Category: Churches

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church Celebrates 50/500

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, located at 3497 County Rd. 424 in Antwerp, Ohio, is celebrating what they have termed the “50/500.”   The present church building was erected and completed in September 1967, making 2017 a marker of 50 years of ministry at the present location in the Antwerp community.  Further, the 500th anniversary of…

The Call

By: Rev. Gerry Weesner, Maples United Methodist Church How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As…

The Impact of Concussions Explored at Lifetree Café

The physical and mental toll of concussions will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Thursday, August 31 from 7 :00 – 8:00 p.m. The program, titled “Concussions: A Former NFL Player Speaks Out,” features a filmed interview with former NFL tight end Ben Utecht, who suffered five confirmed concussions during his career. “My concussions, as…

Woodburn Christian Children Home 13th Annual Benefit Auction

Woodburn Children Christian Home will be having their 13th annual benefit auction on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Woodburn Community Center, 22651 Main Street, Woodburn, Indiana. The silent auction and dinner begins at 4:00 p.m. and the live auction begins at 5:00 p.m. (Cash, Check, Visa and Mastercard accepted). This is a time for…

Parson to Person 

By: Dr. James Bachman Dear Parson, I really get discouraged. My life seems useless. What is the sense of living if I’m not accomplishing anything? If you have not received Christ as your Savior, God is still giving you a chance to do so. It is too late after you die and find yourself in…

The Value of God’s Kingdom

By: Rev. Gerry Weesner, Maples United Methodist Church “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.” Matthew 13:45-46 (NIV). The parable of Jesus known as “The Pearl of Great Price” is one…

Bible Study

By: James Potter, Oakwood Church of Christ 1. What is Christ called John 11:1-44 to keep in context? 2. What is Christ called in 2nd Timothy 4:6-8? 3. What is Christ called in Isaiah 53:1-12? 4. What is Christ called in 1st Corinthians 10:1-13? 5. What is Christ called in Romans 9:30-33? 6. What is…

St. Paul United Methodist Church Hosts Chicken BBQ

St. Paul United Methodist Church in Payne, Ohio is planning a chicken barbecue on Saturday, August 19th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Menu includes: Quarter chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, roll and butter, dessert and beverage. Carryout and delivery will be available. For delivery call: 419-263-3017 or 419-786-9223. The barbecue will be cooked by Pickett…

How to Cope With Grief Explored at Lifetree Café

Strategies for finding peace after a loss will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Thursday, August 17th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. The program, titled “Coping with Grief: Find Your Path to Peace,” features a filmed interview with Ken Doka, a grief counselor and author of more than 20 books, including Grieving Beyond Gender: Understanding…

Weeds and Wheat

By: Rev. Gerry Weesner, Maples United Methodist Church “He answered, ‘The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the…

Parson to Person 

By: Dr. James Bachman Dear Parson, What do you think of Ouija boards? They even have pink ones to appeal to little girls. Should I let my child have one? These alphabet boards use a planchette, which is a smaller piece on casters which moves by spirit power, pointing out letters and making words. This…

Bible Study

By: James Potter, Oakwood Church of Christ 1. What is Christ called in Matthew 2:19-23? 2. What is Christ called in John 1:14-18? 3. What is Christ called in John 1:14-18? 4. What is Christ called 1st Timothy 1:12-17? 5. What is Christ called in 1st Corinthians 5:1-8? 6. What is Christ called in Ephesians…

Casual Christianity

By: Rev. Gerry Weesner, Maples United Methodist Church “Whoever sins is guilty of breaking God’s law because sin is a breaking of the law.  You know that Christ appeared in order to take away sins and that there is no sin in him.  So everyone who lives in union with Christ does not continue to…