Public people can give the craziest answers to questions asked of them. Here are a few I found that made me smile:
Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
– Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, D.C.
The police are not here to create disorder. They’re here to preserve disorder.
– Former Chicago Mayor Daley during the infamous 1968 Democratic Party Convention
China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese.
– Former French President Charles de Gaulle
I haven’t committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law.
– Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, answering accusations that he failed to pay his taxes.
Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.
– Former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Traditionally, most of Australia’s imports come from overseas.
– Former Australian Cabinet Minister Keppel Enderbery
The streets are safe in Philadelphia. It’s only the people who make them unsafe.
– Frank Rizzo, ex-police chief and mayor of Philadelphia
Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.
– Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for a federal anti-smoking campaign
As a church we are in the middle of hearing some life-changing answers and questions from the greatest public figure of all time – Jesus Christ. And His answers make sense! People are meeting in small groups and every weekend to experience The Power of 1 Question. More people and more questions are on the way. Have you seen all those question marks around town? Preaching Intern Tyler McKenzie says that Rt. 128 in front of the church is looking very questionable!!
Last weekend I held up a copy of a property tax refund check from the Hamilton County Auditor for $145,564.84! Yea God! Our Finance and Elder Team discussed and approved sending it (as well as another $4435.16) to the bank to prepay $150,000 off of our mortgage loan (penalty free). This now brings our total church indebtedness under 3 million ($2,931,632.20) for the first time!! The Finance Team will be considering making another prepayment to the bank in December when we get more info from our 2012 General Fund pledges and review the overall budget for 2012.
Fall weather is finally here, as well as fall programming. October and November will be exciting and busy. Have you signed up to volunteer for our upcoming Trunk or Treat outreach event? We need you! For those who love to see God’s handiwork as you fellowship with others, time is running out to purchase a ticket for the WCCC Fall Foliage Bus Tour to Columbus, IN on Thursday, October 13. Invite your friends and help us fill the bus – only 14 tickets left. Columbus is ranked 6th in the nation for architectural innovation, and the tour will feature these buildings. There will be a tour of the Irwin Mansion and Gardens, lunch at the Harrison Lake Country Club, and stops at the Antique Mall and Batesville, IN.Cost is $50 for this all inclusive one day trip. Be at the WCCC parking lot by 7:00am, arrival back will be 5:00pm. Tickets are on sale in the Atrium through October 9 or until sold out. The trip is sponsored by Women’s Ministry (but open to men as well!), and proceeds will be used for outreach projects. Contact Mary Lou Smith for more information (513-367-9285).
Out staff are already busy with plans for December and Christmas at Whitewater. It will be quite an ending to our year of The ONE. Fasten your seat belts!