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Worry and the Unknown

What do you worry about?  What occupies your thoughts and makes your head race in anxiety and stress?  We all worry, we all stress, and it can drive us crazy!  So much in the world is designed to stress us out. From our phones to our family life, to work it can all stress us out!  Over the next few weeks, we will be talking about how we handle worry and the unknown as a people of faith. 

This Sunday we will talk about that most basic element, time. How time presses us and makes everything else feel harder. We will think about the ways we can take control of our time and how God calls us to value the time and the gifts that God has given us. It promises us to be a fun and encouraging Sunday!  See you Sunday at 11!

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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A Supporting Crowd!

As I watch the Olympics it has been strange to see these events with no crowds. We are used to seeing families and friends celebrating in the stadium as people achieve their dreams. This year all of those crowds are back home, but at least we have been able to see them via webcams!  Seeing the families join in the celebration is one of the great joys of the Olympic games. 

This Sunday’s service we will talk about the great cloud of witnesses that celebrate and support all of us as we seek to grow and achieve in our faith. All of us have a community that supports us and we have the chance to support others in amazing ways. Join us Sunday as we imagine how we can be a community that lifts each other up in every day of our lives!  See you Sunday at 11!

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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Training in Godliness…

The Olympics have been so much fun so far!  In the wins and losses, it is the stories of real lives that speak to us the most. The training these athletes go through is truly amazing. In Timothy, Paul speaks about the training we are to go through as Christians. We are to train in Godliness and that is a hard thing to do!  What does training in Godliness look like, how often should we do it, why does it matter?  Join us Sunday as we strap on our training shoes and get to work!  See you Sunday at 11!

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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The Olympics at First Grand!

This Friday the Olympics begin in Tokyo!  It is always an exciting celebration of athletics, diversity, and international cooperation. Over many years I have loved learning about new sports, following some sports I love, and in general, being obsessed for two weeks. This year First Grand is challenging all of you to help us raise supplies for nonprofits and we are making it a competition!  Each week we will se which of our four worship services can raise the most for the nonprofit that week. This week it is water bottles for Grand Prairie Homeless Outreach Organization. As the temperatures rise our homeless neighbors are at risk for heat stroke and dehydration more than ever!  Help us support them and share the love by bringing water bottles to church this Sunday. See you Sunday at 11!

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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Joy in our Faith!

What does joy mean to you?  Is joy something you feel regularlly or ever?  As Christians joy has been promised to be a part of our lives, but far too often we do not allow ourselves to expereince joy!  Joy is something that can be a part of our daily lives if we follow the example of King David and the call of Jesus. In both models, we see people who experienced joy all the time. 

This is the last week for our series on Life, Laughter, and Faith. We will be digging into the quirky and fun sitcom, Parks and Recreation. The main character Leslie Knope is known for her infectious joy and that joy can be yours too!  Join us Sunday for joyful worship and a hopeful message, see you Sunday at 11!

Grace and Peace,
Travis