United Bible Club is joining for Jesus
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United Bible Study is a club based on students’ shared faith and beliefs. Students take part in planning and leading devotions for those participating.
The club started off four years ago when language arts teacher Jeanie Moore and some of her students that attended church together decided to meet once a week before school for devotions and to share encouragement.
“Each week we share stories or concerns and celebration and devotions,” Moore said. “Seeing kids come to encourage each other and build each other up and support each other in a world where there is so much negative behavior is so inspiring.”
The scripture focus of the club is 1 Timothy 4:12, Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
There are regulars within the club that speak weekly: Easton Moore, Morgan Lawless, Peyton Martin, Steven Davis and Mollie Nance. Anyone else who wishes to share is also welcome. Senior Paxton Belcher is one of the club regulars.
“I went to Mrs. Moore’s class early one day and I walked in on a meeting,” Belcher said. “I really liked what the club was about so I decided to stay.”
Along with prayer and devotion, the club also has special events. They have Thanksgiving and Christmas breakfasts. Sophomore Hunter Griffin is attending the Christmas party this year.
“We’re bringing food to the meeting next week to celebrate Christmas,” Griffin said.
They also participate in See You at the Pole, an annual meeting of Christian students gathering to pray by the flagpole in front of their school, Fields of Faith, a student-led meeting taking place on the school’s football field to pray and read the Bible, and Baccalaureate, a celebration to send off the seniors.
“I am so impressed with the leadership of so many of our students,” Moore said. “Everybody needs a safe place, a bright spot, I hope this continues to be that place for as long as students need it.”
The club is welcome to anyone that’s wanting to attend. There are no requirements to join.
“Come when you can,” Moore said. “No one cares if you walk in late or early and if you miss a week, come the next.”