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JUNE 2022 NEWSLETTER

THE
BUILDER
June 2022

NEXT MEETING JUNE 27
Burkesville First Christian Church
101 North Main Street
Burkesville, KY
Fellowship Meal at 7 P.M. (EDT)
General Meeting at 8 P.M. (EDT)
Speaker: Tim Underhill

CURRENT 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE
July 25—Lebanon Christian
August 22—Southern Heights Christian
September 26—White Mills Christian
October 24—Campbellsville Christian
November 28—Jamestown Christian

THANKS TO ROLLING FORK
A special thank you to Rolling Fork for hosting our May meeting. There were 74 men present from 19 congregations.

EXPENSIVE TRAVEL
Depending on the location of the monthly meeting, you could find yourself as much as two hours or up to 100 miles away from the location. The rapidly increasing cost of gasoline will certainly affect the travel and attendance at the meetings. Let’s make it a priority to attend all meetings, especially when they are located in our area. For all meetings, it would be a good time to reach out to neighboring congregations to form “gas-saving” carpools or vanpools.

INDEPENDENCE DAY EDITORIAL
Independence Day, better known to some people as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday that commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776.It’s historically significant because the Continental Congress declared the 13 American colonies no longer were subject to the British monarch. Let that sink in. In 1776, Britain was a global superpower, and to declare independence took a lot of spunk, to put it lightly. Of course, the United States had to win the lengthy American Revolutionary War, which it did. So, although Independence Day celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Americans’ quest for freedom went way beyond that act. Simple signatures don’t always do the trick. However, Americans have been celebrating Independence Day for years, and, like Christmas, sometimes the true meaning gets lost in all the hoopla. That hoopla, such as fireworks, parades and cookouts, represents a good time for families and communities. That’s fine. They are a fun way for people to get together and have fun, hopefully in a safe manner. But Independence Day means more than sparklers, just as Christmas means more than presents under the tree. It represents people’s efforts to earn and keep freedom, and that’s a struggle that continues to this day.

INTERESTING CONVERSATIONS
Grandparents: “We used to attend 6 week tent revivals 7 nights of the week.”
Parents: “We used to attend Sunday through Wednesday revivals at our church.”
Us: “We used to attend church occasionally on Sunday mornings.”
Our Children: “We used to attend church on Mother’s Day and Easter.”
Our Grandchildren: “What’s church?”

A TIMELY REMINDER
Hebrews 10:24-25. “ And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

A PRAYER FOR MY MINISTER
Let me support him without striving to possess him. Let me lift his hands without placing shackles around them. Let me give him help that he may devote more time in working for the salvation of others and less time in gratifying my vanity. Let me work for him as the minister of all the members and not compel him to spend precious time in bragging on me. Let me be unselfish in what I do for him and not selfish in demanding that he do more for me. Let me strive to serve him and the church more and be happy as he serves me less and the church and others more. –Robert S. Kerr, Late U.S. Senator

ONE SENTENCE SERMONS
It’s what you learn after you know it all that really counts.
A smile is the magic language that even a baby understands.
It’s amazing how much work is accomplished when no one worries about who gets the credit.
Just because it is a well-beaten road is no sign it’s the right one.
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Other churches in town are not your competition; they’re your family! (Shane Pruitt)
Some of us have retreated from being fishers of men to keepers of the acquarium.

LIFE THOUGHTS
You can’t control the length of your life, but you can control its width and depth.

Retirement age is 67;
Life expectancy is 78;
Work for 50 years to maybe enjoy 11?
Start enjoying life now;
No one is guaranteed tomorrow!

Some of the most generous people have no money.
Some of the wisest people have no education.
Some of the kindest people were hurt the most.

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