Read this featured note by Pastor Ricky Plummer
There is no doubt, SUMMER is here! I am not sure I ever remember it being this dry and this hot during May. Sincerely though we should be praying because it is dangerously hot and dry. We should pray for the farmers because they will soon be suffering if we do not get some rain soon. We should also pray for those who do not have proper cooling because it is a dangerous time for them right now as well. I cannot help but to think about the Scriptures when they speak of the end times. We read in Matthew 24:6-9 “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.” I am sure others have thought the same during their own times, but I believe the conditions are right for Christ’s return. But here the Scriptures do remind us that as followers we are not to be troubled by these things. Our purpose remains the same to give God glory and point others to Him.
In 2017 our church voted to hire a Preschool/Children’s Assistant. We had just not moved on that decision up to this point. I want to share with the church that the personnel committee has hired Blair Ervin to fill this position. She will be assisting April in the Children and Preschool ministries of our church. We are blessed to be growing in these areas. The Lord has been good to us in bringing young families to Bethel. They are our future generations and we should pour into them. Blair is married to Anthony and they have a son Cooper. They have been members for several years of Bethel and have been working with these ministries already as volunteers. As she her welcome her as one of your new staff. May God bless and I will see you Sunday!