Church Briefs

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By The Staff


A “Bonfire Revival” will be held daily from 6-7:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 4 through Oct. 4 at 104 Carr Rd. off US 27 north of Cynthiana. The revival is sponsored by Jordan Imani Ministries and Partners.

For more information, call Jeff or Shirley Jordan, 513-310-3116 or 513-521-3723.


Revival services will be held at Central Christian Church, corner of Second and Riggs, Sept. 20-23. Bro. George Faull is the evangelist.

On Sunday, Sept. 20, 341 (Adarin Williams, Chris Beckett and Kevin Barnes) will be opening the service at 5:15 til 6 p.m. Services will begin at 6:45 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night with special music each night.

Everyone is welcome to attend.


A family fun day will be held after services on Sunday, Sept. 13 at Claysville Christian Church. A potluck dinner will be served.



A revival meeting will be held Oct. 8-11 at Colemansville Christian Church. Bro. Lynn White, pastor of Salem Church of Christ, will be the evangelist. Watch for more information.


Cynthiana First Church of God will be hosting a Dave Ramsey Live Event via Nationwide Simulcast on Saturday, Sept. 19. The cost for this event is $25 per person which include a ticket to the event, five hours of financial guidance and a course workbook. You can purchase a ticket by calling the church at 234-3845 or going online to DaveRamsey.com. If you buy your ticket online, you will need to print your ticket at home and bring it to the event. Your workbook will be mailed to the church. This event is a great opportunity to learn how to control your money instead of your money controlling you.


Women’s Night at Mt. Carmel Christian Church is Sept. 11, 6-8 p.m.

There will be dinner and inspirational speaking featuring Deal or No Deal winner Dawn Runyon. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 859-913-2356.

National Back to Church Sunday, Sept. 13.

A free pancake breakfast starts at 9:45 a.m. with an open worship service at 10:45 a.m.  For anyone who has been away from church for a while. this will be a relaxed, casual worship and a moving message.

Mt. Carmel is located halfway to Paris on US 27S.



The Harrison County United Methodist Church Sunday School Convocation will be held Sunday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at the church. The theme will be “Life’s Journey Starts With Sunday School.”

Everyone is welcome.


Everyone is invited for a gospel singing event at Oddville Christian Church. Nashville gospel recording artist, Shannon Bunch will be at Oddville Christian Church on Sept. 13 at 6 p.m.

If anyone needs directions, get in touch with Bro. Wayne Tolson at 234-1287. A love offering will be taken.


The annual Lord’s Auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 at Old Union Christian Church.

Dedication of gifts will be at 10:45 a.m. and the auction will begin at 11 a.m. Donations of all kinds are appreciated. Items to be auctioned range from homemade cakes and funiture to quilts and homegrown produce.

If anyone has questions contact Ed Caswell at 859-987-3013 or ministers Scott and Susan Winkler at 859-293-6192.

Lunch will be sold by the Christian Women’s fellowship.


“The Hour of Power” Radio Ministry, aired weekly on Saturday mornings on 90.7 FM (The Wind), at 10-11 a.m.

The Rev. Don Fryman will bring a message each week along with special music by various singers across Harrison County and surrounding counties.


Sunday, Aug. 23 was Senior Appreciation Day at Richland Baptist Church, located on the southern edge of Pendleton County.

The morning began with a worship service. The morning message was taken from Hebrews Chapter 11, which is often referred to as the “Heroes of Faith.”

Following the message a brief history was given of Richland Baptist Church. According to records the church was founded in 1817 by a delegation from Beaver Baptist Church in Harrison County. In 1893 a new church building was erected at 1309 Richland Road in Pendleton County. The church continues to meet in this same building.

A moment was taken to remember and honor some of the members who had served at the church in recent years but have now passed on. Wilbur Ritter and Paul Dickison, both of whom had been deacons and active members of the church were remembered. Virginia Blades Cummins, who had been a member for over 80 years, was remembered, as was her daughter, Mary Cummins. Nelah Clifford was remembered for her many years of service. Ray Utley, husband of Donna Utley, though not a member, attended Richland. His devotion to his family never wavered despite his health.

Many families who continue to serve in the church were recognized for their service. Sherrill Clifford, Billy King and Edna Wyatt were also recognized for their continuing service as senior members at Richland Baptist Church.

Two senior members of our church were particularly honored. One such member was Dorothy Ritter of Falmouth. Mrs. Ritter grew up in the church as a child and joined the church in 1932, where she has remained a faithful member every since. Mrs. Ritter has served in many capacities throughout the years including playing the piano and teaching Sunday school. She received a plaque recognizing her many years of service. Another member who was honored was Mrs. Mildred Dickison. Mrs. Dickison joined Richland Baptist Church in 2001, having previously been a member at Blanket Creek Baptist Church. Although a newcomer to Richland Baptist Church she has proven a great asset in ministry and has endeared herself to everyone who meets her. She also received a plaque for her years of service to God and to Richland Baptist Church.

The service concluded with a pot luck meal.

Richland Baptist Church continues to hold services each Sunday. Sunday School begins at 10 am, the worship service begins at 11 am and Sunday Night Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. For more information you may contact the pastor, Richard Kendall at 859-234-4999.


Cliff Creech of London, Ky., will be the guest speaker on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at Upper Room Gospel Church, US 27 S. Everyone is welcome to attend.