Union Grove/ Steele News

By BRENDA BOBBITT,

Donate your slightly used coats and sweaters

Thanks to all who came out to worship with us during Fall Revival at Sylvester UMC.  Pastor Ava Harvey delivered very powerful messages each night.  Please don’t forget about Fall Revival at Union Grove UMC beginning Sunday, September 22, 2019 thru Thursday, September 26, 2019.  The speaker for Sunday Afternoon Service will be Pastor Hopkins of New Bethel MBC.  Speakers for the week will be Pastor Angelo Riley of Ebenezer MBC, Pastor Shirley Wilder of Lynch Chapel UMC, Pastor Marcus Thompson of Mountain ridge UMC and Pastor Stanley James of Truevine MBC respectively. Nightly Service will begin at 7:00 p.m. each night.

Congratulations to Brother Howard Patrick who was the winner of the car that was raffled off for our N.O.W. Ministry.

If you have any slighty used coats or sweaters that you would like to donate to the 2nd Annual Coat Drive, please contact me at 601-507-9567 or brbcab2000@-yahoo.com.  Sometimes we take for granted the small things that matter.  A nice warm coat during the cooler months is a blessing to someone who doesn’t have one.

Scott County Girl Scouts will be sponsoring Pink Walk 2019 at Gaddis Park on October 12.   Registration for the walk and t-shirt is $15 and t-shirt only is $12.  Deadline is September 21, 2019.  For more information or to register please contact any Scott county Girl Scout Troop Leader.

Also, the Girl Scouts have started a fall fundraiser selling nuts and candies.  Please see one of your local girl scouts to make an order.

A word from Pastor Mann:  Never think that God cannot use you. Never think that you are too small, or just one “little” person, or a nobody. God uses “small” things.

He used one little boy and his little lunch to feed thousands. He uses the ant to teach a lesson to sluggards. He uses even the smallest light to expel darkness. He uses a cup of cold water to quench the thirst. He used a shepherd boy to bring down a giant with a small stone in a small sling shot. He used a widow’s mite to teach the true meaning of unselfish giving. He used a rock to provide water for the millions of Israelites in the desert. He used a stick/rod in the hand of Moses to bring down Pharaoh’s kingdom. He has used a handfull of meal, a bottle of oil, a raven, babes to perfect praise, and many other “small” things to do great things through.

The fact that the Lord has chosen the small time and time again is encouraging because it means that He can use us in spite of how little or weak we may be. He most definitely uses “small” things, so “small” is good.

Enjoy the rest of your day. You are not too small for God to use, on the contrary, you are in the perfect position for Him to use.