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Welcome

Merry Christmas to you! And welcome this night! We are so very glad that you are here! Regardless of what brought you to this place, we hope that tonight is truly part of a Merry Christmas for each one of you as we celebrate Jesus born among us. On this night, we have the opportunity…

Changing the World one Word at a Time

First Church, Recently I placed two challenges before you.  One was to read a chapter a day of the Gospel of John beginning today, December 18.  If we do this, we will complete the entire book of John by January 8 when we begin studying the Gospel of John in our next sermon series in…

21 Day Challenge

First Church, They say it takes 21 days to form a habit.  The thinking is that if you do something for 21 days in a row that it becomes familiar enough to us that it more easily becomes part of our daily patterns and routines. In light of this, I would like to ask everyone…

For Others as for Ourselves

First Church, Jesus is clear in scripture that we are to love and do for others as we love and do for ourselves.  Matthew 22:39directly says, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”  And Matthew 7:12 shares, “In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.” We want to model this type of…

2017 Plan for Funding Ministry Update

First Church, At our most recent Lead Council meeting the 2017 Plan for Funding Ministry (i.e. budget) was unanimously passed.  Our Lead Council chair person, John Best, offers the following thoughts in regards to this process.  Please continue to keep all the members of our Lead Council in prayer as they help to prayerfully discern…