Brownwood News • Margie Ward
Baptism’s, special music, a missionary and a parade
Sunday morning attendance was good with several visitors present for the baptism of Rachel Holt. We all are very thankful for her and thank God for the decision she has made for Him. As her church family our prayer will always be with her and we will always be here for her to help in anyway we can. Before her baptism the youth group sang, “Amazing Grace.” We were blessed by our visitors being with us on this day and pray they also received a blessing and will come again soon. Special music by the choir was, “Victory in Jesus.” After this we had a Praise and Testimony time. Bro. Ron’s message, “Seven Great Truths Concerning the Second Coming,” Revelation 19-20. God is bigger than any circumstance or problem we may ever have. He is faithful and true; we can always trust Him to be with us. The seven great truths are: 1. Great delight of the church; 2. Great destruction of wicked armies; 3. Great dethronement of Satan; 4 Great duration of the Kingdom. To be continued in the evening service.
Sunday night at 6 p.m. attendance was down. We did have an area missionary Fred Rowell with us. We are always glad to see him. Brother Ron continued his message from the morning service on, “Seven Great Truths Concerning Second Coming.” Revelations 21-22. Great Truth 5.Great destiny of wicked and all unbelievers; 6. Great destination of the Redeemed; 7. Great declaration of Jesus. We can’t save ourselves. Jesus is our substitute. We have a choice right now to accept Christ.
Our church family was saddened on Friday to hear of the death of Charles (Cotton) Moss of Covington. He was the father of one of our members Terry Moss. Our Christian sympathy goes out to this family during this time. Look to God for comfort and courage.
For July the items needed for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are T-shirts and socks.
Brownwood Homecoming Day will be Sunday, August 5, the first Sunday in August. Everyone is invited, members, family, friends, former members, pastors and anyone who has relatives buried in the cemetery. After lunch everyone will be invited to a program in the sanctuary. Make your plans now to come.
Sunday afternoon, July 1 Margie Ward visited with the family and friends of Marjorie Dowd at A. E. Carter Funeral Home. The funeral was held Monday, July 2 at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Burial was in Lilburn First Baptist Church Cemetery a 2 p.m.
Sunday night July 1 Millie McNair, Margie Ward, Dot Stewart and Chris were among the many to attend the Starlight Spectacular Fireworks at Centennial Baptist Church.
Monday after a doctor’s appointment Margie Ward visited Chuck Waldrop and Betty Bailey at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Glad to report Chuck got to go home on Monday afternoon and Betty was transferred to Morgan Memorial TU Monday afternoon.
Wednesday, July 4 the Annual Centennial Keencheefoonee area Tractor Parade was held. We all met at Matt Alexander’s house, lined up and left from there. Sonny drove his tractor pulling a trailer with hay on it. I rode on this with Mary, Rebekah, Rachel and Zach and Ainsley Shultz. They all had flags waving to everyone that was in front of their homes watching the parade. I believe in all there were 15 or 16 tractors and/or trucks.
It was a beautiful sight and a lot of fun, a lot of pictures were taken by people everywhere we rode by the sunflower farm, very pretty over there.
Dot Stewart visited Betty Bailey at Morgan TCU on Wednesday.
Saturday the Grubbs family reunion was held at Brownwood Family Life Center with 47 in attendance. Everyone had a good time getting to see each other again and enjoying all the food.
Margie Ward visited Betty Bailey at Morgan Memorial TCU on Saturday.
Saturday evening Joe Brown, Vernon Mullins, Sammie Brown, James Harold and Ellen Smith, Margie Ward, Ronnie and Miriam Shatterly, Pastor Ron Swann and Jim Janson were among those visiting with the family and friends of Charles Moss at Caldwell and Cowan Funeral Home in Covington.
Printed in the July 12, 2012 edition