News & Views


May-June 2019

From Pastor Don Moving from Pastor to Friend I hope that you are as encouraged and excited as I am about the arrival of Pastor Karen Muntzing as the next lead pastor of Christ Church. I have the advantage of knowing Karen and her gifts for ministry. You will soon […]


February-March 2019

From Pastor Don The Expectation of God’s Abiding Grace As the people were filled with expectation… – Luke 3:15 Prior to the start of Jesus’ public ministry, there was an air of expectation among the people of first century Palestine. An expectation that God was about to do something wonderful […]


December 2018 – January 2019

From Pastor Don For A Limited Time: Luke 2:10-12 The world can be divided into two groups of people. Those who love the McRib sandwich and those who don’t. I happen to be a member of the McRib fan club. A McRib, Dr. Pepper, and fries are my version of […]


October – November 2018

From Pastor Don Join The Celebration As part of our annual pledge drive, you are being asked to consider the gifts that God has blessed you with as a result of your connection with Christ Church. Our pledge drive theme is: Celebrating God’s Gifts. When I think of the variety […]


August – September 2018

From Pastor Don How I Spent My (Spring) and Summer Vacation During the months of April, May, and June I was privileged to embark on a three month spiritual renewal leave. I am so grateful to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, Administrative Board, and our District Superintendent, for approving this time […]


June – July 2018

From Pastor Cheryl Pastor Don is now 6 weeks into his 12 week Spiritual Renewal leave. So this is a good chance to take stock of how things are going. Overall, things are going well! I hope Don’s leave has been restful for him and Sandy. Though we all miss […]


April – May 2018

From Pastor Don: Subtle Christianity Be still before the LORD, and wait patiently for him. – Psalm 37:7 In the days of my youth there was a belief that the louder the music the better. Whenever a complaint was registered against the volume we would reply: “It’s not too loud, […]


February – March 2018

From Pastor Don: Sunrise-Sunset Challenge On January 7th, I encouraged the Christ Church family to set a goal of observing a sunrise and a sunset on the same day sometime in 2018 and to offer a prayer of thanksgiving to God for each. Sometime this year, maybe on your birthday […]


December 2017 – January 2018

From Pastor Don The Advent Count Down Isaiah 2:4, Luke 2:11 It is the count down time of year. Some of us are counting down the days until Christmas. Others are counting down the days until the latest Star Wars movie is released. There are many family gatherings, church, school, […]