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New Sunday School Classes Starting Soon

Pancake Breakfast We’ll have a pancake breakfast on Sunday, January 13, at 9:15 a.m. in Bleekman Hall to kick off our Sunday School classes for the New Year! All children, youth, and their parents/guardians are invited to attend. New Adult Sunday School Class Starting next week, January 20, there will be a new adult class…

40th Anniversary Logo

Thank you to all those who submitted entries for the 40th anniversary logo design. Our slogan is Celebrate the Past – Embrace the Future. This final rendition is a combination of two entries, and neither of the entrants wanted their names to be listed as a winner. They were just happy to have been a part…

The Theory of 1,000 Marbles

Even being newly retired, I’m finding it is still hard to “get it all done” and prioritize. There are always interruptions, especially when you care for others. The Scriptures this week lend themselves to looking at the rhythm of the Christian life, serving and resting. Even Jesus and his disciples were often so overwhelmed with…

My Testimony

The fact that I am alive today is a miracle. This is not a story about me. It is a story about God.

I have been a Christian all of my life. However, I struggled with addiction to alcohol and drugs and major clinical depression for thirty-eight years beginning at the age of fifteen.

As a consequence I lost my family, friends, marriage, career and health. I was suffering from end-stage liver disease and was told by doctors that I had less than a year to live unless I received a liver transplant. It was just me and God now.

Faced with what I thought was an impossible situation; I turned everything over to Him, asking only for His mercy and grace. And, Mercy and Grace is what I received. I can only say that what happened was nothing short of miraculous, the details of which only God could have arranged. This year I will celebrate the 10th anniversary of receiving my liver transplant and the eleventh year of sobriety.

I Have a Dream

I have a dream, many dreams actually; but dreams that tie into one broad aspect and it is the hope that the world would realize that the value of human life is immeasurable, irreplaceable, and a gift from God.

In this world now we see it as replaceable…everyone is replaceable and we are only here for a short amount of time, right? We should make it count which is why I have a dream for America; a hope for the world and a desire for every heart to look beyond their own lives and to put others before themselves.