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Join us for Vacation Bible School this summer!  Our theme for VBS this year is “Shipwrecked: Rescued By Jesus”, and we’ll be learning about how, no matter what’s going on, Jesus will rescue us if we just ask Him!  Our VBS program will run July 9-12, from 6:30pm until 8:00pm each night, and is for preschool through 6th grade children.  Contact for more information.

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Come join us at the Oak Grove Seventh-Day Adventist Church on July 10-13 from 6-8pm for Cactusville to learn about God.  We will be singing songs, have a story teller, making crafts, playing games and there will be a new character each night that will be introduced.
For more information or to register your child, please contact

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The church will be hosting Vacation Bible School this summer!  The theme is God’s Creation.  The dates and times will be July 18-21, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.  For more information please contact

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Food Fun & Worship on March 19th from 6-10pm at the Bradbury home, 2105 NE 4th St, Blue Springs, MO.

Make homemade pizza, eat, games, prayer and get some time with your friends or get to know some new ones. Bring a friend to introduce. Bring a favorite pizza topping and a drink.

This is a great time for all parents to drop your children off, go to Vespers or have a night out for yourself. There will be supervision for all ages.

Contact Teri Bradbury at for more information or to RSVP.

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Today was a very special Sabbath at the little stone church on the corner in Oak Grove, Missouri.  Today twelve people either made or reconfirmed their commitments to Christ, eleven by baptism and one by profession of faith, and one couple reconfirmed their commitment to each other in addition to getting baptized.  Several more people are continuing to study and will hopefully be making the same commitment in the coming weeks or months.

Two years of planning and preparation, and a very busy month of meetings on the subject of prophecy led up to today’s events, and we couldn’t be happier with the results of our prayer and hard work.  The church members spent countless hours praying for God’s leadership and reaching out to the community, and Jason Sliger from Amazing Facts brought the word of God night after night at the meetings, and now God has brought forth the harvest from all the seeds that were planted along the journey.

The meetings may be over now, but it is our hope and prayer that the work continues on as we await Christ’s soon return!

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PostHeaderIcon Prophecy Seminar Begins Tonight

Ever wonder if what is going on the world these days is part of something bigger?  Ever wonder if all the natural disasters, wars, and unrest in the world is leading up to something?  Come on out tonight to the Grain Valley Community Center for the first meeting in the seminar “A Revelation Of Prophecy”, presented by Jason Sliger of Amazing Facts.  The seminar runs for four weeks and will help to explain prophecy, current events, and other topics using Biblical truth.

We understand that you have a busy life and finding time to attend these meetings is tough, so the meetings will be as short as possible while still providing good quality teaching each night.  The meetings are free of charge, and free childcare will also be provided to make it easier for families to attend.

Whether you’ve been in church your whole life or you’re not sure about this whole “religion” thing, there will be something new for you to learn, so we encourage you to attend as many of these meetings as you can.  We’re sure you’ll receive a blessing from them.

The Grain Valley Community Center is located just south of I-70 on BB Highway.  To get there, take I-70 to the Grain Valley exit and simply follow the signs.

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Bothwell Historic State Park near Sedalia Missouri is a jewel hidden on a mountaintop off of I-70.  You missed a wonderful experience if you didn’t go with our kids’ church group June 20th!
John Bothwell received his law degree from the University of Indiana and decided to settle and become a lawyer in Sedalia.  If you would visit Sedalia today, there are any buildings with John’s name on them due to his benevolence.
Today the Bothwell Lodge is run by the State of Missouri and one of our former mem-bers, Jill White, is in charge of the rangers of the park. They gave us a super tour of the home!
John was ahead of the times because he had air conditioning in his “small” home via a cave!  Did you know you could make a standard piano into a player piano via an attachment rolled up to the piano?  Yep, back in the 1930’s! He also recycled… he used newspa-pers as placemats.  When they got wet… he crumpled them up and put them in the stove.
Folks – you just must connect with your church kids… they find so many neat things to do!

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A couple of weeks ago, our little church put on vacation Bible school for the children in our area. Bailey Mills did a wonderful job of putting the event together and leading throughout the week. We had an average turnout of around a dozen children, which is pretty good considering this was our first VBS in several years.

Our theme was “Castles and Crowns”, so the lessons centered around kings and queens from the Bible. Each night we had a different storyteller to tell the children about that night’s king or queen.

Recreation time consisted of games either from or inspired by medieval time games and tournaments. The children really enjoyed the games and getting to run around outside at the church each night.

Carrying the “Castles and Crowns” theme into the crafts, the children made crowns and treasure chests. They also made picture frames and Bible covers that were a great fit for the Bibles they each received on the last night of VBS.

All in all, VBS was a lot of fun and a great learning experience for all involved, from the youngest child to the adult workers. It was a very tiring week, but it was well worth it to share God’s love with the next generation.

A special thanks goes out to everyone who helped make VBS as special as it was: Bob and Jean Hon, Gary and Connie Maasen, Ken and Naomi McFee, Mike and Shelley Riddle, Connie Hickman, Pastor Chaviano, Bill and Helen McGinnis, Connie Thomas, Judy Schiefelbusch, Coleen Vest, Joyce Reeden, Teri Bradbury, and Bailey and Brian Mills.

Our next Sabbath School class will be September 28th at 9:20 a.m.

Our next Sabbath service will be September 28th at 11:00 a.m.

Our next Prayer Meeting and Bible Study will be September 25th at 7:00 p.m.