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.

October 19, 2015 - Hillcrest Baptist Church is celebrating their 40th Anniversary along with a Pastor Appreciation Lunch on Sunday, October 25th at 12:00noon. Everyone is invited to come celebrate with us.

Hillcrest will also be hosting a Fall Carnival and Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 31st from 6 to 8.

October 13, 2015 - Community-Wide Tent Revival, October 18-21, 2015 on the Joaquin Town Square 6:30 PM Nightly. All are invited to attend!

Sponsored in cooperation by -
First Baptist Church of Joaquin
First Baptist Church of Haslam
First United Methodist Church of Joaquin
First Baptist Church of Logansport
Jackson Baptist Church

October 9, 2015 - Gates Chapel Baptist Church will host a Deacon Ordination Service for Bro. Michael Martin on Sunday, October 18 at 2:30p.m. Everyone is invited to attend says Pastor Frankie Cooper.

October 8, 2015 - Blount Chapel Baptist Church would like to invite your Pastor and church to our Annual It's Harvest Time program on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 3:00pm. We will be celebrating the harvest with a host of willing labourers that has gathered the harvest and are ready to share with everyone. So please come out and fellowship with us and be blessed!

October 8, 2015 - Calling all praise warriors, praise dance warriors, singing warriors, praying warriors, all spiritual warriors.

Are you tired of the enemy constantly taking things from you and your family. Well it’s time for us to join together and suit up for a SPIRITUAL WAR and take back what he thought he took from us. Come out and join us in this spiritual battle on October 17—18, 2015 at Triumph Church in Shelbyville, TX 75973 on Hwy 87 South from 6:30 pm on Saturday and 3:15 pm on Sunday. The speaker will be Elder Corey McCowin from the Triumph Church in Tyler, TX. For more information please contact Feleshia Thompson (936) 590-1834.

It's not the size of the warrior, but the fight in the warrior!

October 7, 2015 - Abundant Love Ministries Pastor and Wife’s Appreciation 2015

Honoring Pastor Marlin Cloudy Sr. and First Lady Felicia Cloudy

1. Church Musical – Saturday, October 24, 2015 – will be held at the church starting at 6:30pm.

2. Pastor and Wife’s Appreciation 2015 – Sunday, October 25, 2015 – at the church starting at 3pm.

3. Pastor and Wife’s Appreciation Award Ceremony – Saturday October 31, 2015 – Is a Red Carpet Event (Formal Wear –evening gowns, suits or your Sunday Best). This is an award ceremony honoring pastor and first lady and will be held at the Community House in Center, TX. Starting at 6pm.

October 5, 2015 - The Good Shepherd (John 10:11-18)

“I am the good shepherd: The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep.” (John 10:11) Yes, Jesus is the Good Shepherd, no, He is the Great Shepherd and He did lay down His life for His sheep, you and me. He came that we might have life and have it abundantly, everlasting life.

He was not just a “hired man”, no, He is the Lord God and He came so He could pay the debts we could not pay due to our imperfections.

Jesus stands in sharp contrast to those who are mere hired men. There are many who pretend to serve, but only for what they can get out of it and when the going gets rough they desert the sheep. Jesus loved His own until the very end of His life here on earth and He loves us still today as He stands in as our mediator.

“I am the good shepherd, I know My sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth Me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down My life for my sheep.” (John 10:14-15) Jesus knows our nature, our needs and our names. He knows the desires and longings of our hearts and He knows our abilities. He carries us in His arms as He knows what is best for us and He supplies our needs.

We know Him, we know that we are completely dependent upon Him for our daily protection and provisions and we know His voice when He speaks to us through the scriptures.

“And other sheep I have that are not of this fold: them also I must bring in, and they shall hear My voice. There shall be one fold, one shepherd.” (John 10:16)

Jesus disciples were practically all Jews and many Jews were very bigoted and did not consider Gentiles to be of the same “class” as they considered themselves. Do we see that same attitude in Christians today?

“I am better than that person; he or she is a dirty, grimy sinner.” Please don’t let any one of us develop that attitude and if one of us should, please let someone correct that attitude in love. I am sure that Jesus knew the hearts of all of His disciples and knew He had to correct that bigoted attitude in all of them to start with.

Jesus opened wide the gate of the sheepfold for all who would enter, but it is the sinners call to walk through the gate of his own free will. The good shepherd also leaves the fold to search for just one lost sheep. We must not forget that there are others who Jesus wishes to be in the fold and it is our job, as Christians, to go forth and find them.

 “There will be one flock, one shepherd.” Yes that will be but not until the Rapture of the Church when all the Saints will be gathered together with The Lord in the air and all will be made perfect.
A large number of his sheep are already with him in glory. A large number remain on earth, but when Jesus comes for His own, not one of His sheep will be left behind. All will be caught up to meet Him in the air and it will finally be one fold, one shepherd. Come Lord Jesus...

You are always welcome to join us for Bible Study on Tuesday evenings in Timpson at the Community Center in SoSo Park and on Wednesday evenings at Spring Hill Baptist Church. For more information please call (936-615-1427).

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