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

Road to Damascus The

Publication

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

Volume 1, Issue 7

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Champaign, Clark & Logan Counties

OCTOBER, 2014 FREE

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Pastor Michael Freeman Words From The Pastor

Faith In Christ Is Seeing Walking by faith is often equated to a blind journey without perception or understanding; lacking insight for destinations or outcomes. Yet as Believers we are constantly reminded throughout the new testament that the just "shall" live by faith. Hebrews 11:1 says, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence or proving mechanism of the existence of things that are not detected by our human senses. One of the most difficult things to do when we find ourselves in the midst of trials and difficult moments, is to solely rely on that which we cannot detect with our physical senses. It's hard for me to believe in a favorable outcome when my sight shows me a depleted bank account at the ATM machine.

Jerusalem Second Baptist Church 1036 South High St., Urbana OH (937) 653-8171

Service Times Sun: 11 a.m. Wed: 6:30 p.m.

It's a bit more difficult for me to trust when all I hear is negativity and false hopes. The word substance is the greek word hoop-os'-tas-is, and has the idea of the setting underneath of a support or foundation to provide a resting place. Trusting in Christ and His work at the cross is the foundation of our hope. Remember faith alone doesn't mean much. But when our faith in Jesus Christ becomes the foundation for our hope, it will lead and guide us to a successful end. My friends, no matter how dark your day gets or how troubled life becomes, keep trusting in the Lord. For faith in Christ is seeing. by Pastor Michael Freeman

Calling All Writers - Student Writers - Community Members - Church Members - You We are looking for students who have a knack for writing. This is your shot to have your work published in one of our upcoming publications. Whether you're a student or member of a local church or community we would love to hear your story. If you know of someone helping others through ministry or community outreach we want to celebrate them and feature their story in one of our upcoming publications. Go to: www.theroad2damascus.com to submit your story.

Inside this Edition… - Jerusalem Second Baptist Church (Urbana, OH) – Pg. 1 & 2 - Lutheran Community Services, Logan County – Pg. 2 - Housing Services Alliance (Bellefontaine, OH) – Pg. 3

- Light the Way Christian Counseling Center – Pg. 5 - The Young & The Righteous – Pg. 6 (Area Concerts) - 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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Fellowship (intense expository midweek bible study), Mission and Education, (benevolent ministry), Women's Ministry, & Childrens Ministry. And slated to launch this upcoming year 2015 is Girls to Greatness, Boys To Men, and a radio moments of meditation message entitle "Keep The Faith" where Sr. Pastor Michael Freeman will provide short but powerful messages of encouragement.

Jerusalem Second Baptist Church Jerusalem Second Baptist Church has been a part of the Urbana Church community for over 160 years. “We plan on continuing that legacy and stand boldly on the shoulders of the tradition that has been established”, Pastor Freeman says. “Although we embrace this tradition, we are yet striving to reach farther and sustain and broaden our horizons to meet the "right now" needs of those whose path we cross. We have established new ministries over the past 3 years that will help carry us into the newness of what God has assigned for us to do”. Jerusalem Second Baptist Church (also known in the community as J2BC) strongly believes in ministering to the whole person by providing outlets that touch every aspect of life.

Freeman shares how they are building a winning team based on biblical principles and the call for the church to be both the salt and the light to all races, colors and ethnic cultures. Jerusalem Second Baptist Church 1036 S. High St., Urbana, Ohio

They have developed such ministries as The Kings Men, Basket of Smiles, Morning Joy (coffee pastry ministry) Midweek Word

Service times: Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Wednesdays Midweek Fellowship @ 6:30 p.m. Saturday Morning Prayer Hour 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Church Office: (937) 653-8171 and Facebook.

Lutheran Community Service of Logan County “Proclaiming God's love to all people through word, service and action.” The Lutheran Community Services, (LSC) is home of many services. The LSC has five different programs to help service Logan County. The Lutheran Thrift store, Food Pantry, Our Daily Bread of Bellefontaine, Loving Hands Adult Day Care and the Annual Christmas Basket Program. Kimberly Collum, LSC Executive Director, said, “We are not a part of the Lutheran church, we are our own entity and we are a non-profit tax exempt organization. We rely on grants, United Way and we are very much funded by local donations.” The programs of LSC were started by residents who saw a need in the community and wanted to make a difference. The members of the Board of Trustees are residents of Logan County and are aware of the many issues residents of Logan County face. Collum said, “The most recognized need is the Daily Bread, this is a free meal program that is offered to all who come through the door. No questions asked. Nothing will be asked of them. They are to be respected and served. It is a hot nutritious meal that runs five days a week until this December. Then it will go back to three days a week in January. This year we received enough funds to feed five days a week because of a grant and Zimmerman Realty.” With the ever-increasing needs of the community, these needs are needed more than ever. The LSC has had an increase of 875 meals from 2013 to 2014. In August LSC served 3,260 and in July served 3,911. “We see every dynamic coming through those doors from families, to children who just come in to eat or people who have been alone all day long and just want companionship.” Collum says.

“We ask all who volunteer to come in with a servants heart, you will come out with so much more. We show them the love that we have for God, by sharing ourselves, our time, a little piece of respect and we don't push God on them. We just love them.” The Lutheran Thrift Store provides a place where people can purchase slightly used clothing at little cost. Hygiene, household and food items are all sold at a reduced price. The LSC Food Pantry works with many of the social service agencies of Logan County. A single person or a family can visit the food pantry once a month and receive enough food for three meals for three days. Collum said, “We have clients fill out a form that is verified through LSC. If we have a client in need of food, clothing, or household items we have a voucher system to help these individuals. We need to know if they are getting help from other sources like food stamps. We would rather employ then enable and give them instruments to help them. By getting them in the system they can make their lives better and their caseworker can help them find things that we can't.” The LSC sponsors an annual Christmas Basket Program to help make the holiday season a little bit brighter for those less fortunate. Applications are available in September at Our Daily Bread. Those who qualify receive a food basket/or toy basket. “Eligibility is for Logan County residents who are 200% of the poverty level – which includes a lot of the working poor. We know this time of the year can be such a burden because of the money spent and we want to make it easier for them. All applicants are reviewed and verified,” Collum said.

by Pastor Micheal Freeman

She shared how applicants will not only receive canned goods, but also a ham – these hams cost about $67 each. She said it all depends on how much donations they have to work with. “It's because of the donations and the county pulling together that makes this program a success. We couldn't do this if we didn't have the support of the county,” Collum says. Last year the LSC Christmas Basket program dealt with over 600 applications. The program were fortunate enough to give children under the age of 12 a gift with each basket. Last year they served 487 children ages 0-10; 197 children ages 11-18; 728 adults ages 19 – 64 and 136 adults 65 and up. “We are all in this together” she says, “if we can't help someone in need why are we here? Our prices stay low in the thrift store. Anyone can walk through those doors. Everything that you donate here stays in Logan County.” The financial challenges are consistent for LSC. Food is more expensive, gas for the pick services, utility costs and the overall cost of living. The donations to the Thrift Store helps provide food for the hungry and crisis child care for those without resources. The donation to the Thrift Store supports all of the programs. For more information contact Kimberly Collum @ (937) 592-9914 or [email protected] The LSC is located at 223 Oakland Square, Bellefontaine meals are served M – F; 4:30 – 6:00 pm.

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For the Best Advertisement Options Email Us at: [email protected] Or Call Us (937) 772-9015 “Housing Services Alliance (HSA) was formed in 2003 mainly to provide housing services” says Robert Bender, Executive Director of HSA. They have four pillars: Supportive Services, Community Development, Property Management and Homeownership. They provide safe decent housing that works within the community. Although they are not a faith based organization, they make their decisions based on faith.

Housing Services Alliance, Bellefontaine Ohio

Under their Supportive Services program they have 36 apartment complexes in 6 different states where they provide a variety of services for their tenants. Those services can be anything from getting local organizations to come in and give presentations, such as having the local Fire Department come in and talk about fire safety. Or the Red Cross to talk about the importance of CPR. Even working with the local Police where they come in and the kids meet them and another in Baltimore, Maryland. and their police dogs. In the third area they is Property Management. Currently they They coordinate actives all the have 4 apartments in Ohio that they manage and are about to break way down to helping tenants who ground on the fifth in Bellefontaine for persons with disabilities. need food and transportation. They The location will come with rent subsidies where tenants will pay even help with finding a new rent that is 30% of their income. doctor and paying rent. Although HSA does not provide assistance The fourth area is Home Ownership through new construction of directly, they connect them with their single family homes. All of their homes are built brand new the appropriate agency and walk and are sold to USDA qualified buyers. It’s a no money down loan them through the process. and the loans are usually 33 or 38 years. In the next few weeks HSA is getting ready to break ground on seven new homes in Under the Community Logan County. These homes will all have 3 bedrooms, 2 baths Development program they also with 2 car garages. The sizes range from 1300 to 1600 square build affordable housing feet. A family of 4 in Logan County can make up to $44,800 to communities. Mainly with USDA qualify for one of their houses. and Tax Credit financing. The apartment rent is affordable. They HSA also built an eleven unit apartment complex for seniors in currently have 46 different Bellefontaine but they say the need for Senior Housing in Logan apartments in 6 states where County is tremendous. Robert tells us that in Logan County alone (HSA) is involved in ownership there are 8 or 9 subsidized senior housing projects and they all and development of those projects. have waiting lists that are well over a year before you can get in. They are currently building two In one apartment complex there are 11 people on the waiting list. right now. One in Greene, Ohio Robert says with that many people on the list he doesn’t know

when those people will get into an apartment. Last year an agency tried to get senior housing in Bellefontaine but is was voted down by city council. In Logan Co. they can build up to $160K house. HSA is privately funded by their own efforts. But they are looking at creating some educational components such as home buyer education, credit counseling and maybe even in-home healthcare. But since they are a 501C, they do and are eligible to receive donations. To continue to grow and provide housing opportunities they must look at how fund raising can help with providing additional capital. If you know someone under $44,800 income and they just can’t get the down payment to buy a house - Housing Services Alliance may be able to help. They will walk them through the process and if they qualify ultimately build them a house. They currently have a total agency staff of 13. In the Bellefontaine office there are 2 full time and 2 part time employees. And 6 board member, 3 in Baltimore, 1 in Philadelphia and 2 in Columbus. For more info or if you would like HSA to come speak at your church, visit their website at: http://www.housingservicesalliance.com

or contact their Bellefontaine office at 937-651-1100. by Pat Bass

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For the Best Advertisement Options Email Us at: [email protected] Or Call Us (937) 772-9015 Light The Way Christian Counseling Center The vision of Light the Way Christian Counseling Center is to shine the light of God's love into the darkness of the world. The ministry is a part of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. The mission of the center is to offer Christian-based professional counseling that empowers growth within the individual; his or her relationship with family, friends and community; and in his or her relationship with God. Brenda Sanford, Director/Therapist at Light the Way Christian Counseling Center said, “We all have a professional degrees in counseling or clinical social work. We all are strong Christians. So the counseling center gives us the opportunity to offer professional counseling with a Spiritual emphasis. I tell my client God can do more for them then I can.” The center is a professional counseling service built upon Christian principles. It is open to Christians of all denominations and all levels of faith. It is also open to those who are not currently followers of Jesus Christ, but who are possibly curious about the love and grace they have heard about through God and Christ. She said, “It was a God thing on how this started. I was pretty confident God wanted me to do counseling. But never felt the call to apply to any of the secular agencies in town. In talking to another parent at a basketball game my daughter was playing in, she began telling me about the Christian counseling she was taking. I knew at that moment, that's definitely what I was supposed to do. It just felt like a God moment. We have now been around for 12 and half years.”

Heavenly Treats It is the time of year to start preparing for the holidays. I know don’t gasp, but Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I would like to share with you my favorites cut out sugar cookie recipe. I pull out all my cookie cutters this month. I start with my pumpkin shapes in the fall, and I don’t put this recipe away until the last heart has been eaten on Valentine’s Day. These cookie are tasty with icing or sprinkled with sugar. This recipe makes about 4 dozen cookies depending on the size of your cookies.

Sugar Cookies 1 1/2 cups butter (3 sticks), softened 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until well combined. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely. Ice with your favorite icing 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

Each person is asked to participate in a brief discussion with their counselor regarding their beliefs and level of spirituality. This enables the counselor to better serve the client in this important area.

Angelia Parsons, MSW, LSW: Angelia has a Master's Degree in Social Work/Counseling with specialties in family relationships and child behavior issues. Angelia is married with two sons.

Brenda said, “So much of what we do is Spirit lead, sometimes things come out of our mouths that we don't think we said that the Spirit inspired us to say. Our ultimate vision is to continue to grow and meet the needs of the community, the bigger the need the bigger we need to be.”

Bill Gingerich, LISW: Bill has a Master's Degree in Social Work with experience in crisis intervention and substance abuse issues. Bill is married and has two sons

The Center at this time offers counseling based on the expertise of the counselors currently on staff. The services offered are for individual adults, children of all ages, marital counseling, and family counseling. She said their only challenge is are getting people in as promptly as we would like.

Trisha Goens, LPC: Trisha completed her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and completed her internship at Light the Way. She has worked with individuals, families and children as well as inmates at the Logan County Jail. Trisha works part time at the Kenton office.

Insurance is accepted when available. A sliding fee schedule is used to determine fees when insurance is not available. Medicaid is not approved yet. They offer a written covenant agreement with the clients when insurance is not available or will not pay a significant portion of the cost.

Areas not currently being served are extensive substance abuse, psychological testing and prescriptions for medications. If these are identified during the course of counseling the counselor and the client will determine the most appropriate care available in the community. Support will be given through the transaction to those services needed.

It is the centers intention of offer quality Christian care in all financial situations. As a ministry of the First Christian Church, the center does receive some donations from the church and individuals, but the majority of their operation income comes from the clients served. Ultimately God always provides the finances they need.

All staff members are licensed and all counseling is confidential. Licensed counselors are required by law to report any suspected incidents of child or elder abuse or neglect (past or present) and to report any suicidal or homicidal intention that is believed to be real. In an emergency situation, contact the Crisis Hotline for Logan County at 1-800-224-0422 or 911.

The members include: Brenda Sanford, LISW: Brenda has a Master's Degree in Social Work/mental Health with specialties in family relationships, child behavior issues and co-dependency. Brenda is married with two daughters.

For more info contact the Bellefontaine office (937) 593-9600; or the Kenton office (419) 679-8875 or email at www.fccbellefontaine.org. Mon. & Fri. 8am – 5pm; Tues. & Wed. 8am – 9pm & Wed. 4pm – 9pm. by Deborah E. Evans

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"The Young and the Righteous" On Sept. 13th Matt Brown introduces the Israel Brown Project to patorns of the Coffee Depot in Urbana. Several local artists bring poetry and song for a night of praise and fellowship.

On 9/14/14 Third Day performs at Bellefontaine High School. Photos by Katie Malick with Kay Em Photography

Bontrager Family Singers perform a concert at River of Life Christian Center, Urbana

photo courtesy of Marmon Valley Ministires

On Sept. 27th Emmanuel Christian Academy celebrates their Annual Fall FunFest. Hundreds of students enrolled at the academy and others from the community enjoy a fantastic day of fun, food, fellowship and festivities.

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

OCTOBER 2014 Calendar of Events cont. Saturday, October 4

Sunday, October 5

Saturday, October 11

Blessing of the Animals

West Liberty CROP Walk

Safe Harbor Prayer Walk & Stop Traffic(king) Day

10:30 a.m. - at Highlands United Church of Christ 1910 St. Paris Pike, * Springfield Highlands Church will hold a Blessing of the Animals in the shelter house on the rear lawn. Animals of all types may be brought for the blessing. They should be secured on leash or control of owner. For more info contact Jan Kushmaul at 937-206-1005 or [email protected]

Friday & Saturday, Oct 10 & 11 Art of Marriage Conference 7p.m.* at St. John's United Church of Christ 211 East Carrol St. Kenton Ohio The Art of Marriage is a unique day-and-a-half event that you've been looking for to recharge your marriage. (Friday night, Oct. 10th and Saturday, Oct. 11th 9:00-4:00) Watch a teaser video and register online at www.vowstokeep.com! Contact: David Sellars @ 860-531-8697 Contact E-mail: [email protected] - Cost $55

1 p.m. - Lions Park, E. St Rt 245 - West Liberty The For over 50 years, small communities have been raising awareness of local and global hunger. Church World Services helps communities put on CROP Walks to raise money for global and local agencies. On Sunday, October 5th at 1pm West Liberty will have their own CROP Walk to support sustainable farming overseas programs and the local food pantry West Liberty Cares. The walk will start at Lions Park, head West through town, and come up the Adriel exit on Newell St. If you are interested in joining the walk, participants may register as individuals or as a team. You can register or donate online at www.cropwalk.org and find our Walk! CROP Walks are nationwide events and have had great success partnering with already existing agencies working towards ending hunger. Check out their website for further information at www.cropwalk.org Contact Erin Dye for more info at 937-465-0010 or email at [email protected]

Sunday, October 12 Community Dinner Experience 1 p.m. - Pretty Prairie Farm of Todd & Jill Michael - 4440 Prairie Rd.* Urbana The Champaign County Local Food Council invites you to a change-of-pace Sunday dinner experience – a dinner of locally grown food, served at the Pretty Prairie Farm of Todd and Jill Michael, 4440 Prairie Rd, Urbana, in a barn that is on the National Register of Historic Places – Sunday, October 12 at 1 p.

3rd Saturday of Each Month Reservations may be made at the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, 107 N. Main St., 937-653-5764 by October 3. Reservations may also be made during the Champaign Locally Grown online farmers’ market order pickup, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays through October 2 at the Champaign Family YMCA, 191 Community Dr. Cost is $15 per person.

Free Community Pancake Breakfast 8a.m.- 11a.m. * at St. Paris Municipal Bldg. Sponsored by the St. Paris 1st Church of God For more info contact St. Paris Church of God 937-663-4441 or [email protected]

Friday, October 24 For All Souls

During the dinner six local farmers and entrepreneurs will talk and answer questions about the beginnings, growth and success of their food production businesses.

We want every participant in this event to experience and embody what it means to be a part of this movement - bringing justice and mercy in the fight against sex-trafficking and the traumas of substance abuse. These two compelling issues are often linked,and Drug and Sex Trafficking are two of the biggest “Goliaths” in our culture - specifically in the state of Ohio. Contact Amy Willmann at 9377175908 Or E-mail at [email protected] Cost $25 See Community calendar online for more details. www.theroad2damascus.com

Friday, October 24 "A Matter of Faith" Movie 7 p.m.* at Kenton 3 Theatre 221 West Franklin St., Kenton Ohio Our The Christian film of the fall release this October 24th at the Kenton 3 Theater in Kenton Ohio. go to www.kentonthreetheatre.com for show times and days see trailer at www.amatteroffaithmovie.com Buy vouchers in advance to invite friends and family members to see this movie. Vouchers are just $5 and can be purchased at The Bellefontaine First Church of God 1000 E. Brown also pick up a promotional poster for your church. Church office hours are 9am-4pm M-F call 937-592-2546

6:30 p.m.* at First Baptist Church, 638 North Fountain Ave. Springfield Ohio A Retreat for All Souls is a contemplative practices weekend with Carl McColman sponsored by First Baptist Church, Highlands United Church of Christ, and Christ Episcopal Church. Friday, sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Saturday, at 8:30 a.m. the weekend continues at First Baptist Church with a session titled Sacred Morning with the Saints. Sunday afternoon, sessions begin at 3:00 p.m. at Highlands United Church of Christ, 1910 St. Paris Pike with Learning from the Celts, Praying in Nature, and at Taize worship for Christian Unity at 5:00 p.m. Contact NancyFlinchbaugh at 937-206-0265 or email Jan Kushmaul at [email protected]

9 a.m. - Southgate Baptist Church 2111 S. Center Blvd., * Springfield

Thursday, October 30 Saturday, October 25 Fall Harvest Festival 12:30 p.m.* at Highland United Church of Christ 1910 St. Paris Pike, Springfield Ohio Children of all ages are invited to come to the Fall Harvest Festival at Highlands Church. There will be fun activities and crafts. Children can wear their favorite costumes and have their pictures taken. Hot dogs, chips, and beverages will be served. This event is open to the community. For more info contact Jan Kushmaul at 937-206-1005 or [email protected]

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

Trunk or Treat 6 p.m.* at Bellefontaine First Church of God 1000 Brown St., BellefontaineOhio Our Eighth Annual Trunk or Treat Community Outreach Event..This is a safe alternative for children and their families on Beggars night. This event runs from 6-8 pm and we have lots of candy, food, games and inflatables. If you have any questions you can also contact the church office at (937)592-5246

Mark 16:15