This upcoming Sunday we will be celebrating the "Blessing of the Backpacks" at our church. On this episode Pastor Arik takes a closer look at what makes this tradition so special
In the midst of the craze that is sweeping our country, we take a closer look at this phenomenon and examine some of the reasons why it has become so popular
As we tend to the gardens around us, we examine how we can nurture the gardens that thrive within us
As the fallout of "Brexit" continues, we take a close look at one of the deciding factors in the vote..... fear
This week we contemplate that timeless question... "Who is my neighbor?"
With the 4th of July on our minds, we take a look at the freedoms that our country provides, and we work toward ensuring that America is a place where all people can thrive
Join us this week as Pastor Arik sits down with Ronald Gibson, an incredibly intelligent man and talented organist, as they discuss Ron's life journey and his passion for music
Pastor Arik is in the depths of nostalgia as he examines how quickly life can pass us by. Join him as he reflects on what it means to live life to the fullest every day
This week we discuss one of the most powerful emotions a human being can experience and explore just how complicated it can be
Taking some time off has put Pastor Arik into a reflective mood. Join him this week as he looks at the importance of being honest with ourselves in all aspects of our lives.
As we enter into the prime of summer, we look at how this time of year can inspire and reinvigorate us in various ways
In the inaugural episode of our Journey Series, Chris Frederick sits down to share his faith background and reminds us the importance of asking questions when it comes to matters of faith
As we examine the role of Pentecost in the life of our church, we take time to introduce our "Journey Series" interviews which will be debuting on the podcast next week
In the aftermath of Mother's Day, we look at why it is important to celebrate not only our birth mothers, but also the mother-figures that we have in our lives
In the midst of the recent spurt of growth in our church and our community, we find that these blessings carry their own challenges as well. This week we examine the question, "what are some 'growing pains' in our own lives?"
As Pastor Arik examines a new hobby he has picked up recently, he makes ties to how creative hobbies can reflect aspects of our own lives
Intergenerational friendships are needed now more than ever. In this week's podcast, we look at the importance of learning from those who have come before us, as well as learning from those to whom this world will be entrusted long after we are gone
In response to the violence that is taking place in our world, we look at how we can respond faithfully with love
"Tis' the gift to be simple!" This week we look at how simplifying our lives can bring us health and happiness
In the midst of busy lives, it can be hard to get away. To help us practice better self-care, this week we look at small things we can do to create "mini-vacations" for ourselves
As we enter into Holy Week, we look at the significance of this time in the life of our faith
After a break in at the church, we offer up prayers for all of those who feel like they have nowhere left to turn
This week we explore how our approach to home improvement and renovation projects can apply to our personal lives as well
This week we dive into the idea of "Spring Cleaning," and what it might look like to bring the idea of "Spring Cleaning" to our personal and spiritual lives