News & Announcements
2018 Joy Bus Inspection
On Tuesday, March 27 the Joy Bus will be under inspection at 8 o'clock. Please help us get ready by cleaning the Bible school on wheels. Your time and efforts would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much for your gracious and generous gift of partnership in the mission effort in Costa Rica. The 5 day Gospel Meeting part saw one brother restored and 14 requests for prayer. The door knocking and canvassing saw one baptism and six very promising Bible studies were conducted and are being followed up by the local brethren.
One serendipitous by product of the campaign was a big leap of fellowship among brethren from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Romani, and other parts of Costa Rica as well as us five "gringos".
Many had never met one another, but while worshiping together made plans for more cooperation on future campaigns.
We praise God how He has used us to bring about this great thing!
Blessings to you,
Potter Children's Home Commodities Outreach
Items needed: 5T/6T Pull ups, canned peaches, disposable plates and grape jelly. Items will be picked up the week of April 22-28, 2018. You may drop items off in the church foyer.
Church of Christ Disaster Relief
Our thanks to the family for your support each Sunday to Disaster Relief. In 2017, 16 states and US territories were ministered to with 10 shipments totaling $10,825,852.87.
In 2016, Churches of Christ helped 20 states with 326 shipments totaling $12, 263, 421.68. Praise God that we can be part of a Ministry that helps hurricane, tornado and forest fire victims.
Our own flood victims in West Virginia & Pennsylvania were helped by your support each week.
This family is truly a giving family searching to help others in need. Thank you!
The addition on the Fellowship Building is underway and the blueprints are waiting to be approved. We need more space in the Fellowship Building to host the family during Fellowships and Events. We thank God for faithful members and the great blessing God has given us to expand the facility for fellowships.
Eight Ways to Have a Winning Day
- Believe that something fantastic will happen today.
- Practice saying something good about everyone you meet.
- Take advantage of every honorable opportunity.
- Practice and believe in prayer-power.
- Have a positive outlook on life.
- Remember that you can't please everyone.
- Saturate your mind with positive thoughts.
- Practice giving yourself away: give to others.
REMEMBERING THOSE WHO ARE SHUT-IN
We are told to help bear one another burdens (Gal. 6:2). In Philippians 2:4, we are instructed to “look out for the things of others. “Pure religion is deﬁned by James as “visiting the fatherless and widows” as well as keeping ourselves unspotted from the world (James 1:27). Paul tells us that when opportunity comes, we should “do good unto all and especially unto the household of faith” (Galatians 6:2). Then there is Matthew 7:12, which we have called the Golden Rule. “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so unto them: for this the law and the prophets.” It is simply saying that we ought to treat others as we want to be treated.
In every congregation we ﬁnd some members who, due to age and sickness, are no longer able to get out as they once did. They are conﬁned at home with the family or else in a nursing home. Some are widows and widowers and all are of the household of faith. They are burdened in many ways. They have the burden of loneliness. Some burden themselves with the thoughts that they are burdens to their families and this is a great weight upon them. Every member of the church should respond to these people.
We can respond with a card if the person is able to read. A phone call will help. From time to time a visit should be made. A little gift often helps to lift their spirits with just a word to let them know that they are not forgotten. Little things mean a great deal to those who are no longer as active as they once were.
If we do not die young, we will all get old sometime. Some of us will be in nursing homes and conﬁned within the homes of our families. We need to be reaching out to those who are shut-in that we might set the example for others to follow when we reach that point in life. Those who are young and able to go should treat those who are not as we would want to be treated in that day.
Let us not forget the shut-in.
Happy New Year
Another year is about to pass. Tonight at midnight, it will be 2018. We encourage everyone to ready your bible more, pray to God daily and keep a positive attitude no matter how hard Satan tries to knock you down. Life is short and our time could be over any minute. Let's start this New Year with a commitment to serve God more. If you have not obeyed the Gospel then don't wait any longer. Be baptized today and make God number one in your life. The best advice for the New Year is to love God with all your heart, soul and mind. Let the blood of Jesus Christ wash away your sins and start the New Year out becoming on of God's children.
Happy New Year,
Thank You - Hog Roast
Thanks to all that helped at the hog roast. John and Barb for getting the hog. Derek and Kelci for use of the cooker. The cookers - Brent, Dan, Bill. Also, Gary, Bev, Dawn and Sue for all their help.
Thank You - Fishing Day
A special thanks to the volunteers for cooking hot dogs and helping with our annual fishing trip to Ault's pond. There were 45 at the pond and 23 fish were caught. Walker Jones landed the biggest fish at 6 7/8 inches. Congrats to Walker. His name will appear on the Clyde Ault and Foxy Dailey award plaque in the Fellowship Building.
We appreciate the family's support and love in providing a time for some kids to fish for the very first time. The expression on their faces tells it all.