Archives for October 2014

Scripture Theme for November

OUR Theme Scripture for the month of November is I Thessalonians 5:16-18. I challenge you to start reading it every day as you work to commit it to memory. SCRIPTURE: I THESSALONIANS 5:16-18 Rejoice always; Pray without ceasing; In everything give thanks; For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. NOTE the “in everything give thanks” phrase. The “giving thanks in EVERYTHING” is the difficult part. It’s easy to “give thanks” for the blessings during good times but not so much … [Read more...]

A New Legacy

This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.  Joshua 1:8 As a people, we are healthier but not happier. We are drenched in knowledge but parched for wisdom. Materially we are wealthy, but we suffer a profound poverty of the soul. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the state of the family. … [Read more...]

The Importance of Music for Children

Recently someone recommended a great article to me about the importance of music in the overall development of children. Most of what is in the article I have read before but it was a great reminder of how important music and the arts are to a child’s physical, emotional, and spiritual development. Research has shown for some time the connectedness of music with increased math and science scores. This article reiterates that point along with many others. Please check out this article by … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs – October 17, 2014

On Sunday morning the congregation will vote to affirm the 2015 Church Budget. Some have asked the reason for voting on a Sunday morning. Doing so is a reminder that the budget is for the whole church. It represents how we get the work of our church done throughout the year. Unfortunately there are those who take a church budget for granted or fail to see its importance. A church budget represents a spending plan for ministry, not just a wish list. We live in a day and time when most church … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs – October 10, 2014

Join me in expressing appreciation to those who serve with me on our Ministry Leadership Team. It is a privilege to serve with them throughout the year and to know their heart for the Lord and our church. Please remember to pray for Keith, Ricky, Dan, Greg and Mark as they serve us. “CONNECTED” is off to an excellent beginning.This six week Sunday Night study draws us together as a church family. We are the“body of Christ” but sometimes need reminders to help us appreciate the unique roles … [Read more...]