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Bee Ridge hosting weekend revival

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bee Ridge Church, 10100 N. Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil, will conduct its annual revival Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Jason Moon Photo. [Order this photo]
Bee Ridge Church has a slew of fundraisers coming up.

The church, located at 10100 N. Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil, has scheduled a revival this weekend.

Pastor Jeff Bridgewater said the fundraisers were set up in order to help the church fund a new building it has plans to construct.

"We're building a separate building on the corner of (County Road 300 West and CR 1000 N.)," Bridgewater told The Brazil Times. "It's just around the corner (from the church)."

Bridgewater said the property was purchased in order for the church to build a new sanctuary and fellowship hall with a complete kitchen.

"We're going to build a sanctuary that will seat 250-300 people," he said. "Hopefully, by next spring, we'll be breaking ground."

Bridgewater said, from the outside, the current facility is "deceiving," in that it looks much larger than it really is.

He said the basement serves as the fellowship hall and includes a kitchen. However, they can only sit approximately 20-30 people in the area, thus the need for a new building.

The weekend revival will begin Friday at 7 p.m., and last through Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. Events will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, as well.

Dinners will take place Friday and Saturday from 5-6:40 p.m., with Friday's menu consisting of lasagna, brownies and Ritter's Ice Cream.

Saturday will feature a barbecue, along with hot dogs, cheesy potatoes and cookies.

Following Sunday's service, a homemade chicken and noodle dinner will take place. Mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls and cake will also be served.

Featured speakers at the event will be Ron and Jeff Bridgewater, and music will be provided by David Maurey.

Bridgewater said freewill donations would be accepted for the annual event.

"We've always done better with (freewill donations)," Bridgewater said. "We usually have 40-50 (people in attendance), but we hope to do better than that this year."

Bridgewater said the church has already conducted a handful of fundraisers for the project and has more in store.

He said a pancake breakfast recently took place and the church received several freewill donations.

"It was a big success," he said.

He added the church has planned a gospel sing and a garage sale is also in the works.

"We've set up a series of fundraisers," Bridgewater said. "It's going well. We have all kinds of things on the agenda."

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A couple bible scriptures come to mind:

"What! Do you not have houses in which to eat and drink?" 1 Corinthians 11:22 "If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, so that you will not come together for judgment." 1 Cor 11:34

How does the church raise money? 1 Cor 16:1-2"Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also. On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come."

-- Posted by brazilian on Thu, Apr 7, 2011, at 9:33 AM

"Is the LORD's arm too short?" Numbers 11.23

-- Posted by LifeObserver on Thu, Apr 7, 2011, at 3:59 PM

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