The bread ministry is growing! More
offers for free bread, & more thankful folks that need it. A new canopy for
Gene's truck, & watch out --bread is on the way!
Keep your smiles wide & hand shakes
ready for our new team of greeters. Our wonderful engaged couple, Arlan & Becky,
won't let you by without feeling glad you got up this morning.
What a difference a few new speakers
make! Thanks to all the guys that worked till --way past dinner time, to install our
new sound system. It will really enhance our music ministry!
As we are all fingers, together we make up
a very helpful hand led by the love of Jesus!
This is February, best remembered as the
month that we send our loved ones cards and appropriate commercial goodies and
gifts. Webster's defines a valentine as: one we choose to embellish with our
love. Please send cards and goodies and celebrate as you usually do!!! But
this year consider the heart of King David who had clearly made his choice. He
declared, "Whom have I in Heaven, but You Lord? There is none upon Earth that I
desire besides Thee. My flesh and my heart fail (me) --but God is the strength of my
heart, and my portion forever..." Psalms 73:25-26.
We know that David was a man with our
similar passions, for we know of Bathsheba. After having had his own self to please
in all ways, what an interesting and beautiful declaration of his own heart.
"My flesh and my heart fail (me)". David knew, didn't he? --The prodigal
son plays no more, he came home to his Fathers House, like David.
"But God is the strength of my heart
(He, that makes my heart really truly strong like a rock) and my portion forever...
Nothing, after it is ALL said and done
matters like our love for Jesus. For we are His Bride and He is the True Love of our
lives, our Eternal Valentine.
CLEANSING STREAM WORKSHOPS...
A special note to encourage you all to
check out the Cleansing Streams workshops that will begin this month. It is a very
special blessing that this teaching is in our church. Cleansing Streams is a
teaching ministry founded by Jack Hayford, (Church By The Way) and made available to all
churches through trained instructors. Carol & Ernie Simonson are our instructors
for this power-packed training. Through a workbook, videos, and one-on-one prayer
intercession, this training will show us, teach us, and enable us to grow into the full
maturity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please spread the invitation to all your
friends!!! See you there.
"For you have been born again, your new life
did not come from your earthly parents, the life they gave you will end in death. But this
NEW life will last forever, because it comes from the eternal, living Word Of God. (Amplified)..."
1 Peter 1:23
Non-traditional festive non-denominational charismatic Christian church,
complete with singing, praising God, prophesying, and holding witness to the greatness of
our Lord, Jesus Christ every Sunday, 11:00am - 1:00pm. All are welcome. Potluck last
Sunday of each month after service.
Missed one of our sermons? Don't worry! We've taped them all
on cassette so you can still hear them, or re-listen to ones that were particularly
meaningful to you. They are available for free to borrow. Just email or call Pastor Brian or
Mary and ask for the one you'd like to borrow!
"I really enjoy listening to Pastor Brian's sermons on tape
while I'm driving in the car. It's especially nice to hear the Good News when I'm
stuck in traffic!"
Our prayers are answered as we kicked off our first youth
group gathering at Christ's Church in December. We welcomed Marcia Keough as our
youth pastor. Please remember to pray for this very special ministry! I hope
it's ok for us old folks to join in on Wed. eve, because from what I saw at a recent youth
gathering, it is the hottest spot in town!! We are talking serious Holy Spirit
driven worship, praise, study & fellowship.
Interview of the Soldiers of the Cross & Prayer
Warriors (Harley Berge, Brian Bodhaine, Joshua Wilson, Beth-El Glidden, and Michael Casey)
"This is a place where we can come with real
people who love Jesus. There's true love for each other & Jesus, and true
friendship. We come here and can get healed - heal our emotions, pains, and we don't
have to be afraid of being ridiculed. Honestly, we feel like this is our 1st family
and what we go home to is our 2nd family. Most of us have been around in this
world, and have been abusive and abused in our pasts. It's truly a safe place to
know and feel help, and you don't have to conceal or judge. This is a place where we
can make mistakes, screw up, and still be loved - not a critical love, but
unconditional. We're accepted and prayed for. The love of God surpasses all
things --hurt, pain, love, rejections -- and we're open to be led by the Holy
"My life has really changed with this group...I
wasn't doing well and felt unloved, and this group has helped in so many ways --manifest
in the presence of the Holy Spirit. I've been coming here off and on for 2 years,
and have been saved for 2 months - everything's changed now. I feel tremendous joy
since I came to the Youth Group."
"There's an awesome touch of God here.
We're here to find our purpose individually, and we have the freedom of practicing our
spiritual gifts. We also have the opportunity to share these gifts. We know
we have the same goal in mind with our church community - to see God's face. All the
people here are open to the love of Jesus, and that will protect us in our purpose.
There's a special and unique love you won't find anywhere else. The church is still
growing and looking for support. You won't find pew warmers here. :)"
"We are so lucky to have Marsha, our Youth Group
Leader, and Pastor B - they are so special. Marsha makes people feel ok to be here,
and that you can share anything with her. If you have problems, you can talk to her
and not feel shame or humiliation. There is freedom here, for the Holy Spirit
manifests love and unity - it draws us together. We feel inspired to want to give to
the unlovely ones, and to be a vital piece of what His enemy has stolen from them.
We seek the hardcore truth, no deception in the midst; everything is based on truth and
nothing more. Emptiness is replaced by hope, and God's Kingdom increases."
"The people here are real, and one's you can
look up to and relate to. We've been given a firm foundation in the spirit of
Christ. We're waiting for you to come home and seek the word; John 1:1" -