Given a recent increase in infection rates throughout Seminole County, we have suspended all in-person worship and ministry gatherings until further notice. 

Likewise, our church office will be open by appointment only. 

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Alive Summer: Letter to Parents and Teens

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Just when you thought Summer was cancelled, Alive is making a comeback!...

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What is Juneteenth?

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Today, June 19th is a special day in America. Unfortunately, not every American is familiar with what this date represents. "Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. It is recognized on June 19th every year. In Texas, where it is a state holiday, slaves learned of the Emancipation Proclamation on June 19, 1865, two and a half years a...

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A Time To Listen...

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We can all agree that 2020 is a year that will mark the history of the world. From the Australian fires to the tragic passing of the beloved NBA star Kobe Bryant, to a global pandemic; this year has been one for the books, literally. In the last few weeks, we have found ourselves in a new season of turmoil fueled by the senseless murder of George Floyd in the streets of ...

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Online Communion Guide

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Some of the sweetest times for small groups/gatherings or families are when they can participate in the Lord’s Supper together. The Bible stresses the importance of unity in Communion, which is why taking Communion with those you do life with on a regular basis can be powerful....

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Caregiver Guilt

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I was inspired by Arden Kohout’s excellent article on Mom Guilt. I remember those days. I didn’t raise my four children during a pandemic, but still there was plenty of guilt, frustration and feelings of failure – some real and some imagined....

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Resources for better listening to sermons

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Have you ever had a hard time remembering specifics from the Sunday morning sermon only a few hours after service? It's embarrassing but I know, I've been there myself. It's so easy to listen and even be encouraged in the moment but forget what I heard as I go about my day and week. It reminds me of one of the most challenging verses I know in scripture, James 1:22-25: "...

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Encouragement from a Physician

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Metro Family, Greetings. I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. I want to update you on some thoughts from where I sit as a physician and as a brother. First, as the great prophet Danny Jones has said, "Church, no freak-out!" The national and state curves are bending in the right direction. As I shared in a previous post, the resources from Johns Hopkins and th...

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Government is God's Idea

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Government is God's idea. By John Stemberger Therefore, our starting place to think Biblically about civil government is that it is inherently good. Government is good, because, like the family and the church, the government was also an institution ordained and designed by God, intended for our good. It is trendy today to have a low-grade hatred or an automatic disresp...

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Showing Grace to Essential Employees

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It is amazing how much life has changed in such a short period of time. Many of us may have lost jobs, been forced to reschedule plans until further notice, and don't know what the next steps for schooling are going to be. We have heard countless stories of the people who are facing the virus and its patients head on, but what about the other people who are still working i...

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Redeeming Our Time

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Redeeming our Time I don't think I have to start with an explanation of how weird the last few weeks have been. It is safe to say that what we are experiencing these days is unprecedented not only in the impact it has already had around the globe, but in the far reaching consequences that will come from it in the months and years to come. I have to say, I vastly underesti...

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