Faith in Action’s annual Chili and Soup Cook-off will take place Saturday Feb. 22 beginning at 4:30, at Lake Ridge Church. They are looking for chefs willing to compete with their favorite chili or soup, for a monetary prize, trophy, and most of all, great fame and glory. Please see the bulletin board for [...]
“Do Christians Like Parties?”/I Corinthians 1:10-13, 3:5-9/Matthew 4: 23-25/Rev. Rodger Allen/2-9-2020
First Church . . . was a thriving church; a model church; the church that other churches pointed to saying, “they must be doing something right.” For First Church had had a boom in membership the past few years. It was in an area with lots of new homes being built and lots of people moving in; it attracted all the community and corporate leaders, the so-called “winners” of the area; people were all dressed perfectly, looked good, and smiled at each other all the time. It was the place to be on Sunday morning if you wanted to be regarded as classy and conscientious and cool. First Church had programs appealing to every age group and interest; it had talented and entertaining leaders for all its activities. Everyone was happy with First Church. First Church was doing so well, in fact, that it was outgrowing its building: it was hard to get a seat on Sunday morning, even with two services, and parking was a major headache. Finally the inevitable question had to be faced: is it time to build a bigger church building? […]
NEXT SUNDAY: Many people enjoyed the special “Valentine’s Day Fellowship Time” in the Koinonia Kafe last year, so the Membership and Evangelism Committee will provide that again this year, after worship, on February 9. Special treats and prizes will be part of the fun.
I began serving my first church as minister in 1989. It was a town outside Pittsburgh, PA, so in Pittsburgh Presbytery – southwestern PA. For several years beginning in 1990, the churches and synagogues of Southwestern Pennsylvania were asked to join in a particular kind of worship service on one particular weekend in each January. The theme of that service was “Speak With One Voice Against Racism.” Hundreds of congregations – Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant – devoted their service to that subject, on that weekend. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and other newspapers ran articles and editorials on the campaign. Worship resources and background information were sent to each participating congregation, by the organizers of the effort. […]
The Annual Congregational Meeting of the Presbyterian Church of Paris will take place Sunday, January 26 at 12:30 p.m. for the purpose of electing officers, receiving the reports of the church organizations, and reviewing the 2020 Budget. The January 26 Congregational Meeting will be preceded by a lunch. Chicken, drinks, and table settings will [...]