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by Bennie Hill

PORTLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL held their annual Celebration Dinner September 29, 2016.  The Keynote speaker was : 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.   Please note that this was not a political event and that all donations will be used for the operations and Tuition Assistance Fund of Portland Christian School.

BUILDING FOR TODAY…PREPARING FOR TOMORROW!

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.”

 

SENIOR CITIZENS WEEK (Bennie & Adele Hill)  A great time of fellowship was had by a total of some 70 or so seniors at Woodland Bible Camp September 12-16.  The week was headed and planned by the following Planning Team Members:  Robert and Jackie Gill, Rex and Marcia Prather, J.R. and Pie Satterfield, Buford and Maude Smith, and Ed and Clara Woosley.  The kitchen was overseen by Marcia Prather and Billye Borders with Libby McMahan, Fonda Pound and Rex Prather’s help.  The ladies from Shiloh church took over lunch and supper on Wednesday.

What a delightful and relaxing time was had by all as feasting was enjoyed through food as well as fellowship and the Word.  The day was filled through inspiration from Daily Devotions, Prayer and Share Time, Morning  Chapel and Evening Chapel. The year’s theme was “A Charge to Keep” and talks were centered around the Psalms of Ascents and some of Warren Wiersbie’s “Be Books.”  Campers came from as far as Africa, Japan, Missouri, Maryland,  Tennessee, Indiana, and Kentucky.  The singing was heavenly and lessons inspirational.

Signs of earthly decay were very evident in canes, walkers, hearing aids, eyeglasses, white hair, no hair, handfuls of meds, and  talk of aches and pains.  But also prevalent was the hope and assurance of the Lord’s soon return and all the spiritual blessings that are ours now on this earth.

How thankful each there was for Woodland Bible Camp and the updates and amenities including the handicap bathroom off the kitchen and air-conditioned cabins.   It was good also to be able to attend the Annual WBC  board meeting and hear what the Lord continues to do through His people.

 

WOODLAND BIBLE CAMP.  The annual Woodland Bible Camp meeting was held on September 13 during this year’s Senior Citizens Week.  At that meeting it was reported that this year’s camp activities included eight different weeks or weekends of activities involving over 350 attendees.

The camp facilities were also rented out for three weeks and half of the proceeds from outside groups who rented the camp along with funds donated for that purpose were sent to Denham Springs Louisiana for flood relief ($9,718.00)  The August financial expenditures of $64,000.00 and a balance of $32,837.00.   A full financial report can be obtained by contacting Woodland Bible Camp – 15243 W., Dugger, IN 47848.

            The concern was raised over the decreasing number of campers (approx.. 250).  Yet the Lord continues to provide funds and laborers. We continue to praise God for His faithfulness and goodness.

 

Cramer & Hanover Church of Christ (Lexington, KY) will be having Bro & Sis. Robert Garrett on Sunday, October 23rd for a presentation of the work in Zimbabwe and Bro. Robert will be preaching during the morning worship service.   A fellowship dinner will be provided for everyone.   Sunday School begins at 9:50 a.m. and both men’s and women’s classes will meet in the fellowship room for the presentation.   Morning worship begins at 10:50 a.m. and concludes around noon.




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