Church News 5-19-11

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Cherry Grove Pentecostal Church of God
• Last week Pastor Larry Hammonds preached from Jeremiah 18:1-19 with a sermon titled “Jesus can put it back together.” Circumstances can dictate a lot of what people do today. They can allow things to come in and Satan can try to sift us away, but God can renew.
• Services – Sunday school at 10 a.m. Worship services at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday services at 7:30 p.m.
• May 21 – Men’s ministry prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. R.S.V.P. to Ron Lantz at 859-428-0374.

• Rhonda’s message Sunday morning was from John 21, where seven disciples were fishing all night and caught nothing until Jesus appeared on the shore and told them to cast their net on the right side of the boat. Right away, they caught 153 fish without breaking the net. People can have their spiritual hunger satisfied by prayer and reading His word.
• May 23 - “Stepping into Freedom,”at at 6 p.m. at 139 N. Main Street, Williamstown. It is a 12-step, faith-based, confidential support group and it is open to everyone. The study guide is $10. For more information, call 859-575-3904.
• Just dance –The Lord presents people many chances to dance. People must take advantage of these chances. It may be the opportunity to dance with your daughter in her princess outfit at the ball at the castle or pitch to your son at the Backyard World Series.
• Shed a tear—Another gift from the Lord is the ability to cry. In celebration or in time of sorrow, the Lord gives us the ability to shed a tear. Think of all the tears our heavenly Father must shed for each of us. Jesus took His opportunities to dance and cry, are you taking yours?

Dry Ridge
• May 22 -Senior Adult Day - All senior adults are invited to attend a dinner for in the fellowship hall immediately following the morning worship service. The deacons will meet at 5 p.m.
• May 29 – No evening services due to Memorial Day. The church office will be closed May 30.
• June 4 - The youth will have a community yard sale and car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church parking lot. If you are interested in reserving a spot or have items to donate, contact Brian Smallwood. The cost is $25 per spot or $40 for two spots.

Dry Ridge Christian  (Disciples of Christ)
• The church is located at 13 School Street. Worship services 8:30 a.m. (contemporary) and 10:45 a.m. (traditional), Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. (Classes for all ages, nursery provided).
• May 22 – Baptism for Kaitlyn Turner.
• May 29 - Veterans will be honored.

Family Worship
• May 22 – Baptismal service - If you have recently accepted Christ or re-dedicated your life and would like to be baptized, please sign up at the Information Center.
• Memorial Day weekend, URGENCY Youth are encouraged to drag some friends along as Family Worship Center celebrates the holiday in a more traditional style with hamburgers, hotdogs and water-games  
• June 5 - Kidz-4-Gsus volunteer meeting - If you currently volunteer in the children’s department or are interested in volunteering this meeting is for you.  The group will meet immediately following the morning service.

• Pastor Pullens preached a sermon called “It’s not my mail” (II Kings 19:14). Just as in a life of trials, people need to learn to take their “mail” to the altar and have a throw down prayer meeting. They can receive peace and strength from God. It’s the right choice to give your “mail” over to God and place it in His hands.  

• May 21 - Church-wide yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. at the church. All proceeds will go towards funding the middle and high school summer trips.
• May 22-25 – Revival - starting at 7 p.m. May 22. Rev. Stewart Dawson will be preaching and the Rev. Mark Pennington lead in worship. All meetings begin at 7  p.m.

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.

Oak Ridge
• Bro. Baker’s message was called “Warm Hands, Cold Heart (1 John 1:4-2:11). Why do we lack joy in worshiping Jesus?
• Welcome Anna Mills to the family of God and to Oak Ridge.
• The church continues to collect funds for the building project to build an addition, to start an upward program for the youth in the community.
• Continue to bring in items for Operation Shoebox.
• Save your pocket-change for the baby bottle campaign to help babies.
• June 13-17 – VBS -  “Beach Blast” is the theme.
• May 29 - Evening meal and devotional at 6:30 p.m.
• Happy Birthday to Sue Baker, Rick Perry, Roderick Perry and Michelle Thompson.
• Happy Anniversary to Rob and Michelle Thompson, JR and Stella Cook and Doug and Linda Brinker

Short Creek
• Sundays - Children in Action (grades first through sixth) at 6 p.m.
• May 20 - Father and Son Campout
• May 22 - Mothers Day banquet
• May 29 - Fifth Sunday dinner
• June 20-25 - Vacation Bible School
• Men’s Church Softball League season is about to begin. If your church has a team or you may not have enough to make a team and still want to play, call Brian at 859-654-1606 for more information.

• Sunday morning Pastor Larry Workman preached a message titled “The Battle of Reaching Hell,” using Luke 16:19-24. In the parable, the rich man had everything, except salvation. Lazarus, on the other hand, was a beggar, but because he believed in Jesus Christ he went to heaven, but the rich man died and went to hell—a place with no light and no hope.

• “The Greatest Commandment,” Mark 12:29-31, was the subject of Senior Minister Gary Swick’s message Sunday morning. The foundation is loving God, and He wants all of our love. As for the second commandment, show love for others with words, deeds and prayers.
• Small groups are meeting at various times during the week.
• May 19 - Senior Saints will travel to Maysville.

United Methodist
• May 22 - Worship service at 11 a.m. with special recognition of graduating seniors. A reception for the graduates will follow the worship service at noon in the all purpose room.. Worship services at 5 p.m. with activities for children. Praise and worship band will practice at 6:45 p.m.
• May 23 - Men’s weekly prayer breakfast at 6 a.m. at Cracker Barrel in Dry Ridge to pray, read scripture and discuss issues facing today’s man. Bible study at 1 pm. at the church.