4 Ways to Help Your Family Experience Christmas – Becky Caswell-Speight
Children / Parents / Spiritual Formation

4 Ways to Help Your Family Experience Christmas – Becky Caswell-Speight

by Becky Caswell-Speight Minister to Families with Children 1. Each day, create a time for your family to read Christ’s stories. Smoke Rise offers several ways that you can provide opportunities for family devotions during Advent. Work through your family Jesse Tree. Read from Shine! or the Jesus Story Book Bible. Follow the Smoke Rise Children’s … Continue reading

Journeys 2014 – Session 9 – Dec 3-17
Spiritual Formation

Journeys 2014 – Session 9 – Dec 3-17

Journeys 2014 – Session 9 Wednesdays at 6pm in Fellowship Hall December 3-17 The Advent Stories Pastor Chris will lead a bible study on the advent texts from Matthew and Luke. December 3rd Children’s Nativity Program December 10th Jeopardy – Christmas Addition Test your knowledge of all things Christmas in this game of Jeopardy.  Churchwide … Continue reading

The Fall Season of Journeys
Journeys (Wed PM Program) / Spiritual Formation

The Fall Season of Journeys

We’ve had a great fall season with our Journeys classes. Check the previous print issue of The Cross Tie or click here for details of the November session. Wednesdays evenings at Smoke Rise provide fellowship and educational opportunities for everyone. If you haven’t experienced this yet, give it a try this November! As always, I welcome suggestions for Journeys … Continue reading

Journeys 2014 Session 8 Nov 5-19
Adults / Journeys (Wed PM Program) / Spiritual Formation

Journeys 2014 Session 8 Nov 5-19

Why Did Paul Say That? The Apostle Paul has given us our earliest written expression of Christian faith and how it is applied to life. His letters to the first two generations of Christ’s followers have influenced Christian thought and practice throughout the centuries. The theology of grace, the ethics of love and the ministry … Continue reading

Disciple Now Youth Event
Spiritual Formation / Youth

Disciple Now Youth Event

When we decided to follow Jesus we were never promised that everything would be perfect or that our faith would grow in an exponential way. Mike Yaconelli describes our faith development this way: “Spirituality is a mixed-up, topsy-turvy, helter-skelter godliness that turns our lives into an upside-down toboggan ride of unexpected turns, surprise bumps and … Continue reading