Local churches planning Mother’s Day services

May 12, 2012

AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone, from the Avondale Baptist Church family! If you are looking for a loving church family we would like to invite you to come and visit us and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
We want to wish all the mothers a very Happy Mother's Day. We will honor our mothers this Sunday morning and we will cancel the evening service so that families may spend the evening together.
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. and choir practice at 7 p.m. 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
There is a truth no one can deny, “Without mom we wouldn’t be here!” That is why she can say, “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out!” Seriously, this week we will celebrate Mother’s Day and have an opportunity to share with mom our love and appreciation for all she has done for us. When we could not care for ourselves, she cared for us. When we could not feed ourselves, she fed us. When we were hurt, she comforted us. When we felt we had been done wrong, she consoled us. When we were unlovable, she loved us. There is no one like mom. So on this Mother’s Day I would like to encourage you to make mom a “Love Cake” by following this recipe:
MOM’S LOVE CAKE:
1 can of “obedience”
Several pounds of “affection”
1 pint of “neatness”
Some holiday, birthday, and every day surprises
1 can of running errands (the willing brand)
1 box of powdered “get up when I should”
1 bottle of “keep sunny all day long”
1 can of pure “Thanksgiving”
Mix well. Bake in a hearty, warm oven and serve it to mother every day.
She ought to have big slices!
Take this opportunity to tell mom how much you love and appreciate her. Go to church with her, call her, send her a card, or simply show up on her door step and say, “Mom, I love you.” 
On Mother’s Day, May 13, we will have Evangelist Monte Martin as our guest speaker for both morning and evening services. Come and enjoy as Evangelist Martin ministers to us through song and message.
Broadway Baptist will have Children’s Day during the morning service of May 20. All of our children will minister in some way on that day. The children will show what they have learned this year in our various children’s programs: Toddler Church, Kid Zone and Wiseguys. Don’t miss out on a tremendous blessing!
If you don’t have a church home, we would love for you to come and visit us 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.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bible study and worship: First Baptist Church invites you and your family — and your Mom — to join us this Sunday morning for Bible study, beginning at 9:15 a.m., for all age groups, followed by the Sunday morning worship service, which begins at 10:30 a.m., and includes a children's sermon. First Baptist Church is located at 213 East Third Street, in Sweetwater, next door to the Post Office and all are welcome! If you are traveling out of town to attend Mom's church on her special day, we will pray for your safe travel and special worship experience as we all celebrate Mother's Day and worship our Lord and Savior!
Children: On Sunday (May 13) the FBC Children's Department will host a pajama party, beginning at 9:15 a.m., in their Sunday school classrooms. Shake hands and introduce yourself to these children who are the future of our church. On Wednesday (May 16), beginning at 5:45 p.m., the KID-X Children's "End of Year" Party will be held.
Training: On Saturday (May 19), "Growing In The Body Of Christ" will be presented at First Baptist Church (Sweetwater) as Sunday school leadership training, from 8:30 a.m. until noon. This training is put on in partnership with Texas Baptists, Rolling Plains Baptist Network and is planned for Sunday school leadership workers teaching all age groups.
Free concert: On Saturday (May 19), FBC will host the "Singing Women of West Texas" as they present a free of charge concert, beginning at 6 p.m. Glynna Penney is the Director and Danna Maberry is the accompanist. Bring your friends and neighbors to this excellent and amazing concert that is open to all denominations. Don't miss this opportunity to hear many beautiful voices from all around West Central Texas.
Mission trip: Dr. Robert Eaker and family will be traveling to Africa on a mission trip in June. Many local families have asked how they can help. The Eaker's have requested the following: 1) Much Prayer (before and during) to calm fears and prepare spiritually/physically; 2) Tons of band-aids in various sizes; 3) School supplies for Lisa Eaker and others who will be very involved in teaching; 4) Warm weather children's clothing in all sizes; and 5) Money to purchase needed items after they arrive.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Visitors are always welcome at First Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 14th and McCaulley.  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. 
Happy Mother’s Day! Come join us in the celebration! Pastor Earl’s message it tiled “Three Questions for Mothers”. Anne Wilson will be our worship assistant.  The scripture readings are Psalm 84:1-12 and II Kings 4:8-26.  The Communicant’s will meet at 9:30 am in the Parlor.
Coming up this week: Session meeting has been changed to Tuesday night, May 15 at 5:30 p.m.; Sweetwater High School will have their prom on Saturday night. Next Sunday, May 20, FPC will have many things to celebrate:  our high school senior’s graduation, Youth Sunday and the Communicant’s joining the church and Pastor Earl’s birthday! To continue the celebration there will be a potluck luncheon following worship.
Reminders:
• Plarning continues on Wednesday afternoons at 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
• Choir practices on Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m.
• Don’t forget Earl’s Girl’s meets every Thursday at noon at Dairy Queen.

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 Sunday nights beginning at 6:30 p.m. Every Tuesday and Wednesday FUMC hosts the Gaylord’s Pantry and a clothes closet 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 will be our confirmation Sunday. We will be recognizing our latest confirmation class and several of them will be baptized in the 10:50 a.m. service. Come celebrate with these new members of the Body of Christ. We will also be honoring our graduating seniors next Sunday, May 20, during the second service. Just a reminder that we will be hosting the Baccalaureate services on May 20, at 7 p.m.
Our new youth minister, Stephen Gehring is planning a parent meeting next Thursday May 17, at 5:30 p.m. All parents of youth in grades 5-11 are encouraged to attend as we look toward the summer and fall seasons.
Activities:
Friday and Saturday May 11-12 – Confirmation class trip to God’s Holy Mountain.
Wednesday at 10 a.m. — Men’s and women’s combined Bible study.
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. — Youth parent meeting.
Sunday at 6:30 p.m. — Women’s Bible study.
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
Happy Mother’s Day! All mothers will be honored and remembered on this special Sunday morning. Come and join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:45 a.m., with the message being presented by Lisa Peterson. Brenda Alexander leads the congregational hymns and plays the keyboard, pianist is Eugenia Hill and our greeter for the month of May is Helen Rowlett.
On Monday, the 14th, at 7 p.m., the Evangelism Committee meets at the church. Following coordinators reporting on their respective outreach ministries, decorative snack sacks will be compiled for “West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center.”
On the 23rd, at 7 p.m., Wednesday evening Bible study continues in the book of Matthew.
“Bless This House” asks we give thanks to God for our precious mothers. They have given their unconditional love in providing for our physical needs, teaching and guiding us spiritually and emotionally, not only when we were infants and children, but continuing to provide loving support and counsel in our adult 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.

LAMAR STREET BAPTIST CHURCH
This Sunday is Mother’s Day...and there’s not a better way to celebrate than having Mom and the family join us for our services!
Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m., with a place for every member of the family. Our morning service follows at 10:40 a.m. which includes music from our adult choir and praise team, a Children’s Sermon and a message from Jerry Payne, our pastor.
The Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m., and our mid-week services start at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights. We have classes available for everyone — from preschoolers, adults and everyone in between!
Before the Sunday night service, our men are taking part in the “Courageous” Bible study. They meet at the church at 4 p.m., where they take an in-depth look on spiritual leadership in the home and throughout life.
Coming up, we will have Sunday School II on Sunday night, May 20. It will start at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at Newman Park. We extend a special invitation for you and your family to join us for food, games and a great time of fellowship!
Another event that will be here before you know it is our annual mission trip. This year, we will be staying in Sweetwater to minister to our community during a week-long event starting on Monday, June 18.
VBS (Vacation Bible School) will kick off the week at 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The theme for this year is “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity”. Please contact VBS Director Linda Kite if you would like to volunteer with this annual children’s ministry.
In the afternoons, we will be partaking in evangelism outreach and work projects for members of our church and the community. We will also have a three-night revival starting on Tuesday night, June 19, which will include preaching, testimonies and special music.
In the meantime, we are taking up a mission offering each Sunday night to help raise funds for the project. Whether you can give your time, finances, prayers or all three, we ask that you prayerfully consider how God would lead you to help in this year’s event.
To learn more about our services and upcoming events, call the church at 235-1779, find us on Facebook or visit us at 513 Lamar. We can’t wait to see Mom, Dad and the entire family this Sunday at Lamar Street Baptist Church!

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH
Our Trinity Family wishes everyone a very happy and blessed Mother’s Day Weekend. If your family will be gathering, what better way to honor Mom than to bring her to church!
Trinity Baptist Church is located at the corner of Hailey and Santa Fe Streets here in Sweetwater. We encourage everyone to join us as we serve our Savior, Jesus Christ. Everyone “fits in” at Trinity. Give us a try and see how well you fit in! Our services feature a mix of traditional and contemporary in a casual, friendly atmosphere. 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. – Bible studies (adults and youth), Children’s Choir.
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. – Sanctuary choir rehearsal.
We are honored to have our next Baby Dedication this Sunday, Mother’s Day, May 13. We’re looking forward to dedicating these babies and their families to the Lord. Join us for this blessed event! We will also enjoy hearing from our Children’s Choir (M&M’s) during the service. In honor of Mother’s Day, all ladies will be recognized with a token of our love during worship. Bring the family and join us — we would love to have you!
There will be no services at Trinity this Sunday night, May 13, so that our members can enjoy time with their families.
On Sunday, May 20, we will recognize our graduating seniors. If you would like to participate, please call Bro. Kyle (our Associate Pastor) here at the church as soon as possible.
Summer camps at Big Country Baptist Assembly are coming up. This year, you can sign-up and pay online at www.bigcountrycamp.com. Click on “Summer Camps” and follow the links. Please be sure to print out your completed form and bring it by the church office at 1503 Crescent Drive. If you do not have access to internet, you can also sign up on a paper form which can be picked up at the church.
If you would like more information 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, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also find us on the web at www.trinitysweetwater.com. God bless you!

WORD OF GOD Church
Transforming ordinary people into passionate followers of Christ through God’s Word, growing them into mature Christians, to be Jesus’ lights in this world and witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus and the Kingdom of God, seeking the lost for the glory of God and His kingdom.
We are a non-judgmental ministry — meaning that the ministry itself is not judgmental. We are not concerned where you have been or where you are at, but where you are going. Everyone needs hope and to feel the love of God’s mercy. Those who falter and are weak are welcome. We will guide all that come, into a direction for peace in their life.
The teachings from the pulpit are deep rightly divided truth as 2 Timothy 2:15 speaks of. You will hear the unadulterated word of God ministered straight from the Bible. Introducing deep truths and promises you can stand on, that will never crumble out from underneath you. These truths have discipled many to be followers of Christ as it can do for anybody. Opening up the eyes and ears of these who receive.
Services:
Sunday morning-10:30 a.m.
Sunday night-Adult discipleship at 6:30 p.m., youth hangout for children ages 11-17 and children’s Rock night for children ages 5-10.
Wednesday night-6:30 p.m. is teen and tween youth church, pastor led for children ages 11-17, children’s classes for children ages 5-10 and adult Word study for men’s and women’s ministry, disciple led.
Ministries:
T.A.G. and Tween’s-These ministries are for children ages 11-17. They have youth church on Wednesday night. There’s praise and worship performed by them. Then the pastor brings a message of truth to seed in their lives that is in a way that they can understand and comprehend. They also have Sunday night hang out, doing all kinds of things and events with each other in the youth ministry, from movies to playing volleyball at Sonic or cookouts and other things. They get involved with fundraisers to raise money for their events. They have the Reaching Out While Reaching Up ministry that helps people around town. They have The Rock as a place to hangout before and after church time. There is summer camp at Extreme Camps that they have a blast at while deepening their faith.
Children’s Ministry-Wednesday night there are classes set up to put a foundation of God’s Word in the children’s life with a fun and enjoyable environment and experience. There is lots of love, guidance and good values seeded into their lives. Sunday night is fun at The Rock. Those children that come on Wednesday night classes get to come on Sunday night to play at The Rock youth center during regular adult discipleship. Sometimes there are movies, games and snack night. They also get involved in fundraisers and summer camp.
P.U.R.E. Ministry-Ephesians 1:4 Princesses Under Royal Election meets every third Friday of the month. The ministry teaches young ladies their value to God by being a child of the King loved by their Father. Coming under a covenant with God to keep their purity until marriage. Even for those who want to start over.
The Rock Youth center Saturday night from 6-10 p.m. for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. A Christian atmosphere is presented, but not forced. It is fun for everyone. We have this generation’s Christian music, a 6ft and 3ft half pipe skate ramp, a foam pit, rock climbing wall, pool table, air hockey, foosball, skating, video games, basketball and volleyball area. A snack bar available with drinks, nachos, Frito pies, candy, chip, etc. It is a controlled environment with adult supervision. There is lots of love and a short time of a small seeded truth of God into their lives.
Website-The church now has a website address which entails what is going on inside the church, the ministries of the church and gives you information of The Word of God Church. You can visit the website at www.swwordofGod.com.
Summertime Camp
11-17 year-old Extreme Camp-an experience that will change their lives, a camp that reaches them at their level, setting the love of God on fire inside of them. It’s a blast!
 5-10 year-old camp suited at the level to where it keeps their attention-fun and a unforgettable experience with God.

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