Union Grove/ Steele News


Bible Study is back

Bible Study is back on tonight at Union Grove UMC in Steele.  Please come out and study with us.  Just a reminder that we have service at Union Grove every 2nd and 4th Sunday and at Sylvester every 1st and 3rd Sunday. Sunday School at each church every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.  Bible Study will be at Union Grove UMC for the month of November. We have Health and Wellness Class on Mondays and Thursdays at 6.  This month will also be at Union Grove.

I would like to take this time out to invite you and your family to come worship and study with us, especially the youth of our community. Our churches offer a variety of areas that youth can participate in such as choir, usher, praise dance, volunteering and our youth also participate in activities at other churches and go on educational trips. So if you know of any child or family that needs a good, I mean, great church family, please contact me for more information.

This Saturday, November 10th, Sylvester and Union Grove UMC will host its Annual Sweet Potato Drop. Members of our churches will travel to Starkville on Saturday morning and bring back loads of sweet potatoes to be distributed to the Steele and Hillsboro Community.  If you live in these communities, please come to the churches around 2:00 p.m.  A portion will be saved for the sick and shut in of our communities, the rest will be distributed on a first come first serve basis for members of the communities.

New Friendship will host its Church Anniversary on November 11 at 1:00 p.m.  The guest speaker will be Pastor Marcus Cheeks of True Light Baptist Church of Jackson, MS.

Union Grove/Sylvester UMC will host our Pastor Anniversary on November 17 and 18.  Saturday will be the banquet starting at 5:00 p.m. The colors will be orange, gold & white. Guest Pastor for Sunday Service will be Elder Bradley Knight of Pilgrim Rest MB Church of Brandon, MS.  Both celebrations will be held at Sylvester UMC.

Lastly a word from Pastor Mann: The crowd tried to shut these blind men up. They told them to be quiet, but they cried out to Jesus even louder. They knew that Jesus was their only hope. They knew their opportunity to be able to see was passing by. If they would ever be able to see, here was their chance.

They paid no attention to the crowd. They did not allow the others to keep them quiet. They knew the crowd couldn’t help them. They knew that no one who was telling them to be quiet had their answer. There was no one that day that could give them what they needed but Jesus. So, they did whatever it took to get Jesus’  attention.

It is the same with us. Jesus is the only one who can meet our need. Like we have said in past days. Others are only resources, but He is the source. Don’t let anyone stop you from getting to Him. Don’t let pressure stop you. Don’t let fear stop you. Don’t let the boos of people stop you. Don’t let the accusations of the enemy.

Be persistent. Don’t allow anything to shut you up or stop you. The woman with the issue of blood didn’t let anything stop her either, she pressed through the crowd and the weakness of her own body to touch Jesus.

Because they didn’t let anything stop them, they got Jesus’attention. He heard their cries. He stopped and stood still and called for them to come to Him. When we will persist in our cries to Him, when we don’t let anything stop us from getting to Him, He will stop for us too and call us to Himself. He will look at us through eyes of compassion and minister to us at the point of our need.

We may not need to receive our sight. But whatever our need is, we must continue to call out to Him and He will meet it too whatever it is.