Connection News for March 2016

We are coming to a close of our 40 Days of Community small groups bible study. It has been a wonderful time getting to know others in our church and being able to study God’s word together. God’s word says in John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”
The word “disciple” carries with it a sense of deep commitment to Christ. When asked what does it mean to be a disciple of Christ, one believer responded: It means we must

*Bear the burden Christ bore for the unsaved, sharing the gospel with the same urgency.
*Be willing to give up any and everything for the sake of being obedient to Christ.
*Have evidence of Christ’s work in our lives by bearing fruit in terms of planting and watering seeds of faith in others.
*Obey the biblical commands.
Val Eidson

My prayer is through our small groups we will continue to grow as true disciples of Christ by showing the love of Christ to each other and to those who are searching for a place to belong.
Our small groups will continue with new studies in March. If you have any questions, please contact Bro. Earl.

Connection News for February 2016


40 Days of Community Small Group Bible Study

The first few weeks of our small groups has been a blessing to all in attendance. Our attendance for Bible study has tripled. God is blessing!

If you are not involved in one of our small groups, we invite you to choose one of our  locations and times… Sunday evenings, Tuesday evenings, Wednesday mornings, and Wednesday evenings for youth. 


This is an eye opener… Some probably never thought nor looked at this Psalm in this way…even though we say it over and over again.

The Lord is my Shepherd

            – That’s Relationship!

I shall not want

            – That’s Supply!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.

            – That’s Rest!

He leadeth me beside the still waters.

            – That’s Refreshment!

He restoreth my soul

            – That’s Healing!

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness.

            –That’s Guidance!

For His name sake

            – That’s Purpose!

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.

            – That’s Testing!

I will fear no evil.

            –That’s Protection!

For Thou art with me

            –That’s Faithfulness!

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me,

            – That’s Discipline!

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

            – That’s Hope!

Thou anointest my head with oil,

            –That’s Consecration!

My cup runneth over.

            – That’s Abundance!

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.

            – That’s Blessing!

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord.

            – That’s Security!


That’s Eternity!

Bro. Earl

Connection News for January 2016


Making a Difference in 2016
As I grew up I didn't think about what my future would be like. I just wanted to have fun. But, in my junior year of high school the thought hit me. What am I going to do after high school? I began to think and think hard about my future plans. I wanted to make a difference in life. I thought about becoming a pediatric doctor because I loved working with children. But realizing the amount of education it required, I realized that I might not have the smarts enough to be a doctor. So instead I went to school to become a paramedic. I wanted to help people physically and felt that I could also help them spiritually by working in the emergency field. I worked part-time for a local ambulance service as an EMT for 13 years; while also working full-time as an industrial supervisor.
Time went by and I felt the hand of God tugging at my heart saying, “I have something else for you to do”. When I heard His call, the time had come to really put my faith and trust in Christ and follow His path, and I thank God that I did.
Following Christ has made a difference in my life, and I want to make a difference in my church, my community, and in the nation where I live. Each of you are called too and we can make a difference. It’s up to us to decide if we are willing to make a difference in 2016. I pray that we all will begin to seek God’s direction in our lives, in our church, in our community, and in our nation. Are you willing to take the steps to “Make a Difference”?
Bro. Earl

40 Days of Community Small Group Bible Study
From the beginning, God planned for us to fulfill His purposes in community with other people, in our church families, in small groups, and in the world as a whole. Why did God plan it this way? Because we are better together.

This Bible study will be offered at various times and at various locations around Wayne County. To sign up for the location that suits you best, visit the church website Once on the website, look at the bottom left and click on events, then select the “40 Days of Community” link. It will direct you to the sign-up page, complete the information required and submit. It is a very simple process, registration will be open through January 5, 2016. Classes begin January 10.