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from the d s/of Joe King If you go to church and don't .believe the preacher is talking to you, you are exactly the one he is talking to. rw,m Mt Pulaski li00m00e'g MondaY.Aug. 19,2013 5 1 50 "It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark Twain SMALLTOWN PAPERS INC 217 W COTA 12/31113..c SHELTON WA 98584-2263 Christian Church launching Bible Reading campaign Joining Thousands Nationwide participating in The Story Q "The Bible is central to our faith," said Mark Weber of Mount Pulaski Christian Church," but many people are intimidated by its scope and size. The Story gives us a way to journey from Genesis to Revelation in 31 weeks so everyone understands God's story and how their story intersects with it." The Bible is the best-Selling book in history, but how many people are actually reading it? A Gallup survey reports the average American household has four Bibles. However, research by Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (2008) found that only 16 percent of Americans read the Bible every day. Mount Pulaski Christian Church is hoping to reverse this trend, starting with its own congre- presents the word of God in an engaging format, reading like a novel. 'q want the people to real- ize the incredible love God has for them and how their story is found in His story," said Pastor Weber. The Story campaign is a unique program pro- riding 31 weeks of curriculum for children, teen and adult Sunday school to coincide with 31 weeks of corresponding sermons. When accom- panied by reading through the four age-related books (The Story, The Story for Kids. The Story for Children, and The Story for Little Ones), the entire church can be ,literally on the same page for 31 weeks. Mount Pulaski Christian Church plans to begin the experience on September 8. Mount Pulaski Christian Church would like to gation. Mark Weber believes that The Story, a invite youto-ex-perience The Story, Sunday ser- Zondervan best-seller, is the right tool to increas.e vices start at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Classes Biblical literacy, helping readers understand for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m. For more informa- God's story from Genesis to Revelation and how tion, call the church office at 792-5417 or visit their-own stories intersect with God's. Consist- the church website at mtpulaskicc.org. You may ing of 31 chapters of carefully-selected scriptures ". also befriend the church on facebook or get more sequenced in chronological order, The Story information at www.thestory.com. Got A Nomination? 2013 FALl: FESTIVAL GRAND- MARSHAL nominations are being 'taken by Community Pride. Ideas and nominations can be sent to: Darin Phillips / 402 N Marion / Mt Pulaski IL 62548. i You Could Win STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITIONS - Local 6th - 7th - 8th student could win VFW "Patriotic Pen" $5,000 Scholarship. Entry due by Nov. 1, 2013 (http://www.vfw.org/Community/Patriot-s- Pen/). Local 9 - 12th Student could win VFW "Voice of Democracy" $30,000 Scholarship Entry due by Nov. 1, 2013 (http://www. vfw.org/Community/voice-of-Democracy/). . Information - applications also at: wwwzntpulaskiil.com or Mt. Pulaski Library. SIU Med School Part of National Alzheimer's Disease Study Individuals who are diag- nosed with Alzheimer's disease who exhibit anger and aggres- sion may be eligible to par- ticipate in a national multi-site study of the drug ELND005 at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The drug is being evaluated for the treat- ment of agitation and aggres- sion in patients with moderate Alzheimer's disease. Volunteers must be between the ages of 50 and 85 and have been diagnosed with moderate to severe Ahheimer's disease: They must exhibit agitation and aggression at least once a week, and be on stable doses of symp- tomatic AD drugs. Participants of the trial are not charged for the tests and medications related to the study, which is sponsored by Elan Pharma. Anyone interested in par- ticipating in the study should contact Barbara Lokaitis at blokaitis@siumed.edu or call 217-545-9737 weekdays. Got An App For That NEW MOBILE APP (free) for Lincoln Art & Balloon Fes- tival puts all the information about the event in the palm of your hand anytime night or day. This free mobile app is designed to help guests to the festival maximize their experi= ence and time at the event. For more details on the mobile app or any other ques- tions regarding the Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival, contact the Lincoln/Logan County Cham- ber of Commerce at 217-735- 2385 or email at events@lin- colnillinois.com. School Starts Wednesda.y August 21 Times Photo Celebrate 25  Christmas on Vinegar Hill commemorative boxes are available at The Farmers Bank, IN-B, and Salt Creek Attic. Profits help sponsor the November event.