What Is Love, Anyway?

We all want it. We all want to share it. But do we know what it is?

Love is one of the more complicated things to define, but that makes it no less desirable to have. With Valentine’s Day around the corner we will take a moment to discuss what love is and what it is not, in hopes of having a healthier relationship with it.

See you Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Strength To Overcome When The Storms Hit

There are times in life when it feels like smooth sailing, and then there are times when the storms hit and life feels overwhelming and out of control. How do we get through these stormy times?

There is a beautiful story in the Bible about the disciples struggling with their boat on the stormy sea while Jesus walked on the water to be with them. As Jesus approaches, Peter asks if he can walk to Him on the water. Peter is invited to step out of the boat and walk on the sea. He walks for a moment but then instead of keeping his focus on Jesus and walking to Him he becomes terrified by the wind and the waves and begins to sink. After crying out for help he is taken by the hand and lifted up and he and Jesus climb into the boat and the storms cease.

There is a message for us in that story, don’t you think?

Please join us for worship on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

In Support Of Mental And Spiritual Health

We can all experience times of sadness, despair, depression and worry. And there are some of us that fall deeply into these kinds of feelings and we cannot seem to get back out again. Yes, mental illness is real. There are some of us who cannot, for one reason or another, live a balanced life without the support of therapy, medication and other means of support.

As a society we need to bring this topic into the light. We need to move it out of the place of shame and blame and recognize that people from all walks of life are suffering from mental illness and that we can do much more to support one another.

Join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. as we break some of the silence around this topic.

 

Don’t Lose Hope, God Is With You

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On this Fourth Sunday of Advent the subject is HOPE. The Christmas story brings hope in what is described as a very dark and desolate time – when hope seemed lost. In our personal lives we can at times feel that there is no hope. That we have been abandoned or forgotten or left out of the happiness every one else seems to have been blessed with. This Sunday come and hear the message of hope the Lord has given in the WORD. As Mary said when she learned that she would carry the promised Savior: “With God nothing will be impossible.”

Please join us Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Christmas Tableaux Worship Service 5:00 p.m.

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The Christmas story will be presented in living pictures as a Christmas Tableaux (Nativity play) this Sunday, December 11th. beginning at 5:00 pm. This is a wonderful service for children and adults love it too. It is a good way to get filled with the spirit of Christmas.
You are invited to stay afterwards for a potluck supper.

Please Note: There will be no morning service this Sunday the 11th

Christmas: Where’s The Peace?

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The celebration of Christmas comes with a promise of peace. It is something we hope and yearn for at a busy time of year and at a time where we reflect on the passing year and all its tumultuous events, both personally and globally. Sometimes as we consider the nature of our lives we wonder if the prophecy of the Lord’s birth and the ensuing peace that was promised was all a hoax: did something go wrong? Where’s the peace?

This Sunday we will look at the what true peace is, where it comes from and how to make it a living part of our lives. See you Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Give Thanks, Receive Blessings

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We are reminded by many stories in the Word about how important our attitude is in our spiritual life. There are many references to those who received blessings from the God because they possessed humility: people like Abel, Moses, Abraham, David, the Centurion, and a certain tax collector. Conversely, we see examples of people with hard hearts whose lives were cursed: like Cain and Pharaoh.
This Sunday we will celebrate Thanksgiving as a congregation. As we think about gratitude and thanksgiving we will look at the spiritual benefit of cultivating humility within our selves. Humility can literally turn a life that feels upside down, right side up; allowing love and insight from God to flow in and impact our lives.

Come celebrate with us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. We will enjoy a community potluck lunch and pie baking contest following the service.