A Time to Be Thankful

“Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song.” – Psalm 95:2 If you are like me, you may be asking yourself, “Where did this year go?” It seems like only yesterday it was May and we were preparing for the summer ministries. Now, we [...]

“It Takes a Village…”

“There is an African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” This proverb became well known in 1996 when the First Lady of the United States, Hilary Clinton, used it in the title of her book, It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us. [...]

“Thank You!”

As I sat at my desk today preparing to share “A Word” with you, what keeps coming to my mind is, “Thank you.” “Thank you!” for being a church that prays. “Thank you!” for being a church that gives so generously. “Thank you!” for being a church that supports a [...]

A Month of Missions

Yay God! for a busy summer season. August has developed into a mission’s month. We will hear from various groups each Sunday morning to see what God is doing through the people of YCOG. Weird Animals will begin to appear on August 3rd when we open our doors to the [...]

“Are Christians Distinctive?”

While looking through some of my friend posts on Facebook, I came across the following report that was shared by Don Denisson, Director of Cross Cultural Ministries at the Churches of God, General Conference. Don begins his post with the question, “Are Christians Distinctive?” After reading the report myself, the [...]

Understanding the Heart of John

Each week  through the summer months, we will continue to read together through the Epistle of 1 John. Although it is classified as a letter, there is no opening address or closing as we find when we read the letters written by the Apostle Paul. However, as we read through [...]

The Bucket List

A few years ago, a movie came out called, “The Bucket List.” The main plot follows two terminally ill men (portrayed by Nicholson and Freemen) on a road trip with a wish list of things to do before they “kick the bucket.” I’ve referred to this “bucket list” concept in [...]

A Living Hope

Looking out the window, it is hard to believe that spring is coming, but it is. God is faithful. Even when the sky is gray and the snow has turned an ugly black color, we know that spring is coming, and knowing that gives us hope. Hope that the sun [...]

Spiritual Discipline

If you have been watching TV recently, I’m sure you have seen more than one weight loss commercial over the past few weeks. Some encourage you to run out and purchase a gym membership. Others promote diet pills and diet plans, and some include all the food you need to [...]

How Are We Doing?

It’s the end of the year, and a good time to take the pulse of the church. How are we doing? I can say for myself that I am so privileged and so honored to be a part of what God is doing through the Yocumtown Church of God. What [...]



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