Church News for Thursday, Oct. 4By Staff Reports Published 9:33am Thursday, October 4, 2012
Bethany Baptist Church
We enjoyed our annual homecoming celebrating 118 years with many of our former members and family. The congregational singing and specials were enjoyed, as was the wonderful food at lunchtime. Bro. Paul Armstrong, a former pastor, delivered an inspiring sermon, “Portrait of a Passionate Church,” using Acts 11:18-30 as his text. People are passionate about different things. These days it seems rare for people to be passionate about God, his word and serving him, but the church at Antioch was a model example of people who were. The church members were passionate about knowing God’s word and teaching others. They were passionate about giving to their own church as well as meeting needs of others. When the large church at Jerusalem was in need of assistance, the people at Antioch were willing to reach out beyond themselves and help.
Prayer list: Betty Biggs, James Bixler, Doris and Verdie Glenn, Hubert Griffin, Mildred Griffin, Ernestine Hatch, Ethel Kelly, Billie Neeley and Skipper Wallace.
Shiloh Baptist Church
The congregation of Shiloh Baptist Church would like to thank all the speakers, musicians and visitors who joined us for our revival during our Super September Tuesdays. We enjoyed the worship and fellowship.
Although it was raining outside it was bright and cheerful inside this Sunday morning. There was a lot of great music and praising the Lord. Nelda Hester provided special music. She sang “I Will Stand By You.” Bro. Ernest FeIke brought the message from the book of John. He explained that our life is like a vine; we have to feed it by studying God’s word and doing his will in order to make it grow.
We would like to welcome our newest member, Amanda Merideth.
Calvary Independent Baptist Church
We would like to extend special thanks to all those attending services this weekend. Our Sunday morning service included a message on “Forgiveness Without Repentance.” Passages were preached from Romans 6:1, Ephesians 4 and Isaiah 59:2. The Sunday evening service included a message from Acts 6:1-7 about the church depending on the power of God and how New Testament Christians should have more love for the church today than the Old Testament saints had for the temple. Today, everyone who names the name of Christ should find treasures in the house of God (II Chronicles 5:1.) We must be about our Father’s business.
We want to encourage you to make plans to be a part of our Homecoming and Old Fashioned Day services on Sunday, Oct. 21. Bro. J.T. Meank will be preaching. He is not only the founding pastor of Calvary Independent Baptist Church, but he also filled the pulpit here for more than 37 years. He is still an active member and very much a part of all the services. We would love to have you visit for any of our regular services. We are located in south Clanton, just past Dollar General, off U.S. Highway 31 on Fulmer Drive. Sunday School starts at 9 a.m., Junior Church and adult worship services at 10 a.m., Sunday night service at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday night service at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Oscar Mims at 205-755-9399 or email email@example.com.