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Family

Happy Families: Part 2

James Dent used to tell the story of a woman doing some cleaning at home when the telephone rang. While going to answer it, she tripped on a rug and, grabbing for something to hold onto, seized the telephone table. It fell over with a crash, jarring the receiver off the hook. As it fell,…

Happy Families

At the annual family reunion picnic, a young bride led her husband over to an old woman busily crocheting in a rocker. “Granny,” she said, touching the old woman’s hand affectionately, “this is my new husband.” The woman eyed him critically for a long moment, and then she asked abruptly, “Do you desire children?” Startled by…

Resolving Conflict – #2 of the Getting There Series

Years ago, a large statue of Christ was erected high in the Andes Mountains on the border between Argentina and Chile. Called “Christ of the Andes,” the statue symbolizes a pledge between the two countries that as long as the statue stands, there will be peace between Chile and Argentina. Shortly after the statue was erected,…

Family Fun Day 2016

Welcome to Forest Park! If this is your first Sunday with us, you picked a great day to attend, and we’re excited you’re here. Whether you’re a regular part of the Forest Park family or not, let me take few moments to highlight what we seek to accomplish as a church. We have condensed our…

Mothers Who Abide

“Why?” It’s a question that every parent or person involved in the life of a child has heard a hundred times.  A survey from the U.K. involving 1,000 mothers found that moms may be the most quizzed people on the planet. On average, from breakfast to afternoon tea time (remember, this was in the U.K.)…

Family, God’s Vision for the Church

This weekend is the Forest Park Family Fun Day! We hope you can join us and stay throughout the afternoon and join in the family fun. It may sound funny, but that’s exactly what Church is designed to be, a family. That’s not our idea, but Jesus Christ’s. In Matthew 12:49 Jesus was talking about being family when…