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The Federated Church
November 10, 2019

The Run-Flat Church

The church has its sights on far loftier goals: nothing less than the restoration of creation, fair provision and God’s justice for all people, and the attainment of real and lasting peace. Such goals oblige us to remember that we are personally and corporately works-in-progress; to drive together in the carpool lane; to avoid spiritual […]

November 3, 2019

Thoughts and Prayers

The problems of this world are not part of God’s vision and they are not our ultimate reality, but until God’s promised Kingdom comes, our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims and squarely rooted in God’s love and grace and mercy.

October 27, 2019

I Can Christian Today

So, maybe it would be better to shut our mouths and open our hands to show the love and grace and mercy of Christ reaching out to a fallen world. Christ calls us to be people who say, “I can follow Jesus today. I can Christian today.” We don’t need more squabbling Christians in the […]

October 20, 2019

FOCUS: Strategic Faith Development

FOCUS: Strategic Faith Development

Strategic Faith Development is also one of our FOCUS goals over the next two years. We believe it is important to dedicate ourselves to God’s ways, seek God’s guidance, in order to lead a purposeful and purpose-filled life. Our Strategic Faith Development goals are: • 20 new kids in Sunday School • 20 new kids […]

October 13, 2019

FOCUS: Unconditional Hospitality

FOCUS: Unconditional Hospitality

As we focus on our discipleship, we intend to offer unconditional hospitality throughout this community. You can show Federated Church’s unconditional hospitality by: • Welcoming everyone into our worship and fellowship; • Encouraging your neighbors to become members of our faith family; • Inviting inactive members to re-engage with us; • Turning up at workdays […]

October 6, 2019

FOCUS: Courageous Mission & Service

FOCUS: Courageous Mission & Service

As part of our FOCUS campaign, we want you to become greater influencers for Jesus. Be courageous in your mission and service to your neighbors. Tell them what Jesus means to you. Let them see in you the peace of Christ which passes all understanding, the peace of God which heals, the peace of the […]

September 29, 2019

FOCUS: Open-Hearted Generosity

FOCUS: Open-Hearted Generosity

The writer of Proverbs reminds us that the one who gives freely grow all the richer (11:24). The apostle Paul tells us that each of us must decide in our heart what to give, and then to give it cheerfully (2 Corinthians 9:7). Being generous is easy when we consider that all we have is […]

September 22, 2019

FOCUS: Faithful Worship

FOCUS: Faithful Worship

Worship, Word, Witness, and With-ness will be our FOCUS as disciples of Christ. As we FOCUS on our discipleship, we will “follow one course until successful.” To improve the faithfulness of our worship life we’ve set three goals: • We will offer 20 new worship opportunities over the next twenty months. They may be on […]

September 15, 2019

How Do You Spell “Koinonia”?

A challenge for Christian congregations today is to be committed to koinonia. Not indifferent or halfhearted in the mission and ministries of the church, but fully invested in generous giving, rich fellowship, and spiritual communion. This is how we remain connected to God and to each other, sharing the Christian faith through good deeds and […]

September 8, 2019

You Are Needed!

You Are Needed!

Paul is writing about how we should want to live when we recognize the great love and mercy of God. This is what it means to be a follower of Christ. We don’t have to be “good and acceptable and perfect.” God is. These are the great gifts and mercies of God. In response to […]

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