News from Brownwood
By Margie Ward
Sunday morning a good attendance was present with some visitors. We always welcome our visitors and invite them to come back and be with us again as God leads. The Call to Worship, “Brethren, We have met to Worship.” Special music, “What a Lovely Name,” by Barbara Sims. Bro. Ron’s message, “Zeal for House of God,” Haggai 1: 1-15 and other scriptures. Little is known about Haggai; he was a prophet. He returned to Jerusalem after captivity, he urged the returned exiles to make the rebuilding of the temple a priority. The work began, alter built, and foundation laid; then opposition began. Haggai was persistent; God used him a lot in a short time. How do we let God use us? God shows mercy in time of judgment; we must listen when God speaks. God’s timing is not our timing; sometimes we try and get ahead of God. God told them it was time for the temple to be finished. He said consider your ways, start as an individual, set your hearts in the right direction. God holds everything in His hands; He knows how to shake us on our own foundation. God said, “I change not”. Our disobedience effects other people. We should show reverence to God. The people had fresh awareness of God’s power and purpose. God said, He will always be with us and He’s bigger than any of our problems. God’s desire is to walk with men and have a relationship with them. God values His creation.
On Sunday night at 6 p.m. we had our regular quarterly conference.
Next Sunday morning, April 27 during the worship service we will have Baptismal Service before the message.
Next Sunday morning, April 27 the Senior Adult Class will go to Nurse Care for Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.
The Brownwood Clothes Closet will be open next Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
On May 2 and 3 the fourth annual Ladies Conference will be held at Centennial Baptist Church. For more information call 706-557-2120.
The Women’s Ministry Group met Saturday in the home of Barbara Sims. There were 33 in attendance.
Rev. Ron Swann attended the Brunch at Nurse Care on Tuesday morning held for all churches that volunteer during the year.
On Saturday afternoon and night Margie Ward, Julie and Billy Phillips were among the 100 or so that attended the Keepers of the Faith Banquet held at the home of Sonny and Mary Wood. The girls Keepers at Home receiving awards were Leah Bonas, Kaetlyn Davis, Catherine Fraiser, Nicole Ingalsbe, Amelia Sims, Catherine Sims, Kirsten West, Lauren West, Rebekah Wood and Rebekah Workman. These awards were presented to them by their mothers. The boys “Contenders of the Faith” receiving awards were Elijah Alexander, Joshua Alexander, Quinn Brown, Brandon Davis, Nate Ingalsbe, Hunter Johnson, Nathan Mullins and Stephen Sims. These awards were presented to them by their fathers. A meal was enjoyed by everyone, the men enjoyed horseshoe games, the children and adults enjoyed the inflatables, and others enjoyed the bonfire roasting marshmallows and making smores. Everyone had a great time and a lot of fun.
May 1st on Thursday is National Day of Prayer. There will be a time of prayer in Madison on the courthouse steps at noon for anyone that can attend.
Have a blessed day.