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What is Facebook?

This is the second in a series of “What Is …” (see also Website Tips for more of this series). You may have heard Pastor Tony use many Internet based terms in his sermons and had no idea as to what he was referring. This series is designed to help everyone understand these terms and their relevance to today’s world.


According to Wikipedia:

Facebook
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto
Facebook is a social networking website.
When launched on February 4, 2004, Facebook was restricted to students of Harvard, membership was subsequently expanded to all Ivy league schools (within two months), and many individual universities were added in rapid succession over the next year. Eventually anyone with a college or university(.edu) email address could join, and there was a separate network for high schools. Since September 11th, 2006 it has been made available to any email address[3]. Users can select to join one or more participating networks, such as a high school, place of employment, or geographic region.
As of July 2007, the website had the largest number of registered users among college-focused sites with over 30 million members worldwide (also from non-collegiate networks).[2] This makes Facebook the second most visited website on the World Wide Web. It is surpassed only by MySpace. In June 2007[3] it was ranked between top 10–20 web sites, and was the number one site for photos in the United States, ahead of public sites such as Flickr, with over 8.5 million photos uploaded daily.[4] It is also the seventh most visited site in the United States.[5]
The name of the site refers to the paper facebooks depicting members of the campus community that colleges and preparatory schools give to incoming students, faculty, and staff.

Please see Wikipedia for more information on Facebook.

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New Search Feature Added to Menus

We have added a new search feature to our menu system. This allows you to search for specific things across our website and blog. You can even choose to search across the entire internet. Whatever you search for will open in a new window (or tab if you use tabbed browsing).

We have standardized on using Google for this search feature. There may be a few days delay between when something is posted on our site or blog and when Google’s search technology finds it. So if you are searching for something and can not find it, please try again in a few days to give these massive search engines time to refresh themselves.

Can You See The Hand Of God In Your Home?

Pastor Tony continues his series on the Family and the Home with the latest installment based on Psalm 127 that can truly be boiled down to one hard question: can you see the hand of God in your home?

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What Is A Blog?

There may be many of you who do not know what a blog is or maybe you have heard the term, but really do not know what it is or what the big deal is. Here are a couple of definitions from two of the leading blog software providers: WordPress and Blogger.com.

WordPress:
What is a “blog”?
“Blog” is an abbreviated version of “weblog,” which is a term used to describe web sites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. A blog is a frequently updated, personal website featuring diary-type commentary and links to articles or other Web sites. Blogs range from the personal to the political, and can focus on one narrow subject or a whole range of subjects.
Many blogs focus on a particular topic, such as web design, politics, sports, or mobile technology. Some are more eclectic, presenting links to all manner of other sites. And others are more like personal journals, presenting the author’s daily life and thoughts.
Generally speaking (though there are exceptions), blogs tend to have a few things in common:

  • A main content area with articles listed chronologically, newest on top. Often, the articles are organized into categories.
  • An archive of older articles.
  • A way for people to leave comments about the articles.
  • A list of links to other related sites, sometimes called a “blogroll”.
  • One or more “feeds” like RSS, Atom or RDF files.

Some blogs may have additional features beyond these.


Blogger.com:
What is a blog?
A blog is a web page made up of usually short, frequently updated posts that are arranged chronologically — like a what’s new page or a journal. The content and purposes of blogs varies greatly — from links and commentary about other web sites, to news about a company/person/idea, to diaries, photos, poetry, mini-essays, project updates, even fiction.

Blog posts are like instant messages to the web.

Many blogs are personal, “what’s on my mind” type musings. Others are collaborative efforts based on a specific topic or area of mutual interest. Some blogs are for play. Some are for work. Some are both.

Blogs are also excellent team/department/company/family communication tools. They help small groups communicate in a way that is simpler and easier to follow than email or discussion forums. Use a private blog on an intranet to allow team members to post related links, files, quotes, or commentary. Set up a family blog where relatives can share personal news. A blog can help keep everyone in the loop, promote cohesiveness and group culture, and provide an informal “voice” of a project or department to outsiders.

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July MM Newsletter

        Men,

        Men’s Ministry aims to help men to be godly agents of influence and encourage them as they strive to be the spiritual leaders in their families. We are currently building a base of active men through regular involvement in a variety of focused activities. Times of Prayer, Bible Study, Service, Special Events, and Small Groups are all planned with the expectation that relationships will form that will help men to become stronger disciples of Jesus Christ.

        If you made improving your Service to Others a priority for 2007, grab a buddy and …

        – Consider helping prepare breakfast for this Saturday’s Men’s meeting and delivering food to needy folks in the LaGrange community. Come to the LBC Kitchen this Saturday, July 7, at 6:30 a.m.
        – Then stick around for Breakfast, Bible Study and fellowship from 8-9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall and hear an inspiring lesson from staff or elders.

        –> Also, be looking for a comprehensive list of Volunteer Service Opportunities in the next couple of weeks. It will be handed out around the middle of July at Church services.

        In His Service,

        Tom

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        Upcoming Events (more details are shown below)
        · July 7 – Saturday Breakfast & Bible Study: 8:00-9:00 a.m., LBC Fellowship Hall
        · July 7–13 – Baptist Builders Service Project, West Liberty, KY
        · August 17–18 – Promise Keepers Conference, Cincinnati, OH
        · Sept 6-7-8 – White Water Rafting down the Gauley River in West Virginia
        · Ongoing – Thursday Morning Prayer Time: 6:30-7:00 a.m. every Thursday morning in Tony Rose’s LBC Office
        · Ongoing – Pastor’s Support Prayer Time: 8:30-9:00 a.m. every Sunday morning in Tony Rose’s LBC Office

        * Saturday Breakfast & Bible Study
        If you made improving your Bible Study a priority for 2007, we suggest attending the monthly Saturday Breakfast & Bible Study. The first Saturday of every month men meet in the Fellowship Hall from 8-9 a.m. for Bible study, breakfast and fellowship. Typically we hear inspiring lessons from staff and elders to help us become godlier in our walk. Capitalize on the opportunity to invite a friend and be sure to bring your Bible!

        * Repair Days Service Opportunity
        Every other month on the first Saturday, we will have a Repair Day immediately following the Breakfast. Repair Days for 2007 are in the even months. Work done has consisted of a number of various repair options, such as: 1) home repairs in the community, 2) repairs to the LBC building and property or 3) winterizing cars for church members in need. See Rick Davidson or contact the church office (222-9306) for more details.

        * Baptist Builders are going to West Liberty (near Morehead), KY, from July 7-13, to frame a 4,000 square foot educational-fellowship hall annex for the New Hope Baptist Church. You do not have to stay the entire time if you only have 2-3 days to give.

        * Promise Keepers
        Promise Keepers is coming to the area again this year – the closest is in Cincinnati on August 17-18. See http://www.promisekeepers.org/ for more details. Current registration price is $64. Let Tom know by email if you are going so he can try to facilitate traveling and staying together.

        * White Water Rafting
        On Sept 6-8, we are rafting the upper/middle/lower Gauley River in West Virginia. This has a lot of class V rapids. It is ranked the best rafting in the US – east of Colorado and in the top 5 in the world! More details to come.

        * Thursday Morning Prayer Time
        Guys get together every Thursday morning for prayer in Pastor Tony’s office at the LBC building. This prayer time is open to every man in the church. It starts at roughly 6:30 am and ends no later than 7:10 am so you can get on your way to work.

        * Pastor Support Prayer Time
        This prayer time from 8:30-9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings is intended to specifically encourage the speaking pastor for the day as well as to pray for God’s intervention in the hearts of those at the worship service. If you’re interested in joining, just speak to Pastor Tony.

        * Small Groups
        If you made Building Relationships with other Christian men a priority in 2007, try joining a Men’s Small Group. Small Groups have the goal of providing men an opportunity to learn and grow as Christians and several men are getting together with each other at various times for study, prayer, fellowship and accountability. If you need brotherly interaction in your life, don’t wait! Initiate getting together with some other guys and watch how God uses it to strengthen your life. If you need help finding a group that fits your schedule, contact us.

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        Power-Plant Recap

        Students from our church joined more than 150 students and their leaders June 23-29 for a PowerPlant national project in Pittsburgh, PA. 
        During the week, we spent our time surveying two neighborhoods, Point Breeze and Homewood, that surrounds Zoe Community Church. We learned what being “On Mission” really means throughout the week: Becoming personally involved in meeting the needs of others while sharing the love of Christ. Each morning we had training sessions on church planting and evangelism and closed the evening with the Gathering (a time of singing, praying, teaching and hearing testimonies of God’s activity during the day). On Tuesday night, we saw some of the sites in Pittsburgh, the highlights were eating at Joe Mama’s and riding the Incline.

        Thank you for your prayers! It was a challenging week for our students. Going door to door in an area that has the highest crime rate in Pittsburgh can be a little alarming! I was very proud of our students’ work – they were awesome! Many of them requested that we organize some survey work in our community so that we can better know the needs of our area, and how the church can better meet those needs – hopefully we will be doing this on Wednesdays after youth during the summer.

        I will be posting more pics later this week on the student web page – so come back!

         

         

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        Under The Eye Of God

        ……………………………………..from Pastor Tony

        Sometimes we suffer from what I call the great disconnect. We are people who have placed our entire hope of eternal life in the hands of God. We say we believe that He isthe creator and sustainer of all things. But, the disconnect comes in our everyday lives. We forget to ask God what He thinks about things. We don’t include Him in our plans. Sometimes God is only in our lives when we are at church.

        If everything in your life that represents your relationship with Him were suddenly taken away (family, friends, church, the Bible…) would there be any other signs in your life of your faith? This very thing happened to Daniel and today we learn how to depend on God when everything but God has been taken away.

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        First Step Class

        The next First Step class for children who are new Christians or who want to know what it means to follow Christ. The dates for the next class are August 5th and 12th from 4:30 – 6:30 PM. For more information and online registration, please click here.
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