Union Grove/ Steele News

By BRENDA BOBBITT,

Bedford Care residents enjoy visit from churches

Union Grove/Sylvester will have bible class tonight at Sylvester UMC. 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 Sylvester UMC for the month of December.  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.

The members of Bedford Care Nursing Home truly enjoyed the fellowship brought by Union Grove and Sylvester UMC.  We prayed, sang Christmas Songs and visited with the residents.  The residents were happy to see us. Please remember those who are confined to nursing homes and other care away from their families, during the holiday season.

The date of our Christmas Program has been changed, we will also host our Annual Christmas Program on Sunday, December 15, 2018 during worship service.  There will be a play titled “The King’s Birthday.” You all are welcome to attend. Sylvester will host 5th Sunday Worship Service on December 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Sherman Hill UMC will host a Christmas Benefit Concert on December 15. Lodena Holifield’s 2018 Christmas Gala hosted by Sis. Diane Robinson at Rasch One on One on Hwy. 501 will be  on Saturday, December 8 at 4 p.m.  Attire is formal and the cost is $25 per ticket. To purchase a ticket or for more information, please call 601-469-2160.

A word from Pastor Mann:  Sometimes the only course of action you can take is to just stand. When you have said all that can be said, when you have done all that you can do, when you have prayed all you know to pray, when you have fasted, when you have bound and loosened every thing that you are aware of, then you have reached the place where you have to “just stand.”

At that point all you can do is just stand — stand on God’s faithfulness, stand on His promises. When we know He has truly spoken to us, but we don’t see any evidence or hope of the fulfillment of His word, we have to just stand. God is faithful. He is not a man that He should lie. He remains faithful even when we aren’t. His word will not pass away. It will not return to Him empty. It will accomplish what He sends it to do.

Have you reached that place? There seems to be nothing else you can do? Then just stand. Stand in faith on God’s promises. Rest in Him. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.

Have an awesome day. When you have done all you can do, then just stand.