December 2, 2001
Volume 11, Number 48

1 + God

And Jonah began to enter the city on the first day's walk. Then he cried out and said, "Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!"
(Jonah 3:4, NKJV)

God gave Jonah one message. He proclaimed that message to the city of Nineveh. It did not seem possible that he would make a dent in this city known for its brutality, cruelty and extreme dislike for Jews - but he preached anyway.
With God’s help this preaching produced a great response from the souls of that city - Nineveh repented! Just one man - no PA system, without any television or radio program - one man plus God converted a city.

We need to realize that one man or woman plus God can do a mighty work.

You too, can do a great work - if you will but work with God.

Coming Soon ...

… a new program of outreach into our community entitled House to House / Heart to Heart. It is an 8-page bi-monthly magazine that presents the gospel of Christ in a very positive format. At present more than 750,000+ issues are being mailed with great success throughout the country.

We have ordered our first issues and hope to begin an initial mailing of the magazine into our community around the first of the year. (Sample issues the foyer.)

If you have a friend, neighbor or co-worker that lives in Charlotte or Sarasota Counties that you would like to have placed on the mailing list—please give us their name and address. (There are sign up sheets for the mailing list on the table in the foyer.)

A Seminar That You Will Not Want To Miss ...

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar dealing with these and other important issues. The speaker is Dr. Bert Thompson, former professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A & M University. He is Executive Director and co-founder of Apologetics Press. He is also the editor of Reason and Revelation, a monthly journal on Christian evidences, published by Apologetics Press since 1981. All sessions are free. In addition, handout materials accompanying each lecture will be made available free-of-charge to those in attendance. Most sessions are followed by questions and answers.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, January 25, 2002
at the Venice High School Auditorium
7:00 p.m. “The Creation / Evolution Controversy

Saturday, January 26, 2002
at the Venice High School Auditorium
1:00-2:30 p.m. “Creation or Evolution … Which? Part I
2:30-3:00 p.m. Question and Answer Session
3:00-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. “Creation or Evolution … Which? Part II

Sunday, January, 27, 2002
at the Church of Christ of Venice Building
10:00 a.m. “Scientific Evidences for the Inspiration of the Bible
11:00 a.m. “The Effect of Evolution on the Home, Church and Nation

Note: Friday and Saturday Seminar sessions will be held at the Venice High School Auditorium.

More details and scheduling coming soon!

Annual Bible Reading Program

This week’s Bible readings are:

Sunday, 2nd: Galatians 5:16-26; Ezekiel 1; Psalms 148
Monday, 3rd: Ephesians 1; Ezekiel 2-3; Psalms 149
Tuesday, 4th: Ephesians 2; Ezekiel 4-5; Psalms 150
Wednesday, 5th: Ephesians 3; Ezekiel 6-7; Isaiah 40
Thursday, 6th: Ephesians 4:1-16; Ezekiel 8-9; Isaiah 41
Friday, 7th: Ephesians 4:17-32; Ezekiel 10-11; Isaiah 42
Saturday, 8th: Ephesians 5:1-20; Ezekiel 12-13; Isaiah 43

"Many hands make light work.”


Directory Update

If you have not had your picture taken yet (or your retake) please see Ted after services Sunday for a photo op.

Sympathy Note:

We extend our deepest sympathy to bro. James Bowm and family at the passing of his wife, Jane.

Services were held on Friday.

Walt & Jeanette Thompson - Sybil Wheeler
Melissa Keyso -
Pansy McCord - Naomi Morton
Bill & Jeanne Sherman - Leslie Johnson - Viola Morinier
Virginia Law - Walt & Jeanette Thompson - Mary Kaupilla

Sunday’s Lessons:

AM ... "The Cross, The Cradle & The Crown" (Philippians 2:5-11)
PM ...
"The Song of the Bow" (2 Samuel 1)

You are invited to ...
The "Navarre's Holiday Gathering"
December 15th, 5-5:30 pm
Please bring your favorite finger-food
Directions will be in the foyer.


Service Opportunities


Time of Services


 Wayne Vowell




 Walt Thompson


Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services



11:00 am

Bible Reading:

 Kerry Keathley  

Evening Worship:

6:00 pm


 Delbert Leavens  



 Ted Wheeler


Bible Study:

6:30 pm

Closing Prayer:

 Frank Small


Evening Services



Opening Prayer:

 David Coffman



 Delbert Leavens


Our Record - Last Week


 Ted Wheeler  

Closing Prayer:

 Charlie White



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Dale Schwartz
  Weekly Budget:
$ 1500.00
Jim Dougan
Mike Weber

Clarence Riggenbach

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