Academy Of Arts

Lion King, Jr

The Smoke Rise Academy of Arts drama department will be presenting Disney’s Lion King, Jr on March 24-26, in the fellowship hall. This year, both elementary and high school classes are combining efforts for this grand presentation. The elementary cast will perform Friday 7pm and Saturday 3pm. The high school cast will perform Saturday 7 pm and Sunday 3pm. The Academy … Continue reading


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