Pastor Cary's Thoughts

February 2015

Feb 24

New Member Orientation...WOW!

Sunday it was announced Grace would be having a New Member's Orientation. It was also announced the orientation would be limited to 20 participants. I was not really expecting 20 people to participate, but I knew the event would not go well if more than 20 participated. The announcement was made and the sign up sheet was placed in the lobby. I...
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Feb 19

Grace Helping AIDS Survivors

Each week one of the things we do to worship Christ at Grace is to receive a financial offering to the Lord. We call it "taking up an offering." At some point in the service ushers are called forward, a prayer is prayed, music starts, and the offering plate is passed around. It's so routine you probably got bored reading about it, but...
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Feb 18

God and Change

I read a daily devotional entitled Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young. Maybe you have heard of it or read it too? The other day when I read it, God used it to speak to me about all the change that is taking place in my life, my family's lives and in my church family. I hope it encourages you as it did me. The...
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Feb 13

Keeping You Informed

I don't really like surprises. You know...the kind that throw you for a loop. Since I don't like being the last person to know, I'm assuming you don't like it either. It is in that spirit that I want to remind you of some changes that will take place in the near future. If you've been around Grace lately, chances are you have already heard what...
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Feb 6

A Snow Shovel Invitation

I've got to share this story with you. I was so encouraged by it and I hope it will do the same for you. A couple of days ago one of church members shared with me something they had done with a few of their neighbors. After one of the heavier snow falls, this person grabbed their snow shovel and went to some of their neighbor's houses to help...
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Feb 3

What Every Human Should Know

It is completely unrealistic to believe we are entitled to or can create a problem free life. Jesus wasn't kidding when he said, "In this world you will have trouble." In spite of this reality, we build a "house of cards" life expecting it to survive hurricane winds. We shore up our house with "a good education" or...
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