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Founded in 1855. In pioneer days, church groups met in homes and later in one-room schools. Revival meetings were held in the Baldwin one-room school on the corner of Gunn and Orion Roads.
Advent and a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service:
The service begins at 8p.m.....
Do you feel a disconnected from others in your community? Do you feel a sense to belong? Please come and join us!
Paint Creek is an "Official Certifying Organization" for The President's Volunteer Service Award program.
The Call for Nominations
The purpose for the President's Volunteer Service Awards is to honor the hundreds of thousands of people across America that have volunteered hundreds, if not thousands of hours over their lifetimes. The program was established to honor the volunteer works of individuals, families and organizations throughout the United States. There have been several variations of this program using different names, including the President's Volunteer Action Award from the 1980's.
The current program is called the President's Volunteer Service Award and was created by President George W. Bush in 2002. He made this program known during his State of the Union address that year. In January 2003, President George W.Bush created an Executive Order that created the President's Council on Service and Civil Participation. The Council was established to recognize the important contributions Americans of all ages are making within their communities through service and civic engagement. The President's Volunteer Service Award is now an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service and the points of Light Institute. The awards are three levels and four categories of this award varying by age. The awards can be received by an individual, family or group for volunteer hours given during any 12 month period.
Advent & Christmas 2014
It can’t be Advent already! Friends, Christmas will come whether we get ready for it ornot. Christ will come whether we’re ready or not. So now the greens have been hung,the candles have been placed, and the first Advent candle has been lit.
So as we approach, meet and go through this season of Advent we will begin the cycle of the church year all over again. We will look forward to Christ’s advent into the world.We will gaze into the face of the babe of Bethlehem who came to lay down His life as aransom for our tired souls.
Advent is the season when we prepare ourselves to receive God’s gift of Jesus. It is a time of “getting ready” for the celebration of Christmas.
Advent invites us to fill the cup of today with a full measure of tomorrow. Advent is the season of the Christian church for expectation, waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Christ.
And what our children need this Christmas is not a bunch of things. What they need istime with people who love them, people who will affirm them. Don’t spend more timeat the mall then at the manger. Don’t focus too much on what is under the tree and toolittle on who is in the stable. Don’t get so caught up in the superficial busy-ness of Christmas that you forget the essential business of Christ.
My gift to you as your Pastor this Advent season is to bring the heartbeat of the living Christ to our congregations. To be there for you in the spirit of Christ in your joy’s and your sorrows from the cradle to the grave.
Lois and I will receive many wonderful gifts I am certain of that, but one of the most treasured gifts that we will receive this year is the gift of your presence in our lives.Make unwrapping Heaven’s gift the first gift on Christmas morning. Merry Christmas and have a blessed and joyous New Year.
Grace, Peace & Love,