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Enough heat?

As I write this it is 28 degrees outside.  I had to defrost my car to take Moses to school, and today is one of the coldest days this season.  On days like today, I think about the people whose heaters don’t work well or those who sleep outside.  I have a hard enough time getting warm in my heated home with my heavy blankets.  If I was outside last night I doubt I would sleep much.  Why is it I have so much and others have so little?  The easy answer that many people have is that I worked hard and earned this, but is that true?  I have been blessed with lots of opportunities others have not had.  One of the struggles of talking about enough is that we can clearly see that some people do not have enough and some people have too much. Why is that and what do we as Christians do about it?  This Sunday we will teach about how the early church handled it and we look at the legacy of great Christian leaders like Dr. King.  I hope you will join us online this week on Facebook Live or Youtube Live on Sunday at 11 am as we continue to ask, what is enough?

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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What is enough?

What a different holiday season.  Many of us missed out on so much, but no matter what life returns to normal.  Here in 2021, we look forward to life returning to normal, but the real question is what will normal look like?  We will be just as busy, just as loaded, just as stressed, or will life change?  Our busy schedules, our full closest of stuff, our loaded work calendar, and so much more stems from the same question.  What is enough?  What is enough stuff in life, what is enough time, what is enough success, what is enough faith, and even the biggest question are we enough?  Over the next few weeks we are digging into this deep question and what a powerful statement of faith it can be to say I have enough.  I hope you will join us online this week on Facebook Live or Youtube Live on Sunday at 11 am. 

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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Christmas Eve at First Grand

Dec 24 @ 2:00 PMJoin us for a “drive-THRU” living nativity.  Start in the youth parking lot for singing, then follow the directions to see Mary, Joseph, and the baby in the manger, to see the shepherds and angel, and to see the wise men. 

Dec 24@ 6:00 PM
You can also join us for a “drive-IN” parking lot service in the youth parking lot. Stay safe and warm in your car and tune your radio to hear the scripture and carols.  Weather permitting, we will get out of our cars to light candles and sing “Silent Night.” 
Both events will be livestreamed.

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Christmas Eve…

It is almost Christmas Day!  During this Advent season of prepreation we have talked about waiting and how God calls us to a time of prayerful waiting.  As we get closer and closer to Christmas Day we can see the Christ child coming.  Jesus came to offer us new hope, a hope not based in the rulers and powers of this world but in our savior. On Christmas Eve we will have 2 worship services to help you truly celebrate Christmas. Tomorrow at 2 and 6 pm we will have a truly unique Christmas eve expreince for all of you. I hope you will join us in person (in your car) or on Facebook Live or Youtube Live!

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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Angels we have heard on high….

When you hear of an angel what image pops into your brain?  Maybe someone beautiful, with blond hair, wings, and a halo?  Despite this image everytime an angel shows up in the Bible the angel has to tell the person do not be afraid! This Sunday we get closer to Christmas day as we hear the story of the angel telling Mary of who Jesus is.  It is an amazing story that calls us to dig deeper into our faith.  The music and heart of the season still shines even in these crazy times. I hope you will join us on either Facebook Live or Youtube Live. Join us Sunday at 11 am!

Grace and Peace,
Travis