Author Archive: Rev. Dr. Jonathan Sloan

Pastor’s Manna – From Death to Life

From Death to Life  Last month our region experienced significant flooding damage as rivers swelled to historic levels and overflowed their banks. This affected many people, including people within our congregation.  Some towns were completely cut-off from the world and on their own for awhile. Some people lost all they possessed, and some people lost […]

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Pastor’s Manna – Lenten Practices

Lenten Practices  Have you ever wondered what the season of Lent is all about? Why do some people give things up? Why do all these places suddenly advertise fish? How is this related to our faith?  The Catholic church began a tradition that a person would give up something for Lent, remembering the 40 days […]

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Pastor’s Manna – New Year, New Start

New Year, New Start  What does the New Year mean to you? I always love how with a new year, everything resets. New Calendars, new files, new goals… new chances!  I remember growing up, it meant a struggle to figure out what New Year’s resolution I would be trying to keep. What was worthy of […]

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Pastor’s Manna – ‘Tis The (Busy) Season

‘Tis the (Busy) Season  I have always loved Christmas. I especially enjoyed the midnight candlelight service, lighting the candles of all the people who had come to worship. We would always start at 11:00pm and when worship was finished, it was Christmas.  Like most children, Christmas was always a magical time of gifts, family, parties, […]

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Pastor’s Manna – Sabbatical Time

Sabbatical Time  As most of you know, for the later part of the summer I took a sabbatical. This Sabbatical had a specific focus of trying to renew various relational aspects of my life that I have not been able to focus on while I was serving as a pastor over the last 10 years […]

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Hiring: Director of Next Generation Ministry

Director of Next Generation Ministry ACCOUNTABILITY: Senior Pastor through its Personnel Ministry Team PURPOSE: Direct the church’s ministry programs for children, youth, college and young adults to include leading, developing and organizing ministry programs, mission opportunities, retreats, seasonal ministries and other age-appropriate activities for children, youth, and young adults. QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a college Degree […]

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