Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Biblical Narrative – Where is your place in this story?

Working for the CCO “Coalition for Christian Outreach” we often talked about the Bible in four parts. That is, “Creation, Fall, Redemption and Restoration”. While focusing on and studying the Biblical narrative, I find myself in awe that God’s plan for us involves… us. The sinful person I am is invited into this Biblical narrative…

Pray Continually

First Church, Hopefully by now the words “Pray Continually” are starting to sound pretty familiar.  These words come from 1 Thessalonians 5:17 and they have been our theme/ memory verse for our Lenten sermon series focusing on prayer through the Lord’s Prayer.  So each week when we gather together for worship, at some point, we…

Tell It

First Church, Sometimes I hear folks say: “I did not know that was going on.”  In a church our size it can be very difficult “keep up” and properly communicate all the things we want to share.  Increasingly as a church we are doing our best to focus upon and communicate those elements that touch…

Ravine Road

We have now had two community group meetings and I can see all sorts of possibilities emerging.  Unfortunately, between weather problems and people falling ill, we have had to postpone for several weeks.  We will be meeting Tuesday, February 23, God willing. Just one of the blessings to come from this endeavor:  One of our…

Think Team

First Church,   We speak often about our vision of “Transformation In Christ, Changing Lives Inside and Out.”  We speak of this because it is a constant reminder of our identity (individuals being transformed in the love of Jesus), our mission (transformation in our lives and the world), and our passion… (Jesus Himself)! In addition…

Kickoff at the Fay household!

Tonight was the kickoff for our Acts Community Group! Oh my gosh, we had so much fun…lots of good conversation, food and laughs! After all, it’s not every day that you learn about the trenchcoat of Christ. 🙂 Though on our first night we were a small group of five, we are quite excited for…

Replace Yourself

First Church,   Because of the importance of our vision of “Transformation in Christ, Changing Lives Inside and Out,” we do our best at First Church to constantly raise up leadership that understands, embraces, and lives out this vision with conviction.  Of course, the concept of vision is not really what is vital… it is…

What does it mean to be Community?

I have currently found it interesting that when one asks the questions, “What is the role of the church?” the answers can vary widely. I don’t find the answers given to be wrong per say, but strictly the variety of answers in intriguing. I believe that perhaps the English language causes confusion about that question…