Grant Bowles

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Posted onNovember 14, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

I am a proud alumnus of the Sanger School system. I am also a proud member of the community of Sanger. This past weekend, I saw reason to be even more proud of our community. Friday evening I made the trek to Anna to watch our football team finish their season. Unfortunately, the season ended as it began. Even without a win, I was proud of our team and our community. ...Keep Reading

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Posted onOctober 3, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

How should Christians react in a time of anger on both sides of the political aisle? I believe Micah 6:8 points us in the right direction. That verse simply tells us to live justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God. Right is still right and wrong is still wrong. It is, and always will be, wrong to abuse anyone. We must treat everyone with respect and dignity, even those with whom we disagree. Those who abuse people made in the Image of God will, in the end, receive the just rewards for their abuse....Keep Reading

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Posted onSeptember 19, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

How do we help the down and out in our community? That is a question that troubles me often. Throughout my ministry, God has placed me in positions where I saw and worked with organizations striving to accomplish that objective. Some were more harmful than helpful. ...Keep Reading

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Posted onAugust 1, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

Sunday morning was a time of joy, hearing the stories from the mission trips in June. I hope you were encouraged and challenged by those who shared. Will you join us next Summer? Or even before then! We take trips to Mexico, Honduras and other places. Start asking God where He would have you go. The answer just might be across the street....Keep Reading

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Posted onJune 13, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

I was warned about becoming friends with members of the church you serve. Fortunately, I neglected that advice and have made friends within the churches I have pastored. Sometimes it can lead to challenges and heartbreak, but the rewards are absolutely worth the risk....Keep Reading

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Posted onJune 7, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

As I write this Sunday afternoon, the building is starting to come alive. Workers are arriving for last minute preparations, decorations are finished, and now we simply await the arrival of the kids. VBS is probably the most important week of our church year. During this week, we invest in taking the gospel to the most receptive age group. ...Keep Reading

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Posted onMay 30, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

Thank you to the Music Search Committee for all the hours put into making this weekend a success. The church responded overwhelmingly to call our new Associate Pastor: Music. In order to allow our new staff member to finish his current assignment well, we will wait until next Sunday to publicize his name on electronic media. I can say that July 8 will be his first Sunday....Keep Reading