Training

Last week a team of 7 from our church attended the Leadership Institute at the The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City. Church of the Resurrection is the largest United Methodist church in the denomination with around 20,000 members. This past Easter they just started worshipping in

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Youth ministry

As Charles mentioned last week we are making some changes here at the church. Starting September 17th we will be adding a 4th worship service on Sunday evenings at 5:30pm. We are excited about the potential of this additional service. We believe this will provide an opportunity to reach new

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Noticing God

Last week my family and I traveled with some good friends to Niagara Falls for vacation. For the past four summers we have traveled with our friends in their RV to different places around the country. I usually take two weeks of vacation in the summertime and my wife Nikki always

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Dc mission trip part 2

This past week was probably one of the most eye-opening mission trips I have ever been on. Usually I just treat everything like a routine and go through the motions, not really paying attention to who I’m serving or why. But for some reason, this one was different. I actually

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DC mission trip

Hello readers! My name is Ava Sparico, I am going into my junior year of high school and I am currently sitting in the common area of the Washington Seminar Center. A group of youth and adults of our church are doing mission work in our nation’s capital for six

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Summer

Last week we took some of our high school seniors out for dinner to celebrate their graduation and to thank them for their contributions to our church (Kameron Rigg, one of our seniors, asked if I would mention him in the blog so here you go Kameron I just wrote

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Christmas in April

A couple weeks ago our church held its annual Christmas in April event. This event is held every year the Sunday after Easter. The schools, along with those that attend the church, have a canned food drive leading up to the event. The day of the event we sort all of

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Together not alone

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NRSV) The Value of a Friend 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help. This past weekend our

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Patience

This week we introduced a new family member to our household. Maggie, our St. Bernard puppy, joined us on Wednesday. My wife Nikki and I have been discussing getting a dog for a few months now. Well really my two daughters and I have been begging Nikki to get one.

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