Some of the church functions are core to our church and some are an extension of the church. In either case, these function are filled with people that have a desire to serve in that area. Please see what each one of the functions are all about.
The new pastor's class on Resolving Everyday Conflict will begin today 3/26/11. It will be taught in the room to the left of the roster by the piano.
This is my first attempt at a blog. Hope you will comment and check back often. As you know, Jeanette and I spent several years in Korea. While there, we learned that "Appa" is often the first word a Korean child speaks. For a Hebrew baby it is "Abba" and here in the US it is "dada". As a father, it was exciting to hear my sons lisp this first hint of verbal recognition. In like manner, could it be that our Father in heaven experiences joy when we cry out "Abba?" I believe He does. The Holy Spirit moves us to reach out to God in this intimate, close connection. (Romans 8:15-16) John echoes this, "See how much the Father loves us, for He calls us His children, and we really are...yes we really are God's children and we can't even imagine what it will be like when Christ returns, but when He returns we will be like Him for we shall see Him as He really is." (1 John 3:1-2) Even Jesus told his followers that they should pray to God as their Father in heaven. That fondly connects us to our Creator and to each other. Paul reiterated the same message "I bow my knees before the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named". (Ephesians 3:14-15) When we reach out to God, we discover He has already been seeking us.
Our audio visual team has been reduced by 3. We are in desperate need of people to help out. We have 2 positions to run the audio and 1 position to run our presentations. If you are interested in helping please contact me here.
If you are interested in viewing the responsibilities for each position please see our AV Position Descriptions PDF.
Bill B. and Pastor Bissell will be teaming up on teaching a new Sabbath School class called “Faith and Finance”. It will be a continuation of what Elder Carlton began to share with us last Sabbath. If you are interested in faith, getting out of debt, financial planning and so forth please plan to join the class. Space is limited. Please talk to Bill or Pastor if you would like to join. If you have all your questions answered on this topic, you could come and get training to help others. Class will begin on November 13.
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