Posts from January 2019


Memory Loss Group

There is a group that meets most Fridays in Fellowship Hall that would love to meet you. We enjoy games, jokes, and simple activities for an hour and then have lunch together.

Help with “Homebound Luncheon”

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend our annual luncheon that honors the members of our congregation who can no longer attend Sunday services or other events due to certain illnesses and conditions.

Challenging you to the Lord’s Prayer

I cannot say OUR if I live only for myself. I cannot say FATHER if I do not endeavor each day to act like His child. I cannot say WHO ART IN HEAVEN if I am laying up no treasures there. I cannot say HALLOWED BE THY NAME if I am not striving for holiness. I cannot say THY KINDOM COME if I am not doing all in my power to hasten that wonderful event. I cannot say THY WILL…
Book Club

On the shelf – February 2019

Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library! We have just received new DVDs to add to the many that we already have in our collection: I Can Only Imagine – It is the movie that highlights the life of Bart Millard who wrote the song, I Can Only Imagine. We also have the book of the same name. Wildflower – It is a story of a gifted art student. She starts having dreams about something done to her friend Rebecca years…

February Heifer Update

LUMM Heifer Project The Christmas season (the season of giving and receiving gifts) is over. Or is it? I don’t think it is. Should we stop then? I don’t think so. Jesus didn’t stop, and never will. His gift of love is never ending and this congregation didn’t stop giving either. The LUMM just sent in the past month’s donations. The list is lengthy and wonderful. Because of you, we sent our 11th girl to school. You also donated the…

Clayton’s Testimony

My mother had a saying that intrigued me. When asked how she was doing, she would say, “I’ve been able to keep body and soul together.” What did she mean by that? Was both her body and soul healthy? How did she keep both glowing with health?

Pastor John’s View for February

Perhaps I would have learned about prayer from someone else, but June took the time to teach me; thank you June! We prayed about most everything from food to business, family and beyond.

February Financial Report

Finance News How did we end 2018 financially? We are excited to report that we ended the year in the black! Our income was; $839,402 and expenses were $808,985 leaving us $30,417 cash to carry over to 2019. Our expenses were nearly $20,000 under budget! Thank you to each team leader for working to keep expenses under control! Thank you to each of you for your generous giving! Our ministry budget for 2019 does have an increase in it of…

Fishing in Deeper Waters

Psalm 138 How easy it is to give God thanks in the midst of worship-the choir sings, the music resounds, the sanctuary fills with God’s praise. Now the work week starts-how easy is it to offer that same praise as one stumbles through morning preparations and sets off to the workplace? For me Monday is a full day, and I’m not always filled with praise for God. The consideration of prostrating myself before God conjures up an image of falling…

God, Bible, and Community

Psalm 19:1-6 While walking in the desert one night, far from the city lights, I stared at the sky layered with bright, twinkling stars. I realized how amazing and great this creation is, while recognizing  my own smallness . Against the breadth and depth of God’s limitless sky, I acknowledged how little I understand about this universe, how many voices I cannot hear! God  does not limit  community  to humankind  and the things we build and gather around ourselves .…

Pals meeting

January 7, 2019 Present: Barbara Littlejohn, Jerry & Marva Fife, Kathe Wilson, Jan & Brian Baker, Maggie Atterbury, Susan Briner, Judy Bell, Eileen Pike, Ross Parrott, and Linda De Atley. Discussion: The meeting centered around getting the word out about services the network of PALS provides and attracting new volunteers to help out on short-term assignments. Suggestions included: Skits (live and videotaped for services & TNT), Personal Witness from volunteers and recipients of services (separately and jointly), Print material (Marva…
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