Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fall Festival

Tonight was a lot of fun, and I got such sweet photos I couldn't wait to post them!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

We're growing!

I'm fairly certain that when our church building was built, they had no idea how much growing this little church would do. The pictures below are the scene that made us decide to reorganize our children's church classrooms. We will now be adding a "transition room" for babies that are walking through 2 years old. Three & four year-olds will be in a separate, toddlers class, and the older kids will still have children's church.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Devotional, Part 2

Danny Sanderson, Associate Pastor

The Church Meets Needs
The contagious enthusiasm of those who believed in Jesus threatened the secure foundations of many people’s religious convictions, and an uneasy tolerance gave way to hostility.
It was then that the little company of believers began to realize that the church was a new community. A community of men and women who could be closer than any family, and who could provide the kind of loving support that believers then, and believers now, would always need.

The Church Proclaims Truth
I am impressed by the boldness of these “ordinary” men to proclaim Jesus and Truth in the face of culture, in the fact of danger looking forward to a day when they will kneel before the face of God.
May we proclaim the Gospel truth with such passion and produce the same kind of passion toward our individual community of believers in His Grace.


I have a few copies already made. If you would like one, please see me at church or e-mail me at Each DVD is $5.00, which will go into the VBS fund for next year.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Devotional from our pastor, Don Martin, Part 1

What if the Church did not exist?
by Don Martin, Pastor

Sometimes I dream about waking up on Sunday morning, going out to pick up the newspaper and coming in to have breakfast. After breakfast, I’d spend the rest of the morning mowing the lawn and cleaning up the yard without one responsibility to my name.

I dream about this a couple times a year. That is usually a hint that I need to take a short vacation. However, most of my time is anticipating an opportunity to meet with those God has drawn to Himself. Acts 2:17 “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people…..” Psalm 84:10 “Better in one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a door keeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.” Almost every time I get together with those who fear the Lord, I experience something unique. It is something that I have never experienced anywhere else. I enjoy His Spirit within me, yet when believers get together God has appointed this to be a significant time. Matthew 18:20 “For when two or three gather in my name there am I in your midst.”

I cannot imagine being away from the church. I know that I can get away like anyone else, but from this vantage point it would be a loss of great significance for me. My sweetest memories in life are times in church. I have enjoyed what Acts describes as “times of refreshing.” (Acts 3:19) I remember them as vividly has any memory I have. One time it was as if God was focused completely on me. I knew He cared about everyone in the room as much as me, but it seemed I had His undivided attention. It was an experience of intense joy and an incredible desire to be pure in my inmost being.

If the church did not exist, my heart would be only half full.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Updates from Down Under!

I'm not sure how many people he sent it to, but today I received a message from Josh Bryant in Australia! He has started a blog, "The Adventures of the Joshstralian."
Here is the address:

Sunday, August 31, 2008

New Blog Feature

In the left hand column, you will notice there is a new list of links. These are links to the blogs of some of our church members. I thought it would be a great way for everyone to get to know one another a little better. If you have a personal web site or blog you would like added to the list, let me know at

And for those of you that don't have blogs yet, let it serve as inspiration and start one! Be sure to e-mail me a link to put up, too.

Happy reading!

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