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>> Monday, December 31, 2007






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>> Saturday, December 29, 2007


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We are trying out video blogging. Please send us your comments or questions. I will read them on each video blog. We will try to have 1 video blog a week. Please be patient as we try this as it is all new to us.


God Bless,


J. Powell

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Looking Back

Here we are again, at the end of another year. If we all would be honest, we would probably say, "There have been triumphs along with failures". God has blessed my household greatly this year. The older I get, the more I become aware of how much we rely upon each other, and much more upon God.
My heart if full of praise to my God and Savior for all He has allowed to come my way in 2007. Pastoring a wonderful church brings such great blessings when you see fruits for your labors, but even if there are no evident fruits, I know there will be a harvest time. In J. Stowell's book, Perilous Pursuits, he reminds us that everything we do is for God and when we fail, it is due to us wanting to be significant and having the wrong motives, instead of everything we do being for God's Kingdom.
As I end 2007 and approach 2008, I want to strive to build His Kingdom and minimize what I want.

Let's make 2008 an outstanding year of LIVING ALL OUT FOR GOD!

Blessings on all of you!

From the Hills of WV,

J. Powell

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>> Monday, December 10, 2007

From the hills of WV,

Rev. J. Powell

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Focusing On This Season

Good Morning,

I would like to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas. This year I have been trying to focus even more on the real meaning of Christmas and thinking of how it all started in a manger and continues on today with a Living Savior. What a tremendous opportunity we each have as Christians to use the Christmas Story as an open door to extend Christ to the community around each of us. This last Sunday morning, I was priviledged to enjoy the presence of God in a rejoicing way. After the special song "Mary did you know" the presence of God swept down on the church and we had a wave offering to Jesus. I rejoice that the Babe in the Manger, is the one that Lives and Reins. From the Manger to the Cross...Let us rejoice in the Christ of Christmas.

From the Hills of WV,

Rev. James Powell

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Christmas Dinner

>> Saturday, December 8, 2007

We have returned from our yearly church Christmas dinner. After too much to eat, a lot of great fellowship and a lot of fun and laughs, we all collapse and the Christmas Season has just started. Pamela my wife did a fantastic job organizing the dinner, and I know she could not have done it without the help of all the Sunshine Committee (Becky, Monica, Dorothy) and also Tina deserve a BIG THANK YOU.
The men of the church won for the second year in a row, THE PILLOW CASE STUFF! It was quite comical seeing the men put on a pillow case, but we did it.

I would like to invite everyone to our Christmas Sunday here at the Fairmont Bible Methodist Church. We are having our Children's Program December 16th @ 11:00 am in the am service and a Cantata in the pm service @ 6:00pm. If you need anymore information please email me at pastorpowell@netzero.net

We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!

From the Hills of WV,

Rev. James Powell


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Huckabee For President

>> Friday, December 7, 2007

I would like to introduce you to Mike Huckabee. After watching the Value Voters Debate in Ft. Lauderdale, and then in Washington D.C. I have truely decided, this is where my vote is going. I have been encouraging every Bible believing Christian to take a serious look at Mr. Huckabee. Pray for the 2008 presidential elections, and vote your beliefs.


Vote 2008,

From the Hills of WV,

Rev. James Powell

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Its Christmas Time

Good Morning,

It is Christmas time and the snow is falling. After two days with the kids being out of school and all the excitement of the snow we received, the kids went back to school today. It is still very cold, and snowing but it makes it seem like Christmas now. We are in the midst of the busy time with church dinner this Saturday, practice for the Cantata, and then trying to make it back to Indiana around Christmas time. I believe I would like to forego all the presents, and just enjoy visiting with friends and family at Christmas and truely remember why we celebrate Christmas.

We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas.

From the Hills of WV,

Rev. James Powell

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