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I thought it would be good to share some quotes  and documents that pertain to our Nations birth.


 Preamble To U.S. Constitution:


We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic  Tranquility, provide for the common defence,( correct spelling according to original)  promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


Patrick Henry:( Last paragraph of his speech)

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the     matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that  gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it,      Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!


“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual… Continue  steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God,    nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.”John Hancock

July is an exceptionally busy time in the life of our Church. Here are some dates to remember:

July 4th is the day we celebrate our Nations Independence. The office will be closed and all services will be dismissed.

Blue Grass Traditions will be in concert on July 13th, at 7 p.m.

Open Communion will be offered to all Christians on July 8th, at

6 p.m.

July 23—27 is our Vacation Bible  School. VBS starts at 6 p.m. and dismisses at 8:30 p.m. On Friday, we will have a time of fun and swimming at the Ava Pool. Our VBS Program will be during the 10:45 a.m. service on July 29th. This year’s theme is: Shipwrecked! Rescued By Christ

See You Sunday!





 July 2018

Nursery And Ushers Schedule



8:30am                             Sunday School                          10:45am__________

01 – Janice Gray                  01 – Heather Dias                          01 – Alisha Jones

08 – Denise Reese              08 – Carla Denton                          08 – Micca Sims

15 – Cindy Wilson               15 – Helen H.                                 15 – Helen H.

22 – Theresa Miller             22 – Millie Pellham                         22 – Helen H.

29 – Helen H.                      29 – Helen H.                                 29 – Nance Swofford






8:30am Service                                                            10:45am Service________       

01 – Jon Schaff                                                                     01 – Dean Downs

       Keith Pellham                                                                       Eugene Jones

       Burrely Loftin                                                                        Jr. Heriford

       Nick Key                                                                               James Alcorn

08 – Bud Everett                                                                     08 – Leonard Thompson

       Rick Miller                                                                               Jim Billingsley

       Kenny Wilson                                                                          Chris Sims

       Paul Kester                                                                              Jackie Holman 

15 – Dale Davis                                                                      15 – Ray Reynolds

       Denny Roberts                                                                       Dave Harper

       Jim Voyles                                                                              David Denton

       Bob Sterling                                                                           Brent Lakey

22 – Jon Schaff                                                                       22 – Eugene Jones

       Keith Pellham                                                                         Jr. Heriford

       Burrely Loftin                                                                          James Alcorn

       Nick Key                                                                                 Leonard Thompson

29 – Bud Everett                                                                      29 – Jim Billingsley

       Rick Miller                                                                                Chris Sims

       Kenny Wilson                                                                           Jackie Holman

       Paul Kester                                                                               Ray Reynolds





2 Corinthians 3:17


 17Now the LORD is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is freedom.


Galatians 5:1  


1It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.


Galatians 5:13


13You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.


Romans 8:21


21that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.




 Letter From Tim


Happy 4th of July! We have so much to be thankful for in this amazing land in which we dwell. And, we owe it all to the sacrifice of those who have gone before us, paving the way for us to enjoy all the wonderful freedoms that we have access to!

I’m traveling to NYC (National Youth Conference- not the city) and I always think how amazing it is that we can travel so freely to a Christian event without getting searched at the state lines. Not all countries provide that to their citizens…but ours does!

So, thank you veterans for your service, your time and your sacrifices.

This July we are going to start by having our freedom celebration that will be focused around the cost of freedom: both earthly and spiritual. Both cost somebody something. Both are precious. And both can be taken for granted. It’s good for us to take time DAILY to reflect and remember what we have and those who sacrificed to gain that freedom. 1 Corinthians 6:20 reminds us that we are bought for a price. Spiritually, that was by the blood of our Creator, Savior: Jesus Christ.


We also have the Yeomans family coming on the 15th during BOTH morning services! I’m excited to hear what has been going on in the Philippines AND what’s coming in Niger!


Then, we’ll have our annual largest meeting of General Baptists in Springfield, MO on the 16-18th. This is an amazing opportunity for top notch training for ministry and personal betterment. The preaching challenges and equips, and the fellowship refreshes.

If you would like to go then let me know ASAP! It’s free to you as you’ll be signed up with our church block.


Then….V.B.S!  This year we will be Shipwrecked and find out how Jesus Rescues us. Please be in prayer for all these students who will be here July 23-27th. We would love to have you serve in some area if you would like to! Again, contact Shannon Jones or myself to get details.

These are exciting times for our church and community! Look for opportunities to serve our community and show the love and salvation through Jesus Christ as I know you will!


God Bless,




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