Friday, September 10, 2004
Gospel music jamboree Sept. 19
MABTON - Lower Valley residents are invited to listen to
some inspirational Gospel music on Sunday, Sept. 19.
The Mabton Grace Brethren Church (428 B St.) will host a
Gospel music jamboree that afternoon, from 2 to 4 p.m. Freewill offerings will
be taken at the door.
The two-hour event will feature an open microphone for
anyone who wants to perform. Several musical groups have already committed to
perform, including Heart Strings & Bill Lawson, Joyfull Noise and The
Grandview church to begin purpose of life campaign
GRANDVIEW - When the Church of the Nazarene in Grandview
launches its "40 Days of Purpose" campaign on Saturday, Sept. 25, it
will join a worldwide network of thousands of churches.
Inspired by remarkable stories of spiritual renewal and
growth, an estimated 13,000 churches from 60 demoninations have experienced the
purpose-driven phenomena inspired by Rick Warren's "The Purpose Driven
Life." Warren's book has sold more than 16 million copies since its
release in 2002, and is—except for the Bible—the largest selling hard cover
non-fiction book in history.
Church leaders say almost everyone asks the question,
"What is my purpose in life?" Church of the Nazarene spokesman
Shigeko Jackson said during the "40 Days of Purpose" campaign in
Grandview, God's five purposes for people—worship, fellowship, discipleship,
ministry and evangelism—will be communicated in a variety of ways.
The first method of communication will be an all-church
simulcast seminar on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. The campaign will also
include a weekly message by the church pastor, a daily devotional reading, a
weekly Scripture verse everyone will be asked to memorize, a weekly small group
lesson and a weekly e-mail of encouragement.
"We will hear about God's purposes for our lives in
many different formats, allowing the truths to sink deeply into our hearts,
which is essential for any permanent life change," said Jackson.
Jackson adds that everyone is welcome to join in the
spiritual adventure. For more information on how to be part of the campaign,
Lower Valley residents are asked to call 882-1660.