For many years, for me, World Communion Sunday has been about the bread, as many different types and flavors as possible. It has also been about baking this bread with other people: Bonnie Dance, Kimberly Yednock and Todd Schall-Vess, James and Emma Braford to name a few. Sadly the church kitchen will be empty this year … Continue reading World Communion Sunday
There will be Special Called Business Meeting (voting only) for the purpose of seeking approval of several important items recommended by the Administrative Board and the Ad Hoc Constitution Committee. The ballot will be available through the Tab Weekly and on the website on Thursday, October 1 with voting closed at 5 PM on Wednesday, October … Continue reading CHURCH VOTE: October 7
An adventure to worship alongside sister congregations Combined Worship: First Baptist Church Cooperstown NY, First Presbyterian Church Cooperstown NY and Tabernacle Baptist Church, Richmond VA. September 6, 2020 The visit with Rev. Joe Perdue and the congregants from First Baptist and First Presbyterian was a balm to my broken soul. I can tell that they … Continue reading Bread for the Journey
The Prelude portion of worship on the Sabbath is a time spent at the beginning of the day deliberately reminding yourself of the presence of God in your life and preparing to spend the day celebrating and enjoying that presence. You could choose to do this in many different ways. Some people will spend time … Continue reading Prelude: Prepare Your Heart for Worship
By Houston Blake, Summer Intern When I was sixteen years old, I prayed the scariest prayer and told God, “Here I am. Send me.” Little did I know all the things that prayer would bring. From joining the Army straight out of high school to preaching my first sermon and interning during a pandemic, I … Continue reading Student.Church Reflection | Houston Blake
PREPARATION: Please do your best to dive into the data from our church-wide survey and also re-famaliarize yourself with our experimental hospitality covenant from this summer…..prior to our time together. You also have the option of viewing a recorded slide presentation (20 minutes). The presentation gives an overview of the survey results, including a breakdown … Continue reading PREPARING FOR THIS WEEK’S TOWN HALL MEETING, WEDNESDAY @ 9 PM (EST)
Join us for worship on Sunday, August 16, at 11:00 AM. This week's theme is diversity.
In many ways, testimony is the most democratic---and empowering---of all Christian practices. The entire New Testament is a testimony, a record of experiences that early Christians had with the transformative power of God. Those early believers wrote down theirtestimonies their experiences of sharing their testimonies, and the impace of their testimonyes on the people around … Continue reading Continuing the Conversation: Spencer
Join us for worship on Sunday, August 9, or anytime in the week ahead as we begin our conversation on the role of testimony in the life of the church.
Last Sunday, some of our musicians shared different arrangements of "As the Deer". As we continue the conversation this week, we encourage you to listen to the stanzas of the song. You may choose to use the music, and lyrics, as a prayer guide, or as an entry into prayer.