Unexpected–that’s what I’d say about the choice of heaven to announce first to shepherds that Jesus had come. Unexpected–Jesus’ birth, in contrast to the emperor of the time–Caesar Augustus–is the true Savior, the true God. Unexpected–while those with the wealth and the power in Rome may be initially said that “a new order for the ages” had come with Caesar … Read More
Each December since 2012, we have conducted a special offering in the middle of December called the “Christmas Offering” where we have focused on a number of items both internally and externally. 2014 is no exception! We will be receiving this offering on Sunday, December 14! This year’s goals are fairly straightforward. With a total of $65,000, we will be … Read More
First Assembly Community Ministries’ mission is “To create a community where waves of people are transformed by the love of God.” Today, I challenged the congregation to “make waves” in the coming year. That is, unleash the overwhelming potential of the Church and the gospel in our lives. Check out the message below to dwell a little longer on how … Read More
This is the third of four messages on The Spirit of Christmas! This week, we looked at the aspect of generosity that comes through so powerfully this time of year. Watch the video below for great music and the message starting around 30 minutes into the video.
On Sunday, December 15th, we’re inviting everyone connected to First Assembly Community Ministries to participate in our annual Christmas Offering. This is the time of year where we put feet to our faith – where we show our community the love of Jesus. The idea here is that as we buy gifts for other people, we want our largest, most extravagant gift to go … Read More