The Triumph Children of the World Choir

Union Baptist Church
P.O . Box 194 / 1985 Mt. Zio n Roa d, Uni on, KY 41091
The Triumph
Growing Together in Christ
October, 2012
Special points of interest:
Sunday Night Studies continue
Couples’ Chili Cook-Off 10/6
Youth Pastor introduction
events 10/6 & 10/7
“Dills” Lead Worship 10/14
NKBA Annual Mtg, 10/15
Youth Fall Festival @ Southside 10/20
Children of the World 10/21
Fall Festival “Trunk or Treat”
10/27
Inside this issue:
Children of the World
1
From Our Pastor
2
Children’s News
2
Election Prayer Initiative
3
Youth News
3
Stewardship Report
3
GAP Toy Drive
4
New Members
4
Trunk or Treat
5
World Hunger
5
Calendar
6
Schedule/Birthdays/Anniv
6
Children of the World Choir
Once again, we have the privilege of hosting the “Children of the World
International Choir”. This special group of orphaned and disadvantaged children from different parts of the world travels across the United
States for 10 months of the year, putting their voice and face to the desperate needs of children whose lives have been devastated by civil war,
famine, poverty, unclean water, and preventable diseases.
On Sunday evening, October 21, during our evening service at
6:00 pm, we will, again, be blessed as they lead us in worship; leading
us in song both in their native tongue and in English and sharing their
testimonies with us. Their cause this year is “Operation Baby Rescue”
as they focus on rescuing babies from the remote mountainous regions
of Guatemala and restoring them back to health, many to be replaced
with their families.
What do we need from our church family? First and foremost,
we need you to be praying for these children as they minister across
the United States and for their upcoming concert at UBC. Second, we
will need help with cooking and serving dinner for the children and their
chaperones on Sunday evening before the concert. If you have questions about any of these needs, please see Miss Pat or Bro. Arnie.
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from our pastor
Dear Friends,
As we move forward from our 125th anniversary celebration I can’t help but get excited
about what God has in store for our future! Our
guest preacher, Brother Mike Jones, challenged us
to not rest on the successes of yesterday. I believe that one great way to honor God in thanking
Him for our yesterdays
is to continue believing
in Him for what He
wants to do through us
in our todays and tomorrows.
In
Matthew
13:53-58 we read of the
cool welcome Jesus received when he returned to his home-
town. We are told that he chose to do no miracles
there because of their lack of faith. This passage
reveals how God has ordained to reserve His
greatest work among those who have faith. As we
press forward, I pray that God finds faith at Union
Baptist Church. May we collectively realize that
God’s not finished with the work he started here
125 years ago. As we
thank God for the great
days behind us, may we
realize that the greatest
days
could
still
be
ahead.
See You Sunday,
Pastor Kevin
Awana Update
Wow! What an awesome year we are having! As of this writing, we have completed our
fourth week of our new Awana year. Praise God for the new families he continues to
bring our way and for the ones who return year after year! Praise God too for the WONDERFUL, dedicated, leaders and listeners we have this year! We couldn’t get through the
week without them. Please join us in praying that this will be the year God uses this ministry to do awesome things in the lives of the kids attending and the families they represent!
Upcoming Awana Dates
October 3—Silly Hat Night
October 17—GAP Christmas Toy Night—Bring in your NEW-unopened toy and receive 500 points!!!!!
October 24—Pastor’s Popcorn Night—A special evening with Pastor Kevin—we’ll be talking about fear!
October 31—No Awana
Children’s, Preschool Choir AND Stick Team
We are back into full swing on Sunday Evenings from 6—7pm. The Children’s Choir (for those in 1st—4th grades) will
meet on the third floor in The Heartland. We are working on Christmas music and will be performing this year with the
adult and youth choirs. This choir will be led by Pat Durham and Emily Edwards. Preschool Choir (3 years old—
Kindergarten) will meet downstairs in the 4 year old Preschool class. This choir will be led by Jessica Milburn and parent helpers. Stick Team will meet downstairs in Heritage Hall. Stick Team will be directed by Karen Hughes and Beth
Webster this year. We have lots of exciting things to work on so be sure you’re here! It won’t be the same without you!
Youth Pastor Search Update and Upcoming Events
We are so excited for the events of Oct. 6th & 7th! Hopefully everyone is aware by now, the Youth Pastor Search Committee has found a candidate to present to the church! Let us start by saying thank you to everyone on this committee,
the process was long, frustrating, and even scary but you stuck with it and waited patiently for God’s direction and we
are so grateful to each and every one of you!
Saturday, Oct. 6th, Allen Brooks will be here for a dessert social with the youth PARENTS from 7:00—8:30 pm
Sunday, Oct. 7th, Allen will meet with youth (ONLY) during Sunday School.
Sunday afternoon from 1:00—4:00 pm the youth (ONLY) are invited to the Wilhelmus’ home for lunch
& some relaxed hang-out time with Allen!
Sunday, @ 6:00 pm there will be a church-wide Q & A with Allen, followed by a business meeting to
vote.
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Election Prayer Initiative
Youth News
The United States is clearly
a nation in trouble. A battered
economy, political divisiveness,
the culture wars, racial uneasiness, and a sidelined church,
provide the dry tinder for an
inflammatory national election
in November. Many stake their
hopes or fears on the outcome.
While believing in and encouraging the importance of
exercising our right to vote, we
also call the Christians in
America to do that which is even more critical in these
days . . . to pray! The seriousness of our day requires
an intensity of prayer that is unprecedented. Accordingly, we have called for 40 days and nights of unrelenting intercession on behalf of our nation, preceding
the Nov. 6th election (Sept. 28 - Nov. 6).
Our focus in prayer is simple. We are praying for:
1. Revival in the Church- that another Great Awakening would sweep across America as the Lord’s
people humble themselves in repentance and
prayer. (2 Chron. 7:14)
2. A standard of righteousness to be raised over this
nation.(Proverbs 14:34)
3. The elections--that God would intervene. This is
not a partisan or political effort but a plea to bring
God into a process that desperately needs His
wisdom and direction. (Isaiah 48:17)
This is a call, not from one ministry or organization,
but from diverse leaders from across the spectrum of
the U.S. Church. It is also not a call to a particular
event. It is a pleading for all Christians to do something proactive and powerful in prayer leading up to
our fall elections.
Prayer guide booklets are still available in
church office
So much has been going on this past month we don’t
quite know where to start! Let’s start at the beginning, “In
the beginning…” sorry, just a little humor! We are so excited for the events of Oct. 6th & 7th! Hopefully everyone is
aware by now, the Youth Pastor Search Committee has
found a candidate to present to the church! Let us start by
saying thank you to everyone on this committee, the process was long, sometimes frustrating, and sometimes
scary but you stuck with it and waited patiently for God’s
direction and we are so grateful to each and every one of
you! Sat., Oct. 6th Allen Brooks will be here for a dessert
social with the youth parents from 7—8:30 pm, then Sun.,
Oct. 7th Allen will meet with the youth during the Sunday
School hour. Sunday afternoon from 1—4 pm the youth
are invited to our house for lunch & some relaxed hang
out time with Allen! At 6 pm we all meet back at church for
a church wide Q & A with Allen, followed by the vote. We
are super excited about what the future holds! In addition
to this special weekend we have our regular stuff going on!
Mini Clusters are in full swing for Jr. & S.r High every Sun.
night! Open House is rockin’ every Wed. from 7—8 pm followed by Grounded from 8:15—9 pm! We are blown away
every time with get together with your youth, God is working in
lives and it is so cool to step back and watch!! We also have
The Fall Festival at South Side on Sat., Oct. 20 th. We will meet
at the church at 9 am and return around 2 pm. Parents, if you
can volunteer to help with transportation please let us know,
you are also welcome to help us out that day! The more the
merrier! Finally, we have our largest youth event of the year,
outside of camp, planned for Sat., Nov. 3 rd–FALL BASH. We
need lots of volunteers. We need help clearing the Worship
Center Friday night and about 30 volunteers to actually man
the event on Sat. If you would like to volunteer please see one
of us. This is an awesome event that allows our youth to bring
their friends to church, some of which have never set foot in a
church to see it really can be fun! Also, if you would like to
donate food or drinks please see Ty Van Dusen or Beth Ann
Bruening. If you would like to donate gift certificates for door
prizes for our youth and volunteers please see us! This is one
huge event and we ask that you please bath this in prayer.
Finally, plans have been made for camp, 2013! We will go to
Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC. The cost is
$300 per student with a $75.00 non-refundable deposit due
Sun., Jan. 13th and the balance due Sun., May 19th! Why are
we telling you this now, we want you to know that you can start
making payments now! Spreading this type of expense out
over multiple months makes it less of a burden on the family
budget! So feel free to start reserving camp spots at any time!
In Christian Love –Jason and Leish Wilhelmus
Stewardship Report:
Weekly Giving & Expenses
As of 09/25/2012
YTD Average Weekly Giving
YTD Average Weekly Expenses
Weekly Surplus/(Deficit)
General
Offerings
$
11,154
$
11,558
$
(404)
Total
Giving
$
14,089
$
11,558
$
2,531
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GAP CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE
Here are the
“New Addition”
blessings
to our UBC Family.
Because of all the
ways we minister to so
many families during the
holiday season, we decided
to try to spread things out a
bit this year. We will hold
Introduce yourself and
the annual GAP toy drive
from October 7 through
make them feel welcome!
November 4, November 4th being the big “gifts”
Sunday. Start watching for those great sales now!
Let’s fill the van trice this year! Please remember, Members Joined:
toys need to be new and in their original wrapping. If
you have questions, please see Miss Pat.
By Letter
Final arrangements/details are being finalized for the Christmas trip. The dates set aside for
us are December 9 through 13. We will be having
an informational meeting within the next couple of
weeks. Watch the bulletin for the date!
- Al & Marcella Redden
HAITI MINISTRY UPDATE
Women’s Ministry
The women’s ministry in Haiti has a name: Hope for My Sister! Thanks to Micah Forman, we
have a logo! Hope for My Sister will operate in both Northern Kentucky (U.S.) and Port au Prince
(Haiti) as a non-denominational, faith-based organization
dedicated to helping women who have been victims of
physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. We are in the process
of completing the legal paperwork in both countries to have
the organization recognized by the government, and to receive 501(c)3 status with the State of Kentucky. We had a
great meeting in September with Pastor Odvin from Haiti
and the ladies at his church are eager to get this ministry
started! Areas where we need ladies to get involved include:
Marketing/Fundraising
Biblical Counseling (receive training as a counselor, prepare to delivery training in Haiti)
Skills Training (teaching women in Haiti a skill to earn wages to support themselves)
Shelter Development in Haiti
Haiti Mission Trip
The next team mission trip to Haiti will be January 1 – 7, 2013. If you would like to be part of this
trip, the deadline for signing up and paying $250 deposit is Sunday, October 14. This trip will primarily include work with orphanages and with the women’s ministry.
Contact
For more information on Hope for My Sister or the January 2013 trip to Haiti, please contact
Patricia Goodman at 859-797-7680, or at [email protected]
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“Trunk or Treat” - A Celebration of Fall
October 27th we will have our very own Fall
Festival “Trunk or Treat”. This is a time to celebrate
Fall and the wonderful landscape
God has placed
before us outside.
What we need from
you is to come with a
decorated Car Trunk,
Truck Bed, Wagon, or
any sort of creative
decorated
station
(Decorations
are
not required but requested).
We do
ask that you provide a treat to
give out to our costumed participators. Cars (or
other) will need to be in place by 5:45pm and the
Festival will be from 6:00—8:00 pm. Decoration
guidelines, as well as
further information will
follow, in upcoming bulletins so, please watch
for specifics. We look
forward to sharing in
the celebration of the
wonders of Fall.
Hunger is no respecter of geography or
ethnicity. It can be felt in an apartment
in Eastern Europe, a cardboard shack
in Central America, a tent in the Sahara, or a farmhouse in rural America.
Southern Baptist missionaries & volunteers are offering nourishment for the body & soul, & everyone
can have a part in those ministries through gifts to the Southern
Baptist World Hunger Fund.
While Christ-followers are doing something about hunger in the
U.S. and around the world, we can do a lot more. In fact, we can
be assured that God expects us to demonstrate an urgency to
pray, to give, and to minister on behalf of those who are hungry;
both physically and spiritually.
Every October Southern Baptists throughout North America
reach deep into their pockets to help those in North America (&
throughout the world) who don’t have enough to eat. According
to statistics, hunger is a reality for more than 49 million Americans—that’s one in six Americans and one in every four American children. One hundred percent of World Hunger Fund donations goes directly to feed the hungry. Twenty cents of each
dollar is used to support hunger projects in the United States.
Eighty cents of each dollar is sent to the International Mission
Board. These funds are used for direct hunger ministry as well
as water well drilling, agricultural education, water purification,
etc.
Pick up a ‘bread bank’ to collect
your families’ donations.
Banks will be due back on
World Hunger Day, Oct 14th
The Dill’s Coming to UBC
In a generation filled with complacency and deception, it is crucial that people know there is Truth. Jesus said in John
14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” But how will people hear
this message? Jesus commanded us in the Great Commission to go and tell this message of Truth, and this is the mission of the Dills’ ministry.
For many years now, the Dills have blessed countless numbers of people with their songs and testimonies of hope,
grace and mercy. This mixed group’s contagious energy, smooth harmonies and dynamic personalities have made
impressions on the young and the old, the saved and the lost. Sincere and focused, this family desires to tell as many
people as possible, as quickly as possible, the message and truth of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
The group consists of brothers, Shawn and Tim Dill, who have been involved in gospel music for over 20 years. The
brothers began playing and singing with their mom and dad at the early age of seven. “I thank God that I was raised in
a home where God was worshipped and his unconditional love for me was made known”, Tim states. Wives, LeeAnn
and Bridget, who also have established foundations in gospel music, complete the group.
The Dills will join UBC Sunday, October 14th, during the 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Worship Services.
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October 2012
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
Couples’ Chili
Cookoff 4:30 pm
Baptist Women 2 pm
Youth Pastor
Events:See Bulletin
7
GAP Christmas Toy
Drive Begins—11/4
8
Youth Pastor events,
see bulletin
Deacon’s Mtg 7 pm
14
15
NKBA Annual Meeting
3:30 pm & 6:45 pm
“The Dills”
Lead Worship
9 & 11 AM
9
10
11
12
13
Outreach Team
Meeting 6:30 pm
No School
18
19
Columbus Day
16
17
20
Youth Fall Festival
@ Southside
9 am—2 pm
No School
21 Mary Bell Noe’s
Birthday!
Happy 97th!
22
23
24
25
26
27
AWANA T & T Overnighter
6pm— 10 am
Fall Festival
“Trunk or Treat”
6—8 PM
Children of the
World Concert—PM
28
29
30
31
Preschool
Pumpkin Day
Weekly Schedule
Sunday Schedule
9:00 am & 6:00 pm Truck Stop Services
9:00 am Early Morning Worship
10:00 am Small Group Bible Study
11:00 am Morning Worship
6:00 pm Children’s Choir & Music Makers
6:00 pm Stick Team
6:00 pm Mini Clusters (Youth)
6:00 pm Evening Worship
7:00 pm Adult Choir Practice
Tuesdays
8:30 am Morning Prayer Time
6:30 pm P.U.S.H. (Pray Until Something Happens)
Wednesday Schedule
7:00 pm Youth “Open House” Worship
7:00 pm Adult Bible Study
8:15 pm Grounded Youth Choir
8:15 pm Praise Band Practice
Thursdays
8:30 am Morning Prayer Time
Saturdays
9:00 am Morning Prayer Time
Birthdays
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3
4
6
8
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10
11
12
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27
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Jan Robertson
Michael Mallery
Andrew Bockelman
Wayde Durham
Andrew Brzezinski
Lexi Soucy
Michelle McGrath
Alex Hughes
Vicki Stephens
Jared Webster
Addison Fossett
Carl Groathouse
Lauren Webster
Jack Wilson
Bob Britton
Matthew Clary
Jeremy Spaulding
Brittany Reeves
Linda Smith
Tammy Stegemiller
Justin Bishop
Elmer Powers
Cornelius Bailey
Natalie Underwood
Dustin Graham
Mycah Trowbridge
Anniversaries
Cory Morris
Karen Spaulding
Zane Peffer
Sheila Pahl
Lou Johnson
3
Kevin Herbert
4
7
15
18
29
30
Gary Barnett
Jake Cahill
Mary Belle Noe
“97”
Jesse Probst
Jeff & Linda Smith
Jerry & Susan Vaughn
George & Tina MacKay
Jeremy & Carrie Wilson
Sam & Patricia Goodman
Barry & Candi Johnson
Jeff & Nanette Blankenship
Louis & Cathy Hart