Church News for Thursday, Jan. 9

Published 10:35 am Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Walnut Creek UMC

Walnut Creek United Methodist Church of Clanton is hosting “The Cotton Patch Gospel” on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. This live musical presentation is a Deep South-flavored rendering of the entire life of Jesus from birth to resurrection.

“The Cotton Patch Version of the New Testament” was written by Clarence Jordan in the 1960s. Jordan was also instrumental in founding Habitat for Humanity. In 1981, songwriter Harry Chapin adapted “The Cotton Patch Gospel” for the Broadway stage.

The public is invited to hear the story of Jesus in southern dialect this Sunday like you’ve probably never heard it before! Y’all come join us and you’ll sho’ nuff be glad you did!

Bethsalem Baptist Church

Our day of worship was a wonderful day. Bro. Bobby opened our day of service with ministry opportunities and Bro. Cleve recognized all with birthdays and anniversaries.

Those with birthdays this week are Ruby Jones, Lisa Taylor, Sharon Martin, Devin Hodgman, Caitlynn Lovelady, Shane Courtney, Josh Pack, Bailee Nelson, Akram Salin, Justin Blankenship, Destinie Hodgman, Robert Bradberry, Tim Cox, Dawson Rohrbough, Austin Knight, Angela Fulmer, Jaynie Chandler.

Happy Anniversary to Donnie and Susan Parker and Joel and Rhonda Gray.

Our Celebration Choir was awesome. Our special was “Christ Alive, Christ Triumphant. Bro. Bobby’s message was titled “Jesus, a Prophet With No Equal,” taken from Mark 8:27-30 and Acts 3:17-26. The evening message was taken from the book of Hebrews.

The soup and chili supper begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Join us for Family Night at 6:30 p.m., with adult prayer meeting, The Outlet for students and activities for the children.

Pray for our pastor search committee, our missionaries, those with the flu and other viruses, those facing cancer or surgery, and the homebound.