Around The State

Albert E. Farley

SISTERSVILLE, WV 26175 - Linda and I were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and appreciation from our brethren at Sistersville on Sunday, December 9th. We were caught totally unawares by a surprise dinner to recognize our twenty-three years with this congregation. About 70 were present, and a beautiful Friendship Quilt was presented to us. Many people were instrumental in organizing the event, but a special thanks goes to Clara Marie Hadley for much of the planning and execution of the dinner, and to Debbie Goff and Ruth Wells for overseeing the completion of the quilt. It is very gratifying to be part of this warm and caring church, and to have enjoyed such a relationship as we have had for so many years. Jerry Toothman, 206 Oxford St.

SMYRNA, TN 37167 Your publication continues to be excellent. I look forward to receiving it each month. Please continue to keep me on the subscription list. All of my friends and fellow Christians are missed since I moved to Tennessee. "New" health problems are hindering my efforts to minister to others. I have been preaching for a very small congregation in Smyrna known as Cedar Grove since February. My latest physical disability may force me to stop preaching. The doctors have diagnosed my leg ailments as caused by various deteriorations in my legs. This past Sunday afternoon my legs suddenly buckled and I fell backward to the concrete. As far as the experts can see, there were not broken bones. As of this evening, however, I am unable to stand up without help. I had a cataract removed from my left eye on November 27. Surgery on the other eye is scheduled on December 11. Please keep me in your prayers. May the Lord bless all your efforts for good in His name, Love in Christ, Jim Mitchell, 817 Neptune Court.

ST. MARYS, WV 26170 The 2008 Winter Training Series, hosted by the Dewey Avenue church of Christ is scheduled to begin Thursday, January 3 and continue each Thursday evening from 7:00 9:00 PM. The list of topics and teachers this year include: Early Church History III, taught by Bruce Daugherty; Ephesians taught by Paola DiLuca; The United Kingdom, taught by Dan Kessinger; The World of the Bible, taught by Eddie Melott; Morality and Ethics, taught by Roger Rush; and World Religions, taught by Dana Slingluff. For more information, contact Dan Kessinger, 701 Dewey Ave. (304) 684-3939.

BRIDGEPORT, WV 26330 The 2008 One-Day Lectureship, hosted by the Bridgeport church of Christ is scheduled for Sunday, January 6, 2008. The speakers and their subjects will be: Ryan Currey, Another Year of Learning: The Benefits of Bible Study; Denver Cooper, Another Year with God: Including God in Your Plans; Brent Gallagher, Another Year of Mercies: Faithfulness and Mercy of God; Steve Snider, Another Year of Service: Work for the Master. Lunch following the 2nd Session at the Benedum Civic Center. For more information, contact John Board. (304) 842 6738. Corner of Philadelphia & Center.

HENDERSON, TN 38340-2399 The 72nd Annual Bible Lectureship at Freed-Hardeman University is scheduled for February 3-8, 2008. The theme will be, "Behold the Lamb: John's Gospel of Belief." A dinner, honoring the life and work of Milton and Laurel Sewell is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 5-6:30 PM. For more information, contact David Lipe. (731) 989 6622.


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