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A few years ago, I went to a workshop led by a woman who had done a study of the fastest growing churches in the U.S.  What she discovered surprised her.  It turned out the primary strength of those churches didn’t have anything to do with size or music style.  The one thing those high…

Downward Mobility

“I used to think God’s gifts were on shelves one above the other; and the taller we grew in Christian character the easier we could reach them.  I now find God’s gifts are on shelves one beneath the other.  It is not a question of growing taller but of stooping lower; that we have to…

Spiritual Milk

Have you ever been around a hungry new born and their relentless hunger for their mother’s milk. Nothing outside of being fed will satisfy that baby’s desire. Many new Christians experience a similar hunger for the spiritual milk found in the Bible and like a child getting older, some Christians lose their thirst for milk…

Taste and See!

During our Homecoming celebration, we enjoyed grilled burgers and dogs, ice cream and cookies and the joyous sounds of chatter and laughter in the Fellowship Hall. After Pastor Brian and the children led our worship time of joyful songs, more jubilant visiting spilled out into church as classrooms were visited and games were played. Then…popcorn!…

Pleasing God

As we begin our Jubilee year and think more and more deeply about Sabbath, I’m beginning to see that “keeping the Sabbath holy” is not about getting things perfectly right, but about trusting God enough to relax a little bit. It’s more about our intentions than it is our results. It’s like an old story…

Grandparents Day Fun!

Wow! What fun! Friday, September 6, 2019 I shall never forget. I have been a Grammi for four “grandparents days” since my first grandchild, Tucker has been born. Now I have two, Kennedy became a little sister on May 26, 2019. Anyway, back to September 6! For grandparents day, Tucker’s learning school invites grandparents to…

A Step of Faith

A few years ago, Travelers Insurance came out with a series of commercials that showed how what we think we see isn’t always the whole story. For instance, in one scene they showed a canoe being paddled across a calm lake. Underneath this peaceful image read the words, “This is not a canoe; it’s an…

The Year of the Lord’s Favor

Several years ago, at a family New Year’s Eve gathering, my brother shouted at midnight, “I claim this year as ‘the year of Brook!’” At first, we all thought it was pretty bold of him to claim a whole year just for himself. Since then, we’ve all taken turns claiming our own years, too! When…

Disciples Together

It’s hard to believe that September 7-8 will be our 7th annual Disciple Together Weekend. The number “7” is a significant one in our tradition. The ancient Israelites recognized that our God is One who is revealed in time. His story is history! And because they understood the importance of time, they also devoted days…