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Sundays @ 10:30 AM
At Hamilton Mill Presbyterian Church, you’ll find worship that is relevant, passionate and life-changing. We use a mix of old and new, combining elements like the Apostles’ Creed or the Lord’s Prayer with a preaching style that includes humor, Biblical truth and stories of real people. Our music is an exciting blend of new contemporary music and solid hymn favorites. We, at Hamilton Mill Presbyterian Church, practice the philosophy of “come as you are;” no need, if you so choose, to get dressed up. We want the time you spend with us to be a comfortable, fun, relaxed opportunity where you can enjoy learning and growing in the Christian faith.
Children are a priority at Hamilton Mill Presbyterian. Nursery/Child care is available for infants thru age 2. Children ages 3 – 5th grade are invited to attend our Preschool and Children’s programs which begin at 10:15 AM. They study a Bible based curriculum and incorporate fun activities to keep interest and increase their knowledge of the Bible.
We hope you and your children will join us Sunday morning to see just how exciting growing in the Christian faith can be!
THIS WEEK FROM OUR PASTOR
I had an amazing time last Sunday at our Hymn Sing. The praise band led us in worship with hymns and songs to which many of us grew up listening. I appreciated their surprise when they sung one of the verses of How Great Thou Art in Spanish. I was moved by their surprise. This has been a very interesting week. We helped 4 families that came to our food pantry. The Primetimers gathered for lunch. The youth group had a great turnout. We delivered some weekend food bags to Bramlett Elementary School. I had pleasant conversation with the principal and their counselor. God is working. We have a growing presence in our community. I am excited for where God will be taking us in the next few years.
This Sunday, we begin a new sermon series “Back to Basics.” We will be looking at the basics of Christian life through the eyes of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. I will be plugging in some basic doctrines that are at the roots of who we are as Christians and Presbyterians. Since, this year marks the 500th anniversary of the protestant reformation, it is a good time to refresh our minds about our biblical roots.
I am still trying to process what happened last weekend in Charlottesville. I hope you are trying to process it too. I do not intend to get political or attempt to change your political views. However, as your pastor, I would like to share with you how I am attempting to process the event in Charlottesville and the events that will keep happening that spark violence to help you process and meditate what God calls us to do. The reality in our country is that people are divided, there is racism and people are getting more violent. We try to separate our personal life, from our political views, and our church life. We tell ourselves they do not affect each other. The fact is many of us look at the events in Charlottesville through the eyes of our political views and not through the eyes of Jesus. While, we choose to have our own political views, let us remember they are our choice. As followers and disciples of Jesus Christ, God calls us to be servants and to glorify Him with our lives. Do we glorify God with what we believe and how we respond to events that create violence? In John 13:35-35 Jesus said: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Jesus commanded us to love one another. White Supremacy and Racism go against loving one another. Violence against another human being goes against loving one another. Any views supporting white supremacy, racism and violence go against loving one another. This matter goes beyond any political party. We cannot expect our leaders to change if we are not willing to change. God can change us and will change us when we open our hearts and minds to His love and grace, only then will we be able to share that love and grace. If we are not willing to share God’s love and grace, then we are making that choice because we believe our views are more important than God. It begins with us and how we treat those around us, how we respond to racism and violence and how we support our community. We cannot change how our leaders think and we cannot change the tension in the whole country, but we can impact our community. We can be a presence of safety, peace and grace. I encourage you to pray how God is leading you to be the presence of God around you. I will not be preaching on my political views, it is not my style. I will be preaching what the Word of God says and let God speak into your lives. I want us to be a church where people come to hear Word of God for nourishment and growth of their lives. I will let God do the hard the work.
I hope you will join us for worship this Sunday. God is working among us. You are invited to be part of God’s work.
Dios Los Bendiga! God Bless You!