Introducing: A New Worship Schedule

We are excited to announce that starting on Sunday, September 9, 2018, we will be starting a brand new worship schedule on Sunday mornings!  Here’s an overview of what you can expect:

Traditional Worship Service—9:30-10:30 AM. This service will maintain all of the elements of worship that you have come to love during our current services, including: traditional hymns, a formal liturgy/service structure, prayer time, Scripture reading, music presented by our choir, and a more contemplative environment.

Bible Study—10:35-11:25 AM

Contemporary Worship Service11:30 AM-12:30 PM. This service will be similar to our traditional worship service in a lot of ways: it will consist of good music, intentional prayers, a time for offering and communion, and a focus on God’s Word. The biggest difference between the two services is that the contemporary service will emphasize modern musical styles/songs and have a less formal structure.

Coming Up: New Wednesday Studies

All of our Wednesday activities will resume on August 22.

Our Wednesday adult sessions will be a study of “Emotionally Healthy Discipleship.” The course was developed by Pastor Peter Scazzero, who learned the hard way: you can’t be spiritually and relationally mature while remaining emotionally immature. Though Scazzero was an experienced pastor of a growing church, his life and faith remained emotionally unhealthy. Like so many other Christians, he routinely avoided healthy conflict in the name of keeping peace, ignored and suppressed emotions, used work for God as an excuse to run from God, and lived without limits.

Through the rest of the year, we will be learning about the symptoms of emotionally unhealthy spirituality and relationships, while also unpacking the core biblical principles that will allow us to mature in our love for God and for others!

Coming Up: New Sermon Series

There's an elephant in the room! No, not an actual elephant, but a topic that most of us are aware of, but don't like talking about: mental health. Nearly 1 in 5 American adults suffer from some kind of mental illness. That means that most of either know someone with a mental illness or personally deal with one ourselves.

There are a lot of topics that Christians don't like to talk about, and mental health might be at the top of that list! Yet, it's an issue that we can't afford to ignore any longer.

So, on Sunday, August 12, we will be begin that dialogue with a new sermon series called, “Mental Health.” We will be taking a look at what the Bible has to say about some common issues that have the potential to affect our overall mental well-being. Specifically, we’ll be studying the stories of four characters in the Old Testament who faced the very issues we’ll be discussing. Here’s an overview of the series:

– August 12: Depression and the Story of Elijah
– August 19: Grief and the Story of Job
– August 26: Loneliness and the Story of Jeremiah

– September 2: Anxiety and the Story of Jonah

Coming Up: Bonfils Blood Drive

Heros come in all types! Be a hero this year and sign up to donate blood at our annual blood drive. Appointment sign up begins this Sunday, August 5th. Donations are taken in the Fellowship Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For general information about Bonfils Blood Center, visit Visit the blood donor eligibility page or contact Bonfils' Donor Relations department for specific blood donor and donation requirements.