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June 17, 2018 message: “Like Fa...

Sometimes parents think that they don’t have as much influence over their children as their peers, social media, etc. That’s not true or biblical. Children want and need parents who provide safety, security, and appropriate limits. While moms and dad may not be perfect parents, they can trust God to help show them the way. […]

June 10, 2018 message: “Rest &#...

Children need plenty of rest. Sometimes they rest willingly, and other times not so willingly. As we get older we may not take naps, but we never outgrow the need for adequate rest. What are we missing when we “go, go, go”? What is God’s plan for resting our bodies, renewing our spirits, and remembering […]

June 3, 2018 message: “Love ...

Children tend to accept others at face value, make friends quickly, and have little sense of boundaries or judgment. They reflect God’s intention for love and friendship. Jimmy Epplett shared today’s message while Pastor Mary attended Annual Conference. It is based on John 15: 12-15. We watched, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” as sung […]

May 27, 2018 message: “Honesty ...

Kids have a knack for explaining things simply, offering honest questions, taking time to wonder, and speaking some surprising truths. What can we learn about how we approach God? Pastor Mary’s message is based on Luke 2: 41-52, Matthew 5: 8, and James 3: 17. To read it, click here.

May 20, 2018 message: “Joy R...

God created us and all of creation and said, “It was very good.” God took delight in creation, and God calls us to be creative. How can we reconnect with the joy of our childhood, including finding time to play, and quit taking ourselves too seriously? Our opening video, “Joy Ride, reminds us that God […]

June 4, 2018 Worship Brainstorming

All Church Worship Brainstorming for July and August Worship Monday, June 4, 2018 Ron & Vicki Zuker’s house 6:00 pm Cookout/Potluck Dinner 7:00-9:00 pm Brainstorming for Worship The Worship Team is looking for a few ideas for upcoming worship services. Members of all ages and backgrounds are invited to participate. You might be surprised to […]

May 13, 2018 message: “Trust &#...

Kids trust parents to catch them when they jump and comfort them when they are sad. A child’s trust is a sacred gift given to parents and caregivers that can reflect their trust in God. We know both the pain of broken trust and the importance of trust that is kept. We opened worship with”Childlike […]

May 6, 2018 message: “Generosit...

Jesus’ disciples were dumbfounded when Jesus told them that the vast crowd that had gathered to hear him speak also needed to be fed. A young boy was willing to share the little he had. Why did they have such a hard time believing that God would provide? Today’s message is based on Mark 10: […]

April 29, 2018: “Integrity R...

It’s an old adage, but “actions speak more loudly than words.” “Walking the walk” is more important than simply “talking the talk.” Faith lived out in action is a powerful and expected response to the love of Jesus in our lives. This is the third of a four part series on witness. For two different […]

April 22, 2018: “Humility ̵...

The word “humility” comes from the Latin for “of the dust.” What does it mean to be grounded in our faith and aware of God’s holiness and our humanity? This is the second in a four part series on witness. Worship opened with a first person monologue. Pastor Mary’s is based on 1 John 3: […]