HCU News for September 4, 2012
Congratulations to Dr. Justin Imel on his new work as preacher for the Dale Ridge Church of Christ in Cloverdale, Virginia. He will begin with them on September 16. Cloverdale is a suburb of Roanoke.
Congratulations to Colin and Heather True on the birth of their granddaughter, Lily Eleanor True, on August 31. The happy parents are Ross and Marah True. Lily weighed an even 5 pounds. Continued prayers will be appreciated.
President Jones was blessed to preach for the church in Huntington, Tennessee on Sunday evening. Those good brethren are exceedingly kind to HCU.
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 today through November 20 (excluding October 23 and 30). Cost is $125. 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.
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. Corandle Johnson will speak. He always offers excellent biblical lessons.
“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.
We continue to receive encouraging news from Phillip and Roslyn Hendricks. Phillip has taught two 13-week courses, one for Somerset West Church of Christ and one for Cape Bible School. Phillip and Roslyn each spoke for the Cape Bible School Lectureship. Each is scheduled to speak during the East London Lectureship in December. A congregation they have been assisting in leadership development, recently appointed three elders.
Keep in your daily prayers: David Arny, Bob Bauman, David Blackwell, Eden 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, Marah and Lily True, 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: Galatians 6:10 urges us to be proactive in doing good. “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those of the household of faith.” This verse invites countless happy applications. Hold a door open. Help carry packages. Make that encouraging phone call. Send that note of appreciation. Express your love. Say, “Great job!” Forgive. Let someone be good to you. Buy someone’s lunch. Even better, share the bread of life. If it’s good, we’re free to do it to the glory of God.