Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.
From Pastor Kenny Stokes
As an adoptive parent myself, I want to make sure that you are aware of the Empowered to Connect Conference 2015 taking place this weekend at Grace Church, Eden Prairie. The conference will be held Friday & Saturday, September 18 &19, 9am–5pm.
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.—Psalm 139:13–16
This Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Seminar was presented at the Downtown Campus on November 1, 2014, by Barb Clark for those wanting to learn approaches to more effectively parent, teach, or mentor a child (or adult) living with FASD.
Is your child struggling with impulsive behaviors? Does your child not seem to learn from consequences? Are typical parenting techniques not working? Your child could be living with neurological differences associated with FASD.
We recently recognized Orphan Sunday (and Saturday!). I had compiled a list of orphan care resources as information and encouragement for all of us. I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I was struck by a number of things in the process.
During our Sanctity of Life focus, join us as we demonstrate that we value the sanctity of life and that we want to protect the unborn. This weekend (January 21/21), Pastor John's sermon will be on the Sanctity of Life.
January 18, Sanctity of Life focus at Wednesday Connection
Following a time of worship, the Downtown and South campuses will have a Sanctity of Life presentation (North Campus presentation will be geared for high school-aged students):
Psalm 143:5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.
God is so good to me.
I sit here with a cup (an actual china cup and saucer) of dark roast coffee in the Cottonwood Bistro in Brookings, South Dakota, where I came to serve as a young upstart pastor thirty years ago this summer, and I have time this morning to ponder the ways and goodness of God in some degree of leisure.
This is part 2 of Sally Michael's talk at MOMS in March 2009.
What is Unseen is Eternal
Part 1 of Sally Michael's talk on adoption at the MOMS meeting in March 2009.
What is Unseen is Eternal
We are delighted to welcome the newest member of your family to our church community! If Bethlehem is your church home and you would like to have your new child's birth or adoption announced in the Weekly email and at weekend worship services, contact your campus Childcare Coordinator by Thursday at 5pm.