Sharing the Good News



“When a man is filled with the Word of God you cannot keep him still, If a man has got the Word, he must speak or die.”  – Dwight L. Moody
This Sabbath morning I am starting a new short series of sermons titled “Our Mission.” The first message is “Sharing the Good News.”



IMG_1492 2Pathfinders. “This past weekend, regardless of the cold weather and snowfall Friday morning the Timberwolves enjoyed an eventful camping trip to Gee Creek where they spent much time hanging out around the campfire and climbing trees at the campsite. Worships involved singing songs accompanied by guitars and thoughts of how God helps us move mountains and highlighted some of the ways in which Jesus relates to us. We also enjoyed delicious food and hot drinks. Sabbath afternoon we hiked  to a waterfall where we ate our sack lunches and dreamed of jumping in the frigid water.
Thanks so much to all the staff who tirelessly sacrifice for the sake of our kids!! Thanks to the parents who allow us to take your kids on these life-changing adventures!! And thanks to the kids for being willing to go the distance!!” David Reynolds, Pathfinder Director

IMG-4202On March 3, Super Tuesday, more than 1,100 election workers and residents visited our church to vote, and for many, this was the first time at our church. They were greeted with free water, granola bars, and Little Debbies, and they were so appreciative.

This is one of the many ways our church supports our community. It does not take much to leave a lasting impression. Sometimes it just takes a smile or a kind word to leave a positive impact.

Stewardship: The job of supervising or taking care of something, such as an organization or property.


tn-feed-my-starving-childrenVolunteer Spots Still Available for Global Service Project. Thank you for signing up to help with “Feed My Starving Children,” a March 14 mission event where our church will help other local churches pack more than 100,000 meals of rice, soy, and vitamins to send overseas. Two of our three time slots for the day still have volunteer spots available: 12-2 pm (3 slots), and 2:30-4:30 pm (17 slots). We would love to have your help with this fun, fulfilling work. Bring your family, friends, co-workers, or neighbors! Email project organizer Lucas Patterson with your questions or to sign up.  You can also sign up via the Community Services page on our church website. Click here.

Health Ministry team is actively preparing for a big program this Sunday. Go to their web page to register or to learn more about the upcoming events. Click here. 

Photo10Light of Hope team is preparing for a major evangelistic effort in Eastern Ukraine. Ten evangelists and four medical professionals will join me for this trip. We will be holding eighteen meetings simultaneously in eight different cities. Three mobile clinics will be rotating between these eight cities. Two evangelists are from our own church – Anita Shelton and Greg Leavitt! Other pastors are Chris Anderson, Rick Greve, Kevin Pires, Daniel Romanov, Sergio Freeman, Mikhail Skripkar and Daniel Reband. All churches in Ukraine are actively preparing for the meetings. They need our prayers and support. The GCC contributed $21,000 toward these meetings. Praise God for their support. An additional $16,000 is needed; not counting the travel expenses for the evangelists. If you are willing to contribute to this mission you may use the tithe envelope or the online AdventistGiving page. Please mark your donation for the Light of Hope.

PRAYERS. Please pray for God’s guidance to be given to our church regarding the new addition. I encourage everyone to attend the meeting. This way we will all participate in making this important decision.

Karen Boles had surgery on Tuesday morning. She is in recovery and needs our prayers.

Mike Haughee had a CT scan on Thursday. Praying for the “all clean” results!

Happy Sabbath. See you tomorrow.


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