Simple Worship

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Several years ago I had an opportunity to chart how I was using my time. Throughout the day, I would record what I did in 15-minute increments. At the end of the 2-week period, I totaled up all the time spent on various projects and areas of ministry. It was an interesting process. It led […]

God Is Moving at the University at Buffalo

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What do a former prisoner, aliens, healthy food, and Thanksgiving all have in common? They were all the topics of conversation in the past month at our new outreach on the University at Buffalo campus called Lifetree Café!  First Trinity has hosted a Lifetree Café for about a year and half here at 1570 Niagara […]

Worship Preview: Simple Worship

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This weekend marks the start of the Advent season. We are excited to bring back the Advent Conspiracy. You can find our more about the series here. We kick the series off with the first tenant of the Advent Conspiracy: Worship Fully. Worshiping God with all your heart starts with understanding that worship is bigger […]

40 Days of Love Recap

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We just concluded our All Church Study for 2014: “40 Days of Love” (October 11 – November 17). It was a great six weeks where 156 people dug into God’s Word together around the topic of love. You can read the full report, here. All Church Studies are here to stay for a while. There’s […]

Worship Preview: God is Not Far From You!

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We originally planned to have Neal Anderson from Sower’s International with us this weekend to preach, but he is unable to make it because of the Snowvember Apocalypse. (Side note: want to help those affected by the snow storm? Find out how.) The services were all planned around Neal’s themes, including the song and Scripture […]

Why We’re Trying No Sharing of the Peace

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If you were at worship this weekend, you heard we are going to try removing the “sharing of the peace” from the beginning of the worship service. I wanted to take a few minutes and share with you some of the thinking behind the decision. How We Got Here We’ve been doing the sharing of […]

Secrets to a Lasting Love

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One of the television shows I’m currently watching is called “The 100.” Like most of my favorite shows, it involves the end of the world. This time, there was some sort of nuclear war and a small remnant of humanity escaped to outer space to live in a giant space station, cobbled together by connecting […]

Love is Not Easily Angered

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Have you ever said something you regretted in the heat of the moment? We’ve probably all done it. Maybe it was an argument with a loved one. Or perhaps it was in a meeting when you get frustrated and angry. There are times in our life when anger bubbles up to the surface when you […]

Worship Preview: Love is Not Easily Angered

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We continue our 40 Days of Love series on November 7-8, 2014 with week 5: Love is Not Easily Angered. (Worship Schedule) We are also celebrating Veteran’s Day with a slideshow during the offering featuring pictures of current and past Military Service People. Readings (Click to read or listen) Proverbs 29:11-23 Romans 15:1-6 Matthew 12:33-37 […]