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SEPTEMBER 2022 NEWSLETTER

THE BUILDER
September 2022

NEXT MEETING SEPTEMBER 26
Host: White Mills Christian Church
Meeting at: White Mills Christian Camp
154 Old Kentucky 84

Fellowship Meal at 7 P.M. (EDT)
General Meeting at 8 P.M. (EDT)
Speaker: David Mackie, Minister
Glenview Christian; Glasgow

CURRENT 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE
October 24—Campbellsville Christian
November 28—Jamestown Christian

THANKS
Thanks to Southern Heights Christian for hosting our August meeting. There were 62 men present from 16 congregations.

EFFECT OF THE PANDEMIC
Meetings Average Attendance:
2020 (Feb./Mar) 126 from 27 churches.
2021 (May/Nov) 51 from 15 churches.
2022 (Jan/Aug) 75 from 19 churches.
After January and February 2020 meetings at Glendale and Columbia, no meetings were held until May 2021. Although 2022 has shown an increase in participation, we are still missing about 50 men and 8 churches at our meetings.

SCIENCE HILL CHRISTIAN
Science Hill Christian has located property for their new home. The property, visible from U.S 27 and Ky. 635, is located on East Frog Hollow Road. The church still has not settled with the state on their purchase of their existing property. Please keep the pending move and building project in your prayers.

OUR SEPTEMBER HOST
White Mills Christian Church will observe its 162nd anniversary in October. The current building was completed in 1909. There are plans for a new facility. Bro. Tim Dennis has served as Senior Minister for 36 years.

THE STORY OF
WHITE MILLS CHRISTIAN CAMP
1940—Our First Week. The “Christian Camper” was held in June at the White Mills Hotel. There were 37 people in attendance for the first ever full week of camp.
1949—We Bought a Camp. White Mills Christian Assembly was formed and the old White Mills Hotel property was purchased.
1954. After paying off the original debt on the property, new boy’s and girl’s dorms were built to house the increasing number of campers.
1965. For the first time ever more than 500 campers attended camp programs.
1974. Chief Perkins was hired as the camp’s first year-round camp manager.
1982. White Mills Christian Assembly changes its name to White Mills Christian Camp.
1983. Ron Heller was named Camp Director and served until 2002.
1987. More than 1,000 campers attend in a single summer.
1997. In March the surrounding Nolin River flooded and reached the old hotel.
2005. Ben Fulcher named Camp Director.
2009. The camp was beneficiary of an estate which allowed for the retirement of the Retreat Center debt and the building of a new pool facility.
2011. For the first time ever more than 1500 campers attended in a single summer.
2017. More than 55 Christian Churches come together to support and take part in camp ministry.
2022. The camp keeps growing and growing with programs for young and “older” adult campers.

CHURCH PLANTING REPORT
PRAISING GOD!
Christian Church of the Crossroads in Mount Washington observed its FIFTH anniversary September 18. John Parkey serves as the minister.

Journey Christian Church in Shepherdsville will celebrate TWELVE years October 10. Jeremy Willis continues to serve as the minister.

Elevate Christian Church in Lexington celebrated their FIRST year September 11. One year ago, we started with 30 people meeting with a calling to reach families in South Lexington, and as of last week, we sit at 80 people with the same mission. Right now, we have an online Bible study, two women’s Bible studies that 80% of our ladies are a part of, and five community groups meeting in each other’s homes, all of which have increased since the start. We have decided to partner further with Lexington Christian Academy and move our offices to LCA’s campus. They have given us a small building to renovate to make the home of Elevate for the near future. I want to thank Men for Christ for believing in church planting and picking Elevate as the next church plant. We feel honored to be a part of your community and look forward to the future of this partnership.
–Rob Harlamert, Lead Minister

QUOTABLE QUOTES
One might better try to sail the Atlantic in a paper boat than try to get to heaven on good works. (Charles Spurgeon)
The question should not be “What can my church do for me?” but “What can I do for my church?”
The only way we can serve God is to read and trust God’s Word and live it. (On wall of flood-damaged Neon, KY Pentecostal Church)

TIMING
God’s delays are not His denials.

PRAYING THY WILL BE DONE?
Two words in a Christian’s language cannot go together: “No, Lord.” If you say no to God, He is not your Lord. If He really is your Lord, your answer must always be “Yes, Lord.” (Experiencing God by Henry, Richard and Mike Blackaby, Claude V. King)

J. C. RYLE QUOTES
“Do nothing that you would not like God to see.
Say nothing you would not like God to hear.
Write nothing you would not like God to read.
Go no place where you would not like God to find you.
Read no book of which you would not like God to say, “Show it to Me.”
Never spend your time in such a way that you would not like to have God say, “What are you doing?””

REVIVAL
New Life Christian in Bradfordsville will hold a revival meeting September 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. each night. All are welcome!

HELP WANTED
We need loyal, dedicated men to serve as members of the Executive Committee. If you have a heart for service and would like to be considered for a position next year, please sign up on the sheet which will be available at the White Mills meeting.

SOME DAD CHURCH JOKES
What kind of cell phone did Delilah use? Samson!
Why did Noah never go fishing? He only had two worms!
At what time of day was Adam created? A little before Eve!
What kind of person was Boaz before he married? Ruthless!

The Builder is published monthly by Kentucky Men for Christ
Editor: Charles Young Publisher: Judy Clay
c/o Indian Hills Christian Church
1200 Lexington Road
Danville, KY 40422