Thursday, September 28, 2006

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Autumn is upon us, and what a wonderful time of year! The weather is getting cooler and we are in the midst of our Fall emphases in Christian Formation. If you have not had the opportunity to be involved in our Christian Spiritual Practices study or one of our other groups, drop me a email or give me a call; it’s not too late to be involved.

In addition, we have two very special events coming up in the life of our church for everyone in our church family. First, on Friday evening, October 27th, we will host Southwest Baptist’s Annual Halloween Festival. If you have been a part of this event in the past, you know it is not to be missed. If this is your first Halloween Festival with Southwest Baptist (it is for me!) you will want to come see what all of the excitement is all about. We will have various booths, events, crafts, and games for children and the young at heart, and children from throughout our community will come celebrate the holiday in a safe, Christian environment. Could this be your year to lead something special at the Halloween Festival? Contact the church office with your idea!

Another special event in the life our church this Fall will be our Missions Day, Sunday, October 29th. Rev. Lionel Roberts, pastor of St. Bernard Baptist Mission in New Orleans, LA will be our guest speaker in our morning worship on the October 29th. Immediately following the service, Rev. Roberts will join us for a special missions lunch and our Global Mission Team will share their vision for our mission efforts in the coming year. Our evening activities on October 29th will be canceled as we dedicate the day to missions.

Whether in our backyard, in Louisiana, or around the world, God can use Southwest Baptist Church to make a real difference. Don’t miss the blessings which come with being a part.

Grace and peace,
James