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A Deliverance Ministries

Regular services are prayer on Mondays at 6 p.m., Bible study on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., and morning worship is every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 318-368-2634.

Antioch Baptist

Weekly service times are: Sunday — Sunday school, 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Wednesday — 6:30 p.m.

The church is located at 3501 Louisiana 828 in Farmerville. 368-3591.

Bethel Temple Pentecostal Church

2144 Hwy 33 North, Marion,

Sunday school 11:00 A.M

Worship Service 12:00 PM

Phone 318-608-6766

Blooming Grove Baptist

Blooming Grove Baptist Church, where the Rev. Lester C. Sims is pastor, is located at 702 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in Farmerville.

Dean Baptist

Dean Baptist Church is having one service on Sunday mornings at 10am. Speakers are set-up outside if you prefer to stay in your vehicle, can tune into the radio from your vehicle.

Prayer meeting, kids classes and Bible study this week on Tuesday night, 6:30 pm.

The Children’s Christmas program will be December 20 during the morning service.

The nursing home ministry is asking for donations for the Christmas project. You can donate money or items. This year is different, we are getting a late start, and we can’t visit. Items needed are lotions, socks, pocket tissue, small note pads, pens. Thank you in advance for helping with this ministry.

Please be in prayer for: Bro Don Reeves, Mark Cole, Summer Lum, Parker Haile, Roweena Patterson, Renita Thomas, Janie Scarborough, Judy Smith, Kaitlyn Rhodes, Brent Franklin, Jerry Brantley, Connie Cole, Leroy Cole, Juanita Rhodes, Dewey Rhodes, Margie Wisecarver, Ed Hall, VivianHall, Joe Brantley and Bonnie Brantley

Evergreen Baptist Church

For more information call (318) 285-9484.

Farmerville United Methodist Church

All are welcome here we would love to be your church home

Rev. Hank Hamilton, officiating

Sanctuary services: 9am & llam - https:// www.facebook.com/ hank.hamilton.12

SUNDAY SCHOOL 10am Fellowship Hall

Social Distancing observed—Masks required— Hand Sanitizer provided

Reserve your Sunday Service seat 318368-3840

Hello everyone. Ever ponder being more kind, more prayerful, more of a servant of the Lord? Thinking on this I realized that many of our parishioners, family members and friends ARE kind, prayerful and serving.

In recent months, our little church has experienced just about every kind of medical heartache you can imagine; cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, falls, broken bones, surgeries, the loss of loved ones, Covid-19 andtheloneliness of separation-isolation. These tragedies hit our elderly and our not so elderly.

We, as a church body, are consoled by Romans 8:18”Forthe sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”

Before we reach our heavenly reward, we can find GREAT comfort right here, right now, on earth in the form of the people in our midst who have and will again come to your side to listen, to help, to serve - as Jesus commanded. Wehave`orthriary’ folks in our midst who go out of their wayto do Extraordinary things for people in need. Some of these fine and humble people are unsung members of our church. Some are unsung heroes in our neighborhoods - people who do not hesitate to serve. God has used/is using these wonderful people in a mighty way. Thank You All for “being there”.

Hebrews 6:10 “For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, inhavingministeredand in still ministering to the saints.”

“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.” Exodus 32:28-29

First Baptist Farmerville

We welcome you! First Baptist Church, 400 North Main, offers two worship services every

Sunday morning. The 9AM service is suitable for senior adults and higher-risk attendees, and masks are required throughout this service. At the 11 AM service, a mask is required when entering and exiting the building and while moving around the sanctuary.

Since the beginning of time, light has been an important part of God’s creation. God said, “Let there be light,” and He saw that it was good. In that light shown the glory of God Himself. Isn’t it interesting that God would send a special star, a special light, to signify the birth of the Messiah! This star was His star, a moving star that guided the path to Jesus, a star signifying The Light of the world, and that Light still shines to light the way of lost men back to God. That is what makes Christmas so special. Not that a baby was born, but that God would step into time, into a darkened world, a world without a way to save itself, and reveal The Light of life. Jesus is the Light of salvation, and no man can come to God the Father but through Him. Not only is Christmas a time of celebration, but it is also a time of challenge. Today is our time to be the light in the darkness, to allow others to see God’s great redeeming work in us. It is our time to be a light that shows the way to Jesus. Let your light so shine before men that others may see the glory of God in you.

Join us this Sunday morning. We also have two additional Christmas services planned:

Christmas

Candlelight Service

Sunday, December

20th - 6 PM

Christmas Day Service

Friday,

December 25th - 10 AM

If you have never trusted Jesus as your Savior, today you can. You can come out of the darkness and walk in the light of His love. You can become a child of God. It’s as simple as ABC.

ADMIT you are a sinner.

BELIEVE Jesus gave His life to pay for your sin.

CONFESS Him as your Lord today.

Come worship, love, serve, and learn with us! Kurt Auger, Pastor; Frank Nihart, Music Pastor.

Visit us at wwwfbcfarmerville.com for up-to-date information, or our FBC Farmerville Facebook page, where Bro. Kurt broadcasts “live” every day at noon.

First Baptist Church — Marion

In the 60’s a magazine cover said “God Is Dead.” As the world spins in chaos some may wonder if that is true. At FBC Marion there is manifold evidence that God is alive,

Jesus lives and the Holy Spirit continues to work. Ask Michael Thomas, Dustin Andrews, Shep Towns or Sawyer Towns if Jesus still saves. Three great weeks of baptizing and watching God work in the midst of all Satan is tryingto do shouts “God Is Not Dead.” Bro. Bubba preached today from II Samuel 10. David and his people were vastly outnumbered for battle. Surely they must have felt as Christians today do looking at what seemed to be a hopeless situation. They didn’t know whether they would be temporarily defeated or whether God would amazingly deliver them. Listen to what they said in II Samuel 10:12, “Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God; and the Lord do that which seemeth Him good.” Our purpose as Christians is to be courageous and live like warriors in the Army of God and leave the results to Him. Take heart fellow Christians, “He’s got the whole world in His hands.”

Catch FBC Marion on our Facebook page, you tube or Bayou Cable.

PRAY FOR EACH OTHER, OUR CHURCH, OUR NATION, AND OUR LEADERS.

Haile Church of Christ

Martin Luther called the book of James “an epistle of straw” Luther could not harmonize James’ writings on faith and works with those of Paul. Paul wrote, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not as a result of works so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). But James wrote, “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:17:26). Since all Scripture is inspired and the same Spirit who guided Paul guided James, it is understood they are in perfect harmony. The Hebrew writer points out that by faith Abraham offered up Isaac and by faith Rahab welcomed the spies (Hebrews 11:17; 31).James also uses Abraham and Rahab as examples of perfectingfaithby works (James 2:14-26). It should be obvious that Paul and James are speaking of two different types of works. Paul speaks of works of righteousness or works of merit, while James refers to works of faith or simple obedience. Paul contrasts works of righteousness with obedience by writing, “He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy by the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5). Ina similar passage Paul writes, “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourself with Christ” (Galatians 3:26-27). Sanctification is though faith in Christ (Acts 26:18), but is also “bythewashingof water by the word” (Ephesians 5:26).

Throughout Paul’s epistles he stresses obedience and connects salvation with an obedient faith (Romans 6:17-18; Colossians 2:11-13; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-9, etc.).

James also warns against attempts to merit salvation by keeping the law (James 2:10). Paul is in total agreement with James and James with Paul. Neither condones works of righteousness, andboth teach an obedient faith.

Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church

10078 Hwy 15, Farmerville LA Bro. Dan Hall, Pastor Bro. Paul Paschal,

Associate Pastor

News by:

Donna Holman

A Welcoming

Home To All!

Schedule of Services

Sunday School - 10am Worship Service - llam Sunday Evening - 6pm Wed. Bible Study - 6pm

Sunday School, Dec. 13th, Bro. Paul taught us from John Chapter 12. (36) While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them. (43) For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

For Jesus is the light andwemusthavefaith in His light, live in His light andhavefaithinHimand not live in the darkness and in fear.

Worship Service, Dec. 13th, Bro. Dan’s message was from Judges Chapter 7: 1-3. (3) Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of thepeople, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead .Andthere returned of the people twenty and two thousand; andthere remained ten thousand.

Welive inatime of fear and troubles. Now is the time to keep the church open for there is a pandemic in the world and it’s called sin. We have a battleto fight butjustlike at mount Gilead, not all are able. Let Godfillyour heart so you are able and not fearful. Now is the time to stand for God, our church, our time.

All went well for the baby showertodayfor Lacee Tamez. She received some very beautiful handmade blankets. We have some very talented ladies at LMBC!

I believe all the ladies in attendance this morning agreed that the church wide Christmas Party which was scheduledfor December 19that 6pm should be canceled. This decision was made based on the number of members who are out sick or are inquarantine.

LMBC is in prayer for all who are sick and unable to attend church services. Weprayforallto be able to return to God’s house soon. They are all lovedandgreatly missed.

We do still have some cookbooks available. The cost is $10 with 300 recipes. These make great Christmas gifts. If you would like to purchase one or more please call Donna at (318)548-2699 . I will be more than happy to get them to you.

It’s a difficult time right now for everyone but the ones that are weighing heavy on my heart right now at this moment are all the people in nursing homes, hospitals and children’s homes. These precious men, women and children are alone . They can’t have loved ones with them just to hold them, tell them they love them and just be with them. Some have no family at all. These are the ones who need our prayers the most. It’s so easy to forget just how blessedyou and I are until you think of those who have so very little but they have one very blessed and wonderful thing, the pure love of our Father!

Liberty Baptist Church - Linville

National Day Of Prayer and Repentance

The Return, September 26th, 2020.

A National Day of Prayer for America, an organized effort to turn our hearts and lives back to God. On this date, many will meet in our nation’s capital to pray. For those who cannot attend, we are asking you to gather with your family, friends or individually and pray seeking God’s forgiveness, direction and guidance. We will be meeting in the parking lot of Liberty Baptist Church in Linville at 8 a.m. on September 26th to repent and pray for our communities and our nation. Everyone is invited to join us that morning as we lift up prayers for America. This event is 40 days prior to our national elections. Continue to pray daily for God’s mercy and grace.

Liberty Missionary Baptist Church - Spearsville

Liberty Church Road, Spearsville

Bro. Bill Styron, Pastor

In our Sunday School Bro. Sherwood reminded us that Jesus made it clear that consistent hearing and doing of what he said is likened to an individual that builds his house upon a rock. In contrast, those hearing but not doing what Jesus said are like fools who build their houses upon the sand.

Bro. Richey got sick so Brothers. Bill and Gus sang instead of the regular congregation.

Bro. Bill brought the message from Luke 2 on finding Jesus. While watching over their flock an angel of the Lord stood before them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were afraid. When the angel left them they went to see what had happened. They traveled a long way searching for Jesus. They were looking for God’s gift to mankind. They saw a need for Jesus. Today, someone may be far away from God. You have a need to be close to Him.

Won’t you accept God’s gift to you? Make Him your Savior and Lord and find sweet peace.

Next Sunday evening we will have our Christmas celebration. We will have snacks and exchange gifts.

We invite you to come grow in God’s Word and fellowship with us. (Te invitamos a que vengas a crecer en la Palabra de Dios con nosotros.) Bro. Bill is quadrilingual and will be happy to meet with you if you have a spiritual need. (Bill es cuatrimestral y estard encantado de reunirse con usted si tiene una necesidad espiritual.)

Merry Christmas! iFeliz Navidad!

Mt. Tabor Baptist

Hwy. 2

Farmerville, LA

318-368-9039

Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Service is at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study is at 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Night Bible Study is at 6:30 p.m.

Please feel free to call us if you have any questions regarding Mt. Tabor or wouldjust like additional information.

My Father’s House

My Father’s House Teach one to be one. Jesus was with the disciples for three years. He was with them 40 days before going to heaven. If you have read Acts 1 and 2 you would know this. The promise of God was given to Jesus and the promise was fulfilled. The Holy Spirit came upon the disciples and the preaching began. Jesus had made it clear that there would be false teachers. Jesus said also, the way is narrow that leads to life and few find it. T12B1 will make disciples of Jesus, disciples of Jesus get to know God. In Matthew 5 Jesus openedhismouthtelling them about the kingdom of heaven. The faithful disciples will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. In Matthew 6, Jesus gave instructions on how to get something from God our father. The disciples learnedfromtheteacher for God to forgive, one must forgive according to Jesus. Jesus taught the disciples about the eye. He told them about log and specks. He mentioned hypocrites. In verses 6 and 7 Jesus explains the law and the prophets. Jesus told them about trees and how to recognize them. Have you read his words bewareof falseprophets, they will come to you in sheep clothing. Don’t forget this. Join Joseph at My Father’s House at 4774 Highway 151 Downsville, La 71234. For more information call or text 318-620-9293.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic

GivethankstotheLord for He is good, for His kindness enduresforever. 1Chronicles 16:34

Regular Mass times are 7 p.m. on Saturdays (Spanish dominant) and 9 a.m. Sundays (English dominant.)FirstWednesday each month Mass - 6 p.m.

The church is located at 600 E. Water St. in Farmerville. For more information, please call 368-9239.

Pleasant Grove Baptist - Downsville

Pleasant Grove, where the Rev. Lethon Hay is pastor, is located at 365 Pleasant Grove Rd. in Downsville.

Rocky Branch Baptist Church

Associate Pastor: Stephen Murry

News: Brenda Pace

James 5:8-20 - The New Testament church is a patient church - You also be patient, living our life with patience and not quick to anger. Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned... My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience.

Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job — that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful. Job lost all he had, but never lost faith in the Lord.

God blessed him twofold. Elijah prayed for rain and it rained; he prayed for it to cease, and it ceased -1 Kings 18. Jeremiah preached for 17 years and stood on what he believed. Wearing the armor of God, we should continue serving the Lord, until He returns. It is a caring church, dealing with the unexpected blows of life. It is a praising church! On good days, Praise the Lord; on bad days, Praise the Lord! It is a ministering church. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. So we should pray for the healing of one another and the Lord will heal, according to His will. And it is a praying church. We should pray one for another, which brings about restoration in health, reconciliation with the Lord and God’s people, a refilling of the Holy Spirit, and revival in our lives. “When I was a seeker, I sought both night and day. I asked the Lord to help me, and He showed me the way”.

Church Services: Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Worship 10:45 a.m.; 6 p.m. Wednesday service - 6:30 p.m.

Zion Community Outreach Ministries

Zion Community Outreach Ministries is located at 606 Bernice St. in Farmerville.

Every Friday night there is a Fifth Quarter for all area youth.

And every Thursday at 10 a.m., we have fun for seniors.

Come and join us for activities and fellowship.

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church

Dr. Tommy L. Carr, Pastor

Please join us each day for spiritual uplifting and anointing where you can join other Christians in prayer; Christians should UNITE in times like these!!!

“THE PRAYERS OF THE RIGHTEOUS AVAILETH MUCH” James 5:16

Monday-Saturday at 12:00 Noon

ID # - 425-436-6314

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