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One Sacred Effort

Throughout the centuries since Jesus ascended to Heaven, believers have sought with One Sacred Effort to evangelize the world. Therefore, our church seeks to make Christ known to the nations through missional going and giving. There are 11,000 – plus distinct people groups around the world with more than 6,500 being considered unreached for Christ. […]

The Journey Continues

It is not only “beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” but the sounds of the season ring throughout the halls of our church. We are in the busy time of Christmas when our church’s focus is on giving the gospel to thousands through the unique music and drama presentation called the Living Christmas Trees. […]

Journey To The Manger

Christmas is not a man-made myth, folklore tradition, or religious symbol. It is history’s great reality – God came in the flesh to dwell among us. The simple picture of the manger crib reminds us of the great humility of our Savior who loved a lost world so much that He came to be born […]

Restoring Thanksgiving

As we approach the annual holiday and time of national remembrance called “Thanksgiving,” recall that it was President Abraham Lincoln who initiated that first national celebration during the Civil War. It was called “The National Day of Thanksgiving and Praise,” issued in a formal proclamation on October 3, 1863. This was to be a special […]

Watching God Work With Special People

Deacons and staff are hosting a special Widow and Widowers Luncheon this Sunday afternoon. Like the early church, we believe that there should be focused, organized ministry to the widows (Acts 6:1). The early deacons “picked seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom” to minister to the widows (Acts 6:3). […]

Expressing Love

After Noah Robert Yeldell’s birth on October 25, I shared from the pulpit the joy of our new grandson. I also want to put in print my gratitude for how our church loves our children and grandchildren. Of course, they love you. My daughter and son, who live in Ohio, as well as Kristin, have […]

Prayer For Government Leaders

During this election time, Christian citizens must remember that we are to pray “For kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Timothy 2:2). Even if we do not agree with them and their decisions, that is all the more reason to pray […]

Christian Citizenship

We are allowed the precious privilege of being a Christian citizen in a free country. Our system of self-government assures that we have some voice in the affairs of the nation, but God wants His “will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven” (Matthew 6:10). As a church, we are not seeking […]

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