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Church News | October 11, 2017

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Monterey Baptist Church

We praise God that Rex and Kitty Miller joined our fellowship on Sunday. They will be baptized next Sunday in Cedar Creek immediately following morning worship. We welcome the Miller family to the MBC family.
Join us at 7 p.m. on Wednesday nights for adult Bible study and the Rock Stars. The youth group meets at 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Rock Stars need snack and drink donations. Please label your donations for the Rock Stars and leave them in the education building kitchen.  
The quarterly planning meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17. Everyone is welcome to attend.
A group from the community came together recently with a goal in mind of preserving the Christ is the Answer sign at Old Cedar Baptist Church. The hangar that the sign is resting on is beyond repair. A fundraising goal of $15,000 has been set. The first fundraiser will be held at the Owen County Farm and Craft Market Friday. Big Tricky’s Catering will be donating all his proceeds to the fund.  
A GNAT shoot fundraiser has been set for 2-4 p.m., Oct. 22, on the MBC property on Highway 127 across from Ellis Monterey Market.  Entry fee is $100 in advance and $125 on the day of the shoot. The entry fee includes lunch and one GNAT shoot. If you have a Facebook account, you can go to “Christ is the Answer to preserve the message” and find out more details.  
Donations can be mailed to the treasurer of Old Cedar Church, Barbara New, 180 Frank Clark Road, Owenton, KY 40359. If you have any questions, please ask Shanna Osborne or Todd Woodyard.
The MBC annual fall festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the MBC property on Hwy 127. A cookout, trunk-or-treat, bonfire, and games are planned.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month. The MBC family greatly appreciates Pastor Jeremy and all he does for our church and community.
Check out our website at www.montereybaptist.com and like us on Facebook. You can listen to Pastor Jeremy’s sermon if you didn’t make it to church.  
Owenton First United Methodist
Bro. Matt’s sermon, “Holy and Honored,” came from Leviticus 10:1-11.  
Sunday, Oct. 15, we will take a trip to Bi Water Farm following the morning service. All are welcome to join us. Our fall festival will be held on Oct. 21. Join us for food, fun and fellowship. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, sign up sheets are on the bulletin board.

Owenton First Baptist

It has been a great week for the FBC family as we enjoyed an uplifting revival meeting with the Erwin Family and a great Lord’s day as our Youth and Family Life Minister, Ben Allen, preached in our morning services and our Media and Music Minister, Chuck Harris, brought the message for the evening service.
Manna in the Morning will meet at 10 a.m., today. The Priscilla Shirer Women’s Study will kick off at 6:45 p.m., tonight. The trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m., today, and our Kids on Mission and the adult Bible study and prayer will be held at 6:45 p.m, today. Our H.Y.P.E Middle School gathering will start at 6 p.m., and the high school students will meet at 6:45 p.m.
College care packages will be sent out toward the end of this semester. We are presently collecting the names and addresses of all our college students. Please contact the church office with this information.
Operation Christmas Child is now in full force. Be sure to pick up information at the welcome center and start filling up the boxes. We have set a goal to double the number of boxes we shipped out last year.
The annual fall festival will be from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31. We are presently collecting candy for the big event, and it can be dropped off at the church office.

Old Cedar Baptist

We had a great day at church Sunday even though it was fall break and we had several families out traveling. Though they were missed the Lord was present and we worshipped him in spirit and truth.
Robby Swigert is teaching on the adversarial side of the Christian life covering the topics of satan and demons so far, and next Sunday will be paranormal. It is amazing how many TV shows deal with this subject but what does the Bible say about it? The class is at 10 a.m. During the 11 a.m. services, we have been traveling through portions of the book of Acts, seeing how the early church was confronted by the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.
We have challenges today and can use the examples to press toward the calling God has placed in our own lives. Join us if you need encouragement. For the last two Sunday nights we have been watching a documentary on the city of Jerusalem and then enjoying pies and coffee afterward, and the fellowship and discussion afterward are as sweet as the desserts.
On Wednesdays, we meet at 6:30 p.m. for a light supper and then go to prayer for those that God has laid on our hearts to pray for. If you need prayer, please ask. It is free and we have seen God move in so many ways in the lives of those we have prayed for. Everyone is always welcome to join us for any of our services.
Saturday is the planned moving day for the “Christ is the Answer” sign. We will move it to its temporary signpost until we can take the old hanger down and replace it with another building. We welcome any help and manpower as we make the move and we want to thank those who have contributed to keeping the sign lit for another generation to see the message. If you would like to help financially, then please send your tax-deductible contributions to Barbara New, 180 Frank Clark Rd. Owenton, KY 40359 and place a note inside to designate it for the sign. This all goes into a separate fund to keep the sign going. God bless all and hope to see you in church.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist

“Be Thou My Vision” was Barry Winkle’s special in song Sunday morning. Bro. Dale spoke from Philippians 2:1-8, “Dwelling Together in Unity.” We should dwell on what’s important at church, be unselfish, and use Jesus’ role model. Pam Smoot, John Hetterman and Kristi Adkins had praise reports. It was great to see Angie Weddle following her surgery.
Happy Birthday to Randy Smoot, Steven Bond (33) and Pam McAlister. Happy ninth anniversary to Steven and Breann Bond.  Please pray for Nancy Walker, family of KU worker, Della Collins, Judy Hetterman, Ricky Woolums, Allen Juett, Alice and Roy Marksberry, Janet Sue and Buddy Wilhoite, Kambria Koebbe and familly, Terri Mears, Linda Oechner, Robby Rhinesmith, Alvin Taylor, the families of June Smith, Joan Yount and Gene Grisham.
Our next fellowship meal and business meeting will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18.