Why I’m Pumped

Pastor’s Word I was so pleased this week when Pastor Steve told me we had 31 new adults commit to being a part of a Life Group.  Obviously, some of the excitement came from the sheer number of new folks.  But the core of my excitement lay in my sense...

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Amazing Volunteers

You are amazing!  Hope’s volunteers are amazing. This reality was impressed on me again Thursday as a group of folks serviced the collation for the Wilson family.  The number of folks, the amount of time they put in, and the spirit in which they served…just amazing stuff.  You couldn’t pay people to...

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Forewarned. Challenged!

I think it is appropriate to give you a heads up regarding the 4-week sermon series that begins this Sunday:  Sex by the Good Book: God’s Design for the Sexuality that He gave Us.  The content is highly appropriate for Junior High students and up, but probably a bit much for a...

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A Biblical Call to Grandparenting

As a part of the Parenting Workshop in the Spring, Glenn Havumaki talked to grandparents about their role of parenting. Glen sums it up for us in this summer review.  Grandparents have the second greatest influence in a child’s life, next to the parent.  There are 80 million grandparents in...

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What a Blast

I never cease to be amazed at how much fun and satisfaction people have when they are serving the Lord.  It probably shouldn’t since I get to witness it every week, but weeks like this one just tend to overwhelm me.  This was our annual construction mission week albeit with...

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Unsettling: Pastor’s Word

As a matter of rule, when I receive anonymous notes I discard them because my take is that the Bible requires we be willing to stand behind our words.  Therefore, anonymous notes go right into the circular file unread.  But this week I violated that rule.  I got an unsigned...

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