The Church Series

The Paradoxes of Christmas & Our New Polity

As we enter into the Christmas season, there are a number of announcements to be made! The most celebrated announcement we all anticipate is the coming of Jesus in this upcoming Advent season. It’s amazing to realize the King of kings and Lord of lords was so influential in the history of humanity that our […]

3 P’s for Sunday Night

This coming Sunday, Pastor Larry will preach our last sermon in the series, “The Church: Home Away From Home.”  He will be reminding us where our confidence lies as a church from Matthew 16:13-18.  I trust you have come to gain a better appreciation of the “bride of Christ” in these last 10 weeks.  This series […]

Lifestyles of the Rich & the Famous

There’s a significant difference between the way the world handles a person’s failure and the way the Church does. Both the motivations and the goals are vastly different! Take, for example, the way a celebrity or public official is presented to the public when they make a mistake. Within moments, layer upon layer of media […]

Responsibilities of Church Members

Experience tells most of us that we are far quicker to embrace the benefits of being part of a group of people than we are to embrace the responsibilities placed upon us in return.  As children, we love being showered with gifts by our parents, but we bristle when we are told to make our […]

What Do Pastors Do All Day?

Our well-worn copy has obviously been around for awhile. Richard Scarry’s best-selling book for children “What Do People Do All Day?” was a favorite when our “kids” were kids. Over and over again, I’d read it to them when they weren’t quite old enough to read it themselves. Now I have the privilege of reading […]

New Proposed Bylaws

We have just posted our new proposed Bylaws. Copies will be available on Sunday, but you can download them here. We will be having a special business meeting on November 9 to pray together and vote on these Bylaws. Here’s a letter from the pastors about the process thus far as well as the revisions that […]

A 4-Step How-To for Maintaining Unity

A couple weeks ago I preached on the priority God places upon unity within churches – unity with Christ and unity with one another. Because of what God has already done, we are called to “make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit (Eph. 4:3).” But what are some specific ways we can […]

Birthdays, Blogs, & Bulky Weight-Lifters

Welcome to our Church Series blog! Thanks so much to taking the time to follow our posts! As my birthday candles have increased and manual labor as a profession has decreased, I’ve embraced the fact that I need to exercise if I want to ensure this body of mine can keep up for the long […]