After a month of voting, the results are in: Our new church name is Garfield Park Community Church.
From the Blog
Following our 11/27/2016 vote and 12/24/2016 name change announcement, here are the most updated bylaws. Please note that one final 2016 bylaws change is still pending: the name change will be updated after the name voting process has been completed.
We will be creating a new church photo directory. Unlike previous directories, we will create this directory ourselves, using our church database software, which will enable us to issue updates more frequently. A new church directory presents several opportunities: Update contact information. While we are always updating contact information as[…]
(taken from Q&A sermon) If God is against sin, how could it have been God’s will to allow Judas to betray Jesus? Jesus forewarned in Matthew 26:24, “The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of[…]
March is an important month to highlight a few dates. PrayerFest 3/4-4 Friday 6:30p Fun(d) Dinner to support Taylor Youth Conference
In our Sunday morning series in 1 Peter, “At Home In Exile,” we’ve focused on Peter’s quote of God in Leviticus 11, “Be holy, because I am holy” (NIV). What does it mean to be different, to be strangers and aliens in a corrupt society? One way that we’re trying[…]
“Silent Night” In my Christ Carols sermon series, we covered “Silent Night” on Christmas Eve. I didn’t feel Christmas Eve was the appropriate night for the following subject matter, so I’ve decided to mention it here: In November, ABC’s series Scandal aired an episode in which an abortion took place,[…]
Often your greatest strengths are your greatest weaknesses. We are a multigenerational church. If you follow every church to its logical conclusion, no church is meant to stay a church of one age group. Eventually, every church would hopefully be a multigenerational church if they get to be around long[…]
Confirmation We are approaching a confirmation year in our every-other-year cycle. The next confirmation Sunday will be November 2016. Therefore, I hope to start classes before the New Year. Confirmation is generally for junior highers, so participants for this cycle will mostly have been born in 2002 or 2003. Kids[…]
Debra and I want to extend our sincere appreciation to our loving church family in these difficult weeks. For those who haven’t heard, our daughter Jasmin (who joined our family in 2013), ran out of gas on Raymond St. near Keystone, exited her car, and was hit by an oil[…]