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Youth Update (2-15-18)

Too many things for one or two texts this week. Talent show (2-17) A few of your peers are braving the stage to present there talents this Saturday.  The event starts at 6:30pm, please join us and show your support. Talent Show (All Church) Tobymac (2-18) There are still tickets available for the TobyMac Concert this coming Sunday.  Pre-paid tickets for those who will not be traveling on the van will be available for pickup at the Children’s Check-in counter…

I Am the True Vine

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vineyard keeper… 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. A branch can’t produce fruit by itself, but must remain in the vine. Likewise, you can’t produce fruit unless you remain in me. 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, then you will produce much fruit. Without me, you can’t do anything.” (John 15, CEB) At our recent teen…

Choose Joy In God’s Presence

Choose Joy In God’s Presence This phrase comes to my lips, and brain often. Most of the time when I am gritting my teeth, chewing my nails, tapping my foot or closing the car door a little bit too firmly. I know that God has blessed me greatly, I get that everyone has tough seasons and that while I am not going to be “happy” every moment, I can always “choose joy”. “You teach me the way of life. In…

Preparing for that Moment

As we begin to reflect on those special moments in life such as completing a college degree, planning a wedding, preparing for the birth of a child, we focus on every little detail of what needs to be planned out. In doing this planning we might make a list, think of the “what ifs”, contact loved ones, and share the joy of it all with others. All the preparation that we put into the long process of planning is often…

Walk in the Light!

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7) We will begin a new series this Sunday. We will look at the Book of 1 John. As I read at God’s Word, it’s like spiritual nutrition. 1 John is a small portion meal to be enjoyed slowly. The contents of the book are to be…

Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to Ray and Betsy Aguirre, the recipients of the Distinguished Service Award. We thank them for sharing their time and talents with us.

Crisis Care Kits due Jan 28th

Crisis Care Kits (CCKs) are a cooperative effort between Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Incorporated (NCMI) and Nazarene Missions International (NMI). CCKs continue to meet the needs around the world. The kits have gone to places like Belize, California,, Dominican Republic, Greensburg, KS, Haiti, Jamaica, Jordon, Louisiana, Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, and Zambia. Your generosity makes an incredible difference! Return your filled bags no later than Sunday, January 28th.

Home: Discovering Where It Will Be

As many of you know I am from Arizona. This is my second Christmas and New Year that I have lived in Spokane and the journey of identifying “home” has become more complicated. My heart longs for home, which I still refer to as Arizona. Some may think that I should be over this longing since I have been here almost two years, but I don’t think the longing will ever leave my heart. You see I literally grew up…

Youth Update (12-16-17)

Too much to cover today in one text message. Movie Info: For those who have pre-purchased movie tickets, meet for the movie at 2pm (showtime is 2:30pm).  Meet at Village Centre Theaters (not church).  FYI movie is 2 hours and 33 minutes.  If you haven’t yet purchased tickets, so far the internet shows there are still tickets you can purchase yourselves for our showtime. Those who still need to pay me, bring your money to the theater. Whitworth Basketball Tickets:…

Which Prayer Should You Pray?

“Therefore I will block her path with thornbushes; I will wall her in so that she cannot find her way. She will chase after her lovers but not catch them; she will look for them but not find them.” Hosea 2:6–7 When Gomer, the Old Testament prophet Hosea’s wife, continued to chase after other lovers, God placed a hedge of thorns around her, keeping her from finding adulterous relationships and eventually driving her back to her husband. Job, on the…