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The Wombat

I write today in praise of the lowly wombat, lowly only in the sense that it burrows underground creating a homey labyrinth of tunnels.  But it is a mighty wombat to be sure because of what rescuers in Australia have been discovering.  You may already know this, but wombats are short-legged, muscular quadrupedal creatures native […]

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“Angst”- free movie screening

THIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15 at 6pm   Anxiety affects us all in one way or another, either because we deal with it ourselves or someone we know does.   Join us for a free screening of ANGST, a film about anxiety, truth & hope.   Using candid interviews with real teens about anxiety, tools that […]

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Survey Says!

Our survey results are in!  This past November, 148 of our church members went online to take a rather lengthy survey provided to us through the Holy Cow! Consulting Company.  Our 2020 Vision Team – a group charged with creating a strategy-for-ministry report for Family of Christ commissioned this survey, and I secretly hoped that […]

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Advent Angels

Katelynn Hardee is one of my Advent Angels this year.  They always show up for me, year in and year out, without fail.  Every Advent, they bless my season with messages of compassion.  Every Advent, we get to hear from them.  In the Bible it is the Angel Gabriel who makes a strong appearance in […]

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What Is Worship (Parts 1 & 2)

PART 1: What is Worship? Think about that for a moment…   I asked this question recently to a bible study group who in turn responded with a variety of answers. The first of which was “Praising God!” followed by “Reading of the Word”, “Music”, and “A time where I can shed the old negative […]

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24 Kindness Ideas for Advent

In last Sunday’s sermon, I listed out 24 ideas to be extra kind and loving in this Advent season.  You could try to do one a day all the way up to Christmas or, given the busy-ness of this season, you could choose two or three of these ideas to try out.  Either way, you […]

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Counter-Cultural Love

{Pastor Josh’s note:  Our co-leaders of Seeds of Hope, Gary Dosdall and Keri Buisman, are bringing their testimonies to Family of Christ during worship services this month.  Our Pondering for this week is Gary’s recent message, letting us all know of the important ministry and work we have with our partners in El Salvador.}   […]

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Jesus Saves

A great running story recently took place in our metro area, and you may have even seen this reported in the paper or on TV.  Tyler Moon was rounding the 1-mile marker in early October’s Twin Cities 10-miler, and he was all smiles for his fiancée and parents who were there cheering him on. The […]

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Holy Cow Survey

With this pondering, you are invited to take an important survey that will provide a wealth of information and data for our staff and lay leaders.  This will be one of the tools that a new task force at Family of Christ, called 2020 Vision Team, will utilize as it prepares a report with suggestions […]

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Autumn Walk

Today’s Stewardship Video Clip is from committee member Jessica Groff who takes you along with her on a walk through the woods. She shares a reminder that getting back to nature is a gift from God’s own hand, and it helps us reset our hearts and minds. Taking good care of self is a part of the […]

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