Remember

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On September 11, 2001, I was in 5th grade.  I didn’t fully understand what had just happened but I knew from the reaction of my teachers and the voice of my principal over the intercom that it was something tragic. The desk I tapped my fingers on; the fear on the faces on my friends;  the pause of schoolwork to watch the news for the day — it’s all etched in my mind still.  Forever.  And not just for me, …

Show and Tell

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Well, it’s that time again…. Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Fellas, have you made plans? Maybe some of you make a big deal about Valentines Day – maybe some of you don’t.  After all, it’s not an anniversary or a birthday or anything truly special; it’s simply another day on the calendar, right? If you feel that way, you are somewhat right. That someone you love like a spouse or fiancé needs your expression of love for them much more often …

The Unofficial 5-step Guide to Courage

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The Unofficial 5-step Guide to Courage You are unique.  Out of the 7.5 billion people on the planet, not a single one of them shares your thumbprint, your voice or even more important: your gifts. The gifts that we each have inside of us were uniquely placed by God to build his Kingdom and bring glory to Him. The God of the universe created you and he only creates good things. The gifts that you can offer to the world …

Brockett Family Mission Trip to Honduras

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You would be hard pressed to find someone that loves our church more than Bob Brockett. He also has an undeniable love for foreign missions. This Christmas season, he led the charge with his family by taking a mission trip to our partner ministry in Honduras. To learn more about Faith Home, watch this video: This April a team of 20 from our church will be heading to Honduras to continue with this great work.  You can support their efforts …

Introducing Our Creative Team

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By Perry Case My son Isaiah had the chance to lead worship in my place last week. I hear a lot of people say things about him like “that boy is just like his Daddy,” “he’s a chip off the old block” or “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” These statements are so true!  In fact, I see so many of my personal traits in all of my four children. Call it nature or call it nurture but …

Challenge Cha Ching for NYC

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Every year our church sends a ton of a students to National Youth Conference in Carlinville, IL.   It’s an incredible time for students to grow closer to one another and connect with God on a new level as well. This year we wanted to give you a chance to get involved in a simple way that could have a BIG impact.  It’s called the Challenge Cha Ching for NYC. It works like this: Grab a jar from the Next …