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If It Is Your Cross, Take it Up

It’s interesting to hear the comments of those who dislike singing a new hymn to an old tune. They feel it disrespects the hymn or hymnwriter—perhaps even steals the hymnwriter’s work. Maybe a closer look at the true tradition of hymns will be a bit of comfort. Charles Wesley, brother of Methodist founder John, was…

Kingswood 101

If you are a new or prospective member of Kingswood, then Kingswood 101 is for you.  This Sunday, March 4, 4:00–6:00 pm, in room 208 of the Community Life Center, Pastor Charles and Kara Grant will lead a new and revised version of the class.  Topics of discussion include United Methodist beliefs and polity, church…

Billy Graham: A Remembrance

Where does one begin when trying to capture the influence of a person like Billy Graham?  My earliest remembrances were not at his beginning, but after he had hit his stride.  In my elementary school days, Dad made sure we were all around the TV when a Billy Graham Crusade came on.  All other nightly…

Bible Challenge Readings for March

Are you participating in Kingswood’s 2018 Bible Reading Challenge? It’s never too late to start! We’re reading through the New Testament and Psalms in one year, and we hope you will join us on this journey of faith through Scripture. If you’ve never read the Bible before, this is a great introduction — and not…

From the Pastor: The Greatest Love Story

According to the American Heart Association, February is Heart Month. For many, February is for lovers, because Valentine’s Day falls right in the middle. I find it interesting that the English language has one word for love, and yet the ancient Greeks had four. Agape is an unconditional love, a selfless love, and is used…