Operation Christmas Child

St. John's Reformed Church serves as a collection site and distribution center for area churches.  Through your support, we've distributed approximately 45,000 boxes in the last 12 years.

Our collection hours this year are:
      Monday, November 14: 10AM-2PM
      Tuesday, November 15: 6-8PM
      Wednesday, November 16: 3-5PM
      Thursday, November 17: 6-8PM
      Frinday, November 18: 3-5PM
      Saturday, November 19: 10AM-12PM
      Sunday, November 20: 12PM-4PM
      Monday, November 21: 9AM-2PM

Wars and Natural Disasters

Submitted by Jarrod Crawford on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 10:00am

     In his book, How Long, O Lord, Reflections on Suffering and Evil, D.A. Carson touches upon social evils, poverty of different kinds, and war and natural disasters.  When we think about such things, we often turn and ask ‘why’ such things exist.  We don’t, however, see this particular question raised anywhere in the Bible.  God is not shocked, and neither should we be, by the presence of wars and natural disasters, “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars.

Church Invisible

Submitted by Jarrod Crawford on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 10:28am

INVISIBLE: unable to be seen; not visible to the eye.

In centuries past, things like bacteria, the amount of 'life' in a drop of water, and yeast plants were 'invisible.'  No one could see them or even knew of their existence.  It wasn't until the late 17th century that a man invented a microscope that allowed us 'to see.'  Apart from the microscope, these things are invisible to our eyes.  We know when we're affected by bacteria, but we can't see it being passed along to us.  We see water as transparent, not seeing all of the 'minerals added for taste.'