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Weekly Prayer Focus - REVEAL Spiritual Life Survey

We as a congregation are again participating in the thought-provoking survey called REVEAL.  It will take a snapshot of the spiritual vitality of our church at the present time.  Let us pray: That God guides us as we take the survey. The results will help our church leaders plan and prepare for our church to move forward according to God’s plan. That we grow in becoming more fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.   Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance.  Proverbs 1:5 Let......

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Weekly Prayer Focus - Current Circumstances in Our Nation

As we enter a new year our nation and our communities are in turmoil. We struggle with conflict, chaos, sadness, misunderstandings and insecurity with regards to myriad situations: political, economic, medical, and social. Let us constantly remember that God IS in charge, we have limited understanding of his plans, but that our home is with HIM. Trusting him must be our response. Let us Praise God! Let us pray… Praise that our Father loves us and provides for all our needs; Our national and local leaders be guided by our heavenly Father;......

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Sermon Based Small Groups—Winter Session 2021

We are excited to say that small group meetings will begin for the 2021 winter session during the week of January 24 and will continue through the week of March 21. As we continue to follow current state health guidelines, our groups will be mostly meeting remotely via Zoom. If you are not currently a member of a small group, now is a great time to see what’s happening. SBPC members who live locally, as well as members and friends who join us remotely on Sunday mornings and live farther away, are......

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A Prayer for the New Year

A Prayer for the New Year

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A Prayer for the New Year Lord, we will trust You, help us as we journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown. Give us the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with You. Christ of the mysteries, can we trust You to be stronger than each storm in us? We determine amidst all uncertainty always to trust. We choose to live beyond regret, and let You recreate and redeem our lives for your purposes. We believe You will make a way for us and provide for us. We......

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Weekly Prayer Focus–Rest for Those Who Serve

This advent season has been such a special time for our church family.  Even before this time, so many special activities help us prepare for the celebration of the birth of our Lord, even though many of them have been virtual.  Lisa, Aaron, our worship team and the choir have been champions to present our music in the virtual format. Our pastors, the office staff, and the many volunteers that make each and every day and activity happen have been working extra hard.  Rest is important to our spiritual walk with the......

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Need a Listening Ear or to Hear Friendly Voice?

Need a Listening Ear or to Hear Friendly Voice?

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Dear Members and Friends of SBPC, First, Happy Advent to you! We pray that this year, though different and challenging, will bring us an especially blessed Christmas season with many creative ways of reaching out to our families, each other, and the world. We at SBPC’s Stephen Ministry are using Zoom to continue our weekly meetings with our care-receivers. Small groups are zooming; pastors and other leaders are zooming; and the Deacons and Stephen Ministers are also telephoning you, the congregation, to check on how you are coping. Our church definitely is......

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