Church News for Oct. 5, 2011

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Cedar Hill Baptist
Sunday was a glorious day in the Lord’s house. Bro. Bill’s message, “The Walk,” was from Leviticus 26:11-13, Hebrews 11:6, II Corinthians 5:7, and other scriptures. The acceptance of Jesus is the beginning of our faith walk. That would be the point of time in which things change for us. We need to humble ourselves and remember that day. Our focus must always be on Jesus. Many times we refuse God’s grace, but if we have truly accepted Christ, God will do whatever it takes to get us to return to him. God loves us because of who he is, not because of who we are. We can overcome the flesh through faith in Christ if we are willing to let go of our way and truly surrender our all to him.
Sunday evening’s message was from Psalm 51:1-13 and was a challenge to recognize when/how God is moving. We need to be the individual and the church to simply follow God and work where he is working rather than dictating where we think God should go.
Tonight is AWANA at 6 p.m. Remember to bring money or items for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox. Need transportation call 484-5236 or 514-1594.
Join us at 3:30 Sunday for the ordination service for Bro. Bill.
Beginning promptly at 4 p.m. Oct. 16, we will have our fall festival. We will leave church at 4 p.m. for our hayride, followed by food, cake walk, games, and great music. Come celebrate the season with us at this community event.

Epoch Fellowship
Epoch Fellowship enjoyed a special treat Sunday evening when Linda King of Winchester (the mother of our own Leslie Sloan) shared her recent trip to Berlin with the group called “Jews for Jesus.” She referenced 2 Kings 7:3-15 as a passage that has meant a lot to her as she works with “Jews for Jesus” in ministering around the world.
As a reminder, our service times are 6 p.m.  Tuesdays for youth, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays for adult Bible study, and at 6:30 Sundays for worship.
Our cafe’s lunch service two days a week has been a wonderful addition. The Wild Goose Cafe has been fortunate to see many community members in the last two weeks who may have otherwise not known our mission or purpose. We have even more plans for the fall.
On Oct. 14, The Wild Goose will host an alumni reception for the Owen County High School alumni who will be in town for festivities. Please stop by to see old friends over a cup of coffee and a dessert.
The cafe is also planning a bluegrass festival for Saturday. We have begun the process of lining up talent, therefore, if you know of an individual or group we should call please let us know.
The Wild Goose Cafe is helping us to further our stated purpose of reaching out to the community and donating all profits generated by the cafe to local missions R.E.A.C.H. and Meeting the Needs. If you haven’t been in yet, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. would be a great time to check us out. Our hours have been cut back while we refine our processes and learn what the community would like to see from us.
The cafe is also available for parties, showers, meetings and other gatherings. To reserve The Wild Goose Cafe or for information regarding the cafe or Epoch Fellowship, please call Carrie Ashcraft-Sutton at (859) 609-0090.

Long Ridge Baptist
Bro. Denvil Taylor will be preaching revival services  Oct. 7- 9 at Long Ridge Baptist Church. Denvil is the longtime pastor of Swan Pond Baptist Church outside Barbourville. He has had great success in leading the lost to the Lord and in leading Christians in a closer walk, and we expect great things in this series of meetings. Everyone is invited. Services begin at 7 p.m.

Monterey Baptist
We rejoiced with Hailee Gordon and her parents as she was baptized during Sunday morning worship. We were blessed by her many friends and family who were our guests Sunday.
To help Meeting the Needs stock their shelves, MBC will be collecting specific food items over the next 12 weeks as we head toward Christmas. Each week, we are collecting a specific food item. Our goal is 200 of each item. On Oct. 9, the food item is cereal; Oct. 16, the food item is tuna helper/hamburger helper; Oct. 23, the food item is spaghetti sauce; and Oct. 30, the food item is canned fruit.
A group from the church will be going to the movies Sunday afternoon to see the movie “Courageous.” This movie encourages dads and moms to be the best parents they can be. Sign up on the front table if you plan on going.
MBC will participate in the Operation Christmas Child (Shoebox project). Gift suggestions include various school supplies, small toys, and hygiene items. No liquids or chocolate are allowed. If you have any questions, please ask Marsha Derringer or Patti Clark or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ. Filled boxes should be returned to the church by Nov.r 13.
Our fall celebration will be Oct. 15. We will have corn hole and games for families, as well as inflatables. Hot dogs and chips will be provided beginning 4:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. we will transition to a praise and worship service led by Mandy Holbert. At 7 p.m. we will show the movie “Up.”
Revival will be held Oct. 16 and 17. Dr. John Bailey will deliver the message Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Monday evening. Mandy Holbert will be leading praise and worship. The revival begins at 7 p.m. each evening and 11 Sunday morning. A light dinner will be served at 6 Sunday and Monday evening.

Mount Pleasant Baptist
This month is Pastor Appreciation Month, so do something nice for your pastor and his family.
“As We Sail to Heaven’s Shore” was beautifully sung by Abby Wuebbling Sunday morning. Bro. Dale’s message from Psalm 13. “How Long, Oh Lord?” taught us that David went from groping because of his sadness (to search about blindly), to coping with his sadness (to strive successfully), to hoping in the Lord again. We need to realize that God is always on time. We need to hope, trust, and have joy in the Lord.
It was great to see Wanda Ivey Sunday morning. Penny Smoot received a good medical report. Tim Jacobs is recovering from his surgery. Happy birthday to Sarah Christine Carter, Colton Morgan, Nila Marksberry, and Steven Bond. Happy third anniversary to Steven and Breann Bond.
Please pray for Leo Sanchez, Miss Delois Clifton, Allison Fitzgerald, Rebekah Gaines, Gene Goodrich, Tim Jacobs,Vicky VonBokern, Kara Kistner, Destini Mathus, Miss Lenora Kelly Olds, Miss Ina Prather, Berna Tanksley, Emily Myers, the pastor in Iran and his family, the family of Bobby Lee Goodrich, our military, our leaders, and our country.
At 7 p.m. tonight, there will be a prayer meeting and Bible study.
On Oct. 16 following evening service, there will be a deacon’s meeting. There will be a fellowship meal and business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19.
The wedding of Tim Jacobs and Jenny Minch will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 21.
The church fall festival will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 29.

New Columbus Baptist
Tonight is our promotion recognition time for our Mission Friend, Girls in Action, and Royal Ambassadors as they move up to their next class level. Following the recognition service, everyone enjoyed a fellowship time of cookies and ice cream, some were even homemade.
Thursday, the New Columbus Community 4-H Club will resume the regular meeting schedule at our church on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The 4-H Cloverbuds, designed for 5- to 8-year-olds, will also be available, as well as regular 4-H for 9-to 19-year-olds right here in the community.
Pastor Brad Vincent’s message for Sunday will be titled “About Face” and will be from Ephesians 4:25-32. Do you find it difficult to forgive people when they offend you? Join us Sunday to find out why forgiveness is so hard to extend to others. When forgiveness is the issue, you’ll see that converted sinners do a 180-degree turn around in their lifestyle.

Old Cedar Baptist
Sunday was sunny, but cool, but our hearts were warm with all the love and laughter that filled our little church. It was nice to see so many smiling faces.
Our church started off with special music by Robert Swigert, followed by New Beginnings.
Bro. James’ message was taken from Acts 17, entitled “The Unknown God.”
At 7 p.m.  Sunday, we’ll have services, and New Beginnings practices.
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, we’ll have prayer warrior and Bible study.
Oct. 22 is when we take our trip to the Creation Museum in northern Kentucky. Everyone who would like to go should meet at church at 7:30 a.m.
Remember in prayer this week, David New, Ron Holland, Bill Karsner, Gerald Kemper, George Cook, Bro. and Mrs. Gene Burden, Kara Kistner, Allison Fitzgerald, Ora Lee Jones, and the rest on our extended prayer list.
Happy birthday to Amy New, Dale Smith and Robert Swigert.
Happy anniversary to Dwight and Kathy Clarkson and Max and Paula Glass.

Owenton Church of Christ
Sunday, Brother Dayton began a series of lessons on “Loving God, His W.A.Y.” We are to love the Lord with all our heart.
With God it has always been about the heart (Deuteronomy 4:29). We pray you will take advantage of these encouraging lessons. Sunday evening we are going through the book of Acts.
The book of James is our Sunday morning Bible study. And beginning this Tuesday, we will begin a series of lessons on “How to Study the Bible.”
If you have ever wondered what a certain word meant, or verse in the Bible, this class is for you. So many people today think that they can’t understand God’s word and that it is way over their head. Why would God give us a book that we can’t understand? We can study God’s truth for ourselves and apply it to our lives so we can be all that God would have us to be.
The Owenton Church of Christ is a place to believe, belong, and become.

Owenton First United Methodist
Bro. Matt’s message came from Matthew 16:13-16. Our time on Earth is short, but we are going to see the second coming of the Lord. Jesus asks, “Who do you say that I am?” Who do you say he is? Is he a go-to guy that you only talk to when you need something? Most importantly, is he your Savior?
After the special message, the young adults sang a song about communion entitled “Remember.” Holy Communion was served by Bro. Matt and James. The children learned about Moses and the 10 plagues during Children’s Church. They learned that sometimes we are like Pharaoh and want to do things our own way. However, we must remember to do things God’s way and trust in him.
Next week, immediately following the service we will have soup and sandwiches to celebrate fall. We hope everyone will stay and enjoy a warm meal and fellowship.
Don’t forget to bring in items for the Power Pack program. Nancy Castle will be taking the donated items to the school once a month. Also, there is a sign-up sheet posted for anyone wishing to teach Children’s Church.
It was a beautiful day for our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. The children and adults alike enjoyed a hay ride, corn maze, train ride, and many more activities.
Have a blessed week.