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Forgiveness & Being Let Down

A Tender Heart: Loving Others When They Let You Down by Alexa Hess   Over the years I have found myself becoming more sensitive to the shortcomings of others. Instead of allowing things to roll off, I’ve been bitter or resentful. The season where I struggled the most with this was when I was working in full-time ministry. I felt like I was the one always pouring out while no one was pouring into me. This mentality led to me becoming hyper-aware of every little shortcoming. I would become...

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Advent and Adjusting December Gatherings

Dear Members and Friends, Our celebration of Advent is well underway. As we focus upon the first coming of Christ to secure our salvation through his life, death, and resurrection, we also consider the second coming of Christ to settle our salvation once and for all....

Daily 2020 Advent Guide and Sunday Worship Series

Download your copy of the daily Advent guide by clicking the picture above.  Awaiting the King: The Promise of Advent The word advent literally means “coming.” The season of Advent is an opportunity for us to consider and to celebrate together the ‘comings’ of Jesus....

In-Person Sunday Gathering Update

When Jesus looked upon people in the various places he served, he “felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dejected, like sheep without a shepherd” (Mt. 9:36). He loved them enough to lay down His life for them so that they might be assembled...

How To Lead a Family Worship

Three Principles of Family Worship By Pastor Mark Smith   As we are living out this new season, we have an amazing opportunity to minister to our kids through family worship. In this season, we have two realities to remember. The first is this: our Lord Jesus...

Making Room at the Table for All Races

Processing the current civil unrest, country-wide protests, and racial injustice? In this 9-minute clip, Pastor Andrew Arthur speaks to the church about the current times and questions. God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.  1 Peter 5:5 By refusing to...

COVID-19 and Church Rhythms Update

COVID-19 dramatically changed our lives in the past few months. The pain and anxieties it has caused around us are real. Additionally, as Christians, we grieve the inability to meet in-person with our church family.  Like Paul, we “want very much to see you . . . to...

5 Ways to Get Out While Social Distancing

5 Ways to Get Out While Social Distancing

Written by Anjelica McMillan We’re living in unprecedented times. Birthdays celebrated via Zoom, work meetings done in your sweatpants, restaurant food delivered to your door not by choice, but out of necessity. On my weekly outing to the grocery store, I find myself...

Psalms for this Season | Doubt

Psalms for this Season | Doubt

Day 15 | Psalm 73 Everybody doubts sometimes–even the most devout followers of Jesus among us. Struggling with doubt can either defeat or develop one’s faith depending on the posture one assumes. Doubt defeats proud people because they sit in the crosshairs of God’s...

Psalms for this Season: Journey

Psalms for this Season: Journey

Day 14 | Psalm 23 Life is a journey of contrasts. It moves in and out of both sunlight and shadows. Yet, the LORD shepherds His people every step along the way. God walks with those who claim Him as their Divine shepherd. Eleven occurrences of a first person...

A Good Friday Poem

A Good Friday Poem

Blood and Water Finds A Way By Andrew Arthur   In the cracks and the crevices There lurks dust and viruses Our hands cannot reach  Those stone-cold surfaces  Let’s pour water from the well Let’s drain blood from the lamb For blood and water finds a way Into...