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Morning Star Building Project Report

Sunday, June 26th 2016 6:28 AM

Completion of our building project is clearly in view.  We have continued our work nights every Tuesday evening, an occasional Saturday workday and some extra hours worked during the week by volunteer help. Presently all ceiling work is completed, the floor is polished, and interior doors and trim are installed. Finish electric, HVAC, and plumbing are nearly completed. Finish painting and installation of cabinets and bathroom partitions are in progress. All exterior work on the building and the parking lot is basically completed. Our focus will soon change from finishes to furnishings.

We stated in the last progress report 6 months ago that this final phase of the project has the most major expenses occurring simultaneously. For the first time this spring our finances did not keep pace with the work being accomplished. A halt in progress on our building seemed eminent as we prayerfully considered our commitment to complete the project debt-free or as the Lord would provide. During this time we recieved an unsolicited offer from outside our district to finace the completion of our building project interest-free with a two year maximum pay back period.  Our congregation took time to consider and pray about this and unitedly agreed to humbly accept this offer. 

God has faithfully provided for us the last five years and continues to do so in many ways. He has given us the talents of volunteer laborers, the finances of many willing givers, and the unity of spirit-filled believers in our congregation. We humbly and gratefully thank all who have partnered with us and encouraged us in all these areas.

The goal of being in our building this fall seems attainable. Our projected budget for completion is not expected to exceed $100,000. If you feel led to contribute financially, please send you donations to: Brethren Charity Fund, P.O. Box 365, Brookville, OH  45309 or to: Calvin Durham, 2201 St. Rt. 122, Eaton, OH  45320 with a memo for the Morning Star Building Fund.

Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever, Amen. (Phil. 4:20)

Larry Bower

Administrator Couple or Family needed in Haiti

Saturday, June 18th 2016 6:34 AM

Blue Ridge Christian Homes is a Mennonite/Beachy mission in Haiti. We are in urgent need of a family to take the position of administrator for our mission near Port Au Prince. Responsibilities include oversight of our well drilling program, our school support programs, and oversight of both American and native staff. We are asking you to please consider whether God might be calling you to fill this important role.

Please contact Simeon Shankster for more details.


2016 Canoe Trip

Thursday, June 16th 2016 12:10 PM

Our YFs Canoe Trip is planned for July 1-3 this year.
The applications are in and preparation is in high gear!

It wouldn’t be the same without visitors, so join us…
Fri July 1st:  7:30 devotions & volleyball
Sat July 2nd:  6:30 singing & devotions followed by skits & volleyball

Bring your lawn chairs and come to Camp Graham
164 Springhill Rd, Clarksville, OH 45113

Kent & Janine Fullmer

Teacher Needed

Sunday, June 12th 2016 6:34 AM

Lighthouse Christian School near Phillipsburg, Ohio is still in GREAT NEED for an elementary teaching position to be filled for the 2016/2017 School Year!

Please prayerfully consider a chance to be a mentor to some special young children by joining our dedicated and passionate staff here at LCS!

If you or someone you know, would be interested in learning more, please contact Layton Yost at (937)-603-4911 or email… schoolboard@lcsohio.org

We Believe Statement

Sunday, June 12th 2016 6:34 AM

At the 2016 Annual Conference the following "We Believe" statement was approved.
Your Website Advisory Committee 

Olive Branch Worship

Wednesday, June 8th 2016 10:16 AM

Our regular worship service, this Sunday, June 12, will be held at Camp Robin Rogers, 1090 S. Conant Rd., Spencerville, OH  45887.  We will have a carry-in lunch after services, as usual.  Our congregation will be there camping for the weekend, so dress casual if you choose.  We would love to have you join us for worship!  

The Olive Branch congregation

2016 Summer YF @ Trent Bowman's

Sunday, June 5th 2016 6:42 AM

June 15 - Hot dogs & Smores
June 29 - Basketball tourn\taco salad & frosties
July 13 - Pizza
July 27 - Loaded nachos
August 10 - Homemade ice cream & salty snack
August 24 - Benefit supper @ 6:30

All Yf welcome! 7:00-10:00

Ted & Christa Layman

2016 Conference Sermons

Sunday, June 5th 2016 6:42 AM

The recording line call in number is 712-432-8774 - pin 201262# when prompted, then the sharing number as explained below.

Here are the Ministers and the sharing numbers for the recordings:
Saturday Morning - 0604201601 - Russel Rumble
Saturday Afternoon - 0604201602 - Allen Markley
Sunday Morning Worship - 0605201601 - Merle Flory
Sunday Morning - 0605201602 - Vince Tye
Sunday Afternoon - 0605201603 - Gary Peters/Joe Root
Monday Morning Worship - 0606201601 - John Wolf
Monday Morning - 0606201602 - Phil King
Monday Afternoon - 0606201603 - Rod Sprenkel/Brian Frantz
Monday Evening - 0606201604 - John Sink

There was a special talk by Danny Lynch on Saturday Night on Relationships. Here is the sharing number for that message:
Saturday Evening - 0604201603 - Danny Lynch

If you want to download these messages you can contact Caleb Jenkins at cabeljenkins@gmail.com or Leonard Meador at leon.meador@gmail.com.

Covington Services & carry-in this Sunday.

Saturday, May 28th 2016 6:34 AM

All are welcome to Covington this Sunday, May 29th.

Services at 10:00am. Carry in meal after. 

Visitors are welcome to bring a hot & cold dish. 

Please come, even if it doesn't suit to bring food. 

Thane Boone

Important 2016 Conference Information

Thursday, May 26th 2016 9:00 AM

Greetings in Jesus' name! We are eagerly anticipating the conference to be held at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana on June 4 - 7. The attached files contain important information. We encourage you to download and print them for your review.

May God receive all praise and honor as we meet to worship Him!

The Committee of Arrangements,

Kevin Jacobs, Secretary