New Beginning Church

By Diane Robinson
Our message’s from this past Sunday was still on the “End Times,” and they just keep getting better. The Lord has been dealing with Pastor Bob on this subject and has opened up the scriptures to a new insight on the end times. If you do not know how close it is until the return of our Lord and Savior, you need to study the scriptures for yourself. “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”  Matthew 24:27
We have a homemade ice cream social coming up at 4 p.m. Aug. 27 at New Beginning Church. We usually have one about this time of the year to not only enjoy the ice cream but to celebrate Pastor Bob’s birthday. He loves trying some of each flavor that everyone brings. There is usually from five to seven different kinds. The people who don’t bring ice cream will bring drinks or cookies to enjoy with the ice cream.
We are still in prayer for Sis. Janie Lindsey who has had open heart surgery, Sis. Techler Clark who has had knee surgery, my nephew, (Richie) who has cancer and on his kidneys and will have surgery this week, and many others who need a touch from the Lord.
“Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as long as it is nourished with kindness, empathy, and understanding.” Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:16

Calvary Church

By Wanda “LuLu” Harris
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1. How many times do we face crisis and forget that God is in control? At some point in our lives, we will face crisis.
How we choose to deal with it is the issue at hand. Do we try to handle it ourselves or do we allow God to lead and guide us through these difficult times? We all question why in the middle of a crisis, but know this, God will see you through.
Blaine Davis, our guest speaker Sunday night, reminded us that God has a design for our life and that crisis often times is brought on by ourselves because we didn’t listen to God. Through crisis, you will grow and become stronger if you allow God to intervene. All you have to do is to have faith and believe. Expose yourself to the Bible and thank God for all the opportunities that He has given you.
Special music was provided by Lena Davis, who sang a soulful rendition of “Amen” with the ensemble. It was a congregation pleaser that had everyone on their feet singing along the second time around. What a statement that song made.
Please remember, we would love for you to come and check us out here at Calvary Church located at 1832 Robinson Ave. in Conway. If you are looking for a church home or if you would like to know more, we are here and will help you find the answers you are searching for. Sunday services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday night kicks off with the potluck at 6 p.m. and Bible study at 7 p.m.
Awana will be starting soon on Wednesday nights, and we would like to invite you to join us in teaching and exposing our young ones to Christ.
We are “a fellowship of Baptist believers.”

Holland Baptist Church

By Kathy Pearce
Our worship began with the wonderful ordinance of baptism. Our newest Member, David Hughes, was baptized by Bro. Rin Theis. We praise and thank God for David.
Following the baptism New Revival Quartet blessed us as they shared Christ through song and testimony. If your looking for a Southern gospel group to come to your church you should be blessed by these 4 men.
We were thankful that Denice Theis was able to attend services and is mending nicely after surgery.
Howard and Diane Cummings joined our fellowship Sunday. They’ve been attending for a while. We’re so thankful they officially became one of us!
We’re excited about starting our new church year in September. Plans have been made for new ministry opportunities with our Sunday school, children, and youth programs. We welcome help from new members. Come join us if you aren’t part of a congregation of believers.
Among our many prayer concerns are: John Scharf’s mother as she recovers from surgery, John and Peggy Ray, Chrissy Johnston, Sheryl Pollock, John and Sue Evans, Sam Holmes, Dale Collins, Judith Garnell family, Dale Collins, Denice Theis, Lowell Grisham, Lucille Purifoy, and our church.
May you be blessed this week!

Immanuel Baptist Church

By Tracy Everett
“Revive us again. Fill each heart with Thy love. May each soul be rekindled with fire from above! Hallelujah, Thine the glory! Hallelujah, Amen! Hallelujah, Thine the glory, Revive us again!”  We need a revival, people. I need a revival, our church needs a revival, our cities and our state, and most of all, our country needs a revival.
Immanuel will be hosting revival services Sept. 11–14, and we hope you will join us now in praying for a true time of refreshing in the presence of the Lord. Prayer and a willingness to be led by the Holy Spirit is the one true way to have a real revival in your life. Psalms 85:6,7 reads “Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.”
Even in the quiet of your home, you can reach out to God, ask Him to revive you again and let Him lead you in a real revival of His salvation, His love and His blessings in your life. When you do this, you will be amazed at how wonderful it is to live in God’s will, to let Him lead your actions and your life, and how wonderful it is when other’s see Jesus in you.
But as a church or a community, how do we receive a revival when we gather together? One of the best examples of a widespread revival in the bible is the Day of Pentecost recount in Acts 2. But before that day when the Holy Spirit filled the thousands gathered, the bible tells us in Acts 1:14 that the disciples, women and brethren “all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication”, then in Acts 2:1, we are told “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.”
We must prepare for a revival together by having a oneness of mind and a oneness of heart, realizing that what is needed in our lives is Jesus’s love and His continued encouragement and strength, and the way we get that is daily prayer and supplication to our Lord. Open your heart, pray that the Lord will empty it of the worldly things that weigh us down so much each day, ask the Lord to fill that emptiness with His strength and ask Him to spread that strength to your family, fellow Christians and your church body. We really hope you will join us in September when Bro. Larry Barker, director of missions operations for North America, leads our church revival, but until then, please pray for this evangelist, our church, our community, and most of all, an obedience of God’s will in your life. “Lord, Send a revival ... and let it begin in me.” 
But you don’t have to wait until September to visit us; we would love to invite you to worship with us at Immanuel Baptist now. On Sundays, we have Sunday School classes for all ages beginning at 10 a.m., followed by worship service and children’s church at 11 a.m. Our youth meet at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoons and college and career class is at 5 p.m. Our regular evening worship begins at 6 p.m. On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., we have ladies and men bible study classes, and this is also the time when our Sunbeam, GMA and Galilean programs meet.
Our facilities are located at 61 Green Valley Drive, across from Westside Elementary in Greenbrier. If you would like information about any of these services or any other activities our church offers, please don’t hesitate to call Bro. King or Lisa at 501-679-2612. Have a blessed week.