Union Springs News
By. T. Adrienne Terrell
Greetings from The Springs. Guess who graduated on Tuesday, July 30, from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science, Integrative Studies Degree in Leadership and Communication? That would be none other than Gary Marneze Walker! Now that was a quick four years.
I know that this sounds hokey but it seems as if it was only yesterday that he was preparing to leave for college. There’s so much more that Marneze will accomplish in the future and prayerfully I will share every step with you all. I have been telling you that Revival 2013 will be here soon and it is right around the corner. Pastor Robert Terrell announced that Prophet Frederick Collins would bring the Word of God to us nightly August 5-9. Service will be held nightly beginning at 7:30 p.m. don’t miss it!
Last Wednesday’s Bible Study was a continuation of the series on the Ark of the Covenant. We also studied Noah’s Ark, which was the first ark and delved further into this study by look at ‘Shadows and Types” and how they point toward Jesus concerning these arks.
Sunday we celebrated Ushers and Greeters’ Anniversary with a very soul-stirring program.The theme for the day was, “A Ministry in Hospitality,” and it really described the devotion that this group has to this important part of the worship experience. Often the job of an usher or greeter may be overlooked; nonetheless it plays a vital significance in any successful ministry.
The speaker was our own Sister Jamie Baker and she did a phenomenal job. She wears many hats at The Springs including church secretary, usher and Chant Group director. She is also a very active member of the Women’s Prison Ministry. Yet on Sunday she had a word for us.
The title of her message was, “Servant” and the main text came from St. Mark 10:45. “For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto but to minister and to give his life a ransom for many.” Sister Baker stated that we are called to be like Christ. Jesus was a servant to man and we should do likewise. God will use anyone that is available.
She charged the Ushers and Greeters to keep on serving and doing their best. When you are obedient and serve the Lord it comes back to you. We can take the Holy Spirit with us everywhere we go whether it is to school, work or even shopping.
She went on to say that we would be compelled to be pleading to the Lord. We need to worship Him, we need to praise Him and we need to be in fellowship with Him. She left us with a very powerful statement by telling us we need to pray the promise and not the problem.
When you consider how active Jamie is with the positions I listed earlier this servant exemplifies the title of her message. I can’t say much more other than Jamie, job well done! I am sure we will hear her address the church again.
In the closing remarks for the program Pastor Terrell personally thanked the Ushers and Greeters for all of their service to the body of Christ. In this particular ministry of the church The Springs truly has a willing group of servants, which strive Sunday after Sunday to be pleasing to the Lord! Glory Be To God!