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From the Pastor….

by Angie Smith

It’s not uncommon for people at this time of the year, in addition to making resolutions, to compose a mental wish list. As we turn the page of the calendar and think about what the future may hold, we have some, often specific, ways that we would like for it to unfold. You might want […]

Blog from Kristy Engel….

by Angie Smith

One of my “sheroes” is Mother Teresa. I was drawn to her work, her writings and her example long before I had the opportunity to visit India and actually meet people who had trained under her leadership. This January, as you read this letter, in fact, I will be spending some time in India and […]

From the Student Ministry….

by Angie Smith

Who Needs Some Joy? The student ministry has been reflecting and learning about Advent and what the candles in the Advent wreath represent. We have already talked about hope, love, and joy and will end with peace as Christmas arrives and 2018 comes to a close. One of these that has stuck out the most […]

From the Music Ministry…

by Angie Smith

This Is a Day of New Beginnings -Brian Wren, 1978 ©1983, 1987 Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, Ill. 60188 This is a day of new beginnings, time to remember and move on, time to believe what love is bringing, laying to rest the pain that’s gone. For by the life and death of Jesus, love’s […]

From the Children’s Ministry…

by Angie Smith

From the Children’s Ministry…. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Here are a few pictures from 2018. We can’t wait to see what God has in store for us in 2019!

Blog from Kristy Engel…

by Angie Smith

May you be known by LOVE I often read Celtic Daily Prayer as a morning devotional and find that the poems, old writings and blessings from the Celtic tradition speak to me more than many contemporary writings. Paul Field wrote the following meditation, an excerpt from one such reading, that feels like a blessing…particularly one […]

From the Student Ministry…

by Angie Smith

Wise or Poor The last Sunday in November the youth finished the Decisions series by summing up all of the stories we studied. The decisions made by people in the Bible were then deemed as wise or poor or maybe both. One big takeaway was that those that made poor decisions most often did not […]

From the Children’s Ministry…

by Angie Smith

Growing up, my favorite night of the year was Christmas Eve. It had very little to do with the fact that Santa comes on Christmas Eve and everything to do with family. This was the one night of the year that all of my mother’s family gathered at my grandmother’s small home to celebrate the […]

From the Music Ministry…

by Angie Smith

He Came a Child On Sunday, December 16th, our Christmas Choir will lead in worship by presenting a program we are calling He Came a Child. Others involved in the service include pianist Lusia Glagoleva, organist, Mary Ellen Kerrick, the Instrumental Ensemble, and the Preschool and Children’s Choir led by Angela Barker. This service focuses […]

From the Pastor…

by Angie Smith

The current tagline for a magazine I read each week is “Dig deeper. Think harder. Look further.” The slant of the magazine is thoroughly secular and humanist, so I am not going to suggest adopting their perspective. However, anyone serious about a commitment to following the way of Christ could benefit from adopting their motto. […]