What’s Going on with the Newsletter
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What’s Going on with the Newsletter

If you’re wondering what’s going on with the mailout newsletter, you are not alone. We have people who aren’t getting it at all, people getting it late, and people getting two different weeks issues the same day. Pat actually got one from the middle of February last week.  The only thing that seems to make sense...

Sitting at the Children’s Table
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Sitting at the Children’s Table

 If you missed this past Sunday, you missed a treat, as our youth led us in worship in the morning, and we had our first worship night, if not ever, in a long time. Thanks to all of those who made Sunday so successful.    You had lots of opportunities for takeaways from Sunday, but to me the...

Youth Sunday
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Youth Sunday

This Sunday is a very special day for the church! We are combining the 11:00am Contemporary and Traditional Services as the Youth will be leading us in worship.  I began in Ministry as a summer camp counselor looking to have a fun summer and make some money. Little did I know, God used each student...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
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Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

It seemed like forever since we’d sung the doxology. I know we sang it at the conclusion of our first services where we were back “in person,” because we weren’t passing the plates. Then we stopped that, and have sang it as we went through the short time of passing the plate before the latest surges. But there...

and the answer is…
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and the answer is…

This Wednesday, we celebrated Ash Wednesday, and started the season of Lent. I have been asked a couple of questions about Lent over the last weeks, and thought I’d share those with you:  1. Where did Lent come from?  Many early churches had periods of fasting before Easter. At the end of the 6th Century, Pope Gregory I set a...

Here We Go!
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Here We Go!

This next week, we start an exciting transition.  On Sunday, we’ll conclude our sermon series on “The Lies They Tell Us,” as we look at the Lie that Christians Just Need to Be Quiet. I think it’s an appropriate ending to this extended series, and am looking forward to it. Then, on Wednesday, during our Children’s Activities time, I...

There was a football game Sunday?
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There was a football game Sunday?

I honestly haven’t had much use for the NFL, since they decided they were a political vehicle and allowed their employees to make public spectacles as they disrespected the flag. But apparently, there was a football game this past Sunday. The Super Bowl used to hold a special place for me, but the game itself got replaced years...

One Hundred and Forty Years!
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One Hundred and Forty Years!

If you heard the traditional sermon this past Sunday, you heard me tell the story of how Tifton First came to be, when there was a shootout in the courthouse/schoolhouse during a meeting. That the Justice of the Peace,  J.J.F. Goodman was so distraught, he resigned as the Justice of the Peace and went to get licensed...

Rock the Universe 2022
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Rock the Universe 2022

Last weekend our Youth attended Florida’s largest Christian music festival called Rock the Universe. This annual event at Universal Studios is where Youth groups from around the nation come together to praise Jesus throughout the weekend! It was a blessing to have Crowder, Zach Williams, Casting Crowns, Cory Asbury, and many others lead us in worship! ...

Speaking to the Truth?
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Speaking to the Truth?

If you were at worship on Sunday, you probably saw Trevor and me as uncomfortable as you’ll see us, as we preached against the lie that sex is for our Self-Satisfaction, and proclaimed the truth that sex is a gift from God, for His purposes and our Good. Why is speaking Truth, sometimes so hard?  Unfortunately,...