Cable News, Pharisees, and You
by Josh Cervone on January 15th, 2021
We are a tad over 2 weeks into the new year and it has already been action packed. The worldwide pandemic has continued with ever increasing infection numbers here in the US and abroad. We have seen the chaos and ongoing division that is spewing forth from Washington and various other locations across the country. We have all felt the anxiety and confusion of this time. And on top of that it feels...
by Pete Nelson on January 3rd, 2021
Our scripture passage for the year is Psalm 121:I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there?My help comes from the Lord,who made heaven and earth!He will not let you stumble;the one who watches over you will not slumber.Indeed, he who watches over Israelnever slumbers or sleeps.The Lord himself watches over you!The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.The sun will not harm y...
by Josh Cervone on December 26th, 2020
Merry Christmas! From the pastors and staff of Beacon we hope you have a wonderful day celebrating our Savior's birth with you family and friends. Jesus came as a baby with the ultimate goal of redeeming us and righting our relationship with the Father. What a beautiful birth to celebrate today!!...
"Come in, and Know me Better, Man!"
by Dan Vandzura on December 18th, 2020
As many of you may have noticed, that title is a famous line from a Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. It’s a warm invitation from the Ghost of Christmas Present to Scrooge to come closer and join him in celebration.Modern Americans, however, are not always great at knowing people. In a busy world and a society that values individualism over a community, hospitality and intimacy are lost arts. Consider...
Red Rider BB Gun...
by Rob Thompson on December 11th, 2020
It's Christmas time. It's a time set aside for family, for lights and decorations, remembering and reflection, for Hallmark movies. In our family, it's a time for ELF and Polar Express! It's also a time set aside for GIFTS (giving and receiving)! I've been waiting my whole life for...
'Tis the Season
by Pete Nelson on December 4th, 2020
It’s December. We are now full swing into the Christmas season! Of course, as with everything else in 2020, this is shaping up to look different. There’s a certain sadness to that, understandably, because well, we are generally not too fond of change! As Christmas Day draws near I simply want to give us a few observations about finding joy in the midst of “the uniquely challenging “ season we’ve b...