Church News from Thursday, Oct. 11By Staff Reports Published 4:35pm Thursday, October 11, 2012
Mountain Springs Church
Sunday services started with Bro. Kenneth Moates leading the church in the following hymns: “Victory in Jesus,” “I Never Shall Forget the Day,” “I’m In a New World” and “Just A Little While.”
Bro. Rickey Bice gave a devotion from Acts 5:19. God is our father and we should be obedient to him.
After Sunday school, Bro. Kenneth led the church in the hymn “Just Over In Glory Land,” and Kandice Cleckler sang “He Knows My Name.”
Bro. Shane Wyatt and his family were with us this Sunday. Bro. Wyatt preached from Mark 5:25-34. What are the things that keep you from serving God? We should give our bodies daily to Christ.
Sunday night’s service started with Bro. Kenneth leading the church in the hymns “Just A Little While,” “Down On My Knees” and “Keep On the Firing Line.”
Bro. Ashley Bice gave a devotion from John 10:9-10. God will supply our needs and with him we’ll have life more abundantly. Stacey Wyatt sang “You Are Holy” and “This Is a Promise.” Bro. Shane Wyatt preached from Nehemiah 1. We, as a nation, need a revival. We need to spend quality time with God every day.
Our service times are Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Rocky Mount United Methodist Church
“He Ain’t Heavy; He’s My Brother.” Those of us who grew up in the 1970s will quickly remember this song and its lyrics. “The road is long, with many a winding turn, that leads us to who knows where, who knows where. But I’m strong, strong enough to carry him, he ain’t heavy; he’s my brother.”
Those words can bring our thoughts many different directions, and we experienced some of those Sunday as Bro. Phil explored the way God’s love is all around us. God gave us the greatest of all love letters; he gave us his son, Jesus.
Jesus is strong enough to carry us through all our trials and tribulations. We can depend on him in adversity. He will go the distance for us. We can trust him and trust that he will always be there for us. You might not even feel or recognize him, but he is there.
While this was really about our most special brother, Jesus, it also brought some of us to think of our earthly brothers. Have you thought about yours lately? Maybe you should. Remember to catch our Sunday sermons on Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. on WKLF-FM 95.5.
Center Hill Baptist Church
A warm welcome to our visitors and members at Center Hill. Chieko Wilkins began our praise service with a very beautiful solo. We are so thankful for people that are not ashamed to use their talents for the glory and praise of God.
In the absence of our pastor, Bro. Mike Burnett spoke to us this morning and tonight. All enjoyed his message titled “Hope.” Hope is defined as “a feeling that whatever one deserves will happen.” Hope is based on the future, not on the past. As a Bible believing church, we hope that you have a blessed week. The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
We have several important events coming up that involve all of our church family: Sunday, Oct. 14, the youth will have their soup luncheon. This is to help them raise funds to attend camp. Also, our preschool class is collecting canned and paper goods for the Son Light ministry. Our Fall Festival and chili cook-off will be Saturday, Oct. 27. This a community-wide event, and all are invited to attend. There will be games for all ages. After services on Nov. 4, we will have a potluck meal in appreciation for Bro. Jeff and Jackie.
The rice bowls for World Hunger are still available and will be taken up at a later date. There was a very special event in honor of Gussie Cobb on Oct. 6. We all gathered to help her celebrate her 90th birthday. Granny Gussie, we wish you many more!