Virtual Worship

With the coronavirus, we have entered a type of twilight zone. All of our routines and practices have been drastically altered. Thankfully, God is using this crisis to get all of us to think of new ways to preach and teach God’s Word and how to be community while being apart. We have been on

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Reasonable Worship

We are all being impacted by the corona virus. Schools are being closed, visitation to hospitals is being restricted, the stock market has gone crazy, and many churches are closing their doors. What is sad is that people have panicked with their purchases and stores have rows of empty shelves of basic necessities. There are

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Sleep In Heavenly Peace

Today we had the joy of learning more about the organization called Sleep in Heavenly Peace. There is chapter in Knoxville and we are going to partner with them to build beds to distribute to families in our county. Their motto is “No Child Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town.” Statistics tell us that

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A New Decade

This Sunday I will give my State of the Church Address. I have made such a report almost every year where I have been pastor going back to the 1980’s. It is good to think about where a church has been and where it needs to go. What is most important is to realize that

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Looking Back

Nine years ago, our Worship Center was just being completed. We did not have our first service in the building until April 17, 2011 because we had furniture to buy, and finish work inside by volunteers required many work days. Looking back, we can see how God has blessed us as we were faithful to

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Busy Time for our Family

October has been a busy month for the Frick family. On October 5, our younger son John got married to Ashley Reid, giving us not only a new daughter-in-law but two delightful grandchildren, Grace and Jackson. I was honored to preside over the ceremony held at the chapel at Callaway Gardens. We were thankful that

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September Is Here!

Our family had a special weekend with Nathan, Amber, Reese, and Zella. They flew home from overseas for a three month furlough. During this time they will be visiting with family, resting, and speaking in churches. We are thankful for the support that our denomination gives to its overseas workers. It is amazing the financial

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School Year Gears Up!

It used to be that church activities slowed down in the summer. This year has been an exception. We have gone from VBS into Journey Camp and now we gear up for a brand new school year. Last week we had a Back-to-School Bash. It was a lot of fun. Around 55 children, youth, and

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2019 VBS

Our Vacation Bible School was a great time of sharing with the children and youth of our community great Bible truths. We learned about faith, boldness, compassion, thankfulness, and hope through the stories of Daniel, Queen Esther, the Good Samaritan, the Healing of the Lepers, and the Road to Emmaus. Our teachers and workers did

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Sending the Light

A new cell tower went up in the Joyner community last week. Cell coverage in that part of Morgan County has been spotty and now that this new cell tower is up, the calls should be coming in loud and clear. In order to get this tower up, a foundation was built several weeks ago.

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