April 6th News

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This week we will continue a new series entitled Promises from the Upper Room.

In John 15, Jesus uses a vivid metaphor to describe how a Christian can lead a productive, effective, and God-glorifying life. But it stands in a stark contrast to the way the world tells us how we can active these goals.

I believe that all of us want to live of life of meaning and significance. How does that happen?

Join us as we hear the secret of living an abundant, productive and fruitful life from Jesus-the author of life himself.

To prepare for this sunday, read John 15:1-8 and learn the Jesus Promises a Productive Life.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Grace2F Bible Study

Join us Wednesday nights from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Hilltop Community Church Fellowship Hall.

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Russell House Ministry

 

April 6th 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!

May 18th, August 17th, November 16th

March 23rd News

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This week we will begin a new series entitled Promises from the Upper Room.

In this series we will focus on John 13-17. These chapters all take place on the night that Jesus was betrayed and arrested. It is a time when he communicates the last important thoughts he wants his disciples to hear before he leaves. He wants us to hear them as well.

As we head toward Easter, it seems to be a perfect fit to focus our hearts and minds on the last words of Jesus to his friends.

To prepare, read John 13:1-17. It is the story of Jesus washing his disciples feet. It is amazing to think that he chooses this activity to start their last night together. What does it tell us about Jesus? What does it mean about us?

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Grace2F Bible Study

Join us Wednesday nights from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Hilltop Community Church Fellowship Hall.

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Russell House Ministry

 

March 30th 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!

May 18th, August 17th, November 16th

March 16th News

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This week we conclude our series called  The Lord of the Story.

We will look at one more story from the Old Testament that I believe everyone knows something about. For some, it’s hard to swallow (hint). Other find the fact easier to stomach (hint). After reading it, you may have to change direction (hint) with some of you opinions about God. This is a story that will give perspective to the storms (hint) we may face in life.

Know what story we will be looking at this week?

To prepare read the Book of Jonah. It’s only four chapters and a very interesting narrative that challenges us on many levels.

Also, please pray for Frank Dunne, his wife Selina and their family as Frank is away in Tibet on a missions trip. He left Thursday morning at 3:20am and will be away for about two months.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Grace2F Bible Study

Join us Wednesday nights from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Hilltop Community Church Fellowship Hall.

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Russell House Ministry

 

March 16th 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!

May 18th, August 17th, November 16th

March 9th News

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IT IS DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME THIS WEEKEND…MOVE YOUR CLOCKS FOWARD ONE HOUR SATURDAY NIGHT!!!

This week we continue our series called  The Lord of the Story.

After the Israelites are released from bondage in Egypt, they begin an incredible (and long) journey through the desert. During this time, God is teaching, growing, and providing for his people. But this is not always a pretty process.

This week we will look at an interesting story found in the book of Numbers. It is about a time that the Israelites grumbled and complained about their situation (this happened a lot with them… But before you judge, ask yourself this question: “Do I ever grumble or complain about a situation in my life?”). It is also about God’s response and the consequences.

To prepare, read Numbers 21:1-9.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Grace2F Bible Study

Join us Wednesday nights from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Hilltop Community Church Fellowship Hall.

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Russell House Ministry

 

March 16th 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!

May 18th, August 17th, November 16th

March 2nd News

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This week we continue our series called  The Lord of the Story.

Last week we learned that Moses was called by God to deliver the Israelites out of their slavery in Egypt.

This week we move forward in Exodus and come to the Passover.  In Exodus 7-11, we see 10 plagues that God brought against Egypt. The tenth plague was the death of every firstborn in the country. But in Exodus 12, we see that God provides a way of salvation for the firstborn of Israel. In this we also catch a glimpse of the bigger story of the salvation of all mankind.

Read Exodus 7-11 and then focus on Exodus 12. It is the first of thousands of years of the Passover.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Grace2F Bible Study

Join us Wednesday nights from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Hilltop Community Church Fellowship Hall.

________________________________

Russell House Ministry

 

March 16th 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!

May 18th, August 17th, November 16th

February 23rd News

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This week we continue our series called  The Lord of the Story.

Last week we took a look at Exodus chapter 3 and the Call of Moses. We learned 3 very important foundational principles:

1) Moses was a real person just like you

2) God is alive and active in the world right now

3) God uses his people to accomplish his will.

We also saw that when God called, Moses felt inadequate to fulfill the mission… And so, he made some excuses to get out of it. God, however, is not so easy to dissaude.

This week we will continue to study the story of the Call of Moses and see how it turns out. We will see a bit of ourselves in Moses’ concerns– but we will see a God who is committed to us and to using us in incredible ways!

To prepare, re-read chapters 3 and 4 of Exodus… And listen to see what God is calling you to be.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Young Life P.R.A.Y.E.R Shoe Drive

Join us in supporting Young Life Virginia by bring in pairs of gently used shoes that will be sent to Africa. Part of the proceeds will be used to fund a Young Life Leader in urban areas in Richmond.

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Grace2F Bible Study

Join us Wednesday nights from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Hilltop Community Church Fellowship Hall.

The study is on last week’s topic– Abraham

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Russell House Ministry

 

March 16th 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!

May 18th, August 17th, November 16th

February 16th News

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This week we continue our series called  The Lord of the Story.

Moving out of Genesis into Exodus, we will see The Call of Moses and discover two very important things: 1) Moses’ reaction to the call; an 2) God calls us the same way.

This is a look at one of the more prominent human figures in Scripture– and yet, we shall see, he is not much different than any of us. I hope you can come to hear an incredible story about an extraordinary God who uses ordinary people to accomplish unbelievable things.

It will be hard not to picture Charlton Heston when you read about Moses, so I went ahead a gave you an image. If you have no idea what I am talking about, you are young.

To prepare, I suggest you read chapters 1-4 of Exodus. Chapters 1 and 2 will set up the story of Moses but we will focus on chapters 3 and 4 over the next two weeks.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Grace2F Bible Study

Join us Wednesday nights from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Hilltop Community Church Fellowship Hall.

The study is on last week’s topic– Abraham

________________________________

Russell House Ministry

February 16th 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!

May 18th, August 17th, November 16th