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Few individuals have felt the crushing blows that have besieged David Ring since birth. He was born to lose. On October 28th, 1953, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, David was born with Cerebral Palsy. Orphaned at age 14, he was cast about from family to family with nowhere to call home. He endured constant physical pain, humiliating public ridicule and constant discouragement. Yet in the face of these seemingly insurmountable obstacles, David emerged not victimized . . . but victorious! Life was worse than hopeless to him until his relationship began with Jesus Christ who taught him self-respect and acceptance of his physical challenges. To most, physical challenges of this magnitude would prove to be a tombstone. For David Ring, this coming of age was and remains a milestone.
You’ve never heard a speaker quite like David Ring. Although difficult to understand at first, you will soon find yourself captured by his quick wit and warm personality. Whether giving a motivational message at a sales convention, or inspiring church leaders, David always focuses on an individual’s need to conquer the personal challenges an adversities of life. As you hear David Ring, you will laugh…and cry. You will be amazed at his triumph over odds. You will be moved to consider your own life. As one who has not been stifled by his physical limitations, he clearly stakes his challenge to everyone. “I have Cerebral Palsy – What’s your problem?”
As a nationally known speaker since 1973, David shares his story with over 100,000 people each year at churches, conventions, schools and corporate events. He has been featured on numerous occasions on several nationally televised programs.
David’s book Just As I Am, (Moody Press, Chicago, IL) tells about his heartaches and victories, and addresses the central theme of his life: “Triumph Over Odds.”
David and his wife, Karen, make their home in Nashville, Tennessee. They are the parents of four children, April, Ashley, Nathan and Amy Joy.
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9:15-10:15 am WORSHIP
10:15-10:45 am Fellowship Time
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Children’s Church (grades K-5) will run from 10:30-11:45 beginning Easter Sunday, April 20. Volunteers are needed to work with the director to provide a variety of activities for the children.
We are looking for volunteers to work in the pre-school class from 10:30-11:45. These are children who have outgrown the nursery, but are not ready for Children’s Church. Volunteers will teach a short Bible-related story and supervise activities and play time. The pre-school classroom has been revamped to provide more space for group lessons and social interaction. This class needs workers who have a love for Jesus and for children. “These children are the future of First Baptist Church.” See Linda Stockner or Jude Ehrsam to schedule your date.
Situated in Tuscarawas and Carroll counties, Atwood Lake Park is one of the state’s top sailing and boating attractions. Managed by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, the lake was constructed in the 1930s for flood reduc-tion and water conservation, but has since turned into an outdoor recreational paradise! The park is the place to be for boating, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, hunting, swimming, and now ALIVE Festival!
Atwood Lake Park offers manicured campgrounds, paved roads, recreational options, electric hook-up sites, and a beautiful beach for ALIVE Festival attendees to enjoy while at the festival. Total Event Wristband pur-chasers for ALIVE will receive a free primitive campsite (assigned as you arrive) and free parking. Electric hook-up sites are also available and can be easily reserved on our ticket ordering page. Not into camping? No prob-lem! There are several hotels within a reasonable distance drive.
This year, the ALIVE Festival offers artists such as Toby Mac, Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe and Switchfoot, just to name a few! There are many things to see and do while at ALIVE. For our youngest guests, we have a Family Fun Tent with bounce houses, magicians and kid friendly shows. At the main stage area you’ll find food vendors, a prayer tent, merchandise vendors, artist signings, inspirational speakers, lots of music and just plain old FUN! We hope YOU’LL consider joining us this year at the 2014 ALIVE Christian Music Festival. Contact the church office if you’re interested in more information.
Join us select Mondays at Biggby Coffee in the Cricket West Shopping Center for our Sacred Grounds discussion group, led by Pastor Dan. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm in the casual atmosphere of the Biggby Coffee upper room at 3160 Markway Road in Toledo (near Secor and Central). Come as you are and when you can for a time of fellowship as we look at the news of the day with a biblical slant.
50 Plus-Year Member Recognition
Mark your calendars and plan to be present Sunday, June 1st for a 10:30 am worship service as we honor our 50 Plus-Year Members. Come early and join us for Sunday School at 9:15am.
This day will also be our Stated Business Meeting following the service. TEAM Lead-ers, I need a written report from you by May 25th for the annual report. If you’re unsure how to do this, please contact Krista.
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There are still cookbooks available for purchase. They’re just $10 each and well worth it! If you would like one, please contact Linda Stockner or the church office.