Weekly Update 10/19/14

Announcements:

 Today: Quarterly Business Meeting

 Note: No evening service!

 Faith Bible Camp Junior High Fall Retreat Oct. 24-25

 Faith Bible Camp Senior High Fall Retreat Oct. 31-Nov 2

 Info on the upcoming Harvest Banquet here soon!

Weekly Update 10/12/14

Announcements:

 Tonight @ 6:30PM: David Barton DVD

 Oct 19th Quarterly Business Mtg.

 Info on the upcoming Harvest Banquet here soon!

Weekly Update 10/5/14

Announcements:

 Tonight @ 5:00PM: Monthly CCBC Board Mtg.

 Tonight @ 6:30PM: Bible Study "What Happens at Death" Part 2

 Oct 19th Quarterly Business Mtg.

 Info on the upcoming Harvest Banquet here soon!

Photo Gallery Updates

GREAT NEWS to the thousands of visitors we have each week- some "bugs" are being worked out (hopefully this weekend!) and we will VERY SOON be catching up with our PHOTO GALLERY! Please check back often to see our progress! THANK YOU!!

60th Anniversary Celebration!

This past Sunday we celebrated our 60th year as Coal Creek Bible Church! Reverend Merle Conklin spoke on the history of the church, as well as his experiences as a Pastor for more than sixty years. Afterwards, we enjoyed the great home cooking of the Coal Creek cooks at an anniversary potluck. Good food and fellowship were enjoyed by all!

Walking through Ezekiel 38-39

Looking at Ezekiel 38-39, Dr. Miller is examining the Word verse-by-verse to teach and help us understand just what is the prophecy of The War of Gog of Magog? in the weeks to come, Dr. Miller will tackle the differing perspectives on the events spoken of, and what nations and alliances are involved in the events covered in the passages. Teaching the Bible in a literal, grammatical, and historical interpretation, Pastor Don will lead us through Ezekiel 38-39 and show us how the events spoken of in the Bible will always fall into place just as foretold!

Ministering Live to Soldiers in Afghanistan

CCBC is delighted to be teaching live via the internet to some of our soldiers in Afghanistan. Please PRAY for those who serve our country and their families.

Proud of our Soldiers!

Two of the young men from CCBC are currently serving our country in the Armed services. We are very pleased to announce to the world through our web site how PROUD we are of Jacob Miller and Dylan Abbadusky. THANK YOU for your service to your country- and this site is here for you as your able to utilize it!

Website Issues!

THANK YOU for hanging in there with us during our recent website issues! We were unable to update our site due to some technical errors- but we believe we have most of them worked out and plan to be all caught up within the next few days! THANK YOU!!!

One Minute AfterYou Die

Dr. Miller is starting a new Sunday evening class starting March 21st teaching through Dr. Erwin Lutzer's book "One Minute After you Die". If you live in the area and are interested in attending the class- please call the church office at (309)778-2395 and order your book (a suggested donation of 7 dollars).

Dr. Miller at Faith Bible Camp

On June 29th Dr. Miller taught at Faith Bible Camp's Jr. High camp. THANK YOU goes out to James Cameron who assisted in a very special drama which touched the lives of many of the young people.

Jacob Miller to Speak at Baccalaureate

This years Baccalaureate Service will be held Sunday May 17th at 4:00PM at the United Methodist Church in Maquon, IL. This year we are doing something totally new,as the program will be totally student lead! With help from other Spoon River Valley High School seniors and the SRVHS Concert Choir, Jacob Miller (Dr. Miller's oldest son) will be sharing the baccalaureate message. CCBC is proud of all our seniors and prays that God will bless each of them in a very special way!

Dr. Miller leads Illinois House Invocation

Tuesday March 24th Dr. Miller was invited to return to the ILL House of Representatives to present the invocation to start the session. See the photo gallery for pictures!

Rememberence Service Held for Mitchell Rives

Two years after his tragic accident, friends and of Mitchell Rives gathered March 8th to remember their classmate. Dr. Miller lead the service which included watching a presentation built by one of Mitch's classmates. Our love thoughts and prayers continue to go out to Mitch's family.

Banquet Pics in Gallery

Be sure to check out our photo gallery for the pictures from our 2009 CCBC Valentines Day Banquet!

2008 Country Christmas a WONDERFUL eve!

On Sunday, December 7th 2008 CCBC hosted its annual 1870's Country Christmas. It was a wonderful night of food, fellowship and some toe-tapping music! The program can be heard in its entirety by clicking the sermons tab. There are SOME pictures posted in the gallery with more to follow! THANK YOU to all those who worked so hard at making this even the great night it was!

Packed House for Annual CCBC Harvest Dinner!

On Nov 23, 2008 the CCBC church family was delighted with the challenge of setting up additional seating to accommodate the large turn out for the annual Harvest Dinner.THANK YOU to all who participated, from those who helped with food to setting up, to cleaning up- it all added up to one WONDERFUL EVENING of food and Christian Fellowship!

New Construction at CCBC

The basement area of CCBC has recently undergone new paint, and is about to take a considerable step forward in terms of convenience- as a restroom is being added downstairs. Thank you to those involved in this project!

Dr. Miller meets artist Charles Freitag

As many of you know Dr. Miller grew up on a small farm near Keokuk, Iowa and today very much enjoys the rural farm heritage. Finally there is an artist that has been blessed with the ability to "paint" that farm heritage, Charles Freitag. Be sure to check out his web page, and when you order, be sure you let Charles know Pastor Miller from Coal Creek Bible Church recommended him! His website can be found at freitagart.com God Bless and ENJOY!

Fog Causes Semi Collision

On Monday, February 4th one of the elders of CCBC was driving his semi in the dense fog and was involved in a serious collision involving another semi on highway 116 south of Hermon,IL. The Coal Creek congregation offers it's praise to God for His divine hand of protection in this serious accident. We also wish to extend our thanks to the London Mills Fire and Rescue crew who work hard and deserve our thanks and gratitude. Check out our photo gallery for pictures of the accident and you'll see why we are saying THANK YOU LORD!!!

New Minstry to Truckers Underway!

CCBC has launched a new campaign to minister to those dedicated men and women who keep America running behind the wheel of an 18 wheeler. Truck stops throughout the Midwest will soon be stocking our teaching CD's. In coordination with this CD distribution, we are proud to announce the launching of a new website ministry truckingforchrist.org Involved in this ministry is Hollis Palmer, a retired OTR driver, and also enlisted are other current drivers who are involved in CD distribution. If your a driver interested in helping us distribute CD's call Dr. Miller at the church office, or e-mail us at pastordon@coalcreekbible.org THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS as we reach out to those who often cant make it to church!

Dr. Miller's Texas Trip

Dr. Miller recently attended a conference at the Walvoord Study Center in Clifton, Texas lead by Dr. Mal Couch. Dr. Miller was joined by other pastors around the country to examine in depth many topics relating to Israelology. While in Texas Dr. Miller enjoyed a day off with some dear friends Stan and Linda Gary who own Three Mountain Retreat. Thank you to Dr. Mal Couch and Dr. Andy Woods for your teaching, and to Stan and Linda for being the wonderful people you are! Thanks to Joe for loaning his guitar, and for taking time to sit and enjoy some music together at the ranch! Thanks also to both Stan and Joe for taking time to make two little girls dream come true riding horses on a Texas ranch! Linda- Bits is ready to get back to the kitchen for KP!! Lacy- you blessed us in a way few ever have- we love you dearly. Pastor Steve- I enjoyed your teaching as well! Let's get the families together! Pastor Jamie- I enjoyed the walk by the lake at Waco- it was wonderful meeting you and may God continue to bless your ministry in PA!!

CCBC New Years Fellowship

The family of Coal Creek Bible Church along with friends from the area enjoyed a wonderful evening as we once again rented the local high school gym for an evening of recreation and fellowship! THANK YOU to all the folks that brought wonderful snacks, and to each one who participated in making this the fun evening that it was!

1870's Christmas Program ONLINE!

Be sure to click on our "sermons" link to listen to our CCBC Country Christmas program!

Dr. Miller Speaks at Rescue Mission

Dr. Miller was been contacted by a local mission ministry and has accepted an invitation to speak at the Galesburg, IL Rescue Mission. Pastor Miller reports that that the meeting was heavily attended and people were very open and receptive to the teaching of God's Word. Please pray for those in our area who find themselves in need. May each of us be reminded to reach out to others this Christmas and throughout the year!

CCBC Welcomes New Familes!

We here at CCBC have been tremendously blessed in recent months as new families continue to find themselves at home here! We want each one to know how much we appreciate the opportunity to minister the Word of God into their lives, and how much we enjoy the fellowship that is part of the daily walk with God.

CCBC Hot Dog Roast Pics in Gallery!

Be sure to check out our gallery as we continue to post the latest pics from our events!

SEND US YOUR PRAYER REQUESTS!

Here at CCBC we consider our online family an extension of our ministry here in West central IL. As such, it is our privilege to come along side our "online congregation" and offer to God your prayer requests along with our own. Each Wednesday evening part of our congregation meets here at the church specifically to pray. Is there a health need in your family? Are there relational issues you would like someone to pray about? Simply drop us a note at pastordon@coalcreekbible.org and we will join you in lifting your need before the Lord.

MORE new features on our site!

You may be noticing that our web ministry is expanding! Recently all of our teaching became searchable by both scripture and topic. Now we are adding another dimension to our site for those interested in the history of both the church and the area. BE SURE to check our links as we are posting changes very frequently to offer more and more to the thousands who plug in to coalcreekbible.org each and every week! THANK YOU!!!

Dr. Miller Speaks at Men's Retreat

Dr. Miller joined Pastor Al Sommers from Checkrow Community Church, Pastor Phil Sommers from Newcastle and Pastor Jim Minney from the Fiatt church to speak at a men's retreat which was held at the Evangelical Free Church in Canton. A great group of men gathered to spend a Saturday together with the theme of "The High Ground" in morality, in our families, in our vocation and in personal evangelism. If you were part of that retreat and were blessed by the teaching- PLEASE drop us a line at pastordon@coalcreekbible.org and share with us what God is doing in your life!

2nd Annual Country Christmas Preparations Underway

We are already meeting and planning out the 2nd annual CCBC Country Christmas. It is our plan to “roll back the hands of time” and invite everyone to the country church for a Christmas celebration from the 1890’s. We are working hard to make this an event to remember! The date for this year’s event is Dec 9th. STAY TUNED for more details!

Picture Gallery Updates!

While your with us here online at CCBC, we invite you to browse through our photo gallery where we post plenty of pictures of our various events! There are several brand new pics recently posted, so be sure to check them out! If you are looking for a church with a strong emphasis on Bible teaching which also enjoys lots of opportunities for fellowship, consider visiting us at Coal Creek Bible Church! We're a country church which is GROWING! Come be part of what God is doing!

5th Sunday Sing Online!

Our July 5th Sunday Sing is ONLINE! THANK YOU Ed and Vern for the fish fry and cookout prior to the sing- it was WONDERFUL!

CCBC Men's Fishing Tourney

Be sure to check our photo gallery for pictures from our recent men's fishing tourney!

Spoon River Valley High School Baccalaureate

Sunday afternoon May 13th CCBC hosted the Baccalaureate Service for the Spoon River Valley High School class of 2007. Participation from the senior class was outstanding! The Camerata Chamber Choir presented two songs and did a fantastic job! Several area pastors along with representatives from Gideon’s International joined together to congratulate and challenge the graduates. It was a service fitting of the hard work these young people have put forth. CCBC is proud to support our community and its families by hosting this event. Be sure to check out pictures from this event on our photo gallery. We also invite you to listen to the service in its entirety right here on our website. Click on “sermons” and scroll down to SRVHS Baccalaureate Service.

Dr. Tommy Ice Prophecy Conference Huge Success!

We were tremendously blessed to have one of Dr. Miller's seminary teachers come to CCBC to hold a prophecy conference! Thank you for all that participated in the conference, and for those who may have missed out (or to those who attended and want to listen again) I am posting the teaching here online under our sermons tab! (I'm sorry I did not get pics taken!!!!)

Gallery Update!

Be sure to keep checking our photo gallery as we update pics from recent events!

Keep the E-Mail Coming!

Each week literally thousands of people are plugging in to our online ministry. Almost daily the number of people visiting our site is GROWING! We PRAISE GOD for what He is doing through this ministry and know that it the incredible growth we are seeing is because YOU ARE TELLING OTHERS about us! THANK YOU for sharing us with your friends and neighbors. THANK YOU to those who have taken a moment to let us know how the online ministry of CCBC has blessed you. If you've not yet taken a moment to contact us- PLEASE DO! We want to rejoice with you in what God is doing. Contact us at pastordon@coalcreekbible.org THANK YOU!

1st Annual CCBC Country Christmas HUGE Success!

WOW!!!! What can we say?!! What a WONDERFUL evening we had here for our first ever CCBC Country Christmas service! HUNDREDS of people joined us for this very special evening remembering Christmas in the church of yesteryear including horse drawn trolley rides and a Christmas Carol sing by lantern light. Be sure to click on our "sermons" link to listen to the whole program or be blessed by some of the piano numbers by Rev. Mike Smith, a family friend of Pastor Miller’s who joined us for this very special evening.

Taking Your Prayer Requests!

We are very pleased to announce another feature of our web ministry: taking prayer requests from our online congregation worldwide. The congregation here at Coal Creek Bible meets weekly for the purpose of praying over the needs submitted. Send your prayer requests to pastordon@coalcreekbible.org We will respond to your e-mail and let you know that we are praying and look forward to hearing back from you regarding how God is answering! Look forward to hearing from you! Pastor Don M. Miller

Message to our Service People

Coal Creek Bible Church wants the men and women serving their country to know that our love, thoughts and prayers are with them. THANK YOU to those of you who turn to this web page each week to listen to our teaching. We want you to know it is our honor to minister to you, and invite you to continue to contact us directly with any prayer needs you may have at pastordon@coalcreekbible.org GOD BLESS YOU ALL! Pastor Don M. Miller

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