Church news (week of Jan. 5, 2011)

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By Tom Wilmoth


Financial Peace University at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church
    Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, has helped more than one million families positively change their financial future.  This life-changing program teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles and small group accountability.  FPU is available for churches, companies, military bases, financial literacy programs, Spanish speaking organizations and community groups. FPU classes will be held in Bedford at: Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church located at 1307 Oakwood Street in Bedford. The classes will begin Tuesday, January 11  at 6 p.m. Contact Ruth Bailey at (540)586-8988 for more information or to register.  Each class participant needs a kit. Special rates are routinely available online at www.daveramsey.com or by calling 888-227-3223. Included in the cost of the kit is a lifetime family membership to FPU, allowing the participant to return to any class at anytime for a refresher course. The kit also includes an FPU workbook, an FPU envelope system, 13 audio lessons, bonus CD, budgeting forms, debit card holders, and Ramsey’s best-selling book – Financial Peace.

Empowering relationships seminar
    Eastlake Community Church in Moneta is sponsoring the Family Foundations video seminar titled Empowering Relationships on February 18-19.  This seminar focuses on improving one's relationship with family, friends, coworkers and others.  Anyone who has suffered a broken marriage, an unsuccessful career or a general lack of happiness will find comfort and healing in this seminar.  Enrollment is limited.  Call Dr. Gary Jones at 297-2273 for registration information.

Financial Peace Course at Trinity Ecumenical
    Trinity Ecumenical parish will again offer to the community a 13 week seminar on achieving financial freedom.  Financial Peace provides practical steps for eliminating debt, managing credit and money, and taking charge of all your financial affairs.  The course will be facilitated by Pastor Philip Bouknight, a certified instructor who is passionate about the freedom and peace families are sure to derive. There will be a course preview on Jan. 9, then the course will continue from Jan. 16 to April 10.  All class sessions will be from 4 to 6 p.m. For further information, call Rev. Philip Bouknight 721-4330.

Financial Peace University preview at EastLake Community Church
    EastLake Community Church in Moneta, on Sunday, Jan. 9 at 5 p.m., will hold a preview night for its upcoming Financial Peace University. Free Admission to the preview event.


Monday, Jan. 10

Bedford Aglow Community Lighthouse
    The Bedford Aglow Community Lighthouse, an interdenominational Christian organization, will meet on Monday, January 10 at the Liberty Station Restaurant in Bedford.  The guest speaker will be Sarah Amstutz from Lynchburg.  The meeting will start with dinner served at 6:30 p.m.  The cost is $10.  Reservations can be made by calling Lois at 586-3145.  Extra seating will be available at 7:15 for those unable to arrive in time for dinner.  Men are always welcome and encouraged to come join in an evening of sharing and fellowship.