What Is Hope?

By , Communications Resident| December 5th, 2019|

We live in an inauthentic society. Social media has paved the way for people to show only their best selves online while saving their imperfections for themselves. What once was a platform for sharing and connecting with others has quickly become a place that fuels comparison and the need to be perfect. What I’ve noticed, [...]

Ten Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

By , Communications Resident| November 19th, 2019|

Thanksgiving is only one week away! Whether we’re hosting a Thanksgiving meal or attending one, do we know what to make? The main dish and dessert are usually fairly consistent, but it’s those tricky Thanksgiving side dishes that throw us off. How many casseroles are appropriate for one meal? Should the number of sides equal [...]

Four Fun Facts About the Fourth of July

By , Copy Editor| July 2nd, 2019|

The Fourth of July, known as Independence Day, is a federal holiday that marks when we declared our independence from Great Britain through the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Today, on Independence Day, we celebrate our freedom with family, friends, food, fun, and fireworks. So, to kick off the celebration, here are four fun [...]

How We Can Celebrate Dad

By , Copy Editor| June 11th, 2019|

This year, the average person will spend $115.57 on gifts to celebrate dad on Father's Day, bringing the national total to approximately $12.7 billion. Some presents will consist of an expensive tie or something fun for his car. While there are many reasons why we celebrate Father’s Day, we do not always have to break [...]

Four Family Easter Activities That Can Become Traditions

By , Contributing Writer| March 21st, 2019|

Easter is a time to celebrate Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. It is the event that seals our destiny in heaven and helps us experience unbelievable grace and love on earth. We celebrate this holiday in spring as a time of renewal in our lives as the time rolls forward giving us more daylight hours [...]

Five Fun Facts About the History of St. Patrick’s Day

By , Copy Editor| March 15th, 2019|

St. Patrick’s Day is observed annually on March 17. It is a holiday celebrated around the world with large parades and parties in the center of many of the world’s largest cities. When we think of St. Patrick’s Day, we think of the color green and leprechauns. But the truth is St. Patrick’s Day is [...]

How Everyone Can Celebrate Valentine’s Day

By , Copy Editor| February 9th, 2019|

Valentine’s Day is sometimes referred to as “Single-Awareness Day.” But it doesn’t have to be. Whether you are married, divorced, dating, or single, there are many ways you can still have fun while celebrating this day of love. Depending on your stage of life, we have found different ways you can celebrate Valentine’s Day this [...]

Three Ways to Celebrate MLK Day

By , Copy Editor| January 16th, 2019|

As one of the most influential and inspiring leaders in our nation’s history, Martin Luther King, Jr., was a minister and civil rights activist that greatly impacted race relations in our country. Drawing upon his faith, King organized peaceful protests and delivered inspirational speeches, bringing messages of love, hope, and equality to all. His “I [...]

Discovering the True Spirit of Advent

By , Weekend Experience Pastor| November 30th, 2018|

I love Christmas! I love the decorations, parties, and presents. I love the songs, classic Christmas movies, and the family gatherings on Christmas Eve. Mostly, I love to cherish the miracle of God becoming human in the baby Jesus. Yet, I must confess, often the busyness of the Christmas season has made it hard for [...]

What Is Advent?

By , Contributing Writer| November 27th, 2018|

What Is Advent? Most of us who grew up in today’s churches may not be familiar with Advent. Advent is from the Latin word coming. It is the period observed in Christian churches leading up to Christmas. It includes the four preceding Sundays to Christmas. This year, it will begin on Sunday, December 1, and [...]