New Trustees Vote

During all 3 services on June 2, we will be asking Venture Partners to vote on two new trustees. At Venture, a trustee is part of our core leadership team that works with pastors and staff to shepherd and care for the church especially in the area of financial health and accountability. The pastors and trustees have unanimously agreed to …

The Kirks Set Sail to New Adventures in Ministry!

Dear Church Family, Richard and I have some exciting news! As of June 6, 2024, we will be making a huge change in our lives! Richard has taken a job at Christian Recovery Centers, Inc. in Shallotte, NC. It is an adult life dream come true! Richard will be using his time, talents, and gifting with passion to serve the …

Reflecting on God’s Covenant with David

Psalm 89:1-4 1 Your love, O Lord, forever will I sing; from age to age my mouth will proclaim your faithfulness. 2 For I am persuaded that your love is established for ever; you have set your faithfulness firmly in the heavens. 3 “I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn an oath to David my servant: 4 ‘I will establish …

Jesus Speaks at the Festival of Tabernacles

Read John Chapter 7 Jesus’s brothers asked him to go to the festival and show the world his powers. They are mocking him at this point, and he tells them no. The Greek word that he uses here meant yet.  He did decide to go, just without his family and in private.  Jesus shows up halfway through and festival and begins to …

Do we really believe anything is possible with God?

On the first Easter, we see the risen Jesus!  Even His closest followers were surprised to see Him alive.  We see God’s power to rise from the dead.  But three days earlier was a dark day.  Even though He had told His followers that He would die and rise again, it was a dark day full of tears and grief at the foot of …

Embracing the Legacy of Faith

Psalm 78:1-8 Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;    incline your ears to the words of my mouth!2 I will open my mouth in a parable;    I will utter dark sayings from of old,3 things that we have heard and known,    that our fathers have told us.4 We will not hide them from their children,    but tell to the coming generationthe glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,    and the wonders that …

Dwelling in God’s Presence

In the hustle and bustle of life, amidst the noise of our daily routines, there exists a sanctuary of peace and joy—a place where our souls find rest and our spirits are rejuvenated. Psalm 84 paints a beautiful picture of this sanctuary, inviting us to dwell in the presence of the Almighty. The psalmist begins by expressing a deep longing …

When Familiarity Breeds Contempt

Luke 4: 23-30 23 And he said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘“Physician, heal yourself.” What we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.’” 24 And he said, “Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown. 25 But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the …

Lessons from the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

Luke 16:19–31 Jesus said, “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. The …

Why Good Friday Matters

John 19:28-30 28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfil the Scripture), “I thirst.” 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished”, and he …