Church News 3-10-11

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Camp Northward
• March 12 – The first of the spring work days at 9 a.m. Projects include cleaning, moving to light construction. Projects of all sizes will be determined in large part by the participants available. Invite a church friend and bring the family.

• “Area 25” is a contemporary service for anyone who wants to come on Fridays at 7 p.m. It is not a traditional meeting, but one that is geared to reaching the unchurched with all the lighting and sound effects.  Last week, which was just the third one, 54 were in attendance.
• If Jesus appeared on Main Street, would He come into the church? Would He go to the needy, heal the sick, and cast out demons? He said that we would do even greater works after He ascended to the Father so that God would be glorified, challenging his people to reach out to the hurting.
• March 13- “Fireproof” at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-824-1824. 

• Are you excited about the things you do on a daily basis? Deadlines, schedules and responsibilities can sometimes make people less than excited. Encouragement is necessary and can be obtained from many sources. The writer of Hebrews, reminds all that they have direct access to God. Put your encouragement into action. Encourage, like excitement, can be contagious.

Dry Ridge
• March 12 – Choir revival practice from 9 a.m. to noon.
• March 13 - Revival begins and goes through Wednesday evening, March 16. Sunday services are 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. All services Monday through Wednesday begin at 7 p.m. No adult Bible study on Wednesday, March 9, but the church will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the Day of Prayer for revival. Team Kid and the youth will still meet.
• March 14 - Monday evening, following the worship service, the youth will have a pizza party. Greg Waltermire, pastor of Heritage Baptist Church in Lexington and Carl Brown, minister of music from Yellow Creek Baptist Church in Owensboro, will be leading each service.

Family Worship
• March 14 - Ladies Night Out - 6:30 p.m. with special guest  Jennifer Tringale.
• March 19 – Prayer conference - from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with Pat Shook. This will be a time to discover that prayer is a precious gift to us from God.  
• March 23 – Silver Ring Thing - URGENCY Youth. See a pastor for more information.
• March 30 - Kidz-4-Gsus spring breakout from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day playing games and doing crafts. There will be candy and prizes. Sign up at the information center.
• April 16 - Kidz-4-Gsus, first through fifth grade, are going to watch the Red’s. See Pastor Angela for more information.

• March 13 - Special singing at 11 a.m.
• March 19-20 - Weekend revival on Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 11 a.m. and  6:30 p.m. with Guest singers Ivan and Jamie Hodge. Ivan Hodge will also be preaching in these services.
• Wednesdays - Bible study at 6:30 p.m.
• Sundays - Sunday School at 10 a.m. and evening worship at 6:30 p.m.

• Pastor Pullens preached “The Vessel” (Matthew 4:1-4). If the vessel is destroyed there will be nowhere for God to dwell. That is the job of the devil. He wants to destroy your temple so God cannot dwell there. God wants to dwell in us.  Do not allow the devil to destroy us, because we are a vessel for God to dwell in.

• April 3-6 – Revival services with Bro. Jeff Sargent, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Frankfort.

Mt. Carmel
• Mt. Carmel welcomes visitors. The church is located at 389 Mt. Carmel Road, Williamstown. For more information call Pastor Rick Haggett at  859-907-4930 or visit the website at www.mtcarmelbaptistky.com.

Mt. Zion
• Sunday Morning worship was led by the youth. In Transit, from New Bethel Baptist Church, led the church in praise songs with their band. Curtis Clemons, the church youth minister delivered the message. Sunday night Bro. Paul Marksberry preached from Mark 10:13-15, Listen to God.
• The deacon of the week is Don Bingham at 859-428-1877.
• Business meeting and Team Kids will meet Wednesday night.
• March 12 - There will be a Christian concert at Rupp Arena. The group will leave at 3:30 p.m.  Tickets are $10.
• March 13 - Welcome home to Braden Andrew Martin whose proud parents are Brad and Cara Martin.  There will be a baby shower  at 2:30 p.m. Contact Brenda, Leslie Elliott or Taneka Moore.
• Happy Birthday to Ryver Lynn Newman and Daren (DJ) Fryman, Jr.
• April 10-13 - Spring Revival Sunday through Wednesday.

Oak Ridge
• This month the church began collecting the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions.
• The choir opened in song, Samantha Wainscott sung special music. Bro. Baker’s message was from Luke 16:19-31, “The Great Sin Of Indifference.”
• Under the direction of God,  church members have decided to start a building fund for an addition to the church for a recreation building for the program Upward, a Christian based program.
• Happy Birthday to Ariel Readnour, Don Rice, Bernie Adkins, Patty Sullivan, Betty Kellam and Sarah Mains.
• Happy Anniversary to J.P. and Debbie Wagers.

Sherman Church
of Christ
• Minister Tim Seevers finished a series of messages from the book of Malachi challenging the congregation to serve faithfully until the end. He will begin a new series of messages from the book of Luke called “Personal Encounters on the Road to the Cross.”

Full Gospel
• Years ago a man’s word and handshake was worth its weight in gold. It meant something. If a man made a deal or a promise, a handshake was all that was needed. Today, all that is worthless. If it is not in writing and signed, it does not mean a thing. What happened to man’s good word? We must keep our vows and promises. God has kept all his promises.
• March 12 – Men’s meeting at 9 a.m.
• March 19 – Church supper at 6 p.m.
• May 7 – The Southern Aires in concert at 7 p.m.
• June 5 – Homecoming at noon with Evangelist Randy Moore and the Whiteland Aires Gospel singers.

Short Creek
• On Feb. 27, members watched a film about the Gideon ministry called “People Need the Lord.” The Gideons are an evangelical Christian organization dedicated to distributing copies of the Bible in over 94 languages and 194 countries around the world, but most famously in hotel and motel rooms and in some schools.
• Sundays - Bible drills at 5 p.m. and Children in Action (grades first through sixth) at 6 p.m.
• March 20 - Gideon speaker

• Sunday morning Brother Lawrence Longworth preached a message titled  “When a Sinner Meets Jesus,” using John 4:1-30 (KJV). Jesus cared about the woman at the well, as he does all of his people. When a sinner meets Jesus, their lives are also changed.

The Vineyard
 Grant County
• This past Sunday, the Vineyard moved to the new location at 1100 Main St. in the old Bucks or Less building. Volunteers have come together to remodel the building. Construction is on going. Come by this Sunday, grab a cup of coffee or tea and stick around for Sunday Celebration at 10:30 a.m. and check out then new Vineyard. Pastors Earl and Rebecca  have begun a great new series called “Open.”

• Romans 8:1-7 was the text for Senior Minister Gary Swick’s message at the Sunday morning worship services. People are guilty, condemned. They try to follow the rules, to earn God’s favor, but can never be good enough; people cannot do it on their own.  Jesus paid the price, and freedom from condemnation is the gift that He gives.
• March 17 - Senior Saints will travel to Madison, Ind.
• March 23 - Women’s Bible study begins on at 9 a.m. The study will be the book, “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World.”

United Methodist
• March 9 - Ash Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m.
• March 12 – Winter Jam at 4 p.m. at Rupp Arena.
• March 13 – New members class at 1 a.m. in conjunction with the pastor’s Sunday school class. The course will last four Sundays and will include a lesson on “What we Believe as Christians; Methodist History-Doctrinal Beliefs and Polity.” Praise and worship band will practice at 10 a.m. Worship services at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Children’s activities are scheduled during evening worship.
Transportation will be provided, if needed. See Pastor Barry to make arrangements. The youth will cater a meal at noon (following worship service) in the fellowship hall. Administrative council will meet at 12:45 p.m. in the all-purpose room. Fireproof Youth will meet at 5 p.m.
• March 14 – Men’s prayer breakfast at 6 a.m. at Cracker Barrel in Dry Ridge. Bible study will be at 1 p.m.