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Lessons from Habakkuk: A Faith That Worships (Video Service)

Today’s Service: Lead Minister: Rev. Emily Riley Campbell, Senior Minister Support Minister: Rev. Mark Hovermale, Pastor for Youth and Early Adults Special Music: Kylee Phillips-Fisher and Ben Fisher Scripture: Habakkuk 3:1-2, 16-19 Today is the final sermon based on the book of Habakkuk.  This week, we are looking at the prophet Habakkuk’s choices in the face of events that are outside of his control. […]

Can We Praise God When We Don’t Feel Like It? (Video Service)


Today’s Service: Lead Minister: Rev. Mark Hovermale, Pastor for Youth and Early Adults Support Minister: Rev. Emily Riley Campbell, Senior Minister Music: Geff Phillips, Upper Room Worship Leader Scripture: Psalm 59:16 & Matthew 11:28-30 Today, we are addressing what to do when life has thrown us one too many curveballs.  We’ve all been there at one point or another; just living […]

A Portrait of God: The God Who Cooks (Video Service)

Today’s Service: Minister: Rev. Emily Riley Campbell, Sr. Minister Minister: Rev. Mark Hovermale, Interim Director of Students Music: Geff Phillips, Upper Room Worship Leader Scripture: John 21:1-19 (Jesus & the Miraculous Catch of Fish & Jesus Reinstates Peter) Today, we are concluding our Lenten sermon series with ‘A Portrait of God: The God Who Cooks.’ Today’s message starts with a question. […]

A Portrait of God: The God Who Travels (Video Service)

As we engage in online worship today for the second Sunday, we continue our Lenten sermon series, ‘A Portrait of God’ with ‘The God Who Travels.  We’re looking at two examples of when Jesus travelled great distances to achieve important milestones in his ministry – raising Lazarus from the dead, and his final return to […]

A Portrait of God: The God Who Calls – Upper Room


In our third installment of the Lenten sermon series, ‘A Portrait of God,’ we are looking at ‘The God Who Calls.’  As Mark pointed out, this message isn’t ‘The God Who Called,’ it’s ‘The God Who Calls.’ In other words, our God doesn’t just call Samuel to His service, He is still calling us today.  We […]

The Awakening Response – Upper Room


As we conclude our sermon series on ‘The Awakening,’ we do so with a look at the second most important commandment as discussed in Mark 12:28-34.  When looking at the commandment ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’ we have to start by deciding who our neighbor is, which was the question asked in Luke 10:25-37 (The Parable of the Good Samaritan). Then we need to decide if and how […]

The Awakening Strength – Upper Room


Rev. Mark Hovermale continued our ‘The Awakening’ series based on Mark 12:28-34 by focusing on ‘The Awakening Strength.’  Connecting this passage with that of Psalm 46:1-3, which tells us where our strength comes from — the Lord — we can learn that, when it comes to the awakening strength, we need to recognize that to […]

The Awakening Mind – Upper Room


This service was designed and led by the 2019-20 FPCP 8th Grade Confirmation Class.  Assisted by leaders Doug & Julie Heasley and Rev. Mark Hovermale, the Confirmation students shared what they have learned, both in class and during their weekend retreat.  Rev. Mark, who shared the message with the students and the congregation, talked about […]

The Awakening Heart and Soul – Upper Room


Based on the Greatest Commandment shared with us by Jesus himself in Mark 12:28-34, the current sermon series is entitled ‘The Awakening.’  This week, we are looking at ‘The Awakening Heart and Soul.’  God gave His people this one commandment that summarizes all the previous commandments and that His poeple could hold onto in times of trouble.  […]