The Advent Story
Pick up a starter kit
The Sheffer small group is providing Advent Starter Kits in the lobby this weekend. Take one for your family and for a neighbor, and share the Advent story!
Bird WAS the Word
Thankful for all of you
We are thankful for each person that played a role in making our annual free community Thanksgiving dinner a reality. We served over 250 meals, and we had a blast doing it!
Small groups are the heartbeat of our body. It is within these groups that we learn, love and grow, through study, service projects and relationships. Check out this fall's offerings, and see if there is one that is a good fit for you! Read more.
I have mentioned on more than a few occasions how important it was to hear Marshall Shelley, editor of Leadership Journal, indicate once that a chief responsibility of pastoral ministry is to define realities. Somewhere else I heard a prominent church leader say “facts are your friends.” This all reminds me of the words of John Adams: “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
In this light, I introduce a series based on the Gospel of Luke entitled “Tell Me the Story.”
Alongside our September “View from the Ridge” annual meetings, our elder board included a ten-question survey to those in attendance. We did this to attempt to assess how our ministry is perceived by ministry partners and to evaluate our progress and headway with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We had 51 individuals complete our survey...