• Jul2021

    Sunday’s sermon topic, “Kindness” is a word that is used so much and by so many people that I think it has lost its’ true meaning. It’s mostly used in a way to direct our actions to make us look like we care, even if we don’t. But “kindness” doesn’t...

  • With the rising number of COVID infections, we need to remain vigilant in helping to keep one another safe. There is no change in the guidelines we are following, but this is a reminder. For fully vaccinated people, mask wearing while attending worship or other gatherings is not required. Obviously,...

  • Update on Welcome Home

    July 27, 2021

    On Saturday, July 24th, a good group of folks gathered together to discuss, pray and plan for the renewal of Welcome Home, our ministry with local people in need. Prior to the pandemic shut-down, Welcome Home typically served 80 people a week with showers, laundry, clothes, haircuts and a bountiful,...

  • Earlier this week I was talking with a friend who was expressing frustration about battling a recurring illness which made me think of Paul’s recurring “thorn” in his flesh. I did a little digging around and found that there are several theories about what Paul’s “thorn” was. Some say it...

  • The Reverend Dr. Bud Brainerd comes to us all way from Rancho Bernardo, CA via humble beginnings in Illinois and then so many other stops along the way, most recently Davidson, NC.  He graduated from McKendree University, has a MDiv in Ministry and a Doctorate in Personnel Management from Columbia...

  • Re-vision Welcome Home

    July 20, 2021

    Now that the pandemic is all but over, it is time to re-vision our Welcome Home ministry. Welcome Home was closed down when the pandemic hit and has been closed ever since. If you are interested in gathering with others to discuss this vital ministry and how we might move...

  • Calling All Men!

    July 19, 2021

    As you know, one of the biggest problems we have in our society is absentee fathers. Young, fatherless boys are far more likely to get into trouble than those coming from stable homes with a father and a mother. One of the ways we can make a difference is by...

  • I Wonder…

    July 15, 2021

    Since Julie is on vacation this week and we won’t be blessed with one of her “Thoughtful Thursday” posts, I was wondering on this Wednesday… How is your fruit? I am preaching a series of sermons on “Fruit of the Spirit”. Every Christian — Every. Christian. — should display the...

  • This Sunday, July 18th, we will gather 15 minutes early for our in-person worship so that we can sing some of our favorite hymns! Requests will be taken, and we’ll get to as many hymns as we can. Shelly will be back, and Trevor will be leading, so come a...

  • This week two of my daughter’s best friends played a practical joke on her and it was NOT funny. The hurt, anger, and betrayal she felt when she figured out who played the “joke” won’t be forgotten anytime soon, but now that the truth is revealed and the tears and...