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Youth

Can I Ask That?

“I didn’t want to ask this to the larger group, so can I just ask you?” This is how the conversations usually started. On Sunday nights our high school students have always stuck around talking and asking questions, so we decided to just formalize our time and call it “Can I Ask That?” We’ve started with a formal list of … Continue reading

Journeys – Lenten Session
Journeys (Wed PM Program)

Journeys – Lenten Session

Wednesdays at 6 pm Pastors Lenten Bible Study: Making All Things New Patterns of Creation in Scripture On April 30th at 7 p.m., the Smoke Rise Choir will perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s, The Creation. Leading up to this special performance, Dr. Chris George and Rev. Bart McNiel will lead a six week study during Lent titled “Making All Things New: Patterns of Creation … Continue reading

Lent: A Season of Reflection, Repentance, and Renewal
Spiritual Formation

Lent: A Season of Reflection, Repentance, and Renewal

Lent is a season of 40 days when Christians are encouraged to reflect on faith, repent from sins, and renewal our  commitment to Christ’s calling in our lives. Some of us may choose to remove or sacrifice something during this season, like chocolate or television, in an effort to refocus our vision on what matters most. Others may want to add … Continue reading

Financial/Generosity

2017-18 Budget Approval Update and Schedule

The Finance Committee has approved the proposed 2017-18 Budget and presented it to the deacons with unanimous approval. The budget will be distributed to church members the first week of March. On two consecutive Wednesday nights (March 15th and 22nd) from 6-7 pm, Finance Committee representatives will be available in the Conference Room to answer questions on the budget. The church … Continue reading

TouchPoint Ministries Come Together
Outreach / Volunteer

TouchPoint Ministries Come Together

On February 7, 2017, TouchPoint Ministries held its first annual luncheon and planning meeting after church. TouchPoint Ministries is being formed anew at Smoke Rise by bringing together several personal touch ministries that already form a tapestry of Christian care and watchfulness over dear and vulnerable church members during some of life’s most challenging and difficult times. TouchPoint Ministries borrows its name … Continue reading