Announcements & Upcoming Events

Announcements & Upcoming Events

The Men's Breakfast meets monthly on Saturday mornings in the Munich Room from 8:00-9:30 am. Join Erik Lindemann, Tom Groome, and Peter Mitchell for interesting discussion and delicious food. All men of the church and friends are welcome.

Walking With God in the Desert:
Experiencing Living Water When Life is Tough

- with Ray Vander Laan

Throughout the Bible, the desert functions as an image of discord, of loss of control, and of separation from the safety of society. Barren and deadly, the wasteland places of the text meant certain death without access to resources. Many times God led His people through the desert, where they learned that they would have depend on His provision for all of their needs. What are the difficult places in your life, the moments of loss and pain that can seem impossible to survive? Find God in your deserts as you travel through Sinai, Paran, Zin, the Negev, and the wilderness of Judea.

Our Next Meeting - Sept. 7 | 8:00-9:30 am
There's Hope in the Desert

Water was precious in ancient Israel. For the people living in these lands, thirst was a frightening, life-threatening reality. When God's thirsty people call on him, he provides life-giving water. Whatever thirst we may experience in our deserts-physical, emotional, relational, or even spiritual - God promises to provide according to his will. He comes to us like a spring of "living water" and sustains us as we walk the desert path. 

Since receiving his Master's of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1976, Ray Vander Laan has been actively involved in studying and teaching Jewish culture using the methods of Jewish education. He has continued graduate studies in Jewish Studies in the United States, Israel, Turkey and Egypt. He has been a teacher for 35 years and is an ordained minister with the Christian Reformed Church. He has also authored a book entitled Echoes of His Presence, published by Focus on the Family. Vander Laan founded That the World May Know Ministries in 1998. Ray has taken over 10,000 people with him on his study tours of Israel, Turkey and Egypt.

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