May 25, 2018

In June and July, our sermon series will be focusing on how Jesus has fulfilled, or will fulfill, the Jewish Feasts as instructed by God for the Jewish people in the Old Testament. 

On Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m., you are invited to experience Jesus in the Passover Seder Meal.  Please RSVP by Friday, June 15 by either calling the church office or by signing up at the Sign-up Center in the church foyer.

Families and individuals are welcome to celebrate Jesus, our Passover Lamb, as each table wal...

May 21, 2018

Change is not easy.  Can I get an amen to that?  As I am climbing the age ladder to halfway to 90, I am realizing the older you get the harder it is to adapt to change.  That doesn’t give us an excuse to resist change because some change is good.  On the other side though, we should never change just for the sake of change.

I cannot even imagine what the Christians went through in the first century who were raised in Judaism.  Their whole life was spent seeing God a certain way and...

April 4, 2018

Several months ago I needed a new pair of jeans.  My favorite pair had become unwearable.  My first mistake was going to look for new jeans by myself.  I usually take one of my teen daughters with me, as I tend to panic when I shop by myself and make questionable purchases.  This situation was no different.

My second mistake was going into a store that I used to shop for jeans at 20 years ago, but now only those 20 and younger shop there.  I believe I look young for 45 years old, b...

March 26, 2018

 “It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.  Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’  When he had said this, he breathed his last.  The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, ‘Surely this was a righteous man.’  When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their brea...

March 9, 2018

If you didn’t know, my path for full-time ministry was “unconventional” to say the least.  After Bible College and until I entered full-time ministry 10 years ago, I always did weekend ministry.  My full-time job during those 12 years of weekend ministry was social work.

The social work that I did was specific to child abuse and neglect prevention at first and then the majority of those years was served in a supervisory level on the intervention side of child welfare.  I doubt my heart and m...

February 21, 2018

“Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb.  It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance.  ‘Take away the stone,’ he said.  ‘But, Lord,’ said Martha, the sister of the dead man, ‘by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.’  Then Jesus said, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?’  So they took away the stone.  Then Jesus looked up and said, ‘Father, I thank you that you have heard me.  I knew that you always hear me, but I...

February 9, 2018

My last article was about the need and responsibility we have to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are being persecuted throughout the world.  Reports show that some 215 million Christians experience high, very high, or extreme persecution.

The need to pray is real.  The reason for prayer is severe.  The time to pray is now.  But “how to pray” is a question upon many hearts who are willing.

The following comes from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and is extre...

February 5, 2018

If you are between the ages of 18 and 30 and feel like it’s hard to find a place to connect and relate within the church, then we want to invite you to be a part of an ongoing Sunday school class to create that connection and community. Starting the first Sunday in March, at 9:45 a.m., in Room 201, we invite you to become “Rooted”.

January 26, 2018

One of the weirdest feelings for me, is getting my mouth numb for a dental procedure.  I remember the last time I had that done, I couldn't feel my bottom lip for what seemed like an hour afterwards.  I remember taking a drink and drooling all over myself.  I also remember even nibbling on my lip with the amazement that I couldn't feel a thing.  Of course, the numbness wore off and the drooling occurrences were decreased greatly and the nibbling began to hurt.  It’s the strangest feeling to have...