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 [...]

Extreme Power in Christ

Are you having an EPIC summer? That’s what our young people are experiencing at Camp YoliJwa. The theme for the summer is Extreme Power In Christ. We’ve been using this as our own theme this summer during our Sunday morning worship services. At camp, each staff member takes the summer theme [...]


A few weeks ago, I began to look a little deeper into the beatitudes.  What I thought would be a few weeks of a sermon series has become a slow study of each of the blessings that Jesus laid out for his disciples and the crowds that followed Him.  Seeing [...]

Braving the Bitter Seasons…Together

Is it cold enough for you? As I drove into the office today, the temperature was 15 degrees outside. Brrr! I am not a fan of the cold. God’s Word says, “There is a time for everything under heaven.” What a wonderful thought! I don’t always understand what God is [...]

A Reason to Celebrate

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! This is the season of advent… the time of “waiting.”  In this advent season, Christ brings hope, love, joy and peace.  It is a time to renew our hearts in anticipation of what is to come. Throughout the Christmas [...]


How could God create both men and women in His image? I may be a little slow, but I’ve noticed some differences. Actually, “made in His image” means we have the ability to reflect His characteristics. We have the ability to love, be patient, forgiving, kind, faithful, etc. For instances, [...]

Searching for Spiritual Leaders

Greetings to all. I am Pastor Dean Baublitz, serving as the Intentional Interim Pastor at the Yocumtown Church of God. We are searching for God’s men to be the next spiritual leaders at Yocumtown. We have formed a search committee and have some well qualified candidates. The Church, the Search [...]



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