October 2015 Pastor letter

October is a month of transition and change.  The leaves change colors, the summer weather is gone, cooler fall temperatures are reminding us that the cold winter days are on their way.  Daylight savings time ends and darkness falls upon us earlier and earlier each evening.  I find myself hunkered down in the house long before 7 pm even gets here.  I do not like the idea of so much darkness.  Now is when my faith really needs to step up.  Jesus is the light in the darkness and as fall takes hold on my life, I need to shine the light of my faith stronger to keep away the darkness. Take the time to shine a light into the darkness by participating in a Bible study, fellowship group, personal Bible readings and quiet time with God in prayer.   Back to Basics...

September 2015 Pastor letter

The following is from a daily devotional reading I receive. September is not the beginning of the calendar year.  September is not the beginning of the Christian year.  September, however, seems to be the beginning season for a new year.  The kids are going/gone back to school, church committees start back up, and special summer worship services are ending. Sunday School and Bible studies are starting back up.  Life seems to re-start in September. Why not start the fall in a new or recommitted way of thinking and behaving? A Lifestyle of Forgiveness Ephesians 4:29-32 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.  30 And do not grieve the...