Friday, April 24, 2009

Praise The Lord!!!

When Kim and I first signed up to participate in the Salem Pregnancy Center's Walk for Life we set a goal to raise $500.00. As of today we have raised $965.00, which is just $35.00 short of doubling our original goal.

We could never adequately express our appreciation to those who have responded in support of "TEAM CLAIRE." You are truly making our celebration of Claire's 2nd birthday on April 25 an even more special occasion. It is great to know that with the help of family and friends we are helping birth mothers just like Claire's birth mother.

If anyone would still like to sponsor us, please email me (kwharris@bellsouth.net) your name, complete address and the amount you wish to donate ($10, $20, $30, $50, $100 or any other amount). SPCC will bill you after the event.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thanks For Your Support!!!

I want to thank everyone who responded in support of "TEAM CLAIRE" to help us celebrate the birthday of my daughter, Claire, as she turns 2 on April 25. As of this morning we have $775.00 in commitments.

As I have shared several of our family and friends will be celebrating her birthday by participating in Salem Pregnancy Center’s Walk for Life as “TEAM CLAIRE.” SPCC provided counseling for Claire’s birthmother. If you would like to sponsor us, please email me your name, complete address and the amount you wish to donate ($10, $20, $30, $50, $100 or any other amount). SPCC will bill you after the event.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sponsor Team Claire

My daughter, Claire, will turn 2 on April 25 and our family will be celebrating her birthday by participating in Salem Pregnancy Center’s Walk for Life as “TEAM CLAIRE.” SPCC provided counseling for Claire’s birthmother. If you would like to sponsor us, please email me your name, complete address and the amount you wish to donate ($10, $20, $30, $50, $100 or any other amount). SPCC will bill you after the event.

Can You Believe It?


This is Claire's 1st birthday picture. It seems like only a few months ago that we celebrated this milestone. It is impossible to believe that Saturday will be her 2nd birthday.

I have been a blessed man throughout these soon to be 45 years. God has been so good to me. Two of my greatest blessings God has given me are my wonderful wife and daughter. They have brought so much joy to my life.

Kim and I have shared over 15 years together and every year gets better. I hope the Lord gives us many more years to enjoy this life together. She is my best friend, a wonderful wife and faithful co-laborer in the work of God.

Claire came into our home when she was just 10 days old and since that day our lives have never been the same. I could have never imagined how wonderful it would be to be her father. She brings such joy to my life. One of the many things I enjoy is hearing her sing and she loves to sing. One of my favorite childhood songs is "Jesus wants me for a sunbeam to shine for him each day." Claire loves this song as well and sings it often. Little does she know that every day she is a sunbeam for Jesus in my life. I only hope and pray that I can be a sunbeam for Jesus in her life. While it is only natural for me to want her to love me it is more important to me that she loves Jesus more. By God's grace and with the help of His Holy Spirit I desire to be that sunbeams that encourages her to love God with all her heart, soul and might.

Today we will be begin to celebrate Claire's 2nd birthday week. In reality it seems like everyday since she became our daughter has been a celebration!

Congratulations Nathan!


Congratulations to Nathan Page, a member of Union Grove Baptist Church and 9th Grade student at Union Grove Christian School, for placing 3rd in the American Association of Christian Schools National Fine Arts Preaching Competition. This event was held last week at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. There were 17 participants in this category from across the nation who advanced from their state competitions. Nathan preached an expository sermon.

It is a privilege to serve as Nathan's pastor. It is a blessing to observe his love for the Lord and his testimony for the Lord. Please pray for him as he seeks the Lord's will for his life. I am proud of him and all our church and school youth who love and serve the Lord!

From The Pastor's Heart - Sunday, April 19, 2008

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Victory Banquet - Friday, May 1st @ 7:00 PM - Gym
This is a church-wide event for teens and adults who are members, regular attenders, visitors, or friends of Union Grove Baptist Church. We will be distributing the Faith In Action Brochure, explaining in further detail how everyone can put their faith into action, and Dr. David Wood will be preaching.

Purchase Your Tickets Today!
The tickets for the banquet are $1.00 per person and can be purchased after each service and the Bible Fellowship Hour. Tables are located at the front steps of the sanctuary and in the breezeway. Tickets will be available through Wednesday, April 30th, but if you would, please purchase your tickets today.

Invite Your Family & Friends
You can also purchase tickets for family and friends to attend the banquet. When you purchase a ticket for a guest you will be given an invitation to give to them. Please see Lori Beard if you have any questions.

Victory Banquet Free Childcare will be provided for Infants - 6th Grade
When you purchase your tickets please let them know if you have children that will need childcare.

Victory Banquet Table Host and/or Hostess Needed
If you as an individual or couple would be willing to host a table at the Victory Banquet, please plan to meet tonight for a few minutes in the Hospitality Room following the Evening Service. The responsibilities you will have are not demanding and will be fully explained. We will need possibly as many as 50 volunteers. If you cannot attend the meeting tonight, please contact Sonya Holt at swholt@bellsouth.net or 764-2103, Ext. 301.

Victory Sunday - Sunday, May 3rd
Dr. David Wood will be preaching during the 8:45 am, 11:00 am and 6:00 pm services. This will be an exciting day as we celebrate what God has done and what He has in store for our church family. Invite your family and friends to worship with us.

Faith in Action Commitments
“Not Equal Giving but Equal Sacrifice”

As you are determining your commitment to the FIA it is important to understand that you can give a one time gift and/or a gift over a three year period above your regular tithes and offerings. Please use these helpful guidelines as you determine your gift.

Pray — prepare your heart to respond to God’s call to action. Ask Him what He would have you to give, and be willing to be led by the Holy Spirit.

Leave Room For Faith — Trust God to provide what He wants you to give. Expect the unbelievable.

Give Joyfully & Sacrificially — Scripture teaches us to be cheerful givers. There is absolutely no limit to what God will do if we commit ourselves to sacrificial giving.

Thank You
Thanks to all the volunteers that helped with the men’s and the ladies’ breakfast meeting. Your willing and joyful service is greatly appreciated. I would also like to thank those who attended the breakfast meetings. It was a blessing to be able to spend this time of fellowship and vision casting with you.

Congratulations
Congratulations to Nathan Page, a member of UGBC and student at UGCS, for placing 3rd in the American Association of Christian Schools National Fine Arts Preaching Competition. This event was held this week at Bob Jones University. There were 16 participants in this category from across the nation. I also want to thank Mrs. Corbett for her excellent leadership of our UGCS Sr. High Fine Arts.

Congregational Health Ministry
Wanted: If you have any health or wellness related books that are new to 5 years old, in good condition, that you would like to donate, please see Wendy Greenleaf. Our goal is to have a health resource section in the downstairs library for members of the church. Wendy will be collecting over the next 2 months. If you have any questions, you may her at 731-2097.

You are loved,
Pastor Ken