News & Announcements
Giving to Ukraine
If individuals are interested in donating directly to Ukrainian refugees, the Cassel Hills Church of Christ in Vandalia, OH is collecting funds. Their minister, David Edmonds, has family in Ukraine and will be leading the disbursement of funds appropriately. Their address is: Cassel Hills Church of Christ, 836 S Brown School Rd., Vandalia, OH 45377. If writing a check, please put "Ukraine" in the memo line. If giving online, go to their website at www.chillscoc.com and click the blue circle on the bottom right corner of the screen entitled "Give." Follow the prompts and select "Ukraine Missions" as your giving category. Thank you for your heart for the people of Ukraine.
M.A.G.I. Box Donation - March
Hard Candy (NO chocolate or Jolly Rancher because of melting issues), Nutrition Bars
Bob & Lois Kenney are great-grandparents again; Reid and McKenzie Love had a son, Elliot Eugene. Elliot was born Thursday, February 17, 2022, and everyone is doing well.
Walton Chrisman from Indiana, PA, has placed membership with the Woodsfield Church of Christ. He is a friend of Bob Burrow, for more information please contact Bob.
Small Group News
Small groups will start the beginning of April. These will likely last through the Spring and Summer alongside the regular Sunday night Bible study.
World Bible School Update
Many years ago, Brady and Louise Smith ran the World Bible School ministry. When they passed away, Mary Henthorn took over and did a wonderful job. Brother Mark Henthorn has been having health problems and it is difficult to find interest in the work of World Bible School.
This ministry has won many souls to God and the church family is to be commended for all the support and work that has been done in the past. Right now, the church will no longer be sending out any World Bible School work due to lack of interest.
In the future, the Woodsfield Church of Christ may start the World Bible School ministry up, but for now we thank all who were involved and ask for your prayers to other churches involved in World Bible School.
Church Game Night
A church game night will be held on Saturday, February 19th, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the fellowship building.
Feed The Flock Fellowship
The Feed the Flock fellowship will be Wednesday, February 2nd at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Building. It will be pasta night and drinks will be provided. Please bring a dessert to share.
Orphans Lifeline International Mission Update
The church currently sends monthly support to Orphans Lifeline International through the Mission budget. The congregation is now supporting a family in need, in Kenya, through Orphans Lifeline. We will receive periodic updates on this family through Orphans Lifeline and they will be posted in the bulletin and in the back of the church as it is received.
Salt and Pepper Shakers
In the movie “Fireproof,” there’s a scene where Capt. Caleb Holt (Kirk Cameron) and Lt. Michael Simmons (Ken Bevel) are in the firehouse discussing Caleb’s potential divorce. Michael is encouraging Caleb to reconsider what he is about to do. To illustrate marriage, Michael grabs salt and pepper shakers sitting on the table, and super glues them together. After waiting for the glue to set up, he gives them to Caleb. Caleb begins to separate them, but is stopped by Michael, who says, “Don’t do it, Caleb. You pull them apart now you’ll break either one or both of them.”
Marriage is a lot like salt and pepper. They are both totally different—different colors, tastes, smells, strengths. Yet, they are inseparable. When do you see one without the other? Both are important and have their place together.
God designed us—man and woman—for each other. When we choose to walk away from each other, even when we have Biblical grounds for doing so, a part of us dies. We break. We were not made to be separated after joining ourselves to someone. It goes against our very nature as relational beings created by God.
We were not made to endure the crushing reality of divorce and separation. “What God has joined together, let not man separate.” (Matthew 19:6)