A Word From The Pastor

The Poplar Point Camp Newsletter Summer 2017

The Poplar Point Camp Newsletter Summer 2017 “In the course of kids asking me questions about bananas and my first job, he asked if my parents were divorced and then told everyone his parents were getting divorced. Tears filled his eyes and I told him we would...

WHERE SHOULD WE GO

WHERE SHOULD WE GO? As we approached Fairfield, Texas, I realized that I did not have Robert’s address.  Well, I had it but it was hidden in the secret places of my Smart Phone and I could not access it.  When I tried to turn it on, it just had a blank look on its...

CHURCH ON A CAMEL

CHURCH ON A CAMEL A non-believer in Somalia described Christianity as a religion where people pray once a week inside a special building, with one man standing in front talking to God and everyone else hanging their heads and looking like they are asleep.  He...

TRAINING LEADERS

TRAINING LEADERS It was a small struggling church in the village of San Pedro in state of Oaxaca in Mexico.  As with all the villages in the area, San Pedro (its Spanish name) also had an Indian name, Yaneri.  The people were known  to be contentious in...

THE SEEDS OF OUR NATION

THE SEEDS OF OUR NATION A seed can germinate only if it is nourished by water.  The seed of our nation was watered by prayer.  An example is this appeal that came from a session of the Continental Congress on June 12, 1775:    “This...

BROKEN SEASHELLS

BROKEN SEASHELLS by Shonda Bush Yesterday, John, Anna and I spent the afternoon enjoying the beach. We played in the water, built a sand castle, and walked alongside the surf. While we were there, we collected seashells to use in our castle creation. As John and I...

REFLECTIONS FROM THE CHOIR TOUR

REFLECTIONS FROM THE CHOIR TOUR Each Monday evening during the school year the Bay County Christian Youth Choir (BCCYC) uses our church facility to prepare for their Christmas concerts and the songs that they will sing on their summer tour. Nevin and Gigi Zimmerman...

THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART

“That bracelet, please, do get for me, and nothing else I’ll want, you’ll see.” “That monster truck that’s in the store will make me happy, nothing more.” “The new Nintendo game that’s out is what I want without a doubt.” “The latest upgrade  I do need.  This old...

THE DUST STORM

THE DUST STORM On March 19, 2003, a fighter plane began its mission over southern Iraq to patrol “the no-fly zone.”  Suddenly, the pilot changed his course and flew straight toward Bagdad.  He was given specific coordinates on a special target.  Quickly he delivered...

WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR THE PASTOR

WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR THE PASTOR I’ve been asked “Pastor, what can I do to help you?”  After thinking and praying about it here is an idea:  tell your story.  Each week I try to write a bulletin article that is informative or humorous, encouraging or inspiring, and...