Remember the primary purpose

Knowing the primary purpose of something is very important. I once heard this explained using Nolan Ryan, the great baseball pitcher, as an example. The author said it was very important for Nolan Ryan and the team he played for to remember what his primary purpose or main contribution was...

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Love can be restored

As it did for Balaam, God’s word to us can come from unexpected sources. My high school sweetheart and I were married in 1971, something we had planned on for many years. A year and a half later we divorced. I found that you cannot hold onto a butterfly too...

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Meet our new moderator

For Brad Bartel, stepping into a new role as church moderator was about being faithful in following God’s call. Pastor Brian approached Bartel last fall with a request to consider becoming church moderator. Having declined several opportunities to take on the role in the past, Bartel agreed to reconsider. “I...

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Forums focus on facility space

One of the exciting challenges that come with a growing ministry is providing adequate space to keep it growing. During two Sunday afternoons in January, HMBC members gathered in Fellowship Hall to become better informed on our situation, and to provide the church council with feedback and direction. The first...

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Students form worship band

The many hopes of a student worship band forming among the senior high youth group are at last coming to fruition. Seven students have come under the leadership of Allie Jost, Tabor senior and Youth Ministry Team member, to form a complete band. With Allie’s help, the band led worship...

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Keeping kids ‘connected’

Over the past couple of years I have realized that the greatest privilege as a Christian is to know and connect with the Living God. To know that the Creator of all things wants to spend time talking and listening to me (and you) is quite incredible! During January the...

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Hats off to good times at Kids Connection

Kids Connection had many fun activities and events happening during December and January. A few of the highlights were celebrating “Polar Express” day, where we got to gather as a center and watch the “Polar Express” in our pajamas. We had our annual Christmas program Dec. 17. Show-and-Tell Day was...

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Welcome Brian to the team

Due to the increasing number of events and services in our church facility, the workload of setting up and tearing down, keeping things clean and ready for the next event became more than a one-person task. Joining Daryl Kliewer with the huge challenge of maintaining the church facility, Brian Thiessen...

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Skydiving with God

Have you ever gone skydiving? Krista gave me a jump for my birthday early on in our marriage. It was something I always wanted to do. As I was putting on my suit, I began to get nervous, yet was looking forward to the excitement I knew would come. When...

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Meet our new memebers

Roger & Stephanie Sinclair Roger is a retired Army veteran. He currently works as the assistant manager in Hillsboro at United Supplies. Stephanie is in her 28th year of teaching middle school math and physical education, and is head softball coach for Hillsboro High School. The Sinclairs have two children,...

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