New Beginning

Philippians 4:17, "Not because I desire a gift; but I desire fruit that may abound to your account." What does your account look like and what will God say when you stand in judgment? Matthew 12:35 and 36 "A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account of it in the day of judgment." Pastor Bob’s message this past Sunday was titled "Your Account." Lord, keep me on the right path, and when I take a wrong turn, help me to recognize my mistake and go back to you. I want my account to be filled with love, joy, praise and all the work that I can do for You without complaint.

We are praying for Rev. Doyle Patrick who is sick and has been for awhile. Also for everyone who is fighting this virus.

On Feb. 2 we are planning our ladies meeting and Feb. 13 on a Wednesday night we are having our Valentines dinner.

This Wednesday night Pastor Bob will be teaching on pride, last Wednesday it was on restitution and it was really good. He has a series of things he will be teaching on and we would like to invite anyone who would like to hear the Word taught.

"Lord, help me to continue to learn how to depend on you, and help me to offer everything to you, including my pride."

Bethlehem Baptist

January attendance at Bethlehem has been very good, even with all of the cold and bad weather. We are enjoying great messages from our pastor, Dr. Martin Jameson. Are you looking for a church home? If so we invite you to visit with us for any of our worship services: 9:30 a.m. — Gathering (a time of fellowship with do-nuts and beverages, 10 a.m. — Sunday School (with classes from nursery and up), 11 a.m. — Worship (with separate Children’s Church), Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m. Adult Worship (with GMA’s, Galilean’s, and Sunbeams meeting), Wednesday evening, Adult Bible Study (currently studying Genesis), Ladies "Beth Moore Study," The way (Youth), classes for 6th grade and under, and college at 7:30 p.m. So you see - there is something for everyone. Come visit with us!

Bethlehem will be offering "Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Class beginning Feb. 20. It will be held on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 and will cover topics such as saving, cash flow planning, dumping debt, insurance, retirement, college planning and more. This class is beneficial to all ages — especially to our younger adults who are just starting out. See Larry McGhee for more info.

Congratulations to our new Miss GMA —Madison Frye, and Jr. Miss GMA — Madelyn Jameson. They will represent Bethlehem at the District meeting Jan. 20 at Antioch Baptist Church in Conway.

Life Choices "Change for Life" Baby bottle campaign begins tomorrow. Please pick up your bottle and fill it with change, bills, or checks to support this great ministry.

Bethlehem sends our sympathy to the family of Mrs. Odessa Davis who passed away this past Sunday. She was buried in Bethlehem Cemetery on Wednesday. Following the service Bethlehem fed the family.

Bethlehem will be serving the community with the Food Pantry on Monday, even though it is Martin Luther King Day. Our order will be picked up on Friday and stored until Monday.