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Generosity Reimagined

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We are spending the month of November talking about what it means to be generous, but we're also looking at how we traditionally look at generosity and thinking a little differently. Join us all month as we explore what generosity: reimagined looks like. When you hear the word generosity, what...

Minute Message October 19

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Listen to Audio Michael Pritchard wrote, “You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.  A woman arrived at the dentist’s office for her...

Minute Message October 12

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Listen to the Audio Elizabeth Harrison wrote, “Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Discouragement hides in the shadows just...

Baptism Breakfast and Decision Weekend

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October 21 & 22 will be baptism days at all campus locations during worship services. We are excited for all those who have been considering making this decision and are ready to be baptized.  Signup to be Baptized Oct 21/22   If you have questions about baptism, we have some...

Minute Message October 5

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Listen to Audio Author Margaret Carty wrote, “Be like a postage stamp – stick to one thing until you get there.”    Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Perseverance is such an important character trait. Does...

Minute Message September 28

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Listen to the Audio Research indicates that the average person laughs over 500,000 times in a lifetime but cries only 3,000 times or less.  Hi I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. If those statistics, which are based on averages, are even...

Minute Message September 21

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Listen to the Audio “Every word is a seed.  If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.  Autumn makes its grand entrance this week and I’ve...

Minute Message September 14

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Listen to the Audio Legendary coach Vince Lombardi said, “Football is like life, it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.  Every...

Dinosaurs in the Bible: Curious Questions

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My opinion is that dinosaurs were likely present on earth at the same time as the rest of creation, humans included.  They were part of God’s creation.  Here are a few thoughts to consider.  Since dinosaur bones have been discovered in recent times that contain soft tissue...

Minute Message September 7

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Listen to the audio It has been wisely said, “Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn’t really matter”.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian church with a minute message. For many, Labor Day is simply the...

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