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The Epic Journey

By Christian Fellowship | May 10, 2021 |

A word from God given through Gary Dietrich in 2021: Most people would say that life is a journey. Yes, there are probably going to be some obstacles along the way, possibly even some major pitfalls. And even though the headlines declare daily that all is not well with the world, we go from day…

The Pillar of Power

By Christian Fellowship | March 24, 2021 |

A word and vision from God given through Joe Gaboury on January 15, 2021: I saw the church [Christian Fellowship] as having one foundation pillar with four parts. The parts were from brother Bob’s word to Christian Fellowship in the 80’s. It is our pillar of purpose. CF is a house of prayer, a house…

Savor the Ordinary Moments

By Beth Bramstedt | October 5, 2020 |

“She recognized him…” Luke 2:38 In Luke 2 we read of Anna, once a young widow who had devoted her entire life to God. For more than 80 years she served faithfully at the temple, in fasting and prayer, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Messiah. She desperately longed to meet the Savior of her…

Gentleness in a Culture of Outrage: Book Resources

By Donnie Berry | September 3, 2020 |

This past Sunday, I preached on “Gentleness in a Culture of Outrage.” There are a few books I’ve been reading that have been helpful to me on this subject. If you are wanting to grow in the particular ways that I talked about in the sermon, let me recommend these resources to you. Gentle and…

Letter from Pastor Phil

By Phil Schaefer | May 28, 2020 |

Dear Christian Fellowship Family, As we cautiously re-open our church building in June, we want to keep a certain kind of spirit in our thinking – The spirit of being respectful of different levels of risk tolerance among our members. The key word here is respect. We have consulted with doctors and scientists in our…

Light in the Darkness

By Beth Bramstedt | March 31, 2020 |

“I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will never die.” John 11:25 There is something ominous about darkness – the shadows, the temptations, the grief. Darkness is the place of secrets and the breeding ground for fear. It heightens our senses and magnifies our emotions. Yet darkness is inescapable. It…

Those Strange Old Testament Laws: Part 2

By Donnie Berry | March 18, 2020 |

Just how do we, as Christians, relate to the laws in the Old Testament? Are we supposed to keep them? Some of them? All of them? In my last post I gave a few guiding principles to help us. Today, I want to look at a variety of laws given in Leviticus 19 to help…

Those Strange Old Testament Laws: Part 1

By Donnie Berry | March 17, 2020 |

In our Bible Reading Plan for 2020, we’ve been reading through the Pentateuch (the first 5 books of the Old Testament). And if you’ve made it past Genesis, that means you’ve encountered God’s laws given to the people of Israel. We read about them in Exodus. And in Leviticus. And Numbers. And Deuteronomy. Lots of…

Christian Fellowship’s Weekly Update

By Christian Fellowship | March 10, 2020 |

Last updated 09/16/2020 Christian Fellowship family, ​As Pastor Phil shared on Sunday, we are planning to relaunch our 11 am service in October, and we don’t want to do it without you! It’s no secret that CF wouldn’t be what it is without our many volunteers, especially those who have served faithfully throughout the pandemic.…

Ash Wednesday

By Phil Schaefer | February 21, 2020 |

A couple of years ago, I was watching one of the cable news channels and I noticed the news anchor had a black mark on her forehead. I immediately knew what it was, and I was a bit surprised that she could go on national television, do her job, and have that mark. That day…