Brownwood News • Margie Ward
Brownwood Baptist Church’s Homecoming set for Aug. 5
Attendance Sunday morning was good considering some was out because of work, vacation, sickness etc. We welcome the visitors that came, we are always thankful for them coming and being a part of our services. We pray they received a blessing and will come as God leads them to be with us again. The choir’s special was, “When the Morning Comes.” Other special music was, “Mansion Over the Hilltop,” by Janice Jenkins, Laura McCart and Kittie Mayfield with Betty Mullins at the piano. Brother Ron’s message was, “Behold the Lamb of God,” John 1:29, 1 John 3: 1, Revelations 21: 3-5, Revelations 22:7, 12 and Rev.3: 14-22. John is known as the disciple whom Jesus loved. God used mighty men of old to write scriptures. We behold Jesus, He took away the sin of the world, and this is our witness, testimony and gospel, our sin forgiven, cleansed and washed away. Behold what manner of love the Father had for us when Jesus died for us on the cross. Let this change your life, we’re children of God, work of salvation is complete. Behold what He’s going to do the word became flesh and dwelt among them and behold I make all things new and the promise, behold I come quickly. He’s walking in the midst of His church today, writing to church, knocking on heart’s door, doesn’t force anyone. Behold let this be a conviction.
Sunday night at 6 p.m. good attendance of youth and adults. Special music was by the Whosoever Will group with Kittie Mayfield at the piano. Brother Ron’s message, “Creating Atmosphere of Happiness,” Philipians 4: 4, Matthew 5: 5-12 and others. Climate of Happiness in the church, loving atmosphere, must be Bible centered environment, members of church must be enthusiastic, freedom rather than formality, free to worship, evangelistic, telling others about Jesus. God and His word is our authority, church must be daring and get in on it, have great faith and vision, win people for Christ, remember a great church is a praying church. Holy Spirit is Jesus’ gift to the church, put these in play and trust God. The filling of the spirit is for everyone. Let God use us.
The Operation Christmas Child items for July are T-shirts and socks, all sizes.
Men, mark your calendars, the Morgan County Baptist Association Brotherhood meeting will be at Brownwood Baptist Church Thursday, Aug. 2 at 7p.m. The executive committee will meet at 6:30 p.m.
Brownwood Baptist Homecoming Day will be Sunday, Aug. 5. We are hoping to make this the best homecoming ever so please begin now to invite family, friends, former members and any families who have relatives buried in the cemetery. Please bring pictures, albums or any old church-related personal documents or mementoes that we will share on a designated table and of course be sure to take your items back home after sharing! After the noon meal all that will are welcome to stay for the memorial program in the sanctuary.
A work day will be held Saturday, July 28 at Brownwood Baptist Church at 8 a.m.
Peggy Harper visited Margie Ward Tuesday night.
James Harold and Ellen Smith visited James and Peggy Harper recently.
My sister Laurene Hopkins was 91 years young Thursday, July 12. Those enjoying helping here celebrate her birthday at the Piccadilly Restaurant in Athens were Alice Cheatham, Margie Ward, Ronnie Hopkins, Doyle and Laynette Wood, Donald and Cheryl Cheatham, Carl, Lisa and Brandan Jones, Jonathan Wood Jr., Andrew Wood, Willard Carlton and Rev. and Lee Hunter.
Breonnah Grubbs celebrated her 9th birthday and party at Carrie Station on Saturday with family and friends.
Margie Ward visited Alice Cheatham in Athens on Thursday afternoon.
Ronald Atkinson, L. A. McElroy and Janice Lankford visited James and Peggy Harper Sunday afternoon.
Margie Ward visited Betty Bailey Saturday at Morgan Memorial TCU.
Your mind is the gateway to your heart.
A great mind is always a generous one.
The mind is a scheme machine.
Of all parts of a man’s body the brain is used the least.
An empty head is worse than an empty heart.
At the start alas consider the finish.
Positive thinking is the only way to produce positive results.
Ideas are like children your own are wonderful.
Advice from an old carpenter; measure twice, cut once.
Watch your thoughts they are blueprints for action.
Empty lots and minds attract trash.
Keep your mind clean – change it occasionally.
Second thoughts are always wiser.
Nothing threatens Christian character, as do impure thoughts.
Many a train of thought never reaches its station.
Think on these things.
Printed in the July 19, 2012 edition