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New Year...Time to Renew

Posted by Sally Bland on

Welcome to 2020!  The start of a new year often inspires people to better their lives in some way, maybe even make a New Year's resolution or two.  To me New Year's resolutions quickly become lists of things I actually will not follow through on.  Because of this I decided a while...

Anticipation

Posted by Greg Lunsford on

I truly love this time of year. The traditions that take place. The active rhythms in church and family that center us and point us to Jesus. It really is special. Advent is a season of anticipated arrival. For Israel it was hundreds of years of awaiting a King that would free them. For us, in...

Party Time

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Posted by Wayne Williams on

The theme of this third week of Advent is JOY! It’s time for Christmas celebrations to kick into high gear. I hope you’ve got some big and/or small celebratory events (Parties!) planned and that you let yourself revel in the wondrous truth that the Creator became one of us so that he...

Emotional and Spiritual Help

Posted by Steve Muir on

The anticipation of Christmas is an exciting time for many of us. It’s a time of celebrating God’s incredible love for each one of us in sending his very own Son to live among us and invite us into a personal relationship with him. It’s a time of giving and receiving, spending...

"Ministry to..."

Posted by Tanner Woolf on

Let’s talk about distractions.  Are they not just the worst? When we have a plan to do something, go somewhere, or get something done, it drives us crazy when something gets in the way of that! I know several of you can relate to this, but take it from me when I say it is impossible...

Clearview Chess Club

Posted by Wayne Williams on

I appreciated our good friend, Dick Middlebrooks’, heart-felt message from a couple of weeks ago about how each of us have a responsibility to tell others about Jesus. It’s a lifestyle, not a program. A couple of days after that message, another of our good friends, Joel Michaelson...

Being Grateful Together

Posted by Janet Nordlund on

This Sunday, November 24 is Community Sunday, and our theme is GRATITUDE in the Upside-Down Kingdom!!!   Four times a year we intentionally choose to be together as a whole church family with people of all ages and stages together in one room. Because of Jesus, we get to be a whole...

The Lord Is The Maker Of Us All

Posted by Janice Fry on

The Bible has a lot to say about the poor from Exodus through Revelation. Here are two verses that I think sum up most of what is said, Proverbs 22:2 New International Version (NIV)Rich and poor have this in common: The Lord is the Maker of them all. Luke 11:40-41 New International Version...

Milestones

Posted by Wayne Williams on

We are approaching another milestone in the history of our church, the welcoming of a new Lead Pastor. Although he has yet to be confirmed by congregational vote, it appears very likely that Pastor Greg Lunsford will be stepping into that role by the first of the year. As a church, we have...