Epiphanies of the Heart

January 6 is recognized as Epiphany.  On this day we remember the visit of the Wise Men (Magi) to the the baby Jesus as they offered their gifts of gold,  frankincense, and myrrh.  One of the most recognizables symbols of Epiphany was the star.  It was through the star that God revealed the birth of […]

Mission Trip to Newtown Interview

Chloe the Comfort Dog along with 3 handlers returned on Saturday from serving in Newtown, Connecticut. Over the past week the Comfort Dog Ministry has received tremendous media attention. They have been seen on CNN, NBC Nightly News, Anderson Cooper 360, The Today Show, ABC 7 Chicago, among others. They have also been in the […]

Our Response to Evil

Our hearts broke this week as we heard about the terrible news in Newtown, CT.  If there was ever a face of evil, this is it.  It is dark and horrific.  How should we respond?  What should we do?  How do we stand in the face of such evil?  In this message, Pastor Phil share […]

Prepare the Way

It is the 2nd Sunday of Advent.  John the Baptist cries out, “Prepare the way for the Lord!”  But what does that mean?  What does that look like?  In this message Pastor Phil explores what it means for us to prepare the way for the Lord in our own lives and in our Church. The […]

Sleeping Coconuts

John and Bonnie Nystrom work as Bible Translation in Papua New Guinea. In 1998 a deadly Tsunami totally destroyed the village of Arop, where the Nystroms served, and caused massive loss of life. They have written a book about their story called Sleeping Coconuts.  It is the story of their struggle and survival after this […]