Our Trunk or Treat event will be held at the church on Sunday, October 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be games, crafts, food and, of course, lots of candy! Hayrides will also be enjoyed throughout the evening. Everyone is welcome.
The Compassionate Clothing Closet’s (CCC) annual blanket drive began October 1 and will conclude on October 31. Please consider donating a new or gently, used blanket to be given to our neighbors in need during the long, winter months. Donations can be brought to Bell Ridge or can be taken directly to the CCC location on Central Avenue in Paris (Mon, 11-2 or Tues, 1-3.) Blanket distribution begins on November 1.
On the 4th Wednesday morning of September, students from all across the nation gather at their flagpoles to ask God to move on behalf of their classmates and schools. This year’s “See You at the Pole” prayer rally is September 25th. It is an event that is organized and led by students. Encourage your young people to be there and join their classmates in prayer.
The Ladies Aid group will be hosting a work day at the church on Saturday, September 21 at 9:00 a.m. to create new chrismons. All ladies are invited to help with this project.
What is a Chrismon? Chrismon is a combination of parts of two words-Christ and mon. A Chrismon is just that-a monogram of Christ. Each Chrismon design has a special meaning, for example, the shell symbolizes baptism. The 6-pointed star represents the Star of David. Chrismon symbols are made in gold and white. The gold represents the radiance of God’s love, His majesty and glory; the white represents the purity and perfection of our God.
If you have any questions, please contact Debbie or Barb Wilson.
Three boys and six girls experienced Junior Week at Camp Illiana during the last week of July. Kurt, Don and Lilie Perry were also in attendance. The fellowship was awesome and the weather was perfect! This camp was the last one for the summer. School will be starting in a few days.
If you go to the Church Camp 2019 album on the Gallery page, you will see several smiles from the campers and the counselors.
The Bell Ridge Ladies Aid enjoyed an outing on Saturday, August 10. It was a wonderful day of exploring the quilt shop close to the church along with lunch and other shops in Paris. Many thanks to Kathy Martin’s Quilt Shop, Jane’s Bath, Body & Balm, The Jenny Wren, Ruth White’s Beauty Shop & Country Craft Boutique, Sweet Vintage and The Yellow Block Mercantile.
Additional pictures have been posted in the Ladies Aid album on the Gallery page.