November 4 , 2001
Volume 11, Number 44

Creation or
Evolution …

Science & Nature
Two Votes for God

January 25-27, 2002


Are you a descendant of an ape-like creature, that lived millions of years ago? Did your forbears swing through the-trees on some remote island a few million years ago? Can you trace your "roots back to some primordial slime that evolved, by chance and environmental pressure, into the human being you are today?

We see television specials and read textbooks on the "history of man" in which we see mankind move from the swamp on all fours, straighten up, shed his tail, grow hair, and learn to move and think. We see this alleged scenario almost daily through such, magazines as National Geographic, Time, Natural History, and others.

Is this really what happened? Are you the end-product of billions of years of evolutionary change? Are you the result of spontaneous generation, that took place a long time ago only to find its culmination in Homo sapiens of today?

Or, did God specially create you "in His image?" Did He, as the Bible indicates, create mankind "male and female" (Matthew 19:4)? Are we, as the psalmist wrote "fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139:14)?

What does the evidence say? It is not enough for someone to, offer a mere opinion. What we need here is evidence adequate to the situation. Is there any? Indeed there is!

If you would like to take an in-depth look at organic evolution versus creation; we invite you to attend a seminar we will be conducting on January 25-26, 2002. The seminar, titled Science & Nature: Two Votes for God, is an examination of both; organic evolution and special creation.

There is no charge whatsoever for the seminar, no collections will be made. In addition, there will be free handout materials on the topics covered, as well as question and answer sessions after most lecture periods. Everyone is invited to attend. The speaker is Dr. Bert Thompson, former professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A & M, University. Join us as we investigate these important issues.

More details and scheduling coming soon!


— Men’s Retreat —

We Could Still Be In The Garden
November 9-10, 2001
Weeki Wachee Christian Camp

Click on this link to see color flyer

FELLOWSHIP MEAL - Sunday, November 4, 2002

— Deacons —

Jim Treece and Merlian Marshall are being considered to serve as deacons. Jim for building maintenance and Merlian for lawn & grounds). The elders appreciate and are considering the comments and/or feedback that we have received.

the Elders


Annual Bible Reading Program

This week’s Bible readings are:

Sunday, 4th: 1 Timothy 5:21-6:21; Jeremiah 3-4; Psalms 120
Monday, 5th: 2 Timothy 1; Jeremiah 5-6; Psalms 121
Tuesday, 6th: 2 Timothy 2; Jeremiah 7-8; Psalms 122
Wednesday, 7th: 2 Timothy 3; Jeremiah 9-10; Psalms 123
Thursday, 8th: 2 Timothy 4; Jeremiah 11-12; Psalms 124
Friday, 9th: Titus 1; Isaiah 13-14; Psalms 125
Saturday, 10th: Titus 2; Jeremiah 15-16; Psalms 126

“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist,
but I cannot conceive how he could look up into heaven and say there is no God.”

Abraham Lincoln

Directory Update

We are in the process of printing the new directory.

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

Walt & Jeanette Thompson - Melissa Keyso - Smith Tiller - Pansy McCord
Charlie White - Bill & Jeanne Sherman - Leslie Johnson - Viola Morinier
Virginia Law - Walt & Jeanette Thompson - Mary Kaupilla - Ernest Bowker
Naomi Morton

Sunday’s Lessons:

AM ... "The Good Confession" (Luke 16:13-16)
PM ...
"Sleeping with the Enemy" (1 Samuel 27-30)

Service Opportunities


Time of Services


 Wayne Vowell




 Walt Thompson


Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services



11:00 am

Bible Reading:

 Jim Dougan  

Evening Worship:

6:00 pm


 Dick Navarre  



 Ted Wheeler


Bible Study:

6:30 pm

Closing Prayer:

 Glen Law


Evening Services



Opening Prayer:

 David Coffman



 Dick Navarre


Our Record - Last Week


 Ted Wheeler  

Closing Prayer:

 Jim Treece



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