Around The State

Albert E. Farley

SISTERSVILLE, WV 26175 – The Sistersville church of Christ will host their 95th Anniversary with Homecoming on May 30. Their theme will be, “The Sistersville Church – Strong Through the Years.” See their ad with schedule of times and speakers elsewhere in this issue. –Jerry Toothman, 206 Oxford St. (304) 652 1391.

MANNINGTON, WV 26582 – The Joe’s Run church of Christ at Deep Valley will be conducting their Gospel Meeting May 2-9. Kenneth “Pete” Coen will be preaching.

HARRISONBURG, VA 22802 – The Central church of Christ, 822 Country Club Road, will have a Gospel Meeting, May 23-26. Guest speaker will be Jerry Weldon, of Burlington, NC. Topics: “Purpose,” “Unity,” “God’s Great Church,” “Dying to Live,” “Joy,” and “The Badge.” Contact Bob Horn for more information. (540) 434 9770.

PURSLEY, WV - Nina and I are well into our fifth year of labors with the Pursley congregation. The church is at peace and still enjoying a solid growth. Our Lord is truly blessing us in so many ways. When we began our work here at the beginning of 2006, we only had about fifteen to twenty people in attendance, an offering of about $250.00, with no children present at all. Last Sunday we had ninety-two present! Our average is between seventy and eighty. Our offerings now average about $1200.00. We now have loads of young families with children everywhere! For the past three years we have benefited from our new multi-purpose facility in so many ways. During the next few weeks we have a Mission Sunday planned, followed by a Christian Education Sunday, a gospel meeting with Marvin Greene, Ladies Inspiration Day with Jessie Ice as the speaker, and a Vacation Bible School. A Friday Night Sing rounds out the summer in August. I have never enjoyed life and my labors for the Master more than I am right now! Please come and visit with us as soon as you can! -Tom Butterfield, 901 Tyler Highway, Sistersville, WV 26175. Email:

LEITCHFIELD, KY 42754 – I love the wonderful articles in the “West Virginia Christian.” Thanks. –Joyce Knapp, 123 Patty Place Way.

BUCYRUS, OH 44820 – The Lincoln Ave. church of Christ will celebrate their 50th Anniversary May 16-18 and they invite everyone to attend. Their speakers will be: Bob Lowhorn on Sunday morning and evening, Ron Reeves on Monday evening, and John Tucker on Tuesday evening. Sunday services will begin at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM. Monday and Tuesday services begin at 6:30 PM. If you plan to attend the lunch, please RSVP to Mel Smith at (419) 562 7924 or at 138 Bland Ave.

SMITHFIELD, WV 26301 – Our spring meeting will be May 17-23 with Earl P. Stevens. Our VBS will be July 12-16. Brother Stevens will teach the adult class. Our fall meeting will be October 18-24 with Dick Bartrug. –Leroy Burdine, PO Box 59.

MT. VERNON, VA - Spring Revival at the Mt. Vernon church of Christ, Mt. Vernon, VA, May 23-26. Topic: “Them Dry Bones, Hear the Word of the Lord.” Ezekiel 37:1-14. -Rod Ross.

NIGERIA – Dear Brethren, Greetings to you in His name. I am Ikimi Joseph, a brother and an evangelist. I am greatly honored by your always sending me a copy of West Virginia Christian magazine. How I wish I have gold and silver. I would have sent for the good work. Please keep it up and send to me. God bless the work and all those who contribute to it in cash and kind. In Jesus Christ’s Name. Amen. Thanks. I am your brother in Him, Ikimi Joseph. - Church of Christ, PO Box 412, Effurun, Delta State.

(Editor’s note: We are honored to send the paper to brother Joseph and to other evangelists and preachers of the gospel in other countries. Our prayers and best wishes are with him and them in every good and faithful work.)

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