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Brownwood Baptist Fall Mission Festival on Saturday

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Sunday morning attendance was good and we missed the members that weren’t with us on this day. Hope they will be back with us next Sunday. We are glad to have visitors with us they are so faithful with their attendance and we are blessed by their coming; we pray they are blessed as they continue to come. Welcome and announcements were made and the opening prayer was by deacon of the week James Harold Smith. The special in song was, “Face to Face,” by Ronald Atkinson. Our guest speaker was Anthony Cottrell. The message, “The Core of Christ,” Matt. 25: 35-40, James 2: 14-18 and Isaiah 53: 4-7. Evil is all around the world, evil can erupt in a church wanting our way takes eyes off Christ. The body of Christ is not only one member but many and all are needed to serve Christ, it takes all parts or members. The core of Christ is love and we should focus on His love for us, the core of our faith is love, as love is our core it should set us apart to focus as a church or reaching people for Christ. How can you lead people to Christ without showing love? Jesus shows love first sometimes we let evil win a victory when we forget the core of Christ, which is love. With individuals we focus on love and want to help them in their situation or need everyday. Living love day by day makes faith genuine. Jesus took our sins, yet He opened not His mouth by His sacrifice we’re called to love. We’re to embrace our brothers and sisters as they stumble and those who cannot defend for themselves. Sunday night at 6 p.m. a good attendance. Anthony Cottrell brought the message, “How Jesus Evangelized,” John 4: 6-15. Jesus leading someone to Him, he broke the social code, He knew all about this woman, He was interested in her and told her if she drank that water she would never thirst again. He was concerned about her and did what he knew to do. Lost people today can’t depend on a 30 minute sermon to lead 80 percent to Christ, it’s what we do outside the church building, we have the opportunity each day to lead people to Christ, what happens outside the church draws people to church. We’re to go out and live for Christ before them and our lives draw people to come. We are to reach out to people’s needs. God puts people in our lives for the purpose to reaching others for Christ and for encouraging, helping, loving and teaching each other. Jesus never invited people to church; He invited people to come to Him with their lives. At the end of the service we had a time of sharing memories of the past years at church, along with testimonies. Saturday evening, No v. 1 Brownwood Baptist Church will have a Fall Mission Festival beginning at 5 p.m. Chili and hot dogs for donations and fun with a cake auction and other fun things for the children. Brownwood Baptist Church will have a dedication service Sunday, Nov. 16 for the shoe boxes prepared for Operation Christmas Child. Everyone is asked to wrap and fill your box or boxes before bringing them to church, also enclose $7 for shipping. Thanks and God Bless. A.E. Carter Funeral Home was the scene Thursday night of many visiting with the family and friends of Ernest Worth Ward, 100. His funeral was held Friday at 11 a.m. at Madison Baptist Church. Burial followed at Madison City Cemetery. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by all that knew him. Friday evening, Oct. 24 Christy Brown was surprised with a birthday party by her family. Those in attendance were Sammie and Carter Brown, Emma Vaughn, Peggy Harper, Brandon, Gayle, John, Triston, Clint and Mindy Grubbs, Bob Varnes and Amy Hall. Margie Wall visited Ann Ward at Morgan Memorial TCU Friday afternoon. Saturday, Oct. 25, Peggy Harper, Emma Vaughn, Christy and Carter Brown, Brandon, Gayle, John, Triston and Karissa Grubbs and Geraldine Batchelor attended Karleigh Le Clair’s birthday party at her grandparents’ house, Dan and Barbara LeClair in Snellville. Karleigh turned five on October 20. James Harold Smith, Ronald Atkinson, Toy Sims and Kittie Mayfield had Sunday school at Madison Health and Rehab Sunday with singing and Sunday school lesson. Rachel Wood participated in the Marlin’s swim meet Saturday in Conyers. The Shatterly family enjoyed their annual October cookout at the home of Marcia Brooks Saturday, Oct. 25. Sunday morning, Oct. 26 , Sammie Brown was surprised with a Pancake Breakfast Birthday party by his family Christy, Emma and Carter.

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