May 2021 Regathering Plan

An Updated Regathering Plan: May 2021 by Dennis W. Foust, Senior Minister As you have heard me quote repeatedly, ‘Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” This pandemic requires flexibility and our COVID-19 Task Force has sometimes felt like we need the wisdom of...

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“How the Bible Came to Us” by Dennis W. Foust

“HOW THE BIBLE CAME TO US” By Dennis W. Foust   What is the meaning and background of the term, Holy Bible? Greek word, Biblus: the bark of the papyrus plant from which writing paper was made (papyrus = paper). Eventually, the word Biblus became the word for ‘book.’ The...

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December 25, 2020: Christmas Day

December 25, 2020 Christmas Day By Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD, Senior Minister On this Christmas Day, my prayer is that you will unwrap God’s gift of encouragement. This year has included many challenges. You do not need me to recount them all. But, be encouraged! The story of Jesus’...

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December 23, 2020: God’s Hands

December 23, 2020 God’s Hands Derek Henson As we journey through Advent we are in the season of expectation, particularly the coming of new life in the birth of Jesus. The themes of love, peace, joy, and hope easily surround the image of the infant savior lying in a bed...

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December 22, 2020: Celebrate

December 22, 2020 Celebrate By Mallory Brown In the past month, my daughter Annie Kate has gained awareness of her hands. These two strange appendages with 10 more appendages that can wiggle, scrunch up, wave, and feel. Due to teething, her fists and fingers are constantly in her mouth, which...

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December 21, 2020: Mary’s Song

December 21, 2020 Mary’s Song By Sally Young “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great...

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December 20, 2020: Finding Peace

December 20, 2020 Finding Peace By Rev. Allison Benfield You would think that seeing the Swiss Alps appear in the plane window as my plane approached Zurich would invite a sense of peace and calm for this mountain-loving girl. Yet, after an eight and a half hour flight on a...

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December 19, 2020: A Fighter Pilot’s Christmas

December 19, 2020 A Fighter Pilot’s Christmas The Longest Four Hours of My Life By Robert L. Benton, submitted by Ken Benton It was Christmas Eve, December 24, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge. The Germans had broken through our defensive lines and surrounded our troops in Bastogne. It...

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