Lent is a time of reflection. It is also a time many individuals seek ways to deepen their spiritual relationships. Here are some creative ways churches can engage members and potential visitors during Lent. Read more about it here
Are you designing a new website for your church? Does your outdated website need a new look? Consider these web-design trends for 2014. Read all about it here
What a beautiful day it is today! The sun is brightly shining and the feel to the day could not be better. I am reminded each day that regardless of the weather or how cold or hot it is “This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
We are now in mid January and I am so glad of what we as a church have experienced the completion of 2013 and are now firmly in 2014. Our church experienced the wonder of Christmas with worship services filled with song and wonder. Many contributed to the adornment of the church and our Altar Guild, under the direction of Beverly Newman, worked tirelessly to have our church looking so radiant during the Holy days. I am also so very happy to announce that our church paid 100% of our apportionments. When Terry and I delivered the final payment to David Stinson, our conference treasurer, he expressed our conference’s gratitude. He also acknowledged the conference’s understanding of the sacrifice placed on our church. The apportionments are the portion that our church gives to God in the way of meeting our conference and general church financial obligations.
I am excited and hopeful as we begin our work in ministry in the year of our Lord 2014. I am thankful for the leadership of our church in coming together to calendar ministry events and administrative meetings for this year. Under the leadership of Joyce Brown and with a good number of leaders present we were able to accomplish the task and then enjoy together a great covered dish.
As I continue to reflect on the idea of Apportionments I am aware that God’s gift is that in Christ Jesus God has provided for our salvation. The promise from Holy Scripture is that God continues to provide for us. God is present through Holy Spirit. God’s Spirit will teach us and lead us as a church to continue to be a powerful witness to the grace of God.
Hoping to see you soon, Raul
Easter, the most important day of the Christian calendar, offers an opportunity to tell the most important story ever told: the story of the Resurrection of Christ, the defeat of death, the victory over sin and the promise of new life for people everywhere. It defines our Christian faith and represents the ultimate message of hope. Read more about it here
Thank you for responding to our requests. Your generous donations are greatly appreciated. The list of items we need is below. Please allow the food donation boxes throughout the church to be a reminder of the need of our clients and a reminder to you to participate in the Can-A-Week Program. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Again, thank you for your participation.
- peanut butter
- green beans
- pinto beans (1 pound, dry)
- rice (1 pound, dry)
- Ramen noodles
- macaroni and cheese