Church Blog

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Walk To Emmaus

As you begin the New Year, prayerfully consider attending an Emmaus Walk in 2015! The Emmaus story is found in the Gospel of Luke (24: 13-35). It’s an awesome story of two disciples or friends walking along the road sharing their hearts’ deepest concerns about the death of Christ. An unknown stranger comes along who […]

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, Oh my!

All of us remember with fondness Dorothy’s walk through the forest on the yellow brick road. Accompanied by her two new friends, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow, and her faithful dog, Toto, the group encounters a lion. They are all terrified of course! Lions are known as the king of the beasts for a […]

Come to the Table

Over the past six months (or more) we’ve heard a lot about dis-unity, and division, in the church and our culture; racial, and ethnic tensions are on the rise; theological and political differences polarize. We have lost the ability to talk to one another in a way that sees the “other” as a blessed child […]

Job Search Focus Group: Hope, Help & Healing for the Unemployed

Unemployment is tough…it’s an emotional roller coaster …it harms self-esteem…it’s confusing and frustrating. It’s also a time for self-discovery – for resurrecting dreams – for finding Purposeful Employment. Advice – Accountability – Achievement As the largest, longest running job search support group in America, JSFG provides weekly advice, resources, connections to employers, and a positive […]

The Parlor Group

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. Most 12-Step meetings start or end with the Serenity Prayer. Learning to ACCEPT myself for whom I was/am and to ACCEPT “people, places and things exactly as they […]

Favorite Questions from Toddlers

If you have ever had a conversation of more than three minutes with a four-year old you have probably heard some interesting questions: Why do we have snow? Do cats and dogs go to heaven? How big is the ocean? Where does God live? Toddlers, of course, are not the only ones asking questions! The […]

Stephen Ministry

Very soon after my husband Neil and I became members of this church, I learned about a ministry in which lay people could be trained to provide a warm space for listening to and caring for another person during a time of personal crisis or upheaval. That program, called Stephen Ministry, appealed to me for […]

A Little History of Epiphany

Epiphany (Greek) means “manifestation” or “striking appearance.” Theophany (Ancient Greek) means a “vision of God.” Epiphany is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. In Western Christianity, the feast commemorates principally (but not solely) the visit of the Magi to the Christ child, […]

Madisonville Education and Assistance Center

MEAC provides vital assistance to people who reside in Madisonville (45227 zip code) and surrounding communities (45226, 45208, 45209 zip codes). Through the support of our sponsors, donors and volunteers, MEAC offers a variety of programs focused on families and individuals within our service area. MEAC has numerous programming set up to meet the needs […]