Our Kiddie Kare Kontinues?

Preschool may be finished for the year, but the child care is gearing up for summer!  We have lots of fun things planned, like trips to different parks, trips to the library and even to the zoo!  We have so many children signed up for summer that we needed to split into 2 different age groups: 2-4 year olds and ages 5 & up.

We are also excited about new additions to our playground, like the 4 person outdoor easel, pictured below.

Please continue to pray for our children and staff, especially for safety as we walk/drive to different places this summer!

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We Always Have a Reason to Celebrate

Do you have plans for tomorrow?

High School Open Houses

One way to congratulate our High School graduates is by attending their Open Houses.

 

Megan Smith – Saturday, June 7, 2-5 p.m.

11414 S. Peru Rd., Silver Lake

 

Madi Werbianskyj – Saturday, June 7, 2-5 p.m.

Church Fellowship Hall

 

 



Parent’s Progress 06.05.14

Here is an interesting article, revealing some different stats on how many teens are really leaving the Church. We love teens, and while this is better news than what we thought, we still have work to do. 

Click here to read the article by Ed Stetzer.



Give It What You Got

Pete and John were just headed to church, but you never know what’s going to happen when you go to church. After all, this is God we’re talking about, the too-big-to-be-contained, amazing-beyond-your-imagination, God.

As Acts 3 records it, they come across a beggar. It seems like an intelligent place to beg, with all the compassionate people coming and going. It actually makes me wonder why more beggars don’t hang around churches these days. (I’m afraid the lack of beggars around churches may say more about the Church than the beggars.)


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Thanks to God for His Mercies

by Roland Kramer

INDIANA, HERE WE COME, part 2    

I left off last month where we had settled in our hearts and minds that the Lord was calling us to minister at WLFMC, but there were questions that now had to be answered:

What were we going to do with our California house?

Where were we going to live in Winona Lake/Warsaw?  Should we rent a house or buy?

What furniture should we keep and what furniture should we sell or give away?

Was Elaine going to be able to transfer to a Macy’s store in Indiana, or would she need to

find a different job?


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Not 1, Not 2, But 3 Bishops Share!

The E2 Conference with our 3 Bishops was an encouraging and educational time. Here you can check out one of their presentations.

E2 Conference – 3 Bishops Sharing from Light & Life Communications on Vimeo.



What Addiction Feels Like

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Addiction is pervasive in our society. It is as common as caffeine or shopping and as complex as illegal drugs.

I travel nationally and internationally, speaking about addiction and the impact of alcohol and drugs on youth. It’s hard for people who have never experienced addiction to understand what it feels like. “Why can’t they just stop drinking, pull themselves together and stop for their family?” makes sense to the non-addicted, but the addicted brain works differently. Asking an addict that question is like speaking French to a native English speaker.

Here is a glimpse of what addiction feels like.


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I Can’t Help It

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Bishop David Roller (To read more from Bishop Roller, visit fmcusa.org/ davidroller.)

There are physical addictions; the body depends on a substance so much that it reacts with nausea and tremors when the substance is withdrawn. But “addiction” describes a wide range of compulsive behaviors that light up the pleasure circuits of our brains as we attempt to overcome the pain of life.


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A Recovery Story

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Zacchaeus Sycamore Tree in Jericho

Zacchaeus Sycamore Tree in Jericho

I remember it like yesterday! For years I’d lived with the stigma[1], stuck in repeating patterns of behavior that my friends and family, found totally offensive. Scum. That’s how everyone treated me, like something you step in walking down the street. No one knew how sick I’d gotten of this living prison where getting through the day from one dodgy deal to the next no longer fixed the craving in my life. I was simply sick and tired of being sick and tired.[2]


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A Destructive Force in Our Culture

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For many people across this country, being free from the lure of sexual fantasy seems like an impossibility. From a young age, we have become accustomed to falling into sexual sin and have all but given up hope for freedom.

The battle against sexual sin no longer exists for many people. They have thrown in the towel and have conceded defeat. The voices all around them reinforce this defeatist mentality: “If at first you don’t succeed, give up.”

The deep conviction at XXXchurch.com is that you can have great victory in your battle against sexual sin. People across the globe are making choices today that are reigniting their hope in a better future that is free from the repetitive cycle of sexual sin. Each of these people has taken seriously Paul’s direction:

But you can’t say that our bodies were made for sexual immorality. They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies. … Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body (1 Corinthians 6:13, 18 NLT).


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