We welcome a new week at FBC, thankful for the Lord's faithfulness this past week and looking forward to the opportunities and blessings the Lord has for us this week.
Begin this Sunday with prayer before your feet hit the floor. Sometimes that moment is the last opportunity for quiet for several hours. If we are not experiencing it now, we can remember the often hectic pace of Sunday mornings getting the young family ready for church. It is different than any other day of the week, a special day, the Lord's Day.
Sunday morning services begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. The teachers prepare for 100% attendance and guests.
Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Sharon Anderson will be in the nursery. Sharon Mishler will take the Spirit Kids to Children's Church from the sanctuary.
AWANA set a new attendance record last Sunday and the staff is looking forward to them all being back this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. The Youth will also meet at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday evening at 7 p.m. FBC will be hosting the Praise Team from Plainfield First Baptist. You are assured a wonderful evening of music enjoyed by all ages. There will be no 6 p.m. Bible Study.
Monday at 6 p.m. the nominating committee will meet in the church library.
The Midweek Midday Bible Study will meet in the fellowship room Wednesday, Oct 21 at 12:15 p.m.
The Deacons will meet Wed. at 7 p.m. in the library/conference room.
Thursday, THE ROCK worship service will begin at 7 p.m. You are all invited to this fast paced, informal time of worship. There is an adult supervised nursery with a pre-school program. There is also Kid-Mo, a school-age program.
Next Sunday will be the Donut Sunday Fellowship.
Remember the Franklin Graham Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes can be brought to church. If you don't have the opportunity to fill a shoebox, but want to help financially, checks need to be made out to Samaritan's Purse.
The church is already making plans for their Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Sign-up sheets are posted on the CE bulletin board for donations of food and time.
"When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be!" But, until then we hope to see you in church this Sunday.
Harmony United Methodist Church
When we look around ourselves at this tome of year we can't help but think about the words of Ecclesiastes 3:1, "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." While this is a very beautify season of changing leaves and bright colors, it is much more than that. It may be a season of celebration for some and mourning for others. But in all circumstances, it is a season where we need one another. Whatever season you find yourself in right now, be assured that it is a time when God is very close. It may be a time when you need the love and support of others or it may be the season for you to reach out to someone around you.
This Sunday our message will be delivered by David Brinson. We will also have praise and worship led by "Breaking Silence" (praise band from McKinley Hill Church of Christ). This week, as always, there will be plenty of great fellowship and sharing in joys and concerns. We invite and welcome any who would like to attend! Sunday Morning Worship -- 9 a.m., Sunday School -- 10:45 a.m. Come and join us!
Eastside Christian Church
First of all Eastside Christian Church wants to send their love and prayers to the Hite family on the loss of Halie.
I heard a message on our being here that I felt I needed to share. We came through our mothers, but we came from God. He put us here for a reason. God is our Father, and we should obey and give all our love to Him. Do you? No matter what the circumstances of a pregnancy, God has a plan for that mother and baby.
We want to thank everyone who ordered Angel Food this month. Remember distribution day is Oct. 24 beginning at 10 a.m..
Don't forget to bring some nonperishable items for our holiday baskets.
Are you in God's family? If not, we would like to invite you to come and see how your life can be so much better with God in it. Some think that being a Christian is boring, but we can show you how to have a good time in the Lord's name.
Let us remember to pray for our shut-ins. We miss them. If youneed prayer, please feel free to call the church at 448-1500, and we will be happy to pray for your needs. Our church is locate directly behind Hardees on Church St.. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Carbon United Methodist Church
I saw a bulletin board sign that said it plain, "Love others as much as you love yourself." That's about as plain as it can be said. If the King James version of Jesus' commandment, "Love thy neighbor as thyself", is too difficult for you to understand, just put it into plain talk and you cannot misunderstand it. We, each and every one, love our own self. Can you love others that much? Others who are different from you? Others who are not nice to you? Others who are on the wrong side of the tracks from you? Others who are on the right side of the tracks when you are on the wrong side? Jesus, that's a pretty big order, but we will certainly try!
The United Methodist Church is having its annual Charge Conferences right now in which churches make their annual reports to the District Conference. We complain about all the paper work that is involved, but unfortunately, it is all necessary. Our Pastor/Parish Committee and Nominating Committee have met and filed the necessary reports.
There will be an Administrative Board Meeting on Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. Folks, this is not a closed meeting! It is for any and all who come to our church, members or not! This is where decisions about the happenings of the church are made. The board would appreciate your imput. I know that some folks wonder who decides that we are going to do this or that; well, this is where those decisions are made. Come help us make them!
The Believers will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. Not only do we enjoy devotions, refreshments, and some crafts, but a lot of the "carrying out" phases of the Board's decisions are finalized in these meetings. Ladies, spend a "Ladies' Night Out" with this group. You won't regret it!
On Saturday, Oct. 24, the church will host a weiner roast on the church grounds for everyone beginning at 5 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and your weiner sticks and join us for a last-of-the-season outing before winter sets in.
We want to wish Mary Louise Phipps a very, very Happy 87th Birthday. It is wonderful that she is so sharp and lively and going great still. I remember her as the "Sweet Young Thing" in a melodrama our old Carbon Kitchen Band put on as part of our performances. We ourselves would giggle as much as the audience at her antics.
The church doors are open at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings beginning with Sunday School and followed by Worship at 10:30 a.m. You know, it is not "our" church but God's. If you don't care about joining "us" on Sunday, think about joining God on Sunday to thank Him for all His blessings and ask Him to stay by your side during the following week. We'll see you there.
Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church
Good Morning To You All. I think everybody knows the Golden Rule "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." In fact, we probably memorized that verse when we were young. So we really don't realize how hard this is to do. For example, let's say you are at your work place and your boss comes up to you and yells "get over here and do this job right now. Do you understand me?" That would be an attack on you and you would probably want to attack back by yelling "you had better get out of my face!" So now you are attacking your boss. Is that what God would want you to do? I don't think so. He would not want you to let things get out of hand by letting your emotions override your God-given wisdom. On the other hand, don't think that you should act like a whipped pup either. The best way to handle this type of situation is to look straight in the eyes of your attacker and say in a calm voice "I would appreciate it if you would speak to me in a more tactful manner, but in the meantime I am going to be praying for you." Now this might embarrass your attacker and that person might come down on you harder, but you have made your point. So don't show any bad emotions but just do what he asks. Others will admire you for handling this as a Christian. Also, you are using the Golden Rule. The way you are responding to that person is the way you want to be treated. Just use your God-given wisdom and let the Holy Spirit take care of the rest. He not only lives within you, but He is also your guide.
I know I've mentioned this the past two weeks. Our "All You Can Eat Jonah Fish" will be a week from today on Oct. 24 from 4-8 p.m. at the Kennedy's Crossing Center. Prices are $8 for adults. Children under 12 are $5 and children under two are free. The meal price includes dessert and drink. Extra dessert is $1 each. A piece of fish is $1 and a fish sandwich is $2. The menu will include all you can eat fish with your choice of two sides which includes baked beans, green beans, cole slaw and applesauce. Drinks include tea, lemonade and water.
If you do not attend church or you are looking for a new church, this would be a good time to visit Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church. Pastor Jeff's sermons are based on scriptures from the Bible. We are a God-loving congregation with a big heart and we are reaching out to you. Come and be a part of our family. Bee Ridge is easy to find. Just go north on Kennedy's Crossing Road approximately 1.4 miles north of Northview High School. We are on the right side of the road at the top of the hill. You can't miss seeing it. Sunday School for both kids and adults begins at 9:30 a.m. and Church Services for both begins at 10:30 a.m.
Hope to see you Sunday.
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
Pastor is Father Harold W. Rightor II, his email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Email for the parish office can be sent to annunicationchurch @msn.com.
Mass schedule: Saturday 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 pm., Tuesday 5:30 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m., Thursday 9 a.m. Reconciliation is 5:45- 6:15 p.m. Saturday or by appointment.
Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed the first Sunday of each month at 8:00 am.
To schedule time to see Father Harold please call the parish office at 448-1901.
The church is located at 19 N. Alabama St. in Brazil. Handicapped parking is available in the parking lot between the church and the Parish Center.
If you have any news of interest to the parish please send me an e-mail at email@example.com. News must be submitted to me before Wednesday to get it in the paper on Saturday.
The Lady Knights of Annunciation deserve a lot of recognition for all that they do to keep the parish running. They organize the meals for the funerals. They run the kitchen at Kennedy Crossing. Each week they staff the kitchen with at least three people. They are buying new tables for the bingo hall. They bought the new tables and chairs in the Parish Center. They do the decorations and the cleaning of the church and the parish center.
When something needs done or something needs purchased you can count on the Lady Knights to do their best to see that it gets done or bought. But, the ladies are not all business. They have their meetings with refreshments and they sponsor day trips. I hear that they may be playing cards too. If you are a woman and a member of Annunciation and would like to join them or just find out more about them, you can call the parish office and they can answer your questions. They are not affiliated with the Knights of Columbus, but the Knights would be proud to be affiliated with them.
Speaking of the Knights of Columbus, they support the pro-life movement and want to remind everyone that October is Respect Life month.
Much of the history of Annunciation may be viewed at the following web site.
Bingo every Sunday evening at Kennedy Crossing. We are smoke-free. If we have 100 or more players at 7 p.m. the pots will be $100. Come early and socialize and get something to eat. We always have good food and free coffee. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. We play 10 speed games starting at 6 p.m. each and every Sunday and our Early Bird games start at 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts at 7 p.m.
Our bingo hall is located at 8990 N. Kennedy Crossing Rd. across from the Northview High School baseball field. We are handicapped accessible and we have a lighted parking lot and a covered outside smoking area.
Knightsville United Methodist Church
The third annual Knightsville United Methodist Church will have an all you can eat Chili dinner on Friday, Oct. 23, from 4-8 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the church or by calling Pastor Scott at 446-6683. Tickets will be available at the door.
The menu will include Knightsville Hot or Mild Chili and a variety of "Custom Chili's" from the kitchens of the people of the Knightsville UMC. Included in the meal will be a choice of sandwich, choice of drink and crackers. Dessert will be available for an extra 50 cents.
A raffle drawing will include a grand prize of a $75 gas card.
Carbon Baptist Church
This month the ladies ministry will be at Nannette Brown's home on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Barb Stultz, director of the Center for Women's Ministries, Clay City, will be the guest speaker.
We encourage you to bring items needed for the ministry, bottled water, paper towels, toilet paper, kleenex and donations to purchase a new DVD player.
Hope everyone is enjoying this fall season and please pay us a visit at Carbon Baptist Church.
Christmas Assistance Program
Applications for the Clay County Christmas Assistance Program are available through the Clay County Department of Child Services, The Brazil Housing Authority and Hamilton Center, Inc.
Parents need to list the number of children they have custody of and the most important needs of the child. The form will also ask for the child's clothing sizes. The form must be returned by the end of business day on Nov. 6.
For more information, call Monica at 812-241-7887.
Seelyville United Methodist Church
Seelyville United Methodist Church is a Christian community of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors. We are located at US 40 and 2nd Street in Seelyville, one block east of the stoplight.
Please join us for 9:30 Sunday morning worship when we, like Job, struggle with whether God is listening - or do we know it? A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday school for all ages beginning at 10:45. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15 a.m.
October Share Food orders can be picked up 9-10:30 a.m., next Saturday morning.