DAILY DEVOTIONALS

I am a devotee of daily devotionals and nab the new “Upper Room” when I spot it here at church. Every morning as I sip my coffee I read from that little book. It comes up in conversations, so I know that others read it too. One of our church

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TABLE GRACES

I am thankful that I grew up in a family that said grace before eating our daily supper, and I tried to do that with my own children too. Our prayer was helpful if you have non-Christians sharing your meal: From all that dwells below the skies let words of love

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SHOPPING AND DATING

In yesterday’s sermon (the first in the Belong series), Pastor Dennis mentioned that he does not believe visitors who tell him they are “church shopping”. I think he meant that visitors have a vision of what they seek; if they can share that with us we may be able to

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PRAYING OUT LOUD

One of the many things I love about being Director of Lay Ministry at our church is that I have so many opportunities to grow and learn.  Praying out loud is something I need to learn and practice more; as do many of you, I tremble when asked to pray

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Give Your Family Your ALL!

Did you know that Fred Rogers (of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” fame) was an ordained Presbyterian minister? I have a book of his quotes and chose one as an opening prayer Sunday: “There’s something unique about being a member of a family that really needs you in order to function well.

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TRADITIONS

We will serve biscuits and gravy at the church on Sunday; that is a new New Year’s tradition to me. Many families (including Dave Roderick’s) observe the southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas. The family of our staff members Sharie Meyer and Courtney Bettis starts off the year by eating

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ADVENT

On Sunday I started the daily readings in Dale Clem’s A Calendar of Devotions- Advent 2016. It’s not too late for you to get started. We have plenty of booklets. So far the author has been doing some interesting musing about walking around in the dark. Where he lives he

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CONNECTIONS CORNER

Matthew 22:39 says to “Love your neighbor as yourself”. As our Director of Lay Ministry I see, hear, and feel God working through all of us every day. I love the great connection opportunities provided through our church family, friends, and faith. The more you care and share with others,

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CAROLYN’S CORNER

I recently became our Director of Lay Ministry. My job is an opportunity to spend time connecting the “hands of God” with where they are needed. I’m at our church Monday through Thursday 8-4 and Sunday mornings too- I look forward to visiting with you! Whether you’re new or have

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