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Stand in the Gap Night

“Life is messy, let’s do it together” has become one of our unofficial motto’s as we come together to learn Christ, grow closer to Him and more like Him, and figure out how to yield to Him, especially through some of the tougher times of life.  We have many in our family who are going through times of struggle, hardship and pain.  Marriages struggling or being torn apart, the loss of children or other loved ones, economic, mental, emotional, physical struggles are all going on in our midst.

Saturday night we come together to help fulfill the command to “bear one another’s burdens and thus fulfill the law of Christ” and weep with those who weep.   We will pray for one another and stand up before God for one another.  Intercession is crucial to our love for one another.

So a meal, music that helps orient our hearts and minds toward the work of God, and then prayer for one another as we corporately care for each other.  If you are part of us, I pray you will join the Body coming together this Saturday night for one of the most important aspects of being the Church.

What Do You See, Amos?

We are excited to announce our February/March series as we dive into the book of Amos over the next 6 weeks.  Amos spoke to Israel during a successful time, but his message was a warning of what was going wrong during such “great” times.  The series will challenge us to understand our world today and our calling as God’s people.  The series unfolds as follows:

  1. Best of Times, Worst of Times (Chapters 1 & 2).  Amos has a message for all the countries, but the big ending hits home.
  2. All in the Family (Chapter 3).  A special relationship came with responsibility.  Faith had been broken.
  3. Holy Cow (Chapter 4).  A good economy and thriving religion should be good, right?
  4. And Justice for All (Chapter 5).  Amos explains the relationship between worship & justice.
  5. Getting Comfortable (Chapter 6).  What gets missed when things are good?
  6. Some Call it Treason (Chapters 7-9).  Ignoring God, and silence from Him.  Hope does remain.

We hope you will join us for this study as we dig deeper into God’s Word and hear what He is saying to us in our day to day lives.

‘Tis the Season

Christmas season is again upon us and we are looking forward to celebrating God’s gift for us and understanding what it means for us not only with God, but with one another.  We will have many chances to celebrate together this December.  Saturday December 1st (5:30 pm) we will have a special dinner, enjoy the children putting on a Christmas program, and shower one of our missionaries (Keith Jewett) with gifts.
After one more week of Swimming in the Desert, we will start our Christmas Series, “Gift Exchange” where we’ll see a real switch.
Part 1-A Poor Start
Part 2-The Substitute King
Part 3-Christmas Spirit
Christmas Eve-The Opposite of Religion.
Also coming up with be our choir’s Christmas cantata (details to follow).
We’ve also started a special Christmas series in our weekly podcast/Radio Show, The Corner of Truth & Life.
So join us, follow us, and together we will learn, grow, and celebrate the greatest gift mankind has ever known!

Do you know Love?

Our world is very short on love these days.  Loneliness, feelings of isolation, hatred & anger, and blame all fill our lives and social spaces.  The Bible says that God is love and that God loves us.  Why do we feel so bad if this is true?  What does it mean in real life, and day to day?  So we will spend five weeks seeking to learn and understand what it means, and how in a world so lacking in love, how we can thrive in love.  Or in other words, how to go Swimming in the Desert.  We hope you will join us Sunday Mornings at 8 AM or 10:30 AM.

CROSS – TRAINING, Marriage Fitness for Life Retreat

CROSS-TRAINING – Marriage Fitness for  Life Retreat


Couples will enjoy fellowshipping with one another while also learning some tangible tools to strengthen their relationships with God and each other.

The retreat will be  held at Bean’s Corner Baptist Church ( 17 Chesterville Rd, Jay ) and begins on Friday Oct. 26th at 6:30 pm with an ice-cream social and ends at 8:45 pm.  Saturday’ schedule is 8:30 – 3 :00 pm – with breakfast and lunch included. Cost is $35

Call 645-2925 to register

Retreat Speakers: Join authors and speakers Clint & Penny Bragg for this year’s retreat.  Through the work of Inverse Ministries, their non-profit organization, Clint and Penny serve as marriage missionaries; sharing their testimony with audiences, teaching seminars for couples, and equipping ministry leaders across the nation.  For more information on their ministry, visit

i am…… (Summer Series)

We are excited to begin our summer series, “i am.”   We tend to think of sins as big bad things we do, and while that is true, our issues are much bigger.  We struggle with “falling short” every day in small ways too.  How do we deal with the tough moments of live and the different things that go wrong in our life?  This series will look at these issues and the role GRACE plays in the solution.  We’d love to have you join us on Sundays at 8 AM or 1o AM.

Vacation Bible School

Shipwrecked, Rescued by Jesus Vacation Bible School

Join us as we  venture onto an uncharted island where kids  survive and thrive.  We will  anchor kids  in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms.

June 25-29

9:00 – 11:45 am

For Kids ages 4 through  6th grade

FMI: 645-2925 or email:


GriefShare is a 13 week, Christ-centered biblical based support group starting Thursday 2/7 at 6 pm.   Your bereavement experience may be recent or not so recent.  Many grieving people find they are only beginning the work of healing when friends or family have returned to their daily life routines.  You will find encouragement, comfort ad help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member or friend. You will also find it to be a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an oasis on your long journey through grief.  There is a fee for the workbook of $15 ( Assistance is available if help is needed).

FMI: contact the church office 645-2925 or email at

New Series for a New Year

Do you ever feel like you are struggling Spiritually?  Do you want to be a good Christian but sometimes feel like its too hard?  Do you feel like the world is against you if you believe in God.

The struggle is real.  Join us as we talk about it.

  • Part 1-The Right Fight (sometimes we fight the wrong one)
  • Part 2-The Long Game (its a marathon, not a sprint.  Sometimes we get stuck in the moments)
  • Part 3-Work Prayer (Who doesn’t struggle with prayer?)
  • Part 4-No Show (It shouldn’t be an Act)

The series will continue past 4 parts, so stay tuned!