Student New Year’s Eve Bash planned at Emmanuel Fellowship Church
Emmanuel Fellowship ChurchWe invite you to join us this Sunday at Emmanuel Fellowship Church. Our Sunday morning services are combined for the month of December, so we will meet together this week at 11 a.m. We will enjoy warm fellowship, dynamic worship, a life-giving message, as well as top-notch children’s ministry and nursery care for children up to fifth grade. This week, we will be preparing our hearts for the new year. Come join us to get things started right in 2014! The Salvage Yard youth ministry, for grades 6-12, is hosting a New Year’s Eve Bash for students, complete with a guest DJ. Check out their facebook page (The Yard) for more information, or call the church offices at 236-9200.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 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, Dec. 29, 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 Missions item to be collected for the month of December is macaroni and cheese. 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.There will be a Youth New Year’s Eve Party on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Watch for a card in the mail with all the information.Worship choir rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The project for Easter will be revealed on that night.Plan now to be at FBC for a very special full day on Jan. 12. We will share together the Lord’s Supper in a very meaningful way during the morning worship celebration. Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to be a part of a very special time in our church history. Our Intentional Interim Transition Team will host a church-wide potluck heritage meeting the evening of Jan. 12, at 6 p.m. There will be time for group discussions and a time to give feedback regarding our heritage survey. There will also be something very special and meaningful introduced during this time. You will not want to miss it!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. Worship will be at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29. Hilary Brennan and Ruth Ann Campbell will be greeters. During the worship service, the Reverse and Noisy offerings will be collected. The Reverse Offering goes to support the Nolan County Food Pantry and the Noisy Offering goes to support the missions of the Ministerial Alliance. On Jan. 2, Kary Ann’s Clan will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Amole’s, and there will be choir practice at 5:30 p.m.Sunday school will begin again on Jan. 5, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. and we will continue the study of The Story. There are Sunday school classes for all ages. 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.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormons)A Christmas message from President Thomas S. Monson:As we seek Christ, as we find Him, as we follow Him, we shall have the Christmas spirit, not for one fleeting day each year, but as a companion always. We shall learn to forget ourselves. We shall turn our thoughts to the benefit of others.Words from a Primary children’s song:Picture a stable in Judea, Picture a sacred, silent night. And can you hear the angels near. And see the star so bright?Picture the little baby Jesus. Think of his life and words so dear. Sing praise to him; Remember him, As you picture Christmas this year.Picture the kind and gentle Joseph. Picture the mother, Mary, fair. And can you see so rev’rently the shepherds kneeling there?Picture the little baby Jesus. Think of his life and words so dear. Sing Praise to him; Remember him, As you picture Christmas this year.Luke 2:10-11Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ, the Lord.Calendar events:Saturday, Dec. 28 — Stake young men/young women activity: “New Year’s Eve, Eve, Eve, Eve Party” in San Angelo at the Southwest Chapel from 7-10 p.m.Sunday, Dec. 29 — Church services from 9 a.m. to noon; visitors welcome. We are located at 910 Elm Street in Sweetwater. If you would like to talk with representatives of the church about the Savior’s teachings, call 1-800-622-5595. Missionaries serving in this area are Elder Olsen and Elder Rentmeister. Call (325) 864-2999.