Blog from Kristy Engel…

What next? Over the last several weeks, since Dr. King retired, the congregation has spent a lot of time discussing the question, “What next?,” in terms of the church’s work in the community. We have heard from various speakers, read books, watched videos, and talked...

From the Children’s Ministry….

There is a phrase that I probably overused as a teacher and have no idea where it came from, “Don’t just sit there like a bump on a pickle!” That phrase comes to mind as we end a month thinking about, praying for, and dreaming of the future of our church.  While I am...

From the Music Ministry….

Hospitality In Worship How can we express hospitality in our worship services? First, we need to acknowledge that a Christian worship service is a unique event; it is not a concert, it is not a lecture, it is not a pep rally, although it has some elements of all those...

Blog from Kristy Engel….

Philippians 4:7 says, “Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” When I sat down to write this newsletter, I really wanted it to be positive and encouraging....

From the Music Ministry….

Welcome In Many Ways Obviously, we are in a time of transition. Times of transition are natural times to consider what has been done and examine core beliefs and practices. It is not that lots of changes need to be made, but it is a good idea for every organization to...

From the Children’s Ministry….

As I write this I am sitting on a deck overlooking a quiet, beautiful lake in Maine.  Nature is singing all around me and the only reminder that I am not alone is the sound of cars on the highway in the distance.  This is one of the most peaceful places I know. It is...