Thursday, December 30, 2010

Game Night

New Year's Eve Game Night
Friday, December 31, 2010
7:00pm - 1:00am
Fellowship Hall

Bring your favorite games, snacks to share, and anyone who wants to do something on New Year's Eve besides sit on the couch and watch the ball drop in Times Square!
Fun for the whole family!
See you there!

Friday, December 24, 2010

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Party 2010

The three adult Sunday school classes held a Christmas party for members and families. Great music, a generous amount of wonderful food, fellowship and Christmas carols made for a festive evening of worship, fun and laughter.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Christmas Story!

1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.
2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria.
3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.
4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,
5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.
6 So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.
10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.
11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
14 “ Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
15 So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.”
16 And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger17 Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child.
18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.

Luke 2:1-20

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hunger Bites!

On October 31st the youth group participated in a great cause....Hunger Bites. Spearheaded by the talented and organized Deanna I., twelve youth, donning custom tees, met at the home of Mike and Jaylynn, divided up into teams and headed out. Sponsors Dan M., Doug K., Holly and Brett H., and Carolann H., drove the students through the neighborhoods collecting canned foods and other non perishable items. All together, the students brought in 611 items for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Way to go! What an amazing ministry. They were missionaries in their own back yard, spreading the love of Christ through their words and actions.

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sweet Retreat!

The 2010 Ladies Retreat was spectacular. Guest speaker Laurie Kuykendall led an inspiring Bible study on our spiritual journey, the baggage we carry with us, and the grace of Christ which allows us to leave it at the cross.

We participated in thought provoking and insightful break out groups and had amazing prayer sessions, all the while making new friends and investing in each other as women of faith.

The retreat was relaxing and rejuvenating not only for the spirit, but for the body as well. Our planning team prepared games, crafts, bonfires and free time, each complete with plenty of snacks and opportunity for fellowship.

Ross Point Retreat Center offered up incredible food and comfortable accommodations, while the planning committee ensured every little detail was accounted for, right down to the gift bags and box of candies left on our pillows.

It was an experience that left us searching our hearts, renewing our commitment to Christ and hoping and praying we get the opportunity to do it all again next year. Sincere and heart felt thanks to Janice, Jaylynn, Cathy, Cheryl, Sandy and Kristol for all your planning and dedication to make our first ladies retreat an enormous success.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ladies Retreat Openings

Ladies, there's still space available for the retreat. Sign up today, you won't want to miss it.

Women's Retreat
October 15-16, 2010

Enjoy the Journey...Adventure Awaits

Cost is $85
Held at Ross Point Camp in Post Falls, Idaho
Registration forms are available in the foyer and forms/money must be turned in no later than October 10, 2010.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Fuge 2010 Photos

I'd like to share my Snapfish photos with you. CentriFuge 2010 was a blast, and the photos prove it!
Click here to view photos

Monday, July 19, 2010

VBS 2010 Favorite Photos!

VBS 2010 "Saddle Ridge Ranch" was amazing. Thank you to everyone who helped make it a success. The Lord is good! ALL the time!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Friday Night..... DATE NIGHT!!! Parents: Do you need a night out by yourselves? Are you tired of always dining at places with a slide because a nice dinner AND a reliable babysitter are too expensive? What about a movie that's not a cartoon (is there anything decent playing?), or a game night with friends? How about time alone to sit and read a book that doesn't have pictures?

Then Friday (July 9th) is your night. For a mere $20.00 per family (whether you have 1 child or 20) you can enjoy an evening to yourselves, knowing your children are in capable hands.

Drop them off at the church from 6pm-10pm and the youth (along with a few parent helpers) will make sure they are well cared for and having a great time while you're having a night out.

No need to sign up or make any calls, just show up!!!

*A light snack will be provided for your children.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

VBS 2010....Yee Haw!!!

We're gonna lasso lots of kids for Vacation Bible School....

Theme: Saddle Ridge Ranch: Roundin' up Questions; Drivin' Home Answers!

Dates: July 12-16, 2010
Time: 9:00am - 12:45pm

Verse: "Now if any of you lacks wisdom he should ask of God, who gives to all, generously and without criticizing and it will be given to him." James 1:5

Bible study, music, crafts, missions, snacks, recreation, new friends and more. Join know you want to!

For more information, please contact the church office at 509.328.3394.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Roofing Project!

Coming in well under budget and completed within one week's time, the new roof on the education building is finished and it looks fantastic. As a dedicated group of volunteers, church members gathered to demolish the old roof, and lay the new one, while others prepared snacks, lunches and beverages for the laborers. Despite the pouring rain, there was much laughter and fellowship accompanying the work, until it was completed.

Sincere thanks goes out to everyone who was involved, who took time off work, and gave of themselves to make our place of worship more functional and attractive. You are a blessing!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day!

Blessings for a beautiful Mother's Day!

"My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching. Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you." Proverbs 6:20-22

Monday, April 26, 2010

Ministry Fair SUCCESS!!!

The 2010 Ministry Fair was beautifully laid out and amazingly successful. The ministry booths were informative and well represented, and everything from fliers, to pamphlets, business cards and candy was available to spread the word about how each ministry performs and how individuals could be a part of it. A great deal of time and preparation went into the set up of each booth, and we would like to offer sincere thanks to everyone who participated and devoted their efforts to making this event a great success.