Church News for Thursday, Aug. 22

Published 1:26 pm Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Calvary Independent Baptist Church

We want to say a special thanks to the City of Clanton, Through the Grace of God Ministries and all others involved in making possible the Back-to-School Block Party on Saturday night. We ask that everyone continue to pray for our schools, teachers and students as they go through this new school year.

We thank our visitors and everyone else who attended services this weekend. Sunday morning’s service included a message from John 8:7-11 titled “To Know the Things of God.” There will be some who only question the word of God and leave in unbelief. Whether it’s the spoken word or the written word, when it brings conviction, it should turn us to Christ. The word of God needs to be constantly at work in our lives every day.

Sunday night’s service included a message from Matthew 7:20-23, 2 Timothy 3:1-7 and Revelation 3:14-17.

Bro. Kevin Shaw preached on the fruit in our lives and what kind of work we are doing for the Lord Jesus Christ. He closed with this question: If God wrote a letter to us individually, as he did the seven churches in the Revelation, what would be in the letter? Would we be cold, unconcerned and not doing all that we could be doing, or would we be on fire for God?

We hope you are saved and serving in a Bible-preaching and teaching church. We know the Lord is still saving souls and changing lives, and we are very thankful for what he has been doing at Calvary.

If you have an opportunity to visit, we would love to see you this Sunday at Calvary. 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. For more information, call Pastor Oscar Mims at 205-755-9399, visit us on our new website at or link with us on Facebook.

Bethsalem Baptist Church

Bro. Bobby welcomed everyone and gave ministry opportunities. The congregation sang great songs.

The children’s message by Bro. Bobby was from Proverbs 9:10: The fear of God is wisdom and school is wisdom. The Celebration Choir sang, “One Cross, Three Nails.” Bro. Bobby preached from Revelation 2:8-11, with a message titled “Smyrna: Rich and Poor, Faithful Unto Death.”

The evening message was from Hebrews 43:1-14, titled “Rest of People, Assurance of Your Salvation.”

Wednesday supper begins at 5:30 p.m. and service at 6:30 p.m. Prayer meeting for adults, Team Kids for children and Student’s Outlet.

Next Sunday night: Life Tracks at 5 p.m.

Happy Birthday to Renee Wingard, Kelly Trentman, Gladys Bryant, Courtney Pierce, Chip Barnes, Susan Moore, Ava Williams, Bridgett McCay, Leigh Ann Boddie, Brenda Brasher, Ethan hand, Nowal Salim, Byron Davis, Jerry Smitherman, Earl Willis, Randall Moore, Cat Hunt and Todd Williams.

Prayer list: Charles Bryant, Sid Griner, Hunter Moore, Marie Smith, Pete Burnett, our Pastor Search Committee, Eldridge Townsend, Lillianna Thompson, Rebecca Martin, Johnny Kelley, Tyler Barnes, George and Diana Williams, J.R. Cullum, Patricia English, the Crawford family, Jennifer and Brandon Teel, Nina Goode, Bill and Diane Sanders, Jesse and Chase Chapman, Nell Mims, Jimmy Headley, Harold Patterson and the Hunt family’s adoption.

Come and worship with us on Sundays.