Welcome to this church. We hope that what you find on these pages will entice you to visit us and get to know us up close and personally. We have a heart for Jesus the Christ, for one another, and for the community in which God has placed us. We have found strength, peace, love and hope in Jesus and we want to share this with you, so that you can enter into a dynamic relationship with Jesus. If you already know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, we want help you grow closer to him in fellowship and service. We are a church where everyone is welcome to worship, grow and minister.
WE ARE NOW WORSHIPPING IN-PERSON.
PROCEDURES FOR JOINING US FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP CAN BE FOUND ON THE "WHAT'S HAPPENING" PAGE.
SERMON FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 9, 2021
Happy Mother’s Day! The sermon is entitled, “Abigail – A Peacemaker.” Abigail was a great woman of God. When she was put into a difficult position she used her wisdom and generosity to bring about peace in what could have been a very deadly situation. We will remind ourselves about the need to be peacemakers and some ways we can accomplish this.
MESSAGE FROM PASTOR GARY
Often when I meet with my colleague, mentor and friend and I ask him, “How are you doing?” he will respond with something like this. “You have to be doing great on a beautiful day like today. You know you can’t control the weather but you can control your attitude.” He will say this, no matter what the weather is. Sometimes he would explain what he said was his interpretation of the verse from Psalm 118:24, “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Although we don’t have to say what he says, the attitude of thanksgiving and joy for each day is the attitude that we should share and have in hearts and in our actions. Every day is a day that God makes and every day is a gift from God to us. We are not guaranteed the next day. We are not guaranteed that the next day will be a good day or a bad day. We are guaranteed that if God gives us the breath for the next day he will be with us not matter what the day brings.
When the day is stormy (rain, lightning, thunder) in the weather, in our emotions, our bodies and our spirit, we know that God is with us and will help shield us and strengthen us with his protective umbrella of love. Let us rejoice and be glad in that day.
When the day is bright sunshine weatherize, emotionally, physically and spiritually we know that God is with us then too guiding and directing our path. Let us rejoice and be glad in that day.
One of the ways we can and should rejoice in each day is to live the day the way God wants us to live. We need to do all things that will be pleasing to him, that will honor him and will let others know that we are his people.
Let us begin today to rejoice in the day that he has made.
WORSHIP CELEBRATIONS ON MAY 16, 2021 – This coming Sunday we will focus our attention on one of the promises of Jesus’ ascension. This promise is that he will return. Jesus promised this. The angels proclaimed it. Paul described it. The sermon title will be “The Promise of the Second Coming.”
We continue to make every effort to upload the sermon around noon on Sunday, on our YouTube channel and our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/colonialparkcommunitybaptistchurch
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ADULT SMALL GROUP STUDIES READINGS –
May 18, Tuesday, 10:00 AM – Ecclesiastes 4-5
May 19, Wonderful Wednesday, 6:30 PM – Ecclesiastes 3-4
BABY BOTTLES OF BLESSING – It is time for our annual fundraiser for Morning Star Pregnancy center. There is a big baby bottle for donations in the lobby. There are also small baby bottles in the lobby to take home, fill up and return. There are also some envelopes that you can pick up and take home and either return to the church or mail directly if you so choose. If you are still not attending worship, you can drop off a donation, clearly designated for Morning Star and it will be included with the other donations. The campaign runs from Mother’s Day until Father’s Day on June 20. Thank you for your support of this vital ministry.
GIANT GIFT CARDS – We have not reminded you in a while that Giant Gift cards, which can be used in the grocery store and at the gas pump are still available for purchase through our American Baptist Women’s Ministry. When you purchase these gift cards, ABWM receives 5% of the purchase which they use totally to support their missions and missionaries. If you would like to purchase any gift cards please see, or call Anna.
TITHES AND OFFERINGS – We want to thank all of you for your continued faithfulness to the ministry of Christ through sending in your tithes and offerings. For those attending our in-person worship celebrations you will be able to place tithes and offerings in an offering plate in the front of the sanctuary on Sundays. For those not ready to attend yet, you can continue to mail them, or drop them off in the church mailbox.
FOOD DONATIONS – We encourage you to continue to donate food for the local food pantry. If you would like to donate food, please bring your food to the church and they will be taken down to Calvary UMC. The third Sunday of the month will still be Food Bank Sunday.
God Bless each of you. Remain Calm, Remain Safe, Remain Praying
How To Become a Follower of Jesus
"If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10.9
Becoming a follower of Jesus Christ requires repenting of your sins, and believing that Jesus died on the cross and rose again to forgive you of those sins and entering into a relationship with Him.
If you are ready to become a follower of Jesus Christ pray this prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose again from the dead. I turn my life over to You. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. Amen.
For more information about your new life in Jesus Christ, contact us at the church.
Ways to Accept Christ