Posts from January 2022

January 25th update from Bobby Kirkpatrick

Dear Friends, In Luke chapter 9, Luke records this: “An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest. Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.  Then he said to them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.” Having children, I…

January 18th update from David Bridges

Greetings in Christ’s name! One thing that has helped me grow in faith is to explore the traditions and interpretations of Black Christians throughout American church history.  As I’ve read and learned from authors like James Cone, Austin Channing Brown and Lisa Sharon Harper, my faith has been enriched and I’ve learned new and expansive ways of obedience to Jesus.  As you know, yesterday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  It’s a national holiday for a good reason.  The changes…

Memorial Service for Tony Daniels

Our heartfelt sympathy goes to the family of Tony Daniels.  Tony passed away on Sunday, January 16th.  A memorial service is planned for Saturday, January 29th.  There will be visitation with the family from 10-11 am in the Coffee Cafe, followed by the memorial service at 11 am.  Please pray for Tony’s daughters, Lesley and Noel, and for other family members and friends who are grieving. 

Ladies’ Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Ladies, you are invited to participate in an evening Bible study which will take place on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm beginning on January 26th.  The topic for this spring semester is “How Much More” by Lisa Harper.  Participants are asked to order the book along with the streaming videos from Lifeway for a cost of $21.99 How Much More – Bible Study Book + Streaming Video Access – Lifeway.  Watch the video for each session in your own home before…

January 4th update from David Bridges

Greetings in Christ’s name! Western Christian traditions celebrate Epiphany on January 6th this year (most Orthodox traditions celebrate on January 19th).  The word Epiphany comes from a Greek word that means “revealing.” So the “Epiphany” has been used to speak about a revealing or manifestation of a divine or supernatural being.  In Western Christian traditions, Epiphany remembers the Magi’s visit to Jesus—which signals Christ had come for Gentiles as well as for his own people.  In the Eastern Christian traditions Epiphany…