How Is It With Your Heart?

How is it with your heart? – A Reflection from Mark 6:14-29 This past week, Rev. Sia Puloka, from Tonga, shared a powerful message based on Mark 6:14-29

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Shake It Off

Jesus on Rejection – Shake it Off In Mark 6:1-13, Jesus teaches his disciples a powerful lesson about handling rejection. He tells them that if they encounter

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Freedom

It’s the season of celebrating independence and freedom with fireworks and barbeque. And, I hope you have a fun and safe celebration. But the concept

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A Reflection on the Kingdom

The parable of the growing seed from Mark 4:26-34 reminds us that positive change, like the Kingdom of God, starts small. We reflected on Father’s Day and how

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Isaiah’s Encounter with God

This past Sunday, we explored Isaiah’s encounter with God’s incredible majesty in the temple. It was a powerful reminder that even a prophet felt unworthy of

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Two Paths

This past Sunday, our message was based on Psalm 1. It’s a powerful Psalm that guides us on the right path by allowing us to

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Love, Faith, and Belonging

This week, our journey through 1 John concluded with powerful messages of love, faith, and belonging. The importance of loving others struck a chord. John reminds us that loving

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How do we abide in Christ?

What does it truly mean to abide in Christ? It’s not just believing; it’s about staying connected, engaged, and completely relying on Christ. Just like

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Holy Week Reflection

As we reflect on Easter’s profound significance, we’re reminded of the importance of seeking and finding, exemplified by Mary Magdalene’s encounter with the risen Christ.

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It’s Not About Earthly Success

This past Sunday’s message explored the message of Mark 8:31-38, reminding us that following Jesus isn’t about earthly success or comfort. The message emphasizes: Following

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Second Chance Reflection

2.8.24 Dear Church, Despite disobedience, Jonah’s solitude, away from all voices, led to transformation. Even though the people of Nineveh lived a horrific lifestyle, when

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Following Jesus

1.18.24 This past Sunday, we remembered the impactful legacy of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The sermon connected the essence of walking with

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In the Beginning

1.11.24 In the Beginning On the dawn of a new year, our recent sermon explored the profound connection between our lives and God’s ongoing masterpiece

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New Year

1.4.24 As we approach the conclusion of the Christmas season, on Epiphany Day, January 6th, let’s delve into the traditional significance of Epiphany. This day

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Our Wondrous Light

A Child Is Born For the child born in that humble manger grew up to be Emmanuel, “God with us.” He is not a distant

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But When?

But When? A reflection from Sunday’s message based on Matthew 25:31-46 We stand at the crossroads of profound reality, contemplating a future where our every

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Be Ready. Be Present.

The timeless wisdom in the Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids translates its message into relatable life lessons. Set against the backdrop of a wedding celebration,

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Embracing the Beatitudes

Embracing the Beatitudes: Living Like Jesus For All Saints Sunday, we explored the Beatitudes, the profound blessings Jesus shared in the Sermon on the Mount.

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Love God ~ Love Neighbor

In Sunday’s sermon, we delved into the significance of Reformation Sunday, commemorating Martin Luther’s pivotal protest against the Catholic Church 506 years ago. Luther’s stand,

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Peace Like A River

As we close out our voyage through the teachings of Philippians, may we hold on to the invaluable lessons we’ve learned. In the midst of

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Rise Up!

Dear Church, Last Sunday, Brenda Bearden, our Lay Leader, shared an inspiring message, reminding us of the power of love in action. Laity Sunday’s theme, “Rise

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Press On

In Sunday’s sermon, we delved into the inspiring story of John Stephen Akhwari, a tale that beautifully illustrates the power of perseverance, determination, and unwavering

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“Emptied”

A sermon recap from World Communion Sunday’s message based on Philippians 2:1-13, “Emptied.” In a world often consumed by self-centeredness and individualism, the teachings from

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Mind the Gap

This past Sunday, we celebrated our church’s 64th anniversary with worship, followed by a marvelous feast. The food selection was fantastic, with plenty to go

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Love Like Jesus

Love Like Jesus In this week’s sermon, we delved into the profound message of love as illustrated in Romans 13. Just as the ancient Romans

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Overcome Evil With Good

In a world often marred by conflict and division, the age-old question lingers: How do we respond when faced with evil or hostility? From our

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The Church Budget

Hey Church! 8.31.23 Typically, I don’t write about our finances. However, today, in addition to my article, I’m also writing with a heartfelt request that

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Will Of God

Dear Church, This past Sunday, we delved into the concept of interconnectedness within the body of Christ. The passage reminded us that we are not

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In The Water

Here is a recap of Sunday’s message based on Matthew 14:22-33.  Where do you find yourself in your faith journey today? Are you open to

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Family

Dear Church, I pray you are in good health and high spirits. I am grateful for your understanding and support regarding my absence last Sunday.

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Hope

Dear Church, Here is a summary of Sunday’s Sermon:The message emphasized the significance of hope and the struggles we face as Christians. The central theme

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Keep Working

Jesus’ parable of the sower, seed, and soil speaks directly to our lives today. Each type of soil represents different aspects of our hearts and

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Welcome

This past Sunday, our message was based on Matthew 10:40-42. Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who

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How Is It With Your Heart?

How is it with your heart? – A Reflection from Mark 6:14-29 This past week, Rev. Sia Puloka, from Tonga, shared a powerful message based on Mark 6:14-29

Read More »

Shake It Off

Jesus on Rejection – Shake it Off In Mark 6:1-13, Jesus teaches his disciples a powerful lesson about handling rejection. He tells them that if they encounter

Read More »

Freedom

It’s the season of celebrating independence and freedom with fireworks and barbeque. And, I hope you have a fun and safe celebration. But the concept

Read More »

A Reflection on the Kingdom

The parable of the growing seed from Mark 4:26-34 reminds us that positive change, like the Kingdom of God, starts small. We reflected on Father’s Day and how

Read More »

Isaiah’s Encounter with God

This past Sunday, we explored Isaiah’s encounter with God’s incredible majesty in the temple. It was a powerful reminder that even a prophet felt unworthy of

Read More »

Two Paths

This past Sunday, our message was based on Psalm 1. It’s a powerful Psalm that guides us on the right path by allowing us to

Read More »

Love, Faith, and Belonging

This week, our journey through 1 John concluded with powerful messages of love, faith, and belonging. The importance of loving others struck a chord. John reminds us that loving

Read More »

How do we abide in Christ?

What does it truly mean to abide in Christ? It’s not just believing; it’s about staying connected, engaged, and completely relying on Christ. Just like

Read More »

Holy Week Reflection

As we reflect on Easter’s profound significance, we’re reminded of the importance of seeking and finding, exemplified by Mary Magdalene’s encounter with the risen Christ.

Read More »

It’s Not About Earthly Success

This past Sunday’s message explored the message of Mark 8:31-38, reminding us that following Jesus isn’t about earthly success or comfort. The message emphasizes: Following

Read More »

Second Chance Reflection

2.8.24 Dear Church, Despite disobedience, Jonah’s solitude, away from all voices, led to transformation. Even though the people of Nineveh lived a horrific lifestyle, when

Read More »

Following Jesus

1.18.24 This past Sunday, we remembered the impactful legacy of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The sermon connected the essence of walking with

Read More »

In the Beginning

1.11.24 In the Beginning On the dawn of a new year, our recent sermon explored the profound connection between our lives and God’s ongoing masterpiece

Read More »

New Year

1.4.24 As we approach the conclusion of the Christmas season, on Epiphany Day, January 6th, let’s delve into the traditional significance of Epiphany. This day

Read More »

Our Wondrous Light

A Child Is Born For the child born in that humble manger grew up to be Emmanuel, “God with us.” He is not a distant

Read More »

But When?

But When? A reflection from Sunday’s message based on Matthew 25:31-46 We stand at the crossroads of profound reality, contemplating a future where our every

Read More »

Be Ready. Be Present.

The timeless wisdom in the Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids translates its message into relatable life lessons. Set against the backdrop of a wedding celebration,

Read More »

Embracing the Beatitudes

Embracing the Beatitudes: Living Like Jesus For All Saints Sunday, we explored the Beatitudes, the profound blessings Jesus shared in the Sermon on the Mount.

Read More »

Love God ~ Love Neighbor

In Sunday’s sermon, we delved into the significance of Reformation Sunday, commemorating Martin Luther’s pivotal protest against the Catholic Church 506 years ago. Luther’s stand,

Read More »

Peace Like A River

As we close out our voyage through the teachings of Philippians, may we hold on to the invaluable lessons we’ve learned. In the midst of

Read More »

Rise Up!

Dear Church, Last Sunday, Brenda Bearden, our Lay Leader, shared an inspiring message, reminding us of the power of love in action. Laity Sunday’s theme, “Rise

Read More »

Press On

In Sunday’s sermon, we delved into the inspiring story of John Stephen Akhwari, a tale that beautifully illustrates the power of perseverance, determination, and unwavering

Read More »

“Emptied”

A sermon recap from World Communion Sunday’s message based on Philippians 2:1-13, “Emptied.” In a world often consumed by self-centeredness and individualism, the teachings from

Read More »

Mind the Gap

This past Sunday, we celebrated our church’s 64th anniversary with worship, followed by a marvelous feast. The food selection was fantastic, with plenty to go

Read More »

Love Like Jesus

Love Like Jesus In this week’s sermon, we delved into the profound message of love as illustrated in Romans 13. Just as the ancient Romans

Read More »

Overcome Evil With Good

In a world often marred by conflict and division, the age-old question lingers: How do we respond when faced with evil or hostility? From our

Read More »

The Church Budget

Hey Church! 8.31.23 Typically, I don’t write about our finances. However, today, in addition to my article, I’m also writing with a heartfelt request that

Read More »

Will Of God

Dear Church, This past Sunday, we delved into the concept of interconnectedness within the body of Christ. The passage reminded us that we are not

Read More »

In The Water

Here is a recap of Sunday’s message based on Matthew 14:22-33.  Where do you find yourself in your faith journey today? Are you open to

Read More »

Family

Dear Church, I pray you are in good health and high spirits. I am grateful for your understanding and support regarding my absence last Sunday.

Read More »

Hope

Dear Church, Here is a summary of Sunday’s Sermon:The message emphasized the significance of hope and the struggles we face as Christians. The central theme

Read More »

Keep Working

Jesus’ parable of the sower, seed, and soil speaks directly to our lives today. Each type of soil represents different aspects of our hearts and

Read More »

Welcome

This past Sunday, our message was based on Matthew 10:40-42. Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who

Read More »

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