Grateful Groaning

Grateful Groaning

On December 30, 2020, I became a statistic—I contracted Covid-19. I spent the next 14 days enduring the nasty effects of this pandemic perpetrator in isolation in our basement. I was thankful that I wasn’t hospitalized, that I survived, and that I gained some...
2020 in Review, and a Look Ahead

2020 in Review, and a Look Ahead

Bob Short’s report on behalf of the elders with an overview of 2020 and a look ahead to 2021. A pandemic, racial tensions and a divisive year in politics created a disruption in our lifestyles that provided opportunities and challenges for the church to be the...
Rulers, Neighbors and Politics

Rulers, Neighbors and Politics

King Canute and the Waves is a story often summarized, incorrectly, of an arrogant king with an overblown sense of power and authority, even over nature. But it was actually his followers who regarded him “lord of land and sea.” To prove them...
Peace in Pandemic Panic & Political Polarization

Peace in Pandemic Panic & Political Polarization

Recently I heard a man screaming on the trail near our home, “Get over! What’s wrong with you? Don’t you know you’re supposed to get over? Get over! COVID is here!” News broadcasts and social media have fed us a steady diet of rioting, burning, looting, and violence...
Re-opening Church

Re-opening Church

With Governor Reynold’s proclamation lifting gathering restrictions on churches as long as they “implement reasonable measures … to ensure social distancing … increased hygiene practices, and other public health measures”, you might be wondering what we’re...
3 Ways to Give Financially

3 Ways to Give Financially

During this time when we cannot meet together in person, we wanted to make you all aware of ways you can still support the church financially through giving. There are three ways to give outlined below. The first way to give is by mailing a check to the church at:...