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TO WIN     TO COMMIT     TO GROW     TO UNITE
Text Box: North Eaton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
35895 Royalton Rd.                                                                                                                                           Grafton, Ohio 44044
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Minister: Dr. Paul H. Durbin
Licensed Minister: Judy Ponting
Christian Ed. And Youth Director: Polly Tallos
Secretary: Londa Blaine				
Pathways Counseling and Growth Center: Dr. Ralph Thompson
Choir Director: Kyle Vander Schrier
Pianist: Carla McElhaney
www.neccdisciples.com		     				  
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Grafton, OH 44044
Permit No. 8
Text Box: PAUL’S PLACE——–JANUARY 2008
DETROIT?

	A couple of weeks ago, I was watching a detective action movie that took place in            Detroit.   There was a gun battle on a bridge over a peaceful river in downtown Detroit.  As the gun battle progressed,  I notice a hill in the background that had a four story apartment building on top.  Later on in the movie, there was a car chase.  The lead car was going so fast that as it crested the hill, all four wheels left the ground.  The good guy’s car in pursuit did the same thing.  As I watched, I couldn’t help but smile and be a bit frustrated.  I have no idea where that four lane bridge over the peaceful river is in downtown Detroit.  I don’t recall any hills with apartment buildings.  Memories of the three main arteries into Detroit, Woodward Ave, Gratiot, and Grand River, as well as some of the other main roads, South Field, Mound, Telegraph, would not produce a hill of such height as in the movie.  Had the producers and directors ever been to Detroit?  Did they have any clue that someone might notice? It’s just a movie and really doesn’t matter.  How’s your faith experience?  Do you have a working knowledge of the proclamation of Jesus Christ?  
	Lately, I have been disturbed by comments people have made in the name of Christianity and their personal beliefs that are far from the Christian faith.  Television programs, the movies, popular music have all done an effective job in promoting fatalism, pantheism, as well as many other pagan understandings of the world.  
	I sincerely hope people will take advantage of every opportunity to learn and                                 experience the Christian faith.  If one is intellectually and spiritually vacant, their lives will  be filled with misunderstandings of the real power of the Gospel.  Please read, study, and take advantage of the bible studies and Sunday school classes offered at church.
Text Box: ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP SERVICE….February 6, 2008
We will be joining with 5 other Disciple churches and choirs to worship at LAKEWOOD CHRISTIAN CHURCH.  Rev. Brenda Webster will be the speaker for the evening.