Movie Night

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You are invited to Movie Night on July 17th at 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall.  We will be watching, “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”.  This is a great movie about a talking dog (who is a genius) who adopts a boy, Sherman.  They have hilarious time traveling adventures…fun for all ages.  Popcorn and soda provided.  All are welcome!!

Worship This Sunday

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Please join us at 10:30 am in the sanctuary for worship

You are invited to worship with us this weekend.  We are beginning a new sermon series on the life and times of King David.  We will focus on 1 Samuel 16:1-13.  Our choir will sing a special patriotic anthem and we will celebrate communion.  We pray you will join us.

All are welcome here: whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey.

Last Week’s Sermon

Sunday, July 5, 2015 Pageant Parade

Sunday, July 5, 2015 Pageant Parade

Grace Traces

Thursday, July 2

Being the Church Today: Facing Hard Times

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In these days following the tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, we know the fragility and brokenness in this life.  We know that humans have a great capacity for harm (as well as for good as the Charleston residents have shown in spades following the attack).  I am concerned that we are anesthetized to violence around us.  We also seem unable to sustain the strength, conviction or courage to make changes to our culture of fear.  It will take more than liking a post on Facebook, re-tweeting someones 144 characters, or giving a few dollars on a website.  This will take a sustained effort on the part of people to say, “No more.”  No more will we allow a false choices that are presented by the political voices and lobbyists today.  No more shrugging our shoulders.  No more sidestepping issues.  Charleston shines a light bright on racism, gun violence, hatred, and our cultural paralysis to talk about these issues.  Talk, not as the only solution, but as a way that might start to help or point toward changes.  Being the church means living in a culture that is constantly proving a doctrine of sinfulness and missing the mark.  And being the church means we are not immune to proving that doctrine in our own meetings, sermons, and actions as well.  We need courage to dive into the brokenness, not with a Savior complex…that job has already been taken.  Jesus was born, lived a life of love, died because of his willingness to share God’s unconditional love with all people, but that was not the end.  Death was conquered…fear need not be the only emotion that drives our decisions.  Yet, no matter how many Easters we have celebrated, the truth never really takes center stage in our lives..  .  ..Read More

Bible Study

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On July 8th from 11:30 am to 1 pm, we will gather in Fellowship Hall to view a film on the life of Philip Simmons.  

This film reviews Simmons’ life and his struggle with ALS.  It opens our hearts to the truths of living and facing our own mortality.  I pray you will join us for the film and a short conversation reflecting on the film following.

Hope you will join in the conversation. You are always welcome.