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CONCERTS, BIBLE STUDIES, PLAYS, MUSIC, PERFORMANCES, CONFERENCES, YOUTH GROUPS, WORSHIP, FOOD & MORE

Road to Damascus The

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For ChristianFamilies,Singles,& Youths Celebrating Ministry throughout Western & Central Ohio

Volume 1, Issue 4

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Champaign, Clark & Logan Counties

JULY, 2014 FREE

Featured Church What's New! July is an Awesome month to get your kids plugged into Vacation Bible School.

See all of the VBS schedules on page 8 Words from... Pastor Chris Livingston... Since my early days growing up in Springfield Ohio and getting our tails whipped by the Urbana Hillclimber football teams of the early 1980's, I had this great rivalry displeasure for Urbana Ohio. When God told me to move from St. Paris to Urbana and run an outreach I argued with Him to go anywhere but there, just like Jonah. Five years later my wife and I know this is exactly where we belong. God has called us to live and serve Urbana Ohio not just operating a food pantry, providing life skill classes and working in collaboration with Job and Family Services, the Court system and Tri-County jail, but also developing relationships with the community as they struggle to find joy and hope in desperate situations. Our motivation at Life-net Christian Fellowship and Stepping Stones Outreach is to connect people to God, who provides everything they need. The “old skating rink”, is a place that many Urbana residents recognize and have fond memories as one of the few hang outs of Urbana. Our goal is to make “the old skating rink” a place where people feel comfortable. I have always felt

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Life-Net Christian Fellowship 142 Dellinger Rd. Urbana, Ohio 43078 Sunday School 9:00 am Sunday Morning Service 10:15 am like I was a “misfit from toy land” that didn’t quite fit in anywhere. God has given me a desire to go after those that haven’t quite fit anywhere. We want to appeal to those who have never gone to church we call it “catching fish who have never been caught before.” There is a couple generations of people who were not taught the importance and benefit of going to church. We have tried to have activities to appeal to all types of people; monthly community breakfast, Christian rock concerts and even Thursday night line dancing have been events to attract people that may have never been to church before. We recently started a youth group led by Justin and Lechele Raines, who were youth that were raised locally and that have a heart for kids that say they have nothing to do. Many of the teens come to Wednesday night service and their parents don’t attend church at all. Building relationships and getting back to the basics of life application teaching of scripture is our passion.

God has also told us to work with other churches and pastors. We believe that if the bodies of Christ aren’t actively working together to radically change our community, then the strength of what God is trying to do through us in unity becomes weak. We have pledged to working with and in the Champaign Ministerial Association and have found great friends to partner with. The ten to twelve churches will continue to make a difference in our community and have only scratched the surface in what God is about to do in our community. I believe as we work together God will bless this community and families will be restored, jobs will be plentiful, the heroin epidemic will be eradicated, and the suicide rate will decrease. -Pastor Chris Livingston-

Army SSG Jason Gibson honored in Marysville, Ohio on June 7th. Read about this American Hero on Page 4

Inside this Edition… - The Spotted Cow Coffee House – Pg. 2 (Urbana) - The Give and Take Community Services – Pg. 3 - Home coming for SSG Jason Gibson - Pg. 4 (Marysville)

- Life-Net Christian Fellowship – Pg. 1 & Pg. 5 (Urbana) - The Young & The Righteous – Pg. 6 (Urbana H.O.P.) - Music & Entertainment - Pg. 7

Find your next concert, bible study, church play and more in the EVENTS section on page 8.

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Urbana Welcomes New Coffee House On May 31, 2014, twenty-two year Bobbi Custer opened The Spotted Cow Coffee House with a vision and a heart to employ people with special needs.

Bobbi Custer (middle), Founder & CEO Parents, Bob & Midge - Owners, Downsize Farm Bring in this Coupon for 10% Discount

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Bobbi was inspired to open The Spotted Cow Coffeehouse by her brothers, Eric and Levi, who both have Down's syndrome. Custer's overall vision was to give her younger brothers the ability to grow ambition with age, as she did. Bobbi notes in a letter to Eric and Levi, "...it is my eternal dream to create and fulfill the dreams that you have". In 2013, Custer put full effort toward her overall vision: a workplace opportunity for her brothers and those with similar circumstances to thrive with the motivation that their dreams are of genuine worth too. Custer progressed her passion with acquisition of knowledge in both business and the coffee industry through major courses and internships at Heidelberg University. Amidst her studies, CEO of Downsize Farm and Bobbi's father, Bob Custer, set the cornerstone for SCC's opening. Bob Custer provided powerful mentoring and advice with focus in business and The Department of Developmental Disabilities alike. Other viable partners in the planning and implementation of the Spotted Cow includes John Wright, Paul Kurtz, and Alex Smith. Wright is the owner of the coffee shop building, and the print shop, W Productions; He is the maker of most of the merchandise Spotted Cow Coffee House

sold in the store. John is very supportive of SCC, and intends to employ individuals with disabilities for his business as well. Paul Kurtz is a family friend and talented coffee roaster, who resides in Mechanicburg, Ohio. Paul has been a viable resource because of his knowledge in the industry. His business, Hemisphere Coffee Roasters, is also the sole supplier of the coffee for The Spotted Cow Coffee House. Finally, Alex Smith is a current associate for Downsize Farm, with nearly a decade of professional baking experience. Bobbi was able to partner with Alex and offer her a place to fulfill her baking passion. May 2014, a new journey into the realm of Developmental Disabilities set foot with the opening of the Spotted Cow Coffee House. The Spotted Cow envisions a continuous goal to build the lives of adults with disabilities. By promoting associates' skills, they will gain the knowledge and ability to become champions within the community. "Our mission is contingent on a conerstone comprised of three aspects: Quality, Service, and Opportunity". Continues on Pg. 6... Spotted Cow Coffee House, Antique Shop

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There's never a charge to list your events: send email to [email protected] For advertising, call 937-772-9015. open and spent countless hours collecting items to sell for the purpose of providing money to buy food for the food pantry". In 2007 when Chet wanted to retire, he resigned and Charles Carpenter took over as President of the ministry. Charles has spent many hours to keep this ministry going, his work has been strictly volunteer with a passion and a desire to minister to those who need prayer or an encouraging word. Stacy said, “Brenda Fout from Bethel United Methodist Church of West Mansfield has been a tremendous blessing to this organization as she manages the day to day functions of this ministry. We believe God sent her at just the right time. We had been running this organization for five years and we were becoming very tired. She was a breath of fresh air to this ministry. So, thankful for her"!

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Brenda Fout, Manager of the G&T, said, “ we are staffed by volunteers, each one of them has a different story of how God has lead them to serve us. The oldest volunteer was 80 before she retired after volunteering for 10 years. The thing I like is that there isn't much for the kids to do in West Mansfield so they come to the G&T and help out because they’re bored. It gives us an opportunity to minister to them".

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People Helping People The Give and Take Community Services (G&T) in West Mansfield was founded by Chet Hartley in 2002. The (G&T) is a social service program that serves the most vulnerable of impoverished people in our community, seniors and families with children, with a goal of minimizing the suffering.

drive and deliver food". Their goal is to relieve the suffering for impoverished families and individuals. Aside from the benevolent services they want to create mentoring relationships that empower personal growth. They would like to see the food pantry full of quality nutritional food to give away. They want to be able to consistently be able to help with disconnection notices and late rent.

Stacy said, “God has always supplied what was needed for this ministry. No bill has been left unpaid and as the word gets out, we have had organizations donate larger sums of money to further this ministry. We always have food to hand out on our pantry days and we hear the stories of those who come for assistance. Their stories inspire us to keep doing what we can". The number of families they serve is consistently growing and improving the quality of resources supplies. Last month they served 46 families and 163 people. This number varies each month depending on the need. They are servicing Logan and Union Counties but they will not turn away anyone who has a need. There are challenges that still exist for the G&T. The front of the roof is leaking, after already repairing the back of the roof in July of 2013. Without the roof being fixed they are unable use space that needs to be used for an emergency shelter for the community.

They would also like to be able to continue the supply clothing for interviews, be able to give away gas cards so they can get to the interviews. They want to inspire hope through Jesus Christ and to help alleviate the burden through the love in this The G&T is also planning a summer youth feeding ministry. program that gives children free breakfast or lunch who may do without during the summer time.

The ministry is more than a food pantry and a thrift store. It's a place for customers to stretch their dollar and buy clothing, shoes and home items highly discounted. This is a place for anyone to come and visit with the volunteers. It's a place where they can come for prayer and an encouraging word. Stacy Carpenter the Treasurer of G&T said, “Chet Hartley told her, he remembered going to bed hungry as a child. They had food but it wasn't enough. He said, he never wanted anyone to feel what he had felt with hunger. He said, he didn't care what county someone lived in, if he knew of a need, to tell him and he would personally

Stacy said, “We truly desire to fulfill Christ's commission through our work. We earnestly endeavor to be a good stewards The G&T is in need of committed trustworthy volunteers to of the donated items and the money given to this ministry, 90% help in many areas; operation and cleaning of the store, service programs, food pantry, donations, picking up of all donations serve the local community". Stacy said, “We started The Chet Hartley Foundation when he passed away in August of 2012. We wanted to have Chet's legacy with the Give and Take to continue, not only with the food pantry which is supported through the funds that come through the Thrift Store, but to expand by setting funds aside to help assist families with utilities whether it be disconnection notices or past due rent. The Foundation money is specifically used for that sole purpose". Stacy said, “Chet openly talked of his Faith and what Jesus Christ was to him. Giving out an encouraging word and the hope of Jesus Christ. He worked long hours to keep the store

donations, building repair, making calls for donations and other things.

The G&T is located at 115 South Main Street, West Mansfield. The Food Pantry is open every second and fourth Saturday of the month. The thrift store is open Mon. 10am – 7pm, Closed on Tues., Wed. - Fri. 10am – 5pm, Sat. 9am-12pm. The G&T is a partner with Feeding America and Second harvest Food bank. They are a non-profit organization. For more information or volunteer contact Stacy Carpenter at (937) 935-6788 or email her at [email protected] or Brenda Fout at (937) 578-8244. by Deborah E. Evans

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"HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS" BRING AN ARMY VETERAN HOME TO MARYSVILLE OHIO On June 6, 2014 Army SSG Jason Gibson and wife Kara are honored in Marysville, Ohio with a Groundbreaking Ceremony for his new specially adapted home.

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Homes For Our Troops builds homes for severely injured 9/11 military service members/veterans at no cost to the veteran. They've built 160 homes so far with a goal to build another 100.

The UCMFSG and DAV will be coordinating fund-raising events throughout the year: -Friday Nite Uptown Events: 7/11 & 8/8 -Rock'in Rib Fest: 7/4 at Union Co. Fair -Union County Fair: 7/21 - 7/26 -Richwood Fair: 8/27 - 9/1 -Plain City Car Show: 8/2 -VFW Post 3320 Motorcycle Ralley & Car Show: 8/9 and 8/10 -Richwood Appreciation Day: 9/13

On May 30, 2012, while on his third deployment in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Army Staff Sergeant Jason Gibson lost both legs and suffered injuries to his arm and hand after stepping on an improvised explosive device (IED). For more information on that fateful day and to sign up for projects, go to: www.hfotusa.org/Gibson.

In the months ahead, SSG Gibson's home will begin to take form, but he needs your help to make this project a success and to bring our hero home! - VOLUNTEER your time and/or materials. Go to www.hfotusa.org/Gibson - MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION at www.hfotusa.org/donate

For more info contact Ken Bonnell at 937-644-2674 or Dale Bartow, Exec. Dir. Union Co. Vet. Svc Office 937-642-7956

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Life-Net Christian Fellowship Pastor Chris Livingston & his wife Tina just celebrated their 5th anniversay at Life-Net Christian Fellowship. Pastor Chris was one of the original 13 people, along with Pastor Mark Hackworth who founded Renewed Strength Church of Westville, Ohio. After attending only one church service at Life-Net, Chris Livingston was handed the keys to the church. At that time he didn't know what all God had in store for him - but he knew God was calling him and his wife to a special ministry. Chris became Pastor of Life Net Christian Fellowship in June 2009 specifically with a heart to do Stepping Stones Outreach. The church, which is the old Urbana skating rink consisted only of about 10 members - but it was becoming a place where people could come and feel welcome dispite their past. "I felt like God wanted us to be a Beacon of Hope" Chris said, and after only 2 years into

Heavenly Treats I would like to thank my friend Amy Holbert for sharing her Coconut Cake recipe with me & all of the readers’ of The Road to Damascus. I first tried this cake at a work pot luck. I never thought myself as being a big coconut eater until I tried this cake. I was being polite and tried a small piece, but I was quick to go back for seconds. This time a much larger piece. I was even happier to learn this is an easy recipe to make. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Coconut Cake 1 white cake mix Use 9x13 inch backing pan 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk 1 15oz can Real Cream of Coconut (Coco Lopez) 1 large container of Cool Whip 1 bag Sweetened shredded Coconut Prepare white cake mix (prepare according to directions on the box/ be sure to use eggwhites only)Use9x13 inch backing pan. After taking baked cake out of oven, poke holes all over cake using knife and pour can of sweetened condensed milk all over cake. Now put in fridge for 15-20 minutes to cool. Then pour can of Real Cream of Coconut over cake. Put back in the fridge. When completely cooled Spread top of cake with entire container of Cool Whip and top with sweetened coconut. Place in fridge until ready to serve. The longer it is chilled the better it sets up. Enjoy! Once again, I hope you and your family enjoy this sweet treat. I look forward to sharing with you next month another new recipe for your friends and family to enjoy. I would also like to share some of your favorite recipes with the community. Please send me some of your favorites to be shared with our readers. Email recipes to: [email protected]

Ms. Dionna Your "Faithful" Culinarian

the ministry he and his wife moved from St. Paris to Urbana to be more connected to the City of Urbana. Pastor Chris shares that their intentions were to be a place where you can come and feel like you're safe and you fit in - regardless of your situation or struggle. He says it's like they're the Misfits from Toyland - "if you feel like you don't fit in anywhere, we're a place where you can come as you are and fit in perfectly here at Life-Net Christian Fellowship. "Through Stepping Stones Outreach we are service driven all the way" Pastor says, we want to be the way Paul describes it in the Bible - "...be all things to all men". "If they need help putting together a resume or filling out paperwork, we help them" Chris said, "Not only can they can come and get their physical needs met, but we also teach life skills classes". "This is a place where they can come and learn something and have the confidence & encouragement to go do whatever it is they choose to do. Through their food pantry they feed 1500 people a month - and out of that service ministry we have people who had never stepped foot into a church before, now attending church regularly. Pastor Chris said that 5 years have gone by so fast, they now average anywhere from 75-100 people on Sundays. He talked about how they take what's in the Bible and try to make it applicable to today's struggles. "We are a come as you are, keep it simple, non-denominational church" Pastor says. "We truly want to make a difference in the community and it's going to take all of us coming together as churches to do what God has called us to do". "There's too many things we can accomplish together instead of working separately all the time". Their Stepping Stones is a gap ministry that works with all of the agencies in Champaign County to provide services to help people maneuver through the Programs that's available to them in Champaign Co. Through Stepping Stones they offer a variety of life skills classes from budgeting, parenting & making the right choices, even goal setting. They've also partnered with other churches to offer archery, smart grocery shopping, the dangers of buy here-pay here and payday loans - basic life skills. These classes are available free of charge to anyone who wants to come and take a class. Pastor Chris says they are always looking for people to come and teach classes. "Just come teach whatever your passion is", he says. Pastor Chris also shares how Justin & Lechelle Raines have been a blessing to their Youth Ministry. Through their leadership they are able to attract kids who typically never attend church from all around Champaign County with a focus on service projects. They also offer an array of other activities such as paint ball, boys night out, girls night out, over-night spiritual walks and now building a wiffle ball field. They strive to teach kids the basics of the Bible. Once a month Life-Net Christian Fellowship host a community breakfast at the church. People from other area churches come help and cook and it's a free to the community. Pastor Chris says as Christians we should be able to come together and just have fun. With a passion for ministering to those incarcerated, Life-Net has a weekly Jail ministry. Pastor Chris talks about how his laid back approach makes him relatable. "When I visit Tri-County they see me in shorts and a T-shirt & then they come to church & see me dressed the same way". Pastor Chris is a member of the Champaign County Ministerial Assoc. and his hobbies include umpiring baseball & softball.

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"The Young and the Righteous" Hoffman Pool, Bellefontaine Ohio

Saturday, June 21st, Shine FM held their first of three admission free Summer Splash pool party at the Hoffman pool in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Shine FM is partnering with Easton Water giving kids the opportunity to hear good positive music - and through the music they hear the word of God. Photo & Story by Deborah E. Evans

Night of Worship with Bluetree

Lights of Day

Bluetree

On June 19th, Pastor Chris Thornburg of Reality Outreach Church (The ROC) in Bellefontaine, Ohio hosted "A Night of Worship with Bluetree and Lights of Day. The church was packed with families and kids who came ready to give God praise. As the night unfolded kids and adults sang, danced and lifted their hands toward the Heavens.

Community Fun & Entertainment - June 21, 2014. Matthew Brown introduces local talents as he blends poetry & music for a night of fun & entertainment for the whole family at the Coffee Depot.

Wright's Bikes - STRIDER Race Series, Urbana Ohio

The Spotted Cow Coffeehouse ...Continued from Pg. 2 At age 22, Bobbi Custer is fulfilling her dream and vision to create a workplace opportunity so her brothers and others who have special needs can gain knowledge & become champions within the community.

abilities adds a unique sweetness to every cup.

Through service, adults with special needs will learn to own their job. Our associates will Bobbi Custer, CEO master the ability to We take pride in the ability to foster daily opportunity. Custer says they We strive to present focus on 3 things: a dream job with a Quality, Service focus on the & Opportunity. prosperity of our "Our guests lives as a whole, and deserve nothing not just a paycheck. less than quality. We strive to extend As associates gain serve guests of the this opportunity confidence in serving, they coffeehouse while beyond our house as will also learn to present building interpersonal well. We encompass our moolevous product in a skills, self-worth, and our coffee beans and merited manner. The goal self-esteem. Our dairy cream to our is to enrich workers' lives perspective--as we community, because by empowering them to facilitate our growth as serving you is learn about coffee origins, individuals, we will opportunity for all. products, and how it is construct a positive At SCC we are all prepared. As a result, our synergy to extend to our victors, not victims. knowledge, skills, and guests & our community. Let's seize the day.

We are proud to highlight Youth in the community who have chosen Discipleship

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EVENTS OF INTEREST FOR CHRISTIAN FAMILIES, SINGLES & YOUTHS - FREE LISTINGS

JULY 2014 Calendar of Events Sun - Thurs July 6 - 10 Lawrenceville Church of God Vacation Bible School 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.* 3131 Fox Hollow Rd. * Springfield "The SonWest Roundup" For more information email us at: [email protected]

Sun - Thurs, July 13 - 17 Vacation Bible School Urbana United Methodist 6p.m.- 8:15 p.m. * 238 N. Main St. Urbana UUMC invites children of Champaign Co. area - preschool - 5th grade to VBS. The theme is "Weird Animals: Where Jesus' Love is One of a kind!" Children will learn five Bible points about how Jesus' Love is one of a kind. Zoo Crews (small groups of up to five children & a leader) will visit activity stations that reinforce the daily points. Contact Kaycee Daniels at [email protected]

3rd Saturday of Each Month Free Community Pancake & Sausage Breakfast 8a.m.- 11a.m. * at St. Paris Municipal Building Sponsored by the St. Paris 1st Church of God For more info contact St. Paris Church of God 937-663-4441 or [email protected]

June 24 - Aug 15 Summer Bible Reading www.shinefmohio.com Dive into summer with 101 Chapters from God's word. It'll refresh & cool your soul on these hot days & rev-up your walk with the Lord! We'll cover 101 chapters of the New Testament, all from the writings of Paul. So take the plunge and register today. We will send you updates as well as incentives (prizes,etc.) when you've reached certain milestones! Print out the scheduld from the website & be refreshed with God's word.

Fridays, July 4,11 & 25 Wright's Bikes - STRIDER Race 5pm - 6pm. Race at 6:00 p.m. 690 N. Main St., Urbana Ohio Wright's Bikes STRIDER Race Series is STRIDER Racing for 18 month to 10 year old racing on STRIDER Bikes. A two wheeled Balance Bike. We race every other Friday evening. Registration is at 5pm and racing starts at 6pm. This is fun for the whole family. Race fee is $5. Web site with schedule: www.wrightsbikesstriderraceseries.com Trophies for 1st - 3rd places & ribbons - 8th

Mon - Fri, July 14 - 18 St. Paris Community VBS Sacred Heart Catholic Church and First Church of God 6p.m.- 8:30 p.m. * 100 Block of East Walnut St. Sponsored by the Federation of Churches For more info contact St. Paris Church of God 937-663-4441 or [email protected]

Saturday, July 19 Vacation Bible School, Lock-in! 1 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church 1013 East Lawn Ave * Urbana Vacation Bible School, Lock-in! - "Journey with Jesus" A 24 hour adventure exploring God's love in our daily journey. July 19th 1p - July 20th worship service at 10a. Messiah Lutheran Church 1013 E. Lawn Ave. Urbana. Registration information at www.messiahurbana.info Youth will need to bring swimsuit and towel for water fun! Contact Danielle Swendal at [email protected] with questions or call church office (937) 653-4110.

Mon - Thurs, July 28 - 31 Bethel Soccer Camp

Mon-Fri, July 7-11 Vacation Bible School Northridge United Methodist Church Start Time 6 p.m. 4610 Derr Rd., Springfield NUMC invites children pre-school - 5th grade to VBS. The theme is "International Spy Academy" where your children gain an understanding of the One True God of the Bible. Contact Sheryl Jones 937-399-1909 or [email protected]

Mon - Fri, July 14 - 18 "Weird Animals" West Liberty United VBS 6:00 P.m. - 8:30 P.m. at The West Liberty United Methodist Church & United Presbyterian Churches 202 West Newell St., West Liberty This years theme is "Weird Animals"Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-kind". All children age 3 (potty trained unless a parent stays) thru 6th grade are welcome. Register at https://www.groupvbspro.com/vbs /ez/westlibertyunitedvbs

More July Youth Events First Baptist Church - Urbana Youth Summer Schedule July 1 - Scavenger Hunt w/ RS (3p - 5p, Free) July 8 - Tube Mad River (1p - 5p, Cost $8)

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. * Lion's Park * West Liberty For all athletes grades K - 5 (2014-2015 school year) Fill out a registration form from our website at bethelchurchwl.org or call 937-465-4587. Registration is $50 and must be paid in full by July 7, 2014. Checks should be made out to Bethel Mennonite Church and designated for "Soccer Camp". Each participant will receive a fair trade ball and camp t-shirt. late registrants may be accepted; however, there is no guarantee of a camp ball and/or t-shirt.

He said unto them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation..."

July 15 - Hiking (1p - 4p, Cost $5) July 22 - SkyZone Trampoline Park waiver required (1p - 5p, Cost $15) July 29 - Second Harvest Food Bank (1p - 5p, Free)

Mark 16:15