Welcome to First Baptist Church of Manchester Center, VT "The Community Church"
6/26/2022 Scripture Reading ~ Exodus 1:8 - 2:10 Sermon ~ “Miriam ~ Witness to God’s Deliverance” ~ Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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6/19/2022 Scripture Reading ~ 1 Samuel 1:1-28 “Eli’s Blessing” ~ Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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6/12/22 Scripture Reading ~ Genesis 29 Sermon ~ “Leah’s Longing” ~ Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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6/5/22 Scripture Reading ~ Acts 1:1-7; 2:1-4, 11-21 Sermon ~ “Spirit-led Luke” Rev. Rebeca Sommons
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5/29/22 Scripture- Genesis 25:19-34 Sermon ~ “Passionate Esau” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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5/22/22 Scripture - Genesis 16:1-15 Sermon ~ “Hagar’s Hope” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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5 /15/22 Scripture ~ Genesis 4:1-16 Sermon ~ “Abel’s Faith” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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5/8/22 Selected verses from Genesis 24 MSG Sermon ~ “Ambitious Rebekah” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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5/1/22 Scripture ~ Numbers 13:1-2, 17-20, 23-33; 14:1-9 Sermon ~ “Wholehearted Caleb” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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4/24/22 Scripture Luke 24:36-53 “Jesus Speaks Life” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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4/17/22 Scripture ~ Luke 24:1-35 “Jesus Comes to Us. Do We Recognize Him?” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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4/15/22 Good Friday service
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4/14/22 Maundy Thursday Service
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4/10/22 Scripture Luke 19: 28b-44 “Mixed Emotions” ~ Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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4/3/22 Hymn Sing
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3/27/22 Scripture ~ Philippians 4:14-23 “God’s Gracious Provision” ~ Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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3/20/22 Scripture: Philippians 4:10-13 “The Secret of Contentment” ~ Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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3/13/22 Scripture: Philippians 4:1-9 “How to Find Peace” ~ Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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3/6/22 Scripture: Philippians 3:17-21 “Citizens of Heaven” ~ Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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2/27/22 Scripture: Philippians 3:1-16 “The Goal of Life ” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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2/20/22 Scripture: Philippians 2:12-30 “Lives That Shine Like Stars” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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2/13/22 Scripture: Philippians 2:1-11 “Following the Example of our Loving Lord” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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2/6/22 Scripture: Philippians 1:20-30 “Living and Dying” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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1/30/22 Scripture: Philippians 1:12-20 “How is God Using This Trial?"
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1/23/22 Scripture: Philippians 1:7-11 “The Beloved Community” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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1/16/22 Scripture: Philippians 1:1-6 “We’re In This Together” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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1/9/22 Scripture: Acts 16:16-40 “Shaking the World With Our Song” Rev. Greg Vigne
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1/2/22 Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12 “Let the Light Move Us” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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12/26/21 Scripture: Luke 2:21-38 “The Holy Spirit Helps Us Recognize the Light” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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12/24/21 Christmas Eve Service
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12/19/21 Scripture: Isaiah 9:1-7 “The Glory-light of God’s Word” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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12/12/21 Scripture: Exodus 25:31-40 & Leviticus 24:1-4 “Tending the Lights and God’s Joyful Presence” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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12/5/21 Scripture: Genesis 15:1-6 “Are You Discouraged? Look up at the Stars” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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11/28/21 Scripture: Genesis 1:1-5, 14-18 “Looking for the Light” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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11/21/21 Scripture: Luke 10:21-28 "Practicing Holy Appreciation" Guest speaker: Cara Davenport
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11/14/21 Scripture: James 5:13 - 20 “The Prayer of Faith” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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11/7/21Scripture: James 5:1-12 “Are You Ready for the Coming of the Lord?” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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10/31/21 Scripture; James 4:1-17 “Living Close to God” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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10/24/21 Scripture: James 3:13 – 18 “Living with Wisdom from Above” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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10/17/21 Scripture: James 3:1-12 “Our Words Matter” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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10/10/21 Scripture: James 2:14-26 “Living Out Our Faith” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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10/3/21 Rev. Dr. Theresa Taylor “Lessons from Habakkuk on Deepening Our Worship of God”
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9/26/21 Rev. Dr. Theresa Taylor “Lessons from Habakkuk on Deepening Our Trust in God”
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9/19/21 Scripture: James 2:1-13 Sermon: “Love is the Law of the Kingdom” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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9/12/21 James 1:19-27 “God’s Word in Our Lives” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
9/5/2021 James 1:1-18 “Times of Testing” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
8/29/21 Matthew 25:14-30 “The Talents and the Reckoning” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
8/22/21 Matthew 25:1-13 “The Ten Bridesmaids” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
8/15/21 Hymn sing worship bulletin. Video of service:
8/8/21 Matthew 22:1-14 (TPT) “The Wedding Feast” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
8/1/21 Matthew 21:33-46 “The Vineyard and the Cornerstone” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
7/25/21 Matthew 20:1-16 (TPT) “The Workers in the Vineyard” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
7/18/21 Ephesians 2:8-10, Col. 3:13, Genesis 50: 17-21, Ephesians 4:32 “Finding Treasure in the Midst of our Turmoil” Rev. Dr. Theresa Taylor
7/11/21 Matthew 18:11-14 “The Lost Sheep” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
7/4/21 Matthew 13:44-46 “The Hidden Treasure & The Pearl” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
240 th Anniversary Celebration and Service ~ June 27, 2021, Matthew 13:31-35 (NIV) Dr. Aidsand Wright-Riggins, “The Mustard Seed and the Yeast” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
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6/20/21 Matthew 13:47-52 “The Fishing Net and Treasures” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
6/13/21 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 “The Wheat and Weeds” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
6/6/21 Matthew 13:1-17 “The Farmer and Fields”  Rev. Rebecca Sommons
5/30/21 Matthew 7:21-29 “Listen and Live” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
5/23/21 Matthew 5: 4-16 “Light Up the World” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
5/16/21 Matthew 7:13-18 “Come to God through the Narrow Gate” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
5/9/21 Matthew 7:7-11 “God is Like a Loving Parent” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
5/2/21 Matthew 7:1-5 “Blind Spots” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
4/25/21 Matthew 6:25-34 “Lay Down Your Worries” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
4/18/21 John 20:24-29 "Truth-seeking Thomas and a Generous Jesus" Cara Davenport
 4/11/21 21:14-17, John 12:3-8, Mark 14:9 and 1 Corinthians 13:13 “Jesus asked, “Do You Love Me?”  Pastor John Brigham
4/4/21 Romans 5:1-2; 6:1-11 “Raised to New Life” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
4/1/21 Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service April 1, 2021
3/28/21 Matthew 21:1-16 “Welcoming Jesus ” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
3/21/21 Matthew 6:9-15 and 18:15-35 “Why Should We Forgive? ”Rev. Rebecca Sommons
3/14/21 Matthew 6:19-24 and 6:1-4 “Giving from Our Hearts” Rev. Rebecca/ Sommons
3/7/21 Matthew 5:17-48 “Taking the Commandments Deeper” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
2/27/21 Matthew 6:5-8; 14: “Invitation to Silence and Solitude” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
2/21/21 Matthew 6:16-18 “The Challenge of Fasting” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
2/14/21 Matthew 5:1-12 “A Blessed Life” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
2/7/21 Matthew 4:12-25 “A Portrait of the Kingdom” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
1/31/2021 Matthew 4:1-11 “The Time of Testing” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
01/24/2021 Matthew 3:1-17 “Living Out Our Life Purpose with Boldness and Humility” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
 01/17/2021 Matthew 1:1-17 “Jesus’ Family Tree” Rev. Rebecca Sommon
01/10/2021 Matthew 2:13-23 “The Story Continues with Darkness Following Light, but God Still Speaks” Rev. Rebecca Sommons 
01/03/2021 Matthew 2:1-12 “Three Gifts We Bring Daily” Rev. John Brigham

12/27/20 Luke 2:22-38  “Are We Watching for the Light?” Rev. Rebecca Sommons 
12/24/20 Christmas Eve Service for 2020 Reflection – Pastor Rebecca Sommons “Jesus’ Birth from Heaven’s Perspective”
12/20/20 Luke 2:1-20 “Love Lying in a Manger” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
12/13/20 Matthew 1:18-25 “Welcoming Joy in the Midst of Trouble” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
12/6/20 Luke 1:46-55 “Find Peace by Becoming Part of God’s Blessing” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
11/29/20 Luke 1:67-79 “Have Hope, Because the Word of Our God Endures Forever” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
11/22/20 1John 4:7-21 "Loving One Another is Our Grateful Response to God's Love"  Rev. Rebecca Sommons
11/15/20 1 Peter 4:7-11 “Sharing God’s Grace with One Another” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
11/8/20 Hebrews 10:19-25 “Worshiping God with One Another” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
11/1/20 Philippians 2:1-15 “Having the Same Mindset that Christ Had with One Another” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
10/25/20 Colossians 3:10-17 “Preparing for Life with One Another” Rev. Rebecca Sommons
10/18/20 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Message and Mission Presentation ~ Rebecca and Matthew Sommons
10/11/20 Ephesians 4:22-32 "God Wants Me to Participate in His Sanctification" Rev. Paul Juris
10/4/20 1Corinthians 1:10-25 “Agree with One Another that it is Christ We Follow” Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom)
9/27/20 Galatians 5:13-26 "Using Our Freedom to Serve One Another" Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom)
9/20/20 Romans 14:1-13 "To Heal Division- Stop Passing Judgment on One Another"  Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom)
9/13/20 Romans 12:9-18 "Living in Harmony with One Another" Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Church & Zoom)                                   (Jim Holden's Baptism)
9/6/20 John 13:1-17,33-35 "Focusing on One Another" Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom)
8/30/20 Psalm 139 "Fully Known and Loved" Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom)
8/23/20 Psalm 36  “Sticking to the Source” Cara Davenport (Zoom)
8/16/20 Psalm 86 "God's Nature. Hint: He Doesn't Fit in a Human Sized Box" Annie Crumb
8/9/20 Psalm 67 "God's World-wide Blessing" Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom Service)
8/2/20  Psalm 103 "The Lord's Steadfast Love" Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom Service)
7/26/20 Psalm 37:1-19 "Secrets to Serenity" Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom Service In Church if unable to Zoom)
7/12/20 Psalm 32 "Forgiveness: The Bridge Between Frustration and Fulfilment" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
7/5/2020 Psalm 27 "Worship, Pray, Trust" Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom Service) 
6/28/2020 Psalm 23 "On the Way to Our Father's House"  Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom)
6/21/20  "Father's Day" special speaker John Hess (Zoom Service)
6/14/2020 Psalm 42:1-11 "Desires of the Soul" Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom Service)
6/7/2020 Psalm 15 "At Home with God"  Rev. Rebecca Sommons" " In the Town Park & Zoom " 
5/31/2020 Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom service)
5/24/2020   Psalm 1 “Be Like a Tree” Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom Service) 
5/17/2020 "Our Plans and God's Plans" Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom Service)
5/10/2020 Matthew 20:26-28 "A Mother's Heart" Glenna Taxter (Zoom Service) 
5/3/2020 Hebrews 13:7-16 "walking in Faith" Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom Service)
4/26/2020 Hebrews 13:1-6 "A Life of Faith, Hope, and Love" Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom Service)
4/19/2020 Hebrews 12:1-14 "Running Our Race" Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom Service)
4/12/2020 EASTER Matthew 28:1-20 "I Am With You Always" Rev Rebecca Sommons (Zoom Service)
4/5/20 "Do You Recognize Him?" Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom Service)
3/29/2020 Hebrews 12:1-3 "Running our Race" Rev. Rebecca Sommons (Zoom Service)
3/22/20 Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Theresa Taylor "Seeing the Unseen"  Hebrews 11-12:3
03/15/20 Hebrews 10:26-39 "A Faith that Endures" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
03/08/20 Hebrews 10:19-25 "You are welcome in God's House" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
03/01/20 Hebrews 8:5-6; 9:8-19,23-10:1
02/23/20 Hebrews 7:1-28 "Who's Melchizedek Anyway?"
02/16/2020 Hebrews 6:13-20 "Unshakeable Hope" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
02/09/2020 Hebrews 5:7-6:12 "Are We Growing UP?" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
02/02/2020 Hebrews 4:12-16 "We Need Help!" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
01/26/2020  Hebrews 4:1-11 "God's Calming Place of Rest" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
01/19/2020 Rev.Rebecca Sommons
01/12/2020 Rev. Rebecca Sommons
01/05/2020  "Trust in the Name of the Lord" Katelyn Naye-Benibo Guest Speaker 

12/29/19 "Worshipping the New-Born King" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
12/22/19 "Loving People More Than Our Plans" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
12/15/19 "Being Part of God's Plan"  Cara Davenport  The date on the video indicates Dec 8 and not the 15.
2/8/19 "Longing Fulfilled" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
12/1/19 "The Promise"
11/24/19 "Simplicity and Gratitude" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
11/17/19 "The Power of Words" rev. Rebecca Sommons
11/10/19 "How to Lead" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
11/3/19  "Wisdom for Relationships" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
10/27/19 "Having Integrity" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
10/20/19 "Guarding Your Heart" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
10/13/19 "Guidance from God"  John Hess
10/6/19 "A Teachable Spirit" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
9/29/19 "Activating Your Gift" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
9/22/19 "Unity and Maturity" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
9/15/19 "A Heart of Love" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
9/8/19 "The Greatest Gift" Jeremy Crumb, guest speaker
9/1/19 "Grace Gifts" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
8/25/19 "Responding to the Gospel" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
8/18/19 "Being Baptist" Annie M. Svitavsky
8/11/19 "A Second Chance" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
8/4/19 "The Lord's Other Prayer" Rev. Rebecca Sommons 
7/28/19 "Grief and Joy, Trouble and Peace" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
7/14/19 "Heart Connections" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
7/7/19    Rev. Dr. Theresa C. Taylor 
6/30/19 "love One Another" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
6/23/19 "The Way, the Truth, and the Life Rev. Rebecca Sommons
5/19/19 "The Judgment Trap" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
5/12/19 "Jesus Knows and He Cares" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
5/5/19 "Born Again?" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
4/28/19 "Life In Jesus' Name" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
03/17/19 "On Becoming a Thru-hiker" Matthew Sommons
03/10/19 "More Than Enough" Rev. Rebecca Sommons
02/17/2019 Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Theresa C Taylor,  also on this is part of another service
01/27/2019 "It's Not About Us" Pastor Rebecca Sommons
01/13/19 "Children of Light" Pastor Rebecca S  ommons
01/6/19    John Hess
12/23/18 "Shadow and Light" Pastor Rebecca Sommons
12/16/18 "A Song of Joy" Pastor Rebecca Sommons 
12/2/18 "Our Righteous Branch" Pastor Rebecca Sommons
11/18/18  Rev. Jordan "Skip" Dickinson  
11/11/18 "Redemption" Pastor Rebecca Sommons
11/4/18 "When You Do This, Remember Me" Pastor Rebecca Sommons
10/14/18 "Unexpected Loyalty" Pastor Rebecca Sommons
0/7/18 "When Everything Falls Apart" Pastor Rebecca Sommons
9/30/18 "Christ's Joy in US" Rev. Paul Juris
9/23/18 "Reason to Hope" Pastor Rebecca Sommons
9/16/18 "How to Be Truly Transformed" Pastor Rebecca Sommons 
9/9/18 "Rediscovering Your Walk with Jesus" John Hess
9/2/18 Pastor Rebecca Sommons Date on video is listed as 9/9/18 should be 9/2/19
8/12/18 Pastor Rebecca Sommons
8/5/18 "Reaping What We Sow" Pastor Rebecca Sommons 
7/29/18 "Bearing Burdens" Pastor Rebecca Sommons

7/15/18 "A Spirit-led Life" Pastor Rebecca Sommons

6/24/18 "The Family of God in Relationship" Pastor Rebecca Sommons

5/27/18 "A Matter of Life and Death" Pastor Rebecca Sommons

5/20/18 "The Gospel is for Everyone" Pastor Rebecca Sommons

5/13/18 "Breaking New Ground" Pastor Rebecca Sommons

4/29/18 "Grace and Peace" Pastor Rebecca Sommons

4/15/18 "Our First Love" Pastor Rebecca Sommons

4/1/2018 "Taking a Closer Look" Pastor Rebecca Sommons
 EASTER Christ the Lord is Risen Today

3/25/2018 "Zachariah-Prophets Point to Jesus" Pastor Rebecca Sommons

3/18/18 "Haggai-Prophets Bring a Helping Presence" Pastor Rebecca Sommons

3/11/18 "Daniel-Prophets Ask for Understanding" Pastor Rebecca Sommons

3/4/18 "Hosea-Prophets Show God's Love and Forgiveness" Pastor Rebecca Sommons

2/18/18 "Isaiah- Prophets Speak God's Truth" Pastor Rebecca Sommons

2/4/18 "Elijah-Prophets Obey God" Pastor Rebecca Sommons

1/28/2018 "Samuel - Prophets Listen to God" Pastor Rebecca Sommons

1/21/201  “Moses – Prophets are Touched by the Holy Spirt” Pastor Rebecca Sommons 
1/7/18 “Beloved” Rev. Jordan “Skip” Dickinson
12/3/17 “The Story of God: New Creation” Pastor Rebecca Sommons   

12/31/17 “Seeing Christ” Pastor Rebecca Sommons   

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