Trinity Baptist Church starts VBS on June 25
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCHGreetings 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 are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.This Sunday is Sunday School High Attendance Day so we would love to have you in Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. We have classes for all ages and we have great teachers for each class.Our regular Sunday schedule is coffee fellowship at 9:20 a.m., Sunday school Bible study at 9:45 a.m. and worship services at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. 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 CHURCHSummer is in full swing. The kids are staying up late, sleeping in and eating you out of house and home. Families are heading out on vacations, coming back from vacations, planning vacations and trying to get a vacation from their vacation. It has been said that vacations are time for family, friends and fun. They are a time to get away and refresh our body, soul and mind. Jesus separated himself for a time and Paul the Apostle said, "Come apart." Vance Havner always said, "Come apart, lest we do come apart.” I pray you will find a time of refreshing, whether it is at home, away with family, or simply a time of solitude with the Savior to refresh, revive and renew your passions and purpose. Just remember to keep Christ first, continue to serve, honor and glorify Him, and be the example to family and friends that He would have you be.It is time for church camp. If you would like for your child or teen to go to church camp, please let us know by calling 235-2730. Senior High Camp is July 9-13, and Junior Camp is July 23-26.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 CHURCHFirst Baptist Church invites your family to join us this Sunday morning (June 24) 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 from God's Word by our Pastor, Phillip Thomas, 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.Each Sunday evening in Room 301, beginning at 6 p.m., FBC Pastor Phillip Thomas will be presenting "A Study on Apologetics — Knowing What You Believe." This study will help today's Christians better understand, defend and proclaim their beliefs. Contact Phillip for more information.In addition, the summer of 2012 will be full of family-fun activities that can start new friendships and solidify existing ones. 1) Opportunities such as P3 activities are scheduled for July 9-12 (Circle Drive) and August 6-9 (Fraley Park) where we reach out to families within our community; 2) The church-wide picnic; 3) the Texas Rangers Game on June 29; plus $0 various camps. Be sure your family has registered in the FBC foyer to participate.Mark your calendar (July 22) beginning at 6 p.m. in the FBC Sanctuary, when the Ugandan Children's Choir will sing in both English and their native language (Luganda), play instruments including African drums and dance traditional dances in colorful costumes. The education those attending will receive will be invaluable in widening appreciation for the needs of orphans in third-world countries, as well as demonstrating God's powerful hand at work in their lives. During the current summer of 2012, FBC is committed to loving the world around us by reaching out to families in our neighborhoods and community. Come join with us! If you have questions, call the FBC office at 236-6348. Also check the FBC website www.fbcsweetwater.org to stay informed!Also mark your calendar for Kaitlen Harrison's Mission Trip to China — leaving on July 5 for one month. We can help with crayons, markers, coloring books, stickers, construction paper, classroom decorations and small kindergarten activities (like puzzles) that will fit in a suitcase.FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHVisitors 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. Next week Grace Hoy from Abilene will be our messenger. Don’t forget Noisy and Reverse offerings this Sunday.Reminders:• No Plarning until further notice.• Choir practice will be moving to their summer schedule, meeting on Sunday mornings at 10:15 a.m.FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCHSweetwater 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 6:30 p.m. Every Tuesday and Wednesday FUMC hosts the Gaylord’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 God’s blessing through either of these ministries.News this week: This week we continue our series — the Challenge Course — by examining the Challenge of Materialism. Our text is from 1 Timothy 6. This Sunday will also be a great opportunity for fellowship and fun. We will be having an all-church picnic at the TSTC lake lot on Lake Sweetwater beginning at 5 p.m. If you are planning to visit the church this Sunday the picnic would be a great way to meet lots of people. Come join us. If you need directions or more information call the church office at 236-6617. Activities:• Sunday, June 24, at 5 p.m. — All Church Picnic (TSTC lake lot). • Tuesday, June 26, at 10 a.m. — Club 456 Praise Band.• Wednesday, June 27, at 6 p.m. — Trustees meeting.• Wednesday, June 27, at 6 p.m. — Youth game night at the Gehrings.• Friday, June 29, at 7 p.m. — Club 456/UM Kids Movie Night.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need prayer or have the need to contact our pastor, you can call the same number or e-mail him at email@example.com.HIGHLAND HEIGHTSUNITED METHODIST CHURCHJoin us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:45 a.m., with Lisa Peterson bringing the message entitled, “Fit For The Task.” Worship assistants are Brenda Alexander leading the congregational hymns and playing the keyboard, pianist is Eugenia Hill and our greeter for the month of June is Jenene Taylor. This is “Noisy Money” Sunday. Remember to bring your coins and/or folding money for the outreach ministry, “No More Malaria.” The ministry has a goal of eradicating malaria in Africa within a five year period, in addition to furnishing bed nets for families, supporting new medical research and assisting hospitals in their ability to provide quality care for malaria patients.Next Sunday, July 1, we will be welcoming our new pastor, Rev. Claude McKiddy, and his wife, Pat, along with their four grandchildren, Marcus, Cassidy, Grace and Jessica. Let us come with open arms in Christian love and support as we join together in continuing our mission in making “Disciples of Jesus Christ”.Don’t miss our rummage and bake sale Friday, June 22, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to noon. You are welcome to drop by and shop for bargains and purchase delicious baked goods. During the Northwest Texas United Methodist Church Conference, pastoral appointments were officially announced. For the month of June, “Bless This House” 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 “Glorify God.” 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 CHURCHWe concluded Vacation Bible School (VBS) today, with a closing program and lunch. It was an awesome week sharing Daniel’s Adventure with the children. We had 72 kids, six little ones in the nursery, nine youth workers and 30 adult workers for the week. Plus, we had a group of at least 12 working on the mission project. Many attended our special outreach services. Praise God!Join us for our Sunday 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.On Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. we offer Mission Friends, GA's — Girls in Action, and RA's — Royal Ambassadors, youth activities for 7th-12th graders, and Bible study and prayer for adults. 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 CHURCHNext week is Vacation Bible School at Trinity! Our theme this year is Sky: Everything Is Possible With God. The dates are Monday through Wednesday, June 25-27, from 1-4 p.m. daily. VBS is for children who have completed Kindergarten through sixth grade. Trinity members will be canvassing local apartment complexes this Sunday afternoon, June 24. Kickoff/registration will then be held from 5-7 p.m. and will feature a water slide, hotdogs and fun. Then, VBS officially starts at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 25. Join us as we present this year’s version of Vacation Bible School 2012! We will be utilizing parts of our new Family Life Center during this time, so come enjoy the new space.Hopefully, you have noticed that we refer to our church as The Trinity Family. All our endeavors are family-oriented, as evidenced by the construction of our new Family Life Center. We are now working diligently toward completing the interior. The majority of the inside finishing work will be completed by our members and volunteers. Please join us in prayers for safety, knowledge, ability and stamina as we bring this project to a close. We have been blessed in so many ways during this project. We are excited about the possibilities God has in store for this building and pray that all activities be for His glory.The Trinity Family invites you 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 sanctuary is located at the corner of Hailey and Santa Fe Streets here in Sweetwater. 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)Summer camps at Big Country Baptist Assembly (BCBA) are coming up. You can still register! A list of the camps we will attend is as follows:• Day Camp (completed grades Kindergarten through third) — July 7 — $30.• Youth Camp (completed grades 7th-12th) — July 8-12 — $150.• Pre-Teen Camp (completed grades fourth through sixth) — July 16-19 — $150.• Lad and Lassie Camp (completed grades first through third) — August 3-4 — $58.This year, BCBA sign-ups can be made online at www.bigcountrycamp.com. Click on “Summer Camps” and follow the links. Gretchen Jones, our Education Minister, is the 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.Senior Adults will enjoy their monthly potluck luncheon on Thursday, June 28, at 11:30 a.m. They have a great time of fellowship and you won’t find a bad cook in the bunch! If you consider yourself “senior” or just want to come enjoy visiting with them, join us in the Seekers’ room. We’d be glad to have you!Our youth will be having a fundraiser luncheon and dessert auction on Sunday, July 1, immediately following morning worship. Proceeds benefit youth that will be attending youth camp in July. Lunch is by donation, but the sky’s the limit on the dessert auction! Come join us! Trinity is pleased to be a part of Sweetwater Outreach Weekend (SOW) which takes place July 12-14. During this week, several churches in the area band together to perform various much-needed tasks around homes of those who are unable to handle those projects on their own. If you would like to help us in this endeavor, please call either our church office or the office at 4th & Elm Church of Christ. 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 GODTransforming 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 Camp11-17 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.