One-day Bible School a success!
A beautiful day on Sunday with sunshine and showers. Did we get enough rain to help the vegetables along? I hope so. We are in much need of rain again. While some areas have had plenty, our area did not. But we thank you Lord, for the sprinkles we did receive.
Good services as Butch preached from Daniel 9:24-27, "The rest of the story," saying that when we listen to man we'll surely be led astray. Six points were made to determine upon thy people and upon the holy city: (1) To finish transgressions, (2) to make an end to sin, (3) to make reconciliation for iniquity, (4) to bring an everlasting righteous, (5) to seal up the vision in prophecy–all has been fulfilled except the second coming and (6) to anoint the most Holy. And then He said "I'm sending my son."
On Sunday night he preached from 1st John 1:5-7, saying that God is like the "coming out party." It's time for Christians to stand up and proclaim Him.
We had a great one-day Bible school. Everyone, including the adults, enjoyed the teachings, the crafts, food and everything was planned and went like "clock work." Thanks to all that made this one day a most successful time for our children and the guests.
Our band journeyed to Waycross on Friday night to play a benefit for a little girl named Mattie Goebels, who has brain cancer.
Mark your calendar now for our Summer Revival beginning with Homecoming on July 28th with the Sonrise Trio as our special singers. Then beginning on Monday night, the 29th through Aug. 2nd–our revival with Earl Partain.
He's preached for us before several years ago and we were blessed at that time. We plan to have special singing each night and you to have a blessing by attending.
Rutledge’s big personality speaks
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Earl Smith celebrates turning 100-years-old with family party
We send our sympathy to the family of Jeanette Avery who passed away Sunday night. She will be buried in Cordele.
Jack Massey won in the race in his age group at the dairy festival.
Reid and Gwen Alliston celebrated their 52nd anniversary on June 9. Congratulations!
Margaret Bell had the Allistons, Thurmonds, and other family Sunday night.
Edna Smith had Louise Tiller and Felicia Williams to visit her Monday.
Edna Smith and Laura Metcalf had birthdays on June 13. Happy birthday!
Benny and Janice Smith had an anniversary on June 12. Happy anniversary!
Frieda White spent the weekend in Atlanta.
David and Betty Andrade will celebrate their 51st anniversary on June 16. Happy anniversary!
Christie White went to Lake Keowee in South Carolina for the weekend to be with Charles White and family for his birthday and family vacation. Happy birthday Charles!
Chuck and Miriam Foster went to Huntsville to see their 17-year-old grandson at Decatur, Alabama in soccer competition with 12 states competing. Out of a large number of teams their grandson’s team came in fourth. That was great! I know that they were so proud of it! The winning teams will go to Florida to compete further. Their team will not get to go. But it was fun to see them play. The Fosters’ son Turner came down from Memphis to see the playing. I imagine that the soccer players’ family was there so they had a reunion. That was great!
Sylvia Moon, Jay and Hunter went to see Jackie Messer Sunday afternoon.
We wish Miriam Foster a happy birthday on June 12. I wish I could hide when it is time for my birthday if I will get licks for the number of years that I am old.
Brownwood VBS set for June 23-28
Sunday morning church attendance was good even though several were out for different reasons, work traveling, sickness, etc. We’ll keep praying that all will be back soon. We were pleased to have visitors; they are always welcome in our services. We hope they were blessed by worshipping with us and will come again. The choir’s special was, “Hallelujah! Thine, the glory” medley. Other special music, “It’s still the Cross,” by James Butler. Bro. Ron’s message, “How to be an encourager.” II Cor. 1: 3-4, Ps. 91, Jer.29: 11 and other scriptures. This comforting letter by Paul has more encouragement. If you are encouraged today it’s coming from God. God is God of all encouragement; He’s always there for us. In Jer. 29: 11 God offers encouragement and hope, this is not a command, but a statement, our responsibility is to believe this statement. God has not abandoned us. What does God want us to do while here? Encourage others by helping, praying and keeping our eyes on Jesus; learn to encourage ourselves in the Lord. God’s word is sufficient for all. We should let someone encourage us, minister to us where we can build up others. Be encouraged by the example of others. Share with others how someone has encouraged you by their examples. The church should be about giving hope to others, showing love and compassion. All the epistles in the New Testament have the word love.
Sunday night at 6 p.m. Attendance was good. Bro. Ron continued his message from James 4: 13-17.
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