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Luther & The Reformation

Special Vespers Event 
October 13 at 7:00PM

Did you know 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation? 

In 1517, the German monk Martin Luther collected 95 points to stoke discussion about the corruption of the medieval Church. He then nailed his famous “95 Theses” to the door of his hometown church in Wittenberg. With that small, symbolic act, Luther unleashed a storm of change, kicking o the most important religious event of the last millennium—the Protestant Reformation.

Guidebook author and travel expert Rick Steves visit key Luther sites and and tell the story of the Reformation like never before. Follow the tortured path of a troubled young monk, as he fought depression, walked from Germany to Rome to sort out his feelings, and climbed the Holy Stairs on his knees...struggling to make sense of it all and eventually becoming “the Great Reformer.”

Join us for this special 55-minute presentation on Friday, October 13 at 7:00pm. Come early and enjoy a free soup supper (please RSVP so we have enough).

This program is the perfect foundation for our next event, A Pale Horse Rides - Mount Vernon, where we learn the untold stories from the 1,200 years that paved the way for Martin Luther’s Reformation. We will watch as biblical prophecy unfolds at the birth of the church and today, and discover the history that may be the best chance for the Church’s future.




Christianity is at a crossroads. People are leaving the church at alarming rates—and some even believe that this is the end of the church in our nation. Across the country, people have an uneasy feeling that something is wrong with organized religion today. Are their fears justified? Did something go wrong at the dawn of Christianity? Yes, and the Bible predicted that it would happen. Join us for A Pale Horse Rides to hear the untold stories from the 1,200 years that paved the way for Martin Luther’s Reformation. Watch as biblical prophecy unfolds at the birth of the church and today, and discover the history that may be the best chance for the Church’s future.

Visit our event website here:
Register online or call 866-912-2027 (toll-free).


Feel like you don't have the time to eat healthy? 

Come learn how you can eat cleanly (REAL, whole foods, not processed) in less time and for less money than you think. Our next class is Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:45PM at the Mount Vernon Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church.

You may register online here.  Please pay your $5 registration fee when you arrive for your class.

The Hill Church is located at 535 Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

What IS Clean Eating?
Simply defined, clean eating is the practice of avoiding processed and refined foods and basing your diet on real, whole foods.

You Eat WHOLE foods: Whole foods are foods that haven’t been tampered with, in the lab or the manufacturing plant. The foods you eat on this plan are straight from the farm: whole fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy products, unsalted nuts, and seeds.

You avoid processed foods:  Processed foods are any food that has a label. A label means that more than one ingredient was used to make that food. You don’t have to eliminate all processed foods (like whole grain pasta or natural cheeses), but if you can’t pronounce an ingredient on a label, don’t put that food in your shopping basket.

Eliminate refined sugar and corn syrup: . Refined sugar provides nothing but calories. Other sweeteners can be used, but with all the good foods you add to your diet, refined sugar really has very little place in the eating clean plan.

Cook your own meals (this is where we come in!): Rather than buying meals in a box, cook meals from scratch (or mostly from scratch). That’s not as hard as it sounds! Clean, whole foods need little preparation beyond chopping and sautéing to make satisfying, delicious meals you and your family will love.

How Whole Foods and Clean Eating Help You Stay Healthy
What you eat really does have an effect on how you feel. Eating whole foods and avoiding junk food — a clean eating lifestyle — can keep you healthy or help you regain your health if you haven't been well. Follow these suggestions and you will have a better chance at living an active life:

  • Eating a good variety of foods ensures you get adequate amounts of most essential nutrients.

  • Relying on whole foods is the best way to get a good combination of micronutrients.

  • Whole foods keep you satisfied longer so you’re less tempted by junk foods.

  • Foods high in micronutrients can help reduce cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar.

  • There are some nutrients we haven’t yet identified that are present in whole foods but not in supplements.

  • Whole foods help keep your digestive system regular.

  • Eating a healthy diet makes you stronger so you can stay more active.

  • Avoiding artificial ingredients keeps your cells strong so your body systems work efficiently.

  • If you feel good, you’re more likely to take care of yourself in other ways.

  • It’s easier to maintain a healthy weight, which reduces the risk of several diseases.

Next class is Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:45 pm at the Mount Vernon Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Registration is $5 and covers materials and demonstration samples. 

Register online here or email

These classes brought to you by the Mount Vernon Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church. Instructor: Heidi Shoemaker