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If you've attended a recent event church event and have something to say about it, write up a short article, and send in a picture or two. After it's proofread, we will place it here.
If you've been looking for a place to get plugged in and connected at Grace, we have room for you in the newest Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF). Our name is yet to be chosen but stay tuned for more details on that.
In the meantime, take a look at the Grace Baptist Church - Kankakee Facebook page for pictures of the bonfire/cookout. Next month, it's a chili cook-off and game night for the family so don't miss it!
We had an all-church chapel cleaning day. Fourteen people of all ages came and we worked for just a little over two hours with great success. We made some spiders homeless by destroying spider webs from the ceiling lights, but it sure does look better! The sanctuary was cleaned from floor to ceiling (literally!), as were the bathrooms, the choir room, the foyer/entry, the coffee corner, the Garden, and the new AWANA office. Thank you to Marisa, Michelle, Karlee, Kim, Jordan, Deanna, Gary, Cindy, John, Mitchel, Lauri, Delinda, Ben, and Cyndi! It looks great...and smells good, too! Check out the pictures on the GBC Facebook page!
We were very blessed to have Dr. Rob Carter from Creation Ministries International speak to us Sunday night.
Dr Carter was converted to Christ at an early age, but did not know what to do with the theory of evolution. He always knew what he wanted to believe, but had no way to express what he was thinking and no evidence to support his views. In his freshman year of college, he was exposed to the information for creation for the first time and soon after adopted it as his modus operandi. He says he felt a tremendous joy when he realized his science and his religion were no longer at odds. This joy (and, he says, Creation magazine and the Journal of Creation) enabled him to get through the in-depth evolutionary training of his undergraduate and graduate programs with his faith intact.
He obtained a BS in Applied Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992. He then spent four years teaching high school biology, chemistry, physics and electronics before going to the University of Miami to obtain his PhD in Marine Biology. He successfully completed this program in 2003 with a dissertation on “Cnidarian Fluorescent Proteins.” While in Miami, he studied the genetics of pigmentation in corals and other invertebrates, designed and built an aquaculture facility for Caribbean corals, performed well over 500 SCUBA dives, many of them at night, and licensed a spin-off product of his research (a patented fluorescent protein) to a biotech company.
He is currently a senior scientist and speaker for CMI-USA in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lives with his wife, Leanne, and children and is currently researching human genetics and other issues related to biblical creation.
If you didn't get to hear Dr. Carter speak or get to see his book display, please take a moment to visit the Creation Ministries International website at www.creation.com to see part of what you are missing.
Of course, if you did get to hear Dr. Carter and enjoyed his brief time with us, please let Pastor Ascher know that you would enjoy another visit from Dr. Carter or one of Creation Ministries International's other speakers.