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Why Kgroups?

If you think relationships are an important part of healthy church life, and I hope you do, then small groups (Kgroups) should also be important to you. They are actually crucial to the life of any healthy church. A lot of Christian discipleship deals with what you need to know, not who you need to be with. That is sad, because if we get our relationships right, the infor...

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Save the Date- 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses upon the Wittenberg Church door.Luther's purpose wasto initiate a debate about abuses within the Roman Catholic Church. His protest drew attention to false teachings such asthe sale of indulgences and the concept of purgatory.It was a public moment that launched the Protestant Reformation and began a return to biblica...

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Why new hymns?

This past Sunday night we had a wonderful time of worship led by Nathan Neely and Ryan Hale. The purpose of the evening was to familiarize the congregation with some of the unknown hymns in our new hymnal. But we discovered much more than a few new melodies. The lyrics touched us deeply. Our hearts joined together in singing truth about our God. We were able to worship. B...

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What Pastor Blair Has Been Reading (from April 2017 through June 2017)

Beeke, Joel R. Friends and Lovers: Cultivating Companionship and Intimacy in Marriage.Adelphi, MA: Cruciform Press, 2012. I have to confess that I did not have high expectations of this small volume on marriage, but once again Joel Beeke has proven me wrong. The contents come from a marriage retreat which was led by the author (a topic he admits from the outset that he...

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