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November 10, 2016

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Election day is over, but the election is not.  As much as we naively hoped that the morning of November 9 would put the madness of the contest behind us, people in our congregation are both rejoicing and mourning due to the outcome of the presidential election.  So, while we may be divided politically, what a great opportunity to be united as a church family around something that transcends earthly power.

Let’s gather this Sunday and enter into the Kingdom of God together. When we gather on Sundays to sing songs, teach children, shake hands, hear Scripture explained, and partake of communion, we enter into a different realm.  The Kingdom of God is among us. The Kingdom of God is the rule of God, and by grace He will continue to rule our hearts and congregation.

Please come Sunday.  Let’s heal together.  Let’s hope together.  We exist to Know His Love, Share His Love.  Let’s share His love to each other, so we can share it with the world.

I love being your pastor,


October 12, 2016

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I hope you guys are enjoying Fall Break in Sumner County.  A quick reminder that there is no Awana, ExitSeven youth or any other mid-week activities at CIL this week.

My family missed being in church last week, but I know Sunday’s service was outstanding. I am so grateful for the talent, heart, and leadership of Aubrey, Jen, Greg, Deborah and Chip. In addition, Deanna Powell staffed an incredible nursery on Sunday like she does every week.  What a team!

This Sunday, children’s ministry will be back in full operation, and I will be preaching in both services.  My message is titled, Choosing A Life of Joy.  As we look at one of my favorite passages in Philippians 4:4-8, I know God is going to speak to each person.  This is a great week to invite someone to CIL. Who do you know that would benefit from the CIL family and experience?  Reach out to that friend.

I love being your pastor!


September 22, 2016

Calling all married, engaged, and dating couples! On Saturday, October 29th, CIL will host a marriage seminar called “The Care and Feeding of Your Marriage” featuring Brent and Janis Sharpe.  The Sharpes are both pastors, as well as licensed marriage and family therapists in private practice, and will give us some practical ways to enrich our relationships.
The cost is $25 per couple, with scholarships available.
The Care and Feeding of Your Marriage is Saturday, October 29th from 9am-12pm.  You can register and pay at cil.churchcenteronline.com.  Please indicate on your registration if you will need childcare so that we can plan accurately.
Also, remember that this Sunday is the last opportunity to nominate Leadership Board members for the 2017-2018 terms. The Leadership Board is the legal board of the organization and oversees the budget and property. Nominations can be submitted at the Communication Center.