There is an issue facing our state that has to do with much more than politics, although politics have certainly entered into it. Laws are traditionally constructed by law-makers, elected by the people to represent them as they do so. However, it is also possible to have laws that are citizen-initiated, which would mean amending the governmental constitution. In our country's 247-year history, this has been done 27 times. State constitutions have been amended more often than that, although it is still relatively rare.
Since the overturn of Roe vs. Wade, the focus is now on the states to determine their stance on the lives of unborn children. Since the legalization of abortion, Ohio lawmakers have been decidedly pro-life in the laws they have passed. Because of that, there is an attempt to override the lawmakers and have voters make new laws by changing the state constitution.
An issue is coming before the voters this November proposing to change the constitution that would make Ohio a radically pro-abortion state.
It proposes to remove any restrictions to abortion, including parental consent. The funding and promotion of this issue is coming from out-of-state pro-abortion special interest groups. Ohio is being seen as a testing ground for this concept, and if this attempt is successful, it will pave the way for the same thing to be done in the rest of the states.
An effort was made in August to thwart this tactic by making it more difficult to amend the state constitution, but that effort failed. This is all being done in an off-election year, meaning voter turnout is much lower in years when we are not electing senators, representatives and a president. This makes it easier to sneak in such proposals in years when most people, myself included, usually don't vote. This is truly a demon-inspired tactic.
Please take the time to educate yourself in regard to this upcoming vote. Use your Christian voice to help determine if we are truly in a “post-Christian” age, or if Christians still can make a biblical stand in this world. The Bible is an indisputable proponent of the sanctity of life and fetal viability. This has nothing to do with political parties and favorite candidates. This is a spiritual and moral issue that will shape the direction of our country.
With love for God, His Word and His People, Pastor Scott
- Men’s Breakfast, 8:30 am, Saturday, October 7, 2023
- Women’s Breakfast, Saturday, October 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am.
- Tuesday, October 17, 2023 Team Meetings ~ 6:00 pm & Church Council ~ 7:00 pm
- YAC Meeting, Tuesday, October 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
- Quarterly Business Meeting, Sunday,
- October 29, after morning worship.
The family of Stephen and Dayo Ige is in search for a rental house/apartment within Riverside.
Anyone with useful information will be appreciated and could contact us at (937) 900-8948.
November 10th and 11th
Friday 6pm-9pm & Saturday 9am-5pm
Spinning Rd. Baptist Church
Please bring a snack to share Friday evening.
Coffee and donuts will be provided Saturday morning.
Lunch Saturday will be from Cherry House Café.
Beverages will be provided all weekend.
Cost is $30-make check payable to Spinning Rd Baptist Church and give it to
Tina Swanson-you can bring it to retreat also-Scholarships available.
Bible Teaching Small Groups Fun
Worship Praying Snacks & Lunch
Getting to know friends-new and old
Sign up to reserve your spot at the retreat on the clipboard at the Connection Center
You may contact Colleen Goodman or Mary Ann Stemley for more information
Current 7th – 12 grade Students, you are invited to meet at the church on Sunday evenings 6pm – 8pm in the Youth room for a time of playing games, eating snacks, praying for each other, sharing a few laughs, and digging into a Bible lesson each week.
Invite friends, we’d love to meet them and share the joy and love of God, with everyone. Come check us out and you'll find a space that you're welcome and appreciated.
Youth Group Students Grades 7th – 12th, Come checkout an awesome evening scavenger hunt with all your Impact Youth group friends! Join us Saturday, October 14 for a Cook-out, Bonfire and more at the Stemley’s house. See Impact leaders for times and details. We’d love to have you join us!
I wanted to thank you for Spinning Road Baptist Church’s donation to our “Day of Giving Back.” Because of the generosity of Spinning Road Baptist Church, we provided over 1,500 book bags to our families in Mad River Local Schools.
I cannot express enough the gratitude my staff, our community, our students, and I have for your church. You have made a difference in a child’s life and allowed them to begin the school year positively as they step into the hallways of our eight school buildings. We are truly blessed to have such great partners.
Chad Wyen, Superintendent
Mad River Local Schools
Fall is here! Fall is here! That means Awana is off and running. We’re playing, singing, learning, making new friends and changing all while learning about Gods word. Club kicked off Wednesday, September 6th. We welcomed new clubbers, and past clubbers to begin our 20th year of club with us, how awesome is that! Clubbers have been arriving hungry for God, friends, fellowship with leaders, and all of the awesome things that Awana has to offer this year.
Wednesday September 20, clubbers represented their schools wearing their colors for our 1st theme night of the year, School colors night.
Our theme night for October will be Crazy Hair/Outfit Night. It will be possible to see some serious hair and clothes creativity on this fun night. Clubbers, get your silliest and most crazy hair do and/or Outfit together and sport it at club on the 18th. Contests for the craziest hairdo/Outfit of the night.
On the 25th we will have a special fall Harvest fun night. Our season of giving will kick off
as we ask clubbers to bring in non-perishable food to help re-stock our food pantry
for the holidays.
Thank you to all the faithful leaders and volunteers creating the opportunity each week!
We ask that you continue to fulfill your very important role in club by praying for everyone involved in club each week.
Thank-you for your continued support in this ministry!
Kids matter to God, and us!
Cool with Christ
For more info contact Michelle Prince
Mike Reid, our AWANA missionary, will be our guest speaker on October 22, while Pastor and Colleen are away on vacation. Don't miss this exciting time with this inspirational message.
to provide a catered luncheon after church that day for us to enjoy fellowship with him and
with Phyllis, the sister of his late wife, Brenda. Please sign up on the sheet at the connection center, so that we can know how many to plan on for the lunch.
We will begin practicing for this years Christmas program on Sunday October 1st. We will practice Sunday mornings during the Children’s Church portion of the service and will schedule extra practices and a cast party for early December.
To be a part of this exciting time be sure to be here on Sunday mornings, as we cast: parts, solos, and a variety of behind the scene jobs, as all are important to the success of our production.
See you all Sunday October 1st.
We will be having another outdoor worship event on Saturday, October 7. Please come join us in the church parking lot from 1-3 pm for an informal time of Christian music and fellowship. Invite your friends and family to join us. Bring a lawn chair if you are able. Hot dogs and other refreshments will be served.
The writer of Ecclesiastes made the point clear with poetic brilliance. There is a time, a reason and a season “for every activity under heaven” (v. 1). In this well-known record of wisdom literature (chapter 3), the writer reminds us: God has a plan! The Lord has bookended our lives with birth and death (v. 2). Our knowledge of our limited experience (i.e., time) gives meaning and urgency of purpose to our existence. In what may appear to be chaos and confusion, God reminds us there is a plan and purpose for every experience. As the Apostle Paul wrote, “we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).
As we receive the World Mission Offering, you are invited to join Christ’s church as we participate in God’s ongoing work.
We gather and receive the offering now.
We store and share God’s riches by investing in God’s global mission work.
We send and receive servants at the right time of the year.
And God’s mysteriously perfect timing brings timeliness and beauty.
In all of these activities, occurring in the right season and time, the church can witness God’s lovely work of bringing God’s kingdom “on earth as it is in heaven.”