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October 21, 2015 - October 24, 2015 at 6 PM to our Church Musical - Performances by Christina Leary, Anthony Cooper, “Sista’s” (Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God and Christ), “Willing Vessels Dance Ministry” (Bennett Chapel Missionary Baptist Church), The Thompson Boys, Mt. Zion CME just to name a few.

October 25, 2015 at 3 PM we will have our Pastor and Wife’s Appreciation honoring Pastor Marlin Cloudy Sr. and First Lady Felicia Cloudy. Bishop Howard Cloudy and the Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God and Christ in Center, Texas will be our special guest.

October 31, 2015 at 6 PM at the Community House we are having a Pastor and Wife’s Appreciation Award Ceremony. We will be honoring Pastor Marlin Cloudy Sr. and First Lady Felicia in two categories Spiritual Leadership and Community Service. It is a red carpet affair (Formal Dress, Suits or your Sunday Best dress).

Come out and have a wonderful time in the Lord with us at Abundant Love Ministries as we honor our pastor and first lady.

October 26, 2015 - Old Home Baptist Church will be hosting their annual Fall Festival, Saturday, October 31st at 6:00 pm. There will be a hot dog roast, hay ride and Trunk-Or-Treat, weather permitting. If raining, there will be activities inside. All ages are welcome to come out for the Fun & Fellowship. Call or text for details: 936-332-9293

 

October 23, 2015 - Sardis Pentecostal Church will be holding their annual Fall Festival on October 31 from 3pm-until.

Trunk or Treat will begin at 3 pm. Cake walk for adults, cupcake walk for the kids, bounce house, 60 foot blow up obstacle course, chili dogs, Frito pie, 2 hay rides at dark one for children 12 and under and a special hay ride for youth 12 and up. A bon fire will be determined at a later date depending on burn ban.

Sardis Pentecostal Church is located on County Road 3047 off of FM 414 (off of Hwy 87 South).

October 23, 2015 - Join us Saturday, October 31 at Center Christian Fellowship rain or shine for our 29th annual Hallelujah Night! This is a Christian alternative to what the world calls 'Halloween.' Every child that comes will receive lots of candy and prizes.

Come enjoy the hayride, pumpkin pop, face painting, games, boom boom photo booth, obstacle course, slides, cake walk, train ride, fried oreos, hot dogs, nachos and much more. The excitement begins promptly at 6pm. Center Christian Fellowship is located at 2471 Hwy. 96 North in Center.

October 23, 2015 - On Wednesday, October 28, the First Baptist Church in Joaquin will hold a Family Fall Festival at 6PM until 8PM for everyone in the community.

There will be food and fun to enjoy, so come join the festival. The church is located on Ferris Connell Road off of Hwy. 84 East.

October 23, 2015 - Gates Chapel Baptist Church will host its 7th Pastor's Anniversary honoring Pastor Frankie Cooper and First Lady Fannie Cooper on Sunday, November 1st at 2:30p.m.

The guest speaker will be Rev. Alfred Berry of the Social Point Baptist Church of Tenaha. Everyone is invited to attend.

October 21, 2015 - You're invited to an area-wide prayer meeting Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 6pm on the downtown Center square.

Guest speaker for the event will be Rick Gage, Founder of Go Tell Ministries.

Worship leader for the event will be Greg Gober.

 

October 21, 2015 - October 24, 2015 at 6 PM to our Church Musical - Performances by Christina Leary, Anthony Cooper, “Sista’s” (Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God and Christ), “Willing Vessels Dance Ministry” (Bennett Chapel Missionary Baptist Church), The Thompson Boys, Mt. Zion CME just to name a few.

October 25, 2015 at 3 PM we will have our Pastor and Wife’s Appreciation honoring Pastor Marlin Cloudy Sr. and First Lady Felicia Cloudy. Bishop Howard Cloudy and the Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God and Christ in Center, Texas will be our special guest.

October 31, 2015 at 6 PM at the Community House we are having a Pastor and Wife’s Appreciation Award Ceremony. We will be honoring Pastor Marlin Cloudy Sr. and First Lady Felicia in two categories Spiritual Leadership and Community Service. It is a red carpet affair (Formal Dress, Suits or your Sunday Best dress).

Come out and have a wonderful time in the Lord with us at Abundant Love Ministries as we honor our pastor and first lady.

 

October 20, 2015 - The First Christian Church of Timpson will meet for a special service this Sunday, October 25, 2015 to commemorate 130 years of worshipping at this location, followed by a luncheon. Later, at 2 p.m., the New Creation singers from Many, La. will be at the church for gospel singing. All in the community are invited to attend.

The beginning of Lurene Billingsley's article about the church in the 1988 History of Shelby County book reads: "When the railroad town of Timpson was founded in 1885, there were already groups of Christian Church members in surrounding communities ... The First Christian Church was one of the first congregations in the new town and according to Ernest Blankenship and others, the first one to get into its own building."

The early leaders of the First Christian Church, or Disciples of Christ, in America were Barton W. Stone and Thomas and Alexander. They believed that Christians could find a common ground for unity if they relied solely on what the New Testament taught. "Where the Scriptures speak, we speak: where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent" became a motto. Another slogan of the Disciples has been "No Creed but Christ, No Book but the Bible."

Thomas Campbell used a saying that has been adopted as one of the traditions of the Christian Church: "In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; and in all things, charity." (from article by David Billingsley in the Timpson History Book).

It is said that the group of Christians in Timpson met and organized in the hall above Tom Duke's saloon, located where the Brinson store was on Bremond Street. By 1886 the church had its own building, a frame structure on the present site with a belfry and bell. Later, the belfry was removed. Charter members of the church included Thomas R. Day, Katy Day, Grady Day, A. E. Day, Bob Day, the George Dukes, the C. H. Hadens, Minnie Mclemore, J.T. Mclemore, the John Brinsons, Allie Childress, Mrs. Zach Booth, Ella Hardy, the Tom Herringtons, the J.W. Hursts, Houston Weaver, F.J. Weaver and, according to a letter from Tolbert Weaver at the time of the church's 70th anniversary in 1955, other members were the Brunners and Bob and Barry Shipp.

A major remodeling took place in 1964. The original frame structure is now brick, but retains its original footprint. At First Christian Church, the Lord's Supper (communion) is observed each Lord's Day and all confessed believers, whether members of the church or not, to participate. Baptism is by immersion. We accept no creed by Christ and no book but the Bible. Our aim is not to be the only Christians, but to be Christian only, being a part of the Spiritual Body of Christ.

Ministers of First Christian Church in Timpson include: Dan Leak, George N. Weaver, R.H. Bonham, Reverend Massey, R.F. Carter, W./L. Morrow, A.R. Caudle, A.B. McCrary, R. Jackson, M.M. Smith, Thomas Weaver, Albert T. Fitts, George Hadfield, Eustice AI. Thompson, H.E. Luck, Thurman Boswell, Bill McCauley, Jack Willett, Pearce J. Burns (who returned a second and a third ministry), R.J. McKowan, Dr. L.L. Lemon, Harvey P. Shead, Dr. W.B. Oliver, Raymond Sellers, Bill Wilson, Harold Calhoun, Harlie Woolard, Robert McArthur, Dr. Jimmy Tinkle, Larry Stegall, Jesse Pugh, Newall Hall, James Dulaney, Eugene Cherry, Rex Humphreys, Daniel Anderson, Preston Vickery and Will Brown- student ministers, and Larry Stegall (2nd time).

October 19, 2015 - Mt. Olive Baptist Church is hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Come enjoy hot dogs at 5pm, games, cakewalk and a hayride! Don't miss the fellowship and fun!

The church is located on FM 415 in Timpson. For more information, contact Bro. Eric Pledger at 936-254-3662.

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