CHRIST AT THE MOVIES:  is a summer series led by Pastor Winter, Pastor Dave and Matt.  The idea is that we will see a movie in the theaters as a group or individually, then on a Sunday evening, we will meet in the fellowship hall for some songs, scripture, and a discussion of how the secular world relates to the heavenly.  This series is based off a simple question:  How can a trip to the movies, turn into an opportunity to share the gospel?  You would be surprised how many movies have a gospel or biblical theme in them.  Sometimes it’s clear, sometimes it takes some digging.  come with Christ to the Movies, and experience it for yourself.  This series is for all ages and families. 

Watch the Focus for the next upcoming movie and discussion times.

Stewardship of Time and Resolutions in this New Year.

(the following was sent to Touchstone readers from the The Fellowship of St. James, Executive Director, James M Kushiner.  It is used with his permission)

Gym memberships and weight-contol products are hot items at the moment because of those annual resolutions many are tempted to make.

How about something different?  One resolution only:  Don’t ever give up on virtue and repentance and godly habits.  Everyday, make a new start.  When you fail, pick yourself up and try again.  And again.  Seek the Lord’s presence and help in time of need.  And whenever we fail is the time of need.  Apart from Him we can do nothing!  Learn that this year and we will go far.

Pray often and read the Bible everyday—and if you can’t acquire the habit, try it again, and again.  Don’t give up and say, I just can’t do it.  You can do it now.  One step at a time.  If you miss a day, don’t go back and try to make up for it.  Just start where you are today.  It is always Today, the day of our salvation.  It’s not down the road, it’s here, right now.  “The Lord is near."

Site Planning Update

Attached below you will find Concept A that the church voters approved to use on future expansion projects.

Concept A               

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