encouragement

Merry Christmas

First Church, Merry Christmas! What a joy it is to celebrate Christmas with you! As you know, gifts are a key part of the way that we celebrate Christmas. We often exchange gifts with one another at this time of the year. We do this in the tradition of the magi who came to the…

Whatever It Takes

First Church, I shared in a recent sermon that there are estimates by some researchers that there are now up to 6000 churches a year closing in our country.  People are no longer waking up on Sunday mornings looking for a church to attend.  What this means is that the church can no longer as…