Published 11:18 am Friday, January 18, 2019

By Scena Ann Petrey

We express sympathy and prayers to Peggy West. While she was spending Christmas in Florida with her family, her son suffered a fatal heart attack.

Sunday, Jan. 13, Joseph Hampton played the trumpet for the song “I Exalt Thee”. The praise team also led the church in this beautiful song that explains how we revere our heavenly Father. Beautiful!!!

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Bro. Kyle concluded his series of messages on “Stewardship” with Sunday’s message on “Living Debt Free” and was taken from various scriptures. We can all conclude that debt is considered as a form of slavery. Bills have to be paid first before any monies can be spent in other ways.

His message centered on why people get in debt, how to get out of debt, and when debt is permissible and necessary. He concluded his message by saying, “The biggest debt anyone owes has already been paid – sin debt paid in full by Jesus. In Christ, there is freedom!”

Help support our kids going to camp this summer by attending the luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 10 following the 11 a.m. service at the shelter. The meal will consist of spaghetti, bread, salad, and a dessert. The children will be serving the meal; all the donations will go toward the $280 camp cost/participant.

We are starting back with our MasterLife group Sunday, Feb. 10 for six weeks. If you want to join, see Br. Kyle. MasterLife Books 2: Disciple’s Personality teaches Christians how to experience life in the spirit and gain victory in their personal lives.

The church will host a Church Movie Night at the shelter Sunday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. We will watch “I Can Only Imagine, pop some corn, and drink cokes.

The annual spring family retreat will be March 22-24 at Laurel Lake Baptist Camp. Aaron Hogue will be returning as our retreat speaker for the weekend.

Please be in prayer for several of our members who will be attending the Haiti Mission trip Jan. 17-21.

The GBC 23rd annual women’s conference will be held Jan. 19 at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Danville. The speaker will be Robyn Dykstra and the topic will be “Finding Hope in the Midst of the Messes”. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. with the conference starting at 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Thought for the week: “The more you pour out, the more He pours in.”