Lord's Day Worship: March 31, 2019

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Sunday Morning:  This coming Lord's Day we will conclude our time in Malachi and in the Minor Prophets.  Our text is Malachi 4:4-6.  We will discuss the "Elijah to come."  Our worship service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Afternoon:  We are working our way through Lord's Day 3 of the Heidelberg Catechism.  Our question this week is "what are the consequences of Adam's Fall?"  Our afternoon service begins at 1:15 p.m.

 

Author's Forum with Simonetta Carr: March 1, 2019

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Join us on Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. for our guest author, Simonetta Carr.  Simonetta will be discussing her book, Broken Pieces and the God Who Mends Them: Schizophrenia through a Mother's Eyes. This is a free lecture and open to all who wish to attend.

“When a son, sister, or grandchild begins to behave in unexpected and disturbing ways, family members hope it is simply a phase. For some, it is instead a lifetime illness—schizophrenia. 

The diagnosis of schizophrenia can bring shock, fear, and worry to everyone involved. But in the midst of the numerous challenges, hope doesn’t have to die. 

Simonetta chronicles her experience of caring for a son with schizophrenia, along with all the struggles, questions, and fervent prayer that went with it. But this isn’t one person’s story. She has provided information and wisdom from psychiatrists, pastors, parents, and people who successfully live with schizophrenia, uncovering the gospel in each situation and sharing hard-won insights on how to care and advocate for those we love.”

Simonetta Carr was born in Italy and has lived and worked in different cultures. She worked first as an elementary school teacher and then as a home-schooling mother for many years. The author of a number of books, including the award-winning series Christian Biographies for Young Readers, she writes a regular column, "Cloud of Witnesses," for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, has contributed to newspapers and magazines around the world, and has translated the works of several authors from English into Italian and vice versa. She lives in San Diego with her family, where she is a member and Sunday school teacher at Christ United Reformed Church.

 P&R Publishing, 2019

Congregational Meeting: February 10, 2019

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Sunday, February 10, we will hold our annual congregational meeting in the sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. 

All church members should make plans to be in attendance as we elect new officers, approve our annual budget and discuss church business.  Lane Chaplin, Steve Irons, Ron Ornee, Ed Silva and David Szucs have been nominated to the office of elder. They will replace Jeff Sikkema, Bob Reeves, and Pat Yamada who are rotating off council. We have also nominated Kory Augustus, Thayne DeVorss, Matthew Gevergiz, Dennis Nichols and John Woodward to the office of deacon. They will replace Les Connard, Wes Hoffmaster and Ed Nichols who are rotating off council. If you are not acquainted with these gentlemen we encourage you to take the opportunity to speak with them and get to know them.

Academy class: February 1, 2019

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Join us this Friday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. for our next Academy class.

Dr. Riddlebarger will be giving a lecture entitled, "Thomas Reid and His Common Sense Philosophy" (Part-2).

Thomas Reid (April 10, 1710 – October 7, 1796) is best known as the founder and principal philosopher of “common sense,” or more properly, “Scottish Common Sense Realism” (SCSR).  Reid was highly respected and quite influential in the days of the eighteenth century Scottish Enlightenment, but the popularity of Reid and his common sense philosophy quickly faded in subsequent generations.  Although destined for relative obscurity, Reid’s influence did remain strong in several quarters.  Of late, there has been a Reidian resurgence of sorts, reflected in several volumes about Reid’s philosophy, the publication of a new critical edition of his works (by the University of Edinburgh), and through favorable treatment by so-called “Reformed Epistemologists,” Alvin Plantinga and Nicholas Wolterstorff. Kim Riddlebarger