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Church News

Friday, August 15, 2008

Otter Creek Christian Church

Hi there from your friends at the Otter Creek Christian Church. Hope that this article finds everyone enjoying their summer this year.

Have we found time to stop and thank God for the beautiful weather that we are enjoying. Because if it wasn't for God, there would be no weather. God is the creator of all things.

Our verse for the week is from John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him will have everlasting life."

Just believe in Jesus and trust Him with your life and let Him become the Lord Saviour of your life and really start to live. If you have any questions, just get in touch with Pastor Brattain at 446-4007 and you will get the answers that you are looking for.

Do you like homemade ice cream? Then look at this! Ice Cream Social at Otter Creek Church Aug. 23. Mark this date on your calendar. It will start at 4 p.m. and will last as long as the ice cream does.

There will be homemade deserts and other good food to enjoy. There will also be games and entertainment. So plan to be with us.

Check out our website OtterCreekChurch.com you will find some really neat stuff on it. From our on-line newsletter to the latest sermons from the sanctuary of the Otter Creek Church. There is even a map to show you how to get to the church. If you like, you can sign up for our newsletter.

Our Sunday service times are 9:30 a.m. for Sunday School for all ages, 10:40 a.m. for our worship service and our evening service starts at 6 p.m. We have Bible study on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. You can contact the church at 446-4007. We are located at 6299 N. Crow St. in Brazil.

Come and experience that small church feeling that has a big heart for God. Hope to see you this Sunday.


On Aug. 22-23 Family Worship Center will be having a kid's crusade, KIDZ COUNTY FAIR. It will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday evening and from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday.

Friday evening we will learn about the Fruits of the Spirit and how to Grow Love, Sprout Joy, Plant Peace, Produce Patience and Pick Kindness.

Saturday's events will include a carnival complete with games, face painting, horseback rides and cotton candy. Lunch will also be served. Kids from age 3 -- sixth grade are invited to attend!

Remember too that we are involved in the Angel Food program. Pick up will be Saturday, Aug. 23. We will be taking orders for September at that time. The September menu may be viewed at angelfoodministries.com/menu.asp. Please call the church office at 442-1792 for more information.

On Sept. 27, we are excited to hold our Walk in Faith Gospel Fest featuring P150, Crimson Cross and Shiloh which is Gospel Bluegrass. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. so bring your lawn chairs and come join us for an evening of fun and fellowship! Admission is free. FWC's women's group, Daughters of Zion will be selling concessions including cornbread & beans.

Pastor Larry Richmond and the congregation of Family Worship Center would like to extend an invitation for you to attend services with us this Sunday! Our morning service will begin at 10 a.m. and the evening service will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening offers a Bible Study for the adults and youth activities at 7 p.m. We are located at the corner of US 40 and Staunton Road. Don't just watch us grow, come grow with us!

First Church of the Nazarene

Greetings once more from the folks at the First Church of the Nazarene.

Today several of our adult teachers will be traveling to the First Assembly of God church in Bedford, Indiana. There will be workshops for those who teach children, youth and adults. This should be a great learning experience for those who attend.

We are having a Gospel Sing Fest, Aug. 29, starting at 6 p.m. Well known guest artists from our area will be singing. The James Family from Center Point, and Crimson Cross from Bee Ridge Congregation and well known guest soloist, Lori Smith. Sam Glover, director of the Community Choir, will also be singing.

Desserts and drinks will be served for a donation to our Kidz Kloset Ministry. This ministry is for any child in our community who needs clothing. All clothing is stylish, and in excellent condition. The only qualification for the free clothing is need. Contact Cindy Wright or Erin Hood at 446-0371 to schedule an appointment to pick out clothing.

Some of our children will be modeling Kidz Kloset clothing the evening of our Gospel Sing. Everyone in the community is invited to join us.

Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m., Ryan Hanson from Nashville, Tenn., will be at our church for a concert. Everyone is invited. A free will offering will be taken.

Congratulations to Katilynn Hogue and Joshua Smith who will be married in our church Aug. 23. Katilynn attends our church and is the daughter of Jackie and Bill Andrews.

Congratulations to proud grandparents, Steve and Suellen Buchholz. Their new grandson, Adley, was born to John and Amber Buchholz Pittman.

Our deepest sympathy to Steve and Kathy-Heffner Grinley. Steve's brother Tim passed away July 31. Our prayers and love go out to Steve and Kathy and all the Grinley family.

We warmly invite you to attend any of our worship services if you are not attending elsewhere. Please read our ad in today's paper for our service times.

We hope if you chose to join us that you will feel the warmth of God's spirit and that you will be spiritually encouraged and strengthened as we worship together.

Have a good week and God bless.

First Presbyterian Church

This Sunday, Aug. 17, is Christian Education Sunday at First Presbyterian. During the 10:30 a.m. Service of Divine Worship, Sunday School students will be awarded attendance pins and promoted to their new classes for the 2008-09 year.

The Christian Education Staff will be honored for their work and commitment to our young people. They include: Jana Becker, Director of Christian Education; Allen and Sherry Seward, Chapel Music; Jayme Choate, Jeanne Lash, Anita Onken, and Katie Trout, Nursery; Amy Boor and Brenda Scott, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten; Jeff and Julia Kapke, First and Second Thomas; John and Jane Mace, Third-Fifth Grade; Mitch and Kerin Reberger, Middle School; Jana Becker and Jennifer Swaim, High School; and Bob Nicoson and Rev. Gary Scroggins, Open Door Class.

Sunday School meets during the latter part of the worship service.

Several other activities are in the planning stage for this fall and winter.

The Rev. Gary Scroggins and the entire congregation of First Presbyterian extend an invitation to all members of the community to join us. For more information, contact the church office at 446-2415 at 210 N. Walnut St. in Brazil.


Good Morning Folks. I have a big, big favor to ask each and every person reading this. Hopefully, you will share this with your family and friends who don't read this. The favor is to pray to God that he will spare us from heavy rains and/or bad storms today. At least during the time of our Ice Cream Social at Bee Ridge Church.

Yes, you heard me right. Today is the big day for us at Bee Ridge. Our Ice Cream Social starts at 5 p.m. and lasts as long as we have people there. That's the reason we don't want any nasty weather.

What we would like is for all of you to come and get to know us. I do believe we will have something for everyone. For instance, there will be all new games, plus face painting for kids of all ages. We have something new this year. It's called the Moon Walk that ages 4-14 can bounce on. Of course, we will have our friend, Bozo the dunking booth, with us again this year. There will be tickets sold to cover all the games, including the Moon Walk and Bozo.

There is a possibility that we may have some people from WTWO-TV with us. At this moment, we're not definitely sure. You will just have to come and check it out. There will be entertainment, too. The Christian band, P150 will be worshiping and praising our Lord through their musical instruments and songs. They sing and play all types of songs. Following P150, a couple of young guys from our church, David Maurey and Jared Rodgers will be performing. I've heard all of the above and it's certainly worth the drive to hear them. They are all fantastic!

Oh, did I forget to tell you that there will also be homemade vanilla ice cream, baked beans, slaw, sandwiches, nachos/cheese and drinks? Plus delicious homemade desserts. All of this for just a Free Will Offering.

So, how about it? Want to come out and be a part of this? We are located on North Kennedy's Crossing Road approximately 1.4 miles north of Northview High School. We are the little church at the top of the hill.

I would like to clarify one thing. After reading this, you might think that all we do at Bee Ridge is eat and have fun. That's just a part of it. Our Pastor Jeff's sermons are based directly from the Bible. You can certainly feel the spirit of God in our church. Come see for yourself.

Carbon United Methodist Church

We are still thanking God for the great success of our 51st Homemade Ice Cream Supper last Friday.

It was a beautiful evening to be out, and out the people came. Old friends, new friends, and some we had not met yet showed up to enjoy a great evening.

This 51st was definitely the best of all fifty-one. People came and stayed to visit with old friends and they did eat! We ended up out of everything! The last thing we sold was a hot dog on a hamburger bun! That's the way we like it!

Thanks to all the people who contributed their time, money, and effort into making it a great success. We were worried about how much help we would have and how many pies we would get. Well, both the help and the pies seemed to crawl out of the woodwork. We had plenty of both; and I think the help had as much fun as the guests. It was great!

The next thing for us to prepare for is a meeting with Gary Shaar from the main Methodist Conference office to discuss with us and other small Methodist churches in the area ideas for us to try. That meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m., at our church. All people interested in bettering our small churches are invited to attend.

Monday, Aug. 18, will be our monthly Administrative Board Meeting at 7 p.m. The board will be planning the annual Kid's Karnival to be held in conjunction with the Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Fish Fry on Sept. 20 in Carbon.

Tuesday, Aug. 19, will be the monthly meeting of the Believers. We will be planning the Bazaar / Quilt Show during the Fish Fry.

Did you see our new sign out in front of the church? It really looks nice, and if you notice, down at the bottom it says "All Welcome", and that really does mean all of you (or ya'll, depending on where you are from). If you want to worship our wonderful God, come to the Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. If you want to learn more about Him and His plans for you, come to Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.

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