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Sunday

9:15 am Service

9:15 am — 10:45 am

Our Sunday School times and room numbers: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Birth ... Read More

11 am Service

11:00 am — 12:30 pm

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Pastor's Corner

#SeekingChrist

  Christmas may be my favorite time of the year. I love the lights on the houses, the decorations in our home. I even like getting and setting up the Christmas tree.
  Christmas may also be my favorite time of the year at Church. The Christmas carols, lighting the candles, the Advent readings, celebrating our Savior’s birth—it all brings me closer to the reality that God invaded earth. Christmas is that time of year where we are reminded we must seek Christ who came as a fragile infant.
  There are elements of the Christmas season that take away from the joy of Christmas. All the extra traffic, the long lines at the stores, juggling all the extra activities can be exhausting (along with the frustration when people work so diligently at not saying Merry Christmas!  It’s as if they are avoiding Jesus at any cost.)

  This Christmas we are searching for a deeper experience of Christmas. It is more than gifts, food and parties. How can we discover a fresh look at Christmas?
  Our sermon series will focus on searching for Jesus. Over the years, we can take Christmas for granted. This year let’s ask God to help us experience His love, grace, joy, peace. My greatest desire for our church is for us to go beyond celebrating Christmas and respond to this by coming in worship. Our hearts are captured by God’s grace and we lift up Jesus as our new born king.

  Each year we introduce a new Christmas song, some of our recent new songs were Hope Was Born this Night by Sidewalk Prophets and Glory in the Highest by Chris Tomlin; we will be singing these this Christmas too.  Our new Christmas song this year is "Hope Is Here (Joy To The World)" by Dan Macaulay— check it out on Youtube.  You can see a live performance here, or the official lyrics version here.
  The lyrics are and the music are a fresh approach to a classic that we hope will connect our younger generation to a song we all love.  The lyrics are to the right.

  I hope this Christmas, in the rush of the season, you can find the time to stop and worship Jesus as the new born king.

Pastor Mark

Parenting in a World of Technology

Even the most “hip” “cool” and “groovey” of us parents can have a hard time keeping up with all the technology our children and teens seem to have at their fingertips.  So where do we go so as to not look so “old?”  I recently came across a new resource called iparent.tv from a group of trusted Christian leaders and parents.  Iparent uses short video and articles to give you the heads up on the apps your kids are using and suggestions on whether or not they should be.  Check out iparent.tv and engage in the conversation with your kids about technology.

  ~Pastor Jeff