Church News for Thursday, Aug. 15

Published 1:30 pm Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mountain Springs Church

Services started with Bro. Kenneth Moates leading the church in the following hymns: “I Feel Like Traveling On,” “Heavenly Sunlight,” “Down On My Knees,” “Anywhere is Home” and “Heaven’s Jubilee.”

Bro. Roger Cleckler gave a devotion from Mark 6:45 and Matthew 14:22: We might be out at sea, going through hard times, but Jesus will not let us fall because he is always with us.

After Sunday school, Bro. Kenneth led the church in the hymn “Are You Washed in the Blood,” and Rickey and Sherrie Williams sang “Bigger Than Any Mountain.”

Bro. Don preached from Isaiah 55:6-9: God’s way is perfect, right and everlasting. God knows what’s best for us; his way is higher than our way.

Sunday night’s service began with Bro. Kenneth leading the church in the hymns “I Shall Not Be Moved,” “At Calvary,” “Life’s Railway to Heave,” and “I Want to Be Ready to Meet Him.”

Bro. Kenneth gave a devotion from Mark 6: 29-38: All God needs in order to work in our lives is for us to have a little faith in him.

Sam Ross and Debbie Barnett sang “I’ve Made It By Grace,” and blessed the church with a wonderful song.

Bro. Sam Ross gave the message tonight. He preached from Genesis 6:5-7:2: God gave Noah a plan, provisions and protection. If we find grace in the eyes of God, like Noah did, we will find our way to salvation.

Don’t forget our services are Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday’s at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Calvary Independent Baptist Church

We want to thank everyone who attended services this weekend. Sunday morning’s service included a message from John 8:1-6 on how God has brought salvation down to man. The ones having salvation are to be about teaching others the things of God. Jesus came down early from the Mount of Olives to the temple to teach. What about you, do you take the earliest available time to teach others about Jesus?

Sunday night’s service included a message from 2 Corinthians 5 and Ephesians 4 on having a new life in Christ. If you are saved, you are a part of the ministry of the body of Christ. All parts of the body are to be about edifying the body of Christ. We are to build one another up in love, edifying the saved and evangelizing the lost.

We hope you are serving Christ faithfully through a local bible-believing church, and if you are not, how about coming and visiting with us this Sunday? We are located south of Clanton, just past Dollar General, off U.S. 31 on Fulmer Drive. Sunday school starts at 9 a.m., Children’s Church and adult worship service at 10 a.m., Sunday night service at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook, and also on our new website at For more information, call Pastor Oscar Mims at 205-755-9399.

Bethsalem Baptist Church

Bro. Cleve opened our worship service with baptism for Morgan Cullum, daughter of Chris and Mary Cullum. Bro. Bobby welcomed everyone and gave ministry opportunities. Roger Yeargan recognized Bro. Cleve for six years of service and showed our appreciation for being with us at Bethsalem.

The Celebration Choir sang “God So Loved.”

Message by Bro. Bobby: “The Seven Churches of Revelations: Ephesus: When Love Grows Cold,” from Revelation 2:1-7.

Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m., business meeting, Team Kids for children and Student’s Outlet.

Happy Birthday to Terry Johnson, Talon Hunter, Paula Lightsey, Chris Cook, Jacob Carroll, Korbin Brogden, Hayden Avery, Baylee Tindol, Karsan Tindol, Pat Pike, Keith Wilson, Bryton Jackson, Jeremy Lovelady, Sue Bradberry and April Stange.

Pray for our Pastor Search Committee, Hunter Moore, Charles Bryant, Harold Patterson, Nina Goode, Sid Griner, the Hunt family’s adoption, Tyler Barnes, George and Diane Williams, Elridge Townsend, J.R. Cullum, Becky Jackson, our country, Jimmy Headley, Paul Brooks, Jennifer and Brandon Teel, Patricia English, Sandra Campbell, Becky Jackson, Christy Harmon, our shut-ins, those facing cancer, the Crawford family, Roben Cobern, Jimmy Headley and Billy Joe and Diane Sanders.

Sunday night, our picnic and special night of fellowship with food, homemade ice cream and games was wonderful.

Come and get connected to our church.