BulletinGold #108
December 2009   Vol 9 #10

BulletinGold #108
December 2009
Vol. 9 Num. 10
David Bragg
Edward Thomason
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In This Issue:
I Wish I Could Ask My Dad, Jim Faughn
Parents Are Abusing Their Children, W.A. Martin
Out With The New; In With The Old, Brad Green
I Almost Made a Difference Today, Tim Orbison
God in the Center, Craig Evans
Thankful to God, Ron Thomas
Time, Mike Benson
10 Ways to Make Time for Your Children
20 Ways to Say “I’m Sorry,” Steve Singleton
HAPPY NEW YEAR! By Frances Ridley Havergal
'Twas the Night Before Jesus Came
We Welcome You with Wide Arms, J. Randal Matheny
quotes & sayings for bulletins and signs

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Editorial by David Bragg
As 2009 draws to its swift conclusion, and the New Year dawns, we want to thank each of you for your support of BulletinGold as subscribers and contributors.  Please have a safe and joyous holiday season.

David Bragg

Panning for Gold Feature Articles:
I Wish I Could Ask My Dad
By Jim Faughn

    It’s almost impossible for me to believe that it has almost been a decade since my father passed away, but that will be true this coming December. That means that this is my ninth Father’s Day without a father to call, visit, or even send a card to.
    I sure would like to turn the clock back to a time before December of 1999. If I had that power, there are some things I wish I could ask my dad. As I grow older and the years keep slipping by, I am coming to the realization that there’s a lot about him I never knew (and now will never know). Among other things, I’d like to ask my dad ---
 Exactly where and when did you and mom meet for the first time?
  •   What attracted you to her?
  •   What was it like to live through the Great Depression?
  •   What did you do in the year between your junior and senior years in high school (when you had to set out because you could not afford to go)?
  •   How hard was it to begin your service in the armed forces when you were well into your thirties?
  •   Who instilled that sense of duty into you that caused you to enter the armed forces during World War II even when one of your relatives offered you a legitimate way to not have to serve?
  •   Tell me about the loss of your mother when you were a very small boy. How did you recover from that (or do you think that you ever fully recovered)?
  •   Where did you get those remarkable qualities of honesty, integrity, and industry that people still talk about almost a decade after your death?
  •   Am I making you proud that I wear your name?
    OK; I know this is way too personal, but there is a point to all of this. You see, I made some mistakes for the fifty-one years that I had my dad. I am hoping that what I write here will prevent those who read this from making the same mistakes.
    First, I guess I thought I’d have my dad forever. I never really “factored in” the possibility that there would be day when I couldn’t get in touch with him.
    Second, I always was too busy. Depending on the stage of my life, I had “important” things to do; things like school, sports, dating, marriage, my own job(s), time spent with my own wife and children, time with friends, errands, hobbies, etc. Far too late I’ve learned that I often confused what was urgent with what was important.
    I guess I also believed in some sort of “mental osmosis.” I guess I figured I would learn the things about which I was curious without ever really taking the time to sit down and have long talks with my dad. All that information would just “rub off” somehow. It didn’t happen. I’m still curious and there is nowhere to go for the answers.
    If, on this Father’s Day, you still have your father, let me suggest that you do two things that you will never regret. First, thank your heavenly Father for that great blessing. There may be those who read these words who never even knew their father. There are others like me who no longer have their fathers. Talk to somebody in one of those two situations and get their (our) perspective concerning how blessed you are.
    Second, clear your schedule and do whatever else is necessary to spend a little (or a lot of) quality time with your dad. Try forgetting small talk, discussions about sports or politics, or just “stuff.” Find out who the man really is whose name you wear.
    Take it from somebody who knows. If you’ll respond positively to those two suggestions, you’ll not spend the rest of your life wondering what might have been.

- Jim Faughn serves as an elder and preacher for the Central church of Christ in Paducah KY.  He may be contacted at paducahcentralcoc@comcast.net or through the church’s website: http://www.centralchurchofchrist.org

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Parents Are Abusing Their Children
By W.A. Martin

     The one-talent man knew what he should have done, but he did nothing and the Lord called him a wicked servant. When you do nothing, you do too much. Inaction is the most dangerous and expensive action a nation, business, church or an individual can take. “When a hungry man dreameth, and behold he eateth, but he awaketh, and his soul is empty; or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and behold he drinketh, but he awaketh,  and behold, he is faint” (Isa. 29:8).  “To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” (James 4:27)
     We as parents abuse our children by doing nothing about their bad habits and company until it’s too late.  Many believe their children ought to be taught the Bible, but make little or no effort to bring them where the Bible is taught, or to teach them at home. Too many think they can’t afford to take the time. The truth is they can’t afford not to take the time (Eph. 6:4). When your boat drifts toward the water fall, doing nothing about it and you are dashed on the rocks. When the oil gauge shows no oil in your car do nothing about it and you pay for it.  When God tells you to do something and you do nothing about it, its disobedience. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. “(Pro.22:6)
    Inaction has never righted a wrong nor saved a soul. Be inactive toward spreading the gospel and men die in sin. Be inactive toward bringing up children in the way they should go and they will grow up to be inactive toward God. Christ aside, “Is a candle bought to be put under a bushel or under a bed?  And not to be set on a candlestick”?  When you do nothing, you not only hurt yourself but you set the wrong example before others.  Many think Noah was wise in building the ark, but they turn around and will not manifest the same attitude for their family. Others think Lot was wise in leaving that wicked city but the same people will not leave sin.
    Remember the Lord doesn’t want a place in your life,   He wants your life and the life of your family. No matter what you have experienced in the past, your personality is not set in concrete; you can change. What you are speaks louder than anything you can say. It is out of your today that your tomorrow will come. God expects His people to model the faith at the right time and place!
- W.A.Martin preaches part-time for Scurry church of Christ and is editor of a booklet sent out to 14 churches and many individuals.  His e-mail is WAGMartin@sbcglobal.net.  The church website is http://scurrychurchofChrist.org

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Out With The New; In With The Old
By Brad Green

    To most, the title of this article probably seems reversed. The phrase, “out with the old; in with the new,” is a common one. This phrase is customarily used in regard to the always changing and progressing industries of technology.
    Computers, cell phones, I-pods, and Blackberries sold today will be obsolete tomorrow. New cars become “used” cars immediately after they are driven off the lot. The world’s obsession with having the newest and best (and more of it) has driven the current downturn in the U.S. economy. People were buying new cell-phones rather than paying their debts. They were buying homes with prices far exceeding their reasonable ability to pay, with no money down, and with the encouragement of liberal Congressional leaders like Reps. Barney Frank and Maxine Waters. The problem is not man’s desire to
have a home, but man’s inability to be content with what he can afford (Phi. 4:11). The problem is not having things that are new, but rather it is the misplaced trust and love in the physical which leads man to do things he ought not (1 Tim. 6:10). The rich man who tore down his old barns to “build greater” (Luke 12:18) did not sin in that act. His sin was in placing his trust in himself and his earthly treasures rather than laying up for himself “treasures in heaven” (Mat. 6:20). Jesus concluded that this man’s error was
that he was “not rich toward God” (Luke 12:21).
    The same mentality has led to “new” innovations in the religious world as a means to attract and retain people who were supposed to have been converted out of such (Acts 3:19; Col. 1:13). In the minds of many, the Gospel is not powerful enough to save (Rom. 1:16) and new programs and sources of entertainment are needed to “keep up with the times.” Many in the Church are saying, “out with the old; in with the new.” There exists a solemn need for the Church to respond forcefully – “No! Out with the
new; in with the old.” The prophet Jeremiah states, “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls” (Jer. 6:16, emphasis B.G.). Dire consequences await if there is not a restoration and return to the “old paths.” The restoration led by King Josiah should serve as an inspiring Scriptural example. The restoration began with the reading of the Word of God (2 Kin. 22:8-11). This remedy is so simple to understand, seeing that the “new” innovations being introduced in worship and practice are themselves a
product of disregarding the law of God. Next, Josiah proclaimed, “out with the new.” “Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the countries that pertained to the children of Israel” (2 Chr. 34:33). Josiah then proceeded to enact the “old paths” by re-instating proper and authorized worship to God (2 Chr. 35:1-19).
    Sadly, our call to oust the new and return to the old will we be received the same way it was in the days of Jeremiah. “But they said, We will not walk therein” (Jer. 6:16). However, our cause is just. Let us continue to plant, water, and let God give the increase (1 Cor. 3:6) as we walk in the “old paths”.

- Brad Green; Farragut, TN.  Via the Belvedere Beacon, the weekly bulletin of the Belvedere church of Christ, Belvedere, SC.  Ken Chumbley preaches for this congregation, and he may be contacted at their website: http://www.belvederechurchofchrist.org or e-mail: church@belvederechurchofchrist.org

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I Almost Made a Difference Today
By Tim Orbison

    I almost cleaned out my attic today. It is such a mess. I’ve been putting it off until warmer weather. I almost started sorting out the stuff that needs to be thrown away from the stuff I need to keep. I almost moved it around to get some of it ready for a garage sale in the spring.
    While I was almost cleaning out my attic, I thought about some of the people I have not talked to in a long time. I almost got out my address book to call them. But they may not be home or perhaps are busy. Maybe it would be better to write them a letter. So I almost wrote them a letter instead.
    While I was almost cleaning out my attic and almost writing letters, I thought that there are several folks at church that are sick. I wondered if they would like some cookies or a cake, or maybe  just someone to stop by and say “hello.” So I almost went to the kitchen to fix them something and I almost went to visit them. It made me feel so good inside to think about their faces smiling as I walked in their door with a plate of goodies. In fact, I almost smiled just thinking about it.
    While I was almost doing those things, I looked out my window and saw a neighbor who does not go to church and needs the gospel. He seems like a really nice guy. I almost called him to invite him to go with me to church this weekend.
    While I was almost doing those things, I almost sat down and read my   Bible. I had to move it off the kitchen counter where it was sitting. As I carried it to the other room I almost just sat right down that minute to spend time in the word of God.
    When I got to the church building the other day I noticed the weeds that have grown up during the cold weather months. We need to clean up so that others get a good impression when they come to worship. I almost called a couple of friends to see if they would like to spend a couple of hours cleaning up a little. It almost looks better already. Well, not really.
    There are a lot of good things that we almost do in life. It does not matter what we plan, intend or almost do. What matters is what we actually do, not almost do.
    King Agrippa was almost convinced to be a Christian (Acts 26:28).  I wonder how many believers are almost faithful and will be almost saved?
    The immortal words of Philip P. Bliss sing on: “Almost persuaded,”     harvest is past! “Almost persuaded,” doom comes at last! “Almost” cannot avail; “Almost” is but to fail! Sad, sad, that bitter wail— “Almost,” but lost!

- Tim Orbison; via The Encourager, the weekly bulletin for the Calvert City church of Christ, Calvert City, KY.  Lance Cordle preaches for the congregation.  He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.calvertchurchofchrist.com

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God in the Center
By Craig Evans

      Is God at the center of your family?    All families are busy and on the go. Between school, work, sports, music, scouts, and everything else that is going on, God can get lost in the shuffle.    It is vital that each and every family maintains God as the center of their lives. 
     Noah’s family had God in the center. While most people who just looked at the numbers would tell us that Noah was a failure, because he preached for 120 years and only saved eight people.  (1 Peter 3.20)    Those eight souls just happened to be his wife, sons, and their wives.
     Joshua had God at the center of his family. As Joshua looked around at the Israelites he saw their idolatry and unfaithfulness to God.  It wasn’t just a few people, to him it seemed the majority were unfaithful to God.  Even though he knew he was outnumbered and would be unpopular he declared  “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24.14). 
     Spiritual families don’t happen by accident, they  are purposed. Do you have spiritual goals for your family?  Do you have a desire for your children to become Christians, be faithful to God, and be active in service?
     I want to encourage you to have God in the center of your lives.  Some suggestions for putting God in the center of your lives:
Pursue Righteousness.
Embody Faithfulness.
Encourage and Model Servanthood.
Talk about Spiritual Things.
Spend Time with God’s People.
Pray with your Family.
Feast on God’s Word.
    May each of us declare like Joshua that “We will  serve  the  Lord”  and  be  blessed  like  Noah that our families will come through the flood and be saved as we put God in the center of our lives. I look forward to seeing you Sunday.

- Craig Evans serves as youth minister for the Calvert City church of Christ in Calvert City, KY.  He may be contacted at craig@calvertchurchofchrist.com, or through the congregation's website: http://www.calvertchurchofchrist.com

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Nuggets & Quick Riches - misc. goodies
Thankful to God
By Ron Thomas

The wise of heart will receive commandments,
but a babbling fool will come to ruin. (Proverbs 10:8)

    It is often said that little wisdom is found in teenagers. Experience tells us this is true. However, for teenagers this is expected. What about full-grown adults? Do they have any excuse? Some adults try to live in the past. They dress with the past in mind, they talk about the past, they are surrounded by the past, they long to be where they can’t go. This is foolish. With the accumulation of years there is wisdom in understanding that the sufficiency of self is quite inadequate. If one can learn that answers to eternal questions can’t be answered by one’s wisdom, then perhaps it is a good time to turn to One who lives in eternity. His commands are simple and understandable. You might start with your approach to God. Those who come to God must believe that He is and that He rewards all those who seek Him. That kind of faith gives one assurance and comfort. Living in a dark world, but having a serene mind is perplexing to many. But if one lives by the wisdom of God, they will have it. “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.” Are you thankful to God for what He has done?

- Ron Thomas serves as preacher and an elder for the Highway church of Christ, Sullivan, IL  Visit their website as http://www.highwaycofc.com

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By Mike Benson

EVERY MORNING GOD doles out a limited amount of time to every soul on the planet...
86,400 seconds, 1,440 minutes, or 24 hours--depending upon how you count time.  We can do what we want with this daily allotment: spend it, use it, waste it, kill it, invest it, or just ignore it.  Whatever we do it it, oour time for that one day will be gone  There is no way to save any of it.
KneEmail: "The day of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off and we fly away." Psalm 90:10
Bible reading for 08.26.09: Romans  8; Psalms 119:89-176

- Mike Benson edits an on-line devotional entitled KneEmail.  To subscribe, send ANY message to: kneemail-subscribe@welovegod.org  Mike may be contacted atmlbenson@wowway.com

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10 Ways to Make Time for Your Children

1.  Commit to a family mealtime each day.
2.  Write your children’s    activities into your schedule book in ink!
3.  Identify one thing on your weekly schedule that you can do without and replace it with kid time.
4.  Take one of your children along with you when you run errands.
5.  Volunteer to participate in a regularly scheduled child activity, such as coaching a softball team or helping with a school activity.
6.  Identify one children’s show on TV that you secretly like to watch and make a point of watching with your child.
7.  Develop an interest in a hobby you and your child can enjoy together.
8.  If your work requires that you travel, take one of your children along with you when your business trip can be extended into a long weekend.
9. If your work schedule is flexible, start your work day earlier so you can get home earlier in the afternoon to be with your family.
10. Leave your work, cellular phones, and pagers at home when you go on family vacations and outings.

- distributed by the National Fatherhood Initiative, via Families 2000 & Beyond [Taken from Family Friend, a monthly newsletter published by the Calvert City church of Christ, Calvert City, KY.  It is an excellent resource for articles relating to the family.  To learn more consult the congregation's website: http://www.calvertchurchofchrist.com]

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20 Ways to Say “I’m Sorry”
By: Steve Singleton

    Sometimes your heart is in the right place, but it is tremendously difficult to move up ten inches from heart to lips. When you want to apologize but can't seem to find the right words, scan this list for an appropriate line:

1. Please forgive me (Gen. 50:17; 1 Sam. 25:28).
2. I am sinful and stubborn. I need forgiveness (Exod. 34:9).
3. Since I've done this, I hate myself. I won't do it again (Job 42:6).
4. I was unaware of how I was hurting you (Ps. 19:12).
5. Don't withhold your mercy from me. I need it (Ps. 40:11).
6. Have mercy on me (Ps. 51:1; 57:1; 86:3).
7. I know I can count on you to forgive (Ps. 57:1).
8. I'm begging for mercy from you (Ps. 86:6; 130:2; 143:1).
9. I know you are a forgiving person. That's why I plead with you to forgive me (Ps. 130:4).
10. It was wrong, and I will never do it again (Prov. 28:13).
11. Don't hang up! I'm calling to apologize (Lam. 3:56).
12. I'm not asking forgiveness because I de-serve it, but because you have a lot of mercy in your heart (Dan. 9:18).
13. I can't bear to have this between us (Amos 7:2).
14. I know you forgive quickly. You don't stay angry for long. You enjoy forgiving someone. Let it be me (Micah 7:18).
15. I've sinned before God as well to you (Luke 15:21).
16. I don't deserve to be your ________ (friend, spouse, parent, brother/sister, child) (Luke 15:21).
17. You're rich in mercy, and I need plenty of it (Eph. 2:4).
18. You know what it's like to be forgiven. Now I need your forgiveness (Matt. 18:26-29; Col. 3:13).
19. I'm sorry. I didn't know what I was doing (Luke 23:34).
20. I did it out of ignorance. I apologize (1 Tim. 1:13).

    Perhaps you can add a few of your own Sorry Lines. Any said sincerely may start the process of communication and reconciliation. How much is that worth?

 - via the Lake Hills Letter, weekly bulletin of the Lake Hills church of Christ in Chattanooga, TN.  Shane Robinson, preaches for the congregation, and he may be contacted at shane@lakehillschurchofchrist.org or through their website at http://www.lakehillschurchofchrist.org/

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Hearts of Gold - poetry

To be of greater service, Lord,
A closer student of Thy Word;
To help to bear a brother’s load
And cheer him on the heavenly road;
To tell the lost of Jesus’ love,
And how to reach the home above;
To trust in God whate’er befall,
Be ready at the Master’s call,
For any task that He may give;
And thus through all the year to live
For Him who gave Himself for me
And taught me that my life should be
A life unselfish, not self-willed,
But with the Holy Spirit filled.


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Frances Ridley Havergal

Another year is dawning!
Dear Master, let it be,
In working or in waiting,
Another year with Thee.
Another year in leaning
Upon thy loving breast,
Of ever‑deepening trustfulness,
Of quiet, happy rest.

Another year of mercies,
Of faithfulness and grace;
Another year of gladness,
In the shining of Thy face.
Another year of progress,
Another year of praise;
Another year of proving
Thy Presence all the days.

Another year of service,
Of witness for Thy love;
Another year of training
For holier works above.
Another year is dawning!
Dear Master, let it be
On earth, or else in heaven
Another year for Thee!

‑ Frances Ridley Havergal; via THE SOWER, a weekly publication of the Arthur church of Christ, Arthur, IL. Ron Bartanen, who serves as minister and editor, may be contacted at - ron33dor@yahoo.com  You may also visit their website at http://www.arthurchurchofchrist.com

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'Twas the Night Before Jesus Came

'Twas the night before Jesus came, and all through the house
Not a creature was praying, not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care,
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.
The children were dressing to crawl into bed,
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter,
I spring to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray,
I knew in a moment this must be the Day!

The light of His face made me cover my head.
It was Jesus! returning just like He said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He held in His hand,
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name.
When He said, "It's not here;" my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love,
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound,
While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and this sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call,
We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

--Author unknown; via THE SOWER, a weekly publication of the Arthur church of Christ, Arthur, IL. Ron Bartanen, who serves as minister and editor, may be contacted at - ron33dor@yahoo.com  You may also visit their website at http://www.arthurchurchofchrist.com

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We Welcome You with Wide Arms
By J. Randal Matheny

We welcome you with wide arms, New Year,
That turns by Brasilia time to us,
Through air cooled by the evening rain,
To mute the party’s midnight toast.
Our sons and daughters sailed tonight,
On the waning light of winding hours;
We hail with quiet heart your coming,
And beseech our children’s safe arrival.
So enter, New Year, our empty house,
And cheer our souls with choicest dreams
Of Kingdom plans and cordial successes,
Of ancient odes, eternal ages.
Come, young New Year, to us of yore,
The times have left us tired and worn;
Renew our faith, ignite our hope,
Your whited page will whet our thirst
To write of justice, righteous judgments,
And mercy’s gift to remove all sin,
To speak of heaven’s speedy promise,
To save a soul when Christ descends.

- J. Randal Matheny edits and writes UPLift, an inspirational ezine. He may be contacted here: <http://randalmathenycom/>. When reprinting this material, please include the following:  Copyright (c) 2009 J. Randal Matheny. All rights reserved.

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Gold Mines ---- quotes, sayings & sign messages
The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year
has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities
of the coming twelve months!

— Edward Powell

"Prayer is today as powerful a force in our nation as it has ever been.
We as a nation should never forget this source of strength."

— President Ronald Reagan, 1981


A Bible neglected by Christians will probably be rejected by the world.
Fingerprints on the Bible are more important than footprints on the moon.
No one can grow by letting others make his choices and decisions.

Once you ease your conscience by calling something a necessary evil it soon beings to look more and more necessary and less and less evil.

When it comes to doing for others, some folks stop at nothing.

You begin to cut your wisdom teeth the first time you bite off more than
you can chew.

- via The Encourager, the weekly bulletin for the Dongola church of Christ, Dongola, IL.  Gerald Cowan serves the congregation as minister.  He may be contacted at Geraldcowan1931@aol.com


No one can have Christ as the Savior of his soul, who will not let Him be the Master of his life.   - Bulletin Digest

- via The Encourager, the weekly bulletin for the Calvert City church of Christ, Calvert City, KY.  Lance Cordle preaches for the congregation.  He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.calvertchurchofchrist.com


“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
 (Francis Bacon)

"What one does, one becomes." (Spanish proverb)

via THE SOWER, a weekly publication of the Arthur church of Christ, Arthur, IL. Ron Bartanen, who serves as minister and editor, may be contacted at - ron33dor@yahoo.com  You may also visit their website at http://www.arthurchurchofchrist.com

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