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Youth Sunday, Reopening the Church, Happy Memorial Day (Pastoral Emphasis for 5/24)

Today, we resumed our Youth Sunday. Sis. Tikayla Downing delivered a message, "Are You Wheat or a Weed?" based on the parable of the weeds. We're currently doing a food drive to help students and families impacted by the Pandemic. The food drive will run through May 30. Please drop off non-perishable food items at the church during the drop-off times: M, W 6-7pm; Sat. 10am-12pm Here's a quick update on the reopening of the church building. The elders & I will be meeting this week to start developing our reopening plan. We do not anticipate that we'll be gathering inside the building until NC hits phase 3 which may be in late summer or fall. Please pray that God would give us wisdom. I'm reminded of the Samaritan woman who asked Jesus about whether they were to worship God on the mountain or in Jerusalem. Jesus responded that the hour is coming when it will be neither the mountain or Jerusalem because God is spirit and those who worship Him must worship Hi…
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Youth Service Returns, Virtual Prayer Rally, Food Drive (Pastoral Emphasis for 5/17)

With our theme of Being a House of Prayer, we're having a pastoral prayer every Sunday. We'll have a different topic to pray for each month led by an elder. May's prayer topic is Discipleship (our walk with Jesus and making disciples). Today, Elder Bobby Dunn read 1 Corinthians 3:5-15 and led us in prayer for people who are God’s fellow workers.
We're going to take a break from James for the next couple of weeks. Lord willing, we'll finish up James in June. Next Sunday, we're back to having our 4th Sunday Youth Service.
If you attended yesterday's Theological Seminar on "Dating Backwards", you know it was incredible! If you missed it, I encourage you to watch it here.
Our next Virtual Prayer Rally will be on Tuesday, May 19th, at 7:00pm on WebEx. If you cannot attend, please submit your prayer request online.
We're currently doing a food drive to help students and families impacted by the pandemic. The drive will run through May 30. Please drop of…

Happy Mother's Day, Dating Backwards, Food Drive (Pastoral Emphasis for 5/10)

With our theme of Being a House of Prayer, we're having a pastoral prayer every Sunday. We'll have a different topic to pray for each month led by an elder. May's prayer topic is Discipleship (our walk with Jesus and making disciples). Today, Elder Bobby Dunn read Galatians 3:1-5 and 1 Cor 12:1-11 and led us in prayerful dependence on the Spirit of God.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and spiritual moms. We thank God for you. But we should also recognize that today can be hard for those who have lost their mothers, those moms who have lost children, and those who desire to be moms but it has not happened.  May God comfort and strengthen you on what can be a difficult day.  Also, I want to remind all women that your identity is not found in motherhood but in Jesus Christ. Being a mother is not what gives you worth. Being a "super-mom" is not what gives you worth. It's having a relationship with Jesus that brings worth.



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May's Prayer Topic of Discipleship, Children's Church Lessons, Census (Pastoral Emphasis for 5/3)

With our theme of Being a House of Prayer, we're having a pastoral prayer every Sunday. We'll have a different topic to pray for each month led by an elder. May's prayer topic is Discipleship (our walk with Jesus and making disciples). Today, Elder Bobby Dunn read John 8:31-32 and 1 Peter 1:22-2:3 and led us in prayer for the proclamation of the Word of God.

We have a Home Study Guide available for today's sermon. So whether you're single, have a roommate, or a family, sit down with guide to review and apply the sermon.

Parents, our Children's Church teachers are starting to provide lessons and content that you can share with your kids.

I would like to encourage everyone to complete the Census. NC, in particular, has a very low return rate. If you've already filled it out, encourage others to do so. If you need help, reach out to us. We have a team that would love to assist you.

Fear Not, Church Family Meeting, Make Disciples When You Can't "Go" (Pastoral Emphasis for 4/26)

With our theme of Being a House of Prayer, we're going to have a pastoral prayer every Sunday. We'll have a different topic to pray for each month led by an elder. April's prayer topic is "the lost". Today, Elder Wayne Bullock read Psalm 146 and led us in prayer for the lost especially those who might be deceived into thinking they are saved.



Minister Matt Darby brought a powerful word today on the topic "Fear Not In Times of Trouble" from Isaiah 41:10,13-14.



Next Sunday, we're back in the book of James for our series The Gospel & Works.

We had our church family meeting today.  Please be in prayer for the following people who are experiencing bereavement:
Sis. Minnie Liverman lost her brother recently due to COVID-19. He was the uncle of Sis. Betty Liverman, Theresa Vinson, and Debra Liverman. Sis. Peggy Credle lost a first cousin (not related to COVID-19). Former member, Bro. Cleveland Rich passed away (not related to COVID-19). He formerly serv…

Church Family Meeting, Come Through Jesus & Increase My Faith (Pastoral Emphasis for 4/19)

With our theme of Being a House of Prayer, we're going to have a pastoral prayer every Sunday. We'll have a different topic to pray for each month led by an elder. April's prayer topic is "the lost". Today, Elder Wayne Bullock read Acts 2:42-47 and led us in prayer for the lost in our city, Cary, our region, Raleigh-Durham, and our state, North Carolina.

Next Sunday, we will have our church family meeting for members after our service at 11:30 am. We will give you an update on the first quarter as well as how we want to continue moving forward while we're in this pandemic. The meeting will be on WebEx. We'll be sending out information this week on how to connect to the video conference.


Today, Evangelist Tayon Dancy brought us a sermon from Luke 24:13-35 entitled "Come Through Jesus and Increase My Faith".  Just as the two men who were on the road to Emmaus did not recognize Jesus, we often cannot see God when we're suffering. But God recogn…

The Peace of the Resurrection, Praying for the Lost in America (Pastoral Emphasis for 4/12)

It's Easter!  Most of us are disappointed that we cannot physically gather at the church to celebrate Easter this year.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all self-quarantining at home. Many people are anxious, afraid, and confused because they don't know what tomorrow will bring. But we're not the first people to experience this.  On the first Easter Sunday, the disciples were self-quarantining at home.  They locked themselves inside a house.  They were afraid of the Jews and confused about the future.  But Jesus showed up miraculously after having risen from the dead!  Jesus spoke peace to them as He continues to do so to us.

The risen Christ should give us peace.  Since Jesus defeated death, those of us who know Him have no reason to fear.  Death is our greatest enemy.  But Jesus defeated death by rising from the dead.

Don't miss the fact that the news of the resurrection was first celebrated in a house, not a church building!  So we can rejoice right in our home…