Church News 12-9-10

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• ‘Joy to the world, the Lord has come . . .’ Joy, found in a relationship with Christ is like no other joy that can be found.    Though many today are not ‘interested’ and consequently have little or no joy in life, God really did intent that joy for the entire world.

• Rhonda’s topic for the message Sunday morning was “Doubt and be Dumb,” as she spoke on Zechariah, when Angel Gabriel visited him with the promise of a son whose name was to be John. 
• Dec. 12 – Christmas caroling at 6 p.m. Meet at the church afterwards there will be a candlelight service and refreshments.
• Dec. 26 - Children’s program at 11 a.m. For more information about any of the services, call 859-824-1824.

• Every one is familiar with the term debt, where people owe an amount of money or some other form of payment for something they have already received. All have a debt to our fellow man as well as to God. Just as a person is obligated to pay the bank back for the money borrowed to pay for a home or vehicle, in the same way people are personally responsible to God for all He has given them. God gives everyone a choice, pay the debt or accept the payment made by Jesus Christ.
• Dec. 19 - Adult Choir Cantata at 11 a.m. and Youth Christmas Program at 5:30 p.m.
• Christmas Eve Service at 8 p.m.
Clark’s Creek Baptist
• Dec. 12 – Mary Had A Little Lamb, a puppet play production told through the eyes of the stable animals, at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 1565 Clark’s Creek Road, Dry Ridge. For more information call Brother Tom at 502-750-0661.

Dry Ridge
• Dec. 11 – The youth will be hosting breakfast and pictures with Santa. Pets are welcome.
• Dec. 19 – During the morning worship service, the choir will present the cantata, “Joy Has Dawned.” There will be a “Carol Sing” during the evening service with cookies and punch afterwards.

Dry Ridge Presbyterian
• The Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church hosted the Grant County Home Tour last Sunday. Participants viewed the simple, classic Christmas decorations in the sanctuary and listened to Christmas melodies played on the historic 1877 Hook and Hastings pipe organ.
• Dec. 22 - The community is invited to hear the pipe organ played again at the Christmas candlelight service at 7 p.m.
• Come visit the oldest church in Grant County located on Warsaw Avenue (turn by Jack’s Glass).  Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. For more information, call 824-5622 or visit www.dryridgepresbyterian.com.

Family Worship Center
• Dec. 19 – The Innkeeper’s Dilemma at 10 a.m. Invite someone un-churched to come with you.
Also, Urgency Youth Christmas party featuring the “elephant game.”  Bring a gift (value under $20) to join the fun. No gift cards from Wal-Mart.
• Dec. 31-Jan. 1 – Urgency Youth Lock-in New Year’s Eve from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Bring a few friends and your favorite snacks and come celebrate the new year.

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 Web site at www.mtcarmelbaptistky.com.

• Dec. 19 - Christmas Play practice after morning worship and the play presentation will be at 6:30 p.m.
• Dec. 12 - The deadline for collecting food and gift items for families in the area. See the Donation Tree in the foyer.
• Becky Epperson is updating the church directory. If you need to update or add information to the directory, see Becky as soon as possible.

• Dec. 17 – The Puppet Team will be putting on a puppet show titled “The Unwrapped Gift.” It will start at 6 p.m. Come out for the show. A love offering will be collected. Free refreshments will be provided after the show.

Mt. Zion
• Bro. Paul Markberry’s sermons were “Being a Good Planter” (Luke 8:4-9) and “God Will Take Care of You” and “The Way of the Righteous Man”  (Psalms 125:1-5).
• The deacon of the week is Lee Roy Simpson at 428-3423.
• Dec. 12 - The Ten Mile Association Hymn Sing will be at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Home Baptist Church.
• Dec. 19 - Christmas special during morning service. Invite as many kids as you can for Santa after the evening service. There will also be special music and refreshments. .If you have a child or youth that would like to sing with us, bring them Wednesday night for Team Kids or see Sue Fryman.

Oak Ridge
• Last Sunday, the choir opened up with a Christmas song and it was the kick off for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Debbie Wagers sung special music. Bro. Baker’s message was from James 1:17.   He is starting a sermon series for December.  “The Gift That God Gave To Us Is PERFECT.”
• Dec. 19 – Christmas play at 6 p.m.
• Happy Birthday to Robert Wagers, Jo Ann Martin, Melinda Bolling and Nevaeh Asher.
• Happy Anniversary to Tim and Jamie Kellam and  Bear and Sarah Mains.

Full Gospel
• Dec. 18  and 19 - Christmas Cantata Performance, “O Holy Night”at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 and 11 a.m. Dec. 19.

Short Creek Baptist
• On Nov. 28, Bro. Brad’s message was entitled “The Light Has Come,” from John 1:1-13. This message gives insight into darkness and light, and how Christians should live in a dark world.
• Sundays - Children in Action (Grades 1-6) at 6 p.m.
• Dec. 11 - Creation Museum Trip
• Dec. 19 - Christmas Play

• Come to The Vineyard this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for Sunday Celebration and to learn more about how God’s love can have a great impact on families and relationships.
• Dec. 12 - Bored at Christmas? Come to Game Night at The Vineyard.  Bring your favorite board game and a snack and hang out to play some games.  For more info go to www.facebook.com/vineyardgc.
• Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Celebration at 5:30 p.m.

• Dec. 12 – Sunday school at 10 a.m. followed by one morning service at 11 a.m. Preschoolers will be sharing special Christmas music. Pastor Darrell Morgan will be speaking about how the shepherds were interrupted by God. The Praise Team and choir, youth and children will be sharing their Christmas Presentation, “All Glory to You” at 6:30 p.m. Jeff Ward, LeAnnda and Doug Drysdale will provide music.
• Dec. 13 – Super Seniors have their annual Christmas Luncheon at the Country Grill. Reservations should be made with Shirley Hicks no later than Dec. 8.

• Philippians 2:6-11 and John 1:1-14 were the scriptures used by Senior Minister Gary Swick in his message at the Sunday morning services. The birth of Jesus was not His beginning but His incarnation. • If you are looking for a church home, come and worship with us. There are two worship services: 8:45 and 11 a.m. and Sunday school at 10 a.m. (with classes for all ages).
• Dec. 10-11 - A Walk To Bethlehem will be presented at the church Friday and Saturday. The event is free.
• Dec. 19 - The children will present their Christmas program. On that Sunday there will be only  one worship service at 10:30 a.m.

Williamstown United Methodist
• Dec. 9 – Trustee’s meeting (change) at 5:30 p.m.
• Dec. 11 - Bell choir practice at 9 a.m.
• Dec. 12 – Worship service at 11 a.m. Don’t forget about the special memory tree service. Bring an ornament to be hung in memory of someone you love. The ornaments will be returned after Christmas (one ornament per person.). Christmas play practice at 12:30 p.m. following worship service. Fireproof- Youth group will meet at 5 p.m. to go caroling.
• Dec. 13 - Bible study at 1 p.m.
• Dec. 15 – Choir practice at 5:30 p.m. and Bible study at 6:30 p.m.

(The Grant County News publishes church news on a weekly basis as space is available. Church news should be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday to gcneditorial@grantky.com).