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Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse invites you to attend our meeting on Tuesday,Â June 5, at 7 p.m. atÂ the Holiday Inn Express, 300 SE Georgia Avenue.
Guest speaker will be Pennie Montgomery from Spring, TX.
Pennie has been a Bible study teacher and prayer group leader for many years. In 1990, she became the Texas State Prayer Coordinator for Aglow International. Since that time she has traveled over the state teaching and ministering to the women of Aglow. Pennie also serves on the Aglow Global Prayer Council.
Pennie has also ministered at various churches and teaches a weekly Bible study at Spring First Church, in Spring, TX where she and her husband, Doyle, attend. Pennie has four children and eight grandchildren. She is a certified minister of the Assemblies of God.
Being a woman of prayer, Pennie believes that prayer is the foundation for all that is going on in the world and the Body of Christ. It is her desire to see women and men healed body, soul and spirit and for people to know Jesus Christ in a real way.Â Everyone is welcome to come. For more information, call 338-8924
Broadway Baptist Church
I read about some children in a Sunday school class who wrote letters to a missionary to let him know they were praying for him. The teacher of the class said, â€śNow, children, the missionary is a very busy person, so donâ€™t expect him to write you back.â€ť One little girlâ€™s letter read, â€śDear Brother Brown, weâ€™re praying for you. We donâ€™t expect an answer.â€ťÂ
This reminds me of the story in Acts 12 where Peter had been imprisoned by Herod and the church gathered for a special prayer meeting.Â Verse 5 says: â€ś...but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.â€ťÂ God sent an angel, delivered him and he went to the house of Mary where they were praying.Â Peter knocked on the door and Rhoda heard his voice and ran to tell the others.Â They said she was crazy, because Peter was in prison.Â Finally, because Peter continued knocking, they opened the door and were â€śastonishedâ€ť.
Are you astonished when God answers your prayers?Â You shouldnâ€™t be.Â He said, â€śCall unto me, and I will answer thee.â€ťÂ He promised that if we ask, believing, we shall receive.
God loves to hear us pray, desires to answer our prayers and wants to show Himself strong on our behalf.Â In the midst of your good days and bad, remember the promise of God found in Psalm 91:15 says, â€śHe shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.â€ť
The school year is coming to a close and church camp is just around the corner. If you would like for your child or teen to go to church camp, please let us know by calling 235-2730. Junior High Camp is June 11-15.Â Senior High Camp is July 9-13, and Junior Camp is July 23-26.
The Hinkle Family will be with us Wednesday, June 13th, at 7 p.m.Â Come and enjoy their Country Gospel music.
If you donâ€™t have a church home, we would love for you to come and visit us this Sunday. Â Our Life Groups, which is for all ages, starts at 10 a.m.Â Our morning service is at 10:50 a.m. and our evening service begins at 6 p.m.Â Come and let us be a blessing to you as we worship the Lord together.
FAITH HARVEST CHURCH
Faith Harvest Church would like to invite you to come join us in our celebration of Jesus Christ! We are located at 408 Alamo Street, which is right off of Sam Houston. Our service times are 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings, 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings and 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. We have Sunday school for adults, Out-of-Line Youth Ministry for teens and Childrenâ€™s Church for kids. We have many projects and plans for the year of 2012, including sending our youth group to Discovery Camp in Columbus, Texas, on July 9-13. There will be several fundraisers coming up in the next month to help send them to camp, including a bake sale at Wal-Mart on Saturday, June 16, at 9 a.m. We will be having a fellowship on Saturday, June 2, at Lake Trammell...free fishing day! You do not need a license that day to fish, only a fishing pole. We will be meeting out there at 3 p.m. and we would love for you to come join the fun! Donâ€™t forget about our website, www.fhpcofsweetwater.com, where we add something new everyday! Several recent changes have been made to the website, including the addition of sermons preached by our very own pastors and a testimony page where you can write your own personal testimony of how good God has been in your life. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Pastor Jimmy Bennett at 325-242-4750 or Deacon Bobby Hoover at 325-236-4023.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
First Baptist Church invites you and your family to join us this Sunday morning (June 3) 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 message by our Pastor, Phillip Thomas, from God's Word, a "Call to Worship" video, and 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!
On Sunday evening (June 3) in Room 301, beginning at 6 p.m., we will have a guest speaker from the Kairos Prison Ministry. Bring your favorite homemade ice cream and join us for this informative and enjoyable time!
Registration is now open from FBC Vacation Bible School, scheduled on June 4-7 from 6-8 p.m., for Pre-K through fourth grade. Go online to www.fbcsweetwater.org and pre-register all the children you are planning to bring. You can also register online to be a helper/worker with VBS. The theme this year is "Tejas Trail Adventure," so saddle up â€” wear your cowboy boots and hat, if you want to, and bring a friend. Come prepared to have a wonderful time finding true friendship in Jesus as we journey down the trail together. Questions? Need more information, contact Cindy Hamlin, Director, at the church office (236-6348). First three days at FBC with day four at the City Pool.
On Sunday evening (June 10) in Room 301, at 6 p.m., Phillip Thomas will be presenting "A Study on Apologetics â€” Knowing What You Believe." This study will help today's Christian better understand, defend and proclaim their beliefs. Contact Phillip for more information.
Join us on Friday (June 29) for fireworks, food and hopefully a Texas Ranger baseball victory! Tickets are limited, so sign up immediately by calling the FBC office at 236-6348.
In addition, the summer of 2012 will be full of family-fun activities that can start new friendships and solidify existing ones. Opportunities such as P3 activities are scheduled for July 9-12 and August 6-9 where we reach out to families within our community; the church-wide picnic; and various camps.
First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
Â â€śI was glad when you said unto me; Let us go into the house of the Lord.â€ť Psalm 122:1
First Christian Church at 1611 Hailey (corner of Lakeview and Hailey) welcomes members and visitors alike to our morning church services.Â Sunday school class begins at 9:50 a.m. with sanctuary worship services at 10:50 a.m.Â Music is led by song leader Stephanie Gilmore with Janice Boil as accompanist.Â
Our interim pastor, Curtis Ward is bringing a series of lessons on â€śThe Surrendered Lifeâ€ť.Â These lessons have given us goals to strive for as we live our daily lives.
If you are looking for a church home, First Christian Church extends an open invitation to one and all.Â We look forward to your presence.Â Come expecting to be blessed.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Visitors are always welcome at First Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 14th and McCauley.Â Adult Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Worship service is at 10:45 a.m.Â A nursery is provided for all church activities for children kindergarten age and younger.Â
This is Pastor Earlâ€™s last Sunday!Â The scripture readings this week are Psalm 67:1-7, Philippians 1:3-11 the sermon title is â€śThe Stuff Memories Are Made Ofâ€ť. Lucy will be here and we will have a farewell luncheon after worship.Â The church will provide ham, brisket and roll; everyone bring their favorite covered dish.Â We are sad to see them go, but happy for their next adventure in Atlanta!
â€˘ Plarning continues on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
â€˘ Choir practice will be moving to their summer schedule, meeting on Sundays at 10:15 a.m.
â€˘ Earlâ€™s Girlâ€™s will continue to meet 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 â€ścome as you areâ€ť 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 Godâ€™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 childrenâ€™s time and â€śChildrenâ€™s Churchâ€ť for kids in preschool through second grade.
Sweetwater FUMC also has youth activities on Sundays beginning at 6:30 p.m. Every Tuesday and Wednesday FUMC hosts the Gaylordâ€™s Pantry and a clothes closet is available on Tuesdays. 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 Godâ€™s blessing through either of these ministries.
News this week: Our text this Sunday is from Isaiah 6:1-8. We will be looking at the ways in which an awesome all-powerful God uses a frail humanity to accomplish his purposes.
Wednesday at 10 am â€” Menâ€™s and womenâ€™s combined 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 email@example.com. If you need prayer or have the need to contact our pastor you can call the same number or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Chris Rodriguez bringing the message entitled, â€śTo Perish, or To Have a Vision?â€ť Worship assistants are Lisa Peterson serving as worship leader, Brenda Alexander leads the congregational hymns and plays the keyboard, pianist is Eugenia Hill and our greeter is Helen Rowlett. This is Communion Sunday when we have the opportunity to participate in the Sacrament of Holy Communion in renewing our spiritual walk with Jesus Christ. Remember to bring your rail offering, which is applied towards outreach ministries sponsored through the United Methodist Church Conference.
â€˘ Evangelism committee meets on the 11th at 7 p.m.;
â€˘ Wednesday evening Bible study on the 13th at 7 p.m.;
â€˘ Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, rummage and bake sale;
During the Northwest Texas United Methodist Church Conference from May 31, to June 2, pastoral appointments are officially announced. For the month of June, â€śBless This Houseâ€ť is asking prayers for all pastors and their families, whether they are remaining in their present charge or being appointed to a new charge. May their respective congregations welcome them with open hearts. Pray the pastors and congregational members serve together in Christian love, support one another in ministry, listen to the Holy Spirit in making Disciples of Jesus Christ and always remember their Purpose is to â€śGlorify God.â€ť
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
Summer is here! We have several events lined up at Lamar Street Baptist Church (LSBC) and we'd like for you to join us!
We will be a taking a special offering each Sunday night through June 17 to help fund this year's home mission project.Â Our local mission project will start on Monday, June 18, and last the entire week. Vacation Bible School â€śBabylon: Danielâ€™s Courage in Captivityâ€ť will kick off the program each morning from 9-11:30 a.m. for children in Kindergarten through sixth grades, followed by outreach opportunities and work projects for church and community members in need in the afternoon. We will also have a three-night revival during this week starting on Tuesday night which will include special music, testimonies and preaching. Time, finances and prayers are all vital for the preparation and success of this year's mission project, and we ask that you prayerfully consider how to help. We at Lamar Street Baptist covet your prayers for focus, efficiency and sharing the Gospel to the community throughout this mission-minded week.
We also hope to see you at our weekly services! Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. for every age group, followed by our 10:40 a.m. service featuring hymns, praise songs, a Children's Sermon and message from our pastor, Jerry Payne. He will also bring the sermon during our Sunday night service which starts at 6 p.m.
Wednesday nights continue our weekly worship at 6:30 p.m. with programs available for children (Mission Friends, GA's â€” Girls in Action, and RA's â€” Royal Ambassadors), Â youth activities for 7th-12th graders, and Bible study and prayer for adults.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Our youth will be leaving at noon on Friday, June 22 to attend the Youth Evangelism Conference in Arlington.
To learn more about Lamar Street Baptist Church, visit us at 513 Lamar, find us on Facebook or call the church at 235-1779. We can't wait to see you this Sunday!
TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH
Trinity Baptist Church is pleased to offer a church-wide garage sale this Saturday (June 2) from 8 a.m. to noon. Proceeds from this sale will help build and furnish the playground outside our new Family Life Center. We have lots of merchandise to sell, so come help support this effort! Sale will be under the large carport on the west side of our sanctuary (enter the parking lot via Santa Fe or Crescent Drive).
The Trinity family will be working in our new Family Life Center on Friday and Saturday, June 1st and 2nd. We will be hanging SheetrockÂ©, plywood and insulation, cleaning and anything else that we can do to bring this project home. Members are encouraged to help out as much as possible. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Monday through Wednesday, June 25-27 is Vacation Bible School at Trinity. Our theme this year is Sky: Everything Is Possible With God! Held from 1-4 p.m. daily, VBS is for children who have completed Kindergarten through sixth grade. Kickoff/Registration will be held on Sunday, June 24 from 5-7 p.m. and will feature a water slide, hotdogs and fun. Pre-registration is appreciated. You may call or come by our church offices Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to sign up your children.
Our sanctuary 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 â€śfits inâ€ť 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:
9:30 a.m. â€” Sunday school (itâ€™s for everyone â€” all ages!).
10:45 a.m. â€“ Morning worship.
6 p.m. â€“ Bible studies (adults and youth), Childrenâ€™s Choir.
6:30 p.m. â€“ Prayer time/Bible study for adults, youth Bible study (7th-12th grades), TeamKID for Children (Preschool through sixth grades).
7:30 p.m. â€“ Sanctuary Choir rehearsal.
Summer camps at Big Country Baptist Assembly (BCBA) are coming up. A list of our camps we will attend is as follows:
Day Camp (completed grades Kindergarten through third grades) â€” July 7 â€” $30.
Youth Camp (completed grades 7th-12th) â€“ July 8-12 â€” $150.
Pre-Teen Camp (completed grades fourth through sixth grades) â€” July 16-19 â€” $150.
Lad and Lassie Camp (completed grades first through third grades) â€” August 3-4 â€” $58.
This year, BCBA is requiring sign-ups to be made online at www.bigcountrycamp.com. Click on â€śSummer Campsâ€ť and follow the links. Gretchen Jones, our Education Minister, is sponsor that should be listed on the registration form. Please be sure to print out your completed form and bring it by the church office. If you do not have internet access, please give us a call so that we can help.
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 from 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
Just a shout out for God. We want to thank our Lord for His favor and divine blessings. He has blessed us with a beautiful bus for His youth ministries. If you haven't seen it, you probably will. We will be using it for picking up the children and teens for Wednesday night youth church and Sundays. It will also be a traveling bus for our teens going to camp. Our youth ministries, T.A.G. teen, Tween 11 and 12 year-olds, and S.l.u.g.g. children, is growing larger all the time. We were in need of a bigger transporter vehicle. We are thankful to God for the growth of our youth. We are running anywhere from 60 to 80 youth nearly every Wednesday. The youth love this church and are learning so much about Jesus and our personal relationship with our Father. They are excited about all we have in store for them in the summer. Bring your youth to the successful youth ministry of the Word of God Church.
We would also like to thank God for His success in Juarez, Mexico. Not only is God using the church to build a church in Juarez, but we ordained our first minister in Juarez to lead the ministry over there. Many are coming to Christ and the youth are being reached with a ministry for them. Same principles that the Word of God church applies. They to are having success with the children.
We would also like to thank God for the help, sponsorship and fundraising that has blessed the youth in this ministry to go to camp. Brookshireâ€™s, Autozone, Pizza Hut and Wal-Mart, thank you for your space, time, contributions and hospitality. We also want to thank the many sponsors through donations and getting cars washed or buying bake goods. You have all been helpful in sending the youth to camp.Â We will be sending around 45 to camp this year, at no expense for the parent, kids or church. Praise God!
Once again thank you God for your blessings and favor.Â
We will have a co-ed softball tournament fundraiser June 9, at the youth baseball fields in the park. Hope to see you.