I imagine many people are familiar with the term “Rosh Hashanah”, and some may know that it is the Jewish new year.  It literally means “head of the year” or “beginning of the year.  Rosh Hashanah does not begin on January 1st but actually begins on Monday, September 6th.  Having said...

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Through the Eyes of the Wise Men

Through The Eyes of The Wise Men  Those who are wise ask questions.  There were those who did 2000 years ago, inquiring,  “Where is this newborn king of the Jews?”    Those who are wise today still ask questions.  This Sunday – as we live stream the service at 9:30 A.M.-...

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The Power of a Simple “Yes” to God

This Sunday is Christmas Sunday, also the 4th Sunday of Advent.  Each week of Advent we have been looking at Jesus through the eyes of Joseph…Simeon…the Shepherds.  This Sunday Pastor Shaun brings the message as we look at Jesus Through The Eyes of Mary.  Mary’s story reminds us that our faith doesn’t...

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How Long Until We Meet Again?

It’s been four weeks since we last gathered for In-Person services here at Five Forks, and many are wondering how long it will be until we can gather together once again.  Below you will find information that will provide you with some of the background when it comes to the decision-making process of the staff and the Church Board.  For many years now,...

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In spite of the fact that this year’s Christmas Eve service will be virtual, we plan on taking some steps that we believe can still help us celebrate Jesus’ birth together.  Two meaningful aspects of our Christmas Eve services have been the observance of Communion and the lighting of candles...

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Christmas Eve is less than two weeks away and for the past month we have been holding out hope that we would be able to gather for an outdoor service at some point during the late afternoon.  Unfortunately, the recent surge in COVID cases continues and is hitting many of us very close to...

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The Value of Meeting Together

While deciding that it is wise to forego holding in-person services at this time, we do recognize the value that comes in gathering together for worship.  Coming together to worship God provides us with a sense of community, even as we are scattered throughout the area.   The suggestion has...

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Difficult Decisions

We held our weekly staff meeting yesterday morning and spent a significant amount of time discussing numerous decisions – many of them difficult – that we have before us.  We began by weighing the different options in regard to our upcoming Sunday morning services.    As a staff, we talked...

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Responding to Unexpected Events

Responding to Unexpected Events  This Sunday we begin our Advent Sermon Series called “Through the Eyes Of…”   Pastor Shaun gets us started by having us look at Jesus and the Christmas story through the eyes of Joseph.  Shaun will point out that little is known about Jesus’ earthly father, but we...

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Family Advent 2020

Five Forks Children’s Ministry presents Family Advent 2020! Filled with 27 DAYS OF ACTIVITIES designed to help your family experience the meaning of Advent as we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Savior of the world, Jesus!   We also invite you to share your experiences with us as your...

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