Christian Community

Come and Sit by Me

When nothing is as it should be And everything’s all out-of-wack, Come, take rest, cut yourself slack, Come and sit by me. When you’re tired of making them happy And they won’t look out for you, Come, in peace, stop…

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I love this time of year. Three of my favorite holidays are found in these final months of the calendar year: Halloween, the best holiday, with its opportunity to be a light in the darkness and to remember our mortality;…

My #1 Tip for Spiritual Growth

I’ve been on an adventure to grow as a follower of Jesus for several decades now.   I’ve tried a lot of different ways to continue to grow and become more and more like Jesus, who seemed to captivate everyone…

Serving Together: A Letter from Steve

Serving Together I am so thankful to be a part of Christian Community! This is true for a number of reasons, but most recently I am thankful for everyone’s desire to be a part of the ministry we share. Last…

Flip the Table. Flip the Script. Change the World.

When I was a server at Zio’s, sometimes a group of guests (from now on lovingly referred to as a “table”) would come in and sit at one of my tables, and for no particular reason, they were angry with…

We Are Christian Community

I’ve often wondered what congregations would be called if we named them for what they are. Would “First Christian” be “We Sing Hymns and Only Hymns”? Would “North Baptist” be “Great Children’s Program”? Would “Oak Valley Presbyterian” be “The People…

Would You Like to Come Over?

Yesterday was Superbowl 50. It was a great game if you’re a Denver Broncos fan; not so great if you’re a Carolina Panthers fan. We were planning a watch/hangout party at the Poplar building, but we were unsure about our…

When You *Get* to Go to a Business Meeting

A couple of weeks ago I got to go to our monthly Practical Ministry Team meeting. This is the small group of people who do thrilling stuff like talk about the budget and coordinate communication for events. I’ve been a…

Plans Change. Is that a Good Thing?

My favorite holiday was Saturday. We invited a bunch of people over for a party and trick-or-treating. We made some yummy soup, cleaned the house, and turned on some music. Everything was ready. My nephew got sick, though. He was…

Peace Be With You

Our focus this Sunday was peace. We ventured into the territory of “passing the peace,” which is a greeting and response that goes, “Peace be with you!” “And also with you!” It is a wonderful blessing and prayer all wrapped…