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Blessing of the Backpacks – THIS SUNDAY!

Blessing of the Backpacks THIS SUNDAY, August 7 at the 9:30am and 11:00am worship services. Join us on this special Sunday for our 2nd annual “Blessing of the Backpacks!” Just in time for Back to School, we will pray a special blessing over students (and their backpacks), asking God to guide, protect, and nurture them this year….

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Pastor Mark’s eNote – Lassie, Come Home

  A friend of mine asked yesterday for permission to use this old column of mine for his weekly e-blast, so I thought, hey, I think I’ll do the same.  Some of you younger readers might not remember all of the “congregants.”  Feel free to Google.         Summertime is always great.  You…

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Weekly Top Ten – August 3

1. THIS SUNDAY! Blessing of the Backpacks THIS SUNDAY, August 7 at the 9:30am and 11:00am worship services Join us on this special Sunday for our 2nd annual “Blessing of the Backpacks!” Just in time for Back to School, we will pray a special blessing over students (and their backpacks), asking God to guide, protect, and…

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Pastor Mark’s eNote – Planks from the Platform

        Two political conventions in two weeks: Maybe, like me, you’re feeling a little dizzy. That’s understandable. I have an urge right now to watch a lot of comedies and bad action films, but before I veg out and convention season officially ends, let me remind you of some of the planks…

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Weekly Top Ten – July 27

1. Blessing of the Backpacks Blessing of the Backpacks Sunday, August 7 at the 9:30am and 11:00am worship services Join us on this special Sunday for our 2nd annual “Blessing of the Backpacks!” Just in time for Back to School, we will pray a special blessing over students (and their backpacks), asking God to guide, protect,…

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WinShape 2016 – Day 4

Day 4   Today’s Truth – Follow Jesus and become wise. Scripture Verse – “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said. ‘if you are the Son of God, tell these stones to…

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WinShape 2016 – Day 3

Day 3   Today’s Truth – Follow Jesus and become forgiving. Scripture Verse – “Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing…” Luke 23:34 Click the image below to view our WinShape Day 3 Highlight Video… WinShape 2016 – Day 3

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WinShape 2016 – Day 2

Day 2 Today’s Truth – Follow Jesus and become loving. Scripture Verse – “It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love. The…

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WinShape 2016 – Day 1

    We had an AWESOME first day of WinShape Camp! The first day of WinShape 2016 at Hamilton Mill UMC was amazing! The church was filled with 426 campers excited to learn more about the God who loves them. A special thank you to all of the WinShape staff and the 57 volunteers that…

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Pastor Mark’s eNote – Life Comes Together

  I like to think of church as the place where life comes together.  It’s the place where God’s truth and our lives meet, the place where Christ’s gracious Spirit meets us where we are.  We make our starts in the church-babies are baptized into the life of the church family and couples are married…