Posts from December 2023

Christmas man nativity scene installation on theme of birth of Jesus Christ, shadow and silhouette.

Weekend Worship – December 30 & 31, 2023

See below for all of our worship links and information and Education Hour information. We are currently worshiping in-person (masks optional) in addition to online. Saturday Traditional Worship – 5:30 p.m. Our Saturday service uses the same order as our Sunday morning traditional service but is in-person only. It’s a smaller crowd who are very friendly and welcoming of guests and regular Sunday attenders alike. If you’re looking for a good “first step” back into in-person worship, this service has…

Education Hour – January 7 to February 11, 2024

We have classes for all ages! We meet each Sunday from 10-11 a.m. Adult Classes – 6 Weeks I Thessalonians 1 Thessalonians (a New Testament book) is a letter written for our times.  It was sent to a church facing all kinds of persecution and oppression from the government and from a pagan culture.  Paul gives words of hope and encouragement in troubled times. Join us as we dig into this timely book together. Led by Rev. Dr. Charles Whited,…

Inhaling Joy

I went to my friend Amy’s for dinner last week. I walked in her front door, exhaling the stress of the day and inhaling the warmth of the risotto cooking on her stove, the fire in her fireplace, and the smile of her beautiful son who looked up from his game to say, “Hi, Miss Annie!” Amy’s house is where it’s at if you are looking for relaxation, for welcome, and for, well, food. I walked to the kitchen and…

Worship-December 23 & 24 & 25, 2023

See below for all of our worship links and information and Education Hour information. We are currently worshiping in-person (masks optional) in addition to online. Saturday Traditional Worship – 5:30 p.m. Blue Christmas Service – December 23 A service for those grieving. As joyful as the holidays can be, they can also be a painful reminder of loss. The hope and promise of Christmas is for everyone, so join us in this safe space as we reflect on its meaning.…

Worship December 16 & 17, 2023

See below for all of our worship links and information and Education Hour information. We are currently worshiping in-person (masks optional) in addition to online. Saturday Traditional Worship – 5:30 p.m. Live Streamed This Week Only for Lessons & Carols Our Saturday service uses the same order as our Sunday morning traditional service but is in-person only. It’s a smaller crowd who are very friendly and welcoming of guests and regular Sunday attenders alike. If you’re looking for a good…

A Counselor’s Couch and a Coffee Table

We sat on a counselor’s couch, trying to figure out why so many of our conversations devolved into battles. Everything from how long the baby should be allowed to have a pacifier (I usually win the baby battles) to what the best route would be to any given destination (my husband always wins the battles related to maps) is fair game for us for a tense game of verbal tug of war, with the winner pulling the rope a little…

Worship & Study – December 9 & 10, 2023

See below for all of our worship links and information and Education Hour information. We are currently worshiping in-person (masks optional) in addition to online. Saturday Traditional Worship – 5:30 p.m. Our Saturday service uses the same order as our Sunday morning traditional service but is in-person only. It’s a smaller crowd who are very friendly and welcoming of guests and regular Sunday attenders alike. If you’re looking for a good “first step” back into in-person worship, this service has…

Shining Faces

When my husband and I were dating, we only saw each other on the weekends. We met at a summer job, but aside from the one month we overlapped there, we never actually lived in the same place until we got married. We started dating a few months after the summer job ended, me finishing up college and him starting a teaching job. Because we couldn’t spend a lot of time together, the time we got was particularly special. Each…