Marietta Bible College will have its annual Prayer Conference Monday through Friday, Feb. 8 to 12. Services will begin at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day.
Speakers will be:
Roy Maple, pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Lancaster.
Glen Rogers, pastor of Temple Baptist Church near Akron.
Evangelist Ron Williamson, editor of "Voice in the Wilderness" at Ashville, N.C.
Chuck Herrell, pastor of Chilhowie Baptist Church in Chilhowie, Va.
Dewey Williams, pastor of Belle Meadows Baptist Church in Bristol, Va., with a satellite church at Bristol, Tenn.
Dan Lamb, pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Hillsboro, Ohio.
Bill Jones, pastor of Letcher Independent Baptist Church in Jeremiah, Ky.
Bruce McDowell, pastor of Grace Bible Church in Sinking Springs, Ohio.
Greg Waggoner, missionary in Tanzania, West Africa.
J.R. Gossett, pastor of Community Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C.
Moussa J. Moussa, pastor of Arabic Bible Church in York, Pa.
Mark Coburn, pastor of Idemay Bible Church in Beattyville, Ky.
Dale Scott, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Ludlow Falls, Ohio.
Ray Carpenter, pastor of Faith Baptist Church in North Ridgeville, Ohio.
Marietta Bible College is a ministry of Marietta Bible Center Church, where Myron K. Guiler, church pastor, will preach in the 10 a.m. morning service on Sunday, Feb. 7; and Joe Offenberger will preach in the 6 p.m. evening service.
For more information: 373-5551.
Caldwell center helps area families in need
Outreach Ministries, a member of the Lutheran Social Service (LSS) family, serves thousands of people in need every year throughout Ohio.
With its regional divisions of Lutheran Social Services of Southern Ohio and Lutheran Social Services of Northern Ohio, Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio serves thousands of people each day by focusing on the core societal issues of hunger, housing, healing and hope.
The LSS Distribution Center in Caldwell is an area resource center for many people and provides items donated by a number of churches for people to select what they need.
In telling about one family that the Caldwell center helped recently, Mary Woodward, director of Outreach Ministries, said the man had been unemployed for six months when his wife left him and their two sons and had taken every piece of furniture, household items and food from the house.
"The house was empty and the family had nothing," Woodward said. "They were devastated. They lost everything, but we pooled our resources and gave them everything we could to help."
The man and his sons were able to furnish their home, restock their kitchen cupboards and celebrate Christmas.
Outreach Ministries, which serves 24 Appalachian counties in southeast Ohio, is able to help people through its two distribution centers, servant events, Collection Days and Giveaway Days.
LSS provides food pantries, homeless shelters, senior living, affordable housing communities and other programs and services that uplift families and strengthen communities. It is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, recognized by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and is a charter member of Lutheran Social Services in America.
For more information: (740) 732-6700.
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