Inheritance of the Saints

Opening his message with the congregation singing the hymn “Blessed Be the Tie That Binds Our Hearts in Christian Love” Rev. Gary Kennedy presents a thought-provoking message about the love of God for His church and how it is translated with love to the community and world. Sharing how so many of the members have…

November – A Month of Gratitude

Haggai was a no-nonsense prophet who encouraged the exiles to move away from only talking about and remembering the “good old days.” He reminded them that God called them to WORK while putting God first. He reminds them to listen to what God says and work towards it. We are reminded in this month of…

Joyfully Received

“When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, . . . I must stay at your house today.’ So he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully.” Luke 19:5-6 RSV Jesus is waiting for you to choose. Will you receive Him joyfully or reject His loving sacrifice…

Dream Dreams

In a time of remembering our past, we need to celebrate that to live and move into the future we must continue to dream big dreams. We need to widen our circle of faith so that it is never ending. “Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, and your young…

Thank You Notes

We were created for growth. During our growth we can plant seeds of kindness with our actions. When others are kind to us, do we thank them? If their kindness is anonymous, we can pay it forward by being kind to someone else. God blesses us every day. Go and plant seeds of kindness and…

The Spirit of God

On World Communion Sunday, in her teaching about the liturgy of Holy Communion and Christianity around the world, Rev. Lois Hedden emphasizes the Spirit of God is everywhere always. The Spirit of God empowers us and does not make us timid. God’s power fills us with the power of love and self-discipline. It is through…

True Treasure

Rev. Ruth Blum shares we usually look for affirmation and success by searching for it. Our society search standard is based on how well we do in job and finances. God’s standard says to truly live a worthwhile life, seek treasure by doing good, giving forgiveness and granting mercy. Follow Christ.

The Shrewd Steward

Like the Shrewd Steward in Luke 16:1-13, today’s world view is that it is acceptable to cut corners and stretch the truth in order to get attention or be recognized. The Church should proactively present the Gospel message in multiple attractive ways without deceit. (There is reference to “No Excuse Sunday,” author unknown.)