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Salt + Light

This year’s theme for the Midwinter Youth Retreats is Salt + Light. Youth will be spending a weekend on Holy Ground at the Christian Conference Center in Newton with their Spiritual retreat group in February. There will be time for large group activities, games, salt and light science experiments and family group learning time to…

Taming the Tongue

We’re doing a short study of the book of James in our Wednesday night Life group right now. And this week is James chapter three, which is, in a large part, about taming the tongue. It happens to be a lesson, I think probably most of us could stand to here again now and then.…

Surprise!

I recently reached into the pocket of a coat I hadn’t worn since mid-December and discovered a surprise – a gift I had forgotten. The object was Mary, a piece from a nativity set. At the dinner I was attending when last wearing that coat, one of the hosts handed out pieces of the nativity…

Offering Envelopes!!!!

Offering envelopes are a very vital part of our financial office! When you place your envelope in the offering plate (or by mailing it to us) you can guarantee efficiency for financial record keeping. We provide offering envelopes for non-electronic giving in our church. These are usually found by our community bulletin board with Starting…

It Takes One to Make Change

Everyone has a relationship in their life that needs an uplift. It could be with your spouse, kids-young or grown, parents, family, friends and/or co-workers. Denis Waitley quotes, “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” It doesn’t take two to tango when…

Hallelujah

This past week I watched a video online of a Flash mob in the mall singing the Hallelujah Chorus. And it was, unexpectedly, a moving thing for me to hear and to watch. Shoppers, all milling about at the mall, doing their last minute Christmas shopping. And then over the hustle and bustle of the…

Google Search!

Last week I was searching Google for images to use in potential Christmas Eve ads. One photo that lingers in my mind was that of a dog, tangled up in a string of Christmas lights. The caption I was proposing for the photo was “If this is what Christmas feels like to you, then join…

Joy!

According to the Christian Bible Reference Site, the word “JOY” is mentioned 114 in the Old Testament and 58 times in the New Testament. I try to find “JOY” in most things in my life. It reminds me of happiness, bouncing with glee, tapping my toes and swaying back and forth to name a few.…

We Are Called to Follow

My sons have been learning their parts for the Christmas Musical- Sheep in Heavenly Peace which will be performed December 3 at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary. The characters they play are learning how to become Bethlehem shepherds. In the process, they ended up becoming followers of our great shepherd Jesus Christ. The Lord calls…

Great Thanksgiving

I went to a church for a time, that whenever they had communion, once a month or so, they would say together this thing called the Great Thanksgiving. I never remember how it goes, but there’s this one part I really like, that says “it is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and…