Not Just Another Church

It’s a group of real people like you and me who gather to worship our Creator and encourage one another.
 
We live out our theme of Here to Serve in charitable and community efforts.
 
We study the Bible, practice what we learn, and, in the process, grow together. 
 
 
 
 

Weekly Activities Schedule

Sunday
Preaching/Teaching Service – 11:00 AM
Sunday School – 3:00 PM
 
Thursday Afternoon
Bible Study – 3:00 PM
 

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Will God Give You More than You Can Handle?

At the most unexpected of times, life has a habit of taking a hammer to our nice little routine. Our comfortable world is broken by heartbreak or illness or tragedy. The people of our church in Sydney Mines have faced these trials. At other times, the burden of responsibility threatens to overwhelm us with stress and fatigue. Often, people try to encourage us by saying, “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” Is this statement consistent with Scripture? Will God give you more than you can handle? Let’s discover the answer in Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians. 

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Hymn Stories: “How Great Thou Art”

Many of our great hymns of the faith have heart-warming histories. Born out of the daily struggle, toil, and victory of saints gone before us, they ring through the ages. Hymns give us light, truth, and hope. Here is the story behind the hymn “How Great Thou Art.”

One August day in 1859, a son was born in the tiny village of Mönsterås, Sweden. His name was Carl Gustav Boberg. He grew up in relative anonymity, the son of a carpenter. However, young Carl demonstrated a remarkable talent for public speaking. After a brief stint as a sailor, Carl became a lay minister in the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden. In addition to his ministry, he edited the town’s only newspaper, the Mönsterås News. Serving in an obscure Swedish village, I am sure Carl never dreamed that his writing would touch hearts across the globe.

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Speaking Apples of Gold

Proverbs 25:11 tells us, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” Are we speaking apples of gold? Too often, we speak words at the wrong time, out of place. They clash with the beauty of life and strike a jarring, dissonant chord. We wish we could swallow those words and, sometimes, the pain they cause. But this verse offers hope. We can learn to speak words of wisdom, life, and hope—in other words, apples of gold.
 

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