Philippians 3-JOY in Partnership

May 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Philippians

In this message Paul share about the JOY in Partnership believers experience in the church. How do we love the way we are called to love? What is the key to unity in the body of Christ?

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December 9th News

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This Sunday we will continue our series called Love One Another.

This past week, Hayden and I got to go to Washington DC together to watch the Wizards play the Miami Heat. The tickets were a present for his birthday that we finally got to enjoy (it was a great time and exciting for the


Wizards to actually win and we were with two old friends). Before the game we had the chance to walk in the mall and see all the memorials that help define this great country.

As we were enjoying each other and the sites, I was struck by how important memorials are in our lives– both individually and collectively. And how we can memorialize good things and bad things because they both shape who we are and who we are becoming.

The same is true in our spiritual lives. We are told to “remember” over 200 times in scripture. Why? because we can often forget.

This week we will look at a story where God tells his people to build a memorial. To prepare, read Joshua 3 and 4. It’s a cool story that shows how remembering is important to build unity in a group. i can’t wait to share this and hope you can be with us…

Looking forward to Sunday!


Grace and peace,




Christmas Caroling and Dinner– Wednesday, December 12th

We will be gathering to sing some Christmas carols at Russell House (a government subsidized housing facility) this week. After singing, we will meet in the Fellowship Hall at Hilltop Community Church (where we have our services) to enjoy a pot luck dinner. The folks at Russell House will be thrilled to hear us (even my singing!) and it is always good to be able to get together informally as a church body. We will gather in the parking lot of Hilltop Community church (Fellowship hall side) at 5:00pm and then head to Russell House. We will eat at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. If you can’t make the singing, you can just come to the dinner (bit realize, if I’m the only one caroling it will not market our church very effectively… in fact, the police may be called).

We will try to organize the food so that we have enough and a variety.


Christmas Eve Service

Our Christmas Eve service will be Monday, December 24th (that’s a shocker) at 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall of Hilltop Community Church (where we meet on Sundays). The service will be about one hour.


November 28th News

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As we enter into the Christmas season, we will continue our series Love One Another. This would seem to make a lot of sense since God sent Jesus because he “loved the world”.

Last week, we talked about the importance of encouragement in building unity in the body and as a way to express love for each other (hopefully you have intentionally encouraged someone this week… if not– there’s still time!). This Sunday we will look at the idea of gratitude.

Are you a grateful person. If so, how come? If not, why not? I am sure that we all feel like we could express gratitude more often in our lives– or, at least, express it more effectively. We’ll look at Luke 17:11-19 to gain some perspectives on gratitude and our expression of gratefulness.

I believe it will be a great way to kick-off the Christmas season and focus our hearts and minds on Jesus in a real, practical way!

Also– if someone would purchase and bring coffee cups we would all appreciate it.

Looking forward to Sunday!


Grace and peace,


November 25th News

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I hope that everyone has a safe and blessed Thanksgiving.

One of the things that I hope you are thankful for is the church that Jesus has given as a gift to his people. We are in a series entitled Love One Another and we have been exploring what that means and how it actually looks in the context of a church.

Last week we talked about “Unity” and how Jesus prayed for his people to be one with him and each other in John 17. This week we will look at one of the “Dance Steps” of unity– encouragement.

Christians are called to encourage one another throughout the New Testament. So, what does that mean? How do we do it?

That’s what we will be thinking about as we gather this Sunday, and– hopefully– you will be encouraged!

Looking forward to Sunday!


Grace and peace,


November 18th News

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What do River Dance, the Miami Heat, and the Church have in common? They all rely on unity to function as they were designed to be.

There is something inside each of us that desires to be a part of something bigger and more significant than ourselves. We know that we “can’t do it alone” and we were “made for relationships”. But we also know that we have a hard time actually putting these truths into practice.

Last week we started a series called Love One Another with a foundational message called “Why Love?” We looked at 1 Corinthians 13 where Paul makes a case for love in the church–the body of Christ. We talked about why love can be difficult (selfishness; individualism; fear; cost) and we dealt with the question Why do we love? (Because God loves us, Because God tells us to love, Because we were made to love, Because we show others God’s love, Because love is eternal)

This week, we will look at John 17:20-26. John 17 is the longest recorded prayer from Jesus in the Bible. And at the end he prays for us. What he says is important and we need to ponder it together. It is all about unity and how we need to value and love each other just as Jesus loves the Father and the Father loves Jesus.

Read the passage and come ready to hear about what Jesus wants for you and me– and how that relates to our understanding in how we can “love one another”.

Looking forward to Sunday!


Grace and peace,