Weekly bulletin article by Mike Johnson
The gift purchasing season is in full swing! We have been through “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”. These are probably followed, in most households, by the less publicized “Tantrum Tuesday” with the full disclosure of the money invested, spent, or wasted on all those purchases. “Weeping Wednesday” appears the next day as the full weight of the bills hits the gut.
Money spent is not the only stress-producing issue. Because of increased online shopping, delivery is the next big concern. This is especially true if you are a dyed-in-the-wool procrastinator. But, even if you plan way ahead and make all your purchases far in advance you are still left waiting for someone else to send your gifts to you to give to someone else.
UPS, FedEx, USPS, and many other delivery services are kept very busy during this time. Thankfully, they all seem to have fewer complaints and better track records with their deliveries than do the airlines with their luggage deliveries.
The aim of our youth program is to provide spiritual and fellowship activities that will help our young people grow in knowledge and service to God.
Our youth program is designed with activities, devotionals, youth rallies, etc., for students in grade six through twelve. Many parents are involved in the youth program in a variety of ways, from serving as chaperones, assisting with transportation and opening their homes to fellowship activities.
Several events are planned each year, both locally and in other states. Some are strictly fun and fellowship. Others are spiritual in nature. A few of the activities our youth participate in are:
During EKU's Fall and Spring semesters, our congregation provides free meals for college students every Wednesday at 5:30 pm. The meal is served potluck style and is available until around 6:15 - 6:30 pm. We have four teams of eight families each that prepare home cooked food to serve to the students.
Depending on their class schedules, students usually arrive at various times throughout the meal. Most students stay for Bible class at 7 pm, although a few might have to leave for a night class.
Our goal is not merely to provide physical sustenance, but more importantly to provide an occasion for spiritual nourishment where the students can spend time with spiritually minded people of all ages.