Christian church – Hardy Presbyterian http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 21:22:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Christian church – Hardy Presbyterian http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/ 32 32 Queen Creek Merry & Bright Christmas Market Central Christian Church donates gifts to children in need http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/11/16/queen-creek-merry-bright-christmas-market-central-christian-church-donates-gifts-to-children-in-need/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 21:22:00 +0000 http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/11/16/queen-creek-merry-bright-christmas-market-central-christian-church-donates-gifts-to-children-in-need/ “We have about 20 returning sellers from last year,” said Marketplace Coordinator Dawn Veraldo. “I mean, we just love being part of the community and bringing the community into the church and giving back to the Queen Creek community. That’s the whole story.” The Merry and Bright Christmas Market is back for its second year […]]]>

“We have about 20 returning sellers from last year,” said Marketplace Coordinator Dawn Veraldo. “I mean, we just love being part of the community and bringing the community into the church and giving back to the Queen Creek community. That’s the whole story.”

The Merry and Bright Christmas Market is back for its second year on Saturday, November 26 for small businesses. The market is run by Queen Creek Central Christian Church Women’s Ministries and the purpose of the market is to help donate pre-Christmas toys and gifts for families who might otherwise not be able to afford.

The market will host around 70 local artisans and vendors selling a variety of goods, making it the perfect place to do some Christmas shopping. The market entry fee is a new, unwrapped toy that will go to the church’s Fill the Sleigh toy drive, which works with local schools to distribute the gifts to parents in need.

In addition to vendors selling merchandise, there will be a raffle of baskets with items from local businesses and a barbecue lunch prepared by the men’s ministry at the church. Last year, the market asked for a perishable food item for entry, but after over 1,000 people came to the market, they decided to use it as a chance to help the Fill the Sled campaign.

The market began when a church pastor, Becky Thompson, had the idea of ​​incorporating her experience working with boutiques into an event for women’s ministry. Another church member, Dawn Veraldo, also had experience working with vendors’ markets and the idea sprouted from there. The women of the church thought that Christmas would be the perfect occasion to put this idea into practice.

“All the toys collected are taken to the local schools involved, then parents from the schools complete applications at the schools, and then they collect everything from the school,” said Market Committee member Melissa Folliott. “So it kind of allows the school to be the champion of the family and, you know, kind of gives that dignity back to the parents who otherwise might not be able to afford the Christmas toys for their children.”

While donated toys will go to local children, much of the money raised from the basket raffle as well as cash donations will go to gift cards for teens, to ensure that children of all ages receive gifts.

Once inside the market, dozens of local vendors will be selling items such as locally embroidered blankets, handmade candles, clothing, handbags, and many more unique items. Many of the items for sale in the market are handmade, in one way or another, by the craftsman who sells them.

“We have about 20 returning sellers from last year,” said Veraldo, Marketplace Coordinator. “I mean, we just love being part of the community and bringing the community into the church and giving back to the Queen Creek community. That’s the whole story.”

The market basket raffle will include items, including some Christmas-themed, donated by businesses in the Queen Creek area and the church.

“It gives local businesses in Queen Creek some exposure and they give back to the community,” Veraldo said. “We’re just sort of a middleman.”

For parents who come to shop, the Merry & Bright Christmas Market will have a space to drop off the kids with games and movies to keep them occupied. There will also be a barbecue lunch offered by the Men’s Ministry of the Church, a group that includes award-winning barbecue chefs.

“Just seeing it all come together last year, for the first time, and all the amazing volunteers we had and really, it was a huge team effort,” Veraldo said. “I walked around quite a bit last year and spoke to many vendors. They were just thrilled with the turnout and thought the atmosphere was very celebratory and everyone just had things positive things to say.”

Following the success of last year’s Merry & Bright Christmas Market, it is expanding to feature three indoor shopping areas from one last year, as well as outdoor areas for shopping. The market will be held at Central Christian Church in Queen Creek, located at 22505 E. Ocotillo Road. It will open at 10 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. on November 26, Small Business Saturday.

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Frankford First Christian Church Prepares For Beloved Ol’ Fashion Turkey Dinner & Bazaar | Local News http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/11/14/frankford-first-christian-church-prepares-for-beloved-ol-fashion-turkey-dinner-bazaar-local-news/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 20:34:00 +0000 http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/11/14/frankford-first-christian-church-prepares-for-beloved-ol-fashion-turkey-dinner-bazaar-local-news/ FRANKFORD, Missouri — Frankford Christian Church’s fashionable turkey dinner and bazaar dates back to the early days of the church itself. The beloved annual tradition provides the means to continue a painstaking restoration project of the historic church’s stained glass windows. Ethan Colbert, a member of the Church and co-chair of the event, teams up […]]]>

FRANKFORD, Missouri — Frankford Christian Church’s fashionable turkey dinner and bazaar dates back to the early days of the church itself. The beloved annual tradition provides the means to continue a painstaking restoration project of the historic church’s stained glass windows.

Ethan Colbert, a member of the Church and co-chair of the event, teams up with his colleague Suszanne Hollinrake, who lives three and a half hours away in Iowa and who appreciates the opportunity to return each year. The event reminds her of childhood memories that she now shares with her children who come to help her. This year, the Ol’ Fashion Turkey Dinner and Bazaar will be from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at 111 N. Main Cross St. in Frankford. Tickets are $12 each.

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Preacher’s Daughters concert arrives at Grace Christian Church – Albert Lea Tribune http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/11/14/preachers-daughters-concert-arrives-at-grace-christian-church-albert-lea-tribune/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 12:06:09 +0000 http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/11/14/preachers-daughters-concert-arrives-at-grace-christian-church-albert-lea-tribune/ The Preacher’s Daughters concert is coming to Grace Christian Church Posted at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2022 Amanda Ellison and Korissa Olson form the powerful vocal duo known as The Preacher’s Daughters. Provided Amanda Ellison and Korissa Olson are an acclaimed vocal duo based in Minneapolis. They are known for singing the great […]]]>

The Preacher’s Daughters concert is coming to Grace Christian Church

Posted at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2022

Amanda Ellison and Korissa Olson are an acclaimed vocal duo based in Minneapolis. They are known for singing the great hymns of faith and have been called by God to keep them alive in a fresh and engaging way.

The Preacher’s Daughters concerts feature powerful voices, heartwarming stories, intertwined with cello, testimonies of faith, audience participation and laughter. Ellison and Olson had the privilege of recording a 13-song CD with Grammy and Emmy award-winning producer Darren Rust. Ellison and Olson also had the honor of working with Tyler Michael Smith, son of Michael W. Smith, who composed all the orchestrations for their CD. They also have a highly acclaimed Sweet Hymns of Joy Christmas CD and a Landmark Hymns CD. They have radio promotion through United Independent Artists, and their music and videos have touched lives for Jesus Christ around the world.

They were honored to share the stage with The Isaacs, The Martins, The Talleys and many other beloved bands. Each season, Ellison and Olson have a deep desire to serve the Lord, emphasize a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and are instrumental in encouraging and uplifting others in song. Both Ellison and Olson are actively involved in their local churches and also serve as worship leaders.

The Daughters of the Preacher love to share their music and ministry. They are available for a variety of religious events and sold-out concerts, community and women’s events, Christmas concerts and galas.

Your hearts will be touched and your souls uplifted when the Preacher’s Daughters bring Christmas carols and great timeless hymns of faith to Grace Christian Church, 501 W. College St., 4 pm November 26. The concert is free, and a voluntary offering will be received.

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Millwood Christian Church needs toiletries http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/11/12/millwood-christian-church-needs-toiletries/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 07:24:23 +0000 http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/11/12/millwood-christian-church-needs-toiletries/ Benton County Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., is planning a Christmas tea at 3 p.m. on Dec. 3. Tickets are $10 and are on sale at the church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Join us for Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Visit bvcc.net for video sermons to stay […]]]>

Benton County

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., is planning a Christmas tea at 3 p.m. on Dec. 3. Tickets are $10 and are on sale at the church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Join us for Sunday worship at 10 a.m.

Visit bvcc.net for video sermons to stay connected from home.

Information: 855-1126, bvcc.net.

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., holds traditional services on Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. for mixed worship. Sunday school for all age children is on the lower level at 9:45. Adult Bible Class is at 9:45 am in the Fellowship Room. Christianity 101 is led by Pastor Hass at the library.

The Lutheran Hour airs every Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. on radio stations KURM-FM (100.3) and KURM-AM (790).

GriefShare meets Tuesdays at 2 p.m. at the library. This is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one.

Choir rehearsals are on Saturdays at 9 a.m. Rehearsals for the Christmas concert follow at 10 a.m., and anyone who loves to sing is welcome.

The CALL in Northwest Arkansas is a Christian ministry that helps support, train and encourage families engaged in foster care/adoption in Northwest Arkansas. During the month of November, the ladies of the Bella Vista Lutheran Church provide frozen meals and cookies to help support families during difficult days.

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry is open November 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. Thanksgiving bags are filled with turkey breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin, and evaporated milk plus a vegetable.

Information: 855-0272, bvlutheran.com.

The First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, 901 NE J St., hosts Bible studies for adults at 9 a.m. on Sundays, ministry with children at 11:30 a.m. and a youth group at 4 p.m. Worship is in person and online at 10:15 a.m. You will find a warm welcome!

The FPC Food Pantry is open 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday for Benton County residents.

For more information: fpcbentonville.org.

Highland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bella Vista, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts Sunday school at 9 a.m., followed by a communion hour at 10 a.m. and a service at 10:30 a.m. are recorded and available on the website.

A Thanksgiving potluck will be held on Nov. 20. The meal begins immediately after the 10:30 a.m. service. The elders provide the turkey meat and ham dishes. The congregation shares salads, side dishes, desserts, etc. A short program, “Who’s On First?”, will be presented.

Information: 855-2780, highlandchristianchurchbv.org.

Cave Springs Lakeview Baptist Church, 1351 E. Lowell Ave., presents “A Christian Christmas Carol,” an adaptation of Dickens’ much-loved story of hope and redemption, at 7 p.m. Dec. 15-16 and at 6 p.m. on December 18. .

Doors will open 45 minutes before showtime and guests are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, singers and more.

To reserve your free tickets, visit achristianchristmascarol.eventbrite.com or call 248-1538.

Millwood Christian Church in Rogers, 3450 W. Pleasant Grove Road, will distribute toiletries and personal care items to those in need at Pea Ridge Middle School, 1391 Weston Street, at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 19. The distribution is part of the church’s “Essentials Outreach” ministry.

Donations of funds or items are welcome to support the program. You need large items such as shampoo, soaps/shower gel, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, toilet paper, dish soap and soap. laundry detergent. Donations can be dropped off at the church at 3450 W. Pleasant Grove Road in Rogers during business hours.

Information: 621-0021, millwoodchurch.com.

Bella Vista Presbyterian Church, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., welcomes you to worship with us every Sunday at 10 a.m. The services are streamed live on our website, Facebook page and YouTube. The recordings can be viewed at your convenience on our website.

Activities open to the community include:

The exercise group meets Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

The Busy Hands knitting and crochet group meets Fridays at 1 p.m. in the office lobby.

And the Fun with Writing group meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. in the Parlor.

Everyone is welcome.

Information: 855-2390, pcbv.org.

Rogers First Church, 4911 W. Pleasant Grove Road, features multi-Dove and Grammy Award-winning recording artist David Phelps in concert at 6 p.m. November 13. Comedian Mickey Bell will also perform.

Tickets are $25 to $60 at davidphelps.com or by calling 636-1050.

Sunnyside Baptist Church in Rogers, 210 E. Locust St., presents the Gold City Quartet in concert at 7 p.m. on November 19. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken.

Information: www.sbcrogers.com, www.goldcityministries.com.

Washington County

Fayetteville First United Presbyterian Church, 695 E. Calvin St., hosts Sunday services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Services are held in Fellowship Hall, and the 11 a.m. service is also streamed live on YouTube. Child care is available from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Upper Knox. The 4 p.m. service on the third Sunday of each month is also broadcast live with a nativity scene.

All Sunday School classes start at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, November 13 is Dedication Sunday, when members bring their 2023 pledge and spiritual gift inventories.

The Presbyterian Women’s Evening Reading Group reads “Whisper: Finding God in the Every Day”, the PW Covenant Book Club reads “Jesus and John Wayne” and the PW Morning Group continues with the Horizon Bible Study “Celebrating Sabbath” . Call for more information.

Information: 442-4411, fupcfay.org, facebook.com/fupcfay.org.

Springdale First Presbyterian Church, 100 S. Gutensohn Road, will begin Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dr. Susan Arnold will lead the services, which will be both in person and live streamed.

Church van pickup for Sunday services is available. Call the church office if you would like a tour. After Church Fellowship takes place immediately after services each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall.

Adult Sunday classes include Women of Faith; today’s theology; and Connections. All start at 9:30 am every Sunday. Ladies Wednesday Morning Zoom Fellowship meets at 7 a.m. Monday morning Lectionary meets at 9 a.m. weekly live in the rail hall and via Zoom.

Dr. Arnold’s installation will take place at 3 p.m. on November 20. A reception will follow.

If you’re going through a tough time – emotionally, spiritually, or relationally – you don’t have to suffer alone. Our Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers, ready to listen to you, nurture and encourage you, pray with and for you, and provide one-on-one Christian care to help you through whatever you face. Contact the church office or visit the church website for more information.

Samaritan Fridays continues every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in the Narthex. This is a church-sponsored outreach program that helps people in need in our community.

Information: 751-2040, fpcspringdale.org.

Send church news to editor Becca Martin-Brown at [email protected] Deadline is Wednesday noon for publication on Saturday.

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Bell-issimo bell concert Sunday at the First Christian Church | http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/11/12/bell-issimo-bell-concert-sunday-at-the-first-christian-church/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 05:00:00 +0000 http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/11/12/bell-issimo-bell-concert-sunday-at-the-first-christian-church/ Bell-issimo, Lincoln’s community handbell choir, will perform a “We Have Talent!” concert open to the public at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 13 at First Christian Church, 430 S. 16th St. In the spotlight in this concert, the many talents of the bell ringers. Two published composers in the band, Jean Henderson and Chris Peck, […]]]>

Bell-issimo, Lincoln’s community handbell choir, will perform a “We Have Talent!” concert open to the public at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 13 at First Christian Church, 430 S. 16th St.

In the spotlight in this concert, the many talents of the bell ringers. Two published composers in the band, Jean Henderson and Chris Peck, will have pieces included, along with arrangements by Bell-issimo ringers Eric Carlson and Curt Butler.

Instrumentalists Carrie Mardock, Michele Filbert, Bethany Mrosko and Nancy Youngman will be featured in pieces with the bells.

The First Christian Bell Trio will also present a piece. Chris Peck arranged the band’s piece “Diminished Alterations” for handbells courtesy of composer David Lovrien, who is originally from Lincoln and now lives in Texas. A voluntary offering will be taken and refreshments will follow the concert.

Bell-issimo is an auditioned community bell choir, established in 2001 by Nancy Youngman, who is still the group’s artistic director. This year, the choir is made up of ringers from 10 different churches. The group’s goal is to offer a variety of musical styles for advanced ringers, while exposing the general population to handbell choirs.

Bell-issimo has performed in a variety of settings, including pop and rock concerts at the Royal Grove, as well as being an annual fixture in the First Friday Series at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and a special guest for several years with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra at Deck the Halls Christmas concerts.

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Free community meal on Fridays at First Christian Church – BG Independent News http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/11/08/free-community-meal-on-fridays-at-first-christian-church-bg-independent-news/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 14:50:07 +0000 http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/11/08/free-community-meal-on-fridays-at-first-christian-church-bg-independent-news/ The First Christian Church of Bowling Green, 875 Haskins Road, will serve its monthly community drive-thru meal on Friday, November 11 from 5-6 p.m. As part of FCC’s food mission, this community meal is free and available to anyone who needs a meal. This month’s menu includes a sloppy joe sandwich, vegetables, a fruit cup […]]]>

The First Christian Church of Bowling Green, 875 Haskins Road, will serve its monthly community drive-thru meal on Friday, November 11 from 5-6 p.m. As part of FCC’s food mission, this community meal is free and available to anyone who needs a meal.

This month’s menu includes a sloppy joe sandwich, vegetables, a fruit cup and a cookie.

Last month, 111 meals were served.

In addition to the meal, bags of food will be distributed, provided by St. Thomas More University Parish and the BG Christian Food Pantry. Attendees are also offered a variety of breads and pastries provided by the Bowling Green Christian Food Pantry.

The toiletries pantry will be available through the generosity of the First Presbyterian Church.

Volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provide assistance at the event, including distributing food bags and bread/pastries.

All are welcome and there is no charge for meals, food bags, toiletries or breads and pastries.

Joining the Minimal Contact Dinner is easy. Participants must arrive between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the church parking lot and stay in their car. Volunteers will take their orders, hand-deliver meals, and direct them to bread and pastries. COVID precautions should be followed, especially for those who have not received the vaccine.

If you have any questions, contact First Christian Church by calling 419-354-3989 or by email: cnekilpatrick@outlook.com or fccadmin@bgfcc.org. Details can also be found on the First Christian Church Facebook page www.facebook.com/FCCBGOH.

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South Side Christian Church Hosts Christmas Craft Sale | New http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/11/04/south-side-christian-church-hosts-christmas-craft-sale-new/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 04:04:00 +0000 http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/11/04/south-side-christian-church-hosts-christmas-craft-sale-new/ Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]]]>

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First Christian Church Celebrates 170 Years – Post Register http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/11/02/first-christian-church-celebrates-170-years-post-register/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 15:27:15 +0000 http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/11/02/first-christian-church-celebrates-170-years-post-register/ According to staff reports Lockhart’s First Christian Church began its remarkable run in 1852 by sharing a structure that also housed the Masonic Hall about a block north of the current location at 202 W. San Antonio Street. Church members, as well as other denominations, gathered at the site to worship until they could erect […]]]>

According to staff reports

Lockhart’s First Christian Church began its remarkable run in 1852 by sharing a structure that also housed the Masonic Hall about a block north of the current location at 202 W. San Antonio Street.

Church members, as well as other denominations, gathered at the site to worship until they could erect a place of their own.

On Sunday, November 6, the church will celebrate its 170e anniversary with a special service from guest minister Al Walker at 10:45 a.m. followed by a covered meal. There will be a special reading by Gail Allen, a great-great-granddaughter of one of the original members of the church.

In 1852, Franklin Pierce was elected president of the United States, replacing Millard Fillmore. Abraham Lincoln was nearly a decade away from taking office in Washington.

Also in 1852 there were seven schools in Caldwell County with a total of 150 pupils

The early Christian church met on a Sunday each month, with the pulpit filled by various circuit riders (travelling ministers on horseback). It sometimes took up to a day and a half to get to Lockhart from Austin.

By 1858, the church congregation had grown enough to erect a one-story building across Church Street from its present building. It had a basement which served many religious and social uses. The printing press of the local newspaper was also installed in the building.

The size of the members continued to increase until there was a need for a larger building. In 1898 the land at its current location was purchased and construction of a church began. The architect and builder was Tom Hodges, who also designed the Caldwell County Courthouse and Jail, and the Dr. Eugene Clark Library. Built in the Victorian style, it cost around $28,000. The original building was sold to WS Vogel for $3,000. It was later destroyed by fire, as was the Masur building across San Antonio Street.

In the early 1900s, the First Christian Church held summer “camp meetings” on the San Marcos River, some lasting up to three weeks. Members camped in tents or other makeshift shelters. Joining the “Campbellites” were people of other faiths. It was one of the highlights of the year.

After World War I, the church continued to grow until there were nearly 200 people in Sunday school. The Ladies Aide Society and Christian Endeavor were organized. In 1929 the Depression began and giving became difficult for the faithful. The church struggled until the start of World War II. As the young men went to war, other young people stationed at Camp Swift in San Marcos began to attend.

With the end of the war, the number of men returning to the church increased with the advent of the “baby boom”. This necessitated the renovation of the sanctuary and the addition of the Fellowship Hall in 1954 at a cost of $61,840. Barnes, Landes and Goodman are the architects. During this time, church was held at the homes of various members, Dr. OK Duboise’s office, and the Great American Lutheran Church after their services.

When completed, the building had air conditioning and central heating as well as new carpeting, bench cushions and toilets.

In 1966 the church built a parsonage on Vogel Drive. In 1974, the church purchased the Medical Center Building adjacent to the current backyard. It housed Caldwell County Christian Ministries, an in-house denominational activity to care for the needy.

Over the years, five members have been ordained ministers, some with financial assistance from the First Christian Church. Members continue to help the community by organizing the annual Children’s Coats, supporting Southwestern Good Samaritan Ministries in Los Fresnos, Texas on the border with Mexico, and local citizens in Caldwell County. in need.

The current acting pastor, Reverend Peter Bauer, began serving the church in May 2022 and expects to be at Lockhart until 2023.

“I encouraged them to watch Austin Theological Seminary where they graduate in May,” Bauer said. “They can go for interviews in winter and in spring.

“I’ve lived in San Antonio since 1997, but I’m originally from Portland, Oregon. I served as a minister in the Church of Christ in the United States for 43 years. I have been a veteran for 28 years. I have worked in the medical field for 35 years. I taught at UT-San Antonio for 11 years. I was in the navy for 17 and a half years and in the army for 11 and a half.

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Inola Christian Church Hosts 8th Annual Craft Fair | Local News http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/10/29/inola-christian-church-hosts-8th-annual-craft-fair-local-news/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/10/29/inola-christian-church-hosts-8th-annual-craft-fair-local-news/ Come join Inola Christian Church for a great day of shopping for holiday gifts, birthdays, anniversaries or ‘just because’ you want to show that special someone you care. Attendees will browse over 35 vendors, displaying wonderful homemade items for sale, such as quilts, sewing projects, portable crocheted and knitted items, wooden crafts to name a […]]]>

Come join Inola Christian Church for a great day of shopping for holiday gifts, birthdays, anniversaries or ‘just because’ you want to show that special someone you care.

Attendees will browse over 35 vendors, displaying wonderful homemade items for sale, such as quilts, sewing projects, portable crocheted and knitted items, wooden crafts to name a few- one. Vendor booths will also display their home and family products such as toys, cosmetics, antiques, Scentsy and other fun items to buy for your friends, family or that special someone.

The fun day will start at 8 am with our awesome ICC Youth Ministry providing a delicious breakfast of pancakes and all the trimmings. The youth will also provide a coffee bar, “Hebrew’s Coffee”, during the day…it’s delicious…and it tastes like Starbucks! All proceeds will go towards building our amazing new playground.

The bazaar and craft sale will then start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m., so come get your holiday shopping early!

Also on the agenda for the day was an excellent homemade soup and all the trimmings, provided by the ICC women’s ministry.

Proceeds from lunch, vendor booths and general donations will benefit the ICC Women’s Ministry (WOW Women) to help them participate in various retreats, service projects, missions, Inola community projects, Sew and Sew Ladies group who make prayer quilts, pillow cases for Cookson Hills, AICM, gift bags for pregnancy centers, baby leaves for newborns, cup mats for our Inola teachers and so many other projects that benefit others in need.

Please plan to join Inola Christian Church for the 8th Annual Craft Fair, Saturday, November 5, 2022 and stay to enjoy the wonderful community camaraderie and fun that comes with life in Inola!

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Ag Park and Conncetion Christian Church will hold the Halloween Carnival http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/10/27/ag-park-and-conncetion-christian-church-will-hold-the-halloween-carnival/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 14:15:00 +0000 http://www.hardypresbyterian.com/2022/10/27/ag-park-and-conncetion-christian-church-will-hold-the-halloween-carnival/ JARED BARTON THE COLUMBUS TELEGRAM Halloween has sparked many parties, get-togethers, outings and community gatherings. This year, for Connection Christian Church and Ag Park, there is a Halloween carnival which is a first for both organizations. Reverend Mike Moser said the idea came from one of the church members, Amber Furby, who works at Ag […]]]>

JARED BARTON THE COLUMBUS TELEGRAM

Halloween has sparked many parties, get-togethers, outings and community gatherings. This year, for Connection Christian Church and Ag Park, there is a Halloween carnival which is a first for both organizations.

Reverend Mike Moser said the idea came from one of the church members, Amber Furby, who works at Ag Park and made a suggestion to her manager while they were brainstorming a fun fall activity to organize .

“When Ag Park wanted to do something for Halloween, they thought of the church, saw the things we’ve done in the community and thought we’d do a good job with that and asked if we’d be interested. to participate,” said Moser.

Furby said she got the idea from the church’s previous Halloween events, when the church was located at the Northtown Mall and before COVID-19 was a concern.

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“We’ve always had Halloween outreach for our church, this time Ag Park had a gift and was wondering if we wanted to team up and do something for the community,” Furby said.

Ag Park’s general manager, Sarah Middleton, said Ag Park had wanted to hold some sort of Halloween or fall-themed activity for several years, but the timing never quite worked out.

“We wanted to do like a trunk or a treat or something in previous years, but we always talked about it too late,” Middleton said. “This year we brought it to the attention of the board ahead of time and got the green light.”

The carnival, Moser said, consists of several games built by volunteers in the church, as well as several games involving small pumpkins.

“They can be anything from ring tossing to a horse race, the little ponies they can ride. We have the inflatables, the bouncy house and the obstacle course, plus a regular obstacle course where they have to navigate through things,” Moser said.

Participants can also have their faces painted by Revolution, a group of teenagers from the Center for Survivors, or paint a pumpkin to take home, provided by Daniels Produce.

“It will be fun, a great time to see people, meet people and spread the Halloween spirit,” Furby said.

For the older ones there will be ball games like gaga ball and nine squares in the air and a hayrack ride as well. The goal, Moser said, is to provide a safe, inexpensive event for families in the community.

“We understand there’s a lot of activity out there and we’re in a time where it seems like everyone is pinching pennies,” Moser said. “The cost of things is rising, so we want to be able to provide low-cost family activities in a safe environment where you don’t have to worry about bringing your kids.

The event is free and will run from 6-8:30 p.m. on October 28. Concessions will be available for those who want to eat at the carnival, at low cost.

“You don’t have to eat before you come, just dress up the children and go out. We will have hot dogs, fries, pretzels, popcorn, lots of food and drink options,” Moser said.

Carnival, Moser said, is about community outreach. In a time when knocking and knocking can be a bit eerie or uncertain, these kinds of events give people something else to do and an opportunity to meet the church.

“This is a great opportunity for us to really give back to the community and let them know ‘We’re here, we care’ and if something comes up in your life and you’re looking for some hope, you’ll consider maybe turn to us,” Moser said.

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