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Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is off and running, and I thank you for your generosity!! So far I have been able to buy 4 very large bags of toys and items. I have reached my 100 box goal; now is the time to Fill ‘Em Up! Please keep in mind, the next time you are at the store,...
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Trusting God – by Pastor Scott

Philosopher Jacob Needleman writes, “There is a struggle that is more interesting than pleasure or ego satisfaction . . . . There is something far more interesting than what money can buy.” The matter at hand is a movement from greed to generosity. The Bible calls greed, avarice,...
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Help Fill the Kennedy Pantry

Kennedy High School is working with HACAP to support students. You can help by donating nonperishable food items and toiletries to be placed in the tub(s) in our church narthex. These items will be delivered to Kennedy to help students in need. Those using the Pantry will have to...
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Operation Christmas Child

I am once again coordinating Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, This wonderful program is a way to give kids around the world a gift of toys, personal items, and most importantly, the gift of God’s love. Along with a box, each child will...
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World Religion – from Pastor Scott

World Religions Theologian Paul Tillich once described religion as “ultimate concern.”  This description was made without reference to belief in a higher power or belief in the sacred.  Truth is, every religion is different.  Some religions focus on multiple gods and some do not...
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What’s in a Name? – from Pastor Scott

During seminary I served two small churches in the Chicago area.  Following my time with these congregations, the churches merged with another church in the area.  The three churches then sold their respective buildings and built a brand new structure to house the new...
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Life Between Sundays: The Joys of Writing – By Pastor Jenny

When I was in high school, I had a tenth grade English teacher who opened up my world to the expression found in writing. I had always been a kid who wrote plays for the neighbor kids to act. I even attempted writing a chapter book (which I still have in a box somewhere). The new...
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Answering a Call – By Pastor Scott

Do you know anything about President James Garfield?  Garfield was the 20th President of the United States.  He came into office in 1881, serving only 200 days.  Garfield died of infection from a gunshot wound.  While his time in office was short, he made an impact. The...
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Wednesday Women of the Word Summer Lunches

During the summer women are invited to attend a monthly lunch, fellowship, and devotion time. The group will welcome new folks, check in with one another, and share in a short devotional time. This is a great opportunity to check out this group that meets Wednesdays at noon...
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Daily Blog Devotional: The Dented Fender Ministry

Pastor Jenny has been writing for The Dented Fender Ministry for the past few months. She is one of seven writers who each get a weekly blog posted. You can subscribe, via email, to the daily Blog ministry by going to following link: https://thedentedfender.com/winds-of-change/...
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