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Jolley Springs Baptist Church news

Jolley Springs Baptist Church news

Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2012 6:00 pm
By: By Linda Crawford

We had a big turn out for our fall festival with lots of visitors. In addition to a delicious chili and hot dog supper, there was a bouncy house for the kids, a cakewalk, face painting and a hayride.

Our devotion for the night was brought by Gary Casey, who spoke on Solomon’s completion of the temple.

At this time we were also dedicating our new gazebo to the Lord. Thanks to Gary Casey, Neil King, Steve Legens and others who spent a lot of time reconstructing this wonderful donated gift.

Sunday morning was the kick off for our Operation Christmas Child mission project.  Many of our families have been collecting bargains and on sale items all year long for their boxes. We have had Cash Express at Martin to donate several large boxes of pens, coloring books and tablets. We encourage other business to consider this worthy charity and donate anything that would help with this project. Rev. Franklin Graham, one of the founders of OCC, says he expects the 100 millionth box to be delivered to a worthy child this year. Each shoebox represents an opportunity to tell boys and girls about the Greatest Gift, that being Jesus Christ. Each box includes a gospel storybook and is followed by a teaching program called The Greatest Journey. Millions of children and their families all over the world have been saved because someone cared enough to pack a shoebox. Other organizations than churches have gotten involved in this mission.  Groups like boy or girl scouts and college fraternities are finding out how much fun it is to shop for a mystery child who has never received a gift in their life. For more information you may contact Linda Crawford at 364-3355 or our area co-coordinator Dorothy Ogg from Bible Union Baptist Church at Martin. Bible Union is our area collection point.

After watching our Operation Christmas Child DVD, Bro. Tony Michael read to us from 2 Kings 5:11. This is the passage where a young girl had faith enough to help her master Naman learn how he could be cured from his leprosy.

During our morning service Robert Summers presented a card and monetary gift from our church to Bro. Tony for Pastor Appreciation Day.

That night Bro. Tony preached from Psalm 121. He told us we need to recognize who God is, the creator of all creation, our provider and our protector. He also told us we need to read the back of The Book (Revelations) it says we win.

At the end of this service we had a prayer of dedication for several people for whom prayer shawls and prayer blankets have been made. Two of those were Bro. Don Bullock and Dorothy Bailey. The others were for people who are in the Paris nursing home where our church entertains with bingo twice each month.  

Our church is taking a trip to Lambert’s in Sikeston, Mo. Saturday. We will be leaving from our church around 11 a.m.

All church and individuals are being asked to donate food to Santa’s Helpers in Dresden and We Care at Martin. The supplies are down and many people are in need of help at this time of the year.

We have wonderful news, our music director, Phillip Hazelwood, married Jennifer last week at Adams Chapel.  She is from Southside, Ala.