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1.13.19 Called for a Purpose
Why am I here? What is my calling? What am I doing with my life?
Join us this week as we continue to address these questions in our series “Called For A Purpose.” Often we forget that our calling is not the work that we do, the job that we have, or even accomplishing our goals.
This week we will see that part of our purpose and calling in life is “to love and be loved.” I suspect that for many of you, your struggle is not that you don’t love God, it is that you don’t know how much you are loved! Our calling is to allow ourselves to be transformed by the love of God we experience in Christ, and then to pour that love of God back into the world - to create a mighty force for peace and kindness and compassion in the world.
12.30.18 New Year’s Blessings
What a blessing it is to serve as your pastor. I have joy and gratitude in my heart for the opportunity to share life and faith with each of you. I admire your growing investment in spiritual growth, your care for one another and your commitment to outreach. It is inspiring to see new things happening and so many new people participating in church. We have been blessed with the faith and energy of many new families and children as well. I look forward to building upon your enthusiasm and working with the staff and Executive Board as we make our plans for an impactful year ahead. God’s spirit is alive among us, and I can’t wait to discover where the spirit will lead us in 2019.
12.16.18 The Gift of Joy
Join us for a Sunday filled with JOY!
We will be JOYfully celebrating with our 10 youth getting Confirmed this Sunday with a special message from our Youth Director, Gabe Bielma. Celebrating the Christmas message that Christ comes to bring Good News of Great JOY. Good music of great JOY will be shared during our Coffee Fellowship with our music director Jennifer Taylor and her New Worship Band.
Bringing JOY to others in our community by your generous participation in our Alternative Christmas Giving. Every dollar you give is directly impacting the lives of others. You are a part of the joy God is looking for us to share.
12.10.18 The Gift of Peace
Greetings! A longing for peace is often expressed this time of year- peace for our families, our divided nation and the unrest around the globe.
God’s desire has always been for peace to prevail – within our own hearts and throughout the world. The birth of Jesus brings us a savior we celebrate as “The Prince of Peace.” Join us on Sunday as we explore God’s vision of peace and the path of peace Christ lays out for us who seek to be his followers.
12.2.18 Hope for the World
It is a joy to be a part of a community that still believes that hope, peace and love can change people’s hearts and make a difference in the world. This is the message heard throughout all of Advent as well, as we begin by lighting the Candle of Hope. Join us on Sunday as we explore the hope Christ brings and the hope we both pray and work for as God’s people.
11.25.18 Better Together
This week before we jump into focusing on our connections with our wider community, I want to take a closer look at the importance of our connections with one another here at church.
Many of you have commented recently that you are experiencing a real sense of connection and community your friends and family at church. Scripture affirms that we were made to be with others and that we are better together. We need one another to do life and faith together- people to share acceptance and encouragement, someone to suffer with, someone to inspire us to do the right thing, someone to share the best of ourselves.
11.18.18 Giving Grateful Praise
I know sometimes we all get busy or overwhelmed in life, but these are precisely the times we need to stop in prayer and gratitude to God.
This is an easy spiritual discipline that is accessible to anyone and has the power to retrain both our heads and our hearts toward a spirit of gratitude.
10.28.18 • Death With Dignity
Terry Moffit, a church member here at PCCC, will be sharing her story of her father’s end of life and his choice to utilize Death With Dignity. She will describe what that experience revealed about the power of acceptance, faith, love, and relationships.
All of us will have our own encounters with end of life care- for our loved ones and even ourselves. This message will help us reflect on the choices we will someday face, and help us begin to ask questions about what and who is most important to us.
10.21.18 • To Love As God Loves
How precious is your unfailing love, O God! - Psalm 36:7
You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. - Psalm 86:5
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. - Psalm 86:15
Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever. - Psalm 136:26