We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor,
yo no habla Ingles. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rail
or could afford to lose a few pounds.
We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or like our pastor who can’t carry a note in a bucket.
You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re
more Catholic than the Pope, or haven’t been in church since little Joey’s Baptism.
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are
growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers,
vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you
if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organized religion,”
we’ve been there too.
If you blew all your offering money at the dog track, you’re welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those
who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or because grandma is in town and wanted
to go to church.
We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer
right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake.
We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts … and you!
Sunday morning free family-style breakfast at 8:45 am
Sunday School for Adults and Children at 9:30 am
Worship Service and Children's Church at 10:30 am
Thursday evening free family-style dinner at 6:00 pm
Adult Bible Study and Children's ARK programs at 7:00 pm
We are a casual, 'come as you are' church, and would love to have you join us!
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Welcome to December! - on Friday, December 6, we will be having a "Movie Night!"
The movie we will be showing is called "Last Ounce Of Courage" and is an inspiring and insightful look at our country's
freedoms - and how easily they can be lost!
The movie starts promptly at 7:00 pm in the worship center on the big TV - and OF COURSE there will be popcorn!
So plan on it, bring the kids and the neighbors, and get ready to really enjoy this evening together with everyone!
There is a delicious event coming up on Sunday, December 8 at
3:00 pm!! The ladies of the church are "all in" to bake up some Christmas cookies,
and there will be a gigantic cookie exchange that afternoon! What a great way to try some
new recipes, and go home with as many cookies as you brought - just different ones!
This sounds like such a fun activity - can't wait to see what all the 'bakers' in our bunch come
up with!! See you there!!
Speaking of delicious!!! On Friday, December 20,
we will be having our annual Christmas Dinner and party!! This is
a potluck event - which makes it all the yummier - and it all starts at
There are sign-up sheets at the back of church for both what you are
bringing (food) and how many are coming (people)! Be sure to sign
up on both. Come join us for what promises to be a really fun and delicious
Even more delicious-ness coming up!!! There will be
a BBQ plate/sandwich fund-raiser spearheaded by James Sebree and Mike Lineberry! Anyone
who has tasted James' "world's best" smoked BBQ KNOWS how good this is!! Serving starts at 10AM til.....
There will be a choice of a plate (featuring pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw and a bun) for $8.00, or
just the yummy sandwich for $4.50 - eat in or to go! For those who want it all - you can order a whole
pork butt for a mere $50.00. The eat-in patrons will also get a free beverage!
All the proceeds will go to benefit Arise Christian Fellowship! So, come
on out, get a delicious dinner while finishing up that Christmas shopping, and support the ministry at
the same time!!
The Arise Children's Department will be presenting the Christmas
story according to the Gospel of Luke on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24 - starting
at 6:30pm This year the elementary children re-enact this momentous
event with minimal props and costumes - just the words of the Gospel acted out as the
Gospel is read, along with your imagination - along with a generous sprinkling of traditional
Everyone is involved - from the smallest ones in Mrs. Deidre's class, all the elementary
children from Mrs. Dee and Trish's class, and acting as narrators, characters and 'stage/people
managers'. You truly do not want to miss this - so mark your calendars now, and plan to spend
a wonderful hour remembering the whole reason for the season!