Evening course on Old Testament offered

Saturday, January 5, 2002

The Baptist Student Center at Southeast Missouri State University will offer an evening course, "Introduction to the Old Testament," from 7-9 p.m. beginning Jan. 14. The class will be offered each week through the spring semester. Students can enroll at the first class session.

The class is a study of the writings of the Old Testament, with attention to both context and content. There is no cost for people who wish to audit the course. College credit is available at $300 for three credit hours.

The textbook is "Mercer Dictionary of the Bible" and is available for $23 at the center. Call 335-6489 for information.

Healing priest to visit Perryville church

The Rev. Peter M. Rookey, known as a healing priest, will visit St. Vincent Catholic Church in Perryville, Mo., for a Mass and healing service at 7 p.m. Jan. 14.

For information, call the church at (573) 547-4591.

Single parent ministry seminar set Jan. 12

La Croix Church, a United Methodist congregation, will host a Single Parent Ministry Training seminar Jan. 12.

The seminar will be led by Brenda Armstrong of Crown Financial Ministries. She will speak about financial stewardship, how to effectively meet financial needs, what ministries can do to help and how to build an effective ministry to single parents. For information, call the church at 339-0302.

Prison fellowship to offer training class

Prison Fellowship will offer six hours of training for anyone interested in serving as a volunteer at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston, Mo.

The training will be offered from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 14-15 at Southside Baptist Church in Charleston.

Training sessions involve do's and don'ts for volunteers, tips on ministering to families and ex-offenders as well as those in prison. Programs offered include weekly Bible studies, quarterly discipleship seminars, marriage seminars and anger management and life skills classes.

A discipleship seminar will be held Jan. 26-27 at the correctional center. Attendance at the training is required for the discipleship seminar.

For information, call (800) 380-6249.

Revival Center needs new heating unit

The Revival Center in Jackson, Mo., is in need of donations to cover the cost of a new heating unit for the building. The unit and installation will cost $50,000, but a local contractor has agreed to charge only $20,000 for the work.

However, the center is in need of donations for the work. Contact Joyce Hungate at 204-8004 for information.

The Revival Center is a nonprofit corporation that offers housing assistance and a shelter for people who are temporarily homeless. The center also operates a community food pantry.

Mobile home donated to St. Vincent Church

A 3-bedroom mobile home has been donated to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church for a mother of seven to use. Project HOPE, a faith-based mentoring program for families making the transition from welfare to work, helped the woman connect with the church so that she might receive the new home.

The mobile home was moved from Glennon, Mo., to Marston, Mo., so that the family could be closer to relatives. The mother had been working with St. Vincent's Christian service outreach program and Project HOPE for two years to improve parenting skills, find a job and rebuild her life, said Denis Rigdon, director.

-- From staff reports

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