Thursday, March 31, 2011

Prayer Requests This Week

There are several from our church family in need of prayer this week:
  • Eva H. is in the hospital with an illness
  • Aubrey H. is now home from the hospital, but is still recovering from an illness
  • Don S. is in the hospital receiving treatment for his heart
  • Ida D.'s great grandson is in the hospital being treated for an illness
Please keep these and others you may know about or those listed on the back of the bulletin close in your thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Free Green Beans

Earlier this week, a semi filled with green beans was involved in an accident on the interstate.  Many, many green beans were salvaged and given away in our community. 

Bro. Dave and Caroline brought a large amount to the church for the church family.  There are still some green beans left if any of the church family is interested in them, they are on the concrete by the back kitchen door.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Funny For Your Monday!!

Pastoral Candidates

The following is a confidential report on several candidates being considered for a pastorate:

ADAM: Good man but problems with his wife.

NOAH: Former pastorate of 120 years with not even one convert. Prone to unrealistic building projects.

JOSEPH: A big thinker, but a braggart, believes in dream-interpreting, and has a prison record.

MOSES: A modest and meek man, but poor communicator, even stuttering at times. Sometimes blows his stack and acts rashly. Some say he left an earlier church over a murder charge.

DAVID: He has an unacceptable moral character.

SOLOMON: Great preacher but our parsonage would never hold all those wives.

ELIJAH: Prone to depression. Collapses under pressure.

HOSEA: A tender and loving pastor but our people could never handle his wife's occupation.

DEBORAH: Strong leader and seems to be anointed, but she is female.

JEREMIAH: Emotionally unstable, alarmist, negative, always lamenting things, reported to have taken a long trip to bury his underwear on the bank of a foreign river.

ISAIAH: On the fringe? Claims to have seen angels in church. Has trouble with his language.

JONAH: Refused God's call into ministry until he was forced to obey by getting swallowed up by a great fish. He told us the fish later spit him out on the shore near here. We hung up.

AMOS: Too backward and unpolished. With some seminary training he might have promise, but has a hang-up against wealthy people - might fit in better in a poor congregation.

JOHN: Says he is a Baptist, but definitely doesn't dress like one. Has slept in the outdoors for months on end, has a weird diet, and provokes denominational leaders.

PETER: Too blue collar. Has a bad temper - even has been known to curse. Had a big run-in with Paul in Antioch. Aggressive, but a loose cannon.

PAUL: Powerful CEO type leader and fascinating preacher. However, short on tact, unforgiving with younger ministers, harsh and has been known to preach all night.

JAMES & JOHN: Package deal preacher and associate seemed good at first, but found out they have an ego problem regarding other fellow workers and seating positions. Threatened an entire town after an insult. Also known to try to discourage workers who didn't follow along with them.

TIMOTHY: Too young!

METHUSELAH: Too old . . . WAY too old!

JESUS: Has had popular times, but once his church grew to 5,000 he managed to offend them all, and then this church dwindled down to twelve people. Seldom stays in one place very long. And, of course, he's single.

JUDAS: His references are solid. A steady plodder. Conservative. Good connections. Knows how to handle money. We're inviting him to preach this Sunday. Possibilities here.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Coming Up Sunday

Remember this Sunday will be the baby shower for Holly Mc. at 3:00 PM in the church fellowship hall.  Jason and Holly are expecting a baby boy and this is a wonderful opportunity to share their joy and shower them with love.  Holly is registered at Wal Mart and Target if you would like gift suggestions.

Also Sunday will be the deadline to sign up for the Going Deeper Simulcast with Priscilla Shirer on April 1 & 2.  There is a sign up sheet with more information on the church bulletin board or you may see Sis. Caroline for more information.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Strength Team

The Strength Team is ministering this week in our local schools and churches.  Sunday morning a special speaker from The Strength Team will be sharing about the ministry with us. 

The Strength team is a group of professional athletes who use feats of strength to perform motivational assemblies all over the world. These positive programs impact thousands of students and schools helping to build a bridge. Using these programs allows the Strength Team to invite students to evening outreaches at host churches where they use bigger feats of strength, testimony, and share the salvation message of Jesus Christ. Last year there were over 42,000 decisions for Christ!

Here is a look at the ministry of The Strength Team:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

First To Arrive and Last To Leave

A recent magazine article brought out some great parenting and church tips that would greatly benefit families today.  Righteous parenting has great power and influence.  A vital part of this parenting in the faithful attendance at a church fellowship.  Families can together absorb the anointing of God's presence, the power of His Word being spoken and fellowshipping with others in the body of Christ.  This keep our faith strong.

Our children 'catch' our attitude towards worship.  If it is our desire for our children to be filled with zeal for God's house, the weekly habit of attendance should be established.  It may be true that many churches today need revival, lack power and hospitality and may be boring or unattractive. But it is still possible to set a good example to the family with regular church attendance.  Each church fellowship grows brighter when families bring their individual gifts, personalities and blessings into it.

Here are a few points to consider when being a part or seeking for a church home:

1.   Church services can easily switch in temperature from 'up' to 'down' in a week.  Consistency is part of dedication.
2.  We should make allowances for different types of personalities.  Try to be a blessing to them all.
3.  Are you in your church to serve or to be served?  There are times to sit and receive God's comfort and strength, but also times to seek to be a giver and a blessing to others. 
4.  When looking for a church, check the doctrine.  Make sure it aligns with God's Word.
5.  Does the church encourage and practice hospitality?  If not, get the ball rolling!  Invite a family or single person home with you.  Hospitality is contagious!
6.  Are there other families that you and your family could be benefited mutually by getting together?
7.  Is the church interested in outreach to the community and the world?

Regular church attendance is not only wholesome for your family but also for our nation.  Where would America be today if there was no church?  May we make the most of the freedoms we enjoy.

Make plans this Sunday to get your family up and dressed and be the first ones to arrive and the last ones to leave!

For the entire article and others, see Family and Church.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Going Deeper Simulcast

On April 1 & 2, Pinemount Baptist will participate in a simulcast of Priscilla Shirer and the ministry of Going Beyond.   Using the life of Jonah as our guide, Priscilla Shirer will teach us how to turn our “life interruptions” into opportunities to encounter Christ, and serve Him from the center of His will.  Going Beyond is an intimate conference, with phenomenal worship led by Anthony Evans. You will walk away craving Truth in a way you haven’t hungered for it before. This event is for anyone who desires to “go beyond” the surface, and delve in deeper into a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.

The simulcast will begin Friday April 1 from 8:00 - 10:30 PM and resume Saturday morning from 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM. The cost will be $20.00 and will include workbooks, dessert Friday night, a continental breakfast and snack for Saturday.  There will be a sign up sheet on the bulletin board if you are interested in attending.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Prayer Requests

There are a few prayer requests and updates to share today:

  • Carol Allison family
  • Dave B. - recovering from knee surgery
  • Don S. - had heart procedure yesterday
  • Kathy F.'s father - awaiting test results
  • Chip C. - has been ill for a few weeks
  • Liz H.'s mom - undergoing knee surgery today, her father is still going through treatments for cancer
  • Kisha L.'s father - facing extensive surgery soon

There is also a Praise the Lord to share.  Kathy  B's son Lee suffered severe injuries a few years ago.  He lost over 3 inches of bone along with muscle and tissue loss.  After numerous surgeries and treatments, this week he got the news that his bone is now healed.  We are thankful for the Lord's healing touch for Lee!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Men's Wild Game Day

Brotherhood (men's ministry) has been planning a Wild Game Day for April 2.  This event plans are growing each week!  Men, you will enjoy this day which will be at the home of Joey and Tammy W.  Beginning at 2:00 PM you are welcome to drop in and enjoy some pistol shooting, skeet shooting and other activities.  You are welcome to bring your hunting mementos to share and enjoy an afternoon of fellowship.  Around 5:30 PM, there will be a "beast feast" a meal of various wild game. Please see Danny W. or Joey W. for more information.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

50th Wedding Celebration

Willard & Judy H. will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this week!  We extend our ccongratulations to them along with appreciation for the faithful example they set for generations to follow.

Their family will celebrate this momentous occasion on Saturday with a dinner and all church family and friends are cordially invited.  The dinner will be Saturday (March 19) from 5:00 - 7:00 PM in the church fellowship hall and dinner will be provided.  Please mark the date and show your love and support for Willard and Judy.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Homegoing of Carol A.

Arrangements for Mrs. Carol are as follows:
Visitation - Tuesday night from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Daniels Funeral Home
Funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 AM at Suwannee Station Baptist Church

Many of you are aware of the homegoing of Carol A.  Carol passed away yesterday afternoon at home, surrounded by family as was her desire.  We are saddened by the loss of her beautiful presence here on earth, but also rejoicing as the health problems she endured for so long are gone and she is at peace in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.

Antioch holds dear and will cherish fond memories of Carol as she served the church for many, many years with diligence, efficiency, dedication and tireless effort.  Her example of Christian love shone brightly through her love for others along with her commitment and dedication to the tasks she did with excellence. 

At the time of her death, Carol was a member of a sister church which will be handling her final arrangements with God's loving care.  Your prayers, support and expressions of love for her family would be appreciated.  Information on arrangements will be shared as they become available.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Baptism, Potato Bar and Spring Forward!

This Sunday will be a special day!  There will be a baptism service in the morning worship.  It is always a joy to see people come to accept Jesus as their Savior and then follow with obedience with baptism.  A symbol of a new life in Christ - the old man is buried to the ways of our sinful nature and then through Salvation, raised into newness of life in Christ.

Following the morning service will be the potato/salad bar with all of the trimmings.  This will be a full lunch, so please plan to stay and enjoy a great meal along with some great fellowship.

Also remember that Daylight Saving Time begins Saturday night.  Don't forget to set your clocks AHEAD one hour before you go to bed.  You don't want to miss any of Sunday's activities!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Salad/Potato Bar

The church library staff is working on updating the church library with new books and up to date procedures to maintain records.  They would like to purchase a hand held book scanner which would work with the computer program to establish and keep the library running efficiently.

To assist with the cost of the scanner, there will be a potato/salad bar held Sunday immediately following the morning service.  Menu will include a large baked potato and salad with all the trimmings available, chili, hot dogs, dessert and drink for a donation. 

Your support would be greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Youth In Action

*** UPDATE***The trip planned for today (Wednesday) has been postponed.  There will still by youth class tonight at 7:00 PM though, hope to see you there!

Our youth will be ministering at a local assisted living facility tomorrow.  They will be visiting the residents and offering cheer and encouragement to participate in a craft.  Youth will leave the church at 3:30 PM and return in time for mid week service. 
What a blessing for our young people to reach out and extend God's love!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Baby Shower

There will be a baby shower for Holly Mc. on March 27 at 3:00 PM in the church fellowship hall.  Jason and Holly are expecting a baby boy soon and this is an opportunity for the church family and friends to be a blessing and show our love to this sweet family.
This baby will be the first boy of the family, so lots of 'boy stuff' will be needed!!  For your convenience in choosing a gift, Holly is registered at Wal Mart and Target if you need some gift suggestions.

Mark the date and let's celebrate this blessing from God!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Youth Springing Into Action


Our youth have been springing into action!  They have donated their time to bless some of our members by doing spring yard cleaning and have several more projects in the works.   We appreciate our youth and their leader for reaching out and being a blessing!

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Prayer Requests, Updates and Reminder

There are a few prayer requests to share this week.

Dave B. had knee replacement surgery this week and is doing well.
Felton R. has come down with shingles and is suffering with much pain and discomfort.
Frances P. is now home and continuing to improve. (Even sighted on his lawn mower!!)
Kay B. is still receiving treatments
Harry S. is recovering from surgery.
many others are sick, just home from the hospital, facing treatment decisions and have other needs.  Please be mindful to keep one another lifted up in prayer.

Also, Saturday the youth will host a rest stop/break for the Azalea City Bike Ride.  The church will be open as a stop from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM to provide a place to rest, receive refreshment and encouragement.  Youth will be serving snacks and smiles as an outreach to the bikers.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

More Real Men’s Event Photos

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The true purpose of the day: Sharing the Gospel message of  salvation!  This man accepted the Lord and insisted on following up with baptism.  The leaders readily rose to the challenge and a  offered the opportunity for him to follow the leading of the Lord – right then, right there! 

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Family Meal - With Irish Flair!

Wednesday  night will be our Family Meal beginning at 6:00 PM.  To add some fun for March, the theme will be St. Patrick's Day and you are welcome to bring an Irish meal. Of course traditional food dishes are always welcome, but if you are up for a challenge, here are a few Irish food ideas:

Corn Beef
Beef Brisket
Smoked Sausage
Irish Stew (beef stew)
Anything pistachio

Here are a few places to visit for some fun green recipes!

Irish Recipes
St. Patrick's Recipes
Family Fun St. Patrick's Ideas

Family Meal will be followed by ministries for each age group. Make plans to spend Wednesday night enjoying a great time with the church family.