Bulletin - Central Church of Christ

Bulletin of the Central Church of Christ
2722 Oakland Avenue • Johnson City, TN • 37601-1844 • Phone (423) 282-1571 or 283-HOPE www.GraceMine.org
March 15, 2015
Tim Hall
Greg Ryan
Dustin Humphreys
Gene Arrowood
Gene Chapman
L.A. Hamilton
Steve Ingram
John McKinnis
Dennis Russell
Doug Booton
Dan Bowman
Randy Brewer
Jim Carden
David Crockett
John Doyle
Andrew Easterling
David Erickson
Jason Faddis
Jim Fillers
David Frakes
Ken Gilliam
Phil Gilliam
Chig Gunter
Mike Higginbotham
Danny Kellum
Ken Misterly
Ren Rice
Trey Robertson
Sherrell Shepard
Dave Torgerson
Cary Vantine
Ron Whitson
Worship Times
10:30 am, 6 pm;
Classes: 9:30 am
7:00 pm
Some Thoughts I’d Like to Share…by Tim Hall
“The Office Of Overseer”
Dan Bowman’s name was placed before the congregation last Sunday as a candidate for
elder. You are asked to prayerfully consider the qualifications given in Scripture for this
office, and then share with the elders your impressions of Dan, positive or negative, as one
worthy of this appointment. Please share those impressions by next Sunday, March 22.
“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he
desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the
husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable,
Thisa Week
– “The
Bride of
able to teach, not
not violent
gentle, not quarrelsome, not a
lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity
keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage
his own household, how will he care for God’s church? He must not be a
recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the
condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders,
so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.” (1 Timothy 3:17, English Standard Version)
“This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into
order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you – if anyone is above
reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open
to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God’s
steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered
or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, selfcontrolled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy
word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and
also to rebuke those who contradict it.” (Titus 1:5-9, English Standard
Send your feedback via email to [email protected], or hand your written notes (signed)
to one of the elders.
3/15/15: Let’s pray for: Claude Terry, outpatient surgery last Friday to remove a node on his parathyroid gland; Jennifer
Easterling, recent outpatient surgery; Edna Hayes; Thurman Dye; Buddy Barefield; Mark Boggs; Ann Brewer; Mildred Hall;
Tom Ellis; Pam Billingsby; Kerry Hutchinson; Robin Wishon; Sue Neeley; Allen Jackson; Charlie Hartman; Joyce Hall; Isaac
Vance; Frank Chapo; Glenn Blacklidge; Doug Grindstaff; Lorene Arrowood; Teresa Guinn; Betty Hamilton; Mike Lyons; Gay
Enkema; Karen Stevens. Skilled nursing/assisted living/homebound: Grace Muse; Harold Napier; Delora Tidwell; James
Carden, Sr.; Sherry McCulley; Louise Welch; Velma Stables; Lola Johnson; Jesse Crabtree; Johnny & Elayne Trent; Lon &
Friends, relatives: Regina Mullen, friend of Christa Wright and teacher in Elizabethton, cervical spine surgery after a
serious car wreck; friend of Cherie Doyle, cancer; Sherry Vandeventer, member of the Elizabethton congregation and friend
of Elizabeth McConnell, double knee replacement surgery; two people in the community, Susan Livingston and Sean
Chastain, have asked for prayers as they deal with health problems. Continuing problems: Michelle Neal; Carlene
Bannister; Greta Copas; Leigh Rice; Jane Cox; Carla Carlson; Dorothy Jones; Robert Martin; Linda Jennings; Carol Reavis;
Jean Thompson; Joy Carter-Hildrich; Argil Neal; John Pansock; Chris Baker; Sue Wong; Sandra Ryan; June Miller Gouge;
Mamie Gates; Wade Cole; Kenneth Hall; Jeana Rogers; Rita Veselak; Brenda McKinnis’s coworker; John Keith Verble; Melissa
Ours; Braysen Thatcher; Patrice Gillespie; Eric Southerland; Anthony Basket; Janet Green; Martha Forbes; Clinton Lady;
Daniel Owusu’s brother, Stephen; Becky Gross; Dana Kelly; Coraline Cutshall; Valerie Merkel; Lucy Burgess; Doris Kessinger;
Cornail Proffitt. Praise God! Ray Rice, Ren’s brother, has now been declared cancer-free!
MILITARY: Robbie Glenn, Eli Mitchell,
Jordan Heatly, Air Force; Nicole
Stephens, Brittany Lobos,
Brennan McCain, Marines; Kaylee
Vantine, Navy.
SUNDAY A.M. on WEMT: TV Sunday
School, 7:00; In Search of the Lord’s
Way, 7:30; Biblical Viewpoints, 8:00.
tomorrow 6 p.m. Making phone calls or
visits, writing cards, doing jobs around
the building – there’s work for all.
IF YOU WANT any of the Home
Devotionals, leave a note on the sheet with
the binder; we will print them.
TODAY, 4:30, elders/deacons meeting
IF YOU CAN’T be here because of
weather, illness, or travel, listen in at
MEN OF CENTRAL, it’s time for an
update of your worship service duties. If
you are new to Central, new brother in
Christ, or want to expand on your current
list, please pick up an assignment
checklist at the welcome counters or see
Doug Booton. Return them to one of the
elders or Doug.
PATTI FATHERREE is collecting glass
baby food jars for a children’s project.
Please leave in the old kitchen by 3/19.
THANK YOU to Rosie Ryan and to Ella
and Ethan Jenkins for donating books to
the Family Legacy Library! There are now
28 new books and 1 new video!
3/29. Make your plans now to bring
enough for your family and a few more.
WE NEED more volunteers to enter the
data from the Friendship Registries a
month at a time. This can be done from
home. Please see Dennis Russell.
IF YOU NEED to update your listing
and/or have a new picture made for our
directory, please see John McKinnis or
Ron Whitson by the end of this month.
talking with many about their preferences,
the decision has been made to start Bible
classes at 9:15 and worship service at
10:15. This is not a trial, these will be the
permanent times.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE to send Buddy
Barefield a card, his address is 3217
Dolphin St., Sebring, FL 33870
CATHERINE MASONE is looking for a
position to provide care to a loved one.
Please call her at 433-9346.
OUR SYMPATHY to Fred and Georgie
Roten and Georgie’s sister, Jean Byrd, on
the death of Jean’s husband, Joe.
Sympathy also to April Looney and Justin
Laycock on the death of their cousin,
Denise Reilley, last Monday, and to D.B.
Honeycutt on the passing of his brother,
Hugh Honeycutt, last week.
55+ POTLUCK DINNER, Thursday at 6.
Please sign up what you will bring.
Churches In the Shape of Scripture is for
all adults. If you don’t already have a
book, pick one up from the counter.
DAN BOWMAN has been proposed for the
position of elder, and your input is sought.
Spend some time reviewing the
qualifications for elders and share with
the elders any input, good or bad, about
Dan serving in this capacity. Email them
at [email protected] or hand a
signed note to one of them, by 3/22.
RECENTLY ESPN.com had Daniel
Norris’s photo and a link to his story on
their front page. There have been many
other stories. But now his dad David has
made the local news – he is retiring from
the bike shop! Congratulations!
MANY OF US know Steve Williams’s dad
Ed. Did you know that he’s a poet? His
new book, Come Walk With Me Again,
available soon on Amazon, can be found
now at www.createspace.com/4994955.
“THANK YOU for the cards, food and
prayers offered on my behalf during my
recent health problems. It was comforting
to know that others were praying for me
during a time when I needed them so
much. Thanks for being there for Joe and
me. Debbie Pugh”
“WE LOVE EVERY ONE of you and feel
truly blessed and touched by all of the
phone calls, Facebook messages, text
messages, cards, and, most of all, the
prayers going on behalf of our daddy and
his healing and rest of our peace and
strength. Thanks to everyone. Charla
Bacon (On behalf of the Barefield,
Bacon, and Davis families)”
BIRTHDAYS: Buddy Barefield, Derek
Stayer (today); Kathy Torgerson, Parker
Eanes, Marie Hartman (Mon.); Charla
Bacon, Reba Nabors (Tues.); Debbie
Pugh (Wed.); Shelley Lyons (Thu.); Julia
Elliott (Fri.); Suzanne Gunter, Allison
Rasnake (Sat.).
Paintball: Are you interested in playing paintball with us? We are
looking at the 28th as a potential day to go play paintball together. Let
me know how many of you are interested so we can make this
Tonight’s Devotional: There WILL be a devotional today at the
Church’s building at 5 p.m. We will be playing “life-sized hungryhungry hippos.” Come out and join us for some fun and fellowship!
We have all been stressed before,
Wednesday Dinner Date: Our dinner date tonight will be at Chick-Fil-A
on People’s St. at 5:30 p.m. See you there!
coming up, a paper due, or just things
Phone Numbers and E-Mail: If you need to update your phone number
or e-mail so that you can receive the texts that are sent out for the
youth, please let me know the updated information ASAP. You can
either e-mail me ([email protected]) or call me (540-664-7257).
Home Devotionals: The congregation has access to home devotionals in
order to give you ideas for lessons while you are working on things
around the house, garage, kitchen, and yard. Check out the binder in
the foyer and if you see ones you want feel free to copy it or let me
know which ones you would like print outs of.
Calling All Writers: Do you have a desire to make an impact for God in
your writing? Let me know and I would LOVE for some of our youth to
submit articles for our website, KAMission.com. NOW is the time to
make an impact for God, and you can do that through your writing.
Summer Mission Trip: There is a mission trip to Inner City Nashville
that costs $100 per person. The ONLY things you would be asked to
bring extra money for would be snacks and spending money for
activities. The dates available are June 13-20, and July 4-11. Is there a
day that works best for you? Let me know ASAP! Thanks!
T-Shirts: Let’s get these t-shirts ordered! My plan is to get a form out
to each family to request sizes for t-shirts. Be looking for one in an email or in the foyer shortly.
haven’t we? Whether it is a test
going on at home, there are many
things that stress us out in this life.
What are some healthy ways of
dealing with stress?
1) Let’s pray. When Jesus was
stressed, He went to the Father in
2) Remember this is temporary. This
is not the world that we are looking
forward to, but instead, all of these
things will pass away.
3) Remember that God loves you and
you have a Church family that loves
you too!
March 15, 2015
Contact Doug Booton if unable to serve
Sunday Morning:
Welcome: Dennis Russell
Song Leader: Dennis Vonderfecht
Next Week: Phil Gilliam
Prayer: Lee Davis
Next Week: Joe Pugh
Scripture: Mike Stephens
Next Week: Jerry Pierce
Sermon: Tim Hall
Topic: “Stand Up For Jesus”
Dismissal: Dennis Russell
Next Week: John McKinnis
Lord's Supper:
Presiding: Dan Bowman
Next Week: Steve Trent
Serving: Alex Doyle, Andrew Easterling,
Andrew Trent, Austin Hamilton, Claude
Terry, Devin Hamilton, Jason Faddis, Jerry
Whitted, John Hutchinson, John Trent,
Larry Reece, Marshall Stables, Matthew
Sorrow, Maxin Peters, Neal Elliott, Trey
Children's Training Class: the Gilliams
Nursery: Linda Russell, Mary McCormick,
Keri Vantine
Wednesday Evening:
Song Leader: Steve Williams
Devotional: Joe Pugh
Dismissal: Andrew McCormick
Central Church of Christ
P.O. Box 4021
Johnson City, TN 37602-3961
(423) 282-1571 or 283-HOPE
Sunday Evening:
Song Leader: Don Wolford
Prayer: Terry Billingsby
Scripture: Cary Vantine
Sermon: Tim Hall
Topic: “Genesis Concepts: Sin”
Dismissal: Michael Rasnake
Lord's Supper: Darrell Honeycutt, Jerry
Nursery & Toddler: Meredith Brewer
Building Security: Andrew McCormick,
David Crockett
Next Week: Cary Vantine, Matt Mahaley
Opening, Closing building: Andrew
Next Week: Brandon Quesinberry
For March:
Communion Prep: David & Sheila Frakes
Contact Sherrell Shepard, 477-2278, if unable
to prepare
Cup & Bulletin Pick-up: 2nd graders
Baptistery: Sheila Frakes
Registry Data Entry: Gay Clark
Report from last week
Classes: 170; A.M. 341; P.M. 146; Wed. 167
Offering: $9,423.79
Weekly Budget: $12,500.00