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Calvary Baptist Student Ministries in Full Swing at Local Church

by Billy Patterson, Calvary Reporter Local kids from 3 years old through high school age are beginning another exciting year at Calvary Baptist Church as the student ministry programs get underway. “CBSM has one goal and one mission: to make disciples,” stated Calvary’s Youth Minister Devin DiGuilio. The energetic youth minister sees today’s students as those who will not only impact the church today, but also in tomorrow’s Christian body as they learn more about the gospel. ‘Worship, Serve and Grow’ is the roadmap students will follow through the coming school year. Each CBSM ministry will have their own curriculum and will differ in some small ways, mostly in accommodating the teaching methods for the different age groups. The CBSM Playbook that was developed by the youth minister and others sets clear goals, identifies key teaching points and the vision for the future. The core values being sought through the program are clearly defined as well. First and foremost is to teach youth that God deserves our very best, in whatever we do. Students will worship, serve and grow together with excellence, always acknowledging that God’s Grace is sufficient. Other values which will be focused on are engagement with others, equipping students with sound doctrine, encouragement and building-up of students, engaging with other students outside of Calvary, and ensuring that the program’s core values were followed throughout this first...

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Public Prayers Planned on Courthouse Square for Patriots Day

CRY OUT IN UNIFIED PUBLIC PRAYER   September 11, 2017 (Patriots Day) from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. we are asking the citizens of Freestone County to come to the Courthouse lawn to join in prayer for our nation. This prayer time will consist of three important areas designated by the National Day of Prayer Organization. 1. Unity in America that will lead to a Christ awakening in America 2. Security inside our nation and for all Americans across the world 3. Protection for all First Responders and Military Personnel The Bible tells us to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer”. Come join us on September 11, 2017, stay as long or as short as you want. Pray in a group or by yourself…just join the Prayer...

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Cornerstone BBQ Winners Named

Cornerstone Community Church of Fairfield held its annual BBQ Cook-off as part of Fairfield Market Days in August. Winners at this year’s event are: –Best Over-All: Smokin Hot –Ribs: First – Brotherly Love, Second – Smokin Hot, & Third – Monster BBQ –Chicken: First – Lewis BBQ, Second – Twisted Sisters, & Third – Smokin Hot –Brisket: First – 3MB, Second – Twisted Sisters, & Third – Smokin Hot The church would like to thank River of Life for donating drinks and Paul Kennedy of Depot X for donating chicken for this event. (Photo Submitted)...

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September Events Planned for Retired Teachers Association

Freestone County Retired Teachers Association has two events coming up in September. Event one will be held September 12, 2017. District Texas Retired Teachers is meeting in Waco at the service center. We would like to invite everyone to come see, hear, and learn what is going on in Texas for retired teachers. Vicki Truitt one of our TRTA lobbyists will speak on the legislative issues. LeRoy Dehaven, TRTA 2nd vice-President, and Ray Spivey from TRS will be our keynote speakers. Lunch will cost you $7.00 and you will pay our treasurer, Mary Lee that morning and she will write one check from our group. We will have to give the district a count of those attending by September 11 at noon and you will be responsible for the $7.00 if you can’t attend. Email Freestone County President, Donna Senter ( if you want to attend and if you want to carpool to Waco. I hope you will come help us fill a Freestone table full of members. Event two will be held Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Freestone County Retired Teachers has a local meeting. The meeting will be held at the Navarro College Fairfield Campus building, the corner of Hwy 84 and Post Oak Street. It will start at 10:30. The program will be presented by AMBA which is all about Texas Retired Teachers Benefits. There will be...

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