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A NAME WORTH REMEMBERING

  Recently I was reminded of how we choose to name our children. Often times the names chosen reflect a relative that has meant a lot to us growing up. Many families choose biblical names of biblical characters that have outstanding character qualities that we hope will be reflected in the life of this new

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FIELDS OF FAITH

What does an Old Testament book about a woman named Naomi, her daughter in-law Ruth, her husband Boaz and their baby Obed have to do with our faith or life in 2017? That is the question we have been reflecting on as a congregation for several Sundays now. Our sermon series on Ruth has been

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ADVENT – JUST IN TIME

  “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law,to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.” (Galatians 4:4–5) JUST IN TIME Jesus came “in the fulness of time” — when the time was exactly right, when

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ADVENT – THE GIFT

“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency

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PRAY FIVE WORDS

  This past week our dear friends Jacob and Carol Lee boarded a plane to head back to Uganda where they serve as missionaries. As a church we had the privilege to pray over them this Sunday. We also committed to continue praying for them personally and for the ministry of Reaching Africa’s Unreached (RAU).

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CALLED TO GREATNESS

  “He must increase, but I must decrease”, certainly was not the response expected.  After all, wasn’t this John, the Baptizer from the wilderness?  His disciples thought they knew him well, or maybe not.  Maybe their focus was misdirected. CALLED TO THE GREATNESS OF HUMILITY Who was this John?  Scripture tells of the angel Gabriel

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