New Beginning Church

Times of trouble was our message Sunday morning from Pastor Bob. Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Our nation is in trouble and will face many terrible events, because we as Christians are letting the others take the Lord out of everything and letting things that are not Bibical take place, which I will not name. Our nation will fall because it’s getting away from God. There is so much evil in the world and I know Satan will not win, and he knows he won’t win. There is a heaven and there is a hell and Satan’s home is in Hell, and he is looking to fill it before his time is up. Christians, in the midst of trouble don’t give up, God will be there.

Luke 16:23-24 And in Hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in His bosom. And he cried and said Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. Heaven or Hell that is your decision.

Prayer continues for Ann Veazey, Techler Clark and Charlene Patrick. We are also praying for Darrell Watts, Dewana Eldridge and family, for our loved ones, friends and the lost.

"Satan doesn’t care what we worship, as long as we don’t worship God."

Holland Baptist Church

Brother Chad Brandon continues to deliver soul searching messages on Sunday mornings. He leads in interesting in depth Bible studies Sunday and Wednesday nights. We are growing in our spiritual walk under his leadership.

Our five week ladies Bible study ended Monday night at the home of Mary Drysdale. The study on prayer will continue to work in our lives. Each week we enjoyed delicious food, rich fellowship, and heart felt teaching by Kay Arthur through her DVD presentation after which we shared what the study meant to us. We hope to continue our meetings at least once a month.

The Fifth Sunday Song Praise Fellowship will begin tomorrow at 6 p.m. Finger foods will be savored after singing and sharing. Those wishing to share a song, poem, scripture, or testimony should contact Brother Chad or David Garrett.

Wednesday night activities for youth and children will resume after being dismissed for spring break. Betsy Petty is coordinator of lessons and activities.

We’re looking forward to Easter Sunrise Service in the Holland City Park pavilion April 20. The community is invited to join us. Breakfast will follow in the fellowship hall at the church. We will follow our regularly scheduled times for Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.

The history committee has set homecoming for May 4. A great day of preaching, sharing, and singing is planned.

Prayer needs continue to grow with surgeries and illnesses as well as spiritual needs and the desire to always be a healthy church.

May you be blessed as you worship wherever that may be. We would be delighted for you to join us at Holland Baptist Church if you aren’t committed elsewhere!

Bethlehem Baptist Church

What a way to end a worship service, with the baptism of a family! This past Sunday Bro. Danny Fagala was honored to baptize Jason and Amanda Brooks and their son, Logan Barker. The congregation was blessed with a special in song by Natalie Havens prior to the morning message.

Congratulations to Laura McGhee for being selected for the position of the new church secretary.

The next Bethlehem Food Pantry Day will be April 7. We want to thank Julie Goodnight owner of Julie’s Sweet Treats for teaming with us and providing sweets for our clients. Any donations are gladly accepted and appreciated. This past distribution day we were really short of volunteers. If you don’t have anything to do on the first and third Mondays of each month, you are welcome to come join us. You do not have to be a member of Bethlehem to help out. We start at 10 a.m., break for lunch and back at 1:30 p.m. We would love to have visitors help out, there is a job for everyone.

There will be a wedding shower for Amber Atkinson and Drew Russell at 4 p.m. on April 6 in the Family Life Center. They are registered at Walmart, Kohls and Target.

The Annual EGGstravaganza is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 13. The community is invited. There will be an egg hunt, Bible stories, games, and food.

We have had a group in Colorado this past week enjoying fun on the ski slopes. Making the trip were Jimmie, Rebecca, and Gabe Decker, her mother and father, Dillon Winebarger, Stewart McGee, Scott Cavin, and Ginnie Hall.

Also traveling were Kelsey Fagala and Sarah Hammontree. They accompanied the Central Baptist College Choir to Puerto Rico to perform and work there with the BMA church.