New Years Eve Youth Lock-In

                                                                                                   

 

                                  New Year’s Eve Youth Lock In

                                       

FOOD, FUN, FELLOWSHIP, AND LIVE MUSIC!!! (Grades 6-12)

Bring your favorite games… we will have prizes!    Bring sleeping bags/blankets/ pillows The party is going to last all night long!!

                                                                       December 31- January 1                                                                         7pm, Sunday -10am, Monday

                                                                      Charlevoix United Methodist Church                                                               104 State St. Charlevoix MI

Call/Text (231)622-3565 for info

Presented by:                                                                                                                                             Grand Traverse District Youth

 

Christmas Eve Service 11:00 pm

                                                 

We will have an 11:00 pm candle light service                                                                                      to celebrate the coming of baby Jesus!
Please bring the whole family to take time to think                                                                                                                      about the true meaning of Christmas.

We will have our regular Sunday service at 10:00 am also.

 

For Pastoral Care or questions call or text:

Pastor Randy at (231) 622-3565

You can email me at: randellhitts@gmail.com

 

AND THE WINNER IS:

Chili Cook-Off was VERY SUCCESSFUL
                      WINNER IS:  FRENCH QUARTER BISTRO

Winning Chef:   Tom

      Chili Name:   Mom’s Chili
There were 287 votes cast for the chili’s.   Four chili’s were in a 10 vote spread at the top….#1, #5, #6, and #8.  Mom’s chili, #8, was the winner.  This chili was donated by The French Quarter Bistro

     

Uniting Belief and Behavior

Acts 24:14-16

If we understand that we are sinners saved by grace, we may find ourselves struggling with the idea of a “blameless conscience” (Acts 24:16). After all, we know our own hearts and motivations. Yet the apostle Paul found a way to ensure that his conscience commended rather than condemned him. What was his secret? Paying attention to his beliefs and his behavior.

In today’s passage, Paul pleaded his case before the Roman governor Felix, offering the consistency of his faith and behavior as evidence of innocence. His actions were determined by his convictions—namely, that he served the God of his fathers, and God would raise the dead to judgment. Together, these two firm beliefs helped him maintain a clear conscience

As a student of Christ, Paul knew that our deeds flow from who we are on the inside. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus described conditions of the heart and illustrated with practical applications. He was saying His followers would be “the light of the world” because of their work, but the work begins in the heart (Matt. 5:14-16Luke 6:45).

Too often, Christians focus on doing the right things, rather than on the underlying beliefs that drive such behavior. We can give, serve, or in some other way act “good,” but unless we pay attention to the convictions motivating our actions, we may end up with an unclean conscience after all. If, however, we submit to God and allow Him to transform us from the inside out, then our consciences and our testimony will be strong and clear. We will be able to speak the truth through our deeds.

Bible in One Year: Habakkuk 1-3

Greetings from Pastor Randy!

This is Pastor Randy inviting you to come and be a part of the excitement  happening on State St. We would love to have you come down on Sundays at 10:00 am to join us for our gathering. On Mondays and Thursdays we have a community lunch program from 11:30 till 1:00. All are welcome