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Mt. Vernon church of Christ Mt. Vernon Messenger 120 N. Mt. Vernon Avenue Elders: October 25, 2009 Prescott, AZ 86301 Otto Buehler Office: (928) 445-5190 Bob Heath Fax: (928) 443-5032 Larry Miller Some Encouraging News! 1 (800) 778-9377 Deacons: email@example.com Some say churches of Christ are graying and dying, but are these claims true? While Dale Cureton ScripturesSay.com Info & Tech. some congregations have a majority of members that are retired, many more are filled with children and young adults. Minister: Mike Scott Don Dillahunty Churches of Christ actually have a larger percentage of young adults than the national MikeScott@CableOne.net Fellowship average. In fact, we rank number three among religious groups having the most adults Spencer Guest aged 18-29. Education Minister: Stormy Ward Education According to the Pew Forum’s nationwide survey last year, twenty percent of the firstname.lastname@example.org American population falls between the ages of 18 to 29. This survey says churches of Larry Johnson Evangelism Christ have twenty-two percent in that category (“U.S. Religious Landscape Survey,” Schedule of Services www.pewforum.org, 82-83). Sunday Troy Kenner Statistician Flavil Yeakley, Jr. has studied trends in churches of Christ for decades. He “What Do the Scriptures Say?” (AZ-TV Chan. 7) 7:30 am Youth Work confidently says these things about churches of Christ: (1) We are the twelfth largest Pioneer’s Home Worship Service 8:30 am Morning Bible Classes 9:30 am Mark Marley religious group in America; (2) we are the sixth fastest growing church in America; (3) Morning Worship Service 10:30 am Worship we are fourth in the nation in the total number of congregations; (4) we are fifth in the Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm nation in number of counties in which there is a congregation; (5) we are first in the Monday Caleb Montandon “What Do the Scriptures Say?” (PCAC Chan. 13) 3:30 pm nation in distribution of congregations; and (6) we are first in the nation in weekly Membership Wednesday attendance of adherents. In fact, seventy-six percent of our adherents attend regularly, Evening Bible Study 7:00 pm Eddie Redman which is much higher than most mainline religious groups. “What Do the Scriptures Say?” (PCAC Chan. 13 9:00 pm Building & Grounds According to a survey by Barna some years ago, churches of Christ were also first in the Church Statistics Larry Sanderson percentage of members who contributed to support the church. Sunday Bible Class Attendance 67 Personal Work Let’s not be discouraged. We are not pitiful and not dying. Sunday Worship Service Attendance 90 We know there is a hunger for God’s Word. SEARCH fills almost 5,000 requests for Lester Turner Pioneer’s Home 17 material per weekly program, and nearly a thousand come to its website each day. We Missions Weekly Budget $3769 are making a profound difference in our world. Please keep us in your prayers and help Mt. Vernon Contributions $3002 Austin Wester us financially. Contributions for TV Show Benevolence The Lord be with you, DVD’s shipped from Jan thru Sept 2009 62218 Secretary: Phil Sanders Heidi Guest “In Search of the Lord’s Way” Welcome Guests What Do the Scriptures Say? Upcoming Events Service Volunteers: All of us at Mount Vernon extend our warmest NOTE: All questions below were submitted to Breakfast at Coco’s OCTOBER GREETERS “What Do The Scriptures Say?” via the internet welcome. Please take a moment to fill out a Oct 28th at 8am Before Bible Study & Worship or by someone calling to request an answer to visitor’s card located in the pew in front of you. their question. For the answer to these, see East Valley church of Christ Gospel Meeting Pat & Charlotte Myers ScripturesSay.com. Oct 25th thru Oct 29th. Lessons inspired by the After Worship Service book of Ephesians will be presented. There is Caleb & Heather Montandon November Birthdays more information in the back. 1 Judy Redman NEWS From the Website: I am the ICS NOVEMBER GREETERS Bookstore manager in Austin, TX we Camelback Bible Bowl 4 Eddie Redman Nov. 7th Registration starts at 8am. There is a Before Bible Study & Worship 7 Jody Zito wanted to thank you for your work in the Otto & Delores Buehler kingdom. I am shipping 228 copies of the detailed schedule in the back. 10 Karen Howeth Elders, Deacons, & Preachers Meeting After Worship Service book “Things That Matter.” 14 Anita Carson Nov. 10th 7pm at the building Larry & Sheilia Johnson ICS Bookstore is a Christian bookstore 16 Nina Wester Old Fashioned Gospel Revival located in the Austin Graduate School of PHONE RECEPTIONISTS: 20 Jim Burns Theology, formerly known as the Institute Nov. 15th thru 18th at the Casa Grande church 20 Caleb Montandon of Christ. There is more information in the Nov 1 Don Dillahunty for Christian Studies (ICS). I was Nan Morrison back. Nov 8 Elizabeth Marley 21 speaking with our president, Stan Reid, 3rd Sunday Potluck Nov 15 Frankie Morse 23 Katy Ramsey about your program and discussing how Nov 15th after morning worship. Nov 22 Winn Hendricks 23 Jon Neveau you give Things That Matter to those who 24 Denise Derda call in from your television program. He Arizona Sundogs Faith and Family Nights IN NEED OF PRAYER th th 30 Don Frasier was very excited and requested that I get Nov 6 and Nov 13 there is information in the Maureen Lacey is now back at the in touch with you and find out a little back and a signup sheet if interested in going Pioneer’s Home and doing better. more. He's requested that I write up a as a group. We need 20 people to get the Frank & Julie Carrillo who are new to short bio of your program, how the books special ticket price; please signup before Nov Wednesday Evening Services the area and need to find a place to live. are offered, and how the response is. If 1st the deadline to buy tickets is Nov 4th. Each Wednesday from Oct 28th thru Dec 23rd one of the you would, please take a couple of Ray Lessard’s Dad who has Yavapai Food Barrel men from Stormy’s class will be presenting a lesson minutes to tell me about the program and The food barrel is empty again. If you can Parkinson’s and is no longer driving; he from the book of Colossians. The schedule of subjects the response to the materials. is in need of encouragement. help fill it up again for the Thanksgiving and speakers are as follows. Chuck Whisenant is in Alabama to be Date Lesson Title Teacher holiday please drop off your donations before Question: I am a student working on my Nov. 16th, so we can have it picked up before with his brother Kendall who is not Oct 28th Introduction to Colossians Bob Heath Nov 4th Praying Spiritual Maturity Troy Kenner term paper on the story of Sodom and Thanksgiving. expected to live. Nov 11th Preeminence of Christ Les Turner Gomorrah. I needed to know any major With Special Thanks Lillian Pollock is home recovering Nov 18th Service with a Purpose Otto Buehler events which occurred around the same We just wanted to say Thank you for the from hip surgery. Nov 25th Religion in the Mixer Mark Marley time as the destruction of the two cities. I bulletins and CDs. While we are trying to find Chino Valley Church has asked for Dec 2nd Looking the right Direction Caleb Montandon have looked on the internet for many a church, we and two other families are having continued prayers of encouragement and Dec 9th Having the heart of Christ Glenn Kenner hours with no results. Please send services in our homes and the CDs have been Dec 16th Christian Relationships Otto Buehler visits. if possible, just a few suggestions or wonderful. We are all doing well and we miss Dondra Brush is at home with a severe Dec 23rd People you can Depend On Mark Marley events that took place around the our family there. case of the flu. same time. In Christian love, Acts 6:4 Bill, Karen and Nick McMillin. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.
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