Baptized into Christ! (Cramer & Hanover Church of Christ, Lexington, Kentucky, Bennie Hill, Minister)

  • The first Sunday of August was an emotional day for our family as I had the opportunity of baptizing our grandson Chernet Bennett Rowe into Christ. Chernet has been in our family since the first of the year (adopted from Ethiopia, along with his two sisters) and has been exposed to Bible teaching, church, prayer and a network of supporters that includes his brothers & sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles and grandparents.
  • The following week of August, my brother-in-law, Willie Reeves, baptized his two grandchildren, Nikki and Billy Castillo who had been visiting them from Florida. How sweet to see teens whose hearts are touched and convicted.
  • The last week of August was emotional again, as I had the privilege of baptizing our Lexington granddaughter, Cameron Mateyoke, into Christ.

Please pray for these new Christians as our desire is to see them “grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord.”

Invitation to Churches to announce upcoming revivals, special meetings, etc in the News & Notes section of the Word and Work. This is great exposure as more and more people are going to the magazine ON-LINE! Don’t miss out on this opportunity of FREE promotion. It only takes a minute to get us the information

Looking For Writers for Word and Work – Coming in this edition of the Word and Work website are various art­icles by individuals who accepted our invitation to write for the website. We look for­ward to seeing what the Lord has placed on their hearts to share with us. If you would be willing to write an article to be included in a future monthly edition, please email Sandra Naugle Articles will be published at the discretion of the ed­itors and in a month of their choice. — The Editors

NEW:Tell City Church of Christ, Tell City, IN — Revival Meeting on Sunday October 2, 2011 with Gary Fisher – Prophecy Meeting. (Click the following  link for  information)  Tell City Revival

Kentuckiana Bible College introduces it’s new web site Check it out for vital information of upcoming classes & news!

PORTLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL begins New Year! The first day started and was blessed with an enrollment, for K to 12, 404 students (as I write this we picked up 2 more students so 406 is the enrollment). This alone is the highest enrollment in the 88 years of Portland Christian School. The PCS “Little School” starts next week with a total of 73 part-time and full-time pre-school students. The Lord has allowed PCS the honor of letting the teachers here to teach 474 total students. The praise goes to our Father. (Rick Folden)

Portland Christian School System

  • 8509 Westport Road Louisville, KY 40242
  • 2500 Portland Ave. Louisville, KY 40212

Office: (502) 429-3727  Fax: (502) 326-2682

Ebenezer Church of Christ (Salvisa, Kentucky. John Kesel, Minister) God has brought a great opportunity and a rich blessing, and we hope you will choose to participate in this joyful opportunity. On September 11th, 7:00 p.m. the Good News Singers from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, will be at Ebenezer for a service of singing songs of praise to the Lord.


Woodland Bible Camp News: SENIOR CITIZEN’S WEEK is fast approaching. It is September 12-16 and you are encouraged to take advantage of this great opportunity for Christian fellowship. This year’s theme will be: “Lift Up Your Heads” and promises to be an uplifting time in the study of God’s Word. Take time now to send in your registration. Click on the   following  link for a schedule (PDF) – 2011 Senior Citizens Week For information, contact J R Satterfield or call at 812) 949-1959. See you at Woodland Bible Camp on Monday September 12th.

Louisville Area Church Leaders. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 14,  2011, beginning at 11:30 AM, at the Cherry Street Church of Christ, 302 Cherry Street, New Albany. The meeting is in the basement; please enter from the rear parking lot. Don’t forget to bring a sack lunch and a drink! These meetings are always on the second Wednesday of the month, unless you are specially notified of a change. Contact David Longest,Cherry Street Church of Christ Elder for information.

Parksville Christian Church a Church of Christ, Parksville, KY — Dear Friends, We would love to invite you to our: Homecoming/ Revival   Date: September 18-21, 2011 Speaker: Bro. Ray (Sandra) Naugle

Please, note the week’s schedule:

  • Sunday the 18th- no Sunday school – Services at 11a.m. Meal after morning services p.m. service – 7 p.m. @ the church.
  • Monday-7 p.m. @ the church
  • Tuesday– 7 p.m.   services will be held this night only at he Millennium Park in Danville – Opened to all… his will be a night of the builder’s class picnic, small celebration of 60 + years for the builder’s class and a short sermon from Bro. Ray. All ladies that were ever in the builder’s class are encouraged to attend.
  • Wed. night- 7 p.m. @ the church- last night

Hope to see you there and invite a friend.  Thank You, Frank and Connie Preston Parksville Christian church Phone: 859 319-2119 859 583-2350

Buechel Church of Christ, Louisville, KY – Bud Ridgeway, Minister.  “Back To The Bible Evangelism Workshop.” How to open your Bible and teach God’s plan of salvation.  Starts September 22, 201 At 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Buechel Church of Christ 2105 Buechel Bank Road  Louisville, KY 40218  502.550-1539 No age limit ( young or old) Bring paper, pen, Bible, and willingness. This is 3 week program.  Call Bud Ridgeway to enroll. (limited to first 20)people.

The Ladies Annual Retreat will be held this year at Kavanaugh Life center on Sept. 23rd & 24th. This years  theme is “Daughters of the King: God Using Ordinary Women.” We have speakers you may have heard before and perhaps those you have not. It is always a wonderful time of fellowship, and encouragement and inspiration form the speakers.

For additional information contact Sandra Naugle at 812-246-2918 or 502-494-4185 or by email: Cost is $30 for adults and $20 for teens if received by August 22nd. We will be looking for you on the 23rd of September.  2011 Ladies Retreat Flyer (PDF)

Sellersburg Church Of Christ, Sellersburg, IN — The Sellersburg Church of Christ is currently looking for a minister to come work with us to spread the gospel. We are an a cappella group that holds to the teachings of the New Testament church as an example to follow. We study the whole Bible and follow the pre-millennial view on end time theology. This is a congregation of 125 active members, located in a small Southern Indiana community approximately 10 miles from Louisville, Kentucky. We are looking for an energetic person who can work with young and old alike. He must be strong in the faith and beliefs of the Church of Christ and be well grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Our website is

If you are interested in this position please contact Kenneth Ray Pettit at telephone 812-282-1658, by email at or by mail at 18 Fay Avenue, Jeffersonville, In 47130.

  • Looking For Youth Minister: The Sellersburg Church of Christ is currently looking for a part time youth minister to help organize the youth program. We are looking for an energetic person who can work with children, teenagers and young adults. He must be strong in the faith and beliefs of the Church of Christ and be well grounded in the teachings of the Bible. We would prefer a young married couple who can relate well with others. We are an a cappella group that holds to the teaching of the whole Bible and follow the pre-millennial view on end time theology. This is a congregation of 125 active members, located in a small Southern Indiana community approximately 10 miles from Louisville Kentucky. If you are interested in this position please contact Kenneth Ray Pettit at telephone 812-282-1658, by email at or by mail at 18 Fay Avenue, Jeffersonville, In 47130.


REUNION AT WOODLAND  (Reunion at Woodland Flyer) coming this fall, October 7, 8, and 9th. We literally have hundreds of people we need to get the word out to. We are praying that it will be one of the most life changing weekends ever spent at Woodland Bible Camp. We hope to have a little something for everyone, but the focus will be about strengthening our relationship with God and strengthening relationships within our own families. Come one, come all!  In one sense, our “target” group is anyone who will not be attending Senior Citizens Week and those who will not be attending the JR/SR High Retreat the last weekend of September…….BUT OF COURSE EVERYONE IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.  Let us know if you will help spread the word and pray.  Please pray that God would touch people and draw their hearts back to Woodland, to their families, and most importantly……..HIMSELF.  More details coming in the next few days! Brent Heeke

Pre-Game Prayer Eliminated Over Lawsuit Threat August 24, 2011 – This was sent in by Bennie Hill. It came  from Chuck Missler and Koinonia House Bell County, Kentucky school officials have ended the tradition of having a minister lead prayer over the public-address system before high school football games because of a complaint from a Wisconsin-based group that promotes the separation of church and state. Friday’s home game against Lexington Catholic was the first in decades that didn’t include a prayer before the game, said Bell County Superintendent George Thompson. “People were kind of jolted when we did the National Anthem and then kicked off” without the prayer, Thompson said.   –

Are you looking for “The Perfect Pastor?” The ideal pastor preaches exactly 20 minutes. He condemns sin, but never hurts anyone’s feelings. He works from 8 AM to midnight, and also serves as the church janitor. He makes $40 a week, wears good clothes, and donates $30 a week to the church.  He is 29 years old and has 40 years of experience.  He is both tall and short, thin and heavyset, and has one brown eye and one blue eye. He makes 15 house calls a day and is always in his office.

If your pastor does not measure up to these criteria, send this list to six other churches that are also dissatisfied with their pastor. Then, bundle up your pastor and send him to the church at the top of the list. In one week you will receive 1,643 pastors.  Surely one of them will be perfect. Have faith in this letter. One church broke the chain and got its old pastor back in three months.  -Sent in  by Bennie Hill

CHURCH OF CHRIST WORLDWIDE (Lexington, Kentucky) will be sending out letters in the near future requesting updated information regarding the various works throughout the world. The booklet is printed annually and distributed among churches that regularly support the Church of Christ Worldwide. I hear numerous reports that the booklets are being used in various congregations to promote a greater awareness among Missions Around the World (both Home & Abroad) Also, an added feature is the Church directory.

All corrections / additions / subtractions can be made and sent to Bennie Hill  P.O. Box 54842  Lexington, KY 50555


(excerpt from Prayer/Praise Booklet – 2010)


Jinei Tomoura  Warabi Church  Tokyo, Japan

Items for Praise

  1. Three men have been added as preaching staff now. We are thankful for their faithfulness in preaching the word of God.
  2. Our Sunday school is going well with about 8 staff. We are still studying on how to share the word of God and meet the need of children.
  3. We have completed our annual booklet entitled, “Forgiveness.” It is a blessing and a good chance for all of us to review our faith in Christ. We could have sent this booklet to many Churches and individuals in Japan.
  4. There are some new comers in our worship and the Bible study.
  5. I had a chance to share the word of God at Women’s University in Sept. There is one student coming to our Bible study from the university.
  6. It is good and hopeful sign for us that we begin talking about future of the body including leadership.
  7. We are now engaging dialogue between each family or individual and myself in order to have good understanding and perspective for our assembly now and the future. I have been blessed finding a lot of gifts among members through this dialogue.
  8. I thank you for your unceasing prayer support for the mission of Christ in Japan.

Items for Prayer

  1. As we face change of leadership in the future we must seek the will of God in prayer.
  2. I have mentioned about a prisoner the last year. He will be released on Nov. Out of two years correspondence; he expresses his desire to be baptized when he is freed from the prison. We are glad to hear his desire and required wise follow up of him.
  3. There are some people who seek to follow Christ. Please pray for them and us that God uses all situations in order to lead each one of them to Jesus Christ.
  4. We are moving toward the end of 2010. There will be some events ahead of us. Our prayer is to glorify God through all events.
  5. I need your prayer for my ministry of the word of God that I may be able to serve people with the Word in mighty way in every occasion.
  6. We are continuously praying for people in various sicknesses around us that they may be kept each day under the mighty hands of God.
  7. Please pray for me that I am always able to run the race faithfully to the end.

Bennie Hill lives in Lexington, KY and is the Minister of the  Cramer and Hanover Church of Christ.