Front Row Seats!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Events

Here are some of Charlie Zahm’s greatest fans all gathered to hear him play at his closing concert on Saturday evening. They were certainly not disappointed, and Charlie gave a stellar performance to conclude the 2016 Men’s Advance. Charlie performed several Scottish and American ballads, a couple of sing-alongs, and even a few sea-chanties. But my favorites, by far, were some of his old standards, his rendition of “Shenandoah” and a rousing “The Blacksmith of Brandywine.” I believe we had upwards of one-hundred and thirty people in attendance. It was a...

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Charlie Zahm in Concert!

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in Events

Please join us on Saturday evening, April 16th, following the Men’s Advance conference, for a rousing concert designed for the whole family (7:00-8:30 pm). Mr. Charlie Zahm will entertain us with Scottish ballads, Early American folksongs, and some of his latest musical compositions. Who is Charlie Zahm? Charlie is one of the most popular solo artists at Celtic music festivals, Maritime and Early American music events anywhere east of the Mississippi (and for that matter, West of the Mississippi too). With his rich baritone voice and masterful guitar playing, Charlie weaves moments of...

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Preparing for Easter

Posted by on Jan 24, 2016 in Events

Easter Sunday comes up very early this year (on Sunday, March 27). In my own personal preparation for this important day I like to reflect upon the person and work of Jesus Christ. Here is fine quote on these subjects from the late Prof. John Murray who taught Systematic Theology for many years at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. “Our sins have separated us from God and we can know the dismal emptiness of being without God and without hope in the world…But there was only one, and there will not need to be another, who bore the full weight of the divine judgement upon...

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Officer Training

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Events

Over the course of the past few months, I have had the privilege of working with five men from our congregation who have been nominated for church office. These five men–Marc Houghton, Joe Saffa, Tim Heger, Peter Bringe, and Cody Winton–have been busily studying the Westminster Confession of Faith and the OPC’s Book of Church Order. Once we are done with our training classes, our borrowed elder, Mr. Bruce Stahl, and myself will closely examine them and certify their eligibility as candidates for office. Then we’ll hold an election and proceed to ordain and install...

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Intern Reunion

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Events

When each one of our interns went through our pastoral intern program, they were single men, solely focused on their studies, and seeking the Lord’s will as to future ministry opportunities. Now, look what has happened—each one has been blessed with a wife! We held a glorious reunion of the CFC interns in May and shared a special meal together. This is a picture from the back deck of our home. Where are the interns now? Cody and Sarah Winton live in O’Fallon, MO and are members at Covenant Family Church where Cody provides for his family by working in application...

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Marriage Prep Pack

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Events

“Then the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make a helper fit for him.'” Genesis 2:18 “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.” Proverbs 18:22 “It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.” Lamentations 3:27  Over the Summer months (June, July, and August) I enjoyed the great opportunity to work with twelve young men discussing Christian marriage preparation. We called this the “Marriage Preparation Package” or the “Marriage Prep Pack” for short....

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