Operation Christmas Child – Monthly Collections

Each year, our church, along with our Awana program, partners with Samaritan's Purse to pack boxes to bless children in need around the world. In the U.S. in 2017, over 9 million shoeboxes were packed.  In November of 2017, our church packed 182.  Praise God! Here is a list of items to donate for Operation Christmas Child for the “item of the month.” However, if you see an item at a bargain price, grab it.  Place items in the trunk in the back stairway.  Thank you for your efforts each Read more [...]

A report on our 2017 strategic goals

You've come a long way baby! Two years ago we began the process of envisioning what the future of our church will look like. If you remember we developed the vision map with the purpose of trying to determine God’s preferred future for us. In time the vision map morphed into a more simplified version we called the vision lens. There is nothing magical about the vision lens. It is only meant to help us more clearly understand God’s purpose for our church family. It answers the questions: Read more [...]

Why pray?

Rejoice always! Pray without ceasing! Give thanks in all circumstances! For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) Why pray? God is worthy of our worship & time! Prayer glorifies Him. Why pray? Prayer changes us! We mature spiritually as we praise Him, thank Him, ponder His Word, repent & receive forgiveness from Him, ask Him for our needs, lift others up to Him, and rest confidently in His care. Why pray? The Father commands it! If we Love Read more [...]

Held Together series overview

 “And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” - Colossians 1:17 From a cosmic perspective the daily reality of our world is illogical. The default mindset for human beings is to deny or disregard God’s contribution to the universe, namely that He is its Creator. He came first, before anything that can be seen and all those things that cannot. By His word light, space, time, stars, planets, air, plants, animals, beauty, joy, people, everything came to exist. Read more [...]