Pastor Mark Abel
810 Katherine Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805
Sunday School/Adult Bible Fellowship: 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service: 10:15 a.m.
6:30-7:30 p.m. Up-Reach Prayer
Is it important to you to seek God as a church and to share one another’s burdens?
6:00-8:00 p.m. Youth Group—a mix of fun, fellowship, and learning
In this issue:
- Is sports becoming an idol to you? What about sports on the Lord’s Day?
- Meet the Deanes.
- Learn the importance of reading Christian biographies for spiritual growth.
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Southview Grace Brethren Church:
The Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible.
Die Bibel, die ganze Bibel, und nichts als die Bibel.
Putting God first is something that is talked about, but which is rarely understood or practiced. Christians say that God comes first in their lives, but does what we practice reveal this to be true? How often do we actually study our Bibles, go to a Bible study, a sing, a prayer meeting, or ANYTHING that has to do with God? Then how much time do we substitute watching TV, going to the movies, reading another book, going to a sporting event or working extra hours? We may say God comes first, but our lives may not reflect it. How often have parents allowed their kids to regularly miss worship services so that they could participate in some extracurricular activities, and then wondered why those children later grew up without any dedication to God or to godly things? Why would we wonder? Richard Vandagriff
The Brethren commitment to following Biblical truth began in 1708 near Schwarzenau, Germany, when a small group of Christians committed themselves to following Jesus and the Word of God, no matter what the cost. Since 1939, the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches has perpetuated that passion, believing that every word in the Bible comes from God and gives us direction and hope. Through the Scriptures, we learn to have a personal relationship with God, to experience Biblical community, and to work together to communicate the good news of Jesus Christ world-wide.
Today, the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches is part of a multi-national network of churches whose values are defined by that pursuit of Biblical truth, Biblical relationships, and Biblical mission. In the U.S. and Canada, the Grace Brethren movement consists of congregations in more than 250 cities, 11 national and cooperating ministries, and 23 cooperating districts. Outside of North America are nearly 3,000 Grace Brethren churches, hundreds of new church starts, and an ever-growing number of cooperative ministry initiatives.