ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR ONLINE FOLKS
10/16 During the current mid-week series, "The End Times in the Headlines," the online stream will be from the Virtual Church LIVE page, not the Fellowship Room page. This series is more of a teaching than the normal around-the-table conversation, so we are using the pulpit and the Virtual Church set up. We will return to using the Fellowship Room set up after the close of this series.
10/9 Apologies for the delay in posting the last 2 Bible Study videos. They are now available in the archive as normally expected.
10/1 SCHEDULE CHANGE: Pastor Appreciation Day will now be held on Sunday 10/24, instead of 10/17 as originally planned. Something we have planned on that day required us to move it by a week. Please join us in person (if you can) or online to honor Pastor Hamby on this day for all that she has done for our congregation!
9/1 Due to the the Flash Flood Warning as a result of the hurricane's intrusion into the area, we are cancelling tonight's Bible Study. Stay safe at home -- we will resume our Wednesday night Bible Studies next week at 7 PM.
7/26 Join us as we start reading through the Book of Matthew! Pastor asks that we read a chapter a day, paying special attention to the miracles and to the words of Jesus. It will be a blessing and encouragement to us all!
7/18 We will hold a church clean-up on Friday and Saturday September 17 & 18. If you are local during those days, please consider coming in to help clean and re-organize various parts of the church.
6/19 Last Sunday, June 13, was the first time we've ever had a guest preacher join us via the Internet! Pastor Greg Young of the Chosen Generation Radio program delivered a stirring testimony from the studio in his home in Texas, while being present virtually on the screens in the sanctuary! If you missed it, see the video in the archives. In addition, this opens up the possibility of more remote special speakers in the future, which is very exciting!
5/2 We had some bandwidth issues during the service today which degraded the video quality for about 5 minutes during our livestream. We have replaced the copy of the service in the archives with our local copy, which has no issues. You can see the improved copy of the service here.
4/18 This week, Pastor suggests we all read the book of Philippians, which is just 4 chapters. We are also beginning to study the book of Galatians on Wednesday evenings.
4/4 Happy Resurrection Sunday! It may not have been evident on the livestream, but we have two new TV screens in the sanctuary to eventually replace the old projector and screen we have used for many years. We are still working out the kinks, but praise God, they were up and working today! If you are in the area, we hope you will drop by some Sunday and check them out!
3/10 Last minute scheduling issues caused the cancelling of the Bible Study for this week.
3/7 We had technical problems at the beginning of the service. We had a stream up, but had no sound or video to put on it. By the grace of God, we got things working again around the time of the offering. The video from this week starts there and includes the entire sermon.
3/4 The Bible Study from Feb 24 was finally uploaded into the Sermons Archive, as well as the Bible Study from March 3. Apologies for the delay.
1/12 We are celebrating 7 years of streaming online! Can you believe it? 7 years ago we began streaming and almost all the recordings can be reviewed in the Sermons page! The first 6 years were lower quality, but as the Covid restrictions descended, we upgraded to a 720p video with much clearer audio! Check out years of sermons and worship on our Sermons page.
1/3 We are reading the Book of Acts in January as a church. We are reading sequentially starting with Acts chapter 1 on Monday January 4. Pastor is asking that we read one chapter a day. If you want to read more, by all means, read more! But let's read the Book of Acts together at the start of this year!
1/2 As we have done for several years, we will have a congregational fast this month. Join us January 11 through January 31 as we lay down something in a fast before the Lord. For some, it might be a Daniel Fast (no meats, no sweets). For others, it might be one meal a day. Or two. Or television. Or social media. You decide. Whatever it is, use the time freed up to read the Word and pray. Focus on growing closer to the Lord in the year ahead!
1/1/2021 We wish you all a Happy New Year!
12/23 Our Wednesday evening Bible Studies are on hiatus until February 3 due to the Christmas and winter schedules of many of our congregants. Join us again in February, either online in the Fellowship Room, or in-person in the sanctuary at church.
12/5 The Thanksgiving Project is complete! See the results on the Archive page and share it with your friends on social media!
11/29 Change of plan on the Christmas Banquet: given the restrictions on gatherings for Montgomery County and the concerns of our congregants, we are not having a banquet this year. However, on Sunday 12/6, we will still have fun after the service. There will be giveaways, prizes, singing, and more! Join us on 12/6!
11/19 If you want to submit your statement of thanks to the Thanksgiving Project, you can either put it in the Chat Box during the live service and mark it "My thanksgiving:" or send an email to email@example.com . Keep them short if you can (one sentence is great). If you have a lot to be thankful for, submit more than one! You can choose to include your name in the text or just leave it as is; your choice.
11/19 We are happy to announce that copies of the bulletin are now available to our online visitors. They can be found on this page (below), as well as the Virtual Church Live page.
11/11 Bible Study was cancelled due to the bandwidth issue (we expected several people to join online that evening), so there is no video in the archives.
11/08 We ran into bandwidth problems with our Internet Service Provider. As a result, people trying to watch online didn't get an acceptable stream to watch. During the week, we contacted Comcast and the problem was corrected. Our service on 11/15 streamed without a hitch, so if you were put off by the problems, fear not; they've been remedied! We did manage to record Pastor's sermon locally, and we uploaded it to the archives.
11/04 We forgot to post the video for the Bible Study in the archives. Sorry about that. It was posted on 11/19.