Blog from Kristy Engel….

Philippians 2:4 says, “Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.” (emphasis mine) I have preached on this verse several times and admit that it often feels like I’m banging my head upon a wall when I look at our world today. Call...

From the Children’s Ministry…

The hometown newspaper in Hartwell had a tradition years ago of recognizing a “Mother of the Year.” It used to make me feel guilty every year for not nominating my mother. I just did not like it being a competition. One year, I decided to write an anonymous letter to...

From the Music Ministry

Why Singing in a Choir Makes You Happier This month I am taking a break from writing a newsletter article to share with you, in its entirety, an article by Jaime Babbitt. It relates to my April newsletter article about the joy and benefits of singing together. This...

Blog from Kristy Engel (04.01.21)

Compassion Galatians 5:22-23 says, “By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.” I suspect that, if you have spent much time in church, this...

From the Children’s Ministry (04.01.21)

Have you ever found that the difficult times in our lives often bring about opportunities to minister? The thought came to me as I talked with a neighbor whose husband was hospitalized with Covid. It wasn’t the first time since my illness that I was able to offer...

From the Student Ministry (04.01.21)

Stretchy pants for Lent Yes, I said it. Go on and pull up your favorite Thanksgiving dinner pants in preparation for Lenten season. You know the ones that have the elastic in the seams or that extra emergency button for those large servings of sweet potato...