HCU News for August 27, 2012
Alumnus James Lee reports 11 baptisms, 8 ladies and 3 men, in the Franklin County (Florida) jail on Monday, August 13. Outstanding news!
Dr. Steve Williams taught Bible class and delivered two sermons for the Plattsburg (NY) Church of Christ on Sunday, August 19. Alumnus Doug Kashorek is the local preacher in Plattsburg. Doug and Lori represent the Lord in such an encouraging way.
President Jones will be speaking Wednesday night at 7:00 with the Tuscumbia Church of Christ.
Huge thanks to Lori Eastep, Pat Moon, and all who did great work for the Heritage Event with Bill Cosby. Every time a big event goes smoothly, we know our team has excelled.
Thanks to Dr. Jeremy Barrier, Brad McKinnon, and all who assisted with the Spiritual Formation Retreat for the Master of Divinity Students last weekend.
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. Dr. Gallagher did a fine job of highlighting these classes to the preachers’ luncheon last Wednesday.
Congratulations to Dr. Rosemary Snodgrass (and Don) on the birth of their granddaughter, Zoie Dawn Snodgrass, on Wednesday, August 22. Baby weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces. The happy parents are Luke and Morgan Snodgrass.
Congratulations to board member Debbie May (and Phillip) on the birth of their grandson, Phillip Lokey Adams, on Wednesday, August 22. Baby weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces. The happy parents are Jerrod and April Adams. Big sister is Layla.
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.
“Pray for America,” a non-partisan prayer service will be hosted by area churches of Christ at the Sherrod Avenue Church of Christ building on Sunday night, September 30, at 7:30. Willie Hamblen will deliver his excellent message, “Mobilizing Believers.” All are encouraged to attend. For more information call 256.762.1846.
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: “A merry heart does good, like medicine …” (Proverbs 17:22). Laughter can lift the spirit and heal the mind. When pleasantly shared with others, it unites hearts and builds friendships. The ability to laugh at ourselves often endears us to others. Finding humor in daily life is both wise and strategic. We know that there’s more to biblical joy than humor and laughter (Philippians 4:4), but we also know that we’re blessed to laugh together.