...Know, Grow, Go, Show, Sow
We are a congregation that enjoys worshiping and learning about God in a casual atmosphere, with lots of great activities for kids and teens, and many opportunities for you and your family to become active in a caring, Christian community.
We are a church where lives are transformed in Jesus Christ. The cross in our logo signifies the life we have in Him and that He is the foundation of all we do. The leaves represent the five aspects of our mission statement: To help persons KNOW Christ and GROW in their faith in order to GO outside our doors and SHOW His love through words and actions to SOW seeds of faith in others.
Pastor Bob and children from our congregation pray over the
168 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes we are sending
to Samaritan's Purse.
Thankful for Advent
The frost is still on the pumpkins, but believe it or not, the holidays will be upon us in no time. We are preparing for a flurry of fun, festive activities, meaningful services and events for this Season of Advent, which begins Sunday, November 29.
Some of the highlights planned at the church include The Hanging of the Greens Party (Nov. 29), the Stow Heritage Ringers Holiday Concert (Dec. 4), the WISH Christmas Tea (Dec. 5) and the Advent Family Gathering with a pot luck dinner, making Chrismons (Christian symbol ornaments) and traditional carol sing in the sanctuary (Dec. 6). And that’s just the first week of Advent!
Of course there is much, much more, but be sure to mark your calendars for these great events, and invite some friends too!
Find great Christian materials and
Christmas gifts to purchase.
Support the local Christian bookstore by buying locally.
Benefit our church library that receives a
percentage of all in-store sales November 30th.
This Week at SPC
I remember watching VeggieTales with my kids when they were young. We would sing the songs and learn Biblical concepts together. One of the favorites was “Madame Blueberry”, based very loosely off of the classic “Madame Bovary.” The song in that particular VeggieTales episode had a refrain in the chorus that reminded children that, “a thankful heart is a happy heart.”
That is a concept that has remained with me all these years, and hopefully with my children as well. You see, Madame Blueberry had to learn that no amount of material possessions, which came from the fictitious “Stuff Mart” for the VeggieTales (akin to Amazon or Wal-Mart for us) would satisfy her. In the end, everyone came to understand the Biblical understanding of thankfulness, and they all lived happily ever after.Read more...