A Guide to Believing Bad Advice by Dr. Ritch Boerckel Many books have been joy, I perceive very clearly while David was still weary written concerning how we how God was active in and discouraged from the might discern God’s will and directing those decisions. coup. Absalom decided to make wise decisions in life. God was in absolute control seek more counsel from Most of these books include of those healthy decisions. Hushai. Now Hushai was October, 2009 the essentials of bathing the secretly still loyal to David Page Did you know that God is also decision in prayer, meditating deeply involved in the poor and remained in Jerusalem in From the Pastor 1 on God’s Word, seeking wise the hopes that he could When God Surprises Us decisions we make? While counsel, waiting on the Lord, influence Absalom with bad Over the Coffee Cup 2 scripture clearly denies that accounting for circumstances advice. Hushai contradicted God is the author of evil, Evangelism Explosion 2 and obeying God’s clear Ahithophel’s counsel as he commands. However, I have scripture affirms that God advised him to wait before Adoption Ministry 3 actively uses evil to Homeschool Group 3 yet to read a book describing striking after David. He said accomplish His purposes in Car Winterization Day 4 how we might believe bad that David was now like a our lives. Particularly, God advice and make foolish bear robbed of her cubs who Visitation Ministry 4 uses bad counsel to bring decisions. The point is that no judgment or discipline on the would fight ferociously Engage 4 one makes bad decisions against a small band. He Construction Ministry 5 heart that resists Him. This purposefully. Every decision counseled Absalom to wait past week I have been reading Birthday & Anniversary we have ever made seemed until he could gather a huge wise to us at the moment. If it II Samuel. Chapters 16 and army to go out against David. List 6 did not appear to yield some 17 tell the sad story of Absalom believed Hushai’s October Calendar 7 Absalom’s rebellion against Missions 8 pleasurable reward, we would counsel, and that decision his father, King David. This Fall Electives 9 not have made it. would ultimately lead to his story warns us that when our death. Children’s Ministry 10 As Christians, we hearts resist God, our minds acknowledge that God is lose the ability to accept good Now why did Absalom Christmas Child 10 deeply involved in the healthy advice. We open our lives to believe the bad counsel of Youth Group 11 decisions we make. We do an irresistible temptation to Hushai over the good counsel Effective Parenting ABC 11 not credit ourselves for them, believe foolish counsel. of Ahithophel? The Bible but we give glory to God for gives us the surprising By chapter 17, Absalom has giving us His wisdom. answer. In II Samuel 17:14 led a coup against King Proverbs 3:5-6 teach us, Absalom says, “The advice “ David. David has fled from Trust in the LORD with all of Hushai the Arkite is better the capital city of Jerusalem, your heart and lean not on than that of Ahithophel.” And and Absalom now occupies your own understanding; in then the text explains, “For the royal palace. Ahithophel, all your ways acknowledge the LORD had determined to the chief advisor to Absalom, him, and he will make your frustrate the good advice of counsels Absalom to let him paths straight.” As I look Ahithophel in order to bring take 12,000 men and chase back on the major decisions of disaster on Absalom.” David down that very night my life that brought me deep (Continued on page 3) Page 2 The Broadcaster Over the Coffee Cup by Char Wallen We, my husband and I, had stopped at the busy intersection because the stoplight was red. My husband kept his eye on the light, but my eyes were roving to see what was interesting on my level. There was a cement triangle dividing the right turn from the straight lane that lay ahead. I was amazed to see a light green plant growing, what appeared to be, right out of the cement! There was no dirt that was visible in the time allotted to me. Not only was it about 10 to 12 inches tall, but it had many seeds all over the top of the plant! Many years ago I wrote a poem entitled, “Let us bloom where we are planted.” This plant chose to grow, flower, and produce seeds in a cement triangle! Perhaps it didn’t choose the spot, but it was going to make the best of its environment, and bring a blessing to such as I, the observer. What can we learn from this hard tenacious plant? First, the place where we are planted can be difficult, but if we really try, by God’s grace, we’ll overcome! Is your place of growth difficult today? Just persevere and ask God to help you bring forth flowers of blessing for Him. I will be excited to see if it grows again next Spring! It was such a blessing to me to realize that, with God’s help, we can overcome many obstacles in life. Did you choose your place of birth? I didn’t, but there were times, with my Swedish heritage, that I felt like I was growing in cement. Yes, it was strict, but out of it I found that it led me to a closer relationship with my God. Did I flower? Did I leave seeds of joy, peace, love, and comfort for others to share? I hope so! One thing I learned was that “my God shall supply all my needs.” Remember to keep your eyes on the road, but if you see a plant growing in cement, it will speak volumes for our God! “Thank you, God!” Evangelism Explosion By Matt Morgan The gun has sounded and another semester of EE is off and running. Would you cheer us on by praying regularly for the ministry? Consider this analogy from Charles Spurgeon: “I believe in business prayers. I mean prayers in which you take to God one of the many promises which He has given us in His Word, and expect it to be fulfilled as certainly as we look for the money to be given us when we go to the bank to cash a check. We should not think of going there, lolling over the counter chattering with the clerks on every conceivable subject except the one thing for which we had gone to the bank, and then coming away without the coin needed; but we should lay before the clerk the promise to pay the bearer a certain sum, tell him in what form we wish to take the amount, count the cash after him, and then go on our way to attend to other business. That is an illustration of the method in which we should request supplies form the Bank of Heaven.” In Isaiah 55:11-12 God promises us, “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Later, Paul declares that the message of the gospel is the power of God and asks the Thessalonians to pray that this good news would spread rapidly and be honored among its hearers. Please call upon the “Bank of Heaven” to unleash this power of God throughout our community so that we might rejoice together as it fulfills its purpose by bringing many to salvation through Jesus Christ. Issue 938 Page 3 “This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father, to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” James 1:27 Open Hearts, Open Homes Orphan Ministry How might God be calling you to respond to the orphan? • Join the Open Hearts Open Homes prayer chain via Bethanycentral.org • Volunteer to facilitate the DCFS Foster Parent training hosted by Bethany • Provide a meal to a foster or adoptive family during their transition Open Hearts, Open Homes • Attend the Adoption Bible Study held at Bethany Baptist during Sunday Adoption & Orphan Ministry night electives • Provide financial assistance to families in domestic/international adoption Stay connected to ministry updates and needs through the Open Hearts, Open Homes email list and blog. The email list can be accessed via Bethanycentral.org. The blog address is https://openheartsopenhomesministry.blogspot.com. Please contact Monica Lonergan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Bethany Fellowship Homeschool Group The Bethany Fellowship Homeschool group is off to a great start. To become a part of the group and stay informed of events and opportunities, you need to join the yahoo group by contacting Julie Walin at 274-9998 or email@example.com. For other information and questions, contact Val Wichael (243-5582 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Christine Carbaugh (740-0658 or email@example.com). Field trip to Forest Park Nature Center Friday, October 2. Meet at 12:45pm We will go on a stroller friendly guided tour through the park. We will be identifying trees and other plants as we collect leaves for rubbings. Contact Alison Meuth for cost information and to RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or (309)397-4367. Field Trip to Tanner's Orchard Thursday, October 15 at 9:45am If you missed the first field trip to Tanner's, another one has been scheduled since it was such a popular event. RSVP to Darcey Handly at 309-263-3595 or email@example.com. Continued from page 1 - A Guide to Believing Bad Advice Notice that God plays a very active role in Absalom’s decision to believe bad advice. God does not sit on the sidelines and let Absalom make his own choice without divine interference. God was determined to frustrate the good advice Ahithophel offered so that the Lord’s purpose of judgment would be fulfilled in Absalom’s life. Whatever God determines, God accomplishes. The implications should frighten us. This story reminds me that once I set my heart to resist God, I lose the ability to think clearly about any decisions set before me. I invite God to work in my life to frustrate any good counsel that I might receive. I open my mind to the beauty of the lie. If God determines to frustrate any good counsel that comes our way, then good counsel will be frustrated. Earlier I referenced the popular passage Proverbs 3:5-6 as being central to the process of making wise decisions. But Proverbs 3:7 is just as important, “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.” Absalom refused to fear the Lord and to shun evil. He lost his ability to discern good advice from bad. You and I will too if we follow the path of disobedience. May God give us grace to submit ourselves to Him everyday. Then God will work to advance good counsel, rather than frustrate it. Page 4 The Broadcaster Calling All Seniors & Women on Their Own For a… the Car Winterization Day Let ny tha o f Be Men e yo u! Saturday, October 24th serv At DHX (on Allen Rd) Set up an appointment through the bulletin insert on Oct. 11 or Oct. 18; or contact Doug Rabenhorst at 253.6685 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to check your car’s fluids, belts/spark plug cables, and tire pressure as well as change your oil (if needed). We are willing to address other reasonable problems. (we are limited as to what we can repair. Please be prepared for payment of parts. Financial assistance is available if needed.) Pure Religion? Visit the Widows! By Pastor Fred Laugherty • Do you know that Bethany has some members who are shut in and are no longer able to attend our services? • Do you know that there are members of our church family who are lonely and in need of someone to share the love of Christ with them? If you would like to know more about how you can share the gifts of friendship and encouragement, come to an infor- mational lunch on Sunday, October 18 to find out more about the Visitation Ministry of Bethany Baptist Church. Learn how you can give about one hour each month to share in the life of someone who otherwise might be cut off from the life of our church. Call the church office and reserve your spot for the Visitation Volunteers Lunch! Sunday, October 18, after the 3rd worship service (Approximately 12:45pm) "Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world." ~ James 1:27 Attention Senior High Students! Mark your calendar now for the 3rd Annual Apologetics and Preaching Competition called Engage on Jan 30. Apologetics is open to young men and women while preaching is open to young men only. This is a great opportunity for High School students to dig January 30, 2010 into God’s word and defend their faith. The competition is open to students throughout the community. Watch for application information coming soon. Contact Jerry Sanderson at 692-1755 or email@example.com for more information. Volume 938 Page 5 Bethany Construction Ministry “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14 Construction Site Volunteers Make a Big Impact A recent Saturday morning at the construction site hosted a record 51 volunteers serving in many ways. We are busy sweeping floors, gathering cardboard, and sealing concrete. This fall we will begin many landscaping projects by moving black dirt and planting trees and shrubs. Please consider donating your time to keep the construction area clean, the site safe for construction workers, and to keep costs down. Sign up in the lobby to receive emails with the volunteer schedule or emails on how to pray for the project and workers. So come serve and enjoy some fellowship with us! Labor Day Recognition a Success Thank you for making our Labor Day "Tool Day" a big success. In the month of August the construction ministry raised $900 from our ABC classes, thank you! On September 4th, Dust to Glory prepared a fantastic barbecue chicken dinner. Then each of the 44 construction workers selected a tool from a collection of new DeWalt, Craftsman, and Kobalt construction tools. The workers wanted us to thank you for your generosity. So, thank you for supporting the construction workers and continue to pray for their safety and salvation. Birthdays and Anniversaries 1 - Carol Clark 11 - Tom & Peggy Robinson 21 - Jim Elsasser - Josh Kellem 12 - Merlin Barnes - Carolyn Grimaldi - Mark Yonke - Jessica Borden - Elda Heiniger 2 - Gerry Traenkenschuh - Jairus Lin - Robert Robins - Benjamin Walenta - Sarah Schlich - Dan & Jean Byerly - Marlea Yonke 13 - Penny Smith - Luke & Holly Wirtz - Willy & Sue Bonnell - Christa Setterlund 22 - Anna Clore 3 - DeAnna Hutton - Brenda Theobald - Hannah Fouts - Dianne Mathes 14 - Abigail Dobra - William Frazee - Greg & Karen Joyce - Tom Schlich - Dean Hoerr - Scott & Deb Schepke - Clayton & Kelly Walenta 23 - Abigail Bryant - John & Holly Zimmerman 15 - Audrey Deutsch - Kurt Kieser 4 - Cora Evans - Michelle Doty - Barb Nielsen - Ed Grimaldi - Will Good 24 - Seth Elsasser - Kent Hudson - Gordon Henry - Becky Frye - Storm Huse - Tom Kelly - Garrett Page - Josh Moon - Sarah Moon - Lindai Lin - Ryan Servey - Sandy Pope - Ed Luan 5 - Mike Barngrover - Joe Ramsey - Taya Zimmerman - Missy Eversole - Paul Setlech 25 - Todd Bryant - Diane Noar - Noel & Nellie Hawkins - Steve Dietz - Dorothy Slopak - Steve & Jennifer Weers - Sally Greb 6 - Janelle Clark 16 - Melissa Ferguson - Virginia Lewis - Alex Hassenger - Darby Fitch - Cameron Mitchell - Andrea Hoerr - Connor Kallina - Kendra Showalter - Nicole Lee - Desi Reeves - Char Wallen - Kirsten McRaven - Joni Rumbold - Mike & Patti Falatko - Tiffany Waller - Roger & Terry Krikke 26 - Roger Haywood - Dylan Webb - Joel & Ginny Smith - Roger & Janet Lawson 7 - Lawrence Baer 17 - Deanna Gerdes - Greg & Sherri Urban - Julia Ekstrom - Kaela Gerig 27 - Hilary Conyers - Charles & Cassandra Ellenbecker - Jill Johnson - Jim & Kristy Johnson - Andy & Anna Hofmann - Sharon Van Meter - Jason & LeAnne Padiak - Kenneth & Teri Lynch - Don & Mura Haupt 28 - Luke Graham 8 - David Berger 18 - Breana Bauman - Nate Johnson - Ian Delinski - Barb Boerckel - Marli Meiss - Mura Haupt - Kathryn Braun - Bethany Noar - Gene Rebholz - Mansil Jett - Jerry Sanderson - Caleb Rhodes - Andrew Rice - Philip Smith 9 - Cameron Delinski - Zack & Jessi Esterling 29 - Melanie Phillips - Brittany Esterling 19 - Jason Borden - LaNae Huang - Roger Fitch - David Fisher - Ross & Natalie Elsasser - Paul Warner - Kristen Johnson - Beth & Roger Fitch 10 - Victoria Sanderson - Betty Moreland 30 - Abby House - Joel Smith - Kennedy Teubel - Greg Joyce - Hazel Sullins 20 - Jim Borop - Megan Sutton - Vince Warner - Cherie Layne - Herb & Debbie Chowaniak 11 - Liddy Arp - Laura Miller - Darren & Becky Frye - Josie Deutsch - Dawson Raw 31 - Jodee Bauman - Emma Meiss - Blake Warfield - Vernon Moreland - Tessa Meiss 21 - Genae Andris - Doug Williams - Nolan Dreyer Page 8 The Broadcaster Missions in October Visiting Missionaries: Pablo and Judi Perez, Oct. 8-19 Please welcome Pablo and Judi Perez, who will be visiting the Bethany Fellowship of Churches in October. They will be speaking and participating in various events during their visit. They will be staying with Bruce and Rose Ekhoff during their time with us. Pablo and Judi live in Texas but minister pri- MONTHLY marily in Mexico as part of Leadership MISSIONS Resources International. PRAYER NEWSLETTER If you are interested in meeting with the Perez’ and hosting them for a meal, please Would you like to contact Helen Barngrover by Oct. 5. know more about our Bethany Pray for the Middle East Missions Team, Oct. 2-11 Fellowship of Churches’ The team will be heading to the Middle East to meet and make missionaries and pray for friends with English students, visit the refugee clinic, and help them more effectively? with clothing distribution. If so, then sign up for the Please pray for team unity, opportunities to share Christ, Missions Prayer opportunities to be an encouragement to the Christian workers Newsletter. To sign up you there, and for the students to be receptive to relationships with must have a myBethany the team. account. You can sign up for this on our website, www.bethanycentral.org. To get the monthly e-mail updates, click on subscription lists on the myBethany home page or use the link from the missions page to add Missions Update to your Pictured: Back Row: Jon Baumann, Joel Taylor, Caleb Jorden e-mail subscriptions. Front Row: Joe Burke, Ginger Burke, Martie Scott, Sravani Jorden Issue 938 Page 9 Fall Electives October 4 - November 8 6:00 - 7:15pm Classes will be at Bethany Baptist unless noted otherwise. There is a new virus that is impacting a multitude of churches across our great nation. Have you heard of IIDS (Intellectual Immune Deficiency Syndrome)? One writer described the epidemic this way: “This malaise is characterized by a decline of Christian content in teaching and preaching with an accompanying increased interest in self-help directions that merely promise better management of everyday crises.” Beginning the evening of October Classes begin October 4! 4, we will offer a variety of vaccinations to prevent the deadly spread and effects of this illness. Please take the necessary precautions, and join us for one of these six-week series as we combat this plague together. Systematic Theology III (Man, Angels, and Sin) Taught by Pastor Ritch (at Living Hope Community Church) A systematic examination of the biblical doctrines concerning man, sin and angels. Special focus is given to the nature and origin of man, the origin of sin and its effects upon mankind, the bondage of man’s will, and the spirit world of angels and demons. The Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ Taught by Pastor Art Join Pastor Art for a study on the Millennial Kingdom, that future 1,000 year earthly reign of the Lord Jesus Christ. This study will focus on solid exposition and synthesis of key Old and New Testament passages in order to derive a more informed and encouraging view of the age to come. Theology of Adoption Taught by Pastor Daniel & Jerry Sanderson This elective combines a theological understanding of the church with a practical understanding of orphan ministry. Its primary purpose is to lay out a biblical and theological understanding of the nature of orphan ministry in the church. It will cover such topics as: the uniqueness of a Christian adoption, God’s care for the orphan, God’s glory in adoption, orphans and missions, wrong reason to adopt, decision making and the will of God, and an overview of the Bethany Fellowship of Churches’ orphan ministry. Applying Study Methods to the Book of Ruth: Its Theology, Literary Structure, and Application for us today Team Taught by Jeff & Laura Miller This is an application class. Jeff will show us how to apply Bible Study Methods principles to discover Ruth's literary structure and develop the theology of the book of Ruth. Often deep insights come from a close reading of the text of Scripture, once you know what to look for. We will take those insights and talk about applicational lessons (in a discussion format) from this incredible Book of the Bible. Gleaning in the Gospels: How to Study and Teach the Life of Jesus Taught by Matt Morgan In this course we will learn how to tune the different accounts of Jesus in the Gospels so they form a harmonious chorus. As we listen to this glorious sound our hearts will be drawn to greater love and devotion to our Savior. The tuning process will include: historical backgrounds, miracles, parables, working with the synoptic accounts, determining the theological message of a given passage, and how the Gospels relate to the rest of the New Testament. Introduction to Soul-Care Taught by Kent Kloter Ever felt like the questions you were being asked by a child or friend were beyond your knowledge or ability? The gospel has robust answers for the most difficult life-issues that God’s people experience. Come and learn timeless biblical principles that will equip you to become a more intentional parent, a more effective discipler, and find out how you can be used of God in the growing soul-care ministry at Bethany. How to Help People Change Taught by Pastor Joel Full and lasting change can seem like an unattainable target but it does not have to be. The Bible lays out a process that guides us on a path of real blessing. Come and join Pastor Joel as we explore a biblical process on How to Change. Page 10 The Broadcaster Bethany Children’s Ministry By Jerry Sanderson Minister of Children’s Discipleship Children’s Ministry I’ve read several books recently regarding the declining Spiritual health of children in the Evangelical Church at large in America and what to do about it. The findings and suggested responses of all of these books are similar. The findings offered no surprises and no guaranteed formulas for success. Perhaps that is because the Lord wants us dependent on Him every step of the way. A very top-line summary of these books are as follows: • The responsibility for the Spiritual upbringing of your children falls squarely on the parents – Deut 6:4, Ephesians 6:4 • “More is caught than taught,” parents need to live out their faith in a real way in front of their children – James 1:22- 23, Ephesians 5:22-23, 2 Timothy 1:5 • Parents’ unconditional love, not performance-based love of children is key – 1 Corinthians 13, Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 6:4, 1 Peter 4:8 • Salvation is a work of God, parents need to pray! – Luke 18:1, John 3:8, Philippians 4:6 • Parents need to be humble, patient, kind, compassionate, forgiving with your children just as Scriptures says we are to be to others in the Church– Ephesians 4:2 & 4:32 • By parents living out life in our families with the qualities described in the above points, we are helping prepare deep soil for God’s Word to be planted and take deep root in our children– Luke 8:1-15 • The Church needs to support parents in their role by teaching the full council of God’s Word and helping prepare parents not only to live a life that is consistent with God’s Word, but by providing answers to difficult questions children may have as they get into their Middle School, Junior High and High School years. If you are interested in reading the books I am referring to they are: Revolutionary Parenting by George Barna Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions by George Barna Already Gone by Ken Ham Sunday School In October we start the study of Joshua, a man who was uncompromising in his obedience to God. We encourage you as parents to go through the Scriptures being taught in Sunday School with your children to reinforce the lesson. The Scriptures covered in October are: 10/4 Joshua 1:1-9 10/11 Joshua 2 10/18 Joshua 3:1 – 5:1 10/25 Joshua 6 We could use people who would be willing to be substitutes when our teachers need to take a Sunday off. Please contact Mary Carlson, Amy Morgan or Jerry Sanderson for more information. It’s Operation Christmas Child Time! This is your opportunity to minister to a child in a third-world county. Brochures are now available at the Welcome Center. A limited number of ready-to-assemble boxes are also available. The brochure contains a wish list, mailing label and packing instructions. Boxes should be brought to church NO LATER THAN Sunday, November 8. Wrap the lid of your shoebox separately from the box. Be sure to include a check for $7 or more to cover shipping and others costs. Checks should be made payable to Samaritan’s Purse. If you are packing more than one box, you can make one combined donation for shipping in a single envelope. Place the envelope on top of the gift items inside your shoe box so it is clearly visible. Then place a rubber band around your box and lid. If you have any questions, call Carol Vance at 387-2021or go to www.samaritanspurse.org. Issue 938 Page 11 Ever remember receiving a note asking if you liked a certain person where you had to circle the “yes” or the “no”? The high school version of this has not gotten any easier since I was there in the early 90s. That is why our high school group spent the entire summer working through a series called the “Biblical Principles of Love, Dating, Courtship, and Marriage.” This is a challenging and formative time of life for them, especially in regards to By Joey Holland romantic relationships, and it has only gotten more difficult over time with the influx of the media, the influence of peers, etc. Our time together was very intriguing as we talked about a number of different issues related to this topic. I began this series by taking a survey with ten questions. The questions ranged from the purpose of dating, Youth Group Spotlight difference between dating and courtship, pitfalls of dating, whether they have experienced any of those pitfalls, and Daniel Boerckel, defining love. However, I want to focus on the first two Student Leader this month. The first one asked the kids what their parents School: Dunlap High School say about dating. The second one asked the kids how they Age: 18 Grade: Senior personally feel about what their parents say about dating. G.P.A.: 3.95 Although I was fairly pleased with the attitude Family: Parents – Ritch and Kimberly ; exemplified in their desire to honor and obey their Siblings – Alexander (19) and Jackson (12) parents’ instructions (unfortunately, not all shared such a Church Activities: Aletheia Leadership team, sentiment), I was surprised by how many students’ School Activities: Tennis, CORE, Ultimate Frisbee answers seemed to reveal that the conversation between Club, Robotics Club, Key Club, AP Scholar, the parent and the child about dating is not happening. I National Honor Society, Scholar Athlete, and letter would like to contend to parents that your children are winner. forming opinions, philosophies, values, and practices Other Activities: Christian Center soccer and relating to this issue whether they have someone of the Christian Center basketball opposite gender on their radar or not. If you have not Job: Coldstone Creamery already taken time to sit down and discuss your own Future Plans: plan to attend college to study convictions, expectations, and desires through biblical aviation, medicine, or engineering. instruction, I would encourage you to consider that there Highlights from High School: founding CORE club (Christ Our Rock Eternal). The purpose of this club is no time like the present. Next month, I will share some is to gather together the Christians of Dunlap into of the key points we covered in our series together. one group for the purpose of strengthening each Coming up this month is our Jr. High Retreat on the 23rd other, and sharing our faith with our fellow through the 25th. Also the Sr. High will be attending a students. Bethany Fellowship of Churches youth event with Youth Group Favorite Memories: Summer camps, students from our two church plants on Saturday the 17th Aletheia meetings. from 8-1:30 pm. Effective Parenting in a Defective World “Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence” ~Plato “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” ~Elizabeth Stone “Your children need your presence more than your presents.” ~Jesse Jackson “Character is largely caught, and the father and the home should be the great sources of character infection.” ~Frank H. Cheley “Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” ~Chuck Swindoll What kind of deposits are you currently making in the memory banks of your children? If you would like to learn more about God’s design for parents, the Foundations ABC class will be viewing the Chip Ingram series "Effective Parenting in a Defective World." This is a 9-week series which began on Sunday, September 27. The Foundation class meets in the senior high school room from 9:45 to 11:00am. For more information, please contact Chris and Val Wichael (243-5582 or firstname.lastname@example.org). College Care Fall Elective Classes Packages begin Sunday, Sunday, October 4th October 25th 6:00pm We will collect snacks, Details on page 9! baked goods, candy, etc. in the kitchen! ***If you have a college student, please contact the office with their current school address! Return Service Requested PERMIT NO. 917 PEORIA, ILLINOIS Peoria, IL 61614 P A I D 7229 N Knoxville Ave U.S. POSTAGE Bethany Baptist Church NON-PROFIT ORG.
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