Celebrating Our Graduates

Graduation CelebrationThis weekend we celebrated our High School graduates! If you have a graduate in your household that you would like to make them a gift bag, here is the handout I used and you might also enjoy this Call to Worship!


Called to Serve: A Memorial Day Message

ThanksAs we celebrate Memorial Day weekend, I thought we would look at the topic of service, both in the military and in our own personal lives.  This encounter in Mark 10:35-45 give us a great window into what we should and should not do when we think about service. Additionally, you’ll want to watch this video about the Four Chaplains which is how I end the message. God bless you in your service, in whatever form!


The Armor of God (For First Responders)

First Responder PicI know you’ll enjoy this message as I compare The Armor of God found in Ephesians 6:10-17 with the equipment that Police and Firefighters use! We did this for our special thanksgiving service for First Responders!


Celebrating Confirmation

Author: | Categories: Growing in Faith 1 Comment

This message is shareconfirmationd with my colleague Colleen Carpenter-Gonia, Director of Student Ministries, as we both answered three simple questions, but from the perspective of adults and the teens of the congregation. I know you will be blessed by this message, especially Colleen sharing about the gifts she sees in our five confirmation students!



How did your mom help you grow in faith?

Latest-Happy-Mothers-Day-Rose-ImagesThis week the message was a number of testimonies from kids and adults about how their mother helped them grow in faith. You might also enjoy this call to worship which will put a smile on your face!

Community: Tougher Than Nails

Tougher Than Nails 04The fifth and final in this worship series talking about what gets us through hard times….the love of family, friends and church. You might want to follow along in Acts 9:19-30!




Salvation: Tougher Than Nails

Tougher Than Nails 04The fourth in this worship series helping us learn skills to survive tough times. This week we look at the strong sense the disciples had of salvation in Jesus Christ that helped them through their challenges. I suggest that you might want to read through Acts 3-5 and I’ll especially read through Acts 4:1-12. You might also enjoy this “Over Saved” comedy routine by Michael Junior!


Obedience: Tougher Than Nails

Tougher Than Nails 04The third in this worship series dealing with a difficult part of being Spiritually strong…obedience! Certainly reading Mark 14:32-42 will inspire you toward obedience. You might also be blessed by this Call to Worship from the band Casting Crowns!


Faith: Tougher Than Nails

Tougher Than Nails 04The second in this worship series helping us get through the tough storms in life! You might also enjoy this call to worship and want to read along in Mark 4:35-41 here!



Love: Tougher Than Nails

Tougher Than Nails 04The first in this worship series helping to strengthen our spiritual resources for tough times! By learning from Jesus and his early followers we can be ready and even thrive in the hard places in life. This first message is on Love!  Jesus loved us enough to die for us and tapping into that love will be an incredible strength. You might also want to watch this call to worship on Jesus’ love and follow along in this passage from John 3:11-17.