The Berea Baptist Annual Missions Conference will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday and last through Feb. 26. Missionaries who will participate in the conference will be the Conleys (Tanzania), Cranes (South Africa), Gossetts (Trinidad), Pilets (Mongolia), Sokols (Ukraine) and Winchs (Benin, West Africa). The Kid's Missionary Conference will be at 6:45 p.m. Thursday and last through Feb. 26.
The church has bus/van routes available for children in the area. The church is located at the corner of Winchester and Bloom streets in Sciotoville. For more information, call the church office at (740) 776-2277.
South Shore church welcomes pastor
The congregation of the South Shore (Ky.) Church of God welcomes new pastor Tim Hall. He and his wife, Freda, come to South Shore from Harlan, Ky., having pastored the Dressen Church of God. Hall has been ministering for 23 years as both evangelist and pastor in the Church of God. South Shore is in the Church of God Cleveland, Tenn., organization.
Services include Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., children's church at 11 a.m. on Sundays and 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The church is located at the corner of Second Street and Cecil Robbins Avenue. For information, call (606) 932-6185.
World Day of Prayer will be March 3
Scioto County Church Women United will host the World Day of Prayer at 1 p.m. March 3 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ, 701 Fifth St. The church is handicapped accessible at the north side of the church; others should use the Fifth Street entrance. The ladies of the church will serve refreshments after the celebration.
This year's theme “Signs of the Times” calls for people to be alert to the conditions in today's world and to be aware that people are called to be agents of transformation and reconciliation. The women of South Africa chose challenging Biblical texts. In Luke 21:5-19, Jesus speaks about traumatic and violent conditions in nature and society, and then gives this direction: “... and that will be your opportunity to bear witness,” He further assures us by saying, “I myself shall give you an eloquence and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to resist or contradict. Your endurance will win you your lives.”
For most South African families and communities, the three-legged iron pot is the symbol of feeding, sharing and fellowship of life in abundance. The theme serves as a sign of God's invitation to receive love and grace in our lives. Just as the pot is anchored by three legs, so are we anchored in and totally dependent on the Trinity. Having been nourished from this source, people may respond by sharing the good news of God's provision in Christ with the world.
For additional information, contact Shelby Powell at (740) 353-4445.