Rushville Republican

January 24, 2014

Church Briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — Main Street Christian Church to sponsor Step and Walk

Main Street Christian Church will sponsor a Step and Walk on Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 28 through March. Step and Walk is an opportunity to respond to total health - physical and spiritual. A walking and stepping route is laid out through the three floors of the educational building. The route will be marked with arrows. Persons may walk as few or as many routes as they desire. If there is the desire, presentations in the near future regarding nutrition, exercise and health in the near future. For more information please phone 932-2997. The public is invited to take part.

Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

Dr. Wayne Scott, pastor

Sunday, Jan. 26 - Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship services at 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. with a fellowship meal at noon.

Upcoming events:

Sunday, Feb. 2 - “Soup-er Bowl” Sunday with a pitch-in lunch of soups and chili at noon. Advent Angels sign up for 2014 immediately after the morning worship service at Feb. 2.

Feb. 15 - Winter Banquet at Kopper Kettle in Morristown at 6:30 p.m.

RSVP to Jane Smith by Sunday, Feb. 9 with $20/person. Checks should be made payable to Faith Baptist Church.

Online services are available at

Plum Creek Christian Church

All about Jesus in 2014

We as Christians have a mission to make disciples as Matthew 28:19-20 states. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”.

There is, in every human soul, the need to be a part of something much bigger than any earth achievement, or even any earth relationship, can offer.” To be people focused. As Dee Brestin and Kathy Troccoli state: If we cannot show love for others, both for our neighbor and for our brothers and sisters in the Lord, it’s a red flag that something is very wrong in our relationship with God”.

We need to show love for others, that we are Spirit Led. Ephesians 3:20 (NLT) “Now all glory to God, who is able, thought His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Jesus knows we need power to live and make courageous choices. He sent the Holy Spirit to inhabit the lives of true believers for the purpose of empowering us, guiding us, and teaching us how to live for God.”

We are Heaven Bound, Philippians 3:20-21. But our citizenship is in heaven, And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control , will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body”. As Bill Kemp and Diana Kerner Arnett state: “Hope lives even when the body is dying”.

Please join us at PCCC this 2014 and learn how we, as a body of Christ can call upon those who need Jesus in their lives. God bless you and pray to see you soon.

First Baptist Church

The opening line for a song that came out in the late 1960s says, “One is the loneliest that you’ll ever do.” The song is about how the person felt when someone he loved left his life. None of us wants to be completely alone. Sociologists and psychologists say that even the most introverted person needs to be around another person sometimes. But there is a time when “one” does not indicate being alone. You can read in the Bible how Jesus prayed that His followers would be one. That means a large group of people living and functioning as one, and loneliness not being part of the equation.

That’s not how it often happens, though. Christians often are divided and people become lonely as a result. What can we do to help the situation and become more one as Jesus prayed? Come to First Baptist Church this Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. and join us as we look deeper into this important topic. See you then.

Walnut Ridge Friends Meeting

Walnut Ridge Friends Meeting, Carthage, is pleased to announce that Jerry Alexander, from Anderson, will serve as the new church pastor.

Pastor Alexander graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in Christian Ministries, Accounting and Business Administration. He has also attended Anderson University School of Theology and for over 30 years he has served in in both the Wesleyan Church and the United Methodist Church.

Jerry and his family own several small business interests in Madison County, which are managed by his two adult children Jason and Angi. He also works as a consultant for the Elwood Redevelopment Commission. For over six years, he worked as The District Community Relations Director for current Governor Mike Pence when he served as the Indiana 6th District Member of Congress.

Jerry and his wife, Teresa will have been married for 40 years this July; they have 11 grandchildren, with one more on the way.

Pastor Jerry can be reached via the Walnut Ridge Facebook page, or by calling the church at 765-565-6121.