FCC Staff Blog

Running the Race

Posted by Brooks Wachs on

Life often has so many similarities to running a race. When I say a race I am not talking a sprint, but rather talking a marathon. Life will have its ups and downs. Where will you set your eyes when the obstacles happen? Will you give up? Will you try to push on yourself? Will you turn your eyes...

Counting Every Blessing

Posted by Susan Ridgway on

For the month of November we will be learning a new song by Rend Collective called "Counting Every Blessing".  It is based on Psalm 34:1-3 where David determines that he will praise the Lord regardless of his circumstances which at that moment were very troubling.  He was in danger of...

Baptized Into Christ and For The World

Posted by David Barber on

This morning I find myself a little under the weather. With 6 kids in your home there's 6 times as much of an opportunity to "catch" something. It's amazing how contagious common colds can be. The pharmaceutical business makes big money on providing drugs that treat symptoms or attempt to...

Celebrating God

Posted by Brooks Wachs on

In life we so often miss the opportunities to celebrate what God is doing in our lives. We spend so much time focused on what isn't going right that we forget that God is doing amazing things in each and everyone one of our lives. This past week I was in Colorado at a retreat called CIY...

Song of the Month

Posted by Susan Ridgway on

Hey everyone! We will be learning a new song in the month of October called "Tremble"  by Mosaic MSC.  The scripture that inspired the band to write this worship song is Psalm 97:4 which says, "His lighting lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles."  This month our sermon...

Praying in the Mundane

Posted by Daniel Acton on

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (ESV) I have always struggled with this idea of “praying without ceasing” that Paul speaks about here and it seems...

No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets

Posted by Dusty Cookson on

This past weekend we talked about what it means to show courage in the face of conformity, criticism and crisis. In scripture, we find Esther showing this incredible courage. Courage the can only be found from Almighty God: “Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: “Go and...

We Are Church

Posted by David Barber on

My family and I took a short weekend to spend some time with other adoptive families. In fact, many of their children are family and close friends to our children before they became “ours.” I was reflecting on the beauty of people from India, America, Haiti, and a German young woman...

Going for the Goal

Posted by Brooks Wachs on

The school year has just started…for many people this means a change of pace, new routines, brand new challenges, and all kinds of new obstacles to take on. Honestly the start of the school year is always an exciting time. During this time of change in our lives we can take advantage of...