One of our church members has generously produced this Advent Calendar for personal and family use, with activity ideas for each day. Use this calendar and the activities for each day to experience Christ's presence more fully this Advent season. Click here for printable (PDF) download.
The church is providing Advent devotionals to church family and friends to help us more fully experience God’s presence during the season of Advent. Please take a copy for yourself and a friend from the sanctuary or in the hallway. Below is a description:
For centuries Christians all over the world have celebrated the Advent season leading up to Christmas. Advent means “arrival, appearing, coming” and anticipates the coming of Christ to Bethlehem’s stable. In the midst of al
What if you knew where all of your money was going each month? What if you were debt-free, investing and making wise spending decisions? With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money and start planning for your future. Beginning on January 21, 2018 our church will once again this class, which class has something for all people regardless of age or financial status. It represents a step-by-step approach to handling the money that God h
The new Church Council for 2018 has met several times this year to begin preparing for leadership in 2018. This new council, utilizing a simplified form of leadership, will function as the Council, Finance, Staff-Parish Relations and Trustee Committees. To enhance communication within the church, Penny Cooper, our Secretary, will be sharing council minutes of each business meeting in the monthly newsletter. The Council plans to meet twice a month throughout the year for “Lovi
“In the United States, Christmastime and thoughts of home just go together. “I’ll be Home for Christmas,” and “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays,” are two of the most popular holiday songs, year after year. Christmas movies and television shows regularly feature stories of people going to their family home or extended family home over the holidays. Among the rituals we create for this darkest time of the year in the Northern hemisphere, perhaps the majority of them
Our first Community Thanksgiving Meal was a great success. In addition to many church members, we had approximately 17 guests join us for a meal. Thanks to all who helped in this important ministry! ORIGINAL POST: You're invited to a Thanksgiving Community Meal! The church is planning to hold its first Community Meal on November 19, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. We will be serving Turkey, and asking church members to donate the other side dishes like
Thanks to all who participated and helped lead our Church Without Walls Sunday, October 8! After gathering for a prayer in the Sanctuary, we worshiped through services of preparing our Community Garden, visiting homebound church members, sorting donated items for our Food Pantry, and preparing care packages for Weaver Police and Fire Departments, and for deployed military servicemembers in Kuwait. #churchwithoutwallsweaver
I a big fan of GPS technology. I use it for mapping my runs, wayfinding on hikes, and, like many of us today, navigating my driving. I’ve become helplessly dependent upon GPS. At the end of October, on my drive to Camp Sumatanga for a clergy gathering (a trip I’ve made more than a few times), I almost got lost because I didn’t have my GPS navigation guiding me.
One thing I love about the GPS app on my phone is that feeling of satisfaction when I hear it say, “You’ve arrived