September 10, 2017
Save the date for the 2016 District Men’s Retreat, November 3-5, 2017. This years retreat will be held at the Ridgecrest Conference Center, Ridgecrest, North Carolina.
For more information visit the South Atlantic District’s site here!
September 1, 2017
The next Leadership Team meeting will be held at the church on Monday, February 15th, at 7PM.
WEIGHTING FOR GOD
This is a 9 week study for women.
This study is designed for ALL women as the truths learned can be applied to all areas of our lives.
Join us as we delve into the Word of God. We desire to recognize and obey the voice of the Holy Spirit ~ God speaking to us. To draw closer to God through reading and prayer (and journaling) that our bodies would be “satisfied” and we would desire His best for our bodies and our lives.
This is NOT a class about losing weight but about losing control and allowing God to have His way and do what He wants.
Sept. 6th, 13th, 20th
Oct. 4th, 11th,18th
Nov. 1st, 8th,15th
What you will need – a Bible and a willing Spirit.
February 19, 2017
As in years past we want to encourage you to pray for our city for 40 days prior to Palm Sunday beginning on March 1st. For those who commit themselves for that time we will provide Seek God for the City, a prayer guide filled with prayers of Biblical Hope for each day. See Pastor Ed to receive a copy.
January 1, 2016
On Sunday’s our Worship Service begins at 10 am.
We have three children’s ministries that occur at this time as well.
- Nursery for ages 0-2 provided during the worship service
- Kid’s Korner Sunday School Class for ages 3-8
- Truth Seekers Sermon Journaling for ages 8-14
We hope that you will come and join us as God works in our lives.
June 19, 2013
We host two Prayer Gatherings Weekly when gather in the sanctuary for prayer.
Tuesday Evenings at 7:00 PM
Thursday Mornings at 6:30 AM
Everyone is welcome. Please come expectantly.
April 18, 2012
On Facebook I can recreate my world through my words to gain approval.
Think about the name “Facebook”. It suggests a place where I can show my “face” or my “image”.
1. I can recreate “my face” One reason Facebook is popular is because it appears to allow me to create my image using my words. I type in a version of the person I want to be. I use my words to create as positive image. Or I upload pictures that portray me in a certain way, usually having a good time or looking beautiful in artistic poses. There are no pictures of me first thing in the morning or being bored. Celebrity culture pours over the minutiae of the lives of the rich and famous. Facebook, blogs and Twitter allow us all to be celebrities with our lives on show. It blurs the public and the private. The world becomes my audience. On Facebook you do not have a conversation, you have an audience. Your life takes place on a stage and you are your own playwright, creating or recreating yourself through your words.
2. I can recreate “my space” This is the genius of Facebook. Facebook enables me to have all my friends and family gathered in one place. What we cannot do in physical space, we can do in cyberspace: bring everyone together in place. But this is my space. This is my world. These are by definition my “chosen people”. The genius of Facebook is that all your friends come to you and all their friends come to them. So we simultaneously all inhabit our own little worlds, each with me at the centre. One pastor told me: “The people I know who use Facebook most are those who are most self-obsessed.” I remember a young woman who wrote a blog about her life. But like most of us her life was pretty boring. So she constantly had to heighten the sense of drama. Her blog became the story of her heroic struggle to overcome really quite minor difficulties. The result was she thoughts of life as a constant self-obsessed melodrama.
3. I can find approval Not only do I (re)create myself through my words on Facebook, but I can measure myself through Facebook. I can score or rank my image: the number of my Facebook friends or Twitter followers; the number of Facebook “Likes” or blog “comments”. These become the index of my self-worth. Or I do visual assessments by comparing photos. I am defined by other’s people’s “gaze”, what they make of my “face”. Jonny Woodrow, a tutor with the Northern Training Institute, calls it “personality by numbers”. On Facebook I bestow approval and I receive approval. The result is many people constantly checking their Facebook page because this is where they receive affirmation. Notice the language we are using. I recreate my image through my words. I recreate my world around me. I can find approval or justify myself. This is the salvation language. This is gospel language. Facebook – used in this way – is another gospel. I am recreating my image and my world through my words so that I find approval or justify myself.
by Tim Chester
February 22, 2011
“Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be.
Remind me that my days are numbered,
and that my life is fleeing away.
 My life is no longer than the width of my hand.
An entire lifetime is just a moment to you;
human existence is but a breath.”
 We are merely moving shadows,
and all our busy rushing ends in nothing.
We heap up wealth for someone else to spend.
 And so, Lord, where do I put my hope?
My only hope is in you.
January 24, 2011
“Lord, every morning you hear my voice. Every morning, I tell you what I need, and I wait for your answer.” Psalm 5:3 (NCV)
|“‘Without review, I lose my view.’ Make sure you allocate part of your quiet time to review the vision God wants you to have.”
Any doctor will tell you the most important meal of the day is breakfast because the way you start your day influences the rest of your day. That’s true not just physically, but spiritually.
That’s why the most important part of your day is your time alone with God. Setting aside time in the morning to be alone with God will set the pattern of your attitude and response to every event and person for the rest of your day.
Whether it takes five minutes or thirty, there are four things you need to do in this time alone with God that will set your spiritual thermostat for the day.
Read God’s Word. You don’t have to read a lot, just enough until God speaks to you. It’s amazing how God will use his Word in your life. As the prophet Isaiah said, “The sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom” (Isaiah 50:4). I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read something in my morning quiet time that was exactly what I needed to share with someone later in the day.
Be quiet before God. Noise is one of the major sources of stress in peoples’ lives. Your body needs a certain amount of quiet, and you need to carve out time in your life for this quietness. You will be less stressed if you start your day with quiet time before God.
“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength” (Isaiah 30:15 NIV). The worst thing you can do in the morning is get up and immediately check your e-mail or turn on the news. You need time to meditate on God’s good news before you fill your mind with bad news.
Talk with God. Notice it says “talk with God,” not “talk to God.” Prayer is a conversation, not a one-way street. And it’s not the amount of words you say in prayer that make it effective. It’s about sharing what’s on your heart with God – your feelings, concerns, thoughts, and adoration. Just talk with God and then wait on him to respond.
Review your day and goals with God. Take time to go over your schedule, your goals and your day’s to-do list with God. There are dozens of verses in Proverbs that talk about planning with God and teaching you to number your days, which means looking at your time and pondering where you are going.
It’s easy to set goals, but if you don’t look at your goals every day, you will never accomplish them. Or as I like to say, “Without review, I lose my view.” Make sure you allocate part of your quiet time to review the vision God wants you to have.