Sunday School We either build better Sunday schools and churches or else we build better prison cells. Three rules in teaching Sunday school: be sincere, be brief, and be seated. Everyone who thinks there ought to be a Sunday school ought to attend Sunday school. The most expensive piece of furniture in Sunday school is an empty chair. Pray for America!
By Margie Ward
Sunday morning attendance was good some of our regular members were back with us others were out due to traveling, work and/or sickness. So glad to have visitors again today they really bless us when they are present. We pray they will also be blessed and uplifted in some way by worshipping with us and will continue to come as God leads. Anyone that does not have a regular church home is welcome to come and be with us. The choir special was, “How Great Thou Art.” Another special, “In Christ Alone, by Pastor Ron. Before the message there was a time of testimonies on how great God is to us. Bro. Ron’s message, “Holy Spirit and Who He Is,’ Romans 8:1-2 and others. The Holy Spirit is the third part of the Trinity. We must be totally dependent on the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit brings conviction to the lost. Now there is no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus, this is basis work of Jesus and Him alone. He bore our sin on the cross. He sets you free when you surrender your all to Him, can’t serve without spirit of God. God’s will for our life is for us to be saved let work of the spirit take control and be filled continually. God created life and all life is from God.
Sunday night at 6 p.m. special in song was “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” by Ronald Atkinson, Jonathan Swann, Ron Swann and James Butler with Kittie Mayfield at the piano. Bro. Ron’s message Psalm 23:1. Verse one is a summary verse it tell us the person is the Lord, good, great chief shepherd. He is ever-present help in trouble. He is personally my shepherd, He is mine. He is our provider all needs are ever provided.
Saturday the Women’s Ministry meeting was held at Brownwood Community building. Our theme for the year is “Commitment.” We started the program: “Stronger” – Finding Hope in Fragile Places by Angela Thomas. The topic Saturday was God is stronger than everything. Those attending were Brenda McAdams, Elaine McClure, Denise Swann, Ellen Smith, Margie Ward, Jessica Swann, Dot Stewart, Millie McNair, Janice Jenkins, Abby Janson, Caitlin Butler, Laura Jenkins, Raychel Butler, Clara Butler, Ellen Austin and Jeneice Janson.
Saturday, Oct. 5 the Smith Family Reunion was held at Brownwood Family Life Center with a good attendance attending and enjoying seeing each other again, sharing together as they enjoyed all the food and fun.
Margie Ward visited Billy Phillips and Rev. Wayne Jones Thursday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Glad to report they both are home now following doctor’s orders. Thanks for your prayers.
The Wood Family Reunion was held Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Brownwood Family Life Center. A large attendance was present. They all enjoyed being together, seeing each other again and enjoying the food, fun and fellowship.
Margie Ward visited Carol Ward and family on Wednesday, several of our kinfolks came down from North Georgia to visit for the day. It was really good to see al of them again.
The Bohannon Family Reunion was held Sunday at Hard Labor Creek State Park. They all had a good time with children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Margie Ward visited Alice Cheatham, Laynette Wood, Donald Cheatham, Laurene Hopkins and Ronnie Hopkins in Athens on Thursday afternoon.
Joe and Retha Brown and Margie Ward were among many that attended the Memorial service for Nancy Bruce Sunday afternoon at the residence of Rhett and Lynn Goodman on Clack Road. A group from Athens provided singing. Rev. Matt Goodman brought the message. The service was opened for anyone to say whatever they wanted to say as they remembered Nancy. Jeff, Nancy’s son read a memorial that John her husband had written, very touching. Jeff, John and Sammie talked of times with their mom. It was a very meaningful service. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to all her family during this time. Our prayers are you will continue to look to God for your every need.
Items for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes for October are hats, gloves, scarves, mittens, earmuffs and hard candy. The boxes will be filled soon.
Looking ahead to Thursday, Nov. 7 Brownwood Baptist Church will host the Morgan County Baptist Association Brotherhood meeting at 7 p.m. The executive committee will meet at 6:30 p.m.