Easter, Adopting a Family, and Service Time Change (Newsletter 04.10.19)

Dear Church Family, Jesus Christ has risen from the dead! Everything—including eternity—hangs on Easter. If Christ has not risen, Christianity is a sham. If Christ has not risen, we are still in our sins. If Christ has not risen, we will not be resurrected either. But thanks be to God that He has risen so … Continue reading Easter, Adopting a Family, and Service Time Change (Newsletter 04.10.19)

Two Opportunities to Give (Newsletter 11.28.18)

Dear Church Family, Yesterday (11/27) was Giving Tuesday. If you’re like me, you probably received several forms of communication asking you to give in support of different organizations. The last month of the year is full of opportunities to give. The tradition of giving gifts during the Christmas season reminds us of the greatest gift … Continue reading Two Opportunities to Give (Newsletter 11.28.18)

Are You Lonely Even though You’re Not Alone? (Newsletter 09.12.18)

Dear Church Family, Are you lonely even though you’re not alone? In a newsletter a few weeks ago we talked about loneliness brought on from isolating ourselves, but here I want to qualify that isolation. Maybe the most common way we think about isolation is deciding to be alone. But it is also possible to … Continue reading Are You Lonely Even though You’re Not Alone? (Newsletter 09.12.18)

Church Covenant, Section 2 (Newsletter 10.04.17)

Dear Church Family, The second section of our newly adopted church covenant reads: “We will walk together in brotherly love, exercise an affectionate care and watchfulness over one another, and faithfully encourage and counsel one another as occasion may require with wisdom and humility.” Let’s break this down into its three parts. 1) We will … Continue reading Church Covenant, Section 2 (Newsletter 10.04.17)

Upcoming Members’ Meeting (Newsletter 09.20.17)

Dear Church Family, Lord willing, this coming Sunday night (9/24), the Long Range Planning Committee’s proposal for our updated church documents will be discussed and then voted on by all members present in our regular quarterly business meeting. These documents include our church constitution, bylaws, and policies. I wonder how many of you read “church … Continue reading Upcoming Members’ Meeting (Newsletter 09.20.17)

Different Preachers, Updated Documents, and a New Series (Newsletter 09.06.17)

Dear Church Family, This coming Sunday (9/10) and the following Wednesday (9/13) our church will be privileged to have Nathan McCravey, Jim Roberts, and Harold McConnell minister the Word to us. It is a great blessing to have so many men equipped by God serving our church. This will be Nathan’s first time to preach … Continue reading Different Preachers, Updated Documents, and a New Series (Newsletter 09.06.17)

Is Work a Good Thing? (Newsletter 08.30.17)

Dear Church Family, Is work a good thing? Many would argue the answer depends on compensation, time commitment, responsibilities, and satisfaction level. Others give their answer through their evasion of work by either refusing to work altogether or being off task when they’re supposed to be working. Our federal government’s Department of Labor has answered … Continue reading Is Work a Good Thing? (Newsletter 08.30.17)

Newsletter: March 16, 2016

Dear Church Family, Have you ever wondered why “brother,” “brothers,” and “brotherly” are used so frequently in the New Testament in comparison to their feminine counterparts? This may seem sexist to some people, so many Bible translations have started including “brothers and sisters” in place of just “brothers.” Versions without “and sisters,” have decided to … Continue reading Newsletter: March 16, 2016