While the “Sidelines” took a break the past couple of weeks, there was still much going on at Southtown. Sunday, June 2nd, the children’s ministries were recognized and tributes paid to those working in AWANA Clubs, children’s choir, Sunday School classes, Extended Teaching Care (ETC), and the upcoming Vacation Bible School. We are fortunate to have individuals who care about children and willingly give of their time and energy to minister to them.
Then, this past Sunday, we celebrated the achievements of our high school graduates. Remember them, along with the college graduates, as they enter a new chapter in their lives this year. Tim Beyer brought a message on “Our Incomparable God” from Isaiah 40, which can be summed up in this quote by A.W. Tozer: “The heaviest obligation lying upon the Christian Church today is to purify and elevate her concept of God…” To see God in all His greatness yet realize how close He is to us and how He cares about us.
All Southtowners are invited to a special service on Sunday, June 23rd, at 2 pm, to ordain Anthony Cardozo to the gospel ministry. Anthony and his wife, Ana, minister to La Comunidad Bautista, the Hispanic church that meets in our facility on Sunday mornings.
Included in this service will be a testimony by Anthony, a charge to him by Stan McFall, and a charge to the church by Leo Endel. A reception will follow.
Wednesday, June 19th, is the next regularly scheduled business meeting. Since it is a summer meeting, there will not be a supper, but dessert will be served. The annual budget will be presented. Please note that the meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 pm, in order for the Deacon Ordination Council to meet at 7:00.