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Today's Features

  • David Lyons, center, executive vice president of First Farmers Bank, presents a check to Owen County Boys Basketball Head Coach Devin Duvall, left, accompanied by Owen County High School Athletic Director TJ Wesselman, right. The donation was based on the number of 3-pointers made during the regular season. This year, the donation was at least $830.
     

  • In the past, Owen countians have seen some bad winters when snow drifted over fence posts, the Kentucky River froze, long-standing shade trees in front yards had to be cut down because at times the cold and snow prevented a journey to the woods for fuel.
    As February made its exit, folks looked forward to spring, and memories of cold and snow gave way to anticipation of house cleaning (at least for the women), planting crops, incubating chicks, and fishing.

  • The other day I read an article written by Sharon Miller, a woman who stopped wearing makeup “as an act of Christian discipleship.”
    She was getting ready to go shopping with her in-laws and as she went through her usual morning routine of blow-drying her hair and picking out an outfit, she decided to go to the mall sans makeup.
    She said she had been inspired by a book, “Dance of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Women’s Spirituality,” by Maria Harris.

  • Sunday was a rainy and gloomy day, but you couldn’t tell it by all the love, singing and praising the Lord that went on inside our little church.
    Our church opened up with Bro. James welcoming everyone and our choir, “New Beginnings,” singing “Let’s Just Praise the Lord and Holy Ground.”
    Cecila did a wonderful job singing “Your Secret Place.” Also, Joy and her puppet, Rover, put on a little skit called “You can’t get brownie points by making brownies.”

  • The Sunday message pastor Brad Vincent will deliver comes from Isaiah chapter 11 and is titled “The True Vine.”
    Judah and Israel had become corrupt and unfaithful to the point God allowed His people to be conquered by Assyria as judgement for their not following Him.
    However, in chapter 11, the prophet Isaiah is extending hope to a devastated Jerusalem by reassuring the people of a coming King.

  • Zumba fitness classes will be held 6:30-7:30 each Friday night at the church gym. The class is led by Julie O’Banion and is $5 per class.
    Meeting the Needs Ministry is collecting laundry detergent through February.  Boxes are located in the MBC back foyer for donated items. Our next night to work at Meeting the Needs is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
    The monthly men’s prayer breakfast will be at 8 a.m. March 5.
     

  • What a Baptist morning. Brother Lewis’ message was from James 1:27 and Luke 13:5. Are you a child of God? you must repent and be born again to become a child of God.
    All we have to do is believe and have faith to know that he is always there. It’s up to us to let him into our hearts and lives. There is nothing better to have in your life than Jesus.  
    Keep all those who are on our prayer list in your prayers a special prayer to the Furnish family.  

  • Bro. Adam’s message was from Matthew 3:13-17 on the baptism of Jesus. Jesus was baptized to identify with us, to be obedient to God, and to serve as an example for us. Baptism does not save us, only acceptance of Jesus Christ through faith saves us. However, baptism is the first step in obedience to Christ after we accept Him through faith. We rejoice with Stacey and Jason as they have expressed their faith in Christ and followed in obedience with baptism.

  • First Christian said farewell and thank you to the Rev. Dann Masden with a hearty country breakfast before worship Sunday morning.
    The Rev. Masden is leaving First Christian for a new interim mininstry and he will be missed.
    The children learned about being a player on God’s team during “A Time for Young Disciples” and each received a wrist band with 3:16 to remind them of the John 3:16 scripture.
    The choir provided a beautiful special led by Berna Tanksley, minister of music.

  • The past couple weeks have been totally exciting for us. We are happy to announce our newest partnership with First Baptist Woodstock in Georgia.
    Pastor Johnny Hunt and their church planting ministry will be guiding us in reaching our goals to reach our community for Christ.
    Our local ministry, “The Wild Goose Cafe,” had a huge grand opening last week followed by the Owen County Arts Council’s poetry reading/concert last Saturday. All of our proceeds from the cafe go to helping families in need here in our community.