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 23, 2018

Church Family, would you join me in prayer this summer?  There are a few things happening and in the works that we would love to have you join with us in prayer over.

Over the next few months, we want to put together a worship ministry team that has a heart to plan and execute dynamic worship experiences for our church body.  When planning within the worship arts (really the arts of any kind), it is so beneficial to have a range of input.  There are also so many moving parts leading to any given...

May 18, 2018

Hello Everyone.  May is here and in full swing.  Before this month slips away, I need you to know a few

things. 

     1. We will have ONE service on Memorial Day weekend, May 27.  Sunday

         School will take place at 9:45 a.m., and Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.

         There will be NO 8:30 a.m. service.

     2. Monday, May 14, was the last day to get the early bird discount for

         Mahoning...

March 28, 2018

“The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.  Come and see the place where he lay.  Then go quickly and tell his disciples’…”  (Matthew 28:5-7a)

March 25  Palm Sunday  (regular schedule)

March 30  Good Friday-Candlelight Communion

                       Service  7 p.m.

 April 1      Resurrection Sunday (regular sc...

March 21, 2018

This coming Easter season is exciting!  Here’s some of what is on the horizon:

Palm Sunday:  During second service our PreK and Preschool kids will be joining us during the 10:45 a.m. service.  Look for the joy (or maybe bashfulness?) as our little ones come down the aisle during the first song.  Don’t be late to service or you will miss out!

Good Friday:  We are going to have a special time of communion on Friday evening at 7 p.m.  This service will be a quiet and reflective time to hea...

March 12, 2018

Have you ever considered that we, as a church, celebrate Easter weekly?  I know...there aren’t all the bunnies and eggs and pretty things.  But there is actually a reason for the day of the week we choose to come together as a body of believers. 

We meet on the first day of the week, and have since the beginning of the church.  Check out Acts 20:7…”On the first day of the week we came together to break bread.  Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept...

February 26, 2018

I am thrilled to report we have some awesome students stepping up in BIG ways around here at Center. If you see one of them do me a favor and say thank you.

I also want to say thanks to those adult leaders who are taking our students under their wing to provide a space of encouragement, challenge, and training.

As part of the process to engage these new student servants, we have three “Signposts of Spiritual Health.” These are three questions to assess yourself as well:

1) Am I committed to corpora...

February 2, 2018

Planning Sunday’s worship services, I have been contemplating and fleshing out an important understanding of communicating with God during our times of worship together.  Often worship leaders “invite the presence of God into the space”.  As I sought this out in scripture, I’ve noticed two things.  First, God is omnipresent, meaning that the presence of the Lord is everywhere at once.  (Isaiah 66:1-2, Jeremiah 23:23-24, Job 38:19-20, 32-33, Psalm 11:4-5)  Second, and possibly more poignantly, Je...

January 31, 2018

For 2018, the leadership at Center would like to give a call to prayer!  Scripture is clear that we are to be people of prayer.  That involves each of us individually.  We are to also be a people of prayer which involves each of us corporately.  On the 4th Sunday of each month throughout this year, we will set aside time in each service on Sunday morning to do just that—PRAY.  At the beginning of the month we will invite you all to join us in intercessory prayer for a specific area on your own t...

January 17, 2018

The New Year is a great time to commit to a newer and healthier way of doing things.  So, what are some newer and healthier ways of worshipping together in 2018?  During the prophetic time of Amos in the Old Testament, the people of Israel needed to realign their worship.  This is what God has to say to them:

“I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.  Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; and the...

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