods and shop for bargains for your family. All are welcome.
Just a couple of weeks remain for purchasing your items for “Samaritan Hospitality House” in Colorado City. Families traveling over 300 miles are provided free weekend lodging in a homelike atmosphere when they come to visit loved ones that are incarcerated in area prisons. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this outreach ministry and bring your selected articles to be consecrated on Sunday, the 11th of May.
Evangelism committee meets Monday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m., in the Friendship Sunday School classroom. Following coordinators reporting upon their respective outreach ministries, decorative snack sacks will be compiled for the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center.
May is the month of high school and college graduations. Bless This House is calling upon prayer for each graduate as they embark upon a new path in their life’s journey. Through God’s guidance, pray each graduate has the confidence and optimism to recognize the doors of opportunity that He places before them.
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.

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