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December 7 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio The first snow of the season is like a fresh start – everything feels new and clean again.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.  Wilson Bentley loved snow.  When the flurries began to fall the Vermont...

November 30 Minute Message

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Listen to Audio Nutritionists recommend that we drink lots of water daily for a healthy life. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. We are surrounded by water – 71% of the earth’s surface is covered by it.  Sixty percent of our...

November 23 Minute Message

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Listen to Audio Consider the wisdom of this American proverb, “Be thankful if your life is a little harder than you like.  A knife can’t be sharpened on a piece of velvet.”   Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute...

November 16 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Life-changing moments most often happen when you least expect them.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Indiana native, Lew Wallace, was a musician, attorney and state senator who gained national fame during the...

Seeking Contentment

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Over the weekend, we talked about Settling for Less and finding contentment in our lives. Check out the service here if you missed it! Here's the challenge for you this week: Slow down – easier said than done.  I’m not very patient behind a slower moving car, but often when I...

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...

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