Sunday Reflections: Church Conference Season and other things
We had a great day of worship at the Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.
Our Senior Pastor, Dr. Karry D. Wesley, was away from the pulpit today. So at our 7:30 a.m. service Rev. Branden Walker, one of our Associate Ministers, preached on “The Powerful Prayer of a Sincere Servant” from Nehemiah 1. And then at our 10:00 a.m. service Pastor Robert Purvey, our Assoc. Pastor of Youth and Young Adults, preached on “The Power of a Believing Parent” from Mark 9:23-24. They both did a solid job of laboring in the Word this morning.
We were also blessed to have our children and youth lead us in worship during the 10 a.m. service. They did an exceptional job.
I’m excited about the next two months. We are gearing up to celebrate our 26th church anniversary. In August, we have a Greek Step Show, Antioch’s Got Talent, and Church Picnic planned. There is going to be plenty of fun, laughter, and fellowship as we get together as a church family.
I am especially looking forward to September because that is our conference month. We kick things off with our Impact Student Conference on September 1.
The next Saturday (September 8th) will be our HALFTIME Men’s Conference. We have a great lineup of speakers again this year; Pastor Bryan Carter, Pastor Stephen Brown, and Pastor Maurice Pugh, just to name a few. Our main speaker will be Coach Carter (yes, THE Coach Carter, who was played by Samuel Jackson in “Coach Carter” the movie).
And then the following Saturday (September 15th) we will host our Sisters Summit. They too have a slate of great speakers who will be teaching the Word of God. Our Senior Pastor’s wife, Cheryl Wesley, will be the main speaker. She loves Jesus and is an great speaker. I am confident that women will be blessed by her teaching of the Scriptures.
With the exception of our Impact Student Conference (cost: Free), all of our conferences are just $10 (includes lunch). If you are not a member of Antioch but would like more information and/or to register, please contact Billie Wiseman-Burden at (972) 228-2420.
I have enjoyed watching the Olympics so far. I love watching top athletes from around the world compete. I am personally looking forward to the Track and Field events. Both the wife and I are curious to see how the US fares against Jamaica. It will be interesting to say the least.
I am prayerfully getting myself back into a writing mindframe. I have another book to write! Did I tell you that writing is WORK? I did? Okay. 🙂 I will be doing some studying to that end this week. Please pray for me in this regard. Thanks.
I will also be sharing the Word with our EDGE Young Adult Ministry this Friday, August 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Antioch Church.
Yesterday, my wife and I attended the funeral of a 27 year old young lady that we knew from our days in Waco, TX. Tragically, she took her own life. My heart sunk when I received the news and grieved as we sat in a funeral home, hearing the cries of her mother, sister, and two children as they mourned the loss of their daughter/mother and struggled to accept the reality of her death. Yet I am comforted to know that she had a relationship with Jesus. I pray that is or becomes true of all who were in attendance.
To end on a lighter note, we are about to turn off “Dora, the Explorer”(most parents of toddlers know about this Nick Jr. cartoon) and head to a water playground. I pray you had a wonderful weekend and that you have a productive and fruitful week!