August 9, 2018 - Abundant Love Ministries is hosting their annual Back to School Revival, August 9th - 11th.

Pastor John Russell, Calvary Tabernacle, Alexandria, LA, is our guest Revivalist. Everyone is welcome and invited, Thursday and Friday nights at 7:00 pm and Saturday morning at 10:00 am. 

Abundant Love Ministries is shepherded by Pastor Marlin Cloudy Sr., and is located at 1426 Shelbyville St., Center, TX 75935.

August 3, 2018 - Smyrna Baptist Church in Huxley will gather at "The Porch" August 13.

Guest Speaker will be Scott Camp and Music Worship leaders are Josh & Madi Camp. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm and worship will begin at 7pm.

Everyone is invited to come & bring friends. Come and have a Very Powerful experience with the Lord!

Bro. Rusty Hall, Pastor.

August 3, 2018 - Back to School will be celebrated at Smyrna Baptist Church in Huxley, Sunday August 12th at 11am. Guest Speaker is Scott Camp. 

Come Worship with us and bring a friend or two or bunches. All students, teachers & former students & teachers are welcome to come & Worship the Lord with Smyrna, & see parents excited that school is starting.

Bro. Rusty Hall, Pastor.

August 2, 2018 - Past Jeremy Moore of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, in Tenaha, (Bobo community) would like to invite everybody to their annual Homecoming on August 12, 2018. Sunday school will start at 10am and homecoming service will begin around 11am. A three night revival Monday through Wednesday will begin at 7pm with pastor Tim Teel of the Bell Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in San Augustine, Texas will bring the message.  Hope to see you there.

August 2, 2018 - The Bright Morning Star Baptist Church Family, is inviting everyone to our Homecoming Services on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 3pm.

Our special guests will be Rev. Byron Coutee and the Blount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Family of Center. 

Revival will begin Wednesday, August 15th  – Friday, August 17th.  The speakers for the week are: Wednesday, Minister Kevin Boyer, Reed Chapel Baptist Church; Thursday, Minister Anthony Brooks, New Union Grove Baptist Church, San Augustine; Friday, Pastor Napoleon Shaw also of New Union Grove, San Augustine; Host M.C. for the week is Minister Anthony Jackson, Mount Olive Baptist Church, San Augustine, Texas. Theme will be "Unity in the Family and Unity in our Community".

Psalm 133:1 - Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity!

August 2, 2018 - Hillcrest Baptist Church will be having VBS August 6 to August 10 from 6-8:30pm nightly. Babies thru preteen.

A VBS kick off kickball game will be held Saturday, August 4, at 7pm.

If they need a ride they can call the church 598-2794.

July 31, 2018 - God created this universe and the people within it. He gives life to all things which have life and makes all to grow and prosper in him.

Just as God dealt favorably with the ancient Israelites so too will he deal favorably with us of today. If only we will allow him to do so.

“Lord you were favorable to your land, you restored the fortunes of Jacob. You forgave the iniquity of your people, you covered all their sin. you withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger.” (Psalm 85:1-3)

Yes, time after time as the people of Israel turned away from God, turning to idols and gods of wood and gold, God forgave their wicked acts and works of the devil.

With the death of Jesus on the cross he is now able to forgive the sins of all mankind, Jew and Gentile alike. Making justice and grace available to all who will simply ask for it.

Jesus took all the anger and wrath of God upon himself on that cross and paid through his suffering the price of salvation for all people.

Allowing us to say today with complete confidence; “Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away your indignation toward us!” (Psalm 85:4)

“Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? (Psalm 85:6)

We can come humbly before God each day in prayer to him; seeking his face, his fellowship and his forgiveness for our unjust and offensive disobedience to him. As with the Israelites of old, he has unparalleled patience showing us his grace and mercy even though we could never earn either grace nor mercy on our own, only through the gift of Jesus’ love can we receive it.

We call out to him, asking for him to once again show us mercy when we pray; “Show us your steadfast love, O Lord, and grant us your salvation.” (Psalm 85:7)

We can have all confidence that God will grant us salvation because of what he tells us when he says; “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

God shows no preference for Jew or Gentile, offering salvation for all who will follow his directions for salvation.

But, salvation does require that one confesses with his mouth and believes in his heart; “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

No matter the earthly status of any man or woman, all have fallen short of God’s glory and must come humbly before him, asking for salvation through the blood of Jesus, shed on the cross of Calvary. His salvation awaits all who will receive it.

“Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land.” (Psalm 85:9)

Yes, salvation awaits all who will ask and receive for; “Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky.” (Psalm 85:11) Salvation depends on our faithfulness as God looks down on us, waiting for our call to him.

“Yes, the Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase. Righteousness will go before him and make his footsteps a way.” (Psalm 85:12-13) 

Trust in the Lord and honor him and all things will be provided to you…

July 30, 2018 - The Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church Family & our newly appointed pastor, Rev. Richard Edwards and First Lady Shareen Edwards, invites everyone to our Homecoming Services on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 3pm.

Our special guests will be Rev. Steven Standley and the East Liberty Baptist Church Family. Theme: "Love & Unity" Scripture: Colossians 3:14-15.

July 30, 2018 - August 11, 2018 from 11am to 1pm at Pineywood Outreach Center 255 Haley Avenue Center, Tx. Backpacks, Free Food, Simple Supplies, Live Music and Hair braiding. Everyone is invited!!!

Bennett Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Annual Homecoming Celebration will be Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 2:30pm. Rev. Terrance Hicks of Power of Word in Nacogdoches, Texas is the special guest. 

Revival will begin August 15-17, 2018, 7:30 nightly. Apostle Wilson, Rev. Jackie Goodin and Apostle Cornell Hamilton will be the guest speakers. 

June 30, 2018 - I was sitting in the car while Pam shopped at “The Stage” in Nacogdoches yesterday when I got a call from my son Mark (my son that lost an eye and leg in an auto accident five years ago.) He began his call as he always does:  “What y’all doing?” When I told him we were in Nacogdoches, he replied, “I am, too.  I’m on my way home to Tenaha and want to tell you what happened at The Eye Clinic today.”

Mark said the waiting room was packed when he hobbled in for his eye appointment. “I found a place to sit at the front and was able to see down the hall where we went when our name was called.” He had just sat down when a lady came down the hall in “one of those high-dollar motorized wheel chairs”. “She was bent over and her face and actions revealed she could neither talk nor see well.  She stopped a few feet from me…with a frightened look in her eyes …as if she was trying to speak.”

About that time a young black man, probably a nurse’s aid, walked up and stood right in front of her.  “He had a small plastic toy guitar in his hand that had only one string on it. He started strumming on that one string…ping…ping…ping…”  As he continued playing, the woman’s frightened face slowly changed to a faint smile.  And as the man “pinged”, the lady began softly…but distinctly singing:

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me

I once was kost but now I’m found-‘twas blind but now I see.
“I felt tears rolling down my face but was afraid to look at the patients behind me. I didn’t know if they felt what I did”, Mark said. “But when I turned my “good eye” around to see them, every one of them was crying, too”.  When Pam came back to the car, and I told her Mark’s story, she responded just like Mark and I did.

And as we pulled into a gas station for gas, Pam did her usual thing of stepping out, inserting the credit card, and turning on the pump. I did my usual thing of huffing and puffing to open my door and walking back to pump the gas.  When I got back in the car, I told Pam, “The strangest thing just happened to me.” “I filled the tank up and don’t even remember getting out of the car.” “I know why”, Pam replied. “Your heart was so filled with Mark’s story that you weren’t just pumping gas…. 
…you were praising God.”

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