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Inspiration at Cedarville University

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CEDARVILLE — Trina Jones felt compelled to talk to “the guy in the suit” after attending a chapel service last fall at Cedarville University.She was on the Greene County campus of the Baptist university to pass out fliers for her church when she felt God telling her she’d someday be a student there.But Jones doubted it. A former foster child, she’d recently been homeless and was still struggling to make ends meet. She didn’t think she had much in common with the students she saw around her.“I thought I didn’t have what they had,” she said. “I thought, ‘I’m struggling already. I can’t afford school and to work at the same time.’

 

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship program

YELLOW SPRINGS — Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will hold a service 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 will be “Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.”Allan Spetter, Wright State University Professor of History Emeritus, will informally discuss the Jewish High Holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur using stories from his Jewish upbringing and his relationship to both these important Jewish religious observances.

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Concert prayer for the lost

BEAVERCREEK — The 15th Annual Concert of Prayer for the Lost will feature the Miami Valley Community Choir 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 at Beavercreek Nazarene, 1850 N. Fairfield Road. The concert is free. Join others for aspecial celebration and prayer. For more information call 937-220-9488 or visit www.ConcertOfPrayer.net or www.soulwinnersfor jesuschrist.org.

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IHN elects local pastor as new president

XENIA — The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greene County elected Pastor Bill Mallernee as its next President of the Board of Trustees at its May meeting. IHN runs the Schneider House of Hope, a homeless shelter serving Greene County residents.Pastor Bill and his wife Pat are residents of Xenia, and hope to help make a powerful impact in the area. Mallernee, an ordained minister in The Church of God of Anderson, Ind., is excited to lead the group as it moves forward.

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Are you on the highway to heaven?

There are two roads we can take our choice to travel: one is the highway to heaven with Jesus, or the road that leads to destruction and death.Satan is trying to get as many as he can get to go to the place called hell. It was created by God for the devil and all the angels that followed Satan, when he rebelled against God. In the beginning, God created everything good, and this is the second time that the world went mad. The first time God had a flood come and wiped out evil and n...

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Warned again and again

“The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent word to them through his messengers again and again, because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place. But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the Lord was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.” (2 Chronicles 36:15-16)There is no arguing that God is more than fair with His people. He makes His Word known over and over again through His pro...

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Murder in the hen house

The verse of the day is 1 Peter 5:8. “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (NIV)There was murder in the hen house this week. Monday evening started out like any other evening. The hens had made their way into the coop and found their roosts as usual. After putting our German Shepherd in the big barn and checking on the goats, Dad perused the chicken run. All seemed peaceful and quiet....

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Inspirational Message

Think back earlier today or even in the past few days. Did you visit with a friend or drive down the road and see something that caught your eye? Did you begin to think more and more about it? After tossing it around in your mind, did you begin to desire it so much that it almost consumed every waking moment? If you did, you may have entered into the realm of a biblical word we do not hear much about in the Church today – covetousness.The Evangelical Dictionary of Theology de...

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Parks and trails to host bike rodeo

XENIA — Greene County Parks & Trails will host a bike rodeo for kids as part of the Xenia Community Festival 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 adjacent to Shawnee Park in Xenia.Participants must be under the age of 16 and will learn bike safety and skills through a variety of rodeo stations. The first 200 participants will receive a bike helmet courtesy of Greene Memorial Hospital, K&G Bike Center and the Greene County Safety Council.The event is free. A parent ...

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Evangelist to teach seminar

HARVEYSBURG, Oh — Evangelist Len Turner will lead a biblical seminar “Faith Unlocks the Door” at Friendship Baptist Church in Harveysburg Sept. 21-24.Turner, lead pastor of Len Turner Ministries, Inc., will appear 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday; 12-1 p.m. Monday-Wednesday for free lunch sessions and 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.A love offering will be taken each evening.

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Historical societies have joint meeting

CEDARVILE — The Cedarville and Greene County historical societies recently held a joint meeting at the Cedarville Opera House.The meeting, which was open to all county historical societies, focused on “persons and families of note who had contributed to the history and growth of Cedarville and Cedarville Township,” according to Barbara Bradfute, a member of the Cedarville Historical Society.Historical Society Chairman Marcia Baits welcomed guests, inclu...

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Adult Recreation Center holding annual Health & Information Fair

XENIA — The Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center will be holding its annual Health & Information Fair 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.17.More than 25 vendors with community resource information on aging services and needs will be there. There will also be free health screenings for seniors 60/older provided by UHS and the Area Agency on Aging. Walgreens will be on hand to give flu shots (bring insurance card) for all ages.A health fair is a great way for se...

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Beam family reunion set

XENIA — The descendants of Daniel and Susan (Keiter) Beam are invited to the Beam Family Reunion 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at the farm of Joe and Mona Beam, 2910 Henville Road.Family members may bring a main dish or salad or dessert, lawn chairs and any family memorabilia to share.Representing those eight original children at the reunion, family members of William O. Beam are asked to sear something blue; the Emma Beam Hurley family orange; Luretta Beam Boyd teal or ...

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Meijer announces free youth hunting licenses

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — For the sixth consecutive year Meijer is providing hunters 16 years or younger with free youth hunting licenses.The program requires Meijer shoppers to redeem a print coupon or the Meijer MPerks digital coupon in the store for the free youth hunting license. The popular free license program at Meijer is unique to the Midwest retailer, which currently operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky....

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Holts celebrate 40th anniversary

ENON — Richard and Linda (Coddington) Holt celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24. They were married on this date in 1974.They are the parents of two children, Andy of Enon, and Becky and Matt Ryan of Milford. They are the proud grandparents of Dawson, Parker and Paige Holt and Trevor Ryan. They celebrated earlier in the month with a family beach vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

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“Tails on Trails” 5K scheduled

XENIA — Local dog owners are invited to bring their canine as they walk or run during the second annual “Tails on Trails” 5K run/walk, a fundraiser for the Scout Dog Park in Xenia. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Old Town Reserve, 1360 Old Springfield Pike.Participants and their leashed pets will head out on the Little Miami Scenic Trail for the 5K event.Anyone, with or without a dog, is welcome to join the 5K.Cost fo...

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Spending some time in Ohio

How swiftly the summer days are passing! School is already starting this week. We enjoy living next door to our little parochial school. This year, there will be 22 scholars and two teachers. Our 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Julia, loves to go outside and watch them play softball at recess time.Each morning during the academic year, the men and boys in our church take turns going to school to share a brief devotional and have prayer with the teachers and scholars. Julia and I enjoy goi...

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How do you see yourself

Most of us remember “The Fonz” of the popular sitcom Happy Days. Whenever he would go by a mirror, he would pull out his comb and then put it away since his hair was perfect as usual.In the Bible there is an account of a man named Gideon who had a problem with how he saw himself. He was in hiding as he prepared the wheat he had harvested because he lived in fear of the Midianites.The Bible says in Judges 6:12 that the Lord appeared to him at that moment and r...

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