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FROM DENIS’ DESK TOP

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LIFE Groups Hopefully you have heard about our LIFE groups that are meeting throughout the week in various homes in SE Portland. The first group started in early October of last year. You might be wondering what these groups are … Continue reading

Denis’ Desktop June

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Sunday is Father’s Day, and we will be having a special gift for all of the adult men in attendance – hope to see you there!   Sunday we will conduct our annual election during worship. Though we are only … Continue reading

Proposed Articles of Incorporation

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KEY: Items that are struck through will be removed from the document Items that are underlined will be added to the document     CONSTITUTION OF ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION KERN PARK CHRISTIAN CHURCH March 23rd, 2014 ARTICLE I. – NAME … Continue reading

Denis’ Desktop

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FROM DENIS’ DESKTOP We had a surprise in the office a couple of months ago. The staff was working on cleaning out shelves of unused and out-dated items, and going through drawers of old files to see what could be … Continue reading

Christmas Perspective December 2013

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 As we get closer to Christmas I would offer this pastoral caution: Be wise in your preparation for Christmas, making sure that you keep Christ as the focus of your celebration, and to not get caught up in the materialism … Continue reading

Denis’ Desk Top (Pastor’s Perspective) Sept. 2013

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What is The Church? If we are going to wear the name of Christ we must know who we are. In the New Testament the word for “church” is the Greek word ekklesia (literally “the called out ones”). Jesus calls … Continue reading

Pastor’s Perspective, August 2013

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On Sunday July 28, we voted to hire Marcus Read to be our full-time Children’s Pastor at Kern Park Christian Church. I believe that this is a tremendous step of faith for us as a congregation and shows that we believe that God wants us … Continue reading

Pastor’s Perspective, July 2013

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When I was being interviewed by the Pastoral Search team last February, and in my early meetings with the Elders, three things about this congregation became abundantly clear. First, like most established churches in the Portland area, Kern Park has … Continue reading

Pastor’s Perspective, June 2013

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You may have noticed that I have signed off on my two previous newsletter articles with the scripture reference Jeremiah 29:7. I use that as a salutation for the following reason:In that verse God says Seek the peace and prosperity … Continue reading

Pastor’s Perspective

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There is no doubt that God is a Giver. God gave us the universe through creation, all that we need for life, and provides our “daily bread.” God gave His only Son for our salvation, eternal life upon our confession … Continue reading