In the Know

In the Know is our weekly newsletter highlighting events, gatherings, discipleship classes and serving opportunities, and as well as insights from our pastoral and leadership teams.

In the Know Dec. 19, 2017

In the Know Dec. 19, 2017

PALATABLE JOY!

By Mark Miller

Editor’s note: This week’s encore Advent article by Pastor Mark focuses on Joy. So, enjoy.

“Joy to the World, the Lord has come”… is a theme that is expressed through song, giving of gifts, on Christmas cards. (I received a card in the mail today with JOY on it). It’s on …

Also inside:
• Christmas at Narratives
• The Miller’s last Sunday
• Coffee Cart Ministry
• Calendar

In the Know Dec. 12, 2017

In the Know Dec. 12, 2017

ADVENT: ARE YOU PREPPING?

By Mark Miller

Editor’s note: This week’s encore Advent article by Pastor Mark focuses on preparation. Enjoy.

“A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all mankind will see God’s salvation.'”- Luke 3:4-6)

Action movies: Explosive, powerful …

Also inside:
• Coffee Cart Ministry
• Calendar

In the Know Dec. 5, 2017

In the Know Dec. 5, 2017

ADVENT

By Mark Miller

Editor’s note:
Last week Pastor Mark shared some wonderful insight into the meaning of Advent. This week, we dust off another great piece he crafted …

Also inside:
• Back by Popular Demand: Myrtle Creek
• Calendar

In the Know Nov. 28, 2017

In the Know Nov. 28, 2017

ADVENT

By Mark Miller

“The Word became flesh and moved into the neighborhood.” – John 1:14 (MSG)

Advent is all about Jesus! It is God taking on the form of mankind and becoming our redemptive missionary. Note: God steps outside His world and becomes …

Also inside:
• Back by Popular Demand: Myrtle Creek
• Calendar

In the Know Nov. 21, 2017

In the Know Nov. 21, 2017

GIVING GOD THE GLORY!

By Ben Phaychanpheng

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” – Colossians 3:15

We can all find the heart of God when we are in peace and, as a result, we are thankful and act with gratitude. Gratitude also seems …

Also inside:
• Food for the Soul by Aaron Heuslein
• Leftover Sunday
• Back by Popular Demand: Myrtle Creek
• Calendar

In the Know Nov. 7, 2017

In the Know Nov. 7, 2017

Practical Truth in Post-Fact, Post-Truth Culture: FACTS You Can TRUST!

By Mark Miller

CNN, NBC, MSNBC are fake news if you listen to Fox. Fox News is fake news if you listen to CNN, NBC and MSNBC. Just Google “fake news,” the results are endless. So where, then, does one…

Also inside:
• Food for the Soul by Aaron Heuslein
• Back by Popular Demand: Myrtle Creek
• Leftover Sunday
• Calendar

In the Know Oct. 31, 2017

In the Know Oct. 31, 2017

PASTORAL SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE

By Tami Ashland

Narratives Church Family,

We are missional individuals called by God into intimate relationship with Him. We know His voice and willingly surrender to His leadership in our lives. We bear the fruit of His laws written upon our hearts in our …

Also inside:
• Family Movie Night
• “Follow the Cloud” coming to MIssional Communities
• Leftover Sunday
• Calendar

In the Know Oct. 24, 2017

In the Know Oct. 24, 2017

DO YOU KNOW YOUR BODY PARTS?

“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” – I Corinthians 12:27

By Mark Miller

No other religion, organization, or community uses the analogy of the human body for…

Also inside:
• Betty & Aaaron baptized
• Family Movie Night
• “Follow the Cloud” coming to MIssional Communities
• Calendar

In the Know Oct. 17, 2017

In the Know Oct. 17, 2017

OBEDIENCE THAT REVEALS FAITH

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation.”
Hebrews 11:1-2

By Mark Miller

Can you imagine trying to live a Christian life without faith, commitment, hope, and …

Also inside:
• Women’s Chick & Chat
• Baptism Sunday approaching
• Family Movie Night
• “Follow the Cloud” coming to MIssional Communities
• Calendar

In the Know Oct. 10, 2017

In the Know Oct. 10, 2017

LIGHT TRIUMPHS THE DARKNESS

Editor’s note:
Pastor Mark wanted to share a letter that was read during last week’s Pastor’s prayer gathering. The letter was written by Troy Russell, a former parishioner at Meridian Baptist, who now lives in Las Vegas and works at a local hospital. It is quite encouraging in light of the tragic shooting there just over a week ago.

By Troy Russell

Man, I heard sirens blazing by. At first I thought, another Vegas night. I realized the sirens were not stopping. I’ve never heard so many sirens continuously.

Turned the channel on the TV and saw…

Also inside:
• Baptism Sunday approaching
• Women’s Chick & Chat
• Calendar

In the Know Oct. 3, 2017

In the Know Oct. 3, 2017

EXERCISING MORE THAN THE BODY

Editor’s note: Before leading us into worship on Sunday morning, Levi Michaud took a few minutes to share how God was working in his life last week. We asked him to share it with the full community through this week’s In the Know. Here’s his thoughts.

By Levi Michaud

My ordinary trip to the gym turned out to be anything but ORDINARY. Right as I entered the Crunch Fitness in Lakeside, I realized there was a girl on a treadmill holding a guitar. She was strumming and walking …

Also inside:
• Furthermore Conference
• Women’s Chick & Chat
• Calendar

In the Know Sept. 27, 2017

In the Know Sept. 27, 2017

THE NAME ABOVE ALL NAME

By Pastor Lori
On Sunday, Ben Phaychanpheng, a seminary student and deacon at Narratives Church, brought to us a message on Jehovah Shalom (peace), one of a series of sermons on the Names of God. So far, we’ve learned …

Also inside:
• Furthermore Conference
• Women’s Chick & Chat
• Calendar

In the Know Sept. 20, 2017

In the Know Sept. 20, 2017

IN PURSUIT OF THE CLOUD

By Mary Miller
My dear friend from college-English-major days, Cari, now lives in Waco, my birth town. We shared a passion for all things British-the literature, long afternoons over tea and biscuits and rainy days. It was on her heart some time back to …

Also inside:
• Furthermore Conference
• Women’s Chick & Chat
• Calendar

In the Know Sept. 13, 2017

In the Know Sept. 13, 2017

NATURAL DISASTERS: WHAT IS GOD DOING AND SAYING?

By Pastor Mark
September 11, 2001 is forever etched in the minds of America’s history as one of the worst terror attacks on American soil. Since 9/11 we, Americans, have continued to experience more historical first-time events and disasters.

Here’s an abbreviated list of first-time turning points that are shaping our …

Also inside:
• Furthermore Conference
• Women’s Chick & Chat
• Calendar

In the Know Sept. 6, 2017

In the Know Sept. 6, 2017

REFLECTIONS ON JEHOVAH NISSI

By Pastor Mark
In Exodus 17:8-16 we read that Moses and the Israelites have been wandering in the desert of Sin (pronounced Zin). They were being attacked by the Amalekites (it’s interesting to note that they were from the line of Esau). Moses told Joshua to gather the men of Israel and …

Also inside:
• Women’s Chick & Chat
• Calendar