AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Hello to all 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 have Sunday school classes for all ages and we have great teachers for all of the classes. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
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 CHURCH
Best sellers come and go. Readers enjoy reading novels, fictional stories, life experiences, romances and self help books. It seems each week a different book is on the top of the best sellers list. They all seem to come and go, but there is a book that always remains. It is the Bible. The Apostle Peter reminded us of this in the scriptures: “The grass withers, and the flower thereof falls away: But the word of the Lord endures forever.” (1 Peter 1:24-25)
Many centuries ago there was a Roman emperor named Diocletian who was known for his hatred of Christianity. He hated the Bible so much that he took a Bible and burned it. On top of that burned Bible he erected a monument and chiseled on that monument were these words: “Extincto nomini christianorum” which means: “The name of Christian is extinct.”
Over the years many like Diocletian have sought to eradicate the Bible and Christianity, but for naught. The Bible is the incorruptible Word of God, and the foul breath of time and the gnawing tooth of decay cannot destroy the Word of God!
So the next time you are looking for something to read, go to the Bible. It is God’s love letter to you and me.
If you don’t have a church home, we would like to welcome 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.
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 Children’s Church for kids. We have many projects and plans for the year of 2012, including starting our new food pantry and financial classes. Our men will be attending the Manpower conference in Dallas Aug. 9-11. Don’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 (July 29) 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, a Children's Sermon, and beautiful flowers in the Sanctuary given in loving memory of Dr. Al Densmore by Beth Densmore and family. First Baptist Church is located at 213 East Third Street, in Sweetwater, next door to the Post Office, and all are welcome! Immediately following the morning service, everyone is invited to join the FBC Missions Committee for an Open House for our "newly remodeled" Missions Closet located directly across the hall from the FBC office. Stop by to see all the work that has been done and all of the mission projects we have four our community.
The "Study on Apologetics — Knowing What You Believe" will resume this Sunday evening (July 29) at 6 p.m., in Room 301. Pre-Teen (fifth and sixth grade students) will be competing in fun Olympic games on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m. As the summer of 2012 flies by, FBC is totally committed to uplift and make a difference in the lives of others in our community! In Matthew 28:26-20, Jesus tells us to go and make disciples of all nations, baptize them and teach them to obey God! Our next P3 is at Fraley Park on Aug. 6-9. Join us as we share God's love in action to the families around Fraley Park! Coming soon...Mark your calendar...(Aug. 16) will be a Deacon-sponsored ice cream/game night for you to have fun with friends!
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
You are welcome to 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, “Manna from Heaven: Feeding the Five Thousand.” Scripture reading comes from John 6:5-21. 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 for the month of July is Patti Neill.
Make plans to remain after worship service for our fifth Sunday potluck dinner and administrative council meeting. Bring your favorite dish for a noon meal and share in the fellowship. Afterwards, we encourage you to stay and participate in the operational decisions of the church.
Three specific outreach ministries are being emphasized for the remainder of the year. The first is collecting 12 sets of school supplies for needy students at the East Ridge Elementary campus. A sign up sheet will be available for congregational members to choose items they wish to purchase. Please bring your selections to the church on or before Sunday, Aug. 12, to be compiled into sets by the evangelism committee the following Monday evening. Sunday, Aug. 19, is the consecration date of the school collection that will be delivered prior to the beginning of school.
The second outreach ministry is Gateway Family Services. The center offers its services and ministers to individuals involved in family violence and sexual assault in Scurry, Nolan, Mitchell, Fisher and Kent Counties. We are collecting good used and new suitcases and paper goods, such as toilet paper, Kleenex and paper towels. Additional items that are needed are towels and wash cloths. The consecration date of all articles will be set in October.
The third outreach ministry will follow in December, “Deck the Halls and Line the Walls.” Details will follow at a future date.
“Bless This House” is calling upon prayers for Christians who are suffering persecution in India. Their homes and churches have been burned, crops destroyed, land confiscated, imprisonment and even death. These atrocities are not limited just to India. Christians in other Middle Eastern countries are also enduring harassment and extortion with their livelihoods being threatened and living in fear for their safety. Pray the Lord’s protection over their lives will strengthen their faith and fortitude.
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
Join us! 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.
Our GAs and RAs will be attending camp at Lueders next week. Please remember the children and sponsors in prayer.
To learn more about Lamar Street Baptist Church, visit us at 513 Lamar, find us on Facebook or call the church at 235-1779.
TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH
Do you remember the old commercial of the cowboys sitting around the campfire, and the announcer said, “How long has it been since you had a bowl of steaming, hot Wolf-Brand Chili? Well, that’s too long!” If it’s been a while since you attended church, the Trinity Baptist Church Family wants you to know you are welcome here. We would love to have you and hope that you choose to get plugged back in by serving God with us. Our services feature a mix of traditional and contemporary in a casual, friendly atmosphere. We call ourselves “family” and hope that you will feel the family atmosphere of love and caring when you visit us. If God is calling you back into service after being absent for a while, perhaps he’s calling you to Trinity. Come check us out!
Our sanctuary is located at the corner of Hailey and Santa Fe Streets here in Sweetwater. First-time visitors can enter through the front (Santa Fe Street side) or from the west parking lot (beside the air conditioner tower). Our regularly scheduled weekly activities are as follows:
• 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.
• 6:30 p.m. — Prayer time/Bible study for adults, youth Bible study (7th-12th grades), TeamKID for children (Preschool through sixth grades)
A new project has begun in Sweetwater called “Road to Recovery”. A part of the American Cancer Society, this program helps cancer patients who have no transportation, cannot afford it or are too ill to drive themselves for treatment or doctor appointments. Volunteers provide this service. If you would like to become a Road to Recovery Volunteer, please contact Nadene Blanchard (235-0861 or 338-5343) locally, or call Melissa Carlton with American Cancer Society in Abilene (672-3705).
Trinity is forming a team for the newly-formed Co-Ed Church Softball League. If you are over age 14, male or female, and need a little workout, please call Richard Acuña at 338-0753 for more information. Games are on Tuesday nights. The season will run from Aug. 14 to Sept. 25.
Our Associate Pastor/Youth Minister, Bro. Kyle Tubbs and his wife, Kaily, will be leaving us next month to start a new church in Round Rock, TX. We ask that you pray for Bro. Kyle and Kaily in this new endeavor, and also for our church as we seek a new full-time youth minister. Resumes for that position can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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!