About Pastor Brett:
Brett was born in Scottsdale, Arizona and has lived there for most of his life until moving to Hawley MN. He enjoys reading, exercising, playing sports, and spending time with family. Brett went to Arizona State University for his undergraduate and Fuller Theological Seminary for his graduate degree. He met his wife, Kristen when she moved to Phoenix to teach Kindergarten.
Youth & Family Director:
[read more in the December/January Newsletter]
Christmas time! Why do we love it? When I was a child, I truly loved the “story”…angel speaks, Mary, Joseph, the donkey, God gives, Baby Jesus in a manger, angels sing, the shepherds, the star shines, wisemen travel afar with gifts and worship the Baby King. I also loved the special cookies and treats- lefsa, krumkake, rosettes, spritz cookies and the tradition of acting out the Birth of our Savior “Story” on Christmas eve complete with homemade crowns, bathrobes and dishtowel shepherd hats. Christmas time to me meant at least every other year that my brothers and sisters would come home with their children. I grew up the youngest of seven children and to this day, I know my family doesn’t realize the “waiting” and “longing” that “little Kris” felt inside for them all to walk through the door. Cell phones were not available to aid in the painful wait… I just watched outside our front window jumping with hope at each beam of light in the darkness in front of our home…praying it was the light from their vehicles. The minute their energetic love burst through our front door, I felt the “light” of Christmas love. We were united,together to enjoy each other and to celebrate the “greatest true story ever told.” For to us a Savior is born… His light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it! John 1
Please update the office with ANY changes…
New baby, No church mailbox, incorrect spellings, moving or marriage, no longer use a landline, newsletter requested via email, have pictures to submit for website or future CC publications
OFFICE CLOSED Monday, December 25 & January 1. Merry Christmas!!!
Su following worship -11:45
A minister parked his car in a no-parking zone in a large city because he was short of time and couldn't find a space with a meter. Then he put a note under the windshield wiper that read: "I have circled the block 10 times. If I don't park here, I'll miss my appointment. Forgive us our trespasses." When he returned, he found a citation from a police officer along with this note "I've circled this block for 10 years. If I don't give you a ticket I'll lose my job. Lead us not into temptation."