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Pastor’s Perspective 03-28-2023

Several weeks ago, I wrote that dogwoods are among my favorite flowers, and this is because, besides their inherent beauty, their appearance mentally takes me back to two very significant places. First, seeing the dogwood bloom takes me back to my childhood home of Dothan, Alabama, where each spring the city seems to transition from […]

Pastor’s Perspective 03-21-2023

Gratitude filled my heart this past Sunday (March 19) as I was privileged to participate in Youth Sunday. Such a day gives hope and makes one mindful of the challenges ahead. There is hope for tomorrow, seeing that our church has such talented, thoughtful and spiritually grounded students. On the other hand, it is challenging to think of the […]

Take It With You 3.19.2023

We live in a busy world; there’s no doubt about that. Everyday seems to be filled with a new rush of frenzy as hundreds of thoughts surge through our minds. Once the stress and worry starts to build up it never seems to end, right? Well, there is a solution to that. Jesus invites you […]

A Pastor’s Perspective 03-14-2023

March 19 is Youth Sunday! Youth Sunday is a great opportunity for our students to lead us in worship and highlight some of the awesome things we’ve been learning this year. We’ve taken a long look at how Jesus has invited us to come to sit at His table and how we should invite others […]

Take It With You 3.12.2023

Who lends his money without usury;     and does not accept a bribe against the innocent. “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples” Jesus tells us, “if you love one another.” The early Christians took this to heart, and they saw no better way of showing love to each other, and […]

Pastor’s Perspective 03-07-2023

Spring is my favorite season of the year. I like Summer a lot also, but Spring is my favorite. Azaleas and Dogwoods are among the most beautiful blooms in my mind, and there are meaningful things we can learn in the way of parallels from them. Spring also brings to life some of my most […]

Take It With You 2.26.2023

I’ve noticed a tendency many of us have to preface certain statements or comments.  They almost serve like a disclaimer; things like “no offense intended…” or “with all due respect…”. Now, I’m not saying there’s anything inherently wrong with these, and sometimes they’re certainly necessary.  But sometimes, they are just cop-outs that we feel absolve […]

Take It With You 2.19.2023

Christians demonstrate their relationship and fellowship with God in the everyday, ordinary, getting-up, going-to-work, having-lunch, visiting-a-friend, sitting-in-car-line, helping-with-homework, cleaning-the-kitchen-again activities. Worshiping God is not confined to the church building. When our inner integrity merges with our outward sincerity, the heart reveals its true intimacy with Jesus. Desiring to serve or wanting to love, wishing for […]

Take It With You 2.12.2023

Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? What do we want more than anything else? To dwell in the sacred tent, and live on the holy mountain. In other words, we want rest. But we do not want any old kind of rest, rest in our homes […]

Pastor’s Perspective 02-14-2023

PART 2 of 2: Why Snyder Celebrates Choral Music What’s so special about youth choirs? In baseball, there needs to be “T” ball league to start this sequence: children’s teams, little league, middle and high school teams, college teams, minor league teams and finally major league teams. The same is true with church choir development […]