Category: church

A Mid-Year Assessment

03, July, 2024Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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It’s hard to believe, but we are now closer to Christmas 2024 than we are to Christmas 2023. We’ve reached the halfway point of the year, which seems like a natural tim [...]

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Boring, But Beneficial

04, June, 2024Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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We all do things that aren’t exactly “exciting”, but are still important. I doubt you get a thrill every time you brush your teeth, pay your bills, replace your f [...]

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A Missing Hallelujah

05, March, 2024Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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Before you read any more – at the risk of exposing myself as part of the unsophisticated and unwashed masses when it comes to musical taste – I have an admission to mak [...]

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WANTED: Pray(ers)

06, February, 2024Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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In last month’s blog post, I suggested that a more consistent prayer life could be a noble New Year’s resolution, and pointed our church to a few potential prayer resou [...]

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Help Wanted

07, March, 2023Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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At our annual Congregational Meeting in December, we made two important announcements: first, that Associate Minister Zach Ellsworth (and his wife Hanna) would be shifting away fro [...]

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If Not for the Grace of God, Go I

06, September, 2022Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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Last week, I read a news story about a prominent church leader getting into trouble. This certainly isn’t anything new; we see this happen far too often, from far too many Ch [...]

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Small Groups; Big Difference

02, August, 2022Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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For many years in most American churches, Sunday School was THE place to go for close friendships, extended times of prayer, and deep study of Scripture. Some churches never stoppe [...]

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PVCC Prayer

05, July, 2022Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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Some years ago, our church’s leaders decided to place a greater emphasis on regular, focused times of prayer for our church body. Our first step was planning several organize [...]

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Remember the Saints

02, November, 2021Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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Throughout the ages, many Christians have celebrated November 1 as “All Saints’ Day”. This day is dedicated to remembering the saints of the past; those brothers [...]

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God Works Despite You

20, August, 2021Posted by :Zach Ellsworth

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The Bible is clear on its expectations for humans: perfection. 1 Peter 1:15–16 says, “but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is writte [...]

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