January 6th News

January 5, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

This week we will continue our three-part series called Foundational Truths for 2019.

As we move into a new year, it is normal to evaluate your life and determine changes you would like to make. This is a natural and positive process. However, we should always be thinking about those changes through Scripture and God’s thoughts on the subject.

Sunday we will look at 5 foundational truths from God’s Word to help us to trust God more in 2019.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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GFF Bible Study

We are currently on a break for the Christmas season.

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Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

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December 30th News

December 28, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

This week we will start a new three-part series called Foundational Truths for 2019.

It is always good to “go back to basics” sometimes. So, for the next three Sundays, we will look at some principles and scripture passages that provide the solid foundation we need as we head into the New Year.

Sunday, we will begin by talking about what grace is all about.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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GFF Bible Study

 

We are currently on a break for the Christmas season.

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Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

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January 14th News: Foundations for the New Year

January 12, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Foundations for the New Year

Message: 10 guidelines from God

This week we will continue to look at 10 Guidelines from God that can lead us into a vibrant life with God.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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G2F Bible Study

We are currently on a Holiday break.

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Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

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January 7th News: Foundations for the New Year

January 5, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Foundations for the New Year

Message: 10 guidelines from God

As we continue to look at foundational truths to build our lives upon, we will hear from God himself through his Word. Over the next two weeks we will ponder 10 Guidelines from God that can enable us to surrender to his will and ways.

 

I hope that you all survived the Blizzard of 2018. I have been out on the roads today and they are drivable, but still slick. I understand that the temperature is not expected to rise greatly until Monday. Right now, we are planning to hold our service at the usual time . I hope to visit the School of Rock tomorrow (Saturday) to see the conditions of the parking lot. If there are issues, I will let you know.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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G2F Bible Study

We are currently on a Holiday break.

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Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

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January 19th News

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Last week, we began a new series at Grace Family Fellowship called The Lord of the Story.

I had planned on starting the series with the story of Noah and the Flood. But as I was thinking about it, I decided that we needed a bit more of an introduction into our look at God in the Old Testament. The reason? Well, sometimes look at the God of the Old Testament with fear and trepedation. He can appear unfair, angry, and, well, kinda mean. But when we see Jesus, we have a different picture. Kind, gentle, merciful…

As we look at stories form the Old Testament, we must keep in mind that the God of the Old Testament and God of the New Testament are the same. And over the next several weeks we are going to see that.

In addition to Sunday mornings, we will use our Wednesday night Bible studies to look more deeply into each story and see how they can apply to various areas in our lives.

This week we will look at the story of Noah and the Flood. Although most of us know the basics of this story, we will learn that is a valuable and encouraging message for today. To prepare, read Genesis chapters 6-9.

This will be a great series for those of us who are familiar with many of the sotries of the Bible, but never have actually read or studied them. One goal for 2014 for our church is to become more “biblically literate”- personally growing in our knowledge of Scripture.

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– The Lord of the Story

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Russell House Ministry

January 19th 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
 

 

January 12th News- New Series!

January 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This week we will begin a new series at Grace Family Fellowship called The Lord of the Story.

In his Word- the Bible- God gives us stories about people just like us facing the kinds of issues that we face. We see how God intervenes and interacts within the story and how those within the story respond. As we study these stories we discover that they are our story as well.

For several weeks we will look at stories from the Old Testament and see, not only how they relate to us today, but how they relate to the bigger story of God’s redemption of a fallen world.

In addition to Sunday mornings, we will use our Wednesday night Bible studies to look more deeply into each story and see how they can apply to various areas in our lives.

This week we will look at the story of Noah and the Flood. Although most of us know the basics of this story, we will learn that is a valuable and encouraging message for today. To prepare, read Genesis chapters 6-9.

This will be a great series for those of us who are familiar with many of the sotries of the Bible, but never have actually read or studied them. One goal for 2014 for our church is to become more “biblically literate”- personally growing in our knowledge of Scripture.

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 the Book of Colossians.

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Russell House Ministry

January 19th 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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January 5th News

January 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Happy New Year! 2014 has arrived and we have started a whole new year.

Regardless of how last year went and this year started, we have a reason to celebrate and be glad. Each day is new because of Jesus. Do you realize that? Do you believe it?

I believe that it is true, but I often struggle to live with that kind of optimism and hope and joy.

As we begin 2014, we will focus on trusting God and his word to lead and direct our lives. Last week we renewed some vows by looking at the first five Guidelines from God for 2014. This week we will see the other five.

These guidelines represent some godly resolutions that can transform us each and every day.

Looking forward to Sunday… and 2014!

 

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 the Book of Colossians.

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Russell House Ministry

January 19th 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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December 29th News

December 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Well, it’s that time again…

We’ve celebrated Christmas and now turn our sights on a brand new year. Many times, this is a period of reflection on the past year and planning for the new year. In that process, we must consider what God is telling us.

For the next two weeks we will look at some biblical principles that will guide us into the new year. They are familiar– but worthy of remembering once again because we some often forget.

Join us as we look at some godly resolutions for 2014 and review what happened in 2013.

Looking forward to Sunday… and 2014!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Grace2F Bible Study

We will not be meeting Wednesday  Jan 1st.

We will conclude our study on Colossians on Wed. Jan. 8th from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

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Russell House Ministry

December 29th 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— Dec. 29th.

Grace2F will be serving at PIN mInistry on Sunday December 29th starting at 1:45. Please see Ed Lewis if you can participate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 13th News

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Last week we finished going over some Biblical New Year’s Resolutions. Again, most resolutions fail because they rely on our efforts to be fulfilled… and we constantly fall short, don’t we?

God want us to rely on Him— for everything. In fact, I was reminded that we sometimes change our resolutions because we know how difficult they are or how often we have failed to keep them when I saw this picture last week:

In our frustration we can surrender to what we think it the truth about ourselves. But God wants us to know the real truth– about him and our relationship to him.

Here are the 10 guidelines we went over…

1. QUIT WORRYING:

2. PUT IT ON THE LIST:

3. TRUST ME:

4. LEAVE IT ALONE:

5. TALK TO ME

6. HAVE FAITH

7. SHARE

8. BE PATIENT

9. BE KIND

10. LOVE YOURSELF

This Sunday, we will follow up on the last Guideline– “Love Yourself”. One the surface this may seem a bit ego-centric or self-centered, but the real idea is for you to understand how God sees you… and then accept and receive that. I have a friend who has said that two of the hardest things for Christians to really accept and believe are that they are forgiven and loved by God. In fact, many Christians would find this thought incredible: God likes you.

What do you think? Your answer is incredibly important because it will determine how Looking forward to Sunday (and 2013)!!!

Grace and peace,
Doug

 


January 6th News

January 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Last week we talked about the problem with most New year’s resolutions. As well-intentioned and sincere as they are they still have one fatal flaw: they rely on self. They depend on your strength, your faithfulness, your discipline, your abilities. And that is why they so often fail. I love this picture I came across while preparing for last week’s message. It is humorous, yet painfully real. Take some time to look at it and see if it seems familiar…

Jesus challenges this idea when he says,  “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matt. 16:24). This is challenging because it seems to be the exact opposite of the way things work in this world. And, actually, that’s true. The spiritual world is much different that the physical world.

So what should we do? Stay stuck where we are or seek improvement. The Bible is clear that God has wonderful plans for us and he will bring them to pass. The key for us is to believe him. Believe that he has already made us into who we were designed to be… Believe that he is working out all things for his glory… Believe that he has incredible good works set up for us to participate in– and he will lead us to them as we go through out the day… Believe that God the Father is as pleased with us right now as he is with Jesus.

When we believe those things, our lives will be different.

Do you believe that?

This week we will look at the second 5 biblical guidelines for 2013 that will change everything for each of us. This is going to be a great year…

Looking forward to Sunday (and 2013)!!!

Grace and peace,
Doug