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Rainbow Room & CPS Partnership   - Last Sunday, I talked with our Church Council about an exciting new opportunity for us to become a partner with the Grayson County CPS Rainbow Room. They welcomed this new opportunity with open hearts, and I am excited to tell you more about how this came to be and how we can be in ministry with them.  As a church family, we… Read More
God Bless America - Next week, we will be celebrating Independence Day, a day that will be filled with fireworks, backyard BBQs, and many other festive activities. You will hear many patriotic songs, one of them may even be God Bless America. For some reason, I have been thinking about this very thing. A few weeks ago, in a casual conversation, someone told me they… Read More
Theology Matters - Theology Matters My friends, I want to say something very important that I believe God has put on my heart -- Theology Matters. Theology by its definition is the study of God. Theos, meaning God, and ology which like many other ologys is the study of the subject to which it is attached. In a longer sense, theology is our… Read More
The Last Supper - For the past few days, I have spent my time in Scripture focused on the last week, the week we call “Holy Week.” This is the week from Palm Sunday when Jesus enters Jerusalem for the final time and Easter Sunday when Jesus is raised from the dead. In particular, I have been focused on Luke’s version of the Last… Read More
Harvesting What You Sow - Harvesting What You Sow So last week, my family took part in the Lent Workshop where we made resurrection gardens. We had a great time as a family, and I was glad that so many others participated as well. A part of the gardens is some seeds that we planted in the dirt. At our house, we have been diligently… Read More
Answering the Call - The life of discipleship is all about answering the call. We first answer this call when we start our journey of faith. The life of any disciple begins when we first answer the call of Jesus, to come and follow him. As we live our life of discipleship, we answer the call time and time again. I was baptized as… Read More
Leadership Institute - From September 26th till the 28th, I was blessed to attend the Leadership Institute at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City. It was an added blessing to be able to take a portion of oar church staff. Melanie Schroder (Church Secretary) and Summer DeLavan (Children's Director & Wee Care) were also able to make the trip.… Read More
blog Hassle or God Thing? - Last weekend, the "Check engine" light came on in Laura's car. Big hassle, right? It always a big ordeal to take your car in for service or to call a plumber or electrician for your house. While I am very grateful to all of those who "Come and save the day," I don't really know anyone who looks forward to… Read More
E-News Post - Good Day Church Family,  This Sunday is going to be a busy but fun day in the life of the church, so I hope that you are making plans to be here. First, we have our usual schedule for Sunday School and Worship at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. receptively. After worship, at 11:00 a.m. we will have our All… Read More
blog Looking Towards Annual Conference - When I first began in the ministry, one of my mentor pastors told me how big of an ordeal going to Annual Conference was. Back when he started in the ministry, everyone lived in a furnished parsonage, so you would leave for Annual Conference not knowing if you were coming back. He said that every year you would pack up… Read More