A word from Pastor Rick

On Sunday, we kicked off our brand-new series, FAMILY GAME NIGHT! For the month of February, we are specifically investing in the families of our church. The strength of the family is the strength of the church, community, and country!

We began by using the childhood classic board game Chutes and Ladders as a parable of our human experience. Sometimes in life, everything is going well, and we are climbing closer to our destinations. Other times the ground opens us, and we slip backward in our progress. Setbacks are challenging, but God always has a comeback!

The good news is that God uses all of our chutes and ladders to accomplish His good work in our life. Romans 8:28 tells us that God works ALL things together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. That means none of the difficulties and challenges you go through are wasted. Those things are working for your good. Even the darkest valley has value!

Rest assured this week, whether you’re climbing a ladder or slipping down the chute that God is working in you. He has a plan, and we can trust in that!

I love you all, and I am praying for you this week!

Pastor Rick