BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
We have all heard the question, “Would you let your doctor work on your car or let your mechanic perform your surgery?” We live in a day of specialists. My father use to say of a person, “He is a jack of all trades and a master of none.” That generally means a person can do a little bit of everything, but can’t do anything great.
In Romans 12 Paul reminds us that in the church there are many members and each member has a gift to be used to the glory of God. I like to tell my preacher friends, “Every member comes equipped with a brain full of great ideas, let them use it!” Christian, God has given you a gift to be used for His glory. Maybe it is a gift of gab as you greet folks who walk through the church doors. Maybe it is a gift of teaching as you impart the truth of His word. Maybe it is a gift of singing, playing or leading in music or simply a smile you pass on to others. Whatever your gift is, use it to God’s glory, use it to make a difference in the lives of others and use it to lead others to the God who loves them.
If you are interested in sending your child to youth camp, Broadway Baptist Church’s youth have two camps to go to this summer. Junior High and Senior High Camp (for students finishing sixth grade through 12th grade) is July 8-12 at Oasis Youth Camp. It is being held at the Plains Baptist Camp, located in the Blanco Canyon, Northeast of Lubbock. The cost is $200. Junior camp (for children finishing first grade through finishing fifth grade) will be held at Circle 6 Ranch in Stanton from July 15-18. Cost of this camp is $120 per camper. You may contact us by phone at (325)235-2730.
On Wednesday, July 10, at 7 p.m. our church is hosting a concert for the Trio, Forgiven. This trio is described as dedicated, talented and sincere. Cloid, Debbie and Jeremy form this trio, whose music and testimony communicate to the listener their love for Jesus Christ. This concert is free. Only a love offering will be taken for those that want to give to this trio. If you would like to find out more about this trio, go to www.forgiventrio.com .
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 conclude 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.
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. Our youth also continue to meet throughout the summer on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in The Salvage Yard Youth Center.
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 ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly of God located at 312 E. Avenue B; pastored by Rev. G. Wayne Kirk wishes to thank you for helping in our fundraising effort of selling fireworks at our fireworks fundraiser sale in the Mr. Fireworks stand located at Hailey Street (Highway Bus. 70 North) and Highway 70 North. We have been open since Monday, June 24 and will be through on July 4. This will allow you to get items you want to celebrate July 4 and help the church at the same time. Your purchases and further purchases will help us in projects we are doing to improve our outreach into the community.
Pastor Kirk desires that you join them for any of the services of the church. The Sunday schedule is Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. followed by morning worship and Children’s Church at 10:45 a.m. The evening campmeeting service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. there is a program called Kids Club for girls and boys, from potty trained through fifth grade, then at 7 p.m. there is an adult Bible study. Pastor Kirk says you are welcomed to call 236-6461 for further information or visit the website at www.1stAG-Sweetwater-TX.com . You can also find us on Facebook at; First Assembly, Sweetwater, TX.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
First Baptist Church invites you and your family to join us on this Sunday June 30, 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.
On June 29, wish Happy 17th church anniversary to Pam Goates. She has been such a blessing as church secretary/office manager.
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.
Sign up today for summer camp. There is a camp for every age group. P3 at Circle Drive will be July 8-11. Missions Camp will be July 30-Aug. 2 for grades 3-5. Lad and Lassie Camp will be Aug.2 and 3 for grades 1 and 2. Day Camp for Pre-K and Kindergarten will be Aug. 3. P3 at Coral Cove will be Aug. 5-8. All the summer camps are tied together under one church theme: “Refuge: Who Is Your Strength?” with a theme verse of Psalm 46:1.
For our summer Bible study series, we will be going through The Purpose Driven Life. Sign-up sheets are in the foyer. If you need a book or journal, please indicate that on the sign-up sheet. The study will begin June 30 and go through Aug. 18.
Reserve your ticket now. On July 5, we will load up the bus and go cheer for the Texas Rangers as they play the Houston Astros in Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Please contact the church office to reserve your ticket today.
For in depth information on First Baptist Church Sweetwater, find us on Facebook or at www.fbcsweetwater.org .
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
First Presbyterian Church, 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. During the worship service, the reserve and noisy offerings will be collected. The reserve offering goes to support the Nolan County Food Pantry and the noisy offering goes to support the missions of the Ministerial Alliance. The Class of 2013 will be serving Communion. Greeters are Paula Carmichael and Linda Rasco. Richard Smola will be the worship assistant.
There will be a movie and pizza night for the younger youth at the church Sunday evening, June 30, at 5 p.m. The middle school and high school youth leave for their Six Flags day trip on Tuesday, July 2 at 6 a.m. Kary Ann’s Clan will not meet Thursday, July 4.
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 .
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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, “Love Those who hate you: See that you do not destroy One Another.” 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. Pat McKiddy will bless the worship service with a musical selection. “Noisy Money” contribution of coins and/or folding money for the outreach ministry, “No More Malaria” in Africa, will be collected during the morning worship. Don’t forget to pick up the Upper Room and the July Newsletter.
Consecration of the July 4 remembrance sacks containing fruit, snacks, sweet breads, July 4 memorabilia, etc. for “The Homebound Ministry” will occur during worship. Congregational members may pick up and deliver the sacks to our “shut-ins” after the day’s activities.
Plan to bring your favorite dish and share in a noon meal following worship service. Immediately afterwards, stay for the administrative council meeting and participate in the operational decisions of the church.
Even though the present school year has come to a close, we know the summer months go by rapidly. With the new school year approaching in early August, our next community outreach is our “School Ministry.” Highland Heights will once again collect school supplies for needy students in the second and third grades at the East Ridge Elementary campus. A list of suggested items to purchase is available at the back of the sanctuary. Please bring your selections to the church on or before Sunday, Aug. 4, and they will be delivered the following Monday to the school campus.
Oklahoma has been ravaged this spring by strong thunderstorms with high winds, hail and tornadoes. Businesses and churches have been destroyed or severely damaged. Many have loss loved ones, their homes and all their possessions. “Bless This House” calls upon prayer for the residents and all who have suffered in the destruction and devastation. Pray that God continues to strengthen their faith and endurance in rebuilding their lives through all of us who extend His love, materially, monetarily, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
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)
Church responds to Supreme Court marriage rulings
Salt Lake City — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement today regarding the decisions announced by the United States Supreme Court on cases involving marriage: “By ruling that supporters of Proposition 8 lacked standing to bring this case to court, the Supreme Court has highlighted troubling questions about how our democratic and judicial system operates. Many Californians will wonder if there is something fundamentally wrong when their government will not defend or protect a popular vote that reflects the views of a majority of their citizens.
“In addition, the effect of the ruling is to raise further complex jurisdictional issues that will need to be resolved.”
“Regardless of the court decision, the Church remains irrevocably committed to strengthening traditional marriage between a man and a woman, which for thousands of years has proven to be the best environment for nurturing children. Notably, the court decision does not change the definition of marriage in nearly three-fourths of the states.”
Saturday, June 29 – Abilene, Texas Stake Youth Nauvoo Trip returns.
Sunday, June 30 – Church service 9 a.m. Visitors are welcome. We will be having a potluck at noon.
Monday, July 1 – Family home evening.
Wednesday July 3 – Scouts and young women 6:30 p.m.
We are located at 910 Elm Street in Sweetwater. If you would like to talk with representatives of our church about the Saviors teachings, call 1-800 622-5595.
Missionaries serving in this area are Elder Rios and Elder Thorpe, their phone number is (325) 864-864-2999. They would love to hear from you.