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Services

Sunday - 9:30 and 11:00 AM Worship | Wednesday - 7:00 PM worship

october 2020

Sunday services: Worship at 9:30 and 11:00 am

(kidztown services offered at 11:00)

Tuesday Care Ministry: 9:30am in the dining hall. Reaching out to show we care. LEARN MORE

Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm in the Worship Center

KidzTown bible study and activities in KidzTown. (Nursery, preschool and children through grade 6) 

Students bible study and activities in the Youth building.  (7th-12th grades)

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a look ahead

+Wednesday October 7: Fellowship at the Pond 6:00-8:00    We will have a wonderful time of fellowship followed by worship and a time of devotion. Please bring  chair and join us for an enjoyable evening.

++ATTENTION STUDENTS: October 11 will be our next Student Night Light. We will meet at the pond at 5:00 for dinner and fellowship. Bring a chair and flashlight. 

+++October 18: Registration opens for Christmas at the Rigde. The event will be held December 12 here at Chestnut Ridge.

++++October 21: Join us at 7:00 for a special forum on Morality, Civic Duty and Christian Beliefs. 

++++ October 28: Megan Chambers will be sharing with the ladies in the Worship Center, the men will meet with Pastor Greg separately. 

+++++ Town Hall Talks with Pastor Greg: There are several opportunities available to you for connect with Pastor Greg regarding where we are as a church on mission in today's world, and where we are going during the pandemic and beyond. Go to the Church Center app and click on "Events" to register for a Tuesday morning session, or stay after service on Wednesday October 28 or November 4. Tuesday sessions are limited to 25 people so please register soon, no need to register for a Wednesday evening.

Coming up in NOVEMBER: Join us on Wendesdays for a candid discussion about marriage led by Pastor Greg and his wife Kristi. This series is intended to be valuable to adults in every stage of marriage: unmarried, newly married, etc. You must be present to participate, due to the personal nature of some topics this series will not be broadcast on social media.



a message from pastor greg

Pastor’s Blog  October 2, 2020

While being down for two weeks with Covid, God has caused me to evaluate many things in both life and in ministry. One of the texts HE used was Matthew chapter 8.

In the first 17 verses of Matthew chapter 8, Jesus is healing and interacting with people until the multitude started growing around Him. At that point He gives a command for the disciples to cross with Him to the other side of the sea of Galilee. While they are crossing, a great storm arises, and the boat starts taking on water. Jesus, meanwhile, is fast asleep in the back of the boat.

They wake Jesus to inform Him that they are going to die. Jesus gets up, stops the storm, and rebukes the disciples for being fearful and faithless.

When He does this, the disciples, who had watched Jesus heal and do miracles, say to each other "Who can this be that even the winds and the sea obey Him?" (Matthew 8:27)

Back in verses 8-10 Jesus admired an officer of the Roman army for his humility and his faith in the authority of Christ. He actually says He had not even seen faith that great in all of Israel. Somehow the centurion understands when those closest to Jesus do not.

It's not about the boat!

It's about knowing Jesus. It took the boat and the storm for the disciples to be confronted with the idea that there is nothing that Jesus isn't capable of. 

It’s not about the boat! The whole foundation of the New Testament Church, the new covenant, even salvation itself was IN that boat. 

But it wasn't the boat's responsibility to save the Kingdom, nor is it ours. 

Not a building. Not a program. Not a conference.

Jesus is bigger than a boat.

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be a good influence

We all know that the best leaders are those who lead by example. Be intentional about letting your kids see you praying, studying your Bible and reading for enjoyment! Are you in need of something to read? Many great selections have been made available for you at the Connection Center at or below cost. 
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