Lift Every Voice and Living Abundantly

July 16, 2018
16 Jul 2018


(Proverbs 31:8-9 and John 10:1-10)

By Rev. Andy Acton and Rev. Jennie Sankey

Reflections on this summer’s HS Montreat Youth Conference “Lift Every Voice,” and the MS & HS Youth Mission Trip with Asheville Youth Mission, “Living Your Faith.” 

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Belonging in Community

July 8, 2018
08 Jul 2018


(Psalm 123, Mark 6:1-13)

By Anne Fyffe

(guest preacher who received her MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary in May 2018 and is a candidate for ordination in the PC(USA). Pleasant Hill offered a neutral pulpit for Anne to preach and be heard by the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee of a local Presbyterian church.)

Jesus sends us out to form community. Not a perfect community but one that makes authentic connections with one another and God.

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Things That Matter: Having Enough

July 1, 2018
01 Jul 2018

(Exodus 16:9-21 and 2 Corinthians 8:8-15)

By Dr. Joel Alvis

We live in a time where society pushes messages of fear and scarcity. And yet we are reminded in scripture and our faith experiences that God provides an abundance of hope and love for all of us.

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Things That Matter: Peace In Your Heart

June 24, 2018
24 Jun 2018

(Psalm 107: 23-32; Mark 4: 35-41)

By Rev. Jody Andrade

As we journey into the unknown future, anxiety threatens to overtake us. Trust in God’s presence, found in the Word and in one another.

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Things that Matter: The Little Things

June 17, 2018
17 Jun 2018

(Psalm 92, Mark 4: 26-34)

Often it’s the little things that bring about the greatest results, much like a mustard seed…if we have ears to hear and eyes to see.

By Dr. Joel Alvis

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Things That Matter: The Power of Family

June 10, 2018
10 Jun 2018

(I Samuel 8: 4-11, 16-20; Mark 3: 20-35)

By Dr. Joel Alvis

Today’s scripture readings remind us of the significance of being baptized into family–at home and church.

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Things That Matter: Stretch Out Your Hand

June 3, 2018
03 Jun 2018

(Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-18, Mark 2: 23 – 3:6)

By Dr. Joel Alvis

To connect with the wonder of God in Christ and to show compassion to others, we must be willing to stretch out our hand.

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For God So Loved

May 27, 2018
27 May 2018

(John 3:1-17)

Trinity Sunday

By Rev. Andy Acton

“For God so loved” that God through the Spirit sent Jesus to show love to humanity and God continues to call us through the Spirit to share and teach Christ’s love to others.

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Choir-Led Worship Service

May 20, 2018
20 May 2018

Purpose and Preference

May 20, 2018
20 May 2018


(Psalm 66 and Acts 17:16-33)

8:30 am Worship

By Dr. Joel Alvis

Our purposes and preferences help shape how we connect our faith to everyday life

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