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  • A New Lenten Worship Series, March 1 – April 5, “Blessed in the Lord: Romans 8”

    A New Lenten Worship Series, March 1 – April 5, “Blessed in the Lord: Romans 8”

    “If the Bible were a mountain range, it is said, Romans 8 would be its highest peak.” – Tim Keller

         For the season of Lent, the preparation time for Holy Week and Easter, we will be delving into Romans chapter 8.  This chapter will be the center of each of the six worship services, but in addition, we invite you to study with us the study guide, “If God Is For us: The Everlasting Truth of Our Great Salvation,” by Trillia Newbell.

    “I can say after reading this study that Trillia Newbell is a sure-footed mountain guide that will help you climb this great passage and get some of its best breathtaking views of God and our salvation in Christ.” – Tim Keller

          This book is a daily study guide to be used individually, but we are also scheduling weekly small group meetings for those who are interested in coming together for further study.  The church will have books available for purchase, or you can buy them on your own.  Join us as we are enriched through God’s Word.

  • Ash Wednesday and Lent, A Time of Preparation

    Ash Wednesday and Lent, A Time of Preparation

    The Ash Wednesday service, celebrated on February 26, is a special time to recommit ourselves to God as we strive to grow in grace, taking seriously Paul’s call to “present ourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God” (Romans 12:1). The service will begin at 7 PM, includes literally nailing our sins on the cross, and concludes as palm ash (from the palms used for Palm Sunday last year) are used to draw a cross on each person’s forehead as a sign of confession, repentance, and dedication to God. 

  • Being a Christian in a Post-Christian Society, February Worship Series

    Being a Christian in a Post-Christian Society, February Worship Series

    The Bible Belt is getting thinner.  More and more we are living in a post-Christian society, where our foundational beliefs are different from the people around us.  In a lot of ways it is similar to the Book of Acts, where the folks around the early church worshipped many different gods and had a hostile attitude towards those strange folks called Christians.  How do we be the church in this post-Christian world?  Come to worship in February to learn how the Apostle Paul coped, and thrived!

  • M.A.D. Club Starts Again February 5

    M.A.D. Club Starts Again February 5

    Our children’s ministry program, M.A.D. Club, (Music, Art and Drama) went great in the fall.  Children from 2nd grade through 6th grade gathered every Wednesday from 4 to 6 PM to do art projects, play games, eat snacks, and work on a Christmas musical.  This musical, called “All About the Baby,” introduced us to some “sheepish” characters, and wondered what it might have been like if they could tell us about their “front row seat experience” of  the events of that holy night!  The performances went great on Dec. 4 & 8 and we thank all of you who came to watch and support this ministry. We will be having a spring session of MAD Club as well in 2020, again meeting on Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 6 PM.  It will meet from February 5 through April 22, with musical performances on April 22 & 26.  Please get the word out to all the families you know, and we can always use more volunteers.  We need people to provide snacks at 4 PM, do publicity, help with art, a video/computer operator and people willing to help with music and drama.  Help us reach the children and families of our community with the Good News of Christ through M.A.D. Club.

  • Dinner Theater and Silent Auction, March 28 & 29  

    Dinner Theater and Silent Auction, March 28 & 29  

    Maddie, editor of the Wings Publishing Company, discovers her boss has been murdered just moments before an important contract-signing party.  All Maddie and her staff have to do is keep the murder under wraps until notorious author Lionel Upshaw signs a contract, bringing about a new loan from J.B. Odell which will save the company.  Of course, there is another murder at the party, a television crew arrives to tape the festivities, and the late boss’s new fiancée shows up.

    This new dinner theater, a fund raiser for the church’s food pantry, will take place on Saturday Night, March 28, at 6 PM and Sunday Night, March 29, at 5 PM, and will include dinner.  There will also be a silent auction each night – so think about what items you could donate for the food pantry ministry.  A sign-up sheet to volunteer to help with the play is posted on the church bulletin board.   Rehearsals will start on Sunday, January 19 from 1 to 4 PM.   Please keep this ministry in your prayers.

  • Hanging of the Greens Saturday, Dec. 7th

    Hanging of the Greens Saturday, Dec. 7th

    The Hanging of the Greens--our traditional service of Christmas carols, holly and mistletoe, and beautiful candlelight--will be held Saturday, December 7th, at 7 PM.  The Chancel Choir will be singing Christmas hymns, and the congregation will join in for some traditional Christmas carols.  Children and adults will help decorate the sanctuary to look its very best for this blessed season.  Following the Hanging of the Greens worship service, refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall.  During this time of refreshments we will be holding our annual Christmas Cookie Contest!!  Cookies will be judged in six categories: Children, youth and adult - best tasting and best looking.  Please come to the Hanging of the Greens and start your season off right!

  • M.A.D. Christmas Play, Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 PM

    M.A.D. Christmas Play, Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 PM

    M.A.D. Club (Music, Art and Drama) is going strong and will conclude on Wednesday, Dec. 4 with the presentation of their Christmas musical, “All About That Baby.”  The musical is “sheepishly fun.”   We know the Christmas season is busy but we pray that you will support this ministry, and the outreach efforts of our church, by attending the play and greeting visiting parents, friends and family of our MAD kids.

  • Cover-dish Brunch and Children’s Christmas Party, Sunday Morning, Dec. 8

    Cover-dish Brunch and Children’s Christmas Party, Sunday Morning, Dec. 8

    Our annual Christmas bunch and children’s party is a celebration for children and adults. The covered-dish brunch will feature great food, and children’s activities include a special visit from St. Nicholas, bishop of Myra, a goody bag including a Christmas ornament gift for each child from the church, and a Christmas piñata.  Come experience the joy of Christmas.