Darkness is coming. It always comes. It comes in many forms. You need only turn on the evening news to learn of the latest shadow to fall across your community: a robbery, a shooting, an accident, … If an incident effects enough people, you will also learn of in far away places storms, wars, famine … Not… Continue reading Shine for All to See
Every time I teach I learn something. I learn while teaching the adult class from those with advanced degrees, especially in disciplines that I have not tackled. And I learn while teaching children. Recently, while teaching Cub Scouts about being reverent and doing their duty to God, a boy about ten years old taught me about the… Continue reading Teaching God
Our 8 pm Christmas Eve worship service traces God’s presence with us from the earliest of time to the birth of the Christ. You will hear familiar Bible readings, sing favorite Christmas hymns and carols, and learn about symbols associated with Christmas. As we trace God’s work in the world, hopefully you will also recognize God’s… Continue reading Lessons and Carrols
5:30 pm, Thursday, December 24th, Christmas Eve Come and participate in our no-audition, no-rehearsal Christmas pageant. Arrive by 5 pm, if you want a particular part. This worship service provides parents with a low stress opportunity for their entire family to celebrate Christ coming into our lives this Christmas.
Notes on Luke 1:39-45 for worship at 8:15 am and 10 am, Sunday, December 20th. An unwed teenage girl arrives at the door of an older woman and announces her pregnancy. The older woman could have responded: "What were you thinking?" Instead she beams with joy and says: "Look at what God is doing in you! I am so pleased… Continue reading Mentoring
Do you know someone interested in "reaching and inspiring youth, within our congregation and through community outreach by creative programs promoting Christian growth and spiritual development"? We want to hire an enthusiastic individual as our Leader of Youth Ministry and Christian Education.
Our choir has been practicing for months learning "Let There Be Christmas" a cantata by Joseph Martin. This week's worship service will be woven into the singing, scripture readings and prayers. Please invite your friends and family members to this special worship service at 10 am on Sunday, December 13th.
My favorite places to visit include the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive in Virginia and the Carolinas, the Natchez Trace in Mississippi, and Going to the Sun Road in Montana. These roads expect people to slow down and enjoy the view, they have frequent turn-outs where travelers might gaze for several minutes at the scenic vistas or… Continue reading Road Work Ahead