The Bower Witness




Loving God                             Loving Others                     Serving the World




Jim’s Journal
Welcome to the first edition of our newsletter! I want to thank Travis and Wendy for their work on it. We believe that it will help to keep our church family informed about what the Lord is doing at Bower. In addition to our bulletin, video slides before our worship services, announcements and our website, we now have another way to get information to you.
There are a lot of events going on this month so be sure to check our calendar and the events listed. In just a few weeks we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. In thinking of it, I am reminded of all that we have to be thankful for as a church family. We are thankful for how the Lord is moving in our church family. We are thankful for the growth we have experienced this past year. We are thankful for the 10 new members that we have gained in this new church year! Isn't our God good! I look forward to seeing you around this week and in church Sunday!
To God be the Glory,
 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Mathew 28:19-20
Bake Sale with a Mission
November 13, 2009
Do you enjoy spending time with family and friends? Would you like to give to a mission that lets others know about Christ? If you answered yes to either one of these questions, the Bower Bake Sale is for you. At the Bower Bake Sale you will find the best cakes, pies, and candies in the county. For every dollar you spend on your favorite treat, a dollar will be given to go toward sending Bower’s youth on a mission trip, to help others and tell them about Christ.
Youth & Children Events
Friday - November 6th - 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The Youth group - Youth 4 Him - will host the seniors for a night of food, fun, & lots of games! 
Saturday - November 14 - 10:00 a.m. to Noon
An exciting new women's outreach ministry for "GIRLS" of all ages!   Worship, Music, Fellowship, Door Prizes & Food!!!!!! Invite all your "girlfriends" especially those who need some time with just the girls!!!!!!! Please sign up at the church so we'll know how many to prepare activities for and how much food to prepare.
Children's Fellowship at Church
Saturday, November 21 - 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Food, Fun, & Fellowship.
Mother / Daughter / Friends Day Out
Saturday, November 28 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
YOUTH Girls, their mothers and friends will be going to the Shoppes at East Chase in Montgomery, Alabama. FUN! FUN! FUN! 
Special Needs VBS
On Saturday, October 24th, the Bower Youth Group, YOUTH 4 HIM, were given the opportunity to go and help with the Special Needs Vacation Bible School in Greenville, AL at Greenville First Baptist. This Vacation Bible School is designed for children, youth, and adults of all ages who have Special Needs such as autism, down syndrome or any other special challenge.
We had 8 members of our youth group attend and these members were changed forever! We went to serve and bless these special saints of God but we were the ones that were truly blessed! We can't wait to help again! In fact, our prayer is that the Lord will open the door for us to host one for Conecuh County here at our church!


Calendar of Events
2 – Associational WMU covered dish supper at Bower in honor of World Day of Prayer, 6 p.m.
4 – Monthly Business Meeting, 7 p.m.
6 – Youth hosting supper & game night for Senior Adults, 5-8 p.m.
8 – Brotherhood Breakfast, 7 a.m.
11 – Organizational Meetings, 7 p.m.
13 – Bake Sale fundraiser for Youth MissionFuge, 8 a.m.
14 – Girlfriends in God at Bower 10 a.m. – noon
15 – Samaritan Purse boxes due
18 – Church-Wide Thanksgiving Supper, 6:30 p.m.
24 – Community Thanksgiving Service at Evergreen Baptist Church, 7 p.m.
25 – No Service
28 – Children’s Fellowship at Bower, 4 p.m.
29 – Fifth Sunday Singing with no refreshments
November Birthday List
John Bolton(3),Jean Sullivan(7), Melinda Davis(9),
Cody Colvin(11), Noah Pettis(11), Grace Hildreth(13), Aaron Cotton(14), Bob Hayes(17), Doug Watts(22), Bobbie Stubbs(24), Debbie Merritt(25), Allison Morris(26), Mary Smith(26), Lillie Goodwin(28)