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November 29, 2018, 1:00 PM

Dec. 2018


Here we are at Christmas time again! Can you believe another  year has gone by? We are at the time where we focus on our Lord Jesus coming to earth as a tiny baby, a humble birth in a stable surrounded by animals. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7. His first bed was a feeding trough, not a comfortable bed in an inn, because there was no room for them.

Seems like not much has changed since then. People still do not have room for Jesus in their lives. We will be busy with shopping, cooking, Christmas parties, and all kinds of other activities leading up to the celebration of our Savior’s birth. It is very easy to leave out the One whom we are celebrating. Let’s make sure we don’t crowd Jesus out of His own celebration. Let’s celebrate Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords. Let’s proclaim His birth! Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. Luke 2:15.

 

Have a Merry Christmas!

Your Pastor & friend, Bro. Tommy




January 30, 2018, 11:41 AM

February 2018


Well we are off to a great start in 2018. God has blessed Ruddell Hill Baptist Church in ways that are beyond words. I am so excited to be a part of what God is doing with us and through us.

As you know, we as a church voted in our January business meeting, to move forward with a building project for a new sanctuary. This is a God-sized task, and we must continually and fervently seek His guidance in this. We must also be faithful in carrying out His will for our church. God has led us to this point and He will lead us through. I am asking each of you to make it a priority to pray for our church. James 5:16 tells us “the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

Also, we are searching for a part-time Youth Minister for our church. Please pray that God would lead us in this search and help us to find the right person for this ministry.

Our valentine Banquet will be Feb. 10th at 5 PM. Our guest entertainment will be Glen & Leigh Anne Pool. Make sure you sign up by Sunday the 4th. This is going to be a great night of fun and fellowship, and you don’t want to miss it.

Loving serving together with you,

Your Pastor & friend, Bro. Tommy

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October 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

October 2017


I am so excited about the month of October. We have several opportunities for our church family to come together in service of our Lord.

  • ACTS 1:8 One Day Mission Trip on the 7th. We have several signed up to go to the North Little Rock and surrounding areas to minister in Block Party, home repair and maintenance, evangelism, & Nursing Home ministry. I am so excited for everyone who is going. We need your prayers for us and all from around the state that God will use us in a mighty way
  • REVIVAL Services the 15th -18th. I hope and pray you are making plans to be at each and every service. Sunday 9:30 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL HIGH ATTENDANCE and services at 10:30 AM & 6 PM, Monday-Wednesday 6:30 PM. Tracy Archibald, from the state convention, will be our speaker and our worship will be led by Glen Pool from Cabot. We will have COTTAGE PRAYER MEETINGS on the 10th & 12th at 6:30 PM. We need at least 2 more homes to host a meeting. Let me know if you will open your home for one. After our business meeting on the 11th, we will devote the remaining time to prayer for revival.
  • ORDINATION SERVICE for David Coker, Larry Craig, and Shawn Craig to the deacon ministry on the 22nd at 3:00 PM. Pray for these men as they start this new chapter in their Christian service.
  • We are planning a church-wide HAYRIDE on Sunday evening the 29th. This will be a fun time and great fellowship for all.

You see why I am excited? I hope you are excited too, because God is up to something at Ruddell Hill Baptist Church. You don’t want to miss out!
 

Loving serving together with you,

Your Pastor & friend, Bro. Tommy




June 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

June 2017


I want to say thank you for all the donations for the people affected by the flood in Pocahontas. We collected $347.90 as well as food items and cleaning supplies. The money will be used to help people be able to return to their homes. Bro. Eric Moffett, pastor of FBC Pocahontas, wants you all to know how grateful they are for your act of love.

 

School is out and we are getting geared up for summer. There are 3 associational camps: Day Camp for grades 1-3 is June 5-8, Children’s Camp for grades 4-6 is June 19-22, and Youth Camp is July 10-14. Information is available for each of these camps.

 

Vacation Bible School is right around the corner, July 10-13. Plans are being made, prayers are being offered up, and I am excited about VBS as always, it is a highlight of our church each year. We still need volunteers in several areas. We will have a VBS kickoff on July 8, 11AM-1PM, with water slides, games, food, and lots of fun. Please be in prayer for VBS. Pray for our director, Lori Craig, all of our teachers and workers, and especially the children.

 

Next Sunday evening, June 4th, we kick off our “Super Summer Sunday Nights” with Family Game Night and Finger Foods. Bring your favorite games and snacks and join us for a time of good fellowship.  

 

Loving serving together with you,

Your Pastor & friend, Bro. Tommy




May 3, 2017, 12:00 AM

May 2017


Thank you to all who helped with the Easter Egg Drop. It was great to join other churches in our area for ministry. Each of you helped to make it successful. We may never know the impact that was made on the lives of everyone who came. Thank you for sharing Jesus through your love and time.

 

School is almost out, and with that comes graduations. We want to congratulate our graduates: Gloria Chavez, Southside High School; Hailey Hastings, Lyon College; Hannah Medley, Williams Baptist College; and Bethany Medley, UACCB. We will be recognizing them in our morning service on the 7th, and honoring them with a reception following our evening service. We are very proud of these girls and pray that God will continue to bless them in their futures.

 

I hope you are making plans to attend our Evangelism Training, May 6 & 7. Darrell Ray from the ABSC will be here to lead us in this training. If you plan to eat with us on Saturday evening, please sign up on the sheet on the kitchen counter. Saturday will start at 5 PM and Sunday will be during Sunday School and our morning worship time.

 

We are having another “Fish Fry!” Our resident fisherman, Lavon Pease, has caught a mess of fish and wants to share with us on Saturday, May 20th at 4 PM. Join us for this great time of fellowship, you’ll be glad you did.

 

Don’t forget Mother’s Day on May 14th.

 

Loving serving together with you,

Your Pastor & friend, Bro. Tommy


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