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Stop at the Crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it.
Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls.
Jeremiah 6:16

August 30, 2009

Men's Retreat at The Castle

The local Men of Vision chapter is gathering with other area chapters for a weekend retreat at The Castle near Franklin, PA. This event on September 11-12, 2009 will be a time of fellowship, fun, games, golf, food, and other activities. See Ray Shingler for more information.

August 29, 2009

Can You Sing? New Choir Season is Forming (UPDATED)

On Sunday August 30, 2009 there will be a meeting after the worship service for anyone interested in joining the choir.

Weekly choir practice will resume Thursday September 3, 2009 at 6:30 pm.

Contact Debbie Weese for more information.

August 28, 2009

New Sunday Evening Study Series Announced

Our next Sunday evening Bible Study series led by Pastor Todd Jaussen will begin September 6, 2009 at 6:00 pm. This fall we will start with an 8-week study called "Deepening Our Understanding of the Bible". We will look at two things: first we will give an overview of the whole Bible so that we will understand the different books and what they teach; secondly we will find and follow the one story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Hope to see you there. And bring your Bible...

Three New Sunday School Classes to Start (UPDATED)

The new Sunday School quarter begins on September 6, 2009 and three new classes for adults are scheduled. We hope you can join one of the classes or any of the others being offered.

"Systematic Theology" will be led by Pastor Todd Jaussen. This will be a deeper look at the doctrines of the Bible. It will be a serious study of theology and class members will have reading assignments for throughout the week to be prepared for the class. The student does not need a vast academic background, just a hunger to know the things of God at a deeper and more glorious level. Here is a link to a preview of the book that will be used: Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine by Wayne A. Grudem.

"Returning to Holiness" will follow the guideline of Romans 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.” How can we fulfill this Scripture in our lives? Here is a study that will help us dig deep into our spiritual lives to reveal the sins we sometimes overlook. These sins can rob us of the peace that godly living produces. This will be a challenging, yet rewarding class taught by Gary Meikle.

Marty and Martha Johnson will be overseeing "The Coffeehouse Gospel". This class will read and discuss the book of the same name by Matthew Paul Turner. This book explores ways in which we can use our personal life stories naturally, in conversation, to share Christ with others. Chapters cover topics such as selflessness, listening through conversation, and engaging your world. This book seeks to empower Christians to engage others in meaningful and purposeful conversation. Here is a link to a preview of the book: The Coffeehouse Gospel: Sharing Your Faith In Everyday Conversation by Matthew Turner.

August 22, 2009

Calling All Campers: 2009 Camping Weekend Set (UPDATED)

Just a reminder that the Church Camping Weekend is fast approaching. It will be held September 11—13, 2009 at Pymatuning State Park in Andover, OH. There is a signup sheet available for those who plan to camp. You will need to make your own reservations. More information will follow. Questions can be directed to Ray Murrin.

Update: Ray has announced that a few trailers are available to rent for the weekend for those who do not have a camper. See Ray soon if you are interested.

Report on Family Bible School: Shoe Collection (UPDATED)

A special mission focus of the Family Bible School was to collect new shoes for distribution to at-risk children in the United States and to orphans in 55 countries around the world as administered by Shoes for Orphan Souls. Millions of children do not have decent shoes every day. It was decided to extend this program to the end of August before the shoes are packed and sent in. Any type of shoe or boot, socks, and shoelaces is acceptable as long as they are new. The items can be dropped off at the church.

Eye Glasses Collection for Missions

The Missions Committee is collecting old eye glasses to take or send to the Dominican Republic. Any type of old reading glasses, magnifying glasses, sunglasses, etc. will be accepted: prescription or regular. There is a box for these at the church.

Final 2009 Summer Fellowship Gathering (UPDATED)

For the final Summer Fellowship Gathering event, Mrs. Jeanne Ball and family will be presenting an evening of music and memories here at the church on Sunday August 30, 2009 at 6:00 pm.

Several groups will be praising the Lord here in song, giving testimony to His goodness and faithfulness. Come share this time with them. There will be a fellowship time afterward. Please bring your favorite desserts.

August 14, 2009

Prayer for New School Year

There will be a prayer service for the benefit of the staff and students of the Greenville School district and Keystone Charter School on Tuesday August 25, 2009 beginning at 6:00 pm. The service will start in front of the Hempfield School (Fredonia Road), then participants will travel by the own transportation to the Greenville High School (Donation Road), East Elementary (Columbia Avenue), and finish the service at the Keystone Elementary Center (South Good Hope Road). All members of the community interested in participating are welcome to attend. Questions can be addressed to April Knierman.

Sunday School Planning Meeting

A planning meeting for the Sunday School program will be held Thursday August 20, 2009 at 7:00 pm. All who are interested in teaching children, young people, or adults, please plan on attending. We are in need of teachers. Any questions can be directed to Lorretta Ball.

August 9, 2009

Mission Report from The Good Shepherd Center

We want to acknowledge your congregation's support throughout the year to The Good Shepherd Center. Although we do not sent out a monthly thank you, we are most grateful to you and do not ever take you for granted. Typically, most folks think about us at the holidays, and we are thankful for that, of course, but we are now feeding over 350 households monthly. Your regularly given gifts make it possible for us to continue to offer support to the growing number of individuals who need our assistance. This has been a challenging year for us due to plant closings and lay-offs, the uncertain local and national economy, and theft of our safe which contained our operating money, gift cards, titles and valuables that had to be replaced. Most recently, due to the impasse of Pennsylvania's representatives to pass a budget, many state workers are contacting us for assistance to get by until they begin receiving pay checks again. These challenges are not necessarily unique to us; most food pantries are finding it more difficult to meet needs. We are blessed as God continues to provide for this ministry through your help. Your support is a witness to many in our community that others care and are concerned for them.
Mary Ann Reeher, Executive Director of The Good Shepherd Center in Greenville.

August Women's Ministry Meeting

All women of the congregation are invited to the Women's Ministry evening on Tuesday August 11, 2009 at 7:00 pm. The fun will be hosted by Margie Haller and Nita Murrin at the church.

August 1, 2009

Have You Ever Gone on the Monthly Rescue Mission Trip?

Did you know that the first Wednesday of every month a group travels from our church to the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley in Youngstown, OH? They go to help serve a meal, minister to, and fellowship with those in need. The van leaves the church at 4:25 pm and seating is limited so a signup sheet is available. Contact Fred Switzer for more details.

This month we are taking watermelons for the dessert. If you can supply one, please see Fran Wilkin.

Ladies Aid Annual Family Picnic

The Ladies Aid group is having their annual family picnic at Hempfield Park, Pavilion #3 on Wednesday August 5, 2009 at 1:00 pm. All Ladies Aid members, social members, and their families are invited.

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