Rick’s Reflections- 7/23/2017

“Hey Old Man” is a greeting I hear a lot, a term of endearment, I am sure. Don’t laugh I am not the only one getting AARP ads in the mail weekly. Last week I got a discounted soft drink without requesting the benefit. 😊 Growing old, like taxes, is a fact we all must … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 7/16/2017

I read a humorous story of a guy who prayed this prayer every morning: “Lord, if you want me to witness to someone today, please give me a sign to show me who it is.” One day he found himself on a bus when a big, burly man sat next to him. The bus was … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 7/9/2017

        Last week, Rick issued a serious challenge:  for all of us to pray about our role in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Sadly, some Christians go most of their lives only giving minimal thought to this task. All Christians should feel a sense of duty and purpose in helping to … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 7/2/2017

We have just experienced a great week of VBS. A special “thank you” goes out to the staff, whose tremendous efforts made it possible for our young people to learn about God’s love for us and enjoy a special time of fun with friends. I am not sure we have ever had such an elaborate … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 6/25/2017

Today we are looking at the Good News of the gospel in terms of our  calling. As a church, we are in the business of representing Christ to our world. Our goals must be His goals. Our focus must be His focus and our ways must be His ways. The Good News is a message … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 6/18/2017

We are so blessed to have all the dads worshipping with us today.  Hopefully it will be a day of encouragement and that after you grill or take the family out to eat, you won’t have to do the dishes! I suppose that every son or daughter, who has a wonderful relationship with his/her dad, … [Read more…]

Ocean Commotion VBS Update- 6/11/2017

  VBS isn’t just limited to the kids in the church . . . it’s so much more than that. It’s an outreach opportunity!  Some children have never heard the gospel or anything like that; kids in our area, even!  We need to seize this opportunity to teach kids about the truth! It’s too precious of … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 6/4/2017

     Several years ago, the Barna Group released a survey on how we see the world.  They asked respondents about their beliefs on a number of different topics, all of which were  considered essential for a truly Biblical worldview.  The results of this survey were disheartening: only 4% of Americans gave Bible-based answers to all … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 5/28/2017

This week while preparing the final message in the Risk & Ripples series, I ran across this paragraph that seemed to be worth sharing as food for thought. I’m not convinced that your date of death is the date carved on your tombstone.  Most people die long before that.  We start dying when we have … [Read more…]

Ricks Reflections- 5/21/2017

 Today as we revisit the theme of Risk & Ripples we also acknowledge our graduates for 2017.  After a long and challenging adventure these folks find themselves not at the end, but at the beginning of the rest of their lives.  Many decisions lay ahead, challenges as well as victories.  It is our hope and … [Read more…]