People Are Important

People Are Important   Luke has written about an encounter that took place between Jesus and a religious leader named Simon (who had invited Jesus to dinner), and a woman from the same town who “lived a sinful life.”  Jesus takes advantage of this encounter to teach Simon – and...

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Jesus Gives a Test

Jesus Gives A Test   Our Sermon Series is called Jesus and Women.  Because it’s Mother’s Day, Pastor Shaun has invited his mother, Darlyss, to join him in bringing this week’s message.  We’re going to head north with Jesus and read about His encounter with a Syro-Phoenician woman.  This encounter will lead...

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Sitting at Jesus’ Feet

As we look at the life of Jesus, one thing that stands out is all the interaction He had with the marginalized, those who were viewed as outsiders in His day.  A tax collector, a Roman Centurion, a Samaritan, various lepers, and women.  Jesus interacted, included, and welcomed women into...

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Celebrating Our Youth!

Celebrating Our Youth – Join us this Sunday, April 25th for our Annual Youth Sunday! Get to learn more about what our Student Ministry is all about, and witness the significance and power of water as four of our students will be baptized throughout the two services. Be sure to...

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Counting Noses (What is our Attendance?)

When looking to determine the health of our congregation, for years we looked at the Sunday morning attendance figure as the main indicator.  Several years ago some of our denominational leaders began suggesting that “counting noses” was perhaps not the best way to gauge the overall health of any congregation,...

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MCC Grocery Bag Project

It’s Spring, which means that it’s time for our annual Grocery Bag Project!  This endeavor was birthed almost 20 years ago by the Mennonite Central Committee, and its sole purpose is to help Anabaptist congregations – such as Five Forks –  see that food gets distributed to those in need...

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Two Words Our sermon series is called “Distinct”, and Pastor Shaun is having us look at two words that help set us apart as followers of Jesus.  We looked at the first word – Forgiveness – last Sunday, and this Sunday we turn our attention to the second word:  Grace....

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Distinct Forgiveness

We were made to be in a relationship with God and with each other.  But the fact of the matter is, we often fail to live (and love) in harmony with one another.  It’s why Forgiveness is, as one author puts it, “the single most important concept in Christianity.”   ...

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“Out of the Darkness, and Into the Light”

“Out of the Darkness, and Into the Light” When we gather at the Bell Tower for our Sunrise Service early on Easter morning, Pastor Chris will bring a message titled “Out of the Darkness and Into the Light.”  And Chris’s son Nathan will sing “I Will Rise” at the end...

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Rescued

Rescued   This Sunday, March 28th, we’ll be wrapping up our series called A Page Turner.   This week we’ll see that Boaz and Ruth do end up getting married and they do end up having a son, ensuring that the line of Elimelech continues.  But there sure is a lot of...

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