RELIGION: Trinity Baptist to host Annual Community Thanksgiving Service

November 16, 2012

This week's events and services at area churches

AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We have Sunday school classes for all ages and we have great teachers for all of the classes. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
We are having a good group attending the program "Fit 4 Christ." We meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. It is never too late to join in with us as we work together to become more healthy for our Lord and Savior.
Our regular Sunday schedule is coffee fellowship at 9:20 a.m., Sunday school Bible study at 9:45 a.m., worship services at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m.
We have choir practice at 7 p.m. on Sunday. On Wednesday evening we have Bible study and prayer time at 7 p.m. If you need more information, you can call the church at 325-235-5835.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Our Wednesday evening service for Nov. 21 will be canceled so everyone can have Thanksgiving with their families.

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
One day I noticed two beautiful horses in an open field and from a distance I could not tell any difference in them. Loving horses like I do, I stopped and walked to the fence and noticed something quite amazing.
Looking into the eyes of one horse I noticed that he was blind. His owner, having chosen not to have him put down, made a good home for him. Then, listening, I heard the sound of a bell and looked around for the source of the sound. I saw that it came from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to her bridle was a small bell. It lets her blind friend know where she is, so he can follow her. I watched as these two friends went around the open field and I was amazed how the seeing horse was always checking on the blind one, and how the blind one would listen for the bell, and then slowly walk to where the other was trusting that she would not lead him astray.
Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us, when we are in need. Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by God and those whom he places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others see God. Today, find someone that you can lead to the love of God.
If you don’t have a church home, we would like to welcome you to come and visit us this Sunday. Our Life Groups, which is for all ages, starts at 10 a.m. Our morning service is at 10:50 a.m. and our evening service begins at 6 p.m. Come and let us be a blessing to you as we worship the Lord together.

EMMANUEL FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
We’re ready to celebrate! With the Sanctuary phase of our renovation project complete, we will be back at home this Sunday at 1418 Hailey Street, with services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. You’re invited to join us as we give thanks for what God has done for us! Both morning services are filled with the same warm fellowship, dynamic worship and life-giving messages, as well as top-notch children’s ministry and nursery care for children up to fifth grade.
This Sunday, Pastor Eric we will be continuing a sermon series entitled, “The Road to Recovery.” This series addresses the hurts, habits and hang-ups in life, and set out a clear path to hope and healing through Jesus Christ. It is also helping to launch a new lifegroup at EFC focused on recovery from addiction, which has just been launched on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., in the Sweetwater Prayer Center. This recovery group is open to anyone in the community! For more information, please call the church offices at 236-9200.
“Worldchangers,” EFC’s Wednesday evening children’s ministry is in full-swing, with children ages birth through fifth grade exploring what living life with Jesus really looks like! They meet Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8:30 p.m. Our kids will begin working on our annual Christmas pageant this week, so come join the fun!
The Salvage Yard youth ministry, for grades 6-12, meets Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. for their worship service and again on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. for small group discipleship.
Lifegroups for adults meet Monday evenings (young adults group) and Wednesday evenings (family groups and women’s group) at 7 p.m. For more information on how to connect with a small group, check out the Lifegroups display in the church foyer, or log online to www.efcsweetwater.com.
We also invite yo to step into The Growth Central Bookstore when you visit EFC. It’s stocked with Bibles, study aids, devotionals, marriage and parenting resources, worship music, inspirational gifts, original art and fiction books — there’s something for everyone! The bookstore is open between Sunday morning services, from 10:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-1 p.m. It is also open on Wednesday evenings from 6-7 p.m.
For more information about the ministry of EFC, log onto the church website at www.efcsweetwater.com.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
First Baptist Church invites you and your family to join us on this Sunday, Nov. 18, for Bible study, beginning at 9:15 a.m. for all age groups, followed by the Sunday morning worship service which begins at 10:30 a.m. First Baptist Church is located at 213 East Third Street, next door to the Post Office. All are welcome! Your presence will enhance our worship experience and our fellowship together.
Kid X continues on Wednesday nights at 5:45 p.m. Kid X is a fun and exciting way for Pre-Kindergarten up to sixth grade to learn about Jesus. All children are invited to attend!
Children interested in being a part of the Children's Christmas program will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Wednesday nights immediately following Kid X. The worship choir will be presenting a special Christmas musical entitled, "A Christmas Prayer." Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. on Wednesday nights. We look forward to this as such an inspirational opportunity to share in the celebration of our Christ Jesus' birth!
The month of November is our time for giving thanks to our Heavenly Father for His many blessings. Please share your stories of what you are especially grateful for this Thanksgiving by submitting your stories to the church office to be used in a variety of ways — bulletins, Sunday school announcements, etc.
On Nov. 17, at noon, we will gather with friends and family and celebrate Thanksgiving around the table at Circle Drive! Join us as we enjoy a time of thanksgiving and fellowship with some very special friends. Please bring your food items to the church by 10 a.m. or to Circle Drive by 11:45 a.m. on Nov. 17. Volunteers are needed to be at the church at 10 a.m. to help with tables, chairs and food!
On Nov. 18, the Missions Committee will be delivering Brown Bag Thanksgiving meals to our friends and family who need a helping hand this year. Please deliver the pies, bags of fruit and frozen turkeys, that you offered, to the church on Nov. 18 to add a finishing touch to the meals!
Join us at our church-wide Thanksgiving feast on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. We want to bring the whole family together and give thanks for all the good things God is doing at First Baptist Church and in our community! Please bring your favorite salad, side dish, rolls or dessert. The church will be providing the turkey, dressing and gravy.
Mark your calendars for the new church directory! Sign up will be coming soon! The photographer will be here Jan. 9-12.
For in depth information, find us on Facebook and check out website www.fbcsweetwater.org.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Visitors are always welcome at First Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 14th and McCauley.  Adult Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Worship service is at 10:45 a.m. A nursery is provided for all church activities for children kindergarten age and younger. 
For our Thanksgiving Sunday, Pastor Kary’s sermon title is, “Having Faith in Thankfulness”. The Old Testament reading is Deuteronomy 8:7-18 and the Gospel Reading is Luke 17:11-19. Dan Carter is the worship assistant and the greeters are Hilary Brennan and Ruthann Campbell.
• Friday, Nov. 16:  PArty It Forward at 7 p.m. at the Jaycee’s Barn — Heather Gesin’s birthday party to benefit the Nolan County Food Pantry; one canned good gets you in the door; two enrolls you in the door prizes!
• The Thanksgiving potluck luncheon will be held following worship in the fellowship hall.
• There will be a Youth Progressive Dinner Sunday night! Meet at in the church sanctuary at 5:30 p.m.
Remember:
• The church office will be closed Nov. 22-26 for Thanksgiving.
• Noisy and reverse offering is always the last Sunday of the month.
• Plarning will meet every Wednesday in the fellowship hall at 1 p.m.
• Choir practice is Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
• Presbyterian Women meet the first Wednesday of each month. The business meeting is at 5 p.m. and the Bible study begins at 5:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sweetwater First United Methodist Church wants to invite you to join us on Sunday mornings to worship and praise our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The United Methodist Church is open to all persons and is a place where all are welcome and encouraged to “come as you are” with the expectation that by the grace of God you will leave different. The change that a relationship with Christ brings about is a life-changing encounter and we believe that while God accepts us as we are He loves us enough not to leave us in our sins. We believe that Scripture informs all aspects of our lives and should be our rule and authority.
The first service begins at 8:45 a.m. and is built around a traditional model with great hymns of the church. This service uses a more liturgical framework and often employs a wonderful choir.
Immediately following the first service we have Sunday school classes for all ages and stages of life. We invite you to try one of our many opportunities to come together and seek God in small groups that emphasize God’s Word and proclaim His glory.
At 10:50 a.m. we have a second worship service that has a decidedly contemporary flavor and incorporates more of progressive style and pace. This second service also has a children’s time and “Children’s Church” for kids in preschool through second grade.
Sweetwater FUMC also has youth activities on Sundays beginning at 6 p.m. Every Tuesday and Wednesday FUMC hosts the Gaylord’s Pantry and a clothes closet. Both of those ministries operate from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Please enter through the North (4th street) entrance if you would like to receive God’s blessing through either of these ministries.
News this week: This Sunday we will continue how God calls us to ministry. Our text will be Mark 1:14-20.
The 50th celebration of the Lawrence family Thanksgiving dinner will be this Sunday. Come join us for a great service and stay for lunch afterward. Proceeds from the dinner benefit our youth program.
Sunday night the Ministerial Alliance will be hosting the Community Thanksgiving Service at Trinity Baptist Church at 5 p.m. Because of this service we will not have Adoratio but the youth will still meet at 6:30 p.m.
Activities this week:
• Sunday — Lawrence family Thanksgiving dinner.
• Sunday at 5 p.m. — Community Thanksgiving — Trinity Baptist Church.
• Sunday at 6:30 p.m. — Beth Moore Bible study.
• Wednesday Bible study at 10 a.m.
• Office will close for Thanksgiving at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
Fun activities are offered at different times during the month for fourth through sixth graders (Club 456) and first through third graders (UMKids)
If you have any questions, call Linda at our church office (325-236-6617) or email churchoffice@fumcsweetwater.org. If you need prayer or have the need to contact our pastor you can call the same number or email him at pastor@fumcsweetwater.org.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
You are welcome to join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Claude bringing the message entitled, “Birth Pains: The Beginning of the End.” Worship assistants are Lisa Peterson serving as worship leader, Brenda Alexander leads the congregational hymns and plays the keyboard, pianist is Eugenia Hill and our greeter for the month of November is Eloise Price.
Highland Heights encourages everyone to attend the Community Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance, on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m., at Trinity Baptist Church.
Our church congregation, along with many in our community, mourns the passing of a faithful servant of Jesus Christ. Everyone who knew Bro. Oddie B. Williams have received a special blessing through his life of ministry. He will be sorely missed and we extend our thoughts and prayers to his family.
November is the month we set apart to give “Thanks to God.” The Bible instructs us to praise and glorify God in all circumstances at all times. In our lives, we experience joys and concerns, good health and sickness, as well as, times of plenty and times of scarcity. Bless This House calls for us to thank God for our families and friends, for his love in providing and caring for our needs, for the blessings we give and receive in our communities, country and in the world. Pray that we share our bounty with others and support each other with steadfastness in times of life’s trials and tribulations.
You are always invited to join us at 1801 Lamar Street, sharing in our vision of making Disciples of Jesus Christ, growing spiritually, fulfilling our God-given gifts, witnessing to others, and ministering to ones in need.

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS (THE MORMONS)
New Round of Mormon Helping Hands Sandy
Cleanup Projects Scheduled 
NEW YORK
Missionaries and Church members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in New York have been out in force since the storm subsided, providing assistance in all five New York City boroughs and beyond. In the first five days following the storm, more than 3,800 volunteers worked over 37,500 hours.
On Long Island, church members have been organizing crews to look for neighborhood homes with fallen trees and help to clear them out. They have also delivered fliers to neighbors. “We want them to know we are willing and able to help,” said Mark Hardman, a local leader in the area.
On Saturday and Sunday, 200 missionaries and 300 church members worked to clear debris from some of the thousands of flooded homes in the five boroughs. New York New York South Mission President Kevin Calderwood said debris was stacked 10 feet high on some streets, and missionaries helped sanitation workers load trucks where they could.
Rockaway, an area home to many first responders, was particularly hard-hit. About 450 volunteers worked to clear debris in that area, and they plan to focus future efforts on 105 homes of first responders.
President Calderwood said it was especially difficult to see first responders and their families so deeply affected by the storm. He asked one firefighter what damage his home had, and the man was too choked up to reply. He told the firefighter, “We’ll take care of it.”
This weekend, 1,000 missionaries and members will continue work in Rockaway and Long Beach to muck out basements full of dirt and debris, remove water-damaged sheetrock, and spray bleach to prevent mold. Church volunteers will be bused in from Boston, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania to help.
Church volunteers have been working closely with the American Red Cross to assist in shelters. “The Red Cross calls us pretty readily; we’re at their beck and call, whenever we can help,” Hardman said. Members have been helping with both the set-up and running of shelters, as well as contributing supplies when needed.
In Brooklyn, members have gathered 500 cleanup kits for residents to use once larger projects are completed. The kits consist of bleach, garbage bags, goggles, brushes and other similar items.
Missionaries, Church members and Catholic Charities volunteers in the area worked to get a Catholic Church in Red Hook back up and running this past weekend. Local leader Jeff Nelson was amazed to see how quickly the Red Hook Church became a community outreach center for the area once again. “The place was just hopping,” Nelson said. “It became a center to provide for the needs of that area. Our work with Catholic Charities has an exponential effect.”
Hundreds of church members will head to Staten Island, Coney Island and Red Hook to continue cleanup efforts this weekend. Local leader David Glick said that so far, members and missionaries had cleaned up more than 60 homes on Staten Island.
The Church also provided six trucks of winter clothing from drives conducted over the past weekend to residents in the area. Items were distributed to 500 children near a local elementary school damaged by the storm.
Hardman said neighbors on Long Island have been thankful for the assistance. “Those we’ve helped have been very grateful and amazed that people would be willing to come out and do so much,” he said.
Volunteers wearing yellow Mormon Helping Hands vests and shirts have been dubbed by some community members they have helped as “the Little Yellow Army of Happiness.”
Mission President Calderwood smiled when he heard the nickname, and agreed that church volunteers do resemble an army of “little yellow ants going from house to house.” He said he wants his missionaries and church volunteers to help “as many people as we can.”
President Calderwood was deeply gratified by one neighborhood’s reaction to his missionaries: “A group of our missionaries were posing for a picture after working, and I looked down the street and saw neighbors standing, cheering and clapping for what the missionaries had done for them — so touching.”
New Jersey
Near Paterson, 50 missionaries and 150 church members have been assisting residents of a local mobile home park that sustained severe damage from the storm. Nearly all of the 270 homes were affected. Local leader Jeff Mathusek said the yellow shirts and vests worn by Mormon volunteers have become well-known in the area. “They say 'We want the people in yellow back,’” Mathusek said. “Everybody is very grateful.”
About 200 volunteers from the Paterson and Caldwell areas will partner with a Catholic group this weekend to clean out basements, removing damaged furniture, carpet and other items, as well as do general cleanup in the area.
The church has been working closely with other organizations to help residents in Bucks County. The American Red Cross coordinated efforts by volunteers from the church, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, the Southeast PA chapter of Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), Palisades School District, Philabundance, the Nockamixon Township, and others to contribute food and thousands of man-hours to help people displaced by the storm.
“It is truly a coordinated effort and one of the best I’ve seen in over a decade of volunteer work with the Red Cross,” said Shelli Dunn, an American Red Cross shelter manager. “I’ve worked many emergencies from Katrina to Irene, and it’s always incredible to see how communities come together to provide for others.”
Last Tuesday after the storm, the shelter provided meals and showers to 311 individuals. That number grew to well over 1,000 per day by Sunday.
“Everyone is so nice,” said Nikki Hann, a shelter resident. “I’ve lived here for 20 years and have never seen so much devastation. At the same time, this shelter has been one of the greatest places I’ve ever been, and even the school kids have been helping since they’ve been out.”
Mormon volunteer Leisha Atkinson helped serve food at the shelter on Sunday and said she was touched by the strength of the community. “I particularly enjoyed hearing everyone's stories that showed their determination and resilience,” Atkinson said. “Each of us has our own jobs, family situation, political views and opinions, yet when it comes time to pitch in and help, people gladly do so.”
The shelter remains open as long as so many are out of power and water.
On Saturday, missionaries from the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Mission and members from the Church’s Reading, Philadelphia and Valley Forge Stakes spent over 450 hours combined helping neighbors remove trees felled by the storm.
Maryland
The Church’s Baltimore Maryland Stake collected clothes, coats, shoes and blankets for victims of Sandy in New Jersey and New York. Local leader Craig Halsey asked members to bring items to church on Sunday, Nov. 4 and to enlist neighbors and friends to do the same. The group collected over 400 boxes of clothing and enlisted 250 volunteers. The winter clothing was delivered to victims the following Tuesday.
Church volunteer April Robinson worked to help sort clothes this weekend. “I'm amazed at the amount that came together in such a short time, and I’m humbled by the feeling of giving service,” she said. “On Friday I was at the temple, and I asked for opportunities to serve. I am grateful that I had this opportunity today.”
One neighborhood resident heard about the drive and decided to add a surprise to the items she donated: She put a $5 bill in the pocket of every winter clothing item.
Church member Tiffany Rueckert, in the Jones Falls area, said her neighbors have been very willing to contribute to relief efforts. “Our family walked around Sunday afternoon with our three small boys and put fliers on the doors of our neighbors,” she said. “Within half an hour of being home, I received an email from a neighbor saying that the Fallston Rec Football League would like to donate all of their leftover water and Powerade from this year's season. Cases and cases were piled into the back of my van on Monday morning by a young teenage football player and his two younger sisters.”
Rueckert said seeing the generosity around her has been moving. “I have a great testimony of the power and greatness of people,” she said. “People are good.”
D.C. Metro Area
Church members near Washington, D.C., are also organizing a winter clothing and supply drive. The effort currently includes members and their neighbors in Annandale, Ashburn, McLean, Mount Vernon and Oakton, Virginia; Suitland and Seneca, Maryland; and Washington, D.C.
Volunteer Trina Neel said the whole community is eager to join in to help hurricane victims. “Once we put the word out, the enthusiasm went everywhere,” Neel said. “People were so happy to help. In church, I could feel the growing momentum. I feel like it's Christmas Eve and I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.”
Ken and Patty Lee, in Oakton, Virginia, arrived to pick up some donations from a friend who had sent out word to her neighbors about the need for coats. They came home with 350 coats.
Jane Auker, who lives in the neighboring town, came by with her van completely stuffed with donations from her neighborhood. Jane grew up on Long Island, New York, and still has family there. Auker was grateful for the chance to contribute to relief efforts. “Finally, something I can do!” she said. “I love your church for doing this, and I'm so happy to have something to do to help.”
Connecticut
On Saturday in New Haven, 40 missionaries and over 30 church members helped neighbors clear yards and homes of debris. Local church members also collected food, warm coats and personal care items for a local television station’s drive to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank, Salvation Army and American Red Cross.
Church member Tamara McMurdie organized an effort to collect items in her Manchester neighborhood. “I couldn't do nothing; I had to do something,” she said. McMurdie, her husband, Neil, and other volunteers collected more than 110 coats, as well as sweaters, hats, gloves and other warm clothes, personal hygiene items and over $3,000 worth of food in their three-hour drive.
McMurdie said she was touched when a woman in a wheelchair arrived with her guide dog to bring a donation. “The rest of the world stopped for me for a moment as they made their way up to contribute,” McMurdie said.
Church volunteers along the East Coast will continue to provide assistance to hurricane victims in the coming weeks and months.
CALENDAR
• Saturday Nov. 17 — Abilene, Sweetwater and Eastland youth will be painting a house in Abilene for Habitat for Humanity.
• Sunday Nov. 18 — Church services at 9 a.m. Visitors welcome.
• Monday Nov. 19 — Family home evening.
• Wednesday Nov. 21 — “Greater Than Us All” song practice.
• Thursday Nov. 22 — Thanksgiving.
• Sunday Dec. 2 — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Worldwide Christmas Devotional.
• Sunday Dec. 9 — “Greater Than Us All” A Narrative and Song Devotional of Jesus Christ 6:30 p.m. The community is invited.
We are located 910 Elm Street in Sweetwater
If you would like to talk with representatives of the Church about the Saviors teachings, call 1 800 622-5595. Missionaries serving in this area are Elder Holt and Elder Weldon. For local questions, please call (325) 864-2999.

LAMAR STREET BAPTIST CHURCH 
Join us Sundays at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school, followed by our 10:40 a.m. service featuring hymns, a Children's Sermon, and a message from the Bible. Come again at 6 p.m. for our Sunday night service.
On Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. we offer Mission Friends, GA's — Girls in Action, and RA's — Royal Ambassadors, youth activities for 7th-12th graders, and Bible study and prayer for adults. The choir has started preparing for our Christmas special; come join us following the service.
Upcoming events include a float in the Christmas Parade at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3.
To learn more about Lamar Street Baptist Church, visit us at 513 Lamar, find us on Facebook or call the church at 235-1779.

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH
The Trinity Baptist Church Family is pleased to host Sweetwater’s annual Community Thanksgiving Service this Sunday evening, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. An annual presentation of the Nolan County Ministerial Alliance, this service will feature testimonies of thanksgiving from members of local churches. Also featured will be special music from various Sweetwater musicians. The Trinity Praise Team will lead songs of praise throughout the service. Following this time of thanksgiving, Trinity will host a fellowship in our new Family Life Center. Trinity Baptist Church is located at the corner of Hailey and Santa Fe Streets. The entire worship and Family Life Center areas are handicapped accessible. Everyone in the Sweetwater area is invited to attend.

WORD OF GOD CHURCH
Transforming ordinary people into passionate followers of Christ through God’s Word, growing them into mature Christians, to be Jesus’ lights in this world and witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus and the Kingdom of God, seeking the lost for the glory of God and His kingdom.
We are a non-judgmental ministry — meaning that the ministry itself is not judgmental. We are not concerned where you have been or where you are at, but where you are going. Everyone needs hope and to feel the love of God’s mercy. Those who falter and are weak are welcome. We will guide all that come, into a direction for peace in their life.
The teachings from the pulpit are deep rightly divided truth as 2 Timothy 2:15 speaks of. You will hear the unadulterated word of God ministered straight from the Bible, introducing deep truths and promises you can stand on, that will never crumble out from underneath you. These truths have discipled many to be followers of Christ as it can do for anybody. Opening up the eyes and ears of these who receive.
Services:
Sunday morning — 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Night — Adult discipleship 6:30 p.m., youth hangout 11-17 year-olds and Children’s Rock night 5-10 year-olds.
Wednesday Night — 6:30 p.m. is teen and tween youth church, pastor led for 11-17 year-olds, children’s classes for 5-10 year-olds and adult Word study for men’s and women’s ministry, disciple led.
Ministries:
T.A.G. and Tween’s — These ministries are for 11 -17 year-olds. They have youth church on Wednesday night. There’s praise and worship performed by them. Then the pastor brings a message of truth to seed in their lives that is in a way that they can understand and comprehend. They also have Sunday night hangout, doing all kinds of things and events with each other in the youth ministry, from movies to playing volleyball at Sonic or cookouts and other things. They get involved with fundraisers to raise money for their events. They have the Reaching Out While Reaching Up ministry that helps people around town. They have The Rock as a place to hang out before and after church time. There is summer camp at Extreme Camps that they have a blast at while deepening their faith.
Children’s Ministry — Wednesday night there are classes set up to put a foundation of God’s word in the children’s life with a fun and enjoyable environment and experience. There is lots of love, guidance and good values seeded into their lives. Sunday night — Fun at The Rock. Those children that come on Wednesday night classes get to come on Sunday night to play at The Rock youth center during regular adult discipleship. Sometimes there are movies, games and snack night. They also get involved in fundraisers and summer camp.
P.U.R.E. Ministry — Ephesians 1:4 Princesses Under Royal Election meets every third Friday of the month. The ministry teaches young ladies their value to God by being a child of the King loved by their Father, coming under a covenant with God to keep their purity until marriage. It is even for those who want to start over.
The Rock youth center is open Saturday night from 6-10 p.m. for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. A Christian atmosphere is presented, but not forced. It is fun for everyone. We have this generation’s Christian music, a 6ft and 3ft half pipe skate ramp, a foam pit, velcro wall jump, pool table, air hockey, foosball, skating, video games, basketball and volleyball area. A snack bar is available with drinks, nachos, frito pies, candy, chips, etc. It is a controlled environment with adult supervision. There is lots of love and a short time of a small seeded truth of God into their lives.
Website — The church now has a website address which entails what is going on inside the church, the ministries of the church and gives you information of The Word of God Church. You can visit the website at www.swwordofGod.com.
Summertime Camp
11-17 year-olds Extreme Camp — an experience that will change their lives, a camp that reaches them at their level, setting the love of God on fire inside of them. It’s a blast!
5-10 year-olds — Camp suited at the level to where it keeps their attention. It is fun and an unforgettable experience with God.

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