Skyler’s Blog Takeover

Disclaimer: Hello, I am the CBF Summer Intern for Holmeswood, Skyler Lessenden, and for this week I get the chance to write this blog. I am a little unsure of what to write about, but I will do my best and hopefully you all enjoy!  Over the last couple of months the world has been…

Summer is Here!!

Hello, Families! Summer is Here, and we want to make sure you know about these exciting camps coming up for your children/teens. Elementary-aged students’ families in the Center School District received our Summer Camps Flyer, so our camper spots are filling up quickly! Please make sure the graduating Kindergarten—6th graders in your life are registered…

Game Night This Friday

Friday, May 18 from 6:30-8:30 Fellowship Hall We’ll have FOOD on STICKS for dinner! (easier to play games and eat at the same time) Things like chicken kabobs, corn dogs, veggies, desserts. Come join us! We are hiring a new Nursery Caregiver! As Mrs. Jeanne retires at the end of the month, we are looking…

4. Can I be a Christian and not go to church?

Disclaimer: For the next 8 weeks (Weeks of April 11–May 27), I’m going to throw out a tough faith question. We will unpack it a bit, and I hope we can all *simmer* on it throughout the week and find moments to talk with God, ourselves and each other about the topic. Special thanks to…

Party tonight

Last Faith and Fun tonight! As we wrap up our school year and prep for summer shenanigans, let’s party! Pizza dinner in Fellowship Hall and games in the gym. 5:30-7:30pm tonight!

3. Can I believe in both science and God?

DISCLAIMER: FOR THE NEXT 8 WEEKS (WEEKS OF APRIL 11–MAY 27), I’M GOING TO THROW OUT A TOUGH FAITH QUESTION. WE WILL UNPACK IT A BIT, AND I HOPE WE CAN ALL *SIMMER* ON IT THROUGHOUT THE WEEK AND FIND MOMENTS TO TALK WITH GOD, OURSELVES AND EACH OTHER ABOUT THE TOPIC. SPECIAL THANKS TO…

2. Am I ever unlovable to God?

Disclaimer: For the next 8 weeks (Weeks of April 11–May 27), I’m going to throw out a tough faith question. We will unpack it a bit, and I hope we can all *simmer* on it throughout the week and find moments to talk with God, ourselves and each other about the topic. Special thanks to…

1. Why does God let bad things happen?

Disclaimer: For the next 8 weeks (Weeks of April 11–May 27), I’m going to throw out a tough faith question. We will unpack it a bit, and I hope we can all *simmer* on it throughout the week and find moments to talk with God, ourselves and each other about the topic. Special thanks to…

Where do we go from here?

TODAY marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination at Memphis’ Lorraine Motel on April 4, 1968. Today’s event theme is Where do we go from here? All day long, news and media outlets will focus on Dr. King’s life. Our job is to focus on his legacy. Our youth group visited Memphis…

Holmeswood’s Heartland VBS!

  Holmeswood’s Heartland VBS EDIT Summer is on its way! We have an exciting new plan for VBS this year–we’re partnering with Missions and Heartland Camps to bring a 5-day, ALL-day camp to church! Check out this video to experience the week: Holmeswood’s Heartland VBS June 18 – 22, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm*…

Pancakes, Ashes and Mini Tacos? Weird.

Happy Shrove Tuesday!  Some call it Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, too. And it’s all the same–a time to clear out the “fat” and anything holding us back from getting closer to God. Really, Laurel, fat?? Well, the “fat” is a symbol of people clearing out the butter, eggs and cream from their homes, so…

Lent, not just the stuff in my pockets

 What is Lent? A church season that includes 40 days (not including Sundays) of preparing for Easter (God’s ultimate sacrifice of Jesus + Jesus’ resurrection for the forgiveness of our sins); just like Advent, we must “get ready” through prayer, “fasting” and acts of service. It’s like “Spring Cleaning” of your life! Lent IS… time…