Category Archives: Newsletter

Rearview Mirror 10-21-2021

  • What a blessing it is to be a part of Living Hope. It is humbling to witness God’s working in individual’s lives in so many different areas of our ministry. One of the greatest blessings is seeing the hunger to know God and His word. I personally enjoy the conversation about the Lord and how His word applies in our lives today.
  • 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.
  • Memorial Service for Tyna H. mother, Ann Crinean, this Sunday 2:30PM in the Ministry Center to celebrate her life.
  • 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 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 the 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?:.
  • Prayer Meeting is Wednesday evenings 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 Thursday 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 are 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)
  • Pastor Berney will bring our next installment in our series “Looking to God!” as he focuses on the believer’s hope. Hope changes everything! I know that Pastor Berney appreciates your prayers as he prepares for this Sunday. I am looking forward to our time of sweet fellowship and instruction in the Word!  Your prayers are making a difference each week!

What Are My Chains?

    I have been thinking much about the benefits of our freedom to choose. Recently we were praying and someone prayed for our freedom. It struck me that the follower of Jesus is free regardless of their life situation. This leads us to ask ourselves, “What are my chains” of what is holding me back from… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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