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November 6, 2018

Without Him, We’re Gonna Be In A Big Mess.

Without Him, We’re Gonna Be In A Big Mess.

“Church Chuckles” is a delightful little book compiled by Ellen Blooming and Paul Seaburn. A caption on the cover says, “Laughter is Divine”. In these serious and trying times a little laughter goes a long way in helping us keep our sanity and perspective.  In this delightful book, a little boy is praying, “Dear God, […]

October 30, 2018

Upcoming Seasonal Events

Upcoming Seasonal Events

With the coming of November and December we enter the season of Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Both events open to us many opportunities for family time, worship, and reflection.  I encourage you to plan family time when you can be together, express your love for one another and revel in the precious gift of family. We […]

October 23, 2018

Yes, Church Costs!

Yes, Church Costs!

Two church members were engaged in a serious conversation about the financial status of their church, one said to the other, “Our church costs too much. They are always asking for money!” The other church member replied, “Sometime ago a little boy was born into our home. He costs us a lot of money from […]

October 16, 2018

Excel in the Grace of Giving

Excel in the Grace of Giving

Last Sunday, the primary text for the message came from 2 Corinthians 8:7 “But just as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us – see that you also excel in this grace of giving.” The context in which this text is written […]

October 9, 2018

Missionaries – Beyond Our Borders

Missionaries - Beyond Our Borders

I have found it a rich experience to carefully study the lives of Missionaries who have changed the world.  During the past two months we were inspired and challenged by the stories of William Carey, Adoniram and Ann Judson, Bill Wallace, Lottie Moon and Bill Elliot.  Out of those studies I have made some observations […]

October 2, 2018

Invite Someone to Church

Invite Someone to Church

The Psalmist said, “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.” (Psalms 122:1) It is my prayer that every Sunday you feel gladness, joy and delight in coming together for worship. I hope that you will feel excitement and anticipation about next Sunday, October 7. We […]

September 25, 2018

The Solid Rock

The Solid Rock

  Over the past two weeks with the trauma of Larry Nunnery’s unexpected death in our church family, the loss of Ronnie Stallings, Whitt’s brother and the devastation of Hurricane Florence, an uplifting song of inspiration and consolation has been on my mind. It’s entitled “The Solid Rock”. The words are worthy of our deepest […]

September 17, 2018

Cast Your Cares Upon The Lord

Cast Your Cares Upon The Lord

With the sickness, death, trauma, confusion, chaos  and natural disasters like fires, volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes  in our own community and around the world  – not to exclude the hate, animosity, bigotry, lying, murders, gang violence, political turmoil and everyday dangers, a song has been reverberating in my mind: When the storms of life […]

September 11, 2018

Little Church, Big Heart

Little Church, Big Heart

You have been hearing me say for some time now that “We are a little church with a big heart”.  I sincerely believe that. Being small doesn’t mean that we are helpless. Being small does not mean that we are insignificant; being small doesn’t mean that we can’t take on big projects. That fact was […]

September 5, 2018

Ordination

Ordination

Next Sunday, September 9th, we will hold a solemn service of Deacon Ordination for Iva Snyder during morning worship at 11:00am. Ordination is grounded in Biblical practice and teaching. It is a ceremony of setting apart or commissioning a member of the church to a special place of leadership and service. The high moment of […]

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