Music and Kids
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Music and Kids

Many years ago, when I was still just married and young, I went to an office party for the company I worked for at the time. Some of my fellow workers had imbibed a bit too much, which I guess happens at office parties. One of my good friends from the office was a bit...

United Methodist Denomination in the News
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United Methodist Denomination in the News

Major news outlets and social media have been abuzz the last several days regarding the outcome of The United Methodist Church’s special called General Conference. Tuesday of last week, the 26th, was the last day of the four-day meeting. As pastor of RiverStone Church, a United Methodist church, I wanted to share with the Farmington...

2018 Ministry Report | Annual Church Conference
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2018 Ministry Report | Annual Church Conference

“communication”; 1. the imparting or exchanging of information or news; 2. means of connection between people or places, in particular. Communication is one of many human abilities God equipped us with when He designed us. As we grow, we are taught to use those God-given, physical abilities to worship Him and connect with others. I...

Time for Harvest!
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Time for Harvest!

Fall is the time for harvest and we see signs of harvest everywhere. This year, especially, where everywhere we look we see apples that are loading down branches, begging to be picked. But, it didn’t happen overnight. We’ve watched those apples since last spring when they were no more than a promise with their beautiful blooms...

Every-Day Worship
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Every-Day Worship

Worship is more than just singing. Worship is a way of life. Have you ever heard someone say, “you’ll never lose weight if you diet, you have to change your way of life”? Diet implies that it is temporary. Once you reach your goal weight, you can go back to how you were before, eating...

Absolutely Committed
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Absolutely Committed

Let me throw some statistics at you. According to the Barna Group, an Evangelical Christian polling firm, nearly half of all Americans who accept Jesus Christ as their savior do so before reaching the age of 13 (43%),.  and that two out of three born again Christians (64%) made that commitment to Christ before their...

Looking Forward
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Looking Forward

I am now the official Children’s Minister! I have been Interim since February and have had a great time. Now comes the work of looking forward and discovering the direction that God has in mind for all the ministries involved in this position. Over the years our church has had a number of children’s ministries....

Take Up Your Cross | Pastor Kim
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Take Up Your Cross | Pastor Kim

Have you ever sung to yourself? Who hasn’t, right. Okay, have you ever sung to yourself a song praising or glorifying God? Well if you are a Christian, then more than likely that’s a yes too. Okay how about this; have you ever sang to yourself, a song praising or glorifying God, while you were...

The Real Easter
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The Real Easter

Easter.  Retail stores of many kinds are advertising their select goods that are somehow going to play a part in the holiday.  From “Easter eggs” to bunnies, both live and edible, to ducklings, flowers, and bright-colored clothing – all are marketed to help us step into the new life found in spring.  Yes, Easter is...

Worship In Truth
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Worship In Truth

Worship has been on my mind again. With so many things going on around us and in our church as well, it is easy to lose sight of what is important. I had the revelation many years ago that I can’t make everyone happy. I am not everyone’s favorite cup of tea. But God is...

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