Author Archives: Melinda Johnson

Beginning . . . and beginning again

During the coming weeks, as you or loved ones celebrate graduation, remember it isn’t a closed door, an end or a farewell. Instead, it’s an entryway threshold, a beginning, a hello — and one of many such opportunities that mark … Continue reading

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AWANA Award Ceremony

AWANA Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 3rd at 6:30PM in the sanctuary at Jay First Baptist Church. Join us for the ceremony and help the kids celebrate their success. Refreshments will be served in the Family Life … Continue reading

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AWANA TREK group grades 7-8

Great group of young women and men. Our time for this year is almost up. I’ve truly enjoyed being able to try and help you see the path that God has for you. Stay true to your beliefs, serve God … Continue reading

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Wonder of wonders

The world is filled with wonders, writes Nathaniel Olson. Consider chemistry: Salt is formed by two poisonous substances (sodium and chlorine). The alnico magnet, the world’s strongest, contains three nonmagnetic substances (aluminum, nickel and cobalt). And water consists of oxygen … Continue reading

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Giving Credit Where Due?

Running late for a meeting, a man circled the block, looking for a place to park. Desperately, he raised his eyes toward heaven and prayed, “Lord, if you’ll find me a parking spot, I promise I’ll start going to church … Continue reading

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Advent Traditions

“The way you celebrate Christmas can be a gift in itself,” said Fred Rogers, “handing on traditions that will give your child a feeling of continuity, comfort and joy in all the Christmases to come.” In American homes, common Advent … Continue reading

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Thankfulness

Thankfulness is not a minor virtue. It is not one of the elementary virtues [that] may be left behind as we become more mature. I believe that thankfulness is essential to the strength of every virtue, and that without it … Continue reading

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AWANA

It’s Time! We would like to invite our AWANA and 24-7 Clubbers to come Wednesday, August 24th and 31st to register for the 2016-2017 Club year. Registration is from 6PM-7PM. AWANA Clubs starts on Wednesday, September 7th at 6PM; but … Continue reading

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VBS

Vacation Bible School will be held June 20th-24th, from 9:00AM – Noon for grades Kindergarten thru Sixth grade. Registration forms are available in the church office. Come join us for an exciting week while we submerge ourselves in God’s word. … Continue reading

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Easter Possibilities

The message of Easter is not only that Christ is risen, not only that suffering is not the last word, not only that God gives new life, but this: Nothing is impossible with God. —The Rev. James Martin, S.J.

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