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Ten Years of Passport

Ten Years of Passport

One of the things I look forward to each year is Passport Camp. In fact, I look forward to it from the day camp ends in one summer to the next year when it is to start again. My love for Passport Camp began when I was in the third grade.

Missions Begins at Home

Missions Begins at Home

That was our focus for Mission Sunday 2022, based on the commands of Jesus recorded in Acts 1:8: “You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, even until the ends of the earth.” If we are going to be true to our theme of “Missions Begins at Home,” let us not overlook the reflection of the world that walks through the doors of our Weekday School every single day during the week.

Models of Moral Leadership

Models of Moral Leadership

This Journeys class will meet Thursdays at 2:00pm beginning February 9th in room 223. This class will cost $10 and includes a copy of the book.

The Story of Smoke Rise Missions

The Story of Smoke Rise Missions

From day one, Smoke Rise has been committed to missions. It has often been said that “a commitment to missions is in the DNA of Smoke Rise.” Our missions program today is an example of what an integral part missions is to our congregation.

Finding Family at Smoke Rise

Finding Family at Smoke Rise

Once I retired from fulltime pastoring, Sandy and I spent the next five years searching for a church home. We want more than just to fit in; we want to belong.

Octoberfest

Octoberfest

On October 26 we celebrated the fall season with many families of Smoke Rise and our community! We enjoyed delicious food and many fun activities.

Carols Sing to the King

Carols Sing to the King

If pressed on the matter, my answer is usually “Once in Royal David’s City.” I learned this carol as a child. While it was not sung in my home church, it was played repeatedly on the record player in our home.

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