August 3rd News- Combined Service with Faith Community Church

July 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Philippians: Finding Joy in a Broken World.

This week Troy Smith, Pastor of Faith Community Church (the church where we meet– they recently changed their name from Hilltop Community Church) will be talking about Philippians 3:1-9. I am excited that Troy is able to speak in my absence (we are visiting Sara’s family in New Hampshire this week) and also excited because his church will be joining him!

For the month of August, we will be meeting with GFF and FCC together. It is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for us to worship, pray, and study God’s word together.

Since we are meeting together the service time has been changed to 10:00am.

As I mentioned last Sunday, the folks at FCC have a huge responsibility to keep that building up and running– and sometimes it’s nice to have some encouragement form those who get to benefit from their efforts (I am so grateful for the use of the fellowship hall on Sundays and Wednesday nights!)

Please come and support Troy this Sunday and meet the wonderful and faithful people of FCC!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Russell House Ministry

Sunday, August 17th at 2:00pm.

Join me at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.

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PIN Ministry

We have our dates to serve in the PIN Ministry for 2014. Put them in your calendar and join us!

August 17th, November 16th

 

 

Philippians 11-JOY in the Friendship

July 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Philippians

In Philippians 2:19-30, we see Paul talk intimately about his relationship with two fellow workers for the sake of the gospel. With his words, we see the importance and basis of lasting friendships.

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July 27th News- JOY in Friendship

July 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Philippians: Finding Joy in a Broken World.

This week we will continue our series in Philippians by looking at Philippians 2:19-30. In this passage, notice how Paul talks about two of his colleagues. As you ponder his words, consider the friendships that you have cultivated in your life. Some lasted for a time and are now over; some still remain; others are developing right now.

What is a true friend? Who are your true friends. To whom are you a true friend?

In our culture, I believe that deep, lasting friendships are rare. There are a lot of reasons for this, but God’s design is for us to experience a deep relationship with him and with others. We’ll see if we can learn anything about this from Paul…

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Russell House Ministry

Sunday, July 27th at 2:00pm.

Join me at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.

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PIN Ministry

We have our dates to serve in the PIN Ministry for 2014. Put them in your calendar and join us!

August 17th, November 16th

 

 

Philippians 10-JOY in the Dissatisfaction

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Series: Philippians

We live in a culture where we constantly hear people complain. Sometimes this is good because we can identify and speak out against injustice. But, much of the time, it is just a forum for us to vent our negative ideas and thoughts. In Philippians 2:14-18, Paul calls Christians to  “Do everything without complaining or arguing”. Is that even possible? See how we can address a complaining spirit in our own lives and serve as a positive example to others around us.

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July 6th News- JOY in Dissatisfaction

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Series: Philippians: Finding Joy in a Broken World.

I’m sure that the title of this week’s sermon may seem a bit paradoxical, but I think it is actually accurate. Since we live in a broken world, we will constantly be dissatisfied with many of the situations and circumstances we encounter. The key, according to Paul, is how you deal with your dissatisfaction.

To prepare for this Sunday, read Philippians 2:14-18 and ask yourself these questions:

1) What do I complain about?

2) Who do I complain to?

3) How much does my complaining help to provide a solution?

When I really ponder these questions, I realize that complaining– in and of itself–may not always be wrong. It is understanding the purpose and motivation of the complaint that can move us to a place of joy instead of defeat.

I hope everyone has a great 4th of July…

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Grace2F Bible Study

Wednesday nights from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Fellowship Hall

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Russell House Ministry

Sunday, July 27th at 2:00pm.

Join me at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.

________________________________

PIN Ministry

We have our dates to serve in the PIN Ministry for 2014. Put them in your calendar and join us!

August 17th, November 16th