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CARE, OUTREACH AND JUSTICE

03/28/17

 A Message from Pastor John Ross Thompson What makes us a vital dynamic church?  The people, of course! “I am the church! You are the church! We are the church together! All who follow Jesus, all around the world! Yes, we’re the church together! “The church is not a building; the church is not a […]

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GOD SAID, “I’M DOING A NEW THING” Isaiah 43:19

03/21/17

A Message from Pastor John Ross Thompson   March 19 the congregation of Genesis voted unanimously to move this summer to Snow Avenue.  We accepted the gift of the Snow United Methodist Church, which will close May 7 after 120 years of mission and ministry in eastern Cascade Township.  We will have a building, parking lot […]

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Come and See

03/15/17

A Message from Pastor John Ross Thompson Bobby Jo Valentine has presented two concerts at Genesis, including one on March 14.  One of his CDs is titled “A Place to Belong.”  However, the song lyrics are a lament, repeating “I Don’t Have a Place to Belong.” How unfortunate when anyone anywhere does not have a […]

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How Long, O Lord, How Long?

03/07/17

A Message from Pastor John Ross Thompson Sunday afternoon Ellen and I went to see Ragtime: The Musical at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.  As I have done too often, I did not research the show before I went.  Thinking that I was going to see a happy show with lots of Ragtime music, I was […]

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Tell Me the Stories of Jesus

03/01/17

Lent has begun, and with it the emphasis on self-examination and changing our lives.  For many of us, it is a time to reflect more intentionally on how we live our lives as Christians. During Lent, our theme will be “Living Stories: How to Follow Jesus Today.”  I will be preaching on the stories of […]

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