Church News for Thursday, Dec. 26

Published 10:55 am Friday, December 27, 2013

Calvary Independent Baptist Church

We want to thank everyone who attended services this weekend. We also want to say a special thanks to all who made the Christmas specials such a blessing to see. Most of all, we thank the Lord Jesus Christ for all that he has done in the past and continues doing every day through his amazing grace. We praise him for saving a young lady on Sunday morning, and we ask for Christians to be in prayer for her and her family as God continues to work in their lives.

Sunday morning’s services included a cantata and communion services, then ended with a short message titled “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be.”

God loved the world enough to give his only begotten Son; Christ loved the lost enough to die for us while we were yet sinners; and the Holy Spirit loves us enough to reveal to us the gospel of Jesus Christ through the truth of the Scriptures that we might be saved. The God of all creation has provided a way that we can be in heaven one day. Christ’s death is not in vain, so it must be worth the price the Lord Jesus Christ paid to bring us unto God. Can you imagine how beautiful heaven must be?

Sunday night services included a special titled “The Christmas Story,” narrated by Bro. Joel Huffstutler, then Bro. Kevin Shaw closed with a message about how we could never deserve or repay the Lord Jesus Christ for what he has done for us.

After services upstairs, we went downstairs for a fellowship breakfast meal to celebrate the birth of Christ as well as birthdays and anniversaries for this month.

We want to invite you to visit with us this coming Sunday. We are located south of Clanton, just past Dollar General, right off U.S. 31 on Fulmer Drive. Sunday school: 9 a.m., Children’s Church and adult worship service: 10 a.m., Sunday night service: 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday service: 6:30 p.m. Visit our website at to add prayer request, check our events calendar, latest news, listen to or download sermons or email our pastors. For more information by phone, call Pastor Oscar Mims at (205) 755-9399.

Mountain Springs Church

Services started on Sunday with Bro. Kenneth Moates leading the church in the following hymns: “Joy to the World,” “Silent Night,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem.”

Bro. Roger Cleckler gave a devotion from Acts 5:38-39: We may have to suffer for being a Christian, but we don’t need to worry because the kingdom of God will never be overthrown.

After Sunday school, Bro. Kenneth led the church in the hymns “I Want to Be Ready to Meet Him” and “What a Day That Will Be.”

Bro. Heath Vines preached from Micah 5:1-5: Peace only comes from the forgiveness of Christ. Even though the world will send us heartache and trouble, God will still send us a peace that passes all understanding.

In Sunday night’s service, both youth groups performed their plays “Star of Wonder” and “Christmas in Black and White.” They both did a wonderful job and it was a blessing for all who came.

We will have our New Year’s Eve singing on Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m., with special guests the Mark Trammel Quartet and Canaanland. We will have an intermission around 10:30 p.m., and then start the service back around 11:30 p.m. to pray the old year out and new year in. We hope you will be able to join us!