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Multiplying Like Jesus

First Church,   I must confess with you that my heart grows increasingly excited for the time and opportunity that God has given us to be a part of what God is up to in the world at this time.   I truly believe that God has given First Church the opportunity to be what…

God Stirrings

First Church,   About 18 months ago now you took a significant, courageous, faith-filled step.  It was at that time that First Church began investing time, energy, and commitment to what we now call the Acts Network.   I say it was an act of faith because we did not know fully what it would…

Charting New Waters (Part 5)

First Church, Today we conclude with the final observations given in an article that I began sharing with you a number of weeks ago.  These observations relate to the changing world and church landscape that we are now in and come from church communicator and church strategist Carey Nieuwhof’s article “10 Predictions About the Future…

Clarification

First Church,   In recent weeks we have placed two different items before you for your prayerful attention that seem to have created a bit of confusion.   We have first asked for you prayers for our Annual Conference.  Annual conference is the yearly gathering of clergy and lay delegates from our conference to meet…

Charting New Waters (Part 4)

First Church,   We continue this week (and then one last time next week) with the next part of an article that I began sharing with you a number of weeks ago.  These observations come from church communicator and church strategist Carey Nieuwhof’s article “10 Predictions About the Future Church and Shifting Attendance Patterns” (Feb…