Mission Activities

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Members of our congregation ministered in northeast Brazil February 1-8 in two “Fermata” retreat/clinics for pastoral couples. Photos are here.

Our missionaries, Ghena and Dasha Milcev, gave a testimony in the morning service on February 12th. They serve in eastern Europe with Athletes in Action. An audio recording of their mission update (in the Sunday School session) is here:

Women’s Bible Study – Thursday Evenings

marys_heartThe Ladies Bible Study meets in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday evenings at 6:00pm. All gals are invited! The current topic is Joanna Weaver’s book:

“The life of a woman today isn’t really all that different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord’s feet…but the daily demands of a busy world just won’t leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to serve him…yet you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy.

Then comes Jesus, right into the midst of your busy Mary/Martha life—and He extends the same invitation He issued long ago to the two sisters of Bethany. Tenderly He invites you to choose ‘the better part’—a joyful life of ‘living-room’ intimacy with Him that flows naturally into ‘kitchen service’ for Him.

How can you make that choice? Now updated with a new 12 week companion Bible study, Weaver shows how all of us—Marys and Marthas alike—can draw closer to our Lord, deepening our devotion, strengthening our service, and doing both with less stress and greater joy.”

RightNow Media

Our church has renewed our membership with RightNow Media for 2017!

RightNow Media is like “Netflix for the church” because they have a huge library with thousands of video sessions that people can access anytime, anywhere. This online media library has a vast collection of educational and inspirational videos for adults and children. The church’s subscription provides free access to everyone associated with our fellowship. If you don’t have an active membership, request it through the RNM page here.

January 8th Services Snowed Out

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Since our community has had several inches of snow and the driving is risky, the church services for Sunday, January 8, 2017 have been cancelled.

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Other news:
The Women’s Bible Study will start a new study called Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World (see Luke 10:38-42). The series begins on Thursday, January 12th at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.
GriefShare will have an additional meeting on Sunday, January 15th (4:30pm-5:45pm). John Woodward of Grace Fellowship will give a talk on counseling principles that relate to bereavement. (All are welcome.)
Wednesday evenings are back to their full schedule at 6:00pm:
*Bible Study & Prayer
*Celebration Choir
*Carpenter Shop Kids
*Frontline Student Ministry

Entering the New Year

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Here is the church schedule as we conclude 2016.

Wednesday, December 28th:

  • The Youth Group meets 4:30-8:00pm for pizza and an inspirational movie.
  • The weekly Prayer and Bible Study will be held in the main auditorium at 6:00pm
  • (There will be no choir rehearsal, or children’s Carpenter Shop.)

The church offices are closed this week.
Disaster Relief Warehouse is closed this week and will reopen on January 3, 2017.

Christmas Week Services

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  • Wednesday, December 21st at 6:00pm we will go caroling in the neighborhood. (There will be no choir, youth service or Carpenter Shop that night.)
  • On Saturday evening, December 24th, the church will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 5:30pm in the worship center.
  • On Christmas morning there will be no Sunday School classes. The worship service will be held on Christmas morning at 10:30am. All are welcome at these services!

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'” Luke 2:9-14 (KJV)