This fall on Saturday, October 29, 2-6:30 p.m., 10 Duncanville churches will be hosting an event called Community in Unity. The main goal of the event is to bring together the community — government, church, business, and schools. There will be a storytelling and musical concert featuring Duncanville Pastors, the Duncanville Community Chorus, the Duncanville High School Choir, as well as special guests: The Dallas Police Choir, Canta Tejana Idol Monica Saldivar, ASAINT, and the CFC Band. We will also be accepting non-perishable food and monetary donations for the Duncanville Outreach Ministry (DOM).
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If you read a local newspaper or keep up with Yahoo (or some other) News, you will see reports on the health of companies. “Sears closing a whole bunch of KMart stores” one headline reads. You might have heard similar reports about churches, such as “Church attendance declining across denominations.” It is true. More churches close now–10,000 estimated in 2015. The wise congregation faces reality and regroups. After Peter declared “Jesus is the Son of the Living God” Jesus replied, “On this Rock I will build my church, and Hades will not prevail against it.”
In times past it seemed that God’s kingdom was declining. At the time of Isaiah many of God’s people had turned away from their faith. But through spiritual leaders God’s people took a look at reality and regrouped. They revisited the basics and it helped people greatly. We at First Presbyterian are doing just that. What is it in church that feeds us? What helps us be the Rock that Jesus talks about? That’s the subject for this Sunday. Join us for Sunday School at 9:15 for all ages, and Worship at 10:30. Remember, NO POTLUCK tomorrow! DEACON’S DINNER IS COMING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, RIGHT AFTER WORSHIP! I can’t wait to see you!
READ THE MESSAGE: Faith that Matters
You might remember that old song by Paul Simon: “Hear my words that I might teach you, Take my arms that I might reach you.” But my words like silent raindrops fell, And echoed in the wells of silence. The song’s lyrics capture the silence that occurs whether there’s literal silence or just people not listening to one another.
How is your experience of being heard or of listening to others these days?
Some say ‘talk is cheap.’ Perhaps it is, but it seems that if we talk to have a conversation, it becomes more meaningful. Elijah was “talked to” by Jezebel. “I’m going to kill you by sundown!” Those words cast fear into him and he ran for days, finally to God’s mountain, seeking answers. God did not disappoint. God spoke, even in the silence. This week we talk about how to hear God even in the silence. It’s a message you might want to hear! Sunday School at 9:15 and Worship Service at 10:30. I can’t wait to see you!
READ the Message: Trust God with the Outcome