Upcoming Events at a Glance
New Books in the Church Library:
Jesus in an Age of Controversy by Douglas Groothuis. Who was Jesus? Many ideas are out there about Jesus, including those of the New Age, who believe that Jesus was a spiritual guru who traveled to India or was the subject of the Gnostic gospels. Others who believe in the teachings of the Jesus Seminar say that the Gospels don’t accurately report what Jesus says and are mostly fictional. This book points to the real Jesus and His claims as to who He was, the unique Son of God. It confirms the Biblical teachings about Jesus and sorts through the confusion.
Seeing God in America by Larry Libby. This is a beautiful devotional highlighting 100 outstanding places in America from all 50 states, with colorful photos (e.g. of St. Louis’s Gateway Arch, the Grand Canyon, Pearl Harbor) and drawing a Biblical lesson from each one. If you love to travel, or would like to travel more but can’t, this book is for you!
The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict by Ken Sande. A very helpful guide for conflict resolution in families, neighborhoods, workplaces, and churches. The book provides clear, practical steps, based on the Bible, that lead to reconciliation and restoration. A modern classic.
God’s Crime Scene by J. Warner Wallace. The author is a cold-case homicide detective and has written an earlier book called Cold-Case Christianity, about the veracity of the Gospels. He examines eight critical pieces of evidence in the “crime scene” of the universe to determine if they point to a divine Creator. Chapters entitled “Was the Universe an Inside Job?”, “Does the Text Require an Artist?”, and “Is There Evidence of an Artist?” draw the reader in, along with many illustrations and comparisons to modern-day crime fighting. A fascinating read!
For younger readers: a new picture book entitled Church History ABCs. This is for parents or grandparents to read to their children/grandchildren, or for readers in the first few grades. Very simple, easy-to-understand words that introduce children to the major figures, male and female, of church history. The author found a person for each letter of the alphabet, from Augustine to Zwingli!
Promise Land (Ellijay, GA)
Promise Land Ministries is a nonprofit church and ministry located in the north Georgia mountains near the town of Ellijay. Their primary mission is to offer a faith-based approach to substance abuse treatment for men seeking freedom from drug and alcohol addiction. The ministry was founded by Al and Sandra Plume in the late nineties and moved to it’s current location in Ellijay in 2001. Residents are not charged for their stay at Promise Land, and the ministry does not take any federal money. It is operated completely by the grace of God and donations from around the community. They currently have a need for: coffee, creamer, sugar, salt, pepper, paper plates, paper towels, and laundry detergent.
Trinity Presbyterian Church Plant
Fellowship Presbyterian Church has pledge $14,000 each year for the next three years to the Trinity Presbyterian Church Splant.