Why the VBS Clinic is a Good Thing

Why the VBS Clinic is a Good Thing

Tomorrow night, we'll head to FBC Brownstown to attend our local association's VBS Clinic. Pastor Chris will teach a class on follow up and involving the whole church in VBS, and Nancy Hill will teach a class on teaching third and fourth graders. There will be many other breakout sessions to choose from, ranging from leading the music to leading children to Christ. Plus, everyone who comes gets to sample the snacks! But the VBS Clinic is about more than just learning the songs and tasting the treats. The VBS Clinic is even about more…continue reading →
We’re Celebrating April Birthdays!

We’re Celebrating April Birthdays!

After a brief worship service tomorrow night, we'll be celebrating birthdays that fall in the month of April. We'll have cake, ice cream, coffee punch, and a lot of laughs. All are welcome! We do this because we're a family. The church is the family of God. When we believed in Christ, we became "children of God" (John 1:12). We're of "the household of faith" (Galatians 6:10) and "the household of God" (Ephesians 2:19). And Jesus said, "whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother" (Mark 3:35).…continue reading →
Churches in Nokomis, IL

Churches in Nokomis, IL

We're not the only church in Nokomis, and I'm glad that's the case. There's quite a bit of diversity among the churches in and around Nokomis. There are formal churches, and informal ones. There are some that strive for a high degree of excellence, and others that seem more like a family, complete with warts and dirty laundry. And I wouldn't have it any other way. It takes all kinds of churches to reach all kinds of people. While we mean it that all are welcome to our church, we also realize that some will feel…continue reading →
It’s not such a beautiful day…

It’s not such a beautiful day…

Just yesterday, I wrote about how it was a beautiful day in Nokomis. And today, in terms of the weather, was even more beautiful. The kids spent a good chunk of time playing outside. And I didn't even have to bribe them with more "screen time" in order for them to go outside and take advantage of this weather. It was that nice out. But then everything fell apart. Without going into too many of the details, I'll just say that my evening was less than ideal. Among other delightful surprises, it was…continue reading →