Monday, Oct. 16
Bro. Jay Jones preached on 1 Samuel 3:12-17 Sunday. This is about Samuel, a boy in the house of his father, Eli. The scripture is about when the Lord spoke to Samuel for the first time. The only way to walk with God is to have your house in order. 1. Maybe your character is out of order because your mouth is out of order. Your mouth shows who you are. 2. Your mind is out of order.
Your mind needs to be on things above. 3. Your heart is out of order. Everything else will come to the center of your life when God puts your heart in order. 4. Your ears are out of order. You allow other things to enter in. Two places that have to be in order are your marriage and your home. God intends for the church to be in order. Old Bethel Fall Family Night is Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. There will be a pumpkin carving contest, pie- -eating contest, carnival games, trunk-or-treat, hot dogs, S’mores and a hayride.
Old Bethel will host Operation Christmas Child packing party Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. The month is October is Donna Masson’s month for the Red Hat event. She planned a trip to Washington to the fall antique fair and yard sale which was October 13-15. Only three of the Red Hat sisters went to this event. They were Donna, Alice Wall and Mary Jane Wright and her husband, Ronnie. The others could not make for first one thing or another. I had planned to go to this event but something up at the last minute and I couldn’t make it. Donna said they had a wonderful time but that it was hot and crowded.
Malcolm and I got to go to the Zwolle Hot Tamale Festival. We went to meet my two sisters, Dora Lopez and Peggy Cochran, and her Peggy’s daughter, Sandi Haywood, and her daughter, Hanna, at the festival. We had a good time at the festival. We bought four dozen hot tamales and went to Peggy’s camp house to eat supper. Trinity Baptist Church will host Ladies Night Out Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m.
The theme is “Godly Lady.” The cost is $10. Trinity will have a trunk-or-treat Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. There will be a chaplain training Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the District Eight mission office. To register call Kelly Tam at 318-449-4280. A Ministers Wives Retreat at Tall Timbers will be Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. going through Oct. 21 at 3:30 p.m. For more information contact Lori Thompson at 318-352-4090. Calvary Baptist Church will have a pig roast and trunk or-treat Oct. 22 from 5 -7 p.m. Collection week for Operation Christmas Child is Nov.13-20. Shoeboxes can be taken to Westside Baptist Church that week. For times, call the Westside office at 318-35-2383. Westside Baptist Church will have a trunk-or-treat Oct. 29, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
The Flora Halloween Carnival is Oct. 26 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Flora Community Center. The center is a nonprofit organization with limited resources. They are asking for donations of candy for the carnival games, food and drinks for the concession stand or cash donations. For more information contact Kristy Jordan at 318-471-5543 or Michael Jordan at 318-332-9197.
Clara Springs fourth Friday fish fry is Oct. 27. Robeline First Baptist Church will cook. They will start serving at 5:15 p.m. This is the last fish fry for this year. Clara Springs still has openings for cooks for the fourth Friday fish fry in May, August and October. Anyone interested in cooking can contact Mandi Mills at 318-796-3875.