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Sounds of the Season

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, Tonight our church is hosting the "Sounds of the Season" concert by Dallastown Strings, starting at 7pm. This is always a beautiful concert and a festive environment. It's a wonderful opportunity for us to welcome and connect with people from our community. Cookies and punch will follow in Fellowship Hall with a brass ensemble providin...

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Coming Soon, part 1

  Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, With December now upon us, it's that time of year for shopping, wrapping presents, baking cookies, and all the other fun things we do to get ready for Christmas gatherings with family and friends. As our children grow up we want to teach them that Christmas is Jesus' birthday, and that Jesus calls us to care about others, parti...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, This is a short week due to Thanksgiving, and it's also one of my favorite weeks of the whole year! I love Thanksgiving--not just because of delicious food like stuffing and GRAVY. :) This week is a great opportunity for us to slow down, count our blessings, and be thankful. Don't forget our Gratitude Challenge: each day this week wri...

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Give Thanks

  Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, This Sunday is our Faith Harvest Sunday. Join us for a special Thanksgiving-themed worship at our normal times: 9am (traditional), 9:45am (contemporary), and 11am (contemporary). As part of worship this weekend we invite you to bring canned food donations for our Food Bank. Through our Food Bank, we serve on average over 20 fam...

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Veteran Recognition Sunday

  Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, Tomorrow is Veterans Day. Have you thanked a Veteran lately? We're going to recognize our Veterans and thank them for their service. During each worship time on Sunday, we'll show our appreciation to all those who have served or are serving in our nation's armed forces. Recently I read a disturbing statistic: approximately 18-2...

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Fall Back

  Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, We had an amazing time at Trunk or Treat 2017! A huge thanks to everyone who made it our most successful ever. Beautiful trunks full of candy with their owners in costume, s'mores and drinks, and hayrides--it was intergenerational ministry at its best! Check out pictures at our Facebook page and scrolling before worship. Spry C...

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Connecting with God and with our neighbors

  Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, This Sunday we start a worship series called "Holiness." I need it, you need it, and God provides it. Yet what exactly is holiness, and more importantly, what difference can it make in our lives today? Join us for a new series about one of the most significant concepts in the whole Bible. Along the way we'll learn abo...

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Hungry?

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, This is a special edition of my weekly update, and I'm sending it out early because I'd like to invite you to our Community and Church Dinner on Wednesday, October 18 from 5-6pm. Come anytime during that hour for a free, delicious meal including a variety of homemade soups, bread, salad, and dessert.  Everyone is welcome! And by ...

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The Joy of Sowing Generously

  Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, Have you ever wondered how to increase your impact? How can you use your time, abilities, and resources to make a difference? I often think about those questions, and chances are you have thought about them, too. This Sunday's message is about the power of generosity and the difference your giving makes. I'm excited to describ...

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Working for God

  Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, I want to take this opportunity to address a tragic situation that I learned about earlier this week. Several people from our church family work in the Boiling Springs School District. During our Wednesday Prayer Service, someone mentioned the recent loss of one of the high school students in that district. After we prayed for ...

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