Archive for April, 2021

If you missed our first preview, SweetWater Church has a second preview service scheduled for Sunday, May 2, at 10:00 am at the Abita Springs Recreation Center. With almost 50 people in attendance for Easter Sunday, we met many new friends and hope to meet more at our second preview service.

SweetWater’s original group of five individuals began meeting late last year in our pastor’s home. We prayed together asking God to give us His vision to plant a new congregation in Abita Springs. From those meetings, the Lord led us to SweetWater Church as a church that engages people through activities, community events, and group gatherings. Our Sunday gatherings focus on worshiping God through guitar-driven music, enjoying fellowship with one another, and hearing a Bible-based message.

This month’s message, Would God Love Me — Even with My Guilty Past? will focus on the story of the woman at the well from the fourth chapter of John’s Gospel. This story teaches us that God loves us in spite of our messed-up lives. God values us enough to seek us, to welcome us to intimacy, and to rejoice in our worship. To be wanted, to be cared for when no one, not even herself, could see anything of value in her—this is grace indeed.

We don’t believe that anyone is beyond the reach of the good news. God offers His gift of eternal life to all who will receive it. When it’s received, life becomes real and meaningful and has significant purpose. The woman in John 4 experienced life change, and she was never the same. She told everyone she knew about Jesus.

By the time SweetWater Church has its grand opening in September, we hope to have many people from Abita Springs and the surrounding area take roles in our ministry. Whether you have interest in music, hospitality, technology, outreach, or administration, we have plenty of opportunities for you to join our ministry. We will equip everyone so that they can serve in these roles with confidence.

Let’s plan to talk about how you can serve the Lord through SweetWater Church. We meet at 22517 LA 36 at the District 11 Recreation Center — just look for the green water tower. It just might be filled with “sweet water.” 😉