A Family of Hope
by Dan Vandzura on November 22nd, 2022
This Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent season. If you’ll be joining us in our advent observances this year and engaging with the readings each night, you’ll notice that the first section is labeled, “hope”. Hope is traditionally connected with the first candle in the advent wreath, and it’s not hard to see why such a designation is appropriate.What is harder to see is why Matthew, one of th...  Read More
Gratitude?
by Josh Cervone on November 18th, 2022
Thanksgiving has once again arrived. It is a day that we set aside to focus on what we are thankful for in our lives. This has been a national holiday here in the US since President Licoln made it one in 1863. In recent years, it seems that we have drifted away from gratitude as the focus of the holiday. Our culture seems to go from Halloween to Black Friday to Christmas with no break in between. ...  Read More
Ahaz the Loser
by Pete Nelson on November 4th, 2022
I enjoy reading through the Old Testament. The accounts of men and women and their journey of faith (and unfaithfulness) I find intriguing. 2 Chronicles 27 is a very short chapter, only 9 verses. But it talks about Jotham, son of Uzziah who reigned as king for 16 years. Verse 6 gives us a snapshot of his character and reign. It says this “Jotham grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before t...  Read More
Spooky Season and Matthew 6
by Josh Cervone on October 21st, 2022
October has arrived and brought with it chilly weather and spooky season. For those unfamiliar with that phrase, spooky season is about Halloween and the festivities that surround it. Trick or treating, scary movies, chilly nights, bonfires, etc. But have no fear, we are not going to be talking about Halloween today. We are going to be talking about anxiety and fear, though. October is the season ...  Read More
A New Tool
by Rob Thompson on October 14th, 2022
If you’re as old as I am, or maybe even older, you might remember the mid to late 1980’s ATT advertising campaign, “Reach out and touch someone”. The ads ended with… “when the people you love come through loud and clear, that’s ATT”. How about this…   Read More
Servants: The Gift that Keeps on Giving
by Pete Nelson on October 7th, 2022
In so many of the apostle Paul's writings, he refers to himself as “a servant of the Lord." More accurately, “a bondservant”, saying he belonged to someone. Clearly, it was his understanding that he belongs to the Lord and that serving is part of who he is!Every time I think of the Beacon family, I am so grateful for the number of servants that grace our church!Today I was visiting our Hope Chest ...  Read More
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