Best. Welcome. Video. Ever.

[youtube=] We know we have a great pastor simply because of this welcome video.  Watch the video… if you hate it, you’ll know everything you need to know.  Otherwise… welcome home!  We’ll see you on Sunday!  (and yes, he really is this authentic in real life…)

Growing Roots

“Sugar and spice and everything nice… that’s what little girls are made of…” goes an old folk poem from the 19th century. Whatever. WOMEN(!) are made of ideas and thoughts, challenges and troubles, hopes and regrets, drama and joy, victories and dreams, complex emotions and simple desires (and vice versa)… most of all, we’re made in […]

He is Risen… Indeed!

He is Risen!  He is Risen… Indeed!  Go celebrate this Good News with others this Easter Sunday morning! … a battle in the grave the war on Death was waged the power of Hell forever broken The ground began to shake the stone was rolled away His perfect Love could not be overcome Now, Death, where […]

… pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins…

He was antagonized.  He was rejected.  He was betrayed.  He was arrested.  He was mocked.  He was insulted.  He was beaten.  He was tortured.   He was killed.  He was buried.  But ultimately, He was resurrected.  And He is coming back again soon. Best of all, because of Him, we are saved. It amazes me to […]

Prayer Gathering :: Saturday Easter Vigil

Just a reminder, you’re welcome to join us for a special gathering this Saturday evening.  Come be a part of an Easter Vigil as we commemorate Christ’s Death and Resurrection in a special time of extended prayer, intimate worship, and reflection on Christ’s sacrifice expressed in Communion/Lord’s Supper/Eucharist. 6:30pm-ish to 7:30pm-ish, Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ […]


Thank God It’s Friday!  And He did this to save us… From Mark 15:1-20 (NLT).  “Very early in the morning the leading priests, the elders, and the teachers of religious law—the entire high council—met to discuss their next step. They bound Jesus, led him away, and took him to Pilate, the Roman governor. Pilate asked […]

Easter :: the story like you’ve never heard before…

The Bible isn’t the only place you can find out about what Jesus did, how He died, and the almost-over-night-explosion of people claiming to have seen Jesus resurrected from the dead.  It’s true!   A handful of contemporary sources cite both the Man and the Movement that worshiped him as God and spread the Good […]

The Resurrection makes talking to kids about death easier…

“…so you will not grieve like people who have no hope.” (From 1 Thessalonians 4:13). (For the sake of discretion, I will not be very specific about the local tragedy I am citing.  I recognize many are impacted by this tragic death and I write this with respect, love, and hope that some will stumble […]

We’ll drink a cup of kindness here, for Auld Lang Syne…

“The faithful love of the Lord never ends!  His mercies never cease.  Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.” This is a verse from a short, beautiful, and misunderstood song written by the prophet Jeremiah.  Jeremiah is called “the weeping prophet” as the later portion of his ministry occurred after the last good […]