Brownwood News • Margie Ward
Quarterly conference Oct. 21
Our church attendance Sunday was good, some were out due to sickness. We hope they will feel like coming back soon. Our prayers are with each one. We were thankful to have visitors. They are a blessing to us and our prayer is they were blessed by coming and will come and worship with us again soon. The service was opened with prayer and announcements. The choir’s special was, “It Is Well With my Soul.” Other special music was, “John the Revelator” and “When I need someone to talk to,” by Mark and Ellen Harville.
Bro. Ron’s message continued in Ephesians 2:1-10. Before we were saved we were dead in trespasses and sins, sin works in us as an unbeliever, then the enemies of the world, flesh and devil are against the believer, remember where we’ve been, doomed children of wrath. But God rich in mercy loved us showed great love like no other ever expressed. God wants us to reflect on Him and who He is while we’re on earth. We’re not paroled we’re pardoned through God’s ability to pardon. He has power, made us alive forever. He can make you alive today. He raised us up with Him, seated together with Christ in heavenly places. God’s divine purpose, show surpassing riches of His grace, kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. We are His workmanship, a new creation; we have a job to do. We were created in Him for good works; the love of God equips us. God works for us in us and through us. Our walk is practical.
Sunday night at 6 p.m. attendance was good. Special music was by the “Whosoever Will Group.” Bro. Ron continued message on “Nation of Israel,” Matthew and other scriptures.
Saturday the Women’s Ministry met at the beautiful flower garden at the home of Barbara Sims. Others joining Barbara were Elaine McClure, Brenda McAdams, Ellen Smith, Margie Ward, Denise Swann, Millie McNair, Dot Stewart, Ellen Austin, Jessica Swann, Janice Jenkins, Sue Gilstrap, Retha Brown, Jeanette Crusie, Kittie Mayfield and Brandon Stewart.
Sunday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. Brownwood’s Quarterly Conference will be held. All members are urged to attend.
Saturday, Oct. 20, “All You Can Eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast,” will be held at Brownwood Baptist Church Family Life Center 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tickets are $6. This is sponsored by the youth. For tickets call 706-318-3965 or 706-474-9338.
Operation Christmas Child Items for October are hard candy, hats, gloves, scarves, earmuffs and small blankets. We appreciate everyone’s help with this. The boxes will be filed in November for delivery.
Saturday, Oct. 27 Brownwood’s Fall Mission Festival will be held beginning at 3:30 p.m. Games for the children, cake walk, trunk or treat, etc. The annual church picnic will be at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to missions work.
Brownwood fall revival will begin Sunday morning, Nov. 4 with Rev. Hoyt Johnson preaching. Sunday evening at 6 p.m. with Rev. Matt Alexander. There will be a different pastor each night Monday through Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m.
Congratulations go out to Laura McCart and Jace Jenkins on their recent wedding.
I visited my sister Alice Cheatham at Family Life Enrichment Center Tuesday afternoon. She told me she was going home on Friday and she did and is doing fine so far. Thanks again for you concerns, love and prayers. God is so good. All the time.
I also visited Ann Harrison Wednesday afternoon, James Harold and Ellen Smith Thursday and Mary Jo Collins at the Mews facility in Social Circle on Friday afternoon. Everyone was doing fine. Thank God for taking care of all the sick and shut-ins.
Julie and Billy Phillips visited Alice Cheatham at her home in Athens on Saturday.
There are three hard things, steel, a diamond and to know one’s self.
The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.
If you are looking for
perfection, don’t look in the mirror.
The easiest person to deceive is yourself.
The worst of all frauds is to cheat oneself.
Don’t spend the last half of your life regretting the first half.
Confidence and respect are things you can’t buy – you’ve got to earn them.
There is one thing for which you can be thankful – only you and God have all the facts about yourself.
Everyone carries with him the world in which he lives.
You don’t need to know where you are going provided you know who you are
Some people think they are in the groove when they are really only in a rut.
The man who goes through life looking for something soft can only find it under his hat.
Life would be so simple if our biggest problems came when we were fresh out of high school and knew everything.
Pray for our Nation!
Printed in the October 18, 2012 edition