Jesus Christ was crucified... he shed His blood and died on a Roman cross in Jerusalem witnessed by hundreds, perhaps thousands. BUT THREE DAYS LATER, HE AROSE FROM THE GRAVE AND WALKED ON THE EARTH FOR FORTY DAYS BEING SEEN BY HUNDREDS. He was the Sacrificial Lamb, making a way for us to be right with God by paying the debt for our sins on that old wooden cross.
Jesus promised that one day he's coming back! He will come back for you if you will believe in your heart that Jesus Christ came to earth as God in the flesh... taking on the form of a man... that He died a sacrificial, substitute death on the cross for your sins and mine, was raised from the dead, and if you will confess with your mouth that you accept him as Lord of your life. Then on the authority of the Word of God, the Holy Bible, you can avoid the punishment of sin, you can inherit eternal life, and you can begin a new life with God... a life that will never end. You can do that today right where you are. If you truly mean it - and He will know if you are serious about Him - then He will come into your life and give you a new life, a new hope, a new purpose, and a new commitment to live a selfless life, surrendered only to Him.
My dear friend, all my sins are forgiven because I have put my faith and trust in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is preparing a place for me in heaven and for all those who will receive Him as Savior and Lord.
Praise God... Jesus took our place on the cross so we could have a place in heaven!
1) God has never seen a person who has not sinned.
2)God has never seen a sinner he does not love.
3) God has never seen a sinner he cannot save.
Sunday School classes meet at 10:00 am.
The Ladies Sunday School class is meeting in the Fellowship Hall.
Del Slone's Class is meeting in the old chapel.
The Men’s class is meeting downstairs in what used to be the conference room near the church office.
Sunday Morning Worship at 11:00 am.
Wednesday morning prayer meeting, 11:00 am
When we come to Jesus Christ, He will remove our prejudices.
CHURCH OFFERING ENVELOPES
We have gotten in some offering envelopes for the new year. They are undated; you can have as many as you want. Remember the tithe is the Lord's. Stop by the church office and pick up as many as you need.
Come and enjoy the fellowship with our Interim Pastor Steve Jackson and his wife Peggy.
Immediately after Morning Worship in the Fellowship Hall on the 12th of February.
Free hamburger luncheon. No signup. No charge - no need to bring covered dishes.
February 7 - CPR Class- 1:00-3:15 pm
We welcomed to Alta Woods Rev. Steve Jackson and his wife Peggy, January 8.
We are officially welcoming them by having a Sunday lunch/fellowship after the Morning Worship, February 12. It will be a free hamburger lunch. Unless you have been asked to bring something, you simply need to attend. There is no sign up and there is no need to bring a covered dish. Just stay after worship and join us in the Fellowship Hall for a time of fellowship with Brother Steve and Peggy.
His preaching theme for February is Love is a Many Splendored Thing. His sermons are…
February 5 - Love’s Choice : Mark 1:40-42
February 12 - Love’s Confirmation: John 3:16
February 19 - Love’s Challenge: John 21:15
February 26 - Love’s Chapter : 1 Corinthians 13
He has been called to serve AWBC as Interim Pastor. His messages in January have been excellent. He will be out the last Sunday of January and will be back preaching for us in February and in the weeks and months ahead. He is a Mississippi native, graduated from M.C., and New Orleans Seminary. He has served several churches in MS and also been a Director of Missions.
We are beginning work on the 2023 Alta Woods Baptist Church Resource Book. I know that we are later than usual getting it together. Pat is updating the church roster and telephone numbers. Please let her know if yours has changed. Our Committee on Committees is working on an update of our committees. When that is complete, we can get the committee chairs together for schedule planning. I am planning to update the Prayer Chains. If you would like to be a part of the Prayer Chain, please let me know asap. You may choose to continue or be removed.
Please be patient with us. Because of my heart surgery I lost a couple of months. Maybe we can have it ready for you in February.
Del Slone, Moderator, called the meeting to order and led in prayer.
November business meeting minutes were approved as printed.
Budget Committee Report for November and December given by Billy Roberts, Chairman.
Brief discussion followed. Voted on and passed.
Discussion on sale of Church Van no official report.
Sid reported 2023 Church Resource book is being worked on.
January mission project - collection food items for parents and children, Children's Hospital of Mississippi (formerly Blair Batson)
February Mission Project - New Jerusalem's Neighborhood Food and Clothing ministry, Shortage of men's t-shirts; help with Mississippi Food Network costs
The Church Leadership Team (formerly the Church Council) is made up of the Church Staff, Chairpersons of each Church Committee (or a representative), Chairman of the Deacons, (and previously Organization heads or representatives from the Sunday School, Music Ministry, Senior Adult Leadership Team, Women's Missions, Men's Missions. I would like to include a representative from the Wednesday Prayer group. Last week we had 22-23). This group meets quarterly to discuss, coordinate and plan church events, emphases and functions.
Consequently, it is important that all church committees meet and elect a chairperson and other officers as needed.
After finalizing The Church Leadership Team they then present to the church scheduled events for approval.
I AM LEADING YOU along a way that is uniquely right for you. The closer to Me you grow, the more fully you become your true self—the one I designed you to be. Because you are one of a kind, the path you are traveling with Me diverges increasingly from that of other people. However, in My mysterious wisdom and ways, I enable you to follow this solitary path while staying in close contact with others. In fact, the more completely you devote yourself to Me, the more freely you can love people.
Marvel at the beauty of a life intertwined with My Presence. Rejoice as we journey together in intimate communion. Enjoy the adventure of finding yourself through losing yourself in Me.
Great occasions for serving God come seldom, but little ones surround us every day.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! —2 CORINTHIANS 5:17
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. —EPHESIANS 2:10
"I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
What I can do, I ought to do,
And what I ought to do, by the grace of God, I WILL DO."
The 75th Anniversary of Alta Woods Baptist Church was celebrated Sunday, August 7th. Gary Anglin, former Minister of Music with pastor Dr. Charles Myers, returned to sing in the service. We still have between 40-50 active members. There are over 20-25 of us who are now residing in Retirement Centers, Nursing Homes or Extended Care Facilities.
All former members were welcomed back as well as former staff members.
We all enjoyed a covered dish lunch following the service in the Fellowship Hall.
Watch full service here -AWBC 75th Celebration Service
Dear precious friends many of you have told me you were so sorry you missed Donnie’s service. My son-in-law recorded it and sent it to me. This is the link if you would like to watch my heart’s, celebration of his life