Why Should I Invite Family & Friends to First Assembly on Christmas Eve?

Robby Bradfordadvent, Christmas Eve, Church life, community outreach, First Assembly Community Ministries, outreach0 Comments

Christmas is a big deal.  We make it a big deal at First Assembly Community Ministries!  The reason is because this is a time when our culture actually celebrates Jesus and the stories of the gospels about him in a variety of shiny and colorful ways. Sometimes believers can get caught up in the way Christmas is celebrated by the … Read More

It’s Christmas–Come Back to Church!

Robby Bradfordadvent, Christmas, Christmas Eve, Church life, family, Indiana, Lafayette, outreach0 Comments

So many people return to church at Christmas time that there’s even a joke about it. One Sunday a man is leaving church, and he says to the minister, “You need to expand your repertoire.  Every time I come here, you’re talking about Jesus being born in a manger.  He must’ve done more than that!” Why do so many people come to church at … Read More

What Should I Expect at a Christmas Eve Service at First Assembly?

Robby Bradfordadvent, Christmas, Church life, First Assembly Community Ministries, outreach0 Comments

It is my honor to invite you to join us for Christmas Eve services at First Assembly Community Ministries at 5PM and 6:30PM on December 24th.  We welcome Christmas by celebrating with carols, communion, and candles.    Your entire family, from great grandparents to young children are welcome to join us for the service, that will last one hour.  We will sing Christmas … Read More

It’s Christmas–Come Back to Church!

Robby Bradfordadvent, Christianity, Christmas, church, Church life, First Assembly Community Ministries, Lafayette0 Comments

So many people return to church at Christmas time that there’s even a joke about it. One Sunday a man is leaving church, and he says to the minister, “You need to expand your repertoire.  Every time I come here, you’re talking about Jesus being born in a manger.  He must’ve done more than that!” Why do so many people come to church … Read More

THE WORST CHRISTMAS EVER–December 2015 Series

Robby Bradfordadvent, Christmas, Church life, First Assembly Community Ministries, Sunday message series1 Comment

We all want Christmas to be perfect. The perfect tree, the perfect gift, the perfect moments spent with those we love, but Christmas is rarely ideal. This year, for three Sundays we’ll focus on what can be learned when Christmas is far from perfect and how God shows himself to be precisely what we need when it all goes wrong. … Read More

What is Advent?

Robby Bradfordadvent, Bible study, Christianity, Christmas, Church life, discipleship, discover, family, First Assembly Community Ministries, incarnation, Jesus Christ, prophecy, spirituality1 Comment

Advent is the season of expectant preparation that involves the four Sundays before Christmas and Christmas Day itself.  Advent literally means “coming”.  It involves reading scripture, prayer, and often the lighting of candles.  This coming Sunday it will begin and we will be encouraging our congregation to begin a period of Bible reading and prayer in a way to mark … Read More

WHY I Observe Advent

Robby Bradfordadvent, Christianity, Christmas, Church life, First Assembly Community Ministries, Jesus Christ, prayer, prophecy, worship0 Comments

For the last few days or so, I have been posting things about Advent. In our home, observing Advent means that we read certain passages of scripture centered on the coming Messiah and the Christmas story each night and take probably 15 minutes or so to listen to those scriptures, light some candles, sing a carol and pray together.  (Many … Read More

DISCOVER CLASS OFFERED WEDNESDAY EVENINGS!

Robby BradfordChurch life, discipleship, discover, First Assembly Community Ministries1 Comment

I’m excited to announce that we will offering the Discover Class on Wednesday evenings at First Assembly! We’re offering the 4-part class from 6:30 to 8:00 on Wednesday nights. that will help people discover more about themselves, their faith and their church.  This will be happening in room 237, but if you don’t know where that is, come into the main … Read More

First Assembly Offers Career and Resource Fair

Robby BradfordAdventure Station, Church life, Community center, community development, Community First, First Assembly Community Ministries, Lafayette, outreach0 Comments

First Assembly CommunityMinistries and the First Assembly Community Center announce “Community First Day” on Wednesday, July 29 from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm at First Assembly‘s campus at 108 Beck Lane. This is a free family-friendly event.  If you are seeking employment, local employers and agencies will be set up for you to meet with on the spot.  Community resources are another focus … Read More