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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCHFirst Baptist Church invites you and your family to join us on this Sunday, Dec. 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. All are welcome! Your presence will enhance our worship experience and our fellowship together!Sign-ups for the photographer will begin next week in preparation for our new Church Directory. Please select a time for your family to be photographed on either Jan. 9, 10, 11 or 12. The photographer will be here from 2-8:30 p.m. on each of the days listed. We want everyone to have the opportunity to be represented in this new directory so please go to our website and sign up online.We hope that each one of you has had a blessed Christmas holiday season. We look forward to bringing in 2013 with you! We anticipate a blessed and joyous New Year as we share the Good News!For in depth information, find us on Facebook and check the website www.fbcsweetwater.org.HIGHLAND HEIGHTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCHHappy New Year! You are welcome to join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service is at 10:45 a.m., with a special guest speaker, Rev. Allen Brooks. 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 is Mary Walker. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Rev. Brooks for filling the pulpit for the month of December in the absence of our pastor, Rev. Claude McKiddy, who is recovering from surgery. “Bless This House” asks for continued prayers lifting up our Pastor during his recuperation. Through God’s healing power, we expect Bro. Claude to return to the pulpit in a few weeks.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.