BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
There once was a king captured by the Roman army. They took the king with his family to stand before the Roman general to receive the sentence of death. The king fell on his face before the general and said, “You may do with me what you will, but spare my wife and children!” The Roman general was so moved by the plea that he released them all.
Later, the king asked his wife about some of the things they had seen while in the Roman general’s chamber. She said, “I didn't see anything. My eyes were only on the man who was willing to die for me.”
In Hebrews 12:2 the Apostle Paul reminds us to “look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith...” Just as the wife kept her eyes on the one willing to die for her, so ought we to keep our eyes on the One who endured the cross, despised the shame, and shed His blood that we might be saved. A great hymn of old says, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.”
Where are your eyes set? Are they upon the world, your circumstances, your situation or are they upon the One Who loves you, died for you, saves you, and secures you?
We would like to invite you to a concert this Sunday, June 2, at 6 p.m. Shawn Drewett will be ministering to us through singing. If you would like to learn more about him, his website is: www.shawndrewettministries.org .
If you don’t have a church home, we would love for you to visit us at Broadway Baptist Church on 710 E. Third Street, 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.
EMMANUEL FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
We invite you to join us this Sunday at Emmanuel Fellowship Church. Our Sunday morning services are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Both morning services are filled with the same warm fellowship, dynamic worship and life-giving messages, as well as top-notch children’s ministry and nursery care for children up to fifth grade.
This week, we will launch our June sermon series, “Mighty in Battle,” as we take a fun look at some of the ways God has been victorious in impossible situations. He can do the same in your life, so join us Sunday as we invite Him to be mighty right here in Sweetwater.
This coming Wednesday, we will be hosting a “Night of Worship” at the church at 7 p.m. This is the night for people of all ages to join together to love on King Jesus — be ready to worship your heart out.
Lifegroups are on a summer break, but the Celebrate Recovery group is still meeting in the Sweetwater Prayer Center on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.
Please be praying for our student ministries as the kids of all ages head out this summer to camps and on the mission trip to help with Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts in New York. It’s going to be beautiful summer of kids meeting Jesus and taking Jesus to those who need Him.
We also invite you to step into The Growth Central Bookstore when you visit EFC. It’s stocked with Bibles, study aids, devotionals, 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 CHURCH
First Baptist Church invites you and your family to join us on this Sunday, June 2, 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.
There will be a Farewell Reception honoring Phillip and Molly Thomas and their daughters on June 9, in the Welcome Center. Please join us as we wish them the warmest blessings on their future endeavors and thank them for their five years of service to this community.
There are many opportunities for service. If you have not received a church participation form, please pick one up in the church office. As members of the Body of Christ at First Baptist Church, we are all called to serve in one way or another. We have many areas of service available to you.
Children’s Church facilitators are always welcome. Camp volunteers are still needed. High School Camp will be June 9-14. Vacation Bible School will be June 24-27. P3 at Circle Drive will be July 7-11. Missions Camp will be July 30-August 2. Lad and Lassie Camp will be August 2 and 3. Day Camp will be on August 3. P3 at Coral Cove will be August 4-8. All the summer camps are tied together under one church theme: “Refuge: Who Is Your Strength?” with a theme verse of Psalm 46:1.
Vacation Bible School will be June 24-27 from 6-8 p.m. This year’s Vacation Bible School is entitled God’s Backyard Bible Camp under the Stars where kids have a blast serving Jesus. All are welcome.
We are in the process of forming a rotation of bus drivers to pick up children on Sunday mornings. If you are interested in driving, please call the church office.
The church food pantry is in need of canned food and plastic bags. Please contact a member of the Missions Committee for more information.
Heart Gallery is a collection of portraits featuring children in foster care who are currently waiting to be adopted. Please join us in prayer for those who are pictured in the foyer.
For in depth information on First Baptist Church Sweetwater, find us on Facebook or at www.fbcsweetwater.org .
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
First 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.
We welcome Sarah Cumbie and Dane Bennett as youth interns for our children and youth during the months of June and July. We are excited about a fun and meaningful summer together.
This Sunday we will be using a contemporary service to praise God. Philip Brock, Stephanie Weile, Alex Weile, Sarah Cumbie and Dane Bennett will be leading. Greeters are Lou Ann Cumbie and Dorothy Stroman.
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 .
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 Church” for kids in preschool through third grade. The children stay through our time of praise and then go to their own worship service.
Sweetwater FUMC also has youth activities on Sundays beginning at 6 p.m. with a prayer and praise time that we call Adoratio. 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: What a blessing it was to celebrate with our seniors last week. We continue to pray that God will bless and grow them as they begin a new season in their lives.
This Sunday morning we will take a look at the second chapter of Philippians and examine the magnificence of Jesus.
Activities this week:
• Sunday at 8:45 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. — Worship.
• Sunday at 6 p.m. – Adoratio and youth.
• Wednesday at 10 a.m. – Bible study.
• Thursday from 3:45-5 p.m. – Youth praise team.
Fun activities are offered at different times during the month for fourth though 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 email him at email@example.com .
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Join the excitement at Highland Heights United Methodist Church. We are a multi-ethnic, multi-racial congregation, serving the Lord in unity and purpose, where the contribution of everyone is valued and welcome. The congregation and staff of Highland Heights is a friendly God loving people — join us as we praise God together and practice unity here on earth until he comes again in Glory.
For more information, call the church at 325-235-2454 or the parsonage at 325-933-4296 (Monday through Wednesday). Highland Heights United Methodist Church is located at 1801 Lamar Street in Sweetwater. The pastor is Rev. Claude A. McKiddy.
Our Church’s Mission Statement: “To glorify Christ in all that we do by bringing people to Christ and equipping them to serve Christ.”
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, “Confidence in God: The Power of God and the Power of Idols.” 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 June is Wendy Riley. 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 altar rail offering, which is applied towards our conference family funds.
Pastors and church delegates representing their individual churches in the Northwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church will be attending annual conference from June 4 through June 6 at Polk Street United Methodist Church in Amarillo.
Evangelism committee meets at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, June 10, in the Friendship Sunday School classroom.
High school and college graduations fill the month of May and early June. It is a time of celebrating accomplishments and looking forward to new beginnings. “Bless This House” is calling upon prayer for these young people as they make decisions and choices in pursuing their individual dreams. Pray they recognize the doors of opportunity that God provides and rely upon Him for strength and perseverance in times of joy and times of difficulty.
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.
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS (THE MORMONS)
Jesus Christ Is the Way
More than anything else, God wants to help us through this life and bless us with eternal life in the next. He sends His Spirit to offer us this help. But the scriptures say that His Spirit cannot be with us if we are sinful. As hard as we try to live good lives, we all commit sins that separate us from God.
Being separated from God by sin is called spiritual death. We feel a profound loneliness when we separate ourselves from God, our Heavenly Father. How can we overcome spiritual death and always have God’s Spirit with us if we are imperfect?
God Provided a Savior
Heavenly Father chose His Son, Jesus Christ, in our pre-earth life and sent Him to earth to be our Savior. Learn more about why we need a Savior on mormon.org.
If we believe in Jesus Christ, follow His teachings, and repent when we commit sins, His Atonement, or sacrifice, can wash us clean of our sins and make us worthy to return to God’s presence. Christ’s sacrifice and Resurrection also allow us to overcome physical death. Every one of us will be resurrected just like Christ was and live forever in perfected bodies after we leave this life.
Our Heavenly Father sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Savior and show us the way to live according to God’s plan.
Sunday, June 2 – Church services at 9 a.m. Visitors welcome.
Monday, June 3 – Family home evening.
Wednesday, June 4 – Young women and Scouts at 6:30 p.m.
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 our local missionaries Elder Cosman and Elder Rios at (325) 864-2999.