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This Is Us

Dec 1, 2017   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly  //  Comments Off on This Is Us

How humbling it is to receive gifts during the holiday season! I’m so grateful for the support and leadership in this congregation and increasingly, in the expressed understanding and willingness to assist in ALL aspects of the ministry. I’m grateful as folks, of ALL ages and stages have not only asked how they can help but have seen beyond the current ‘list of activities’ and have forecast need and their willingness to step up. I truly believe THIS IS US being the Church as Christ might have envisioned it. Meeting Read more >>

So Much Gratitude for the Ministry We Share!

Nov 1, 2017   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly  //  Comments Off on So Much Gratitude for the Ministry We Share!

My heart is full as I look at the layout for this issue of Connection! As we enter the last two months of this calendar year gratitude abounds as the reports of giving locally, worldwide, and to our operating budget is amazing! As holiday events begin for the church and our neighborhood the scheduling is a bit overwhelming! The good news is that Read more >>

Necessary Space

Oct 1, 2017   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly, Messages  //  Comments Off on Necessary Space

The leading idea for this month from The Lewis Center for Church Leadership speaks to my heart. As I continue to be invited to coach area church leaders around the topic of inclusion the conversation about welcoming also becomes important. We are blessed, friends, with a foundational DNA that naturally and easily extends the hand of Christian fellowship with special and just-right attention to our visiting folks.  Somehow we have come to value the open door and the open heart as our minds continue to Read more >>

Every Time We Say Goodbye

Aug 27, 2017   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Andy, Messages  //  Comments Off on Every Time We Say Goodbye

Those are the opening words of Cole Porter’s 1944 classic and, I believe, a pretty good way to begin this, my last Connection article. I say that because this is not the first time we’ve said “goodbye,” and maybe not the last. Who knows what the future holds for any of us?

Many years ago, Pastor Wil Bloy planted a seed in me which took root and Read more >>

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