• Jul2018

    The wettest July on record also brought flooding like we haven’t seen since 2011. The North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un threatened the US mainland with nuclear ballistic missiles. America’s longest war (Afghanistan) is approaching its third decade of involvement. Are these things “signs of the times”? God’s prophetic calendar

  • July Pastor’s Message

    July 10, 2018

    In a recent letter to the EC Church, Bishop Bruce Hill made this statement: The church is called to be salt and light, to not only share the Good News about Jesus but to be Good News in a world that has very little… The Evangelical Immigration Table is a

  • May2018

    Ravi Zacharias tells of a man who was walking through a botanical garden when he encountered three blind women. As he approached, one woman said, “Is someone there?” He replied, “I’m just walking through.” She asked, “Would you take a picture of us?” Thinking this odd, he nevertheless agreed to

  • Winter is lingering. Do you remember March and April? Just when we got a taste of Spring, temperatures would nosedive, then climb again. The strange weather can affect our plans, make us postpone getting out spring clothes, make us think twice about putting away the shovels and snow blowers. The

  • Apr2018

    April Pastor’s Message

    April 2, 2018

    Every Easter, chocolate makes a grand appearance in many different forms – bunnies, eggs, chicks, crosses – Wait, chocolate crosses?! I’m not suggesting that it’s blasphemous, but it is ironic – a symbol of self-indulgence meets the ultimate symbol of self-denial. Chocolate – that morsel of instant gratification, which prompted

  • Feb2018

    March Pastor’s Message

    February 28, 2018

    Janice and I always enjoy the Winter Olympics – the thrill of our favorites getting the gold, and the heartbreak of a loss measured in thousandths of a second. This year we’ve even gotten familiar with new events and terms, like “halfpipe” and “big air.” There’s a sadness to know

  • February Pastor’s Message

    February 1, 2018

    During January, Janice (with some help from me) has been putting away the last of the Christmas decorations and putting up the everyday things. The house is much less festive, and the short days seem a little bleaker. And it’s only the beginning of February! It’s one of the reasons

  • Jan2018

    January Pastor’s Message

    January 1, 2018

    “Make good choices.” It’s a recent phrase of encouragement often uttered by parents as their kids head out the door at the beginning of the day. “Make good choices.” It’s often easier said than done. We don’t always know which choice is better; and even when we do, we can

  • Nov2017

    December Pastor’s Message

    November 27, 2017

    (Ever feel like your Christmas spirit is on par with this cat’s?) Whether Christmas season has you feeling excited, nostalgic, stressed, sad, or BROKE, we’d love to invite you to see Christmas in a new light this year. In fact, that’s what we’re talking about in our upcoming Christmas series,

  • November Pastor’s Message

    November 10, 2017

    A recent bulletin insert had the following quote, which I think bears repeating: “There are many definitions of agape, but the best I know is in one of Edward Nason West’s books: agape means ‘a profound concern for the welfare of another without any desire to control that other, to