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Jim Gordon Please enjoy our Pastor's Blog, "It's Not What you Think." The purpose of Jim's blog is to give a glimpse of what he'll be preaching about on the upcoming Sunday. Jim does a great job of bringing the gospel into issues that we deal with in today's society - hense, "It's not what you think!" Please feel free to log on to our Facebook page to comment on Jim's Blog! (

A Great Harvest

I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving remembering your many blessings.

Finding Peace Within the Holy Texts

Dear Pine Ridge Family - 

Let's GO Royals!

OK, before the World Series begins I want to reach out to anyone in the Royals front office with the message:  I am more than willing to do what I can to help the team by going to the World Series. 

Witness to the Resurrection

We have lost three important members of our church family this week.  Pauline, Joyce and Lee died after each having lived long lives.  Amidst the busyness of the funerals and all of the details it is important to recognize the loss and the transition.  Joyce joined the church in

Baseball is a lot like life.

OK, Royals fans, we can exhale now, at least for the moment….

Bill Collectors

Marcia and I  got a nasty call from a bill collection agency the other night demanding immediate payment for something we thought we had taken care of months ago.  The amount in question was $123.55, but from the tone of the caller you would have thought it represented the natio


Dear Church Family - 

I hope you plan to come to the Kick off for the Capital Campaign this Sunday at 12:15 in the Fellowship Hall at the church.

What are you waiting for

Sorry I’m late getting this out, but I have spent a lot of time in waiting rooms this past week—annual physical, annual eye exam, routine lab work.  I’m happy to report everything is great and that I can put off more waiting rooms for the foreseeable future.

Generosity is good for your brain

It is official, generosity is good for your brain.

I read a really interesting article that reports that scientist have identified several measurable health benefits from generosity—lower blood pressure, lower risk of dementia, hearth health, and etc. 

Who doesn't like pancakes?

I thought Sunday August 16 was great.  That was the day we celebrated our ministry of education to all ages.