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The Power of Connection...
We are more connected than ever, and yet, many of us continue to feel very disconnected and isolated from other people. We can sit in a crowded room doing the same thing as everyone else, yet still feel like we're by ourself.  
 
In the Beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  And on the final day of creation, he created humans beings in his image and gave them breath and life.  First, he created just one.  But soon after he declared, "It is not good for the man to be alone."  We were created for connection - a spiritual truth that modern science and psychology has repeatedly affirmed.  
 
In the first century, the Roman Empire was a lonely place to be a Christian.  Christians were hated by both the Jews and the ruling Roman class.  As a result, the early believers were committed to spending time together.  Their experience of community was so radical that they became noticed by the people around for possessing something the world could not offer: koinonia.  As a result, their own faith was strengthened, every day they became more Christlike, and "the Lord added to their number daily..."  We're not perfect, but here are some of the ways we are currently striving to be connected...
MORNING JOY
Sometimes we just need a little encouragement to get our day started right.  Morning Joy does exactly that!  Connect with with others on Zoom for a 15-20 minute devotional (based on the daily theme) and prayer.  It's the perfect way to get your day started!  Contact us to request a Zoom code.
When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday @ 7:45a
WILD WEDNESDAY
Church isn't just for adults; Jesus invited kids to hang out with him, too.  Wild Wednesday is for boys and girls grades 1-5 to come and learn about Jesus through songs and a Bible lesson, but also to form lasting friendships and have fun.
When: Currently suspended due to COVID-19
BIBLE READING GROUP
Think of this as a book club for the Bible.  The Bible Reading Group (aka BRG) is simply about reading the Bible as a great love story that it is.  No matter your level of knowledge or experience with the Bible, this is a great way to dive in and learn more about this book and the God revealed within its pages.  Jump in for 1 week to spend more time with a single book, or come back every week to get a bigger picture of God's over-arching story.  Contact us for the current schedule.
When: Wednesday @ 9:30a 
PRAYER NIGHT
Prayer is absolutely vital.  Scripture calls us to be a "praying people," and we take this call seriously.  Although we are committed to making prayer part of everything we do, we also set aside time each month to gather together to pray for one another, for our church, our neighbors and community, our nation, and our world.  Please let us know if there is a specific way we can pray for you!
When: Last Wednesday of the month @ 7:00p 
SMALL GROUPS
Small Groups are a developing area for us.  As part of our commitment to our core value of koinonia, we have a handful of small groups that meet on varying schedules each month to provide additional opportunities for community, encouragement, and discipleship.  In addition to in-person small groups, we are also exploring the possibility of offering an online option for greater flexibility.  Contact us to learn more about what is currently happening and available.
When: Most groups have been suspended due to COVID-19 
WORSHIP GATHERINGS
For 2,000 years Christians have gathered together to worship God through corporate singing, prayer, teaching, and Communion.  We offer the opportunity to worship both in person and online.  Tune in to our livestream or attend one of our public worship services every Sunday @ 10a
PASTORAL CARE & 
PERSONAL DISCIPLESHIP
In the midst of a particularly challenging season in life?  Do you have questions about the Bible or the Christian faith and you're unsure who to ask?  Maybe you just need a little extra accountability or would benefit from being able to process a recent experience with.  Pastor Jason considers Jonah to be his "patron saint" - a man who wrestled deeply with his faith and struggled with what God was asking of him.  He's available by email, phone, video, or in-person to listen and think through what God might be saying to you right now, and how you could respond.  No matter what's happening, he's here to help.

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