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What is Going On in the World?


8/17/2014 by Ed Kirkland

It is hard for me to find common ground with those who deny evil exists.  I could say the same for any who believe the human race is evolving to be more than we have been.  For me, the evidence is so strongly stacked against both arguments they are rendered moot.
 
You do not need to spend years in a Seminary studying theology to ...

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Ten Years Today


8/3/2014 by Ed Kirkland

It is hard to believe that ten years have come and gone since my first Sunday as Senior Pastor of Wantagh Baptist Church.  Donna and I knew that God wanted us to come to New York to be a part of what He was going to do.  Our call to come was crystal clear.  Yet, it was birthed through years of prayer, pain, and searching to know His ...

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STEREOTYPES BROKEN


7/19/2014 by Steve Kinsel

Friday was our last day on the work sites- so today was like cramming for finals......you realize the end is near so you "hyper-focus" to finish the job before leaving.  Every team strapped on their "big boy boots" today and worked so diligently to push towards the end.

The progress was so cool to see from Monday until ...

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2 Updates in ONE Day??


7/18/2014 by Steve Kinsel

I have decided that you are just going to need to come to our missions report night on 7/30 to hear the stories because there is so much I could try to write here it would take forever.  The end, good night. (Haha).

No no, I won't tease you that much, but I am serious that it would take forever to write about everything that happened. &...

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How is it Thurs. morning already?


7/17/2014 by Steve Kinsel

This trip seems to be flying by (which is a good thing b/c it sure beats the other way when you're thinking, "it's ONLY Thurs"....

It was supposed to rain most of the day yesterday (Wednesday) which would have impacted several of our sites (esp. at one of the sites which was pouring concrete in the AM).  While it was cloudy ...

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WOW!!! (yes, it's as simple as that).....


7/16/2014 by Steve Kinsel

Where do I begin about Tuesday.  There is so much I could write about, but there is NO way to explain everything that happened.  You will just have to come to our missions report night (July 30th by the way- shameless plug Lol) to hear more about it.  But first off, the weather continues to be amazing. 

Today there were a lot ...

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All In a Day's Work


7/15/2014 by Steve Kinsel

Here are some images from our mission I am able to send from a rare downtime I am blessed with... Continue to keep us in your prayers... SK



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A tale of 2 reservations


7/14/2014 by Steve Kinsel

For those following this, you know we had a LONGGGGG day yesterday, arriving late last night.

Today we headed out to our work-sites to see what we would be working on all week.  First off, this trip is about as different as you can get from last year.  Last year in the Rockaway's was fairly urban, this year we're about as rural ...

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Over the river and through the woods!


7/14/2014 by Steve Kinsel

Minus the river and woods lol.  Well it was a bit of an adventure but we finally made it to Pine Ridge. Been a busy night so it's my first chance to post. No major problems- just took a while getting all the rental vans settled and then it's simply a long drive to the reservation.  We finally made it in about 10 pm mountain time (...

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HERE I AM LORD, SEND ME!!


7/11/2014 by Steve Kinsel

Hey everyone,

I figured we’d get this blog thing going a little before the trip.  I hope you're amp’ed up for this trip and experience, and that you’re praying for an open heart to what God has in store for you/us this week, as well as the hearts of our residents.  Let’s remember to keep/put our focus on the ...

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Take Some Pictures


7/6/2014 by Ed Kirkland

For years, Donna encouraged me to find a hobby.  I approached that challenge like most other things.  I worked at it.  I considered various things and tried a number but always ended up frustrated, bored, or just not all that interested.  Time after time I found myself wondering if anything would ever fit.
 
Then, we went ...

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The Mission Trip


7/2/2014 by Steve Kinsel

On Sunday, July 13th, 56 of us head out to the beautiful stretch of rolling hills and endless skies known as the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota for our week long youth summer mission trip. 

Continue to include us in your prayers in the coming days and all throughout the mission trip for the covering of each ...

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Father's Day 2014


6/15/2014 by Ed Kirkland

Hopefully, everyone knows today was Father’s Day.  If not, then you must still be asleep!  On days like this, Donna and I really miss being with our children.  We recognize that we are not the only ones.  I spoke with several people today that told me their children live far away as well.
 
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Life in New York


6/8/2014 by Ed Kirkland

Last Friday evening our elders and wives got together to thank those rotating off the Board and welcome those coming on for the coming church year.  Here at Living Faith, all our non-vocational elders are elected to serve three-year terms.  After three years, they are required to step down for at least one year before they can be asked to...

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Join us this Sunday


5/30/2014 by Ed Kirkland

Just a quick word to remind everyone I will continue the series on "The Right Decision" this Sunday.  We have 3 of the 7 steps left to talk about.  This week we are going to learn how and why faith is always part of following God.  I hope you will be with us at one of our three services.  Also, we celebrate communion ...

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August 2014
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1 No Events

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2 Thrive - Mini Golf and Ices
Location: Monster Golf in Deer Park
Time: 7:00pm -11:00pm
Meet there, $9.00 per person.

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3 Backpack Drive
Location: Atrium - West End

Kids Park
Location: Lower Level
Childcare during our services for Birth through ag ...

Worship Services 8:30 am, 10:15 am and 12 Noon
Location: The Sanctuary

Baptism Class
Location: Conf Room
Time: 10:00am

Summer Zone for Grades K-2
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 10:15am

Safe Environment Class
Location: Classroom B
Time: 11:45am

Small Group Leader Training
Location: The Studio
Time: 12:00pm

Pastors Summer Series with Pastor Mark
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:00pm

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4 No Events

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5 Mission Committee Meeting
Location: Conference Room
Time: 7:30pm

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6 SNL -Summer Nights Live
Location: The Studio
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
For students who  have finished grades 6-12.

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7 No Events

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8 Transitions Retreat

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9 Transitions Retreat

Thrive Sports Day
Location: Seaman's Neck Park
Time: 11:00am -5:00pm
Meet at the park, bring your lunch and equipment.

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10 Backpack Drive
Location: Atrium - West End

Transitions Retreat

Kids Park
Location: Lower Level
Childcare during our services for Birth through ag ...

Worship Services 8:30 am, 10:15 am and 12 Noon
Location: The Sanctuary

Baptism Class
Location: Conf Room
Time: 10:00am

Summer Zone for Grades K-2
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 10:15am

Small Group Leader Training
Location: The Studio
Time: 12:00pm

Pastors Summer Series with Pastor Mark
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:00pm

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11 No Events

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12 Deacon & Deaconess Committee Meeting
Location: The Loft
Time: 7:30pm

Finance Committee Meeting
Location: Conference Room
Time: 7:30pm

Scheffel Life Group - Classroom B
Time: 7:30pm

Transitions
Location: The Studio & Landing
Time: 7:30pm -9:30pm
Our young adult group for those 18 to 24 years, co ...

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13 SNL -Summer Nights Live
Location: The Studio
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
For students who  have finished grades 6-12.

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14 No Events

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15 Manover
Location: Fellowship Hall, Studio, Classrooms A-E

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16 Manover
Location: Fellowship Hall, Studio, Classrooms A-E

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17 Backpack Drive
Location: Atrium - West End

Summer Choir

Volunteer Expo
Location: Atriium
After all three morning services

Kids Park
Location: Lower Level
Childcare during our services for Birth through ag ...

Worship Services 8:30 am, 10:15 am and 12 Noon
Location: The Sanctuary

Small Group Leaders
Location: Classroom D
Time: 8:00am -1:30pm

Baptism Class
Location: Conf Room
Time: 10:00am

Summer Zone for Grades K-2
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 10:15am

Safe Environment Class
Location: Classroom B
Time: 11:45am

Small Group Leader Training
Location: The Studio
Time: 12:00pm

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18 No Events

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19 Elder Meeting
Location: The Loft
Time: 7:30pm
Seating for 16

Transitions
Location: The Studio & Landing
Time: 7:30pm -9:30pm
Our young adult group for those 18 to 24 years, co ...

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20 SNL goes to Great Adventure
Location: Off Site
Time: 7:45am -11:15pm
For students who have finisthed grades 6 to 12.

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21 Worship Band Rehearsal
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:00pm

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22 No Events

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23 No Events

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24 Volunteer Expo
Location: Atrium
After all three morning services

Kids Park
Location: Lower Level
Childcare during our services for Birth through ag ...

Worship Services 8:30 am, 10:15 am and 12 Noon
Location: The Sanctuary

Small Group Leaders
Location: Classroom D
Time: 8:00am -1:30pm

Summer Zone for Grades K-2
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 10:15am

Men's Round Table Leadership Meeting
Location: Conference Room & Loft
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm

Small Group Leader Training
Location: The Studio
Time: 12:00pm

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25 CSB Leader Meeting
Location: Conference Room
Time: 7:30pm -9:00pm

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26 Transitions
Location: The Studio & Landing
Time: 7:30pm -9:30pm
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27 SNL Movie Night

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28 No Events

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29 No Events

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30 No Events

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31 Kids Park
Location: Lower Level
Childcare during our services for Birth through ag ...

Worship Services 8:30 am, 10:15 am and 12 Noon
Location: The Sanctuary

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