Celebrating 81 Years Of Ministry
To God Be The Glory
Our Mission Statement: "We exist to glorify God
by bringing people to Christ and helping one another
become more like Christ".
Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
Our new Pastor, Justin Ratliff, has begun his ministry.
Please join us for this new chapter in our life.
Our Music Minister, Leland Parks, leads us in uplifting praise and worship each Sunday at 10:45 AM.
Third Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM - The Food Pantry
and Clothes Closet are open to all who are in need. The next
opportunity is October 19th.
Several years ago, I was playing a round of disc golf at a local park in the evening time. Shawna was working the evening shift at a hospital. I went to play a round that evening by myself, but once I got there, I met a guy who was going to play a round by himself. We decided to play the round together, his name was Zack. As we played the round, we had a good surface level conversation, but, nothing super deep. We finished the round, and by that time it had gotten dark outside, I believe it was after 8 pm. We were parked next to each other, so we were both walking in the same direction. I said it was nice meeting you, and as I went to unlock my car, I realize I had locked my keys and my phone in my car. I said, “oh man” and Zack heard me and asked what was wrong. I told him that I had locked my keys and phone in my car. The hospital that Shawna was working at was not super far away from where we were playing. I had mentioned that in our conversation while we were playing the round. Zack offered to give me a ride to where Shawna worked so I could get her key to my car. I was so very thankful for his kindness. You see, one thing I didn’t tell Zack, was that Shawna and I didn’t have very much in our bank account at that moment, and I didn’t have the money to pay a locksmith especially during the night time hours. He took me to get the extra key, I thanked him and never saw Zack again. Something like three years went by and I got a call from a guy that I played disc golf with occasionally. He wasn’t really a believer, but he knew I was, so he had called me to tell me about a fellow disc golfer that had passed away suddenly. He told me his name was Zack. Now to be honest, I am not good at remembering names. I never forget a face, but names I struggle with, especially if I meet someone and don’t see them after for a long time. So, when Zack’s name was mentioned, I didn’t remember the name. This guy told me that a few guys were going to meet up and play a memorial type round, and he asked me if I would come and say a few words before the round started. I told him I would. Before we got off the phone, he told me that I could still go on Zack’s face book page if I wanted to see what he looked like, so I did. When I saw his picture, I realized I knew exactly who Zack was. He was the same Zack that gave me a ride to get Shawna’s key to my car three years earlier. So, in the words I said before Zack’s memorial round, I was able to tell my story about him. Some of the other guys there told similar stories because that was the kind of man Zack was. When I met Zack that day, we didn’t go into a deep conversation about faith, he did mention he attended a Catholic church in the area, and He was believer in Jesus Christ. The pastor at the church Shawna, Aubrey and I came from always talked about what he calls “rub off”. In a sense, what we leave with people after we interact with them. This is important to think about as believers, because as I said in the sermon about leaving a legacy, we leave one with others whether we think about that or not. As followers of Jesus, we should leave a Christ like impression with the people we interact with. That’s what should rub off of us. The Apostle Paul wrote this in a letter to the church in Philippi. Philippians 2:1-5 “Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from His Love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interest, but take interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had”. Amen! I encourage all of us, including myself, to be intentional about rubbing off Jesus Christ on all the people we interact with. As I always say, “don’t waste the moment!”