Rushville Republican

November 22, 2013

Church Briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — Faith BaptistChurch - Morristown

Dr. Wayne Scott, pastor

Faith Baptist Church is holding revival services beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and continuing Sunday evening through 7 p.m. Wednesday nightly. Evangelist Morris Gleiser will be preaching, while Paul and Betty Hiscock will be leading songs and performing the special music with hand bells, trumpet and trombone.

There will be a children’s church program for kids ages 3-10 years at each service as well as nursery available for children 2 years and under. Contact Dr. Wayne Scott for more information at (765) 763-7657 or (317) 861-5516.

Good News Clubs will continue at Morristown Elementary after school on Wednesdays, Dec. 4 and 11 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more details, contact Dr. Wayne Scott at (765) 763-7657.

Sunday, Dec. 1 - stay after worship service and write Christmas cards to missionaries.

Thursday, Dec. 5 - Mrs. Karen Scott will be the guest speaker at Hazelwood Baptist Church for “A Vintage Christmas” at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by Dec. 1 to Karen Scott at (317) 861-5516.

Sunday, Dec. 15 - Morristown Manor Nursing Home Christmas program at 1 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 22 - Faith Baptist Church Christmas program at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 24 - Candlelight worship service at 7 p.m. (No Wednesday Bible study this week)

Sunday, Dec. 29 - Stay and pray after the morning worship service.

Online sermons are available at

Rushville Churchof the Nazarene

On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Rushville Church of the Nazarene will be conducting a dedication of the new handicap ramp in front of the church during the morning service beginning at 10:30 a.m. The ramp was built with funds raised in memory of Mr. Lester “Tom” Reynolds who was a member of the church who passed away last summer. The church would like to thank everyone who donated to the project.

At 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, the Rushville Church of the Nazarene will be holding their annual “Hanging of the Greens” service. This service is to refocus those who attend on the real meaning of Christmas closing with everyone singing Silent Night in the candle lit sanctuary. It is a highlight of the season and everyone is invited to attend.

At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, the Rushville Church of the Nazarene will be hosting a concert featuring the Northmen and Cathy. They are a southern gospel group who are making a return visit to the RCN. Everyone is invited to attend this special service.

Any question call Pastor Todd W. Reynolds, 765-561-7850.

Main StreetChristian Church

Main Street Christian Church will have a Celebration of Thanksgiving at their 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. The services will be interactive featuring special videos and persons from within the congregation reading scriptures and messages. Worshippers are invited to dress down in preparation for the Advent and Christmas decorating party following the pitch-in luncheon. The luncheon will begin immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service at approximately 11:45 a.m. The luncheon will feature soups, sandwiches, and finger foods and desserts. Persons who are unable to stay for the decorating party and encouraged to come and eat and join in the fellowship!

The decorating party will be a time of preparing the church facility with it Christmas apparel for Advent, which begins Sunday.Dec. 1.

The Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be delivered on Wednesday. Dinner will be packaged and delivered from Main Street Christian Church, beginning at 4 p.m. Those desiring a Thanksgiving meal may phone the church at 932-2997 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday by Nov. 25, if possible. Persons receiving meals are asked to have someone at home between 4 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Volunteers are still needed to cook turnkeys, donated pumpkin pies, prepare food on Tuesday and to package and deliver meals Wednesday. Volunteers are asked to phone 932-2997, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

A Manna Mission meal will not be held during the month of November due to the Community Thanksgiving meal.

The public is invited to attend all worship services and events.

Plum CreekChristian Church

What do you think of when you hear that a family is “healthy”? Personally, I think it’s a united family who has a balance of the right stuff. What does a healthy family look like to you? Let’s spell out F-A-M-I-L-Y and find out what we learn.

F- is for FUN….When was the last time your family literally had fun? Take away all the technology we have today and pay special attention to the quality of time you spend as a family. God created laughter for a reason. “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength”. Proverbs 17:22 (NLT)

A is for ATTENTION….Paying attention to each family member is just as important as spending time together. Find that special personality in your spouse and children and strengthen it, you won’t believe the growth.

M is for MEMORIES….When we spend time alone with our spouse and children what they will recall the most is memories that were made. It’s important to remember, the Bible tells us exactly 160 times! “Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them”. Deuteronomy 4:9 (NLT)

I is for INSPIRE….Sometimes it’s hard to inspire if you grew up in a home where you were verbally beaten up or made to feel like you weren’t valuable. Perhaps you’ve been in a marriage where the results were the same. We need to break the cycle and bring new life to our families. “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing”. I Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT)

L is for LOVE….A healthy family loves without condition. In John 13:34-35, Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another”. Let’s be realistic, it’s hard to love like Jesus did but it’s what we need to strive for.

Y is for YIELD….The above things are great but must be done by being 100% yielded to Jesus Christ. These things must start with Christ and be built around Him. This is the best gift we will ever give our children and to our spouse. Are you ready for a new family? Please join us at Plum Creek Christian Church and learn more about what it’s like to part of a church family as well. God bless!