I’ll Give Him My Heart

By Becky Miller Galatians 5:22-23 Galatians 5:22-23 doesn’t sound much like Christmas, does it? No angels, no baby, no star, but then I remembered a rhyme I learned as a child and taught my daughters. “What can I give Him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd, I’d give Him a lamb. If…

Making Space for Love

By Roy Myers 1 Corinthians 13 Our holiday decorations have become one part of the way we create space for celebration and a way to proclaim our love for God and each other during the holiday. Dana and Peter, particularly, love to decorate. Of course we have a tree and other traditional trimmings. We also…

Longest Night Service

Advent is filled with joy and celebration, but it can also be difficult. The holidays sometimes bring up powerful feelings of grief, loneliness, and sorrow. If you’re feeling blue this Christmas, we invite you to join us for the Longest Night Service on Wednesday, December 21, at 6:30 p.m. We will acknowledge the darkness and…

Love One Another

By Becky Upchurch John 13:34 The setting for today’s text is the Upper Room where Jesus and his disciples have their last meal together. Judas has left to do his traitorous work. Jesus first tells his disciples that He will be glorified and God will be glorified through Him. Then He tells them that where…

Indescribable and Glorious Joy

By Edgar Twedt 1 Peter 1:8 6 In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, 7 so that the genuineness of your faith – being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire – may be found to result in praise and…

Christmas Concert Offering

The offering this evening will support the work of Francis and Missy Angalla with Restoring Voices Ministry in Kampala, Uganda. The purpose of Restoring Voices is to nurture and develop musical and artistic abilities in refugees in Uganda, so they experience God’s restorative hope and grow into their full potential. Restoring Voices Ministry is a…

Offering for Global Missions – 4

On the leading edge of the modern missionary movement, Baptists have been forming together, making disciples of all nations through long-term presence and commitment to serve the most forgotten and forsaken people around the world. The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship engages in three primary contexts: Global Poverty, Global Migration, and the Global Church, spreading the love…

Song of Praise

By Lori Tyler Luke 1:46b-55 I don’t know about you, but I love Christmas carols. They are what make the Christmas season so special and memorable. They remind me of growing up, singing these very same songs at the candlelight service with my family. Can you imagine Christmas without Christmas carols? Wouldn’t it be a tragedy if…

Joy, Hope, and Rest

By Nora O. Lozano Psalm 40:16 Psalm 40 is full of contrasts. On the one hand, the Psalmist writes about his own difficult experiences: Being in a desolate pit, and a miry bog (verse 1) For evils have encompassed me without number; my iniquities have overtaken me…; they are more than the hairs of my…