News & Announcements

News & Announcements

A Note From Our New Interim Minister

In Galatians 6:10 the Apostle Paul offers encouragement and instruction to believers with these words: “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” As Christians we want to “do good to everyone.” We can show compassion to those in need, offer a compliment to someone discouraged, render aid in seasons of distress, or teach the gospel to a hungry heart. We ought to always be on the lookout for opportunities to “do good.”

I am excited to be your interim minister here at Woodsfield as you continue in the process of identifying someone to come full-time and work with the church. I’ve been asked to come on Sundays and Wednesdays to preach and teach and I’m delighted to do that. I love preaching and teaching and hope that for the time that I’m here it will be a blessing to you. My goal is to “do good” and I pray that the Lord will use me these upcoming months to give you encouragement on your journey of faith. Please know that I am praying for the Woodsfield church daily. I know it is difficult to be without a regular minister and as you continue in your search I pray the Lord will grant wisdom and patience.

If I can be of help to you in any way please feel free to contact me. You can call or text me at 502-533-4550 or shoot me an email at pnnmerideth@gmail.com.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve. I’m excited for us to partner together to “do good” for God’s glory.

~Paul Merideth

 


SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR JOY BUS  RIDERS  

The Joy Bus Ministry will be handing out  school supplies to each rider. We  appreciate the church family for their  compassion to equip these students with the  paper, pencil & etc. for the upcoming  school year.


Donations for WV Flood Victims

A special thanks to the family and community for its help in providing items for the flood victims in Southern West Virginia.  Your love and compassion is greatly appreciated in this disaster. 

 

 


Box Tops for Education

CCA is collecting box tops for education.  If you have any of these labels, please give them to Theresa Harris.  Thank you.


Bus Garage

The new garage is up and the men have been working hard in preparing the grounds around the new Joy Bus garage.  Thanks to Donnie Weber and his equipment, drainage ditches have been installed, landscaping around the garage has been changed and now we are in the process of ordering concrete.  We are blessed to have a great team of deacons and members who donate time and sweat to get the job done.  A big thanks goes out to Jeff Bettinger, Ron Beardmore, Dan Watkins, Dan Christman, McKenzie Christman, Cordell Gauding and Donnie Weber for the great job they have done for God's Kingdom.



Bible Sticks

We have set a goal of $2500 to buy 100 Bible Sticks for our troops. The family has given $5,180. Thank you church for your giving.

www.militarybiblesticks.com


Virtual Library

Attention Website Members:  Check out the free virtual library.  Just log in to the member's section and click on Virtual Library.

See the demo here.


Good News

The new Joybus garage is going up. Again we thank God and the people He uses to help win souls. This facility will help keep the Bible School on wheels protected from the harsh elements of weather through the years. God is so good to this family and we want to continue to bring souls under the sound of the Gospel so that God’s powerful Word can change lives and all Glory and Praise be given to the king of kings and Lord of Lords. Pray for the Joybus Ministry as we knock doors and look for open hearts to receive the kindness of Jesus Christ.

"Come follow me, and I will make you fishers of men" Jesus said, Matthew 4:19. The command is to follow Christ and win souls. The Joybus Ministry is one way this family reaches out into the community to fish for souls. Your prayers, giving and sacrifice to achieve this goal is greatly appreciated by this family. This ministry greatly effects Education, Bldg. & Grounds, Children’s Worship, Benevolence, Finances, Fellowship, Youth and local Mission. Let’s seek and save the lost thru Joybus evangelism in 2016. Jude 23, "snatch others from the fire and save them."


31 Day Challenge

January 2016
31 Day Challenge

Feel free to pick and choose what order you want to do these challenges.

1 Pray for a minister.
2 Pray for Elder Bob Burrow and his work here.
3 Pray for Elder Keith Jones and his work here.
4 Pray for Elder Bob Kenney and his work here.
5 Pray for Elder Duane Landefeld and his work here.
6 Visit a member older than you.
7 Visit a member younger than you.
8 Send a get well card.
9 Write a note to one of the deacons and thank him for all his hard work.
10 Tell some child under the age of 10 why you think they are so special.
11 Hold a door open for someone today;
12 Drop a contribution in the box in the foyer to help with a need.
13 Do an unexpected act of kindness for someone.
14 Buy someone a coffee or soda.
15 Call someone and ask if there is something you can pray about for them.
16 Pay someone a compliment.
17 Give a smile away.
18 Drink only water today and remember that we are to hunger and thirst after righteousness.
19 Share a scripture with someone.
20 Thank someone for encouraging you in your faith.
21 Pray for a member that isn’t related to you.
22 Write out a scripture card and share it with another member.
23 Send a thinking of you card to another member.
24 Write out a scripture 5 times and pray about it.
25 Thank God for 5 blessings you’ve received.
26 Praise God for 5 of his characteristics.
27 Read at least one chapter of any book in the Bible.
28 Tell a teenager why they are special to you.
29 Visit someone in the nursing home. ·
30 Invite someone to your home.
31 Pray for CCA Covenant Christian Academy or send them a card of encouragement. 


Year End Thoughts

Our thanks to the volunteers who helped the Bible Hour children worship last Sunday. The children looked great in their costumes as they acted out the story from Luke 1:5 - 2:39, Matt. 1,2. Mary, Joseph, wise men, shepherds and angels were all showing their love for the birth of Jesus. The children went home that day understanding that Jesus is more important than anything.

As we bring the New Year in, let us give thanks for all the Blessings God has given the Woodsfield Church of Christ. 2016 is the beginning of new spiritual goals. The church. will grow if each one of us does our part in encouraging others to come and stay faithful.

Please pray for the Elders & Deacons as they look to God for wisdom in setting the family's budget for 2016. May Gods work continue to grow.

The family at Woodsfield has been blessed to have Chuck and Shannon minister to us these last few years. God has used Chuck's talents to teach the Bible in a way that we all could understand and be challenged in.

Chuck has encouraged us to read for our own understanding and has explained a lot of history and facts of the way it was and how it should be. I thank God for his Word but I also thank God for a man that can show us plainly what is tradition and what is the Words of God. Tradition can be good and lead you down the right pathway but man make traditions are not God's law.

We wish the best for Chuck & Shannon. I have always said that we want the Schultheisz' to be happy where ever they go or whatever they do, may their hearts be filled with joy & happiness. Our prayers are that they can find a job that will bring the satisfaction they deserve. This church loves Chuck & Shannon and will always be thankful to God for the time they served here.

The family now is praying for God to send another great pulpit minister to us. We know God has the man and we are longing for their arrival. The family needs to pray everyday for God to bring that man & family to us. God has never let us down and the Elders don’t know who that family is right now but God does and when God is ready He will let us all know.  So keep on praying and be patient as we wait on the Lord’s decision.

48 gifts were delivered to children in our community, Their faces lit up when your gift arrived. Every Sunday the gift of Jesus Christ is given to these little ones. The family at Woodsfield needs to be commended for their love & compassion to help those who come under the sound of the Gospel. Your gift of love can change a child for a day but the gift of teaching them about our Savior will change them for eternity. 

Thank you church for your gift this year.


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