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by Bennie Hill

PORTLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is pleased to invite you to be our guests at our annual Celebration Dinner September 29, 2016.  Keynote speaker: The Honorable Governor Matt Bevin.   Reasons to Celebrate: Kyle Idleman, Teaching Pastor of Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, Kentucky.   Our desire is that God will be glorified as we share what He is doing in and through our school this year.   You can join us for this evening and be part of our special VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.  The cost of the event is $50 per person. All proceeds from this event will help to underwrite our operations and to fill up our Tuition Assistance Fund.  For additional information, please call at (502) 500-9645.  Please note that this is not a political event and that all donations will be used for the operations and Tuition Assistance Fund of Portland Christian School.


Ground Breaking occurred for our classroom addition on Thursday, September 15!  Construction will begin within the next few weeks once the construction calendar has been finalized.  God is good!

Based on our projections, God has provided about 83% of the funding that we will need to complete this project debt-free.  Help us bridge the final the gap!

Current projected cost = $525,000 (design, construction, furniture and technology)

Amount received as of September = $433,910.

Still needed = $91,090.

God has blessed PCS with a growing student body and we need to build new classrooms!  Designs complete and preparations are being made for breaking ground in Fall 2016 on a 4,300 square foot addition containing four classrooms and a hallway alongside our chapel on the cafeteria side.     For more on the background of this project click on " A Case For Classrooms" in the sidebar to the right.  WE NEED YOUR HELP TO BUILD THESE CLASSROOMS!  DONATE ONLINE HERE or by sending a check to Portland Christian School, 8509 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY 40242 with a note "Classrooms."

Bro. Delmar Frank Browning (84) passed away Sunday August 14, 2016. He was a minister for many congregations of the Church of Christ and a teacher at Portland Christian. He is preceded in death by his grandsons, Ryan and Justin.   Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Sara (Covey) , son Derek Browning ( Jessie) and their three children, daughter Melanie Browning and her children Desiree and Brandon, brother Jon Browning ( Alice ) sisters Mary Hale (Norman) and Ruth Browning.

His funeral was held Wednesday August 17th at Shively Christian Church 1822 Kendall Lane with burial at Evergreen Cemetery .

In lieu of flowers expressions may be made to the Delmer Browning memorial fund at any Fifth Third Bank.  Be praying for Sara and the family.

Senior Citizens Week is September 12-16, 2016 at Woodland Bible Camp.  This year’s theme is “A Charge to Keep” from Jude verse 3.  The planning team members include: Robert & Jackie Gill, Rex & Marcia Prather, J.R. & Pie Satterfield, Buford and Maude Smith, Ed & Clara Woosley.  Register ONLINE at woodlandbiblecamp.org or by calling or emailing:  Rex & Marcia Prather (502)458-8199 or rexandmarcia@peoplepc.com   Lodging information:  Cabins available and full RV hookups:  Available on first come/ registration basis.  Local Motels: Park Inn (812) 847-8631, Allen Motel (812) 847-8613)  Cost for full week is $120.00 per person (individual days/ meals will be prorated.

 Woodland Bible Camp Annual Meeting is September 13 Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. (During Senior Citizens Week) Contact David Pound at 317-298-4730 or email poundhouse@aol.com .

 Fall Retreat at Woodland Bible Camp is September 30 – October 2 (Friday 6 p.m. – Sunday 1 p.m.  Ages:  Grades 8 to Age 20.  Director:  Jeff Adams (812) 987-6006) or jeffreywadams58@gmail.com

Church of Christ Worldwide--P.O. Box 54842, Lexington, KY 40555---benhill2468@gmail.com

Greetings!                                                                                          SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

On behalf of the Church of Christ Worldwide I am writing to encourage you to RESPOND to our annual Prayer / Praise Booklet to be distributed by Thanksgiving 2016.  Before you DISCARD this letter – please consider providing information again this year to be shared with churches, preachers, and members who are INTERESTED in Missions Around the World!      Your particular ministry of outreach is of interest to many and we hope you will take the time to share with us!

I am in the process of gathering – updating material that can be sent to supporting congregations and individuals who are interested in missions.   In order NOT to be so time consuming and RUSHING at the last minute to get this material to the printer, we are pushing our DEADLINE UP to September 30th.

I look forward to receiving your information by SEPTEMBER 30TH.    Remember, you can send directly to Joyce Smith who is assisting me again this year with the booklet.  Her e-mail address is smithjl@twc.com.

Thanks again for your participation and my prayer is that the Lord will continue to bless you and the work there.  And our congregations can be better informed to make their prayers more specific.

Contact information above:  (P.O. Box 54842, Lexington, KY 40555 or  benhill2468@gmail.com.

Bro. Bennie

Denham  Springs Church of Christ (Mike Abbott) 

Those of us in and around Denham Springs have been overwhelmed in the last several days, but not overcome.  I have seen the goodness of God in people in the many rescues, relief efforts, and physical help.  Sister congregations have helped our church by working to clean up our church building, giving our own church members the time they need to clean up their homes.  Others have or plan on sending supplies and money.  If you would like to help by donating to the flood relief, send your checks made out to Denham Springs Church of Christ to the address of our church treasurer and elder: Allan Bundy, 11475 Mollylea Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70815.  Please earmark it - flood relief.  The elders of the church will oversee how the money is used in connection with the flood. 

Churches of Christ Leaders’ Meeting (David Longest)  We will be meeting during these remaining months in 2016: October and December.


            Devotion: (below)

 2016 Devotion Schedule:

2016 Fifth Sunday Song Rally Schedule


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I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

John 16:33