New Beginnning Church
By Diane Robinson
Two great services and two great messages from Pastor Bob this past Sunday. One of the messages was on trials, tribulations and tests.
James 1:12: "Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to them that love Him."
Satan tempts us in order to bring out the worst in us; God tests us to bring out the best. The ungodly hold firmly onto the lighted stick of dynamite called sin. They relish its flickering flame. Lust may delight the human heart, but its terrible consequences are sin, death and hell. You have heard that old saying "crime doesn’t pay." Well it will on judgment day. There is a warfare going on. Our first enemy is the world, the second is the devil and the third is what the Bible calls the "flesh". Lets not waste any more time living in sin, the Lord is waiting to hear from you. "Lost time is never found again."
Our Wednesday night Bible study is in 1 Corinthians, which we just started. If you are interested in learning more about the Bible, I would like to invite you to New Beginning Church on Highway 65 North in Greenbrier.
By Wanda "LuLu" Harris
How many of us go to the grocery store searching for items that we need to sustain our lives? We go there to fulfill our wants and needs. Where do we turn when it comes to our spiritual needs? Well, here at Calvary Church, it is our spiritual grocery store. We bring in our burdens, our cares and our wants and the Lord supplies us with what we need. One of the ladies in our Sunday School class brought up the subject of a spiritual grocery store and I thought to myself, that is exactly what the Lord’s house is.
We had a very special guest speaker in our Sunday morning service, Bro. Dennis Hamilton. What a testimony his life is for others. He spoke of his trials and tribulations and told us of how Jesus saved his life and changed him into the man he is today. He ministers to those men with addictions and teaches them how God can change their lives as well. One quote that he used will stick with me forever, "It is better to shun the bait, than to struggle with the snare." Oh how true this is. When sin is upon us just remember those few simple words.
Sunday night was filled with song and praise as we honored and glorified the Lord.
Bro. Lynn spoke on the subject of "Forgetting God." When we forget God, things will not go well in our lives, our homes, our children, etc. Four key points were 1) Don’t forget who saved you-God saved you with the precious blood of Chirst 2) Don’t forget what sin will do-it will destroy 3) Don’t forget to serve the Lord 4) Don’t forget we will all have to give an account to God one day. Remember the devil is waiting for us to depart from God so that he can steal, kill and destroy.
Please mark your calendars for 7 p.m. Jan. 28 for our Family Fun Night. A night filled with good fingerfoods, games and activities, and last but not least great fellowship.
We also invite you to our services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and our Wednesday night starts with a potluck at 6 p.m. and prayer service/Bible Study at 7 p.m. Awanas starts at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday night. It’s a great place for our young children to be and what a blessing it is to see them learning about Jesus and how to better serve him. God is working in our church and it is great to see and feel it. There’s no other place like it.
Calvary Church is located at 1832 Robinson Ave. Come join us, feel the love and caring atmosphere and I promise you won’t be disappointed. We are a fellowship of Baptist Believers.
Wesley United Methodist Church
By Lynn Beatty
As we have been encouraged to reach out to others, we are also grateful to those who reach out to us. Several years ago, the members of Wesley United Methodist Church saw a need in the community for a food pantry, and now more than 300 families receive support from our Bread Basket each month. Operating a food pantry on a scale such as this takes time, energy and funding, and it is all done on a volunteer basis. Many people help with this ministry, both within our church family as well as outside of it, and we appreciate their support very much.
Our thanks go out to those from Crosspoint United Methodist Church and the First Assembly of God who give of their time each week, as well as the First Baptist Church, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Panera Bread, and the Rebel Reelers for their donations of food. And we also want to thank Chesapeake Energy who donated funds in support of our food pantry during the Christmas season. We were reminded during worship on Sunday that we have been called to serve together, and our Bread Basket is an example of this.
Wesley United Methodist Church is a compassionate and friendly family of faith. Located at 2310 E. Oak St. guests are welcomed with "open hearts, open minds, open doors." Our Sunday worship service begins at 10 a.m., with Sunday school at 9 a.m. Nursery is provided. We also have a Wednesday evening service which includes a prayer team at 6 p.m., potluck supper at 6:30 p.m., and Bible study at 7 p.m.
All of our services are open to the public and guests of all ages are welcome at each one. If you have any questions, call our church office at 327-7629. We are proud of our church and our members, but we also love to see new faces, and our doors are always opened wide.
If you do not have a church you regularly attend, please feel free to join us. Our fifth Sunday potluck dinner will follow our worship service Jan. 30, and all of our guests will be invited to join us for this as well.