Welcome to our family! We are a welcoming bunch of Jesus followers who don't take ourselves too seriously! We are the church all week long... but we try to get together at least once a week at our celebration service at 10:45. ) You can even check us out in advance by listening to our services, watching the video, or reading the bulletins. Just click the menus above.
Feel free to stop by any time the church office is open, and check out our UN-GARAGE SALE!!!! Many of the items were donated for the annual youth garage sale, which didn’t actually happen this year … so the proceeds from most of the items we sell will help recoup the SERVE expenses. Just a few of the items available are an elliptical trainer, an ironing board, some furniture, and various picture frames – but you are welcome to look through the garage and see what other treasures you find. We just ask that you leave things as tidy as you can. We have not marked prices on the items but would appreciate a fair donation in exchange for the items you want.
(The freezer and the silk flowers used for decorating the sanctuary are not for sale – unless of course the price is right!!!)
Oh yes, we still have some pews for sale too!
Please note: Registration deadline is this Sunday (August 2). For insurance purposes, every person attending camp must also submit a signed waiver with the registration. (Parents must sign for their children.) Forms are available at the church.
Baking still needed for camp: Three 9" x 13" rice krispie squares. Let us know if you can bring any. Thanks.
Join us for coffee Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning at 9:30!
Tuesday - Humpty's
Wednesday - A & W
Thursday - Johnny's Lunchbox
Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ
July 29, 2015 - "Weird Reading" Edition
Throughout history, various cultural issues have created forces that made people reinterpret the Bible in goofy ways. For example, the Crusades had people quoting scripture in ways that made it sound right to kill your enemies instead of loving them. Prohibition in the US caused preachers to preach that the Bible taught abstinence, in spite of the fact that Jesus Himself made wine. And slave owners in the south often heard teachers teaching that the Bible taught that blacks were inferior, in spite of the clear and obvious Bible teaching that all humans are created equal and are endowed with the image of God.
For each of these “re-readings” of scripture, it took only time for the historical and clearly taught truths taught in scripture to re-assert themselves. Whenever we impose a cultural shift on scripture, it leads to weirdness.
So, don't panic when someone comes along with another weird reading of scripture. Time and good scholarship will prevail. And, the Word Of God can withstand the test of time!
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