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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…

Slowing Down to Observe Advent

By Donnie Berry | December 9, 2019 |

It’s December, the season of hustle and bustle. It’s interesting to me that while this season is one of the busiest of the year, according to the Christian calendar, which helps us mark time in a different way and according to a different story, this time of year is a time for learning to slow…

Take Note of This Moment

By Phil Schaefer | November 25, 2019 |

Earlier this month, Christian Fellowship held a groundbreaking ceremony for the building of a new church facility on 37 acres that had been purchased a number of years ago. As someone who has been a part of our church for many years said to me, “This is really exciting! We’re really doing this!” It was…

We Are Not of the World, So that We Can Be for the World

By Donnie Berry | November 19, 2019 |

We live in a culture that is highly polarized and divided on all kinds of issues, and this raises important questions for us as Christians. What does love and faithfulness to Jesus look like in our culture? We’ve been reading through the Gospel of John as part of our Bible Reading Plan, and one of…

Dear America

By Phil Schaefer | October 17, 2019 |

We are living in a time when followers of Christ are asking questions about how to engage in conversations about social issues. An ever-growing number are asking, “how can we think ‘Christianly’ about these issues?” Many do not want to get pulled into the strong-willed political perspectives but also do not want to sit on…

The Beauty We Long For, Part 3

By Donnie Berry | October 3, 2019 |

As part of our Philippians sermon series, I preached recently on “The Bedrock of Joy.” I said that the roots of joy can be traced all the way back to the eternal fellowship of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Before creation, before anything else existed, Father, Son, and Spirit were in the most…

Saints, It’s Time To Pray!

By Phil Schaefer | September 19, 2019 |

The Scripture speaks of the people of God discerning the time of their visitation. By that it means the time when God begins to move in a distinctive way – when it’s time for Joshua to enter the Promised Land; when it’s time for the rebuilding of Jerusalem after its destruction; and when it’s time…

The Beauty We Long For, Part 2

By Donnie Berry | September 5, 2019 |

If you had to pick a song that best captured our human experience—an anthem for our existence—what would it be? I don’t know for sure, but I think U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” would be up there on my list. Maybe you’re familiar with the lyrics: I have climbed the highest…