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From the Minister's Desk
Hello Church family, as I sit down to write this to you I am again humbled that our Lord paved the way for Ellen and I to not only come home but to serve the kingdom with such a caring and loving family of God. I look back at my first day as your minister over three years ago and see the blessings of the Father upon us as we together adapted to this new location and the unique needs of our neighbors. I see the blessings of our Lord in our steady growth not just in number but, and more importantly, in spirit. Together we have faced various trials and adversities as a united body of believers should and the Father continues to bless our efforts to fulfill the mission of the gospel of Christ.
Now as I look to 2016 and beyond I truly believe that our Lord will continue to grow us to be the difference making people our community needs us to be. I believe this because we prayed, pray and are continually praying for the Lord’s guidance upon our work and ministry. I know because we are willingly seeking to do His will; here in our current location or wherever He leads us. I believe in His continued blessings because of the confidence in our future seen in the majority of our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who by faith, have chosen new leaders including two new deacons, that we will have the privilege to ordain very soon. We have, by faith, accepted to support a new budget and by faith, have decided to set up and support our ‘Stepping Up, Stepping Out’ futures campaign. All these faithful decisions, in my opinion, tells me that His Spirit is strong in us and that our Lord is pleased with our choices and will bless us to fulfill, to one degree or another, the plans we continue to lay out before His throne.
Brothers and sisters, we have vision. We have a mission and we have set a goal which is very attainable in the next two years and it begins with our faithfulness in our Lord and our willingness to be blessed and be a blessing for the glory of God in 2016. We must work together and not individually. Be accountable to each other and to our God willingly. We must pray together without ceasing. We must be open to the call to serve and by faith step up and step out in service for the kingdom. Then when we do, great things will come as we continue steadfastly in our commitment to each other and to our God through His Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ! Will it seem hard at times? Yes. Will it seem we are spinning our wheels to move forward? Yes. Satan will make it feel that way if we allow him access to our lives; to bring doubt in our minds. We are called not to doubt but to trust. So as we approach 2016 I ask you, ‘Do you doubt or will you trust our unfailing, everlasting and faithful Lord for our future?’ Let’s begin 2016 in full confidence that our God does indeed reign and that we are His instruments to shine light into our homes, workplaces, community and the world. May you be truly and fully blessed in 2016.
Keep looking up because He cares for YOU!
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These are additional resources available to help with financial, spritiual, or other needs beyond what the church can provide.
- Community Action Partnership Greene County - Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton
Area is a nonprofit Community Action Agency committed to eliminating poverty and promoting self-sufficiency by providing various programs and services for individuals and families in Butler, Darke,
Greene, Montgomery, Preble and Warren Counties.
- 1855 Bellbrook Road; Xenia, OH 45385
- (937) 376-7747; (937) 427-3377
- Family Violence Prevention Center - the agency has evolved to continue to provide comprehensive,
holistic services to victims of domestic violence.
- 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 937-372-4552 or 937-426-2334
- P.O. Box 271; Xenia, OH 45285 (Greene)
- (937) 376-8526
- Family & Children First - the county department assists service providers, community groups,
and residents to effectively address the health, human, and social service needs of Greene County residents.
- 158 E. Main St.; Xenia, OH 45385
- Ph: (937) 562-5600; (937) 426-1779 ext. 5600
- Fairborn FISH -Food Pantry
- (937) 222-5444 - Beavercreek
- (937) 879-1313 - Fairborn - First Baptist Church, 1167 Highview Drive
American Red Cross Emergency Housing Program
- 1080 E. Main Street, Xenia, Ohio 45385
- 937-376-3111 or 937-376-3973
- Greene County Service Center for the American Red Cross
- 130 W. Second Street, Xenia, Ohio 45385
- 937-426-8289 or 372-9983
- Other Greene County Services
Greene County Metropolitan Housing Authority
538 N. Detroit St., Xenia, OH 45385
Agape Counseling Center - Agape Counseling Center has provided outpatient counseling, psychological, and mental health services since 1976. Our professional staff are trained to assist all age groups in individual, marital, and family therapy. Evening appointments are available and most insurances are accepted. Our offices are located at 175 S. Main St. in Centerville, Ohio and 1717 S. Breiel Blvd. in Middletown, Ohio. Phone:(937) 434-0540