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CFBC Fraternity Update – Come out for a fun night of bowling – January 22, 2019 – 6 pm

Join the CFBC Fraternity for a night of bowling at Scores. 
Date: January 22, 2019
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Location: Scores Fun Center in Painesville, OH
Contact the church office for more details. 
All men are invited to join! 
Please sign up in the church foyer so we can reserve plenty of lanes! 

A Christmas Update from the Berg’s

Attached is our Christmas Praise and Prayer.  Thank you so much for your love and prayers. Wishing you a Christmas and New Year filled with the Majestic Wonder and Majesty of our Messiah and Savior!

Love in Messiah Jesus,

Jeff & Arlene

Download it here: 

From the Cogley’s

Please see the attached prayer letter from the Cogley’s:
Thank you for reading! 

A Prayer Request From the Kintner’s

Dear Praying Friends,

                Our prayer for you is that you are rejoicing in the Lord with Thanksgiving and Praise today. We serve a wonderful Savior who abundantly supplies with spiritual blessings each day. We celebrate Thanksgiving every day for His abundant provision and blessing. We joined 100+ people here in the Village Thanksgiving Day for a sumptuous dinner and testimonies of Thanksgiving to the Lord.


                The long awaited notice of our retirement is now approaching. The official date of our retirement is January 31, 2019. This is established protocol with Baptist Mid-Missions due to age factors. This is not a change of relationship, but rather change of status. BMM can continue to receive and receipt support through our account for our use. We can continue our present ministries as we are able as members of the BMM family.


                We are currently working with the administrator of Missionary Services at BMM to develop a support estimate for our retirement. When the process is complete, the Mission will send each of our donors an informational letter about our retirement. We are truly thankful for your continued support and patience as we transition to this new phase in our lives. Our ministry with EBI, and current ministries in the jail and prison will continue.


                Thank you for praying for Elaine. Since October 26th when she had the radio frequency ablation on her back she has not felt much improvement in her pain level. The doctor said it may take 4-6 weeks to feel the full affect. Four weeks have passed with no improvement, and she is to contact the doctor mid-December to report. Then we will see if the process is to be repeated or other treatment considered.


                Paul continues at the EBI office four days a week. The large project of counselling minibooks is completed for now, with plans to produce another eight books early next year. We are presently occupied with processing orders from a Christmas inventory reduction sale while working on development of more new products. Paul is making plans to attend a Hispanic Christian Counselling seminar in Indiana next February where our new materials will be featured.


                May the Lord richly bless you; and thank you again for your prayers and support for our ministry.


In His service,


Paul and Elaine

Christmas Program and Cookie Social

Please come and celebrate our Savior with us on Sunday, Dec. 9th at 5:30 pm. Following the Christmas program we will enjoy a cookie social. 
Children’s Program starts at 5:30 pm. 

Read Carolyn Renner’s letter here

Read an update from Carolyn Renner below: 
Please keep our missionaries in your prayers!

Third quarter update from the Dysert’s

Download the Dysert Prayer Newsletter below: 
Thank you! 

A note from Joy Spieth – October 2018

Please download a newsletter from Joy Spieth below! 
Thank you! 

An update from the Kintner’s

Dear Praying Friends,

                Living here in Maranatha Village is a great blessing, and a great experience in the power of prayer. Each morning, Monday through Friday, people meet in the fellowship hall for a time of prayer for missionaries they support, followed by a devotional from one of the residents. Wednesday night service is dedicated to prayer for residents of the village and family members as well as missionaries. There is a “prayer alert” e-mail system which communicates prayer requests and needs as they occur throughout each day. In a community of residents, age 55 to 100+, there are many needs, and many blessings. We love it here and many of the residents are involved in caregiving, ministry in the jail and prison, CEF classes in local schools, and many other ministries, including EBI. Check it out at or facebook and consider retiring here.

                The month of September has been very full for us, as we fulfilled the ministries mentioned in our last letter. Paul has worked at more manual tasks at EBI in production of the 24,000 minibooks on Counseling Issues. He works the stapler six or seven hours a day when available as well as corresponding with distributors. His trip to Memphis, TN October 19-22 went well as he ministered in a Hispanic church led by a BMM colleague whom he has known since his youth. Tomorrow, October 28thhe will be speaking at a Hispanic church in Seminole, Florida.

                Thank you for praying for Elaine. Yesterday, April 26h, we traveled to Orlando for her appointment for a “Radio Frequency Ablation” on her sciatica. She has been on strong pain medication for a few years, and the pain has increased. This procedure uses extreme heat to ablate, or alleviate the symptoms that signal the brain. It will take several days to see the results. Continue to pray for good results in reducing the pain.

                Elaine continues to visit the local jail twice each month. On Her last visit a lady accepted the Lord. It was also encouraging for her to see again the lady that trusted Christ on her previous visit, and how she had changed in many ways, and was studying her Bible. Elaine will also be teaching the Ladies’ Sunday School class next Sunday as the regular teacher will be absent. Paul is scheduled again this month for a morning devotional in the chapel, and preaching in the Prison November 18th.We are thankful for these opportunities.

                Thank you for your prayers and support which enable us to keep on serving the Lord here. May God richly bless your lives, as He has ours.

In His service,


Paul and Elaine Kintner

Prayer Update from the Vanek’s

Attached is our prayer update.  Thanks for your encouragement and your prayers on our behalf!
In Christ,
Michael, Sherri, Emily, and Benjamin Vanek

An Update from the Berg’s – Fall 2018

Download the Berg’s Prayer Letter below: 

Prayer Newsletter from the Cogley’s – July/August 2018

Download the Cogley’s Newsletter below for July/August 2018: 

Men’s Bible Study – Every Wednesday Starting @ 7 pm

The new Bible study for men started Wednesday, September 12 @ 7 pm.
It will be held on each Wednesday at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall. 
All men are welcome – this Bible study is open to any men who wish to attend. 
Contact the church office by calling 440-354-8994 for more information. 

Awana Clubs Kickoff Carnival – September 23, 2018

Our AWANA Clubs Kickoff Carnival is Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 5:30 – 7 pm. 
We hope you can join us. This event will be held in our church parking lot. 
Our regular AWANA Sunday evenings will begin on September 30, 2018 from 5:30-7 pm. 
Puggles – Ages 2 & 3
Cubbies – Preschool
Sparks – Grades K-2
Truth & Training – Grades 3-6
AWANA helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. 
Contact us at or 440-354-8994. 

Church Work Day – October 6, 2018

Please come and volunteer on a few projects at the church on Saturday, October 6, 2018. 
Please contact Trustee Doug Sabattis if you can attend. 
We hope you will be able to come and volunteer for a few hours!
Starts @ 8 am. 
Remember, many hands make light work! 

Coffee House – Saturday, Sept. 22 @ 7 pm

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Come out Saturday, September 22, 2018 @ 7 pm for our Coffee House. 
All are welcome. 
Please contact Angela Hytree if you would like to sing, play an instrument or present any other type of performing art for this “open mic” evening. 
There will be music, refreshments and fellowship! 
We hope to see you there! 

Backyard BBQ & Bonfire – September 14, 2018

All are welcome to end the summer with a backyard BBQ & Bonfire at Pastor Doug and Robin’s backyard on September 14th @ 6:30 PM. 
Please bring a side dish or dessert to share! 
Children are welcome! 
Please call the church office if you need directions or more details! 
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An update from our missionaries serving the Amdu tribe in Papua New Guinea, Bart and Emily Allen


To the leadership of our supporting churches,  

We are back in the States now, and after being here in our home area of Meadville, PA for a couple weeks, we are feeling somewhat settled.  We have come back from the field for a short time to rest and be refreshed before returning to the Amdu tribe for the push of Bible translation and lesson writing leading to presenting the Gospel next year.  Some of you have already contacted us, but we wanted to send this general email to be sure we have the proper email addresses for communication with each of you.  Let us know if there is another email address that we should use.  If you would prefer to contact us by phone, our number is (814) 573-7681.   We highly value the partnership of each of our supporting churches and we would love to be able to spend quality time with everyone, but because our time in the States will be shorter than a regular furlough, we are facing the reality that we might not be able to make it around to all of our supporting churches this time.  It’s hard for us to even mention this, but if any of you would be willing to forego a visit from us this time and wait until our next time home, please let us know.  We will talk with each of you individually about this as we communicate more with you.    We greatly appreciate your faithful partnership!    Your missionaries serving the Amdu tribe in Papua New Guinea, Bart and Emily Allen

PS – If you haven’t visited our blog in a while, click here to see a couple recent posts.


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