Harvest Time

“For God is the One who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way He will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.”  (2 Corinthians 9:10)

This past summer my granddaughter Flora and I have been growing pole beans in our church “pea patch”. Despite the foraging by occasional deer, we have gathered quite a few meals of green beans from our tripod. Best of all, we have saved some of the biggest pods for seeds for next years crop. Maybe we’ll even plant 2 or 3 stands of these green beans and be able to share them like prolific zucchini with all of you!

When we come to October, we typically come to a season of “harvest” in the lifestyle of most of us living near to the land. In Church we gather and celebrate this year’s bountiful growing season with gratitude to God who made it grow.  Harvest time is also a time to set aside seeds for next year’s planting. It really is an act of faith to set aside the best for the future, trusting that an even bigger crop will be available if we do.

I’m really excited as we come to the “Harvest Dinner” on October 18th for our “A Time to Build” campaign. I know it will be a festive occasion, remembering with gratitude all that God has done for us here at The New Community Church of Union, and making commitments in faith for the harvest God will bring about in His future for us.

Please watch for your letter of invitation and RSVP form coming to your mail box this week!

God is faithful,

Pastor Terry



A Time to Build

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.”
– Ecclesiastes 3:1
For 12 years The New Community Church of Union has enjoyed serving the greater Union Community, relying on external places for most of its activities. Seven years ago property was purchased at the corner of Dalby and McReavy Roads in Union with the dream of one day building a facility.
Our vision has always been one of creating a space where worship, education, and fellowship took place, but also where youth and seniors, civic clubs, and other public service events could find a home. Under the banners of “Anchored in God’s Love” and “All Are Welcome”, NCCU has been blessed to grow and build connections through its service. We believe that the time is NOW to turn dreams into reality by building a first stage facility on our property to meet those needs. It is indeed…
A Time to Build
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A Time to Build (September devotional)

“So we rebuilt the wall…for the people worked with all their heart.”  (Nehemiah 4:6)

Nehemiah was an encouraging leader in the Old Testament, about 430 B.C. who inspired the Jews in Jerusalem to rebuild their city wall after the Babylonian captivity. It wasn’t an easy task but it was completed in only 52 days because of one key factor  found in this verse…the people worked with all their heart!


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“Are We There Yet?”

“Immediately after this, (feeding 5,000), Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and head across the lake to Bethsaida.”

(Mark 6:45)

“Are we there yet?” Any of us who have traveled with children have heard those words before. We grow up viewing the destination as everything and the journey as something to be endured.  However, God’s purposes are not like that.


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Seek First the Kingdom

“But seek the Kingdom of God above all else,

and His righteousness, and all these other things

shall be yours as well!” (Matt. 6:33)

Jesus established the focus for our lives and also the church in these simple words. His Kingdom is the active personal reign of God, here and now, made possible by the reality of the Holy Spirit. His righteousness has nothing to do with what we can do for God but the new understanding of who we are because of what He has done for us!


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Annual Building Fund Auction this Saturday, June 21

NCCU Dinner Auction

Proceeds to benefit the Church/Community Center “Building Fund”

Saturday, June 21, 4-8pm

To be held at Hood Canal School

(On the corner of Hwy 101 & 106)


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Spring… It’s Time to Plant!

“The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display His craftsmanship.” (Psalm 19:1)
“The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.” (Psalm 24:1)

 

Of all the seasons of the year, none get me quite as excited as springtime! Warmer, longer days make everything seem alive, from the early morning thousand throated choirs of birds to the gorgeous sunsets over Hood Canal and the Olympics! All of life seems to have an extra exclamation point to it!! The Psalm writer sees all of nature as a radiant witness to our Creator, and invites us to be thankful and to worship!


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Listen to Pastor Terry’s KMAS Radio Spot – ‘The True Meaning of Easter’

In case you missed it on KMAS, you can listen to Pastor Terry’s radio bite right here! We hope to see you on Sunday morning… come help us celebrate!



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