Columnist honored by Morgan County Board of Education
By Margie Ward
By not being at church again today, and receiving a call this afternoon from Kittie saying she wasn’t able to be there either, I don’t have any church notes. I just heard a few things through the ‘grapevine’, as the saying goes.
The attendance was good and there were visitors present. We’re always glad when they come to worship in our church, and we welcome them back. All fathers present were recognized. The choir’s special was “Rock of Ages.” The special music was sung by Howard and Denny Pickett.
On Sunday night at 6 p.m. Anthony Cottrell and the youth were in charge of the service.
From all reports Vacation Bible school was well attended last week at Brownwood.
A Memorial Service for Mrs. Naomi Self was held Saturday morning at Brownwood Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Swann officiating. Kittie Mayfield and Millie McNair were among those attending. Our Christian sympathy goes out to her family.
On Monday evening, June 9, I was among those being honored by the Morgan County Board of Education for ‘retiring’, after many years of service in the school system. I personally want to thank the Board for recognizing us and for all their many acts of kindness throughout the years.
Those visiting Margie Ward during the week were Tina and Sydney Wilkerson, Julie and Billie Phillips, Sarah and Rebekah Wood, Trina Cottrell, Melody Guinn, Rebecca Cottrell, Sonny Wood, Betty Mullins, Ron Swann, Vernon Mullins, Ruby and Eddie Stewart and Patrick Allgood.
Margie Ward, Julie Phillips and Sonny Wood attended the Board of Education meeting on Monday night.
On Sunday, Sonny, Mary, Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel and Zach Wood and Julie and Billy Phillips had dinner with Margie Ward to celebrate Father’s day.
As most of you have heard in your churches by now, or should have heard by now, ‘The Go Tell’, Rick Gage Crusade is just around the corner. The kick-off rally was held this past Friday and it was a huge success! Several churches attended but not all. To make this Crusade an amazing opportunity to reach others for Christ we need everyone! There will be ads running beginning this week, but we need more people to volunteer. There are opportunities for all to be involved in a big way, from praying, making phone calls, being an usher, or making a contribution in any number of ways! Call 706-557-2120 if you’d like to know more and watch the paper weekly for more details.
Go on and mark your calendars for Saturday, July 5. Just up the road at Centennial Baptist Church there will be a Starlight Spectacular! There will be hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy, great singing and fun inflatables for the kids! There will also be a Professional ‘Fireworks Display’ at dark! What fun! Come early and bring your lawn chairs to enjoy this free fun family evening of fun and fellowship! I understand that for every family that registers for the door prizes by 9 p.m. they will receive a “Special Gift Packet” and will be registered to win: Wal-Mart Gift Cards valued from $50 - $250, and GAS Cards valued from $50 - $250, plus restaurant gift certificates and much more! Do make plans now to come and celebrate with them! If you’d like more information call 706-557-2120.
Cell Phone vs. Bible
I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bibles like we treat our cell phone?
What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
What if we used it to receive messages from the text?
What if we treated it like we couldn’t live without it?
What if we gave it to kids as gifts?
What if we used it when we traveled?
What if we used it in case of emergency?
This is something to make you go … hmm…where is my Bible?
Oh, and one more thing. Unlike our cell phone we don’t have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.
Makes you stop and think, “Where are my priorities?”
And no dropped calls!