Around The State

Albert E. Farley

MORGANTOWN, WV 26501 Dear Brethren, This letter is to inform you of a new congregation of the Lord's church in Morgantown. The University church of Christ began a few months ago. It is presently meeting in Westover on Sunday afternoon from 2:00-4:00 and on Thursday night from 7:00-8:00. The present meeting place is easily accessible from I-79. Take the Westover exit, 152, off I-79 and go toward Westover. After going about a tenth of a mile, there will be a McDonald's on the right. Turn right at the McDonalds and go about 100 yards and veer to the right. Follow that road about another 100 yards to an office building on the left. The University church is presently meeting in the right side of the building. There is a sign in the window advertising the church. We ask that you make your congregation, and especially, any students who are attending WVU, aware of this new church. We will do all we can to provide a support system for any students and help in any way we can. If you are ever in our area, feel free to come and worship with us. Also, if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with any of the contacts listed on this letter. Contacts: John Board, Peter Ray Cole, Brent Gallagher, Steve Snider, Chet Hale, Larry Harbert, Jerry Yoho. Mailing address: University church of Christ, c/o Frank Kooser, 1036 Curtis Ave. (Editor's note: Our prayers and best wishes are with our brothers and sisters of this new congregation.)

BRIDGEPORT, WV 26330 The Bridgeport church of Christ will conduct a Gospel Meeting September 9-12. Jeff Tucker will be the speaker. The times of services will be Sunday 10:30 AM, 6:00 PM, Monday through Wednesday 7:00 PM. 101 e. Philadelphia and Center Street. (304) 842-6738.

PARKERSBURG, WV 26101 The Camden Ave. church of Christ will host their 21st Annual Bible Bowl, September 15. The study topic is: 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus. (NKJV). Competition for 1st grade through Adults. (304) 428-0504.

GRAFTON, WV 26354 The Ladies of the Wilson Ridge church of Christ will be hosting their 8th annual Ladies Inspiration Day, "A Mother's Apron Strings," on Saturday, September 29th, from 9:30 AM till noon. Lunch will be served after the lessons. For more information, please call (304) 265-5676 or (304) 265-1871.

MARTINSBURG, WV 25401 The work at Martinsburg continues to prosper. I will soon begin my nineteenth year with this good congregation. We just recently conducted our yearly Vacation Bible School. Brother David Everson of the Belington congregation was with us to speak to our teens and adults. He spoke on Creationism each evening. What a splendid job he did! I would highly recommend him to do this series anywhere. It is a wonderful faith building experience. We are looking forward to hosting the West Virginia Christian Lectureship in 2008. All speakers have been chosen and topics assigned. We will be sharing more information on this very shortly, Lord willing. Our brethren at Pennsboro are certainly doing a wonderful job getting the word out for the lectures series there this month. We pray for their success in this endeavor. The paper continues to be well received here each month. We encourage you to keep up the good work. Warren F. Kenney, Central church of Christ, 90 Waverly Ct.

INDIA - ... I am Joseph Solomon Ghorpade, an Rural Evangelist of Church of Christ, have been doing the Will of the Lord, along with 20 co-workers. I am extremely sorry, as I could not write to you till today. As most of the time, I stay with village people and in villages of Ranga Reddy District, in Andhra Pradesh State, in South India. I am much thankful and deep-gratitude for your great help of your monthly published West Virginia Christian magazine ... We have been receiving this thought-provoking, wise and inspiring and edifying in the Word, educative paper and I share with my people ... It is a life-line for me and for our team of co-workers. I thank God, for this through your efforts. I am much thankful to you for sending us freely ... Please do continue your great news paper: West Virginia Christian, for us ... Thanking you for your kind attention. (Editor's note: We are able to send the paper to a few readers overseas. We are thankful for this opportunity and are willing to increase it according to our ability in the Lord.)

ST. MARYS, WV 26170 - ... We really enjoy "WV Christian." When we finish reading, I pass them on to my dad, L. Doug LaCourse, who still preaches at the age of 89 in Canada where he lives and for a church in MI. Blye Grove, secretary at the Dewey Ave. church of Christ. (Editor's note: We are thankful for these encouraging words. We pray they will help encourage many others to subscribe and to tell others about our effort.)

BARRACKVILLE, WV 26554 In October, Steve Snider, and Peter Ray Cole will be returning to India. The purpose of this necessary trip is to bring the gospel to the lost. India is a "harvest truly plentiful"; sadly, the "Laborers are few." ... Like any good work, it takes financial support to make this work a success ... Your money will help to purchase bicycles for local Indian ministers (their primary mode of transportation), provide clothing and supplies for the orphanages support by the Lord's church, and facilitate gospel meetings with the lost who are thirsting for the gospel. With your financial help, many souls can be "added to the Lord's church daily." -Steve Snider, Peter Ray Cole. Please pray for us. Barrackville church of Christ, c/o India Mission Fund, PO Box 753. (304) 363-5203.

WALDORF, MD 20602 The 2007 "Let The Bible Speak" Lectureship will be hosted by the Waldorf church of Christ October 6. The theme will be, "What is Right With the Church?" Speakers will include Bill Butterfield, Ray Murray, Robert Vail, Gary Hampton, and Tom Miller. Contact Richard Vanhorn, 301 843-8636.

MOUNDSVILLE, WV 26041 The Hillview Terrace church of Christ, located at 4th & Willard Sts, will host the 13th Annual West Virginia School of Preaching Victory lectures October 21-25. The theme will be "The Glorious Church of the Glorious Christ." Speakers will include Charles Aebi, Gene M. Carrell, Winford Claiborne, J.D. Conley, Randy Cook, Denver E. Cooper, Eddie T. Cooper, Bruce Daugherty, Emanuel Daugherty, Tim Hatfield, Glen Hawkins, Frank Higginbotham, Terry Jones, Dan Kessinger, Jeremy J. Main, Ed Melott, Will Montgomery, Charles C. Pugh, III, Ronald D. Reeves, Andy Robison, Hal Smith, David P. Stevens, Steve Stevens, W. Terry Varner, and D. Gene West. (304) 845-8001.

PAULDING, OH 45879 James Farley from Crum, WV will hold a Gospel Meeting at the Paulding church of Christ October 21-24. The building is located at 345 Klingler Road. (419) 399-4761.

HUTTONSVILLE, WV 26273 Things are going well with the prison ministry. There are a lot moving to other institutions, especially St. Marys. I am hoping and praying that a ministry will be started there since Christians are there ... I figure before too many months I will be transferred ... I am trying to get the ministry here as strong as possible and Ron Reeves has such a wonderful personality and knowledge of the Word of God and that is very good. I keep you both in my prayers with the work at Salem and WVC. Thank God for your love for your fellow man and reaching out with the truth. The question articles are very good and might be a part that could be expanded in the WVC. The Science ones are also very good showing the great power, complexity, and knowledge of our Creator. Dennis Burch 24333, HCC, PO Box 1.

CRUM, WV 25669 This year I have preached meetings at Lake City, TN (Feb), Madison, WV (Apr), Fort Gay, WV (Apr), taught seminar on Premillennialism at Ceredo, WV (May). We've had 3 baptisms and 4 restorations at Crum. We had a good meeting with Rick Tincher and Tim Meffort (May) and a 1-day VBS (Aug). We have a 30-day Gospel Meeting planned here (September). I am scheduled to preach in meetings at Zanesville and Paulding, OH (Oct), and possibly at Callahan, FL (Nov). Jim Farley, P.O. Box 285.


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