Arcanum News: Immanuel Baptist celebrates 30 years with Pastor Greve


By Vickie Rhodehamel - Arcanum News



The deacons and members of Immanuel Baptist Church invite the community to help them celebrate 30 years of ministry with Pastor Greg Greve!

The celebration will take place on Sunday, May 28, beginning with the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. at 500 W. South St., Arcanum. Greg and his wife, Terri, first came to Arcanum in the fall of 1986 to meet the deacons and congregation of IBC. In December1986, the couple and their two young sons moved to Arcanum and Pastor Greg started his ministry at IBC on the first Sunday in January 1987.

Greg states that “Arcanum has been a great community to raise a family and serve the Lord in. Terri and I have formed many friendships over the years both inside and outside the church, and by God’s grace we count it an honor and privilege to have ministered alongside the saints at IBC.”

Today, their family has grown to six children and seven grandchildren with another grandchild on the way later this year. Their oldest son, Josh and his wife, Jodie and family (Micah, Malachi, and Melodie) are serving as missionaries in Papua New Guinea. Son Gabe and his wife, Traci, live in Fairborn with their son Hamilton and he works for SOCHE at WPAFB. Son Nathan and his wife, Jenn, live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with their children, Caiden and Audrina, and he is a physical education teacher and coach at Grace Baptist Academy. Jordan and his wife, Stephanie, and son Bryson reside in Piqua and he is a general manager for AVI Food Systems in Troy. Terri and Greg also have two adopted children, Caitlyn and Christopher.

The community is invited to join IBC at 500 W. South St. in Arcanum to congratulate Greg and his family for their many years of service. Please join them on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and plan to stay for lunch to reminisce and share God’s blessings during the afternoon Recognition Service. For more information, please check out their website: http://www.ibcarcanum.org/ , Facebook page, or call Associate Pastor Dan Kuhbander at 937/692-8188.

Coming soon will be the Farmer’s Market every Saturday for the summer sponsored by AWTHS in Veteran’s Park in downtown Arcanum. This will begin the first Saturday in June from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon and continue every Saturday. Anyone interested in selling their produce or crafts is invited to set up their booth/stand. There is no fee to participate. Any questions, please call Sharon Troutwine at 692-5128.

The Van Buren Township Memorial Service will be held at Abbottsville Cemetery on May 28 at 1 p.m. with Greenville High School NJROTC members and Arcanum High School band members performing for the services. The address will be presented by Larry Harter, member of the Pitsburg Trinity Lutheran Church. The Twin Township Memorial Service will be held at Ithaca Cemetery on May 28 at 2 p.m. with the Greenville High School NJROTC members and the Arcanum High School Band members performing for the services. The address will be presented by Larry Harter, member of the Pitsburg Trinity Lutheran Church.

Pitsburg Church of the Brethren will host a local gospel singing group, On a Wing and A Prayer, at 6 p.m. on June 4. On a Wing and A Prayer has been playing music together now for over 10 years. They were playing worship music at Castine Church of the Brethren when they felt led to share their music with others outside of Castine. They enjoy being together and playing the Lord’s music and they want to share His joy to others through this avenue. They feel that this is their ministry. The group consist of: Ted Cobb, lead vocals, guitar and mandolin; Neal Fasick, vocals, electric and acoustic guitar; Carla Wade, vocals; Rob Miller, vocals, and bass; Scott Denlinger on acoustic guitar; and Corine Bevins on drums and percussion. Pitsburg COB is located at the west edge of Pitsburg at 8376 Pitsburg-Laura Road. The public is invited to come and enjoy an evening of good gospel music. Refreshments will be served following the concert.

Graduation will soon be here – Arcanum’s graduation will be on June 4 at 2 p.m. in the gymnasium. Franklin-Monroe’s graduation will be on May 27 at 7 p.m.

The Arcanum Athletic Boosters will host a Golf Outing which provides golfers the opportunity to socialize on the links, while helping to raise money to support Arcanum Athletics on June 10 at the Stillwater Golf Course. Any questions, please contact Marcus Bixler at (419) 957-0977 or email at marcusbixler@gmail.com. They are also seeking sponsorships – follow this link to more information: http://www.arcanum-butler.k12.oh.us/Athletics.

The Ladies’ Water Aerobics class at Arcanum Pool will begin on June 14 at 11 a.m. Classes will be held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to noon for the summer providing the temperature is above 70 degrees. Cost for the class is $45 (senior citizen pass). For registration or questions, please call Marilyn Graeff at 692-8140.

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By Vickie Rhodehamel

Arcanum News

Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her Arcanum community column. She can be reached by calling 937-692-6188, by e-mail at krhodehamel@woh.rr.com. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her Arcanum community column. She can be reached by calling 937-692-6188, by e-mail at krhodehamel@woh.rr.com. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.