Church News for Thursday, Nov. 22

Published 8:20 pm Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bethsalem Baptist Church

Bro. Cleve Mallory opened our day of worship with ministry opportunities and welcoming everyone.

A testimony of thankfulness from Karen Forster.

Music by Celebration Choir the Cross.

Message Bro. Phil preached from Isaiah 5:1-5, “A God like no other, he guides us, leads us and supplies us.”

At the evening service we had our Thanksgiving supper and many testimonies of thankfulness. Wednesday night family supper at 5:30 p.m. and prayer meeting for adults, children’s choir and the outlet for students.

Pray for Charles Bryant, Debra Mims, Crawford family, Gleen Smith, Edward Moore, Elridge Townsend, Juana Wright, Lilianna Thompson, Marshall Green, Hunter Moore, Linder Parker, Wes Raines, Ellen Seals, Pat Parrish, Stacy Cooper, Brent Wright, Johnny Williams, Brent Conway, Sid Griner, Roy Williams, those facing cancer and all our homebound and those in the nursing home.

Happy birthday to Marshall Green, Haley Cleckler, Sara Kate Emmerich, McKenna Battaglia, Chris Arnold, Gary Jones, Makenzie, Scotty Willis, Billy Fulmer, Mesha Stewart, Carson Chandler, Logan Pack, Hollan Horton, Cassi Cooper, Robin Wells, Betty McGee, Joshua Thrasher, Emma Shepard, Tammy Edwards, Rebecca Gilliland, Makenzie and Celeste Blalock.

Time for canned goods and Christmas shoeboxes Nov. 25.

Come worship with us on Sundays.

Rocky Mount United Methodist Church

What a glorious day of Thanksgiving. As the congregation came together on Sunday, we found that fall was definitely in the air, in the decorations and on the tables. We celebrated Thanksgiving with a fellowship meal that was well attended, and everyone was able to leave thankful for many things, including a full stomach.

After reading the scripture from Mark 13: 1-8, Bro. Phil was able to charge our batteries with some preparedness reminders. While you can watch television and see how some folks are preparing for doomsday or the end of time, there is one thing that is often left out of the prepping and that is Jesus. We all must put on the armor of God to withstand the devil. The devil might be winning a battle or two right now, but he will not win the war. We can do some prepping for the end times but without Jesus it is all futile. It is possible that all the prepping might be a waste of time, energy and money, but you can always benefit from putting your heart right with Jesus. That will never be a wasted benefit even if you don’t live to see the end of time. Are you properly prepared with Jesus beside you?

Everyone is invited to join us Nov. 25 for a Hanging of the Greens service. We will meet at 3 p.m. for decorating and then enjoy a snack supper together.

We are saddened by the loss of one of our long-time members, Preston Thrash.