Join “Fit 4 Christ” at Avondale Baptist Church

September 29, 2012

Avondale Baptist Church
Greetings to everyone 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 have Sunday school classes for all ages and we have great teachers for all of the classes. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
We are having a good group attending the program "Fit 4 Christ." We meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. It isn't too late to join in with us as we work together to become more healthy for our Lord and Savior.
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. We are studying the book of Esther on Sunday evening. Esther is: A Queen for a Season, A Story for a People and A Book for all Times.
We have choir practice at 7 p.m. on Sunday. 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 
James reminds us that life is nothing more than a vapor, here one minute and gone the next. We make big plans, talk of big activities, and schedule a lot of appointments only to realize that those appointments are “tentative”. The plans we make are only temporary and for the most part uncertain. Life is very unpredictable, and little is sure. It has been said that the best laid plans of mice and men are never for certain. 
There are some things we can be sure of in this life: First, we can be sure that God loves us and desires to have a relationship with us. That is why He gave His only begotten Son.  Second, we can be sure that just as we are born we will die. Death is a reality and something we all will face, but it doesn’t have to be faced with fear. For those in Christ death is nothing more than a stepping stone into eternal bliss. Third, we can be sure that if we ask Christ, he will save us and give us eternal life. Have you trusted Him?
In our time, some wake up wondering what they will face: health problems, financial difficulties, and/or family disappointments. These are definitely uncertain times, but you can be sure of God’s love, mercy and grace, just trust His unseen hand.
Here are some events that we would like to invite you to come to and enjoy: Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. we will have Lee and Nancy Warren as our special guests. Lee and Nancy are true musicians and have a great southern Gospel sound. On Oct. 7, Dr. Al Reichman will minister to us during the 6 p.m. service. Dr. Reichman is the Southwest Regional Director of the Chosen People Ministries. He comes from a long line of orthodox rabbis. Since he received Christ as his personal Savior, he has had a great burden for his own people. He will share with us his ministry.
If you don’t have a church home, we would like to welcome you to come and visit us this Sunday. Our Life Groups, which is for all ages, starts at 10 a.m. Our AM service is at 10:50, and our evening service begins at 6 p.m. Come and let us be a blessing to you as we worship the Lord together.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
First Baptist Church invites you and your family to join us this Sunday morning (Sept. 30) for Bible study, beginning at 9:15 a.m., for all age groups, followed by the Sunday morning worship service, led by our Minister of Music, David Woods, beginning at 10:30 a.m. First Baptist Church is located at 213 East Third Street, in Sweetwater, next door to the Post Office, and all are welcome!
This Sunday (Sept. 30) is designated "Name Tag" Sunday, just as last week was, which will give our guests and ourselves a second opportunity to get to know each other better, put names with faces and make new friends.
You should be receiving a schedule or e-mail stating if your new Growth Group is meeting this Sunday (Sept. 30) evening. Please contact your group leader if you need more information.
On Sunday (Oct. 7), there will be a Deacon Ordination Service at First Baptist Church, beginning at 6 p.m., as we present Mike Hale and Mike Wilks for ordination in our church as deacons.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday (Oct. 10), "Fields of Faith" will be held at Mustang Bowl with guest speaker Giles Montgomery (former all-state lineman and our new Sweetwater High School offensive line coach). Check the website www.fieldsoffaith.com for more information.
Coming soon... Mark your calendar... Sunday (Oct. 14): Rolling Plains Baptist Network Annual Meeting at First Baptist Church Sweetwater. Don't miss our annual "Family Fall Festival" on Wednesday (Oct. 31) featuring an evening of fun for the entire family, including games and great food with out community at First Baptist Church from 6-8 p.m.
For in depth information, find us on Facebook and check out our website www.fbcsweetwater.org.
First Presbyterian Church
Visitors are always welcome at First Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 14th and McCauley. Adult Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Worship service is at 10:45 a.m. A nursery is provided for all church activities for children kindergarten age and younger. 
The lectionary this week is Psalms 124 and the Gospel according to Mark 9:38-50. Rev. Palmquist’s sermon title is “Trusting In God”. The worship assistant is Paula Huckabee and the greeters are Ruth Ann Campbell and Buck Cason.
Also this Sunday, FPC Sweetwater will be having a Congregational meeting immediately following worship. The purpose of the meeting is to vote for the PNC’s recommendation for our new pastor and the terms of call. All members are encouraged to attend.
Next Sunday, Reverend Kary Fry will be here to preach for us! We will celebrate with a pot luck luncheon following worship. The church will provide fried chicken; please bring your favorite covered dish!

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 Sundays beginning at 6 p.m. Every Tuesday and Wednesday FUMC hosts the Gaylord’s Pantry and a clothes closet. Both of those ministries operate 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: This Sunday is a “5th Sunday” so don’t forget that we will have one service at 10:50 a.m. followed by a fellowship meal immediately after!
Pastor Brian will be continuing a series on Hearing From God. This week we’ll examine how Christians can become so “familiar” with the gospel that it no longer impacts us. Sunday night we will be going to The Hub in Roby for a concert with Jeremy Camp. What a great opportunity for us to hear a great Christian artist so close to home. Call the church for more information.
Our new Sunday night praise and prayer service will be starting on Oct. 7! We will meet at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Be in prayer that God will bless this time and that our offering of worship will bless Him. That same night we will also be starting an evangelism class that will meet at 6:30 p.m. — immediately after the praise and prayer time. Cindy Stroman is also teaching a Wednesday Bible study at 10 a.m. on Oct. 12.
Activities this week:
• Saturday 7-9 p.m. — Club 456 and UMKids movie night at the church.
• Sunday — one service at 10:50 a.m. followed by a fellowship meal.
• Sunday at 6:30 p.m. — Jeremy Camp concert in Roby
• Wednesday — Bible study at 10 a.m.
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
You are welcome to 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, “Be at Peace with One Another.” 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 September is Helen Rowlett. Brenda will sing a special musical selection.
On Sunday, Oct. 7, bring your favorite dish for a noon meal and share in the fellowship. Immediately following, stay for an administrative council meeting and participate in the operations of the church.
The outreach ministry that is being emphasized for the next several weeks is Gateway Family Services. The center offers its services and ministers to individuals involved in family violence and sexual assault in Scurry, Nolan, Mitchell, Fisher and Kent Counties. We are collecting good used and new suitcases and paper goods, such as toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels, paper plates and paper cups. Additional items that are needed are towels, wash cloths, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, bar soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes. Sunday, Oct. 14, is the consecration date of items collected.
With our Charge Conference approaching in November, the Leadership Committee and the SPRC will meet on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively.
Through the Homebound Ministry on Sunday, Oct. 28, decorative fall snack sacks will be available for congregational members to delivery to our homebound.
With our emphasis upon “Gateway” in October, “Bless This House” is calling upon prayer for the individuals and families that are touched through this outreach ministry who are suffering from pain, disillusionment or needing comfort and support. Pray that God will strengthen their lives spiritually, emotionally and physically. Ask through God’s guidance, the center provides trained and qualified help in restoring broken 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.

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH
Be sure to mark your calendars for the Dedication and Open House for our new Family Life Center on Sunday, Oct. 21. There will be a dedication worship service in the morning and a community-wide open house in the afternoon. We want the community to see the fruits of our labors over the past year or so. Our theme has been To God Be the Glory, and we hope to be able to use this Family Life Center all to His glory! Continue to watch this space for more information as the time nears.
Better Together, our community Bible study, is in full swing and, we are meeting in our new Family Life Center! Do you know that one of life’s most important things is learning how to love? If we don’t live a life of love, nothing we say, know, believe, give or accomplish will matter. Love is a command (not optional), it is a choice, it is a conduct and it is a commitment. 1 Corinthians 14:1 says that we should go after a life of love as if our lives depended on it — because they do! This past week’s lesson was putting feet to our love and faith. Lots of good ideas were shared and will be put into action. Please pray for these groups as they seek God’s will in how we can best serve and love our fellow man.
The Trinity Family wants you to have a close relationship with our loving God and your fellow believers, to have that renewal that comes with weekly interaction with other Christians. Our casual, friendly, loving atmosphere is a wonderful place to study His Word together. Our 10:45 a.m. service is a mix of traditional and contemporary, with something for everyone. Bring the family and join our family this Sunday.
This Sunday is a 5th Sunday which means…Name Tag Sunday! This is the day when everyone wears a name tag so we can become familiar with faces and names. This has been a 5th-Sunday project for 2012. Come join us this Sunday — no one will be a stranger!
Our sanctuary is located at the corner of Hailey and Santa Fe Streets here in Sweetwater. First-time visitors are invited to enter our building through the front (Santa Fe Street side) or from the west parking lot (beside the air conditioner tower). 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. — Better Together (adult Bible study), youth Bible study, and Children’s M&M’s and M&M’s Minis.
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. — Adult choir rehearsal.
The ladies’ Bible study, James: Mercy Triumphs, by Beth Moore, is also in full swing. Ladies of all ages enjoy these studies, held each Wednesday at noon, with a second session available at 6 p.m. It’s not too late to join, so come ahead to whichever class best meets your schedule.
Trinity will be taking part in the Fields of Faith event to be held at Mustang Bowl on Wednesday, Oct. 10. More information will follow as that time nears. But mark your calendars now for this area-wide youth event. Counselors are needed for anyone making a profession of faith at the event. Contact your church pastor or our church for more information.
If you have questions 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.

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