Congregational Care

You Asked for It: If God Knows All, Why Does Prayer Matter?

“If God knows all, why does prayer matter?” Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 Let me be honest with you right from the start. My prayer life has a tendency to ebb and flow.…

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You Asked For It: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

“Why do bad things happen to good people?” This is a question that has been asked down through the ages. In Romans 8, Paul talks about creation groaning because the original sin that cast it into utter disarray. Of course, Job’s friends did not understand this view and had a different answer to that question.…

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Remembering Robert

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me…” I lost a really good friend this week. We’d been friends for 15 years. I’ll never forget the first time I met Robert McMichael. It was at the ITC Dining Hall during the…

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Support for Women Facing Cancer

If you or a friend or loved one has recently received a cancer diagnosis, Mt. Bethel would like to be here for you, in whatever form works for you. We offer the faith-based Ruth Young Women’s Cancer Support Group, which meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the Mt. Bethel Community Center…

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