Local churches to honor fathers this Sunday
Broadway Baptist Church A group of children were sitting around talking about the best gifts they had ever received from their dad. One told of his new bicycle, another of his new stereo, a third told about his motorcycle. The last boy said, “The greatest gift I ever received was a gift I got one Christmas. It was a small box and inside was a note that said, ‘Son, this year I will give you 365 hours. One hour every day to do whatever you want to do, we will go wherever you want to go, talk about whatever you want to talk about, and play whatever you want to play. It will be your hour’!” The other boys sat in awe of such an amazing gift.This weekend we celebrate Father’s Day and as one little boy was heard to say, “It’s just like Mother’s Day only we don’t spend as much!” It is the day dad pretends the best present he ever received was soap on a rope or the new tie in the closet. As we celebrate Father’s Day let us remember His love, sacrifice and care. Let us take opportunity to say thank you and give him our love and appreciation. This Sunday, the 15th, during the 10:50 a.m. service, you are invited to Broadway Baptist Church to see Dr. Al Reichman present Jesus Christ in the Passover Banquet. Dr. Reichman comes from a long line of orthodox rabbis. His paternal grandfather, an orthodox rabbi, immigrated to the United States from Austria. Dr. Reichman was saved as a teen and has been a minister of the Gospel for over 30 years. In 2013 the Lord led Dr. Reichman to launch Ahavath Messiah Ministries (Love of Messiah Ministries), where he continues to labor to bring the Gospel to Jewish people, as well as encourage and teach churches to do the same.Broadway Baptist Church would like to invite you to come and worship with us this Sunday at 710 E. Third Street. 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 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 be continue our sermon series, “Transformed.” Come join us as we take seven weeks to seek transformation in our spiritual health, physical health, mental health, emotional health, relational health, financial health and vocational health. We will also be recognizing all the Dads in the house this Sunday with a special gift as we say “Happy Father’s Day!”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. 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 ChurchFirst Baptist Church invites you and your family to join us on this Sunday, June 15, 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 June is canned carrots. 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. You can still nominate people for the Pastor Search Team. Nominations will continue through June 15. Ballots for the Pastor Search Team will be ready on June 25, and voting will be through June 29. Every third Thursday of the month, our staff helps with the birthday parties at the nursing home. The next party is June 19, at 2:30 p.m. If you or your children would like to help our staff this summer, please contact the church office.Middle School Camp will be June 18-22 in Brownwood. The cost is $179. Sign up on The Message Board. Vacation Bible School will be June 23-26. If you are interested in helping this year, please sign up on The Message Board. P3 will be July 21-24 at Hillcrest Apartments. Please contact the church office for further information.Friday, June 27, we will leave the church at 2:30 p.m. and go watch the Texas Rangers! Tickets are $22. There are only 11 tickets left and your spot is only reserved when your ticket is paid for! So hurry and sign up on The Message Board!Saturday, June 28, at 8 a.m. the men will meet for breakfast and Bible study.First Lunch will be following the worship service on July 6. It will be taco pile on!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. All are invited to worship at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 15. The Little Ones and IBKs will be singing during worship. Patty Gesin and Richard Gesin will be greeters and Mike Fry will be the worship assistant for the worship service.Family Swim Party will be Wednesday, June 18, at the Country Club from 6-7:30 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 CHURCHOur Mission Statement: “To glorify Christ in all that we do by bringing People to Christ and equipping them to serve Christ.”Happy Father’s Day! We wish all fathers and ones who serve in father roles a blessed day with their families and/or friends. We thank God for our fathers of days gone bye, and honor our fathers of today. A beautiful floral arrangement will be displayed in the sanctuary celebrating this special occasion.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, “Fight the Good Fight and Finish the Race: Uncompromising Faith.” Worship assistants are Lisa Peterson serving as worship leader, Brenda Alexander leads the congregational hymns and plays the keyboard, pianist is Eugenia Hill and the greeter is Jo Whitfield. Brenda will sing a special musical solo in praise of our fathers.Next Sunday, the 22nd, God’s Blessings will be extended to our retiring pastor, Rev. Claude McKiddy and his family with a farewell dinner. Bring your favorite dish and share in a meal and Christian fellowship immediately following worship service.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 the consecration date of Sunday, the 10th of August, and they will be delivered the following week to the school campus.With school being out, summer activities are crowded into the weeks before the fall semester begins. Children and youth are participating in church and athletic camps, families vacationing and attending family reunions, spending time with friends, etc. “Bless This House” asks prayer for safety in all activities and that everyone enjoys a fun filled summer, remembering to always display a Christian attitude in all encounters with others.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.