18th Annual Christian Crusade for Christ was held at the Oak Grove Church of Christ and sponsored by the Pine Grove Church of Christ in Independence, LA March 22-25.   Attendance during both day & night services was encouraging.  Several visitors came from different parts of Louisiana, Texas, & Kentucky.  Speakers included: Frank Preston, Danny Broussard, Joe Stone, Mike Abbott, Sam Marsh, Louis Schuler, Robert Johnson, Bob Morrow, Ray Naugle, and Bennie Hill.  They were assigned various topics with “Heaven’s Door Knocking” the main theme.   Lunch & dinner meals were provided daily with desserts following the night services.  Our thanks to the good folks in that area for providing gracious hospitality and making this among the best weeks of fellowship for everyone concerned.    Bro. Larry Miles was there taping and will have information out soon regarding costs, etc.

Denham Springs (Louisiana) invited Bro. Bennie Hill on Wednesday night of the Christian Crusade to give his power-point presentation of the Church of Christ Worldwide.   After being treated to a T-bone steak dinner in the home of Mike & Sherry Abbott, (other visitors included Sam & Joann Marsh and Paul Abbot,) they made their way to the church.   The reception was indeed heart warming as several lingered afterwards to ask questions.   It was gratifying to see interest so high among faithful supporters of missions around the world.    Thanks again to Mike & Sherry Abbott for their hospitality and leadership with the Denham Springs congregation.

Sellersburg Church of Christ, Sellersburg, IN – March 28, 2010 was Bro. Brent Heeke’s first sermon as the new preacher at Sellersburg Church of Christ.

Cherry Street Church of Christ, New Albany, IN: We hosted a Spring Break Missions Team from Harding University during their spring break March 6-March 14. They were involved in several project for Christian ministries in the New Albany/ Louisville -Kingsfield, Maple Manor Interfaith Council, Cherry Street, Portland Christian Schools and others. Also, a Youth Rally was held on Saturday, March 13, 2010. The young men (8) conducted the morning worship service on March 14th.

Ladies Inspiration Day Update — Theme: EVERYTHING WE NEED . . .TO GROW IN GODLINESS – When: April 10, 20109 AM – 3 PM – Where: Kentucky Avenue Church of Christ 1418 Belmar Drive Louisville, KY 40213 – Speakers for the Day: Laura Nelson, Margaret Therkelsen, Betty Ann Sanders & Carol Miller. Come prepared for great singing, wonderful speakers & a fun game!

LaGrange Church of Christ (1910 Jericho Rd) announces their spring REVIVAL (April 12-16)  with Bro. Ron Flora, evangelist.    Topics will include a study of the Book of James

  • Mon.    What a Christian Has – James 1
  • Tues.    What a Christian Does –James 2
  • Wed.   What a Christian Says – James 3
  • Thurs.  What a Christian Feels – James 4
  • Fri.       What a Christian Gives – James 5

Services begin night at 7:30 p.m. – Everyone Welcome!

Choices for Women Resource Center, Spring Banquet. April 22, 2010; 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant, 2421 Scottsville, Rd., Starlight. Adults  only, cost $20.00. Please respond by April 7th to snaugle@insightbb.com or 812-246-2918 or 502-494-4185.

Portland Christian School Alumni Banquet…has been planned for Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. and will be held at the High School at 2500 Portland Ave., Louisville, KY.    Why not join the fun and come “home” to meet former students, faculty, and teachers?    This has been an annual event for several years and a wonderful opportunity for the alumni association to welcome graduating seniors into the association.  Call the school to make reservations at  (502) 778-6114.  Cost is $20 per person.

Cherry Street Church of Christ, New Albany, IN: We are  please  to  announce that the  congregation will host the Rochester (MI) College  Acapella Chorus on Thursday May 6, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.  The  chorus is  led by Joe Bentley.  Click on rochester announcement for a  flyer with more  infomation.

Louisville Area Church Leaders are invited the second Wednesday of each month to the Cherry St. Church of Christ for a time of fellowship, devotion, prayer, reports, and  lunch.    For questions – directions – and agenda, contact: David Longest at (812) 923-1456 or lightmandl@aol.com

LeCompte Church of Christ (Louisiana) Dillard Fontenot announces a spring revival at the church with evangelist Julius Hovan May 9-12, 2010.

Kentucky/Indiana Christian Fellowship is being planned for July 26-29, 2010.  This year’s theme is: “The Grace of God” Start making plans to attend this year’s fellowship with day sessions at the Portland Ave. Church of Christ, Louisville, Indiana and night sessions at the Sellersburg Church of Christ, Sellersburg, Indiana.

Portland Christian School Capital Campaign:   Rick Folden writes:  The Lord is blessing the campaign in ways that He could only give.  PCS started the Silent Phase the end of January.  This is the part of the campaign where the School Board members, Administrators, Co-chairs, Steering Committee member, and Key Donors are trained in the mission and asked to support this project with donation pledges and dedication to the work needed to make the project successful and excellent for Him we serve.  The Lord has lifted up faithful and dedicated leadership to serve in this endeavor.  Along with the expansion part of this campaign there are provisions for the Portland Campus for improvement and operational funding.  The PCS School Board has committed to maintain a school in the Portland community as long as there are students and the Lord provides.

The total of all Pledges now, April 7, 2010, are:  $ 915,600.00. Praise God for His miracles and grace He has given us.  “Praise God from whom all blessing flow…”