Below is a compilation of thoughts & words of encouragement from people who have fasted already during our 44-Day Fast For Building Funds. To find out more about this fast or to join in, click here.  ------ Justin Garden: Fasting is not so much about not eating but more so about "feasting on God" He must become greater; I must become ... Keep Reading

An Empower Testimony from Pam Francis

March 24, 2021 | by: Pam Francis | 0 Comments

It's hard to know where to begin whenI think about how Empower has impacted me over these past few months...because there is so much! About a year ago, even a little before that, I felt God tugging at my heart to lead me in a new direction. I was retired at that point so I had a little more flexibility in my schedule and I just had a desire to lea... Keep Reading

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A Fasting Testimony

March 24, 2021 | by: Becky Livingston | 1 Comments

Looking back, I believe that God began preparing me for this fast about a year and a half ago. I think it was early 2019 while doing the study “4 Chair Discipling” that God revealed that I held a false belief concerning how Christ performed miracles during His life on Earth.  I believed that He did them as God and not in His humani... Keep Reading

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An Empower Testimony Allyn McCarthy

March 23, 2021 | by: Allyn McCarthy | 0 Comments

Throughout Scripture we see that God answers the prayers of His people.  Sometimes He says yes.  An example of this is when He granted Solomon with the wisdom he was praying for to rule his kingdom (1Kings 3:9).  Sometimes the answer is a definitive no, like when God said no to David’s plan to build a temple (2 Samuel 7). ... Keep Reading

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Remember Saint Patrick

March 17, 2021 | by: David Mathis | 1 Comments

The below is an excerpt taken from a longer post on  --- Saint Paddy’s Day is for the pagans. You might say it that way, and then carefully wash your Christian hands of all the carousing and empty revelry that makes all things Irish into an excuse for a godless spring party. But you might say the same thing, and mea... Keep Reading

It is of foremost importance to state up front that the gospel we trust in is that "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost." (1 Timothy 1:15).  In other words, being "pro-life" or being against abortion is not what saves us or makes us righteous in God's sight. There are people who are pro-life... Keep Reading

A Covid Healing Testimony

February 3, 2021 | by: Nanci Schiavo | 0 Comments

It's a snow day and I love to clean on snow days - so by 10 a.m., I washed down all my kitchen cabinets and hand-shampooed my living room carpet - thinking this is a good day to share my healing testimony!  I tested positive for Covid on Dec. 23; my symptoms were mild chills and a slight fever.  I figured I would have a slight case, howev... Keep Reading

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Honesty, Courage, and Depression

January 16, 2021 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

“He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains.”  -Psalm 107:14 Not long-ago Jess Francis, with great courage, spoke out in one of our podcasted services about her ongoing struggle with clinical depression. The result of her honesty was a beautiful time of confession, both during the public serv... Keep Reading

As we approach our 2021 membership meeting on March 14th, our Nominating committee - made up of a few current Executive Team Members (Bob Daber, Scot King and Chris Francis) as well as a couple members at large (Mandy Mercado, Tom Sargent and Rebecca Carlson) will be meeting a couple times to discuss and pray about any new potential board members. ... Keep Reading

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Prayer In Light of the Chaos In D.C

January 7, 2021 | by: Shea Oakley | 5 Comments

The following was written by Pastor Shea Oakley to open a prayer meeting today at noon.    --- I had a specific topic I was looking forward to sharing with you today. But based on what happened in Washington D.C. yesterday I feel there is something more important for me to communicate.  As this is a prayer meeting I believe the m... Keep Reading

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