IF: Gathering Invitation

 IF: Gathering Friday, February 6 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm & Saturday, February 7 from 9:00am to 6:00pm at Ivy Creek Church This 2-day gathering will bring women together from around the world to wrestle with belief that God is real, the places in our lives where we are struggling with unbelief, how we can overcome…

Who is Jesus? – A letter to a friend

“Who is Jesus?” is one of the most important questions you could ever be asked. Jesus asked his disciples this question in Luke 9:20–“But what about you? Who do you say I am?” And one day we will be called upon to give our answer to this question as well. Our culture has alot of opinions…

Accepting the challenge: 3 acts of intentional love

1 Peter 2:9, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” In my sermon on Sunday, I preached about how we serve a peculiar God who desires to transform us…

Snow day Spiritual Disciplines

On Wednesday nights I’ve been teaching a class called Methodism 101. People have responded in an enthusiastic way and we’ve been having some great conversations. So far we’ve looked at the history of the Methodist Church, how we differ from some other faith traditions, and how God’s grace works in our lives and the world….

How does a relaxing day just for you sound?

Join us for “A Day Apart” Saturday, February 8 – 9:30am to 2:00pm Come enjoy “A Day Apart,” a relaxing day of worship and praise for the wonderful women in our church and community. The cost is $10 for a catered lunch. Invite your friends and register today. You deserve a “day apart” to get…

New LifeGroups are starting soon!

I regularly hear: “I love our Church–and I want to get to know other people and families here–but I’m not sure of the best way how.” My answer is always the same: LifeGroups. A LifeGroup consists of eight to twelve people who meet together in a home on a regular basis, typically 2-3 times per…

What is Advent?

Last Sunday we lit the first candle of our Advent wreath–the candle of Hope. We also had a great Advent workshop where we made Advent wreaths for each family to have and use together to remember this season of the church. But what exactly is “Advent”? Why is it important? This short video helps explain:…

Welcome to the Living Generously Journey

It’s exciting to start the journey of Living Generously together as a church family! If you were in worship on Sunday, then you met Frank, Re, and a few other characters that we’ll be following throughout the next four weeks. We’ll watch as they discover together what it means to “live generously.” If you weren’t able…

Meet Jif

Meet Jif.   Jif is a jar a peanut butter that was purchased in a local grocery store. It was purchased by a family who wanted to donate to our Food Pantry. Do you ever wonder how the food pantry works? Let’s follow Jif…   After leaving the grocery store Jif is deposited in the large bins just…

Intimacy with God

On Wednesday nights I have the privilege of teaching our “Christian to the Core” class. In this class, we’re exploring 8 core values that are essential in the lives of disciples of Jesus Christ. The first value, which is foundational for all others, is “Intimacy with God”: Disciples live life from an intimate relationship with God….