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“God Made You for a Reason!”

VBS is over for another year.  It is definitely a bitter-sweet day when we say goodbye to the kids for another year.  By Thursday night, we are all exhausted, but we know that we will not be able to share the love of Jesus with many of them until next [...]

“7 Reasons Worshipers Need the Church”

Church attendance is on the decline.  It’s not just here at YCOG, it’s everywhere, but our attendance has certainly been affected.  There are many reasons we could list as to why people don’t feel the need to attend Sunday morning worship.  For now, I’m going to share with you an [...]

“When Extreme Measures Are Necessary”

As many of you know, Mike Coleman has served as a volunteer youth leader here at YCOG for more than four years.  In January of this year, he joined our church ministry staff in a paid position with the official title of “Director of Youth Ministries.”  We are so grateful [...]

A Word of Praise From the Youth Leader…

For the past four years, our youth have had the opportunity to join with other churches for a spring retreat at Camp YoLiJwa.  It is wonderful that we are a church who supports our youth and recognizes the value of youth ministry.  Camp is one of the best ways we [...]

“What Was I thinking?”

I woke up this morning realizing I had to go out in public with purple hair.  It was not something I was sure I really wanted to do.  How are people going to look at me today?  Will I be judged by the color of my hair? Of course, my [...]

“What Are Your Plans for Lent this Year?”

I hope you have been enjoying the teaching series on the life of Jesus as much as I have been enjoying the study.  As his disciples, we have an important message to share:  “Repent and believe the good news!” We are going to take a pause in this series for [...]

“I Am A Church Member”

I am a church member.  What do you think when you hear those words?  Do you think church membership is important?  Why do you think that it is or that it isn’t?  Do you think church membership comes with privileges or responsibilities?  Maybe you think it comes with a little [...]

A Blessed New Year’s Resolution

With the coming of the New Year, it is an appropriate time to reflect on the past year.  For some, it might be a time to count blessings.  For others, it might be a time to look at how they could have done things better, lived life fuller.  For many [...]

“Jesus, All I Want for Christmas is You.”

There is a popular Christmas song out by Mariah Carey called, “All I Want for Christmas is You.”  It’s got a good beat, she has a great voice, and the song plays frequently on the radio and Pandora.  As I listened to her sing it this morning, I thought about [...]

Praise God for His Creation!

Nick and I just returned from a lovely weekend in New Mexico.  We started our journey in Albuquerque, where Nick attended a few meetings, and I got some much appreciated downtime.  After his meetings ended, we drove a little north and spent a couple days in Santa Fe.  What a [...]

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