Friendship United pastors to move to Ohio
At the end of this week, Karen and Phillip Gibson will say goodbye to the town they’ve called home for more than 20 years. And although it will be a sad occasion for the couple, it’s also the beginning of something very special.
Just as St. Paul wrote to the Church at Philippi I write to you: Twenty years ago in the summer of 1994 when our children had graduated from Rifle High School, I moved to Craig. My husband, Phillip Gibson, Jr., had already lived here two-and-a-half years by himself, transferring here as an MSHA Coal Mine Inspector.
Meeting needs at the practical and educational levels is awesome, but getting to address spiritual needs is amazing.
Okay, the title may have brought many back to the 60s and 70s with the band that has the same name. No this column is not going to reminisce about a band in the past. The Christian church just celebrated one of the three major events in the history of the church, the other two being the birth of Jesus and his resurrection.
Every one of us has weaknesses. There are physical, emotional, relational, financial and intellectual weaknesses. There are things your body can’t do. Some of us even have fashion weaknesses! We have all different kinds of weakness.
When I was reflecting upon what subject I wanted to write about this week, I felt called to write about a portion of the Gospel according to Matthew that kept recurring in my thoughts.
It can be eerily similar with each of us as far as the gospel goes. We so often intend to follow a good, well-planned, righteous path to our heavenly Father and eternal life, but then the wheels come off.
Mark 8:29 (NASB): “But who do you say that I am?’ Peter answered and said to Him, ‘You are the Christ.’” As high school seniors prepare to graduate and move on to the next chapter of their lives, they have many questions that they must answer: What will I do after graduation? What kind of job will I get? Where will I go to college? It seems at times that there is no end to the questions. All of these questions are important, but they are not the most important question. The most important question they will answer is one that was posed more than 2,000 years ago to a group of largely illiterate men who were following Jesus: “Who do you say that I am?”
My name is Scott Middleton, and I, along with my wife, Pam, moved to Craig in January to begin serving with the Craig Christian Church. We had served as missionaries in Scotland for five years. In July 2008, because of my father’s failing health, we returned to the states where I accepted the position as senior minister for Providence Christian Church in Sugar Land, Texas.
“Blessed are those who mourn, ….” “Real love hurts; real love makes you totally vulnerable and open; real love will take you far beyond yourself; and therefore real love will devastate you,” (quoted from “The Wisdom Jesus,” Cynthia Bourgeault).
We live in a great community, don’t you agree? Sure we have our problems, but we work together to try to resolve them.
Sunday is a significant day for those of the Christian faith as they celebrate the events forming the basis of their religion, the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. With numerous local sites to worship during the holiday, the Craig Daily Press has compiled a brief history for many of the churches in town.
Craig Easter egg hunt features many activities
For the third year in a row, New Creation Church is hosting an Easter egg hunt for families in the community at 11 a.m. Saturday.
I see it silently in stores all around town. They cry out for me, take me home, take me home let me go home with you. It is the pastel-colored flowers, reminding me of spring.
I just returned from a week in Florida, where I experienced reinforcement in Biblical principles I am learning regarding helping people in need. Our family noticed a homeless woman setting up “camp” on the beach we were enjoying. Camp consisted of a number of cardboard boxes, a few beach towels and two well-worn beach umbrellas.