On Sunday Nov. 10th, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the dedication of our building on Jennings Avenue! Click the link for more details and to check out our anniversary celebration video!
Go ahead and admit it. You’re still afraid of the dark. It’s supposedly a “childhood” fear, but for many people, it never fully goes away. In fact, a recent British survey reported that “4 out of 10 people are frightened when walking around the house with the lights off.” If those numbers are reflective of American trends on the subject, that means that about 125 million people in our nation have some sort of fear of the dark. What is it about the darkness that makes us afraid (or at least a little nervous)? Is it the unknown? Is it the loss of control we feel due to the loss of sight to engage the world? Is it the endless stream of suspense and horror movies that encourage us to believe that there’s probably a monster in a dark corner somewhere?
The contrast of darkness and light was a theme in Scripture long before horror movies and electricity. Darkness gets associated with the things opposed to God. People “walk in darkness” and have “darkened” hearts. During the plagues of the Exodus, darkness settles over the land. The same thing happens when Jesus is crucified. But, light gets associated with the things of God. We are called to “walk in the light.” In fact, light gets associated with God Himself!
We’ll be looking at these themes of darkness and light during our Advent sermon series: Walk in the Light. We will look at the promises of the Old Testament that proclaim how the Messiah will bring light and chase away darkness. And, we’ll see how the promise of an “everlasting light” found it’s fulfillment in Jesus Christ, the Light of the World. It is because of the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus that we can accept God’s invitation to stop stumbling in the darkness and instead Walk in the Light. Please make plans to join us each Sunday morning in December!
Our Youth Basketball League registration is now open! All children in grades K-6 can join us, no matter their level of experience. Take advantage of early registration rates by completing a registration form today and dropping it off at our church office. If you have any questions that are not answered in on the registration form, please call the church office and ask to speak with our Youth & Sports Ministry Director, Mike Barnes. We’re looking forward to a great season of developing basketball skills and Christ-like character in our children!