HCU News for August 13, 2012
Welcome back students! Fall semester began today. Registration continues through Drop/Add on August 24. Chapel will be in the library each Tuesday through Friday beginning August 14. Guests are always welcome.
Welcome back, Dr. Jeremy Barrier. Dr. Barrier will return this week from the first segment of his research as a Humboldt Scholar in Germany. We look forward to his reports on this ongoing adventure.
President Jones reports two baptisms on Tuesday evening of his gospel meeting with the Bethel Church of Christ in Franklin, Kentucky. Excellent news!
Rodney Rice reports two more baptisms in the Decatur prison this week. That’s 44 precious souls so far in 2012. Rodney does such fine work for the kingdom!
Graduate student Joey Barrier has taken ten teens from the New Hope Church of Christ to Apalachicola, Florida to work with alumnus James Lee and Susan. James and Susan do outstanding evangelistic outreach in the local prisons and jails. It’s one of the best ministries we know!
Dr. Ed Gallagher has created two Adult Education (non-credit) courses for this fall. Using Greek and Hebrew in Bible Study will meet on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 from September 4 through November 20 (excluding October 23 and 30). Cost is $100 if registering before August 31; $125 thereafter. Jesus as the Messiah will meet 8:00 to noon on Saturday, November 3. Cost is $40 before October 31; $60 thereafter. These will be excellent courses.
We received an encouraging call from alumnus John Dean Muppidi in India last week. He and his family are well. He was on his way to preach as he called.
Keep praying for the success of the Heritage Event with Bill Cosby on August 25. Much great work has been done. Much remains to be done. Thanks to all who are helping and leading.
The Heritage Associates will host a TASTING TEA on Saturday, September 15 at the home of Kathy Lawson. Tickets are $15. Proceeds benefit Heritage Christian University. See any Heritage Associate for tickets. The Associates continue to be a powerful force in the mission of HCU.
SHINE will be on the campus of HCU September 16-18. The outstanding event for teens provides major encouragement. We appreciate Larry Davenport’s leadership of SHINE.
Keep in your daily prayers: David Arny, Bob Bauman, David Blackwell, Eden Burleson, Ted Burleson, Austin and Betty Davenport, Jerry Davidson, Nita Dempsey (grandmother of Molly Daily), Julie Frederick (daughter of John and Kathy Lawson), Sara Goldman, Randy Imel, Melanie Irions, Faye Johnson (Corandle’s wife), Lori Kashorek, Clara Credit-Kemp, Martha Polk, Ralph Richardson, Avery Shappley (daughter of board member Robert Shappley), Gail Stevenson, and Shirley Trousdale (grandmother of Ashley Hudson).
The Friends of Overton Memorial Library Snack Shop is now open in OML during regular library hours. Colas, water, candies, and chips are among the offerings. Thanks to Jamie Cox for making these available.
Thought for the week: “I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of Your marvelous works.” God has always demanded whole-hearted devotion. Scripture documents that fact in Deuteronomy 10:12-13, Matthew 6:24 and 33, Matthew 22:36-38, and Romans 12:1-2. It’s impossible to serve God half-heartedly. He won’t accept such faint praise. But when we give Him our whole hearts, He opens doors of magnificent joy. Whole-hearted devotion pulls us upward toward God’s heart and God’s home.