By Margie Ward
The church was almost full Sunday for Homecoming of 153 years. Many visitors were present including Rev. and Mrs. James Ashe who was pastor of Brownwood from 1960 – 1970 and Rev. and Mrs. Hoyt Johnson who was Interim Pastor before Bro. Ron came. We thank all our visitors for coming it was so good to have you all with us and hope you were blessed today and will come be with us again soon as God leads. Our doors and hearts are always open to you.
The service was opened with a prayer and welcome by Bro. Ron and the call to worship by the choir. Another song was by James Butler, “Death could not hold the Key.” Kittie Mayfield played a medley of old hymns on the accordion. The choir sang, “The Power of the Cross Medley,” which included, “We stand forgiven at the cross,” “Near the Cross,” and “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.”
Bro. Ron’s message, “The Greatest Verse in the Bible,” John 3:16. Every verse in the Bible is pure, because of Jesus death, burial and resurrection plus nothing minus nothing. In John 3:16. Every verse in the Bible is pure because of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection, plus nothing, minus nothing. In John 3:16 there is enough gospel to save the world, for all who will believe in Him. The only way to get to heaven you must be born again. After the message barbecue, stew, all kind of covered dishes, desserts, tea and lemonade were enjoyed in the Family Life Center. After the meal everyone enjoyed music by the Terry Stutes Group.
August items for Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are school supplies, remember this weekend is no tax on school supplies. All items need to fit in a standard size shoe box.
As a church we congratulate Shannon Byars, she finished classes and received a Master’s degree and will continue teaching science. We wish for Shannon the best and pray God bless you!
The Women’s Ministry will meet this Saturday, Aug. 10 in the Brownwood Family Life Center at 10 a.m. Please bring brunch food.
The Morgan County Baptist Association Senior Adult Banquet will be held at Antioch Baptist Church Saturday night, Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Bring your favorite covered dish meal
James Harold and Ellen Smith and Margie Ward visited Florine Ward at Chaplinwood Nursing Home Sunday afternoon.
Well it’s that time again. What I’m saying is school will start back Thursday, August 8 for the 2013-2014 school year. Much preparation has been and continuing to be made by the administration office, teachers, principals, workers, law enforcement, bus ship, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians, students, parents, grandparents, etc. the list could go on and on of those preparing for our schools to open. We really do not know just how much so many people have to do to be involved with our children and their education of the work goes on and on, and we may never know what impact we may have on some child’s life as they go through school.
Please on Thursday and every day be on the watch out for the buses, kids waiting for the bus or even walking to school, they get excited and dart out in the street or road sometimes, so lets all try and watch for them. Hope and pray each and everyone will have a safe school year. Thanks to all for all you have done getting us ready for school.