VBS Excitement

   The excitement is growing! There are only six more weeks until the kickoff of our 2017 Vacation Bible School Week from July 10th – 14th. Why is the excitement building? Let me share a few of the reasons…


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Moving & Motivating

     We have just come through our Holy Week activities with our Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services and also our Sunday morning Resurrection Celebrations! Now we are looking forward to what is next in the life of our church family. But what do we have to look forward to…


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A Not So Terrible Parable

     A few weeks ago, the Joyful Sound Children’s Choir presented the musical, “A Not So Terrible Parable.”  It was a “whodunit” take-off of the well-known story that Jesus told about the Good Samaritan helping the man who was beaten, robbed, and left for dead by the side of the road. As the story unfolded, the kids discovered many clues concerning who didn’t have time to help the injured man, but finally were able to deduce who did! Our congregation enjoyed their take on the parable, and the kids thoroughly enjoyed sharing this Bible story with our church family.


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A Special Thank You

     Connie and I once again would like to take this opportunity to thank our church family for their outpouring of love, prayers, and encouraging words during the recent passing of my mother a few weeks ago. The number of calls, cards, flowers, and those who drove quite a distance to either attend the visitation or the service, touched us greatly. It is such a blessing to be ministered to and strengthened by our church family when we suffer loss and separation from a loved one.


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Do You Believe?

     I just recently finished a message series entitled, “FIXER UPPER,” and I shared how we can “fix up” our spiritual lives by trusting in God’s promises, His power, and His presence in our lives. At the end of one of the messages, I shared with you a true story about a man named Charles Blondin…


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A New Year

   As 2016 has quickly drawn to a close, our church leadership is already positioning ourselves for exciting and productive ministry for the New Year. In the last newsletter, I shared with you the people who have faithfully served our church family in a variety of ministries over the past several years. Now, I would like to share with you, and also ask you to begin praying for these people in our church family who will begin assuming roles of leadership on January 1st. Be sure and thank them for their time of commitment and sacrifice.


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Thank You

As we are quickly drawing to a close for 2016, there are several people we need to thank for their time and leadership in serving on a team or committee for the past two or three years. If you see these church members, be sure and show your verbal appreciation to them for the many hours of meetings and implementation of their new ideas and programs. Those who are rotating off at the end of 2016 are:


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Faithfully Speaking

     Are you going to vote? I hope that you do. None of the candidates are perfect. All of the candidates are flawed and have inconsistencies in their past. I am careful in our worship services and also in our meetings not to mix “politics and religion,” and share with you my preferences concerning my political persuasion. I do not allow inserts in the bulletin that have been prepared by a particular political party to show why their candidate is “more Christian” than the other candidate. There is now way too much politics in our denomination as it is. Each person must search their own heart on how they will respond to the privilege we have as Americans because we live in a democracy, and Election Day is just a few short days away.


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Big Tent Weekend

     It was a great weekend!  What am I referring to?  I am talking about our “Big Tent” weekend just a few weeks ago when hundreds of people gathered together for a weekend of special activities. Let me remind you of what you may have missed with your church family…


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Broken to be Whole

   As I begin sharing my thoughts, we are now experiencing our all-church message and small group series known as, The End of Me – based on the book written by Kyle Idleman. For four weeks, we are teaching on subjects right where we live,  and how we can die to ourselves and people can see more of Jesus in us… thus the end of me.


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