Clearwater (Indiana) has cancelled the upcoming worship service on this next Sunday (August 21st). We will have no service on this day.
Men and boys, we heartily invite you this Saturday, August 6 at 7 AM for a Bible study at Kaleb King's. We will discuss what it means to be a man of God as it pertains to being a brother in the church.
This is a continuing monthly opportunity, and a blessing to connect as brothers in Christ. Our topics center on being men of God.
For more info call Kaleb King at 509-899-335 or David Long at 907-841-5737.
We invite all to join us August 14th for our joint Harvest Meeting. After our morning service we invite all to stay for lunch. We plan to hold an afternoon service.
YF will be @ Jonathan Rapp's following the afternoon service. Bring softball gear.
"Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous,but the laborers are few;Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest,that he will send forth laborers into his harvest. Matthew 9:38
Covington district has recalled their morning church service, July 31, in favor of Maple Grove's harvest meeting.
The members of the Cascade Valley district living in Alaska have changed their regular meeting schedule to the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 10:00 AM. These services are held in the homes of the families living in the Palmer/Wasilla area. Visitors are welcome to attend these services as well as the regular Sunday services conducted by another conservative Brethren group in the area. The Cascade Valley district intends to send ministerial support for worship services there three times in 2016. For anyone planning to visit Alaska, additional information can be obtained by contacting David Long at (907) 745-7707
We will have services at the Old Brethern Christian School 68064 County Road 11 Nappanee, IN 46550 on July 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM, fellowship meal following.
Church service at Olive Branch on July 24, 2016 will be held at Sheldon Bowman’s 4848 Gomer Rd. Lima OH. Service starts at 10:30 with a carry-in meal following. Everyone is invited. -Olive Branch District
The next topical night meeting is July 17,2016 at Sugar Grove.The topic will be on acceptance. Following the meeting there will be food,fellowship and singing in the basement.Everyone is invited to bring finger foods and join us. Faith and Praise songbooks will be provided. Terry & Cindy Boone
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)
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