December Issue of the News & Notes brings to an end another year for the Word & Work. I personally want to thank each of you who have contributed material throughout the year. We have attempted to share items of interest in the news and activities going on among the Churches of Christ. The year 2011 has brought many interesting news items that bring us closer to the soon return of Jesus Christ. It is my prayer that we’ll keep “looking up for our redemption is drawing nigh.”

Tell City Church  of Christ, Tell City, IN — The elders at Tell City Church of Christ are happy to announce the recent hiring of Jon Adams as an intern minister. He has been filling the pulpit for most of 2011 and he and Mariah, his wife, have participated with our VBS, Woodland Bible Camp and youth retreats. As an intern minister we want to involve him in the rotation of teaching Bible classes and Wednesday prayer service and assisting in spreading the gospel in our community. Jon and Mariah have been commuting from Oakland City for most of the year. He and Mariah are in the process of moving into the parsonage. Jon grew up in New Albany and calls Cherry Street Church of Christ his home church.  If you are looking for a church home, please join us Sunday for worship.

Michael Elaman

ANNUAL PRAYER/PRAISE BOOKLETS…were distributed at the recent Thanksgiving Service at PCS. If your church hasn’t received any booklets, please contact me at

Bennie Hill, P.O. Box 54842, Lexington, KY 40555 or call at 859) 608-6477.

CHURCH LEADERS’ MEETING. The Dec. 14, meeting (11:30) will be at Sam’s Restaurant,corner of Charlestown Road (SR 311)  and Blackiston Mill Rd. in New Albany, IN.

The address 3800 Payne-Kohler Rd. but it can be seen from Charlestown Rd.  We have a fairly private room called the “PatioRoom, no it is not outside. Cost-you will order off the lunch menu-range $5.99-8.99plus drink; gratuity will be in the bill. Wives are invited.

1.      You will be coming across on the Kennedy Bridge on I-65 N

2.      Take the New Albany exit (I-265) west;

3.      Take the first exit SR 311 and turn left (toward New Albany).  The restaurant is on the left and quite visible. (David Longest)


  • The Winter Youth Rally will be at Ebenezer Church of Christ.  The date is Saturday, Dec. 17th.  The Rally is for those in 8th grade through first year in college.  The cost is FREE!!!! The Rally will start at 9:00 with singing and worship time and end at 4:30.  Ebeneezer is willing to provide lodging for any wanting to come the night before, due to distance.


The Bible commands us to:

  • pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Ps. 122:6)
  • speak out for Zion’s sake (Isa. 62:1)
  • be watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem (Isa. 62:6)
  • to bless the Jewish people (Gen. 12:3)