Church News

Antioch Baptist Church

3501 Hwy 828
Farmerville, LA

Sunday School – 9:30 am
Sunday Worship – 10:30 am
Wednesday – 6:30 pm

Bethel Temple Pentecostal Church

2144 Hwy 33 North
Marion, LA

Sunday School – 11 am
Sunday Worship – Noon

Canaan Baptist Church

502 Canaan Church Rd.
Spearsville, LA

Sunday School – 10 am
Sunday Worship – 11 am

Bro. Brian Williams

Conway Baptist Church Homecoming

4323 HWY 549

North of Farmerville

Sunday, September 24, 2023

10 AM: Smith Family in Concert

11 AM: Memorial and Worship Service

Rev. Terry Mims, Guest Speaker

Lunch will follow in the Family Life Center.

Bro. Will Englerth, Pastor, invites friends and families

of present and former members to attend.

Dean Baptist Church

2309 Hwy 827
Marion, LA

Sunday School – 9:45 am
Sunday Worship – 11 am
Wednesday – 6:30 pm

Vacation Bible School is in full swing this week. Supper is served at 5:30-6 pm. Vacation Bible School 6-8:30 pm. Vacation Bible School program will be Sunday July 28th at 11am. Immediately after church we will have lunch then an afternoon of fun with water slides. A household shower for Remington Cook will be August 18th 2pm at Dean Baptist Church. Registered at Walmart and Amazon. Times for Worship: Sunday School 9:45, Worship 11:00 and Wednesday night 6:30. Choir practice 5:45 pm Wednesday. There is a place for everyone. 

Evergreen Baptist Church

1380 Par Rd. 4410
Bernice, LA

Farmerville Methodist Church

301 Anthony Street
Farmerville, LA

Sunday School – 10 am
Sunday Worship – 11 am

Rev. Hank Hamilton

In light of recent events, this Bible verse jumped out as a strong reminder to us to seek God, to love & obey Him AND to love one another as He commanded. 2 Chronicles 7:14 “…if my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” God makes a clear promise here.  This is not just a hope; it’s a sure thing for those who follow God’s call. If ever a nation needed God’s healing touch, it is America. And to begin the healing process we must turn back to God – we must find and put into action; compassion, understanding/forbearance, humility, service and forgiveness. Ephesians 3:20 “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” For God to bless us abundantly – to heal our nation, we must reconnect to the power of love, forgiveness, selflessness and service to others that is the power of Jesus within us. As a nation we must return to living lives that give rather than take – to lives that heal rather than destroy – to lives of love; not hate. THEN we will be “Giving” God the Glory he so deserves from us… and he will heal our land. Ephesians 4:32 “Put on then, as God‘s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” “Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tries, and a touch that never hurts.” Charles Dickens

First Baptist Church Farmerville

400 N. Main St.
Farmerville, LA

Sunday School – 9:45 am
Sunday Worship -11 am and 6 pm
Wednesday – 6 pm

Pastor Kurt Auger

As Christians, we like the subject of Heaven. It is the place where God abides, where everything is perfect, holy, and reflects the glory of God. Angels reside there, worshipping God around His throne. Heaven is where the redeemed will live eternally in the presence of God. There is a place far different. It is called Hell. Hell is void of God’s presence, a place of eternal punishment, of fire and brimstone, where worms eat the flesh. It is a place of misery without death. Today, we study the taking of the city of Jericho by God’s chosen people (Joshua 6:15-24). This story is difficult, an historical account of the wrath of God against a sinful people. It is the picture of holiness vs sinfulness, of righteousness vs opposition to God. It is the reality of the holiness of God. Many people don’t want to talk about God from this perspective. They love to dwell on the love of God, making Him into a God who overlooks sin, accepting of all people, a God who only wants us to be happy, prosperous and content in this life. The truth, however, is that the holiness and justice of God demands the destruction of sin and evil. Not everyone goes to Heaven. Israel understood that day that everyone is accountable to God. When a church or a pastor erroneously replaces compassion and acceptance for the hard truths found in God’s Holy Word, they are opening sinners up to unknowingly facing the wrath of God one day. God’s churches are to call people to repentance from their sin because that is their only hope. Only the grace of God will save a person from eternal destruction. The people outside the wall of Jericho (the Israelites) deserved the same destruction that came upon the inhabitants of Jericho. The only difference was the redeeming Hand of God extended in grace. That same Hand of grace is extended to repentant sinners today. Don’t let a false security, the lie of an all-accepting God, lead to your eternal demise. The Way of salvation, the only Way, is through accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior. He paid the penalty for your sin. Cry out to Jesus!

First Baptist Church Marion

3097 Taylor St.
Marion, LA

Sunday School – 9:30 am
Sunday Worship – 10:30 am and 11:30 am
Sunday Night – 6 pm
Wednesday – 7 pm

Pastor Bubba Hoggatt

Jerry Mac led the special music, “I Believe in a Hill called Mt Calvary”. It reminded us of the reason for our faith. Bro. Bubba’s message asked us to examine our lives to see if it confirms our faith or maybe points out our lack of faith. Check the box if we lean more toward worldly things or if our activities show our faith in God. 1) If our job required five hours of training each week would we be there? Do we give five hours a week to Godly training? Our job requires that we be on time and perform adequately. Are we on time for church and prepared to worship and study. 3) we take our kids to school on time. We get them to practice if they are on some kind of team. We expect their teacher or coach to be there and to teach them. Do we make church attendance just as important? 4). Are we committed to our local church? Do others see our commitment? 5) We demand our children study their math, etc. Do we demand they study God’s Word? Do they see us doing the same? 6) What are we putting out there for the world to see on Facebook or in our conversations. Our light is going to shine, but for what? 7) Does our boss hurt our feelings occasionally?  Why don’t we quit or just not go back?  If someone hurts our feelings at church, what do we do? 8) Do we spend more time on our phones, reading newspapers or novels than we do in the faithbook (Bible)? Philippians 4:8 tells us things with which we should fill our minds. Often we spend more time planning for our retirement here than we do preparing for Heaven.

Haile Church of Christ

270 Mina Parker Rd.
Marion, LA

Sunday Worship – 9:30 am and 10:45 am
Weds. – 6:30 pm

Hopewell Baptist Church

1578 Lem Rd. Spearsville

Wednesday night bible study – 6:30pm

Candace led the children’s church She shared with them about Giving your worries to Jesus. Avery blesses us with a special “One day at a time” and then Lorelai and Sara Kate blesses us with “Sunday Sermon”. We are blessed with some awesome singers in our church. Bro. Dewayne Ramsey brought a great message on Matthew 16: 13 and Acts 16:6 “Renewing our Vision” Do you have a vision for the church? What will it look like? Think about how vehicles from 1971 to 2010 have changed, That is the same with the church now a days. The local church is the center of God’s evangelistic measure. You are called to do what GOD wants you to do, Each of us has our own Calling from GOD. What is praise and worship? When we come together and praise the LORD, Make a joyful noise unto the Lord (Psalm 98:4. GODs way of doing business. We need to make Gods house move in the right direction. Hub of the family. Family time is important, make time to be with your family without the distraction of the cellphones. The closest thing to God’s heart related to the church as his Bride. He loves the church unconditionally. The church is the meeting place where we can all come together and worship The Lord together. Christ died and gave himself for the churches. In the end the local church will all that remain. So get prepared and have a vison for the CHURCH! Gear up and be able to adjust with the change. Challenge of the week, Get in God’s word daily!! Find your prayer closet and give it all to GOD! Let GOD guide you in your daily life! We need to all find our way back to GOD, The world needs more Christians that are ready to wear the Armor of GOD and go out and win souls for the LORD!! So think about that!! Look at how much JESUS can offer you in your life. The first verse on the Romans Road to salvation is Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” We have all sinned. We have all done things that are displeasing to God. There is no one who is innocent. Romans 3:10-18 gives a detailed picture of what sin looks like in our lives. The second Scripture on the Romans Road to salvation, Romans 6:23a, teaches us about the consequences of sin: “For the wages of sin is death.” The punishment that we have earned for our sins is death. Not just physical death, but eternal death! The third verse on the Romans Road to salvation picks up in the middle of Romans 6:23b: “But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 5:8 declares, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus Christ died for us! Jesus’ death paid for the price of our sins. Jesus’ resurrection proves that God accepted Jesus’ death as the payment for our sins. The fourth stop on the Romans Road to salvation is Romans 10:9, “That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf, all we have to do is believe in Him, trusting His death as the payment for our sins – and we will be saved! Romans 10:13 says it again, “for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins and rescue us from eternal death. Salvation, the forgiveness of sins, is available to anyone who will trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The final aspect of the Romans Road to salvation is the results of salvation. Romans 5:1 has this wonderful message: “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Through Jesus Christ we can have a relationship of peace with God. Romans 8:1 says, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf, we will never be condemned for our sins. Finally, we have this precious promise of God from Romans 8:38-39: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Would you like to follow the Romans Road to salvation? If so, here is a simple prayer you can pray to God. Saying this prayer is a way to declare to God that you are relying on Jesus Christ for your salvation. The words themselves will not save you. Only faith in Jesus Christ can provide salvation! “God, I know that I have sinned against you and am deserving of punishment. But Jesus Christ took the punishment that I deserve so that through faith in Him I could be forgiven. With your help, I place my trust in You for salvation. Thank You for Your wonderful grace and forgiveness – the gift of eternal life! Amen!” Have you made a decision for Christ because of what you have learned through the Romans Road to salvation? If so, please click on the “I have accepted Christ today” button below.

Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church

10078 Hwy 15
Farmerville, LA

Sunday School – 10 am
Sunday Worship – 11 am and 6 pm
Wednesday – 6 pm

LMBC has had several serious issues which has divided our church and caused our pastor, Bro. Dan Hall, to resign, and several members to leave.  Please keep LMBC in your prayers so we can overcome the devil’s attack on our church, and become whole again. Our guest speaker today was Raegen Colvin. LMBC was so blessed to have him come speak for us especially with such short notice.  Also, Bro. Clovis Sturdivant will be our temporary pastor until we can find a new pastor. July 21, 2024,Sunday School, Revelation Chapter 17 and 20. Worship, Mark, Chapter 4:35 (storms in our lives), Matthew Chapter 14. As long as Peter kept his eyes on Jesus he could walk on water with Him but as soon as he took his eyes off Jesus he couldn’t. I can do ALL things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. Sunday night, Romans Chapter 8:28. Afterwards we gave testimonies, spoke of things in our hearts, and had group prayer. Have you ever been wrong about something but had trouble admitting it once you realized that you were wrong?  It can feel like a great burden on your shoulders, sitting like the giant elephant in the room, but our pride sometimes stalls us from admitting that we were incorrect. I have had relationships suffer simply because two people got into a meaningless argument but are too proud to apologize to one another.  Everybody makes mistakes. Learning to forgive and ask for forgiveness are actions that all Christians should be familiar with. We are born sinners and must go to GOD in order to be forgiven. Luckily, if we knock, the door will open for us, seek and we will find. (Matthew 7:7)  If we ask we are forgiven, or our pride will force us to share the priests’ and Pilates’ fate. We must ask our gracious God, to forgive us of our sins. To lead us from evil and help us to forgive everyone who has wronged us. We are constantly tempted by sin and only God can deliver us from our sins. He is the one true God! God is our portion, our ultimate source of peace and happiness. He is always with us, He is our safety net, and He guides us through each struggle or hardship. We live in an imperfect world, but we have hope because He is always with us. We are so blessed because we can face anything with Him by our side. We can depend on Him for peace and happiness all the days of our lives. His love will never fail; We are blessed! “My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.”  Psalms 73:26 We pray that Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church will quickly overcome this division and the loss that we all feel with the resignation of our much loved Pastor Dan Hall. Come join us. You will be welcomed and loved because no matter what hardships we face at the moment, they are temporary because God is with us.

Liberty Missionary Baptist Church

Spearsville, LA

Sunday School – 10 am
Sunday Worship 11 am and 6 pm
Wednesday – 6 pm

Bill Styron, Pastor

Litroe Church of God in Christ

357 Riley Trestle Rd Marion LA 71260

Please join us for our 100th year Anniversary Revival and Celebration! September 13th – 15th at 7pm and Sunday September 17th at 11am.

My Father’s House

4774 Hwy. 151
Downsville, LA

Take heed for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Our words may not be understood by the multitude but God has promised to do certain things for those who love Him and keep His commandments. Jesus said, “if you do not forgive, my Father in Heaven will not forgive.” Unforgiveness is a cancer that will destroy. Please understand that the way is narrow that leads to life and few find it.

Mt. Patrick Baptist Church

1232 Patrick Church Rd.
Bernice, LA

We are having Sanctuary Quartet, Southern Gospel Quartet on Saturday July 20th at 6pm. Come join us and hear a great gospel group.

New Hopewell Baptist Church

113 Plum St.
Bernice, LA

Rev. Greg Williams

Sunday School – 9:45 am
Sunday Worship – 11:15 am
Wednesday – 6:15 pm

Bible Study Teleconference #: 605-562-8401 (Access Code 6708350)

Christ Association/Union Food Pantry the last Thursday of each month 1-5 pm. Please bring a state-issued license or ID and a bill proving you live in Union Parish.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

600 E. Water St.
Farmerville, LA

Saturday Mass (Spanish) – 7 pm
Sunday Mass (English) – 9 am
1st Wednesday Mass – 6 pm

Redeemed Church of Marion

3062 Taylor Street
Marion, LA
(318) 201-5306

Sunday Worship – 10 am

Pastors Richard and Mickie Hinkle

Pastor Richard Hinkle would like to invite you to Redeemed Center of Marion. We are located at the former Marion High School Gymnasium on 3062 Taylor Street in Marion. We meet each Sunday at 10:30 for praise and worship, as well as an uplifting Word that will inspire and encourage you to rediscover your purpose in life.. We are presently a small group with a big heart for hurting people who are battling some of the same things that we are. We’re a Spirit filled and Spirit led group of believers who have experienced the grace of God. Redeemed Center of Marion is not your typical church. Our ministry is designed to re-purpose broken lives. There are men and women who have struggled in their lives with addictions of all kinds (drugs, alcohol, etc…) who may not be accepted in the typical or traditional church setting. In fact, they may still be battling some of these issues. They may have had a past of incarceration, rehab, broken relationships, or just a bad reputation from being raised in a negative culture. They may not look the part of a clean cut polished Christian. Redeemed Center welcomes these individuals to come and worship with us and learn how to rediscover God’s love and purpose for your lives. You will not be judged, but you will be accepted, valued, and discipled. Pastor Richard

Rocky Branch Baptist Church

Sunday School – 9:45 am
Sunday Worship -10:45 am and 6 pm
Wednesday – 6:30 pm

Associate Pastor Stephen Murry

First Corinthians 6:9-11 – Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? When we give our heart to Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit comes in teaching us all things. HE converts, confirms, and stays with us all our lives. Through the Holy Spirit we are sanctified, showing us how we are to live the Christian life as faithful followers of Christ. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. The only way we can grow is because of the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit. HE causes us to be sensitive to sin, not tolerating it. Today, even movies at the theater and television are more tolerated even by Christians, ignoring the Holy Spirits leading. Acts 15 – purifying their hearts by faith. 1 John 1:7 – But if we walk in the light as HE is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin in our life, that we will turn from it. Maturity in our faith comes by a daily anointing of the Holy Spirit through prayer and reading the Bible, God’s Holy Word. Let us, as Christians, allow the Holy Spirit , to grow us to be who HE calls us to be. As we daily yield to the Holy Spirit, we will become a little more like Jesus and less like ‘me’.

Woodlawn Baptist Church

646 Hicks Frazier Rd.
Farmerville, LA

Sunday School – 9 am
Sunday Worship – 10 am
Wednesday Bible Study – 6 pm

Rev. Adrian Nelson

Zion Hill Baptist Church

899 Cypress Creek
Farmerville, LA

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church

1409 Zion Hill Church Road

Dr. Tommy L. Carr, Pastor

Please join us each day for spiritual uplifting and anointing where you can join other Christians in prayer; Christians should Unite in times like these!!! “The prayers of the righteous availeth much.” – James 5:16.