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Rearview Mirror 10-14-2021

  • It seems as if my thoughts, as I have mentioned to others, is that we are here at this time for a specific purpose. I am excited for what the Lord can do in us and through us as we work together for the “faith of the gospel.” I want to say Thank You to everyone that is a part of Living Hope. We need you!
  • It is exciting to see and get updates of the difference ministries happening each week. It is fulfilling for me to see the building use increasing!
  • 101 Discovering Church Membership Class Saturday October 23rd 9:00AM – 3:00PM. If you are interested in learning more about Living Hope, this is the CLASS for you. Please let us know if you are planning to attend. Lunch will be provided. Sign-up in the bulletin.
  • Six8 Youth Group parent meeting Monday October 25 7PM in the Admin Building for parents of Jr and Sr High students. We will be discussing the plans for the new structure and seeking parent input for the new group starting this fall.      
  • AWANA 5:30pm- 7:30pm on Sunday evenings for students in the K – 6th Grades. Someone recently mentioned to me how our new facility has enabled our program to go to the next level! This is great way to introduce new families to Living Hope. Contact Pastor Berney for specifics.
  • Adult Bible Study is meeting on Tuesday evenings at 7 PM at Admin Building.  The study is a sermon based discussion lead by Thom B.. If you are interested in going deeper in the Word, why not check it out?:.
  • Women’s Disciple Group #2  Wednesday mornings 10AM in the Admin Building is currently open for those ladies interested in investing in their relationship with the Lord. Contact Caryl P for more information.
  • Prayer Meeting is Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Admin Building. We are seeing prayer make a difference as we  are committed to marching forward on our knees!
  • Men’s Bible Studies, both AM and PM meet on Thursdays at 10am and 7PM respectively. Pastor Joe’s 10 AM group is a sermon-based study and Pastor Berney’s 7 Pm group is studying Ephesians. It is exciting to see our men growing in their relationship with the Lord!
  • Our new Monthly Memory Verse(s) for October is a reminder to “Look to the Lord” (our new sermon series.) “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1–2 ESV  I strongly encourage you to develop a system for memorizing Scripture. It could be using 3×5 cards or even an app. Let me encourage you to check out the Bible Memory App. (IOS and Android)
  • Our “Looking to God!” series is a study focused on strengthening our understanding of God. Our focus over the next three weeks we be on the essentials of “Living by Faith,” “Living with Hope” and “Living in Love.” Pastor Barry will be preaching this Sunday. I know that he would appreciate your prayers as he prepares! Prayer makes a difference.

Living A Life Worth Living!

    One of the greatest blessings in life is living a life that is worth living. Our family likes to camp, but I am not sure that I would enjoying doing it all the time. The same holds for vacations and others activities. I enjoying getting away for a break, but if it goes too long… Continue Reading

Rearview Mirror 10-7-2021

This past Sunday was a wonderful day! I am so glad that we rescheduled the event. I was reminded of how much Living Hope has been blessed by the Lord. I know that many of you were encouraged as well. I want to thank everyone that celebrated with us Sunday whether present in body or… Continue Reading

Time to Move Forward!

    It is time for followers of Jesus Christ and the church of Jesus Christ to move forward. I continue to hear of churches that are being torn apart over differences of perspective. This is nothing new as we have record of the same thing happening in the churches of the New Testament. My heart breaks… Continue Reading

Rising Above the Cultural Issues

    If you are struggling with what you are hearing and the direction that things are going, you are not alone. This should be the feeling of Jesus’ followers. The Bible reminds us that there is a good reason for the dissidence of heart for those who have been transformed through a relationship with Jesus Christ.… Continue Reading

Rearview Mirror 9-30-2021

Lord willing we will celebrate our 20th Anniversary as  Living Hope! I hope you will join us and invite others for this special day. Pastor Dave Lunsford will be our guest speaker. We will also be hosting a church potluck following the AM service. The church will be providing the hamburgers and hotdogs, dessert, drinks,… Continue Reading

Rearview Mirror 9-23-2021

I am excited that we have rescheduled the 20th Anniversary Celebration for Sunday, October 3. Please spread the word. Pastor Dave Lunsford will be with us for our special day. We will also be hosting a church potluck following the AM service. The church will be providing the hamburgers and hotdogs, dessert, drinks, condiments and… Continue Reading

I Am Defined By Who I Listen To!

    Most of us believe that we know ourselves but I am not too sure about that. Many times our view of ourselves is distorted by the mirror of our own opinion and preferences. The Bible reminds us that we can determine a better picture of who we really are based on what I am listening… Continue Reading

Rearview Mirror 9-16-2021

I want to say Thank You to everyone that worked on our 20th year Celebration that did not happen. I do appreciate all that was done even though we needed to cancel. The desire is to regroup and do a picnic potluck in the next couple weeks. More on that later. Most of you know… Continue Reading