Recent Posts by Pastor Brian

Family Organic Outreach (ch. 1): Living the Gospel in Your Home

This week begins with chapter one about the gospel being for the home. Pastor Brian shares Kim and his experiences, good and bad, in this summer’s Book & Blog series in “Organic Outreach for Families: Turning Your Home into a Lighthouse.” Each week we read a chapter and hear from various FirstCov’ers. Join us and…
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FirstCov’er Story: The Long and Winding Road

Our Leadership Team Chair, Jeff Carow, shares some of his personal faith journey and story with us (and he includes the Beatles!) Thanks for sharing Jeff!  “The long and winding road that leads to your door” is the opening lyric from the Beatles 1970 song of the same name. It was the background music to…
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A FirstCov’er’s B.L.E.S.S. Poem: Reaching Out

Our B.L.E.S.S. series has taught us about reaching out, reminding us that God is already working in those around us. Will we join Him? FirstCov'er Richard Franta shares a poem with a meaningful reflection on the challenges and encouragement for us as we seek to join God's work in others' lives.  Each week at my…
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How to B.L.E.S.S. Those Around You

Often the question is not whether we want to bring God's love and presence to others but it's how. What are some practical ways to follow God in serving others? Today we explore that. "Wow! Something is going on here!" An unexpected discovery happened at small group. We were discussing one of FirstCov’s four key…
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B.L.E.S.S. – Getting Started: “Begin in Prayer”

This sermon series, "B.L.E.S.S.", is an acronym that will provide helpful practical ideas for sharing Christ's presence and the hope of the gospel with those around you. Check out these practical ideas below on our first one "Begin in Prayer" with these ways to pray. (More info and resources for all themes here.) Ideas Take…
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A FirstCov Story: God Knits Things Together in Surprising Ways

Ever experienced God tying things together in your everyday life, making them into a beautiful picture? I hope so, but the honest truth is that the days between such moments, when we can't see it, are hard. But He is with us...and we had an experience of that as a church family just this past…
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On the (Vitality) Journey: Our Story and Next Steps

Catch some updates and story of our congregational vitality journey from Vitality Team members, Melissa Falde and Pastor Brian Majerus. Where We’ve Been What a time! A year ago our Congregational Vitality (CV) journey began using a resource of our denomination and Northwest Conference called “Pathway to Vitality.”  Catch parts of that journey here. The…
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Questioning Your Marriage

Valentine's Day. A classic time of love and relationships. For some it brings joy. For others it's painful. So what are some practical tips for growing your marriage to something that is meaningful AND has a message? Let's explore some practical ideas and good tools for growing a flourishing relationship. (more…)
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4 Keys to Helping Kids Persevere in the Faith

It's a question I've often struggled with. How does prayer and our own action overlap in pointing our kids toward Jesus? Some lean toward prayer more; others toward action. But both are essential. So, while we continue to pray for God's work in kids, there are discipling actions to be taken too. And these are…
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