In a time and culture that values independence and self-reliance, we need to remember that being a Christian is really about being in community. One of the best ways to grow in your faith and commitment is to have a “faith accountability partner” who can walk with you, encourage you, challenge you, and support you.
“When You Fight and Disagree” takes a brief look at Paul’s words in Galatians 5:15. We will disagree and hold different opinions…but we must take care that we do not let these differences rip us apart and destroy the unity that of faith that holds us together.
Where do you turn for help during troubled times? Often, we turn to possessions, titles, and other temporary things. When we face difficulties or crisis these things we turn to for help can leave us wanting. We are reminded in Psalm 121 that there is really only one place for us to turn…and that is to the God that created all that is.
Hurricane Florence Relief
Online Donations, Food Needed
If you would like to contribute to help people in the area affected by Hurricane Florence, please visit www.fpcwhiteville.org/giving for secure and easy online giving through the Presbyterian Foundation.
If you would like to give online, please set up a profile, indicate the amount you would like to give, and select “Pass Through/Designated Giving”.
You will be able to write a note (memo) on the next page for
Thank you for your donation!
Food donations are also being accepted at
511 North Thompson Street, Whiteville, NC 28472.
You may call the church at 910-642-2253 or
Pastor Joe’s cell phone at 910-625-8023.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED AS WELL!
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
“Be Still…and Know!” seeks to remind us that in the midst of stressful situations we need to remember that God is with us. We are challenged to recall His faithfulness in the past so we can better trust Him in our present and future. Trusting God and intentionally trying to relax, even when things get hectic, will enable us to better tackle what lies ahead.
“This Is the Day the Lord has Made” encourages us to view not only each day, but each moment of the day, as a gift from God. Regardless of the weather, each day comes to us as a gift from our heavenly Father. In the same way, each moment, each encounter, each decision is also a gift from God. May we approach, and received, this times as opportunities from God to see through the eyes of faith.
All too often we think of the Church as the building, the sanctuary, or a piece of property. But the Church is really two things…the gathering of God’s people for worship who then disperse into the world for a life of service/mission. And we undertake these two acts with the promise from Jesus that he will be with us always…at all times. May we seek to live into the challenge, and promise, of “The Great Commission”!
In “But…what about the mess?” I encourage you to think about those areas in your life…those things about you…that you work to keep hidden from others. While we try to keep others from seeing these dark places, Jesus know about them and still calls us to come to him! May we lay all of our burdens and cares at his feet and receive his love and grace!