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Albert E. Farley

MASSILLON, OH 44646 My husband John and I attended Hillview Terrace congregation and we moved to Massillon in June. We were able to pick up your good paper there and do miss each copy. So, I want to subscribe for a year. John passed away August 8. He had preached 53 years before retiring and sickness took its toll. He would have been 89 on September 23. Delores Hamilton, 7300 Hoverland St. NW.

FAIRVIEW, WV 26570 The Pumpkin Center church of Christ will be hosting a Gospel Meeting Beginning Sunday, October 7th. It will continue each evening, beginning at 7:00 PM through Friday, October 12th. The speaker for the week will be Dan Kessinger, minister from the Dewey Ave. congregation in St. Mary's. The Pumpkin Center building is located on Route 218, north of Fairview. For more information, please call 449-1168. Mark Jones, 18 Darrah Lane.

LaGRANGE, OH 44050 I will conclude two years of labor with the small congregation here at the end of October. Numerically, we cannot report growth. In fact, just the opposite due to some who have transferred south due to employment needs, and others who have become unfaithful to their Lord. However, the ones we have converted are very faithful. We are striving to make the church known through extensive advertisement, Gospel Meetings, etc. This is a very difficult area. We need your help! If you are in this area or if you know of others who might be moving to this area, please refer them to us. Let us know of their whereabouts and we will contact them. We are also always in need of financial assistance for my support. If you can help, we would deeply appreciate it. All contributors are kept well informed concerning the progress of our work. Pray for us that the Lord will send us workers. Don Cooper, PO Box 273.

BELINGTON, WV 26250 The Belington church of Christ, located on Bridge St. and Beverly Pike, will host the Preacher's/Elder's/Men's Meeting October 15 at 10:00 AM. The speakers will be Kriss Ceicil-Crifield, Barrackville, WV ("One Church, Two Locations") and Nick Deiger, Monongah, WV ("Cottage Meetings"). Dutch Treat lunch follows. For more information, call Mike Phillips (304) 823-1459.

SMITHFIELD, WV 26301 We are doing well at Pricetown and getting ready for our Fall Meeting with Dick Bartrug, October 22-28. Monday through Saturday at 7:00 PM; Sunday, 10:00 AM, 10:35 AM, 6:30 PM. Leroy Burdine, PO Box 59. 622-4396, 334-3484, 677-6822.

FLORIDA My name is Derek and I live in Florida. Before moving to Florida back in 03, I went to church at the Lincoln Ave church of Christ (Bucyrus, OH). I appreciate your brother (Bill) for showing me the truth back then ... I appreciate the truth you are doing also ... I have a site also.

LITTLE HOCKING, OH 45742 The Little Hocking church of Christ will have a Fall Clothing Give-Away October 25, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Clothing for infants through adults is given to all in need and is not to be taken for resale. Also, the church will host a Gospel Meeting November 11-14, with Willie Franklin preaching. Brother Franklin is a former football player for the University of Oklahoma and later played for the Baltimore Colts and LA Rams. He preached the gospel for 8 years in New Guinea. For more information, call (740) 989-5137. -Hwy 50/7 South & Corner of Collins Rd.

VIENNA, WV 26105-8000 Ohio Valley University has announced the 2008 dates for the Inman Bible Preaching Seminar to be May 5-7 on the OVU campus in Vienna. The seminar's name will change in 2008 from Inman Bible Forum to Inman Bible Preaching Seminar. Keynote speakers include Dr. Kevin Youngblood, an assistant professor at Freed Hardeman University in Henderson, TN. He will teach three lessons on preaching from the book of Jonah. Dr. Charles Aebi, from Vincent, OH, will focus on preaching from the book of Acts. Dr. Michael Moss, OVU School of Biblical Studies Dean, will speak on the topic of preaching from the book of 1 John. To learn more about this event, contact Dr. Moss at (304) 865-6123 or email

SISTERSVILLE, WV The Oxford St. church of Christ will host a Gospel Meeting October 14-17 with Albert Farley, preaching. Worship times will be Sunday 9:45 AM, 10:30 AM, 6:00 PM, Monday through Wednesday, 7:00 PM. Contact Jerry Toothman for information. (304) 652-1391.

SALEM, WV 26426 The Salem church of Christ will conduct a Gospel Meeting October 21-25 with Luke Weekly, of Pennsboro, WV, preaching. We are now preparing for our "Bible Booth" at the Salem Apple Butter Festival October 4-7. We have had 4 baptisms and 4 public requests for prayer thus far this year. Another Care Center resident has requested baptism. The Lord will, we will carry him into the baptistery Monday, October 1.

GRAFTON, WV 26354 The ladies of the Wilson Ridge Church of Christ conducted their 8th Annual Ladies Inspiration Day on Saturday, September 23. It will truly be a day for them to remember with 13 congregations represented from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. We thank everyone that attended. We will be conducted our Fall Gospel Meeting from October 14-19 with Jeff Rich of Bealsville, Ohio. Anyone needing information or directions is asked to call Bobby at 304-694-2354.


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