New Beginning Church
By Diane Robinson
By the time you get this article, it will be a new year for us all. I have read and heard so much about the things that are going to happen in 2012. All I can say to that is just be ready for whatever comes.
The Lord has been preparing us for along time and if it happens in 2012 I’m ready and I say come on. But I do have loved ones that are not ready, and I will continue to pray for them, until the Lord comes back.
As I look back on 2011, I think about the wonderful revival we had with Jeff Lewis, the singing with the Howell family our fish fry, the fellowships we enjoyed with Foothills Faith Tabernacle Church, Pastor Appreciation and lots of great dinners and of course the wedding of Dan and Libby Smalley and most of all the loss of a dear sister in the Lord, Janie Lindsey.
I also think about all the sickness that touched some of our people. The Rev. Bobby Majors, Dorothy Lyon, Bobby McNew, Techler Clark and just this past week Ann Veazey, Nancy McNew, Rose Schwarz, Dan Smalley and many family members and friends. I also want to thank my pastor and husband Bob Robinson for a year of great and wonderful messages. The Lord has been so good to us and I’m so blessed to have a husband that loves the Lord and a loving spirit for his church and the church family. He prays each day for everyone and brings the messages to the people, that the Lord wants him to preach. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” (Psalms 119:105)
Birthday wishes for January go out to David and Shirley Garrett and also anniversary wishes too.
This Sunday we are having our morning service with no evening service, then for lunch following the service I will be serving black-eye peas, cornbread and hog jowls.
Bethlehem Baptist Church
By HAZEL LOVE
We continue to have great services at Bethlehem. Why not start 2012 out worshipping with us at Bethlehem if you do not have a church to call home? We offer classes, activities and worship for
Sunday’s schedule starts at 9:30 a.m. with the Gathering in the Family Life Center, which is a time of fellowship. Coffee, milk and Juice and donuts are provided. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. with worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday evening worship begins at 6:30 p.m. for adults. Youth, college and under, has college class, GMAs, Galileans and Sunbeams. Wednesday evening is adult bible study, youth, 7th-12th grades (the way), children’s choir and activities for sixth grade and under. Our Pastor is Dr. Martin Jameson, associate pastor and music director is Bro. Danny Fagala and the youth minister is Jimmie Decker. We would love to have you and your family visit with us.
The Bethlehem Food Pantry will not be open again until Jan. 16 due to the Arkansas Food Bank being closed for the holidays. We pray that this does not cause a hardship on any of our participants.
If you, as and individual, or any group would like to help financially in the Food Pantry Ministry at Bethlehem, you may send donations to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 505 Highway 225 West, Greenbrier, Ark., 72058. We are serving 130-140 families each time we are open. There is so much need in our community that is not obvious to the general public. We are so fortunate to have God’s blessings on this ministry as He has provided what we need so far.
Services for Sunday will be back on the regular schedule with the exception of the Gathering. No Gathering tomorrow, so eat breakfast before you come to Sunday school.