Blessed

After a long and fantastic weekend with 50 plus Students and 16 Chaperones. You would think that I would be tired and ready for a vacation. Our staff had prepared to be with over 700 other students this past weekend at YEC and we were ready. We had prayed for...

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Reasons to Rejoice

I shared at the meeting this past Sunday evening that we had much to rejoice in as a church family. (And I wasn’t even talking about the latest Patriots comeback playoff win!) I believe it is important for us to take the time to celebrate what God has done so...

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Beyond the Walls

Recently the Barna Research Group, in partnership with several other entities, conducted a survey focused on the state of Christianity in the Northeast.  Some of the findings were anticipated, but there were a few nuggets that will spark prayerful reflection.  The one that stood out to me is one that...

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I Wouldn’t Be Surprised

Pastor’s Word The Christmas story is crammed full of various themes.  One is gift giving, as in the wise men.  We seem to get that theme pretty well.  But we often overlook a couple that can be very fulfilling.  One is something we see Mary doing several times:  meditating on...

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Finish Well & Start Strong

Pastor’s Word For some, the end of 2017 cannot come fast enough.  I am one of them, but not for the reasons you might think.  December 31st, the last day of the year, is a Sundayand we sense it is a fantastic time for a special service.  So, our “Finish Well/Start Strong” service,...

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Excelling in this Grace

One of the things I love about this season of the year that is squeezed in between Thanksgiving and Christmas is that it brings out the gift of generosity in so many of you.  Spiritually, this is wonderful, as God says in 2 Corinthians 8:1-7 that He longs for us...

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One of Those Times…

Pastor’s Word “This is the first church I’ve ever been to that never talks about money!”  This is a direct quote from a Hope regular who is now with the Lord.  Although their statement is largely true, there are times when we need to talk about money, and now is...

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Marriage is Trouble…

Pastor’s Word 1 Corinthians 7:28 – “But if you do get married, it is not a sin. And if a young woman gets married, it is not a sin. However, those who get married at this time will have troubles, and I am trying to spare you those problems.” (NLT) I love how...

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