The Weekly Epistle 11/9/22

Seeing what matters: Gaining clarity for the year ahead
Do you long to experience more of the kingdom of heaven here – more goodness, more joy, more fullness, in your daily emotions, finances, health, and relationships?
We all know it’s possible. And we know there must be practical things we could do today to bring more of that about. Yet living in a whirlwind of busyness, reacting to a world going crazy, and sifting through mountains of options each day makes us confused, stuck, and often overwhelmed.

Join us on December 2 from 7:00-8:30 PM for practical guidance in developing a renewed vision for your life, your impact, and your relationships, and grow in skills to make it possible!
Come as Ryan Barton leads us through his story of brokenness and ongoing transformation. He will share his perspective and tools he has learned as he has pursued fullness in emotional experience, in business, in ministry, and in family.  He will guide us not just in teaching, but in practical exercises that help us discern a vision for the future, grant inspiration for the hard work necessary, and provide practical tools for the path.  Leave with a new sense of clarity, tools you can use regularly, and a spiritually healthy approach to New Year’s reflection and goal planning.
Remember it is Friday night, December 2 @ 7:00. 
Looking ahead, on January 14, 2023, Rachel Gilson will be leading a workshop on “The Gospel & LGBT Questions.”
Also, in January, I will be leading a six-week Men’s Bible Study on “The essentials for Spiritual Growth.”  That study on Saturday mornings will begin on January 21 at 8:00.
In the spring we will be hosting a marriage conference.  More details to come on this conference, the men’s study, and the January workshop.
            Be a blessing to others this week! 
            Blessings to you, Pastor Brian

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

Making a Case for Hope
 1 Peter 3:13-22

Link to This Sunday Worship Service


Cindy Adkins’ Community Group

Cindy’s community group is looking for three more women to join them on Friday evenings at 7:00.

Operation Christmas Child

Pick up your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to fill at the back of the church. Collection week starts November 14th & ends November 21st. If you have questions, Dave & Betsy will be available to answer them.

OWLS –   Older, Wiser, Loving Seniors

It is that time of year again when we will be packing the boxes for Operation Christmas Child as well as put together the wrapping paper packages for the Love INC Christmas Blessings Project which we have done the past few years.
Plan to join us on Friday, November 18th at 1PM in the Fellowship Hall to complete these two projects for our community and children of the world.
The fellowship will be wonderful and, of course, we will have a snack to enjoy as well.
Patsy Tacker, Jay and Bette Moreau, and Norma Phillips

Ushers and Greeters Needed

We are looking for some friendly faces to join the hospitality team as ushers and greeters. This is a great opportunity to serve the body and guests of our church. Please email Susan Lyle at for more information. 

Living Hope ~~~~ Church Directory

We are updating our church directory. Please consider taking a few minutes to add or update your information for the directory. If you prefer not to be included in the directory, please email or call the office. Click the link and enter information or find paper forms on ministry counter.


Workday on Saturday, November 12 from 8-noon.  Please come out to help even if you cannot be here the entire time.  An hour or more would be greatly appreciated!  If you have any questions, please see/contact Bill Wixson.   603-524-8580   Stay tuned for weather updates

Welcome Luncheon

Welcome Luncheon following the second service today. If you have started attending church in the last two years, and haven’t been to the luncheon, you are invited to attend.