Local churches prepare for annual revival services

Published 7:12 pm Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Welcome to prayer services and Bible study at Pettus St. AOH Church in Demopolis every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with the Elder Amos Jones is pastor. Everyone is invited to worship with us in these services.

Welcome to services at the Saints Tabernacle Church of God. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and Sunday morning worship is at 11:45 a.m. On Tuesday night there will be Bible study at 7 p.m. and Thursday prayer praise and worship is at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to worship with us in these services where the Elder Frank Stiff is pastor.

Welcome to Eastern Star Baptist Church on Third Avenue and Arcola Road in Demopolis. Make it your plans to worship with us every Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., and the worship service is at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at 5 p.m. is prayer meeting and Bible study with the Rev. Terry Gosa as pastor. Sister Clara M. Purse is church clerk. Everyone is invited to worship with us in these services where the Rev. Terry Gosa is pastor.

Welcome to prayer services and Bible study at the Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Demopolis every Wednesday at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Honoree Lockett Jr. as the pastor. The Rev. James A. Purse is the pulpit associate minister, and Sister Brenda Sams is the church clerk. Everyone is invited to worship with us in these services.

Dear Christian friends, you are cordially invited to our annual youth day program at 3 p.m. on July 20, 2008. The Rev. Moses Lucy Sr. of the True Holiness Church of God of Selma will be the special guest along with his congregation.

Welcome to Mount Olive Baptist Church in Gallion with the Rev. Phillip White as pastor. The Rev. Arthur Adams is associate pastor and Sister Bernice Owens is church clerk. Mount Olive holds early morning services at 8 a.m. with a hot breakfast at 8:45 a.m. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and missionary/BTU class is at 10:45. The worship service is at 11:15 a.m. On Wednesday they have Bible study at 6 p.m.

Welcome to Community Baptist Church at 406 W. Jackson St. in Demopolis. The Community Baptist Church holds services on the first and third Sunday of the month. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., and the worship service is at 11 a.m. The Rev. Frank Charleston is pastor. Everyone is invited to worship with us in these services.

Dear Christina friends, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2008 our church family will celebrate our 102nd church anniversary and homecoming. We would be delighted to have you share with us in this special day. One of our former members, the Rev. Cornelius Harris of Friendship Baptist Church in Bessemer will deliver the homecoming message. We are already thanking God for the blessing this year’s celebration will bring. We look forward to your fellowshipping with us on this momentous occasion. In the meantime, our prayer is for your continued spiritual growth and that God will bless you in all of your endeavors.

Revival services

Revivial service will be held with the Gilfield Baptist Church in Old Springhill at 7 p.m. July 13-18. The theme will be “Wilt thou not revive us again, that they people may rejoice in thee?” Psalms 85:6. The Rev. M.C. Jones is pastor, the Rev. Ivory Alexander is the evangelist of First Baptist Church in Thomaston. The schedule for July 17 includes Pettus Memorial A.M.E. Church in Demopolis, New Aimwell Baptist Church in Uniontown, Christian Chapel Baptist Church in Demopolis and John the Baptist Church in Gallion. The schedule for July 18 includes First Baptist Church in Thomaston, Eastern Star Baptist Church in Demopolis and Morning Star Baptist Church in Demopolis.

Dear Christian friends, Chalk Level A.M. Zion Church cordially invites you to our annual homecoming and great offering day at 2 p.m. on July 27. The Rev. Terry Gosa, pastor of Eastern Star Baptist Church in Demopolis will be our guest speaker. Revival services start July 28 and end July 30 at 7 p.m. nightly. We will have a different speaker each night. Thanking you in advance for your cooperation and participation.

Thought for the week

Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.”

Things may seem bad, but we must acknowledge understand and surrender to the truth that God is working all things after the purpose of his will for those whom he called.

God is sovereign. Not a snowflake falls without God’s permission. Not a blade of grass moves without His acquiescence.

The opposite of Romans 8:28 is just as true: All things work together for bad to those who don’t love God and who are not called according to His purpose.

Faith is more than just belief — it is surrendering your understanding of everything in life to the utmost sovereign will and wisdom of almighty God.