Monday, May 26, 2014

Join Us on Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday is the seventh Sunday after Easter that acknowledges and celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples.  Jesus promised that when he decended into heaven that he would send us a comforter, a helper, the Spirity of truth, the Holy Spirit, to lead, guide and keep us connected to our Heavenly Father (John 14:15-17).   His promise was fulfilled in Acts 2:1-4,"When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly there came from heavven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.  And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them.  And  they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance."

On Sunday, June 8th, we will be celebrating Pentecost with guest speaker Apostle Gregory Kelley, Pastor of Restoration of Life through Jesus Christ Ministries, Inc.  We invite you to come learn more about Pentecost Sunday and celebrate Jesus Christ with us.

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7 Characteristics of a Good Solider

 The 7 Characteristics of a Good Soldier

  1. Intergrity- The ability to remain faithful and ethical to complete the mission.
  2. Dicipline-  The ability to stay focused and remain consistent despite your emotions.
  3. Endurance- Relentless determination to finish the mission.
  4. Intelligence- The ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills appropriately to any situation.
  5. Good Judgement-  The ability to be ethical and fair when deciding on a course of action.
  6. Courage- The ability to move forward in difficult situations.
  7. Tact - The ability to deal appropriately with others in challenging situations.

Today we acknowledge and celebrate the integrity, dicipline, endurance, intelligence, good judgement, courage and tact of all of our men and women in the military, both past and present.  We're truly thankful to God for blessing them with these characteristics to protect us and they are always in our prayers. Have a safe and blessed Memorial Day.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Join Us As We Celebrate Our Mothers

Mothers - what would we do without them?

Each year Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world; a day our thoughts are focused on our mums.  As far back as 1600, Mothering Sunday has been celebrated. Originally it was a day when children (many of them working already) were given a day off to visit not only their mother, but their ‘mother church’, or the church their family attended.  Mother’s Day is still an opportunity for children, young and not so young, to show their mum some appreciation for the contribution they make to their life and let her know she’s special.

Since the start of the human race it has been a mother’s role to not only give birth to children, but constantly care for them and put them first.  The very first woman Eve was given her name because it means ‘mother of all living’.  The role of parents is a full time emotional roller coaster that never seems to quite stop no matter what age your children are!

Throughout the centuries many mothers have had an extraordinary ‘behind the scenes’ influence on their children and the lives they go on to lead.  A particularly outstanding example of great motherhood is Mary the mother of Jesus.  She nurtured Jesus from a baby to adulthood, shaping his knowledge, understanding and attitude for a life of service that would follow.  Although remaining in the background, Mary was clearly a key figure in his life.

Let’s not just remember our own moms  this Mother’s Day, let’s consider the wider picture and be thankful for the mothers down the ages who have given so much to so many.  If you don’t usually attend a church, why not give it a try this Mothering Sunday and celebrate Mother’s Day in the way it was originally intended?  Together, as a wider family, at church.  Hope you can make it.  

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