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'tis better to give than to receive

Posted by Sharon Roos on

This is never more true than for the Mount Calvary Quilting Ministry. In November, 75 of our quilts went to two Wayside homeless groups for women to become a Christmas gift for their patients. It may well be the only Christmas gift they receive. We did this last year also, and it gives us much...

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SEEING JESUS IN A WORLD OF BLACK AND WHITE

Posted by Pastor David Olson on

Ten years ago, I came across a book that had just been released titled Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality and Politics. The intention of the book by Pastor Adam Hamilton (author of our book study last January, Half Truths) was to challenge Christians to...

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STATE OF THE CHURCH

Posted by Mike Kasprick on

While the messages in this column sometimes stray from what the title suggests, as we approach the start of a new year I feel it is important to take a good look at the current state of our church. I only have space here to give a brief summary of a few key elements, but the picture I see is...

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Many Meals Reach Sierra Leone

Posted by Renee Whisnant on

Your hands scooped that rice. Sealed the bags. Taped the boxes. And now, our shipment of food to Sierra Leone has successfully arrived!In the spring, Many Hands Many Meals sent approximately 70,000 meals to Sierra Leone, which is one of the poorest countries in the world. About 75 percent of...

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THANK YOU FROM HIS HOUSE

Posted by Martha Brannon on

His House wants to thank everyone that has assisted and donated to His House, The RAK and the Laundry Ministry. We have wonderful updates on the difference this is making in the community. A local single mom had been downsized from her job, has a disabled son, and was very concerned about her...

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many hands give many thanks

Posted by Renee Whisnant on

Thank you to everyone who helped us pack meals, volunteered behind the scenes, gave donations and supported the 13th annual Many Hands Many Meals Packathon. We packed an impressive 353,376 meals, which are slated for hurricane relief. A special call out to the Mount Calvary staff and members...

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Let's Show We Care

Posted by Mike Kasprick on

The past couple of weeks have reminded me that we have so many people who need our thoughts and prayers, and who need us to show that we truly care about them. Some are people very close to us, some are acquaintances, and some are total strangers … but all provide us with good reasons to...

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Linked in Prayer

Posted by Laurie Erickson on

As we set aside time for daily prayer, we can notice how our God nourishes, strengthens, loves and forgives us. Listen for the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Through silence, reading scripture, prayer, we learn to listen to the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Here are a couple suggestions for the...

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Once Upon a Manger

Posted by Pastor David Olson on

Some years ago, Garrison Keillor shared the Seven Principles of a Successful Christmas. Number one was not to spend too much time shopping for gifts that are going to spend the next 30 years in a bottom drawer and sell for 35 cents at an estate sale. Just buy them all sweatpants. Number two...

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QUILTING MINISTRY

Posted by Sharon Roos on

If you were in church Oct. 21/22, you noticed a lot of quilts displayed over the pews. This output is from October only and will go to Simpson House, along with warm knit scarves, mittens and stocking caps, toiletries, and beautiful tote bags for female homeless to carry in lieu of a black...

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