The God of Wonder

by Wally Hostetter

Have you ever wondered why things happen the way they do?  I met him at Denny’s just off one of the major roads in the suburbs of Detroit. The year was 2002. He wanted help in his ministry that I could not offer. Later that same day I told my wife about our meeting. She […]

I’ve Got This

by Wally Hostetter

Someone recently told me a story about an athlete who thought she could make the Olympics. Unfortunately, the tryouts were only three months away and no-one believed she could be ready. Her coaches had determined that four years from now would be just fine. She decided to compete in some of the preliminary meets for […]

“God, are you…?”

by Wally Hostetter

There are some subjects of conversation that we, as followers of Christ, tend to avoid. The topics I speak of are those that augment the tension between two world views, the Christian and the non-Christian. These opposing views will never find common ground.  The Christian view embraces the supernatural while the non-Christian view remains that […]

Sixteen Years

by Aaron Mora

The Presbyterian Church was located about a mile from my home on Candler Street in Winder, Georgia. I could ride the distance on my “Blue Horse” bicycle in about five minutes. I know that may seem slow to some, but I enjoyed the ride and I was only twelve years old. Times were different then. […]

Stories From Community Days

by Kim McBryde

What does a little girl do when she wins a bike?  She jumps up and down for joy, of course!  This was the case for one particular girl who received one of about a dozen refurbished bikes that were donated to the Community Days / Project Connect event at Mount Pleasant Community Church this past Saturday.  […]

The Impact of Discipleship

by Wally Hostetter

I received the call at 5:30 in the evening. My pastor asked me to meet him at the church so we could visit a family in their home that night. All the way there I was trembling. How could I go into a family’s home and talk to them about Jesus?  I’d only known Him […]

The Old Rugged Cross

by Wally Hostetter

The empty Cross is a historic symbol of the Christian faith. It signifies the form of death our Savior, Jesus Christ, suffered on our behalf. Its place in the Church has long been honored. We love the cross! We love the one who was on that Cross. We embrace what He accomplished through His work on that […]

Hoops of Steel

by Wally Hostetter

“You can go through life and make new friends every year – every month practically – but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years. Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with hoops of steel.”  –Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies’ […]

You want me to do what at work?

by Alan Cullen

The results are in. 89% of employees have admitted to wasting time at work! In an article about workplace productivity, one ‘creative, all-star employee’ said he was praying when caught fast asleep at his desk! A married employee denied visiting a dating web site, while the web site was still up on their screen! And finally, an employee […]

Rotating Homeless Shelter

by Aaron Mora

Last week Community Church was the host site for the Isabella County Rotating Homeless Shelter. It was a huge success because of our volunteers’ hard work, grace, acceptance and love for our shelter guests. Throughout the week, nearly 70 volunteers transported shelter supplies, made and served food, greeted and socialized with guests, provided overnight security, cleaned […]