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July 13, 2014

Written by Jerry Carlisle. Posted in Pastor's Blog

Dedi and I have just returned from the Annual Gathering of the Baptist World Alliance in Izmir, Turkey. Meeting with leaders from Baptist groups around the planet is both humbling and exhilarating. Worship with believers who speak so many languages is more than a foretaste of heaven; it is a heaping dollop of what worship will one day be!
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July 6, 2014

Written by Jerry Carlisle. Posted in Pastor's Blog

Thank you for your prayers as I participate in the Annual Gathering of the Baptist World Alliance this week in Izmir, Turkey. Izmir is the ancient city known in the New Testament as Smyrna, one of the seven churches receiving letters from Jesus in John’s Revelation. “Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life,” are the words of Christ to His congregation (2:10b).

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June 29, 2014

Written by Jerry Carlisle. Posted in Pastor's Blog

It’s been a wonderful week of Vacation Bible School!  Thank the Lord for dedicated workers, loving families who bring their children, and faithful followers of Jesus who invite boys and girls from their neighborhood. We are grateful!

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June 22, 2014

Written by Jerry Carlisle. Posted in Pastor's Blog

Thank you for your gracious response to the information shared last week regarding our church’s current financial situation:  giving is lower than planned and expenses (primarily due to emergency HVAC repairs) are higher.  Announcing the plan to reduce our spending for the remainder of the year has given each of us an opportunity to consider our own levels of giving to God’s work through our church operating budget.

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June 15th, 2014

Written by Jerry Carlisle. Posted in Pastor's Blog

“Jesus says, “Pray because you have a Father in heaven,’” writes Oswald Chambers. What a fitting reminder for this Fathers’ Day weekend for the family of God!