Rushville Republican

October 5, 2012

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Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Arlington Christian Church

Arlington Christian Church is hosting Christian, twin-brothers and entertainers for a program of music, fun and inspiration at 6 p.m. this Sunday evening, Oct. 7. The public is invited to attend this double fun and faith program.

The program will be brought by Blaine and Boyd Cornwell, also known as The Master’s Encouragers. The twin brothers, born in Athens, Ohio, have traveled all over the United States since 1978, serving as ambassadors of Christ in schools, conventions and churches. Both are graduates of Ohio University and from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo. They have taught in the public school and college. The twins are also caddies on the pro golf tour.

This Sunday’s program is part of area church’s Fifth Sunday Rally, where area churches travel from church to church to build Christian unity and mutual encouragement on the last Sunday night of months that have five Sundays. The most current fifth Sunday was last Sunday, Sept. 30, but this time was moved forward one week – to Oct. 7 – because that was when Blaine and Boyd were available to come.

“They are worth waiting for and we hope many of our neighbors will be able to join us for a unique evening of wholesome entertainment,” says Bob Brock, Minister of Arlington Christian Church.

The Gathering

The community is invited to join The Gathering from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at Memorial Park for pumpkin painting, games and free food for the family. The evening will include great games and free hotdogs, chips and a drink. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this event that is fun for the family.

Faith Baptist Church – Morristown

Faith Baptist Church is having a special teen activity this Friday, Oct. 5 at Joe and NaTosha Hansome’s home at 6 p.m. Teens are asked to R.S.V.P. if they are planning to attend and sign up for a pitch-in item by calling (317)395-4881 or 448-0697.

Sunday school promotions will be held on Sunday with classes for nursery through adult at 9:30 a.m. The morning worship is at 10:30 a.m.; followed by a pitch-in lunch at noon and the afternoon worship service at 12:45 p.m. Dr. Wayne Scott will be teaching and preaching in all three services.

The annual fall bonfire party will be held Oct. 21 at Robert and Mary Rodebeck’s farm in Greenfield. The afternoon worship service and pitch-in meal will begin at 1:30 p.m. Activities will include games, corn hole contest, hay ride and lots of food. Everyone attending should bring a lawn chair and a covered dish for the pitch-in. The church will provide the meat, buns and tableware.

Oct. 24 will be the next visitation program. Teams will leave the church at 7 p.m.

Oct. 28 will be the monthly business meeting with the election of two deacons on the agenda.

The church is collecting non-perishable food items for the holiday gift baskets. Please place your contribution in the boxes in the church office.

The Good News Clubs are meeting after school on Mondays at New Palestine Elementary and Wednesdays at Morristown Elementary. Contact the school office or church for sign-up information at (765)763-7657.

To listen to online sermons, visit the church website at

Big Flatrock Christian Church

Big Flatrock Christian Church would like to invite everyone to their annual Homecoming Celebration/Knowles Shaw Day at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14. Special guest bringing the message will be Mike Whitacre. Special music will be by Eddie Thompson. Church memorabilia will also be on display. There will be a pitch in dinner at noon. Please bring a well filled basket and share our special day with us. Information: Larry Stout at 765-629-2892.

Old Fashion Tent Revival

“On Fire for God” will be held Oct. 5 - 7 on the Manilla Fire Department grounds. Friday Night Teen Services featuring Pastor Brandon Harrison begins at 7 p.m.

Saturday Afternoon Fried Chicken Dinner with mashed potatoes, rolls, green beans, coleslaw, desserts and drinks will be from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free will offering accepted.

Saturday Night Revival Services featuring Brother Ed Crawford begin at 7 p.m.

Sunday Morning Church Services with Brother Ed Crawford start at 10 a.m. For more information please contact Lisa Ward 765-561-4069.

Plum Creek Christian Church

Why Youth Ministry

Just because we live in a small rural community doesn’t mean the changing times don’t affect us. You don’t have to listen very long to hear the devastating message some of our kids are hearing in public schools and our colleges. Instead of teaching the golden rule, it seems as though many of our teachers and professors are on a different mission. Many feel the need to spread the word that there is no God. Or that we have evolved from apes. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The scariest part is most of our kids have not been taught the real truth of the Bible. When this is the case we are in danger of believing these lies. What are we to do about this? The Bible makes it very clear. We are to teach God’s Word to our children. We show them that, “Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.”

As Christians it is well past time to stand-up for Jesus in our homes, community and workplace. In this fast paced world of technology we need to give our kids a firm foundation. We at PCCC are taking this command seriously. Last week we introduced our new Family Life Minister, Zach Korff to our congregation. He is ready, willing and able to lead the charge to get our kids ready for all the challenges that life is throwing at them. He reminded us he cannot do this alone and he needs parents and others who feel God tugging at their hearts about this mission to join him.

We at PCCC invite parents and those of you without a church family to join us on this journey. Let’s work together to be about changing these times for the better! Take time to honor God. It will bring life to you and your family. For questions about this ministry you may call the office at 765-645-5058.

Ray’s Crossing Christian Union Church

Ray’s Crossing Christian Union Church will be offering Trunker Treating from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27. This is a public event...all are welcome. Members of the community and church will be decorating the back ends of their vehicles and passing out treats in the parking lot. Inside we will offer a free meal to those who come out along with a few family games! Join the fun by decorating your trunk if you live out in the country and no longer get treaters at your door, but love to see their costume creativity!

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