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August 12, 2018 message: “Ready...

It’s easy to focus on bringing God a list of needs and wants rather than beginning with intentional praise for God’s faithfulness. How can praise remind of God “from whom all blessings flow” and transform our attitudes and actions? Pastor Mary’s message is based on Psalm 34. To read it, click here.

August 5, 2018 message: “Come O...

“Happy” in the psalms carries a much different meaning than we’re used to today. What does it mean to find true happiness in God? Pastor Mary’s message is based on Psalm 1. To read it, click here. “Driving Down the Right Path: Psalm 1 (Kids)” is based on The Message paraphrase. “Psalm 1 – Sacred […]

July 29, 2018 message: “GodR...

This summer our high school youth and their adult chaperones traveled to New Berlin, New York for a Reach Mission Trip. Matthew 14: 22-33, (the story of Jesus calling Peter out of the boat, and I Corinthians 12:4-7 (spiritual gifts), and “Walking on Water” guided the week’s devotions. During the service, six of the kids […]

July 22, 2018 message: “Creatio...

Climate change has become a hot-button issue in recent years, but the call to care about God’s good creation has always been a part of seeking god’s will and way in the world. How do we view ourselves as a part of God’s creation and as caretakers of it? Pastor Mary’s message was based on […]

Worship Planning Retreat – Sept...

Worship Planning Retreat Sunset Celebrations Event Center, 3593 East Pontaluna Rd, Fruitport, MI 49415 Friday, September 6 at noon – Saturday, September 7 at 2:00 pm   The event is open to anyone from the congregation who is willing to read the background information (below) and commit to actively participate in every aspect of the […]

July 15, 2018 message: “LetR...

Sexuality is a good gift of God, and we should claim it as a part of who we are as God’s good creation. Like any other gift of God, we’re called to be faithful stewards of sexuality – honoring God and each other. How do we stand against abuse, exploitation, and commercialization of sexuality in […]

July 8, 2018 message: “Our Orig...

Racism is sin because it separates us from God and each other. It infects our lives and our world – sometimes in ways we don’t even realize or want to admit. Racism is personal, but it’s also structural and systemic. How do we hear God’s call to confess and repent? Pastor Mary’s message was based […]

July 1, 2018 message: “Christia...

Much of Jesus’ ministry was spent healing those in need, and he gave his disciples the power to participate in his ministry. Quality, affordable, holistic health care is an important issue for the church as we seek abundant life for all. Worship opened with “Erase the Labels on Mental Health.” Pastor Mary’s message was based […]

June 24, 2018 message: “Long En...

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” Vicki Corona said that in 1989 when she was writing about dancing and people often quote her when they talk about living life to the fullest, but that sounds pretty trite when we’re grieving. What […]

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. […]