June 23, 2024 Bulletin

The bulletin announcements for June 23rd are listed below:

Jr. High Fundraiser- The young people are raising funds to buy a bicycle for a gentleman in Paris who is in need of transportation. During Sunday School hour stop by the kitchen and for a donation you can have a Danish and some coffee.

Vacation Bible School- starts tomorrow morning at 8:30 AM. The closing program is on Friday night at 5:30 PM and we will be having a pool party at the Marshall Pool on Sunday the 30th at 4 PM. Register your young people today in the foyer. We need people to bring desserts to the closing program and snacks to the pool party. Sign up at the VBS table in the foyer.

This is Newsletter Week-We will be preparing “The Link” for mailing on Tuesday morning at 10:30 AM.

The Elders will be meeting on Tuesday evening at 7 PM.

Youth Sunday is next week.

Bible Collection- Project Bible Runners are working with WBGL to collect Bibles (any translation and in any condition) to be given to Christians throughout the world. We will help by collecting Bibles during the month of July. Look for a box or tote in the foyer to put your donation in.

Ministry Opportunity- The Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help people in need in our area. If you would like to know more see Kurt and he will put you in touch with the Red Cross.

Save the Date- Church cookout on July 7th at 5:30 PM. The meat and drinks will be provided you just need to bring a dish and a friend to enjoy the fellowship.

The Dollar Club- We are out of nominations so be looking for people that we might bless with a gift.

Baby Bottle Blessings- Ten lost bottles need to be returned.

Operation Christmas Child- We will be collecting every month through November. Suggestions for June are medium-sized notebooks, small umbrellas and travel games.

2024 Sign-Up Sheets – There are sign-up sheets in the foyer for Junior Church Volunteers, Nursery workers for first service, Scripture readers, desserts for the VBS closing program, and snacks for the pool party on the 30th.

Bible Study –We would love for you to join us every Thursday from 7-8:30 PM. We meet in the Fellowship Hall.

Ridge Runners- Need a little help with a project around your home? Call the Church and ask if a Ridge Runner can help you. Brochures are in the foyer on the bulletin table.

Cards for Ray Stone- May be addressed to his attention at Carle Foundation Hospital, Room 3314, 611 W. Park St., Urbana, IL 61801.

Youth News!

Church Camp – It is time to sign up to go to Camp Illiana. Remember Bell Ridge will pay the registration fee for the event that your young person is going to. You will need to put on the registration form “Bell Ridge 100” so that the Camp will bill the church.

Jr. High Youth Group will meet tonight from 5:30-7:30 PM.
On Sunday, June 30th we will attend the VBS Pool Party in Marshall at 4 PM.

Sr. High Youth Group will meet on Wednesday evening at 6 PM.

Jr. Church …is looking for volunteer teachers for the 10:40 service. Students dismiss before the service. Curriculum will be provided to you two weeks ahead of time. We will have a high school helper to assist you. See Don with any questions.

Worship Emphasis

23 Psalm Verse 3

“He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake.” Our restored souls lead us to another stage in God’s plan for our lives. That is, God leads us into work, into service for Him.

In the gospel plan, works do not precede but follow rest.  Restoration of the soul comes first, then the works of righteousness. We are not saved by our works, but we work because we are saved. We are not justified by works, but for works.

The Good Shepherd leads His sheep in paths of righteousness to the very gates of the beautiful city itself and on through the gates to the external fold. “Blessed are they that do His commandments that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” (Rev. 22:14)

Misc

Sermons are available online- If you are unable to be here on a given Sunday you can hear the sermon on our website. Just go to http://www.bellridge.org, click on the Media tab, click on sermons, and choose a sermon preference. The YouTube and Facebook options allow for both audio and video, and the SoundCloud option is just audio. By clicking on the scripture reference, you will be able to read the associated sermon notes and start the recording. The sermons will be in date order with the most current one at the top of the list. If you have any questions, please call the church. We are happy to help.

Bulletin Announcements- By accessing Media on our webpage you will see a new page titled “Bulletins.” Our announcements will be posted in that location every week.

Online Giving- Is available on our website by clicking on “Giving.” There is a “Give to Bell Ridge” button that you can click on, and then follow the directions.

June 16, 2024 Bulletin

The bulletin announcements for June 16th are listed below:

We Rejoice with the Angels in Heaven- Mike Phillippi gave his life to Jesus and was obedient in baptism last Sunday. Welcome him into our church family.

Thank God for our Fathers- Happy Father’s Day!

College Age Sunday School Class- There will be a Sunday School class for college age young people for the summer. We invite you to check it out; they will be meeting in the classroom between the game room and the kitchen.

Edgar County Brotherhood- will be held on Tuesday, June 18th at 7 PM at Metcalf Christian Church. The program will feature the Elite Harmony student group from Paris HS.

Vacation Bible School- will be on June 24-28 starting each morning at 8:30 AM. The closing program is on Friday night at 5:30 PM and we will be having a pool party at the Marshall Pool on Sunday the 30th at 4 PM. Register your young people today in the foyer.

Save the Date- Church cookout on July 7th at 5:30 PM. The meat and drinks will be provided you just need to bring a dish and a friend to enjoy the fellowship.

The Dollar Club- We selected Brandon and Mel Schultz of Martinsville to receive our gift from last month. We are out of nominations so be looking for people that we might bless with a gift.

Baby Bottle Blessings- It is that time of the year where we can share in the work of Choices, Pregnancy and Health by filling a baby bottle with our loose change. Please bring them back by Father’s Day.

Operation Christmas Child- We will be collecting every month through November. Suggestions for June are medium-sized notebooks, small umbrellas and travel games.

2024 Sign-Up Sheets – There are sign-up sheets in the foyer for Junior Church Volunteers, Nursery workers for first service, Scripture readers, desserts for the VBS closing program, and snacks for the pool party on the 30th.

Bible Study – We began a new study on May 23rd, Different Kinds of Prayer by Rick Renner. This study is of consecration, petition, authority, supplication and intercession that also includes a DVD. We would love for you to join us every Thursday from 7-8:30 PM. We meet in the Fellowship Hall.

Ridge Runners- Need a little help with a project around your home? Call the Church and ask if a Ridge Runner can help you. Brochures are in the foyer on the bulletin table.

Cards for Ray Stone- May be addressed to his attention at Carle Foundation Hospital, Room 3314, 611 W. Park St., Urbana, IL 61801.

Youth News!

Church Camp – It is time to sign up to go to Camp Illiana. Remember Bell Ridge will pay the registration fee for the event that your young person is going to. You will need to put on the registration form “Bell Ridge 100” so that the Camp will bill the church.

Jr. High – We will not be having Youth Group this evening.

Sr. High – There is no Youth Group this week.
Sr. High – CIY Dates: June 17-22, 2024

Jr. Church …is looking for volunteer teachers for the 10:40 service. Students dismiss before the service. Curriculum will be provided to you two weeks ahead of time. We will have a high school helper to assist you. See Don with any questions.

Worship Emphasis

23 Psalm Verse 2

“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.” His blessings for us span the years. God deals with us often by putting rest and refreshment first. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5)

No one can rest in mind and heart until the weight of a guilty conscience is removed. God heals the troubled soul when He forgives our sins. In spiritual communion with Him, the hungry heart finds good that satisfies. The thirsty soul drinks deep from the cool, still waters. By these blessings from the Great Shepherd leading our souls are restored, our natural life invigorated and our spiritual life reborn.

Misc

Sermons are available online- If you are unable to be here on a given Sunday you can hear the sermon on our website. Just go to http://www.bellridge.org, click on the Media tab, click on sermons, and choose a sermon preference. The YouTube and Facebook options allow for both audio and video, and the SoundCloud option is just audio. By clicking on the scripture reference, you will be able to read the associated sermon notes and start the recording. The sermons will be in date order with the most current one at the top of the list. If you have any questions, please call the church. We are happy to help.

Bulletin Announcements- By accessing Media on our webpage you will see a new page titled “Bulletins.” Our announcements will be posted in that location every week.

Online Giving- Is available on our website by clicking on “Giving.” There is a “Give to Bell Ridge” button that you can click on, and then follow the directions.