Posts by Bill Johnson (Page 3)

Soup’s On!

This coming Lord’s Day is one of our favorite days of the year – RED HEART SUNDAY. It’s just a silly thing we do to liven up the dreary winter of February. Everybody wears something red, we enjoy some nice special music, and we have some fellowship afterwards. This year, we’ll have the American Heritage Girls and Trail Life Boys troops with us, and after the service we will enjoy a soup and salad luncheon. We could use a bit…

Missing Church?

I read an interesting quote by Donald Whitney. He wrote, “If you can miss church and not miss church, then something is absent from your heart and faith.” Ponder on that for a while. It’s actually quite profound, and interesting. And then I hope you’ll join us for worship on Sunday! Sunday School starts at 9:30 and Worship begins at 10:30. If you’ve been missing church, make this the Sunday you get back in the groove.

What a Wonderful Way to Start!

So said our elder, Don Richards, when replying to a question about whether we would have full services on New Year’s Day. Of course the answer is “YES” – all systems are go to start the year out in the Lord’s house. Sunday School will meet as normal at 9:30, as will our normal worship service, starting at 10:30. Don’s entire comment was, “What a wonderful way to start a new year. In the Lord’s house with my brothers and…

A Quiet Week

On this week between the holidays, we’ll be taking a break from a couple of things. Men’s Bible Study for this Tuesday is cancelled, as is the Wednesday Prayer Meeting. Enjoy the week of recovery from Christmas and anticipation of the New Year!  

It’s Christmas Time!

Christmas Eve services – 6:30 PM. Music, communion, candle light. Christmas Day services – 10:30 AM, simple carols and the story of Christmas. This service will be no longer than an hour, so give the Savior that hour and celebrate His birth in His house! (NOTE that there is no Sunday School this week.) For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:11 KJV)


Every year we distribute baskets of food and love to some folks who might need a bit of encouragement at Christmas time. Sometimes that’s due to financial need. Sometimes it’s due to pain and loss. Sometimes it’s due to trials they’re undergoing. We will be packing and distributing the boxes tomorrow morning (Saturday, 12/17) at 9:00 AM. Please come and help if you can. It is not a big time commitment, but it sure might show the love of our…

Good Questions!

It’s the last Wednesday of the month and that means it’s time for the monthly Bible Talk with the Elders, when we work through and attempt to answer questions people have about the Bible. Here are a few questions we will be talking about this evening: What does the Bible say about Christian tithing? Should a Christian tithe? What does the Bible say about dinosaurs? Are there dinosaurs in the Bible? What does the Bible say about drinking alcohol? Is…


This year’s Operation Christmas Child packing party is TOMORROW, Saturday, November 12th, starting at 10AM. Our goal this year is to pack at least 750 boxes, and we’re actually hoping to top 1000. Join us at 10. This is a wonderful ministry for all ages, from the smallest child to the oldest senior. All can be involved and get in on the rewards of sending a box of gifts, the most important of which is the gift of salvation, to…


Just a quick reminder that we serve at the Haven of Rest in Akron on the first Saturday of every month, feeding the homeless and needy. So that’s this Saturday, November 5. We meet at the Haven at 10AM. If you’ve never helped with rewarding ministry, give it a try. If you have questions, you can reach out to Paul Richards or Larry and Karen Cannon.  


This Saturday, October 29th, starting at 4PM, will be the final Campfire Fellowship of the year at Johnson Acres (2509 New Milford Rd). Bring a dish to pass. Bring a chair to sit on. Bring fishing poles. Bring Corn hole sets and any other yard games you like. There will be games and activities for the kids, so bring them! We will have the world famous taco and nacho bar as the main course, and whatever delicious side dishes our…