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 heart... 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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News and Coming Events!

There was a consensus of opinion that it would be a good thing to change our weekly potluck dinner, Bible Study, and ARK kids activities from Thursday evenings to Wednesday evenings. We felt this change would make it easier for folks to come, and make it possible for some who currently can't come, to do so!

This change will begin on Wednesday, August 6, 2014!
We wanted everyone to have plenty of notice so that the change doesn't come as a surprise! So, make your plans, mark your calendars, and invite someone to dinner and Bible Study! Tell them to bring the kids - we have plenty going on for them too! Times will remain the same, only the day of the week will change!

Looking ahead - on Saturday, August 2, we'll be having another neighborhood passout! This time, along with our usual invitation to our neighbors to come worship with us, and the request for food for the food pantry - we'll also be publicizing the upcoming VBS!!

This is always a fun outreach, so bring the kids, and hit the neighborhoods with us! We'll meet at the church at 11:00 am, and head out to the neighborhoods from there! Trish and Dee will be there to watch any little ones who cannot participate in the actual passout! See you there!

Coming Soon!! VBS at Arise!! This year we'll be doing a 'secret agent' kind of theme, called Agency D3. It will be taking place Monday, August 4 thru Friday August 8, from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon. Ages are from Kindergarten thru 6th grade. The kids will be sure to have a LOT of fun with this theme, and learn a whole lot about Jesus in the process. Registration at the door - so plan on having your children come join the fun!

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