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Pastor's Corner

Every month our pastor writes a short note to the congregation in the newsletter. We have pulled out some of the less time sensitive notes here that may be helpful in helping you to live out your Christian life and service in the church and in the world. This page contains articles by Rev. Eric Lane, Rev. Jay Bissett (2016-17), and Cindy Sears (during pastor transitional period).

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Table of Contents

Title Subject Date
June is here Summer vacation June 2007
When the rains come Spiritual dryness August 2007
Praying for our children Return to school September 2007
Embracing the future New building banquet October 2007
Giving thanks Thankfullness November 2007
Time for God Family devotions December 2007
Preparing for Easter Christian seasons March 2008
Community and service Spring/Easter/BBQ April 2008
Oneness in the church Christian fellowship May 2008
Fear and trust Fears/Trusting God June 2008
Watering the Flowers Our Spiritual Lives August 2008
For Everything a Season Vacation Time Ends September 2008
All That Stuff Is Not Yours October Revival October 2008
Love Your Neighbor Encouragement November 2008
STOP Christmas Season December 2008
Good to Be Home Return from Costa Rica February 2009
Hanging Out with God Why Attend Church? March 2009
Pollution Spiritual Health April 2009
Contentment Material possessions May 2009
Becoming a Full Elder Ordination Service June 2009
God Is Bigger than Our Problems Economic Downturn July 2009
Revealing Christ to the World Bolivia trip, VBS, etc. August 2009
A Worthy Sacrifice Giving, Tithing September 2009
Rejoicing Always Faithfulness, Hope November 2009
A Better Servant New Year's Resolution January 2010
I Surrender All Peace, Happiness February 2010
Cookies of Love KAIROS Ministry March 2010
Reaching Young Adults Unchurched, Church growth April 2010
My Father's Death Grief, Comfort May 2010
Homes for the Poor Bolivia, Habitat for Humanity July 2010
Top Secret Sin, Judgment August 2010
Vacation Sabbath, Rest September 2010
Service or Servitude Serving God, Rejoicing Nov/Dec 2010
Life Purpose Happiness January 2011
Set Apart Witness, Ministry February 2011
Visiting Those in Prison KAIROS Ministry March 2011
Not Just a Building Christian Life Center Project April 2011
In the Image of God Contentment May 2011
Let the Summer Begin! Bolivia, VBS, Graduates June 2011
Surrounded by the Enemy Trust in God's Protection August 2011
Suggestions for Use Christian Life Center September 2011
Think on These Things Hope, Rejoicing October 2011
God's Children Children, Christian Life November 2011
Changes and Faith in God Faith, Christian Life, Advent Dec/Jan 2011-12
Forgetting God Thankfulness, Faith February 2012
Living in the Light Anxiety, Christian Life, Joy April 2012
Preparing for the Storm Bible Study, Prayer May 2012
Giving One's All Devotion to God, Love July 2012
Nothing Can Separate Peace, Christian Life August 2012
Missing God's Blessing Bible Study, Prayer, Worship September 2012
Alert and Focused Distractions, Christian Life October 2012
Giving Thanks to God Thankfulness, Worship November 2012
Vacation Worry, Worship June 2013
Why Go to Church? Church, Christian Life August 2013
A New Creation New Year, Christian Life January 2014
Bible Reading Bible Study, Christian Life February 2014
Spring Yet? Christian Life, Witnessing April 2014
Reading Glasses Aging, Christian Life May 2014
Always with Us God, Christian Life January 2015
Real or Fake Jesus Christ, Missions February 2015
Precious God, Faith March 2015
Lazy Christianity Ministry, Christian Life May 2015
Praying thru Pain Prayer, Acceptance June 2015
Evil and Tragedy Forgiveness, Faith July 2015
The Promised Land Christian Life, Hope January 2016
Worrying Faith, Struggles February 2016
In the Image of God Salvation, Missions March 2016
Spring Cleaning Passover, Repentance April 2016
New Pastor Coming Changes, Ministry May 2016
Farewell (Lane's final article) Encouragement, Listening June 2016
Light of the World (Bissett) Christian Life August 2016
Today's Gifts (Bissett) Seasons, Gratitude September 2016
Thanksgiving (Bissett) Gratitude, Grace November 2016
100 Years! (Sears) Centenarians, Birthday Party February 2017
Lent Season (Bissett) Introspection, Fasting March 2017
Thank You, Mom (Sears) Mother's Day, Commitment May 2017
Thank You, Dad (Sears) Leaders, Fathers, Husbands June 2017
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