The Herald Bulletin

September 27, 2013

Church News: Sept. 28

The Herald Bulletin

---- — Church honors minister, wife

ANDERSON — On Sunday, Oct. 6, Sherman Street Church of God, 1925 Sherman St., Anderson, will celebrate its pastor and wife, the Rev. Ragen Brevard and wife, Angela Mitchell's three-year anniversary.

Pastor Mitchell not only serves this congregation, but is also very active in the Anderson community.

The speaker for the 10 a.m. worship service will be the Rev. Howard K. Hammond, from Upper Marlboro, Md.

Missionaries speak at Cross Roads

ANDERSON — Missionaries Bill and Cassie Bausom, from Kokomo Zion United Methodist Church, and now serving with John Enright at the Kafakumba Center in Zambia, Africa, will share about their ministry at the 8:30 and 10:30 am. Worship Services at Cross Roads United Methodist Church Sunday. They will be showing pictures during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday School hour.

Information: 642-8061.

Churches partner for Fall VBS

SHIRLEY — Five local area churches of five different denominations are coming together to offer a three-day, cooperative Vacation Bible School during school fall break with free games, free meals, crafts, Bible stories, music and crafts. The school will be at the Shirley-Wilkinson United Methodist Church in Shirley.

The event will be Oct. 8-9 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for children ages pre-school through sixth grade and will begin each evening with a free meal.

There is no charge but, a voluntary free will offering for the Shirley community food pantry will be received.

The VBS is sponsored by: Shirley Friends Church, Shirley Church of the Nazarene, Righteous Oaks Baptist Church of Wilkinson, Shirley-Wilkinson Community United Methodist Church and Grant City Wesleyan Church VBS Co-Directors are Rev. Jenny Charles, Shirley UMC pastor and Rev. Teresa Hester.

For information or to request transportation: 376-7497 or email

Worship series for children begins

ANDERSON — Anderson First Church of the Nazarene recently began a worship series for children in grades 1 through six titled "Faith, Love, and Ducks: Life Lessons for Kids from Duck Dynasty" The series runs for six weeks on Sunday mornings during the 10:30 a.m. service.

Children received a beard through the mail recently inviting them to attend this series. Duck Dynasty T-shirts, a six-foot Uncle Si character, and other Duck Dynasty items are being given away each week. The sermon series uses the popular TV show's characters love of camouflage. Each week kids focus on someone or something that was "hidden" in the Bible.

Information: 643-3137.

Full Gospel Church to have guest speaker

ANDERSON — Pastor David Ojuie of Mbaie, Uganda will be speaking at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Full Gospel Church, Columbus Ave., according to Pastor Rick Craig.

Ojuie is a native Ugandan and head of Cross Outreach Ministries there. He oversees more than 100 churches in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo in Central Africa that he has personally planted. He here as a guest of New Life Christian Church and is visiting various churches in the area.

He and his wife, Sarah, have started an orphanage that cares for 40 children, most of whose parents have died of HIV. They have also adopted 18 other orphans into their own family.

Foggs guest speaker at Sherman Street

ANDERSON — Sherman Street Church of God will observe its annual seniors’ weekend on today and Rev. Ragen B. Mitchell is pastor and Rev. and Mrs. Freddie (Orether) Thurman are event coordinators. The weekend begins with seniors taking a shopping trip to Cincinnati. Seniors will be a central focus of the Sunday morning service.

Guest speaker for the 10 a.m. Sunday morning service will be the Rev. Dr. Edward L. Foggs, Sherman Street pastor from 1959 to 1970. During those ten and one-half years, he led the congregation in building the present sanctuary and other facilities. His pastoral ministry was coupled with significant civic leadership in the Anderson community and beyond. Upon leaving Sherman Street, he served the Church of God in several national leadership offices. His concluding national assignment was as General Secretary of the Leadership Council. During his eleven and one-half years’ tenure, he led the church in national restructure resulting in the formation of Church of God Ministries, Inc., the successor organization to the Leadership Council.