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by Bennie Hill

The Bohon Church of Christ in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, KY is looking for a pulpit minister to begin in Jan 2019 as present minister, Julius Hovan has retired. We are a small country congregation of about 50 folks. The new minister would have to work to have adequate income or be retired with retirement income. For further information call 859-605-6308

Upcoming Revival: OCT. 14-17 MACKVILLE WITH SONNY CHILDS 7:00 P.M. NIGHTLY

 25th ANNUAL LADIES RETREAT…has been scheduled for October 26-27, 2018.  The Aim is to be CENTERED ON JESUS, THE WORD, AND PRAYER!    It will be held at the Kavanaugh Life Enrichment Center in Crestwood, KY.   For a free copy of the program or additional information, please contact Sandra Naugle at 545 Linwood Ave., Sellersburg, IN 47172 or call at 812) 246-2918 or email sknaugle@gmail.com

The annual Thanksgiving service will be held Sunday, Nov 18, 2018, at Portland Christian’s campus on Westport Road at 6:00 PM.  The PCS choir will sing and Bro. Ray Naugle will bring the message.

 SENIOR CITIZENS WEEK at Woodland Bible Camp 2018 is now history and what a week of blessing as we centered our minds on “Don’t Be Distracted.”   Each of the speakers did an excellent job of reminding us to serve the Lord without distractions (1 Corinthians 7:35 and keeping us centered on the ONE needed essential in our Christian walk such as following: ONE Desire – (Psalms 27:4); ONE Need – (Luke 10:42); ONE Word – (Galatians 5:14); ONE Lack – (Matthew 19:20,21); ONE Truth – (John 9:25); ONE Objective – (Philippians 3:13); and ONE Remembrance – (Ezekiel 16:60).

Our chairman for the week, Ed Woosley, did an excellent job of not letting us get distracted by keeping us on our schedule.  Ed went beyond the call of duty to accommodate Bennie &  Adele’s cabin with a hot tub.  It was solar powered and came with its own instruction manual.  The ladies were blessed in their Prayer and Share time by hearing testimonies from two newcomers, Esheron McKay and Brenda Ford – along with old timers Sandra Naugle and Jackie Gill who also shared lessons from the Word.    Joe Overman shared with us slides from his recent trip to Israel along with handouts listing scriptures and references for the locations shown on the slides.  Dale Garrett also showed slides of his trip to Zimbabwe.

At the annual Corporation Meeting on Tuesday night Jerry and Martha Carmichael were honored with their names being added to the Woodland Walk.  Our singing was directed each day by someone different – even using a song book compiled by the Grimes family and the Hamburg Church.

As always, along with the fellowship, the meals and times of feasting were a  highlight of the week.  Billye Borders, Libby McMahan, and Fonda Carey were our chief cooks and three of the four days had special assistance.  The Ford family, nurses from David Pound’s office, and Tom Ridinger and Bonnie  Bland each took a day to provide and prepare meals.

The week was a special blessing for all in attendance – over 80 total showing up sometime during the week.   Thanks to the four couples who make up the Planning Team (David & Brenda Ford, Robert & Jackie Gill, Ray and Sandra Naugle, and Ed and Clara Woosley) for their time and effort in making the week possible.

Plan now you who are older in age to attend next year!

 PORTLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL’S FALL FESTIVAL and WHITE ELEPHANT SALE is Saturday, October 13. There will be FUN & FOOD for the whole family.  Free Admission!   This year we are asking each church to submit a themed basket from their respective church.  We need to receive your donation by October 6.   Please send information to PCS Alumni Association % Donations Committee – James Heid (8509 Westport Rd., Louisville, KY 40242.  Our goal this year is to raise $15,000.00

LADIES INSPIRATION DAY TO BE HELD AT CRAMER & HANOVER CHURCH OF CHRIST, LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY ON SATURDAY APRIL 6, 2019.   LADIES, PLEASE PUT THIS ON YOUR CALENDAR.  MORE INFORMATION LATER.     (ADELE HILL)

PRAYER / PRAISE BOOKLET Due to the loss of our printer going out of business (Richard Mullins) and an attempt to find someone else, we have decided NOT to publish the booklet again this year.   The cheapest we found was Staples at $8.00 per booklet.  We’re going to try and gather as much material as we can and publish it through my News / Notes section of the Word & Work.  If you would like some general information regarding some of the works we promote through the Church of Christ Worldwide, please contact me, benhill2468@gmail.com We apologize for not being able to make the booklet available to you who have used them in the past but knew you would understand the cost issue!

KENTUCKIANA BIBLE COLLEGE Through the years Kentuckiana Bible College (KBC) has been called by many titles, but this is the last title. The Board of Directors has tried many things to cause the college to prosper without much success. Much of it has to do with younger people wanting to attend a Christian or state university.  The vote at the last meeting was to close the school.  We had no further inquiries about attending or using on line classes.    It is with many thanks we extend our appreciation to supporting congregations and available teachers through the years.

 




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