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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…

Education Hour – December 2023

We have classes for all ages! We meet each Sunday from 10-11 a.m. except no classes on December 17, 24 or 31 for any age. Next semester will begin January 7, 2024. Adult Classes – December 3 & 10 only Luke 1-2 Take this chance to dig into the well-loved Advent/Christmas readings. Luke 1 contains the story of the Angel Gabriel announcing to Mary that she will be mother to the Savior, as well as the account of John the…

Worship & Study – November 19, 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…
Men having a business meeting in a restaurant.

Acknowledging God’s Blessings

Learning to acknowledge God’s blessings is the beginning step of faithful management of His gifts.  Greg and Mike were meeting for lunch. Greg was dreading this meeting because he was used to Mike always complaining about how hard his life is. On this particular day, Greg was surprised. Mike was telling the story of how he and his wife had recently decided that they should get their estate plan in place. The process began as Mike and his wife met…
Restful aged couple

Changing Your Plan with Life’s Changes

Life is full of milestone events that impact the gifts we plan from our estates. In 1971, Herb and Rachel lost their son in the Vietnam War. Though that was 52 years ago, Herb and Rachel still remember the day they received the bad news. Today, their son would have been 71. They wonder why they are still living at 94, when their son’s life was so short. They are thankful that in Jesus, both they and their son will…