college church of Christ

Volume 34, Number 3
Searcy, Arkansas
January 21, 2001

Church Office Hours:
8:00-5:00 Mon.-Fri.



Phone: #501-268-7156
FAX: #501-268-2684

Assembly Information

Church Building
8:15 a.m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Worship
9:45 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Classes
10:45 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Worship
5:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Worship
Speaker: Bruce McLarty

Taking Responses
Elders / Deacons
8:15 Steve Smith / Don Diffine
10:45 Jimmy Carr / Frank Spearman
5:00 Fred Jewell / Glenn Dillard

9:30 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . .Ladies' Bible Class

Admin. Auditorium
5:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peak of the Week
Church Building
7:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bible Classes

9:00-11:20 a.m. . . . . . . . . Thursday School
{Thursday School is desperate for teachers; call Wanda Hart (268-3901) or Karen Chalenburg (268-5460).}

The following article is the first of several about the College Church's Adult Bible Classes (13 on Sunday and 5 on Wednesdays). Perhaps this information will help you in selecting a class you prefer.

"Faith Builders"
Sunday Morning Adult Bible Class
Room 100

The newly named Faith Builders adult Bible class has approximately 75 members who range in age from the late twenties to the middle seventies. The class leaders are Tom Howard and Arthur Shearin. They are frequently assisted by Dan Newsom. While the class leaders take an active role in moderating and teaching, other class members and others from outside the class frequently share teaching responsibilities. The results are that the class is taught from several different and fresh perspectives.

The teachers employ a variety of teaching methods, including large and small group discussions and lectures. Emphasis is placed on class members sharing their viewpoints, common and diverse, in a spirit of love. Having five elders and diverse age groups adds a special dimension not found in most classes. The overall goal of our class is to increase our faith in God and His Son in an environment of love and fellowship.

The studies are usually topical, always scripture-based, and presented in a Fall and Spring series. The Summer classes are frequently a series of short special studies. Recent topics covered were: Gender Issues in the Church and Living a Life Worthy of Our Calling. The Fall 2000 topic is: Grace: It Really is Amazing. This study is the doctrine of grace as set forth in the book of Romans. Class members have opportunies for fellowship and refreshments before class begins.


Care Group 5 _
New members:
Glen & Effie Harnden
105 Water Oak Dr., Ph. #268-5184

Care Group 6 _
Matthew Henderson
47 Indian Trail, Ph. #268-9369

Care Group 9 _
David & April Watson
1316 E. Market #3, Ph. #278-4374

Jay & Kelley Cowley

Care Group 13 _
Bill & Cheri Gardner
501 N. Cross

Care Group 15 _
Len Higbee
611 E. Market, Ph. #268-9189

Mary Yeakley
306 E. Market

Care Group 16 _
Marcus & Jessica Moore
Harding West Bldg. A #10
HU 10676, Ph. #279-5880

Care Group 17 _
Regan & Maren Boudra
801 N. Pine Apt. 32
Ph. #305-2906

Care Group 23 _
Ben & Cheri Etheridge
#5 Hartwell Place
Ph. #368-0920


January 25
Ken & Betty Davis ----- 50 years

January 26
Tom & Mary Formby ----- 55 years
Wayne & Judy Reid ----- 31 years

January 27
Neal & Melba Garner ----- 33 years

January 29
Paul & Sherry Pollard ----- 33 years


January 24
Howard Norton, 6 River Oaks Blvd

January 27
Travis Blue, 15 Blue Ridge Dr.
Floyd Daniel, Cabins On The Knoll #2
Dorothy Fielder, 2307 Brittany Lane
Madelyn Smith, 2 Lee Circle

January 28
Troy Blue, 133 Cloverdale Blvd.
Harold Romine, 802 E. Market Ave. John Simpson, 1404 Hillcrest Dr. Lil Williams, 11 Harding Dr.

January 29
Thelda Hayes, 2709 Oak Meadow Pl.
Kathryn Meadows, 40 Sherwood Loop

January 30
Bill Dugger, 2624 Oak Meadow Pl.

Financial Statistics

Budget 01-14-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$21,305.00
Contribution 01-14-01 . . . . . . . . . . . $20,235.21
Budget for 20 weeks . . . . . . . . . . . $440,100.00
Contribution for 20 weeks. . . . . . . $450,598.03


Due to the cold weather, the current need at His House is blankets, quilts, and other spreads.


8:15 Service Jan. 14-Feb. 4
East West
Nathan King Terry LaFever
Mark Kinonen Jerry Landis
Brett Kirkman Mark Lane
Ira Kirkman Jon Mark Lane
Jamie Kurpiel
Carl Langston Doug Langston
Clint Langston Maurice Lawson
Virgil Lawyer Donny Lee
Brian Lewis Ash Limric

10:45 Service Jan. 14-Feb. 4
East West
Kyle Blickenstaff Howard Bybee
Glenn Boyd David Camp
Stephen Boyd Jimmy Carr
William Bridges Charlie Carroll
Kevin Burton
Eddie Carson Brent Carter
Kyle Citty Roger Cole
Bob Corbin Luke Cullins
Vernon Curd Burl Curtis


Care Group 1 will meet Sunday, January 21 at the home of David & Brenda Allen, 1010 Golf View Drive, after the evening service. It's a potluck.

You are invited to help Jimmie Lee Mills celebrate her 86th birthday. Drop by her home, 45 Harding Drive, on Saturday, January 20 between 1:00 and 2:30 and enjoy a slice of old-fashioned pound cake and a cup of hot cider. Casual dress, no gifts, please.

Sunday, January 28 will be the time for another enjoyable congregational potluck. Serving will begin at 11:30 for you lucky 8:15 people. The rest will join you after the 10:45 service. Immediately after the lunch, there will be an afternoon of singing with no 5:00 p.m. service.

January 26-27
- by Bruce McLarty

This Sunday morning in our Bible classes we will all be asked to sign up if we are planning to attend the "Eye of the Storm" seminar next weekend with Dr. Everett Ferguson. Because our elders consider this to be a very important series of presentations, they have paid a congregational registration fee allowing every member of the College Church to attend free of charge. They also chose to forego the annual men's retreat to allow us to place greater emphasis on this workshop.

The seminar itself will involve five presentations by Dr. Everett Ferguson who is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies and Historical Theology at Abilene Christian University. Dr. Ferguson is a "world class" Bible scholar who has written a number of books, two of which are frequently used in college and graduate-level classes. Each presentation will include a lecture which will be followed by a time for questions-and-answers. The following topics, all of which are being discussed in churches all across the country these days, will be addressed:

The Christian Priesthood
(Friday, 7:00 p.m.)

Purposes of the Christian Assembly
(Friday, 8:30 p.m.)

Misunderstandings of the Christian Assembly
(Saturday, 8:30 a.m.)

Music in the Christian Assembly
(Saturday, 10:00 a.m.)

Women in the Christian Assembly
(Saturday, 1:00 p.m.)

I want to be very clear about the nature of this series. Dr. Ferguson is not an entertainer; he is a Bible scholar. In his presentations, as in his books, every word will be carefully chosen, and every statement will be supported by biblical text. I am especially pleased that there will be time for Q & A following each lecture. This format will allow us to get clarification on things we don't understand and to challenge things on which we disagree. Those attending the lectures will also be given a number of manuscripts and articles which go along with the topics being discussed.

One of the rich blessings of our spiritual heritage is that we have always been "a people of the book." As we move through the present confusion on some of today's most critical issues, what could be more important than devoting a Friday evening and Saturday morning to "search the Scriptures" to see what is true?

(Please make these changes in your directory)

Care Group 28
Telephone: Dwight & Leah Walton
Food : Susan Dillard
Fellowship: Liz Howell

Care Group 13
Telephone: Mary Brown
Food: David & Lynn Elliott
Fellowship: Lillie Mae Erwin

Care Group 3
Telephone: Mike & Chris Pruitt
Food: Patsy Howard, Sue Walters
Fellowship: David Cole


Thank you for providing plates, utensils, and ice after the funeral. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.

_ Family of Howard Flippin

Thank you for the beautiful plant, cards, and your kind expressions of sympathy. Every word and gesture has made our loss easier to bear.

_ Mary Sue Billingsley and family

Once again I have been greatly impressed with the wonderful caring concern of the College Church family. Thank you so much for the many supportive, encouraging words, prayers, cards, and other kind and thoughtful gestures.

_ Ralph Mansell

W. B. S.

World Bible School teachers: There are lessons to be picked up and graded.

(Inform office if you know of others)

Byrd Haven:
Pearl Latham, room 33
Kenneth Self, room 16
J. Barney Griffin (Eloise Muncy's father), room 32B

Beverly Nursing Home:
Virginia Brown, rm 43

Cora Newhouse, room 402A
Vivian Gowen, room 510


Tadanori Ishida, a Harding Academy boarding student, was baptized January 14 and will be worshipping with us at College Church. His address is HU 12735, Ph. #279-4827.


Ryan Steyn, HU 13763;
Eric Daulton, HU 10674
Abraham Kaba, HU 13884

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