Faith sees in the resurrection of Christ not the eternity of heaven, but the future of the very earth on which his cross stands.  It sees in him the future of the very humanity for which he died.  That is why it finds the cross the hope of the earth. ― Jürgen Moltmann, Theology of Hope  

Reflections “The church’s greatest impact may not stem from asking for great things from a few people, but for many small things from a lot of people.  Can you imagine how different our world would be if every Christian personally engaged in some form of outreach or service?”          —Rick Rusaw, The

2017 HCPC Election Process

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2017 HCPC Election Process In the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the Session determines how members will be selected for lay offices.  At the June 26, 2017 meeting, the Session approved changing the election process for the 2017 election.  This year, the Nominating Committee will nominate only enough candidates to fill vacancies.  In accordance with the Confession

Responsive Prayer of the People Leader:  Our God, three in one, hear our prayer.  Continue to bless us that we may be a blessing to others. People:  Keep us strong that we may help the weak. Leader:  Keep us uplifted that we may have words of comfort and encouragement for others. People:  We pray for

The First Prayer in Congress Reverend  Jacob Duché, an Episcopal clergyman, officiated, becoming the first of an unbroken chain of Christian chaplains to open each session of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate in prayer, to this day.   Following is the text of the First Prayer in Congress:  O Lord, our Heavenly

Reflections — Tidbits for Thought Temptation must come, and we do not know what it is until we meet it.  When we do meet it, we must not debate with God, but stand absolutely true to Him no matter what it costs us personally, and we will find that the onslaught will leave us with

Reflections “The great church father Augustine taught that true freedom is not choice or lack of constraint, but being what you are meant to be.  Humans were created in the image of God.  True freedom, then, is not found in moving away from that image but only in living it out.  The closer we conform

Think Pie! We started planning for our pie party to support the Asbury Pie Café at the State Fair. Save the date, Saturday 8/19/17 for the party but more news about that later. There are three opportunities right now to get into the pie mood. Will you have fruit we could use for pies this

Reflections The confidence proper to a Christian is not the confidence of one who claims possession of demonstrable and indubitable knowledge.  It is the confidence of one who has heard and answered the call that comes from the God through whom and for whom all things were made:  “Follow me.”   –Lesslie Newbigin, Proper Confidence: 

  Reflections *posts found on social media @thegospelcoalition:  Religious people obey God to get things.  Gospel people obey God to get God.  —Tim Keller @franklin_graham:  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new!  —2Corinthians 5:17 @leadertreks:  Jesus didn’t come to