First Book Club

Calling all readers!

"Paradise Lost In Plain English"    by John Milton --- paraphrased by Joseph Lanzara 

 This is a book about Adam & Eve and how they were created for blessing but lost their place in the Garden of Eden.  The author, Milton, expands on the account we find in Genesis in the form of a narrative poem.  It includes the origin of satan and how his followers were sent to hell with him.  To get revenge, satan took the form of a serpent to tempt Eve into eating the forbidden fruit.   

Borrow a copy from the church.  It's also available in different editions on Audible Books and Kindle.  If you have any questions, Pastor Mark will do his best to answer them. 

Discussion Date:  June 6th, 2021 following Worship Service


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Renewing Hope In Our Community Through Christ

In these pages, we invite you to learn about who we are, what we believe, and how God is calling us to renew hope in our community through Christ. Right now, even though we are not able to gather as we normally would due to covid-19, more than ever, we are the church – called, gathered, enlightened, and made new by the Word of God. In the time you spend on this site, we pray that it would inspire you to draw closer to God.

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9:30 – 10:30 am
Blended worship with Holy Communion


5:30 – 7:00 pm
WOW (Word on Wednesday) Children’s education, grades pre-K thru 5th

5:30 – 7:00 pm
Confirmation grades 6th - 8th


5:30 – 6:00 pm
Worship in the Chapel, with Holy Communion