It’s the most wonderful time…

Here we go, plunging into all the busyness of the Season!   So much is happening in the life of our congregation this week.   We’ll be celebrating our first annual Christmas Sweater Contest this Sunday.   We’ll vote on who has the ugliest (or the nicest, your choice) sweater.   A Dunks gift card… Read More ›

What do you want for Christmas?

The old Christmas song goes like this:  “He’s making a list, checking it twice”   That song debuted on a radio show in November of 1934.   It quickly went viral; tens of thousands of 78 rpm records were pressed and sold within days.   500,000 copies of sheet music were printed in less than a month.   83 years later it’s still… Read More ›

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

This Sunday is going to be an extra special day at church.   Sunday is the day we get together to decorate from stem to stern!   I can’t wait! We’re planning a pot luck lunch right after worship.   Y’all are invited, even if you don’t have time to bring something.  I’ll bet we’ll have plenty… Read More ›

Communion Sunday

This Sunday is Communion Sunday, our monthly celebration of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.    We Baptists only celebrate two Sacraments… can you name the other one? The original Lord’s Supper signified that Jesus’ death would be more than what it seemed, that this ‘one man dying‘ would open the floodgates of God’s mercy for Jesus’ followers.  Mercy in… Read More ›

Jesus said we should hunger and thirst for Righteousness. What is righteousness, anyways? And do I really have to hunger for it?

The Beatitudes…  what a powerful pronouncement of God’s love for you!   They’re what scholars call a “Golden Chain”: If you’re poor in spirit –  then you’re naturally going to mourn that condition. If you mourn your (sinful) condition – then you’re going to feel meek (or gentle) before God. With all that going on in your heart, you’re going to want things… Read More ›

What makes you blessed?

This evening I arrived home around 5:45, just as the sun was setting.   I parked the scooter in the shed and shivered all the way to the front door.   When I got inside I discovered the temperature had already fallen to 52 degrees.   Subtract a 40mph wind chill, and it turns out I… Read More ›

Are you truly blessed? How do you know?

Everyone loves a blessing.  “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow” was a tune many of us sang years ago as the offering plate was carried up the aisle.   The idea was that we were returning a portion of God’s blessings back to Him each week through our tithes and offerings. Blessings from God are often… Read More ›

Storm Proofing Your Life!

Amidst all the celebration last Sunday we began an informative new series called “Storm Proofing Your Life”.    With all the hurricanes flying around the Atlantic it seemed an appropriate title.  Of course, our life-storms aren’t like those low pressure systems.  They don’t come with any warning.  They descend upon us in a heartbeat. This Sunday… Read More ›