Jabez – Pastor Doug – August 12, 2018

“Jabez, cried out to the God of Israel, ‘Oh, that you would bless me indeed and enlarge my territory, that your hand would be with me, and that you would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!’ So God granted him what he requested.” 1 Chronicles 4:10 (NKJV) The...

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Perseverance – Pastor Todd – August 5, 2018

Something that God has been speaking to me about lately is perseverance. James 1:2-3 tell us, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” It is easy for...

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Breaking Up With Fear – Pastor Cindy – July 28, 2018

Confession time…I struggle with fear and anxiety.  Sometimes I can make sense of it because something stressful is going on in my life.  Other times, I can’t even figure out why.  I don’t like it because it makes me feel weak and the “battle” can be frustrating.  But,...

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Catching Fish – Pastor Doug – July 22, 2018

We had the privilege to attend the Wisconsin District Conventions and Assembly this past week. What an amazing time we had! Dr. Eugenio Duarte, one of the six General Superintendents of the Church of the Nazarene, was with us. He gave a message from John 21:1-12. This...

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Anchored in Christ – Pastor Cindy – July 15, 2018

The world seems to be ever swirling around us these days. If we’re not careful, all the chaos can bring us down. But instead of being weighed down by the world. We can be tied to our God. Hebrews 6:18-20 says, “God did this [confirmed his promise with an oath] so...

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Membership – Pastor Doug – July 8, 2018

Membership has its privileges. Just this past week Ellen and I went to the Green Bay Botanical Gardens. It cost us $10 each to get in. The sign said that members get in FREE! Of course, you must pay to become a member. A person can become a member at a golf course and...

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Freedom in Christ – Pastor Cindy – July 1, 2018

As I was thinking about celebrating our national freedom this week, I was also reminded that we Jesus-followers also have a much greater freedom. Galatians 5:1 says, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be...

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Character Traits – Pastor Doug – June 24, 2018

In 2 Peter chapter one we read, “make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual...

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Citizenship in God’s Kingdom – Todd – June 17, 2018

"The Church of the Nazarene, as a global family, affirms our citizenship in God’s kingdom and cannot support the separa-tion of children from their parents at the USA-Mexico bor-der." This was a statement that was posted on the Church of the Nazarene’s Facebook page...

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Hope In Suffering – Pastor Cindy – June 10, 2018

The fashion business and the entertainment industry were rocked this week by the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Making the news even more painful, if possible, is that both were confirmed suicides. Though I have never met either of these celebrities, I...

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Quiet Time – Pastor Doug – June 3, 2018

In the book, Invitation to a Journey, author Robert Mulholland writes, “Spiritual formation is a process of being formed in the image of Christ, a journey into becoming persons of compassion, persons who forgive, persons who care deeply for others and the world,...

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Moses – Pastor Doug – May 20, 2018

I love the story of Moses. In Exodus 16 we see the people of Israel complaining to Moses and Aaron. Verse 3 states, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this...

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Doing – Pastor Cindy – May 13, 2018

I was able to attend Celebrate Life at Olivet Nazarene University May 10 -12. Todd directed the Bible Quizzing and I officiated. I love watching teenagers display how much Scripture they have hidden in their hearts. But that wasn’t even close to all there was to see!...

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Humility – Pastor Doug – May 6, 2018

Ephesians 4:2-6 says, “Be completely humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were...

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He Can Calm the Storms! – Pastor Cindy – April 29, 2018

In Mark 4, Jesus tells the disciples several parables to show them what the Kingdom of God is like. Then verses 35 and 36 say, “That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, ‘Let us go over to the other side.’ Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along,...

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In the Beginning…… Pastor Doug – April 22, 2018

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1. God is known by different names, one of those is Elohim. Elohim is a name of strength and power. Elohim is the infinite, all-powerful God who shows by His works that He is the creator, sustainer,...

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He Is Risen Indeed! – Pastor Cindy – April 8, 2018

He is Risen Indeed! Did you know that you can celebrate Easter for more than one Sunday? In the liturgical (public worship) calendar, the 50 days between Easter and Pente-cost Sundays are called Eastertide. Easter Sunday (of course!) celebrates Jesus’ resurrection. It...

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EASTER Changes Everything! – Pastor Doug – April 1, 2018

In the 11th chapter of John we read the story of Lazarus. Lazarus was a dear friend of Jesus. After Lazarus dies his sister, Martha, told Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” Martha knew and believed that Jesus had the power to save her...

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Ladies Retreat – Pastor Cindy – March 18, 2018

Last weekend, I had the privilege, along with several other ladies from HCC to attend our Wisconsin District Ladies Retreat. It is a blessing to share a weekend with Godly Sisters. We laugh, we cry, we eat too much chocolate! But more importantly, we have worship and...

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Obedience – Todd – March 11, 2018

Obedience — Last week, we saw God move in a mighty way at Hope Community. We saw God show up and stir people’s hearts as we were challenged to say yes to God, even if we don’t know what we are saying yes to, or even if we do not know all the details. I have found in...

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Service – Pastor Doug – March 4, 2018

Service – The action of helping someone. What does this look like to Christians? 1 Corinthians 3:9, “For we are co-workers in God’s service.” 1 Corinthians 12:5 tells us, “There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.” The Word tells us that we are...

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Hope – Todd – February 25, 2018

Hope. This is a word that I have been thinking about quite a bit this week. It is in the name our church, Hope Community. It is a vital part of the life of a believer as we have faith that God is in control and hope for the things to come promised in Scripture. It is...

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40 Days of Prayer – Pastor Cindy – February 11, 2018

I’ve been thinking a lot about prayer as we approach our Wisconsin District “Houses of Prayer” week February 12-16. I sincerely hope you will pray for revival beginning with yourself. Then allow God to broaden your horizons as you pray for your family, our church, our...

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Is Jesus Your #1 Priority? – Pastor Doug – February 4, 2018

Jeremiah 29:11-13 tells us, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find...

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Return to God – Pastor Cindy – January 28, 2018

Last week Pastor Doug shared from Joshua 24 and asked us, “Who are you going to choose to serve?” This reminded that in 2016 when I read the Bible through chronologically I realized how many of the kings of Israel did not lead them in true worship. Hezekiah was one of...

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Who Will You Serve – Pastor Doug – January 21, 2018

In Joshua chapter 24, we see the covenant renewed at Shechem. In Genesis 12 God made a covenant with Abraham and then told him to go “to the land I will show you.” Shechem is the place where the Lord appeared to Abraham and told him that to his offspring “I will give...

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Trusting In Our Lord – Pastor Cindy – January 14, 2018

This has been a difficult week. We have two friends that were hospitalized, one with a brain tumor, the other with a brain aneurism. A high school friend may be losing her mother to cancer and a sepsis infection. Besides these personal difficulties, there is the...

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Commitment – Pastor Doug – January 7, 2018

Commitment. You will hear that word often every new year. You will be asked, “What do you want this new year?” “Where do you want to be?” People will ask you to make goals to achieve. Maybe a better question would be, “Where does God want you to be this year?” “Are...

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