Never forget what life was like before…A charge to Pastor Ben

On Sunday 27th January 2019 the church celebrated the ordination of Pastor Ben Friedman. As part of this service Ben’s first Christian mentor and college track coach, Gary Cramer, gave a challenging charge to him. We’re sharing this message on the blog because we think that this charge is both encouraging and challenging for all…

Give us Your Heart

Director of Worship Ministries Brittany Casey reflects on why “Give us your heart” was such an appropriate song for us to sing as a church on Vision Sunday Video – Give Us Your Heart Make us like you Lord This past Sunday we prayerfully took our goals and vision to the Lord during a special…

God Creates Disciples – Discussion Questions

In our current sermon series, we are breaking down our definition of a disciple to consider what it really means to be a follower of Jesus. A disciple is someone who is created by the gospel to learn Christ and lead others to do the same, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Use these…

6 Benefits of Meditation

A New Year Don’t Just Read, Meditate Many Christians make resolutions in the new year to commit themselves to reading more of the Bible in the coming months. This is a great resolution, but let me encourage you to not just read the Bible, but to meditate on it: take time; mull it over; ask…

Advent Is Not For Sissies – Peace at Advent

“Advent is definitely not for sissies”, writes Fleming Rutledge, in her striking new book on Advent.  What does she mean when she says that Advent is “not for sissies”? Advent is not for sissies because Advent is the season in the church calendar when we can most squarely face the hard realities of the world. …

The Pursuit of Joy

In the third week of Advent, Tess Wallace reflects on the theme of joy. The pursuit of joy I suspect that a lot of our time and energy this holiday season will be devoted to the pursuit of joy – finding the perfect gift for a loved one, travelling to different events around the North…

8 Books That Would Make Great Christmas Gifts

As Christmas approaches and you are still trying to think of some last minute gifts, why not consider giving someone one of the following books? Or if you aren’t in the habit of reading Christian books yourself, maybe you could read one of the following as a new year’s resolution. We have an abundance of…

The King is Love – An Advent Poem

The King is Love A poem by Joseph Byamukama, reflecting on the theme of Love on our second week of Advent. Have you heard? Have you seen?In the silent night, when there is no lightThe King sleeps, while heaven singsOur Maker is in a MangerLove has made His home with us   The King is…