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The 49th Annual Religious Arts Festival will be presented February 3-9 and will bring us to the sights, sounds, and tastes of Scotland!

Developing a closer relationship with God shouldn’t be intimidating. It can begin with reading a Bible passage or a devotion each day. It only takes a few minutes. Perhaps you can find that time in the morning as you rise, right before bed, or during those unexpected times in the day when you have a free moment or two.

Friends and family have returned from holiday adventures. Christmas decorations are down. Classes have resumed. As you are getting back to a steady routine, I ask you to consider how you are engaging and will engage in the life and ministry of IPC in 2020.

The Session tasked the Christian Education Ministry Team with putting together a class about our denomination, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The objective of the class is to address a range of questions that have been posed about the denomination over the past year. Some questions are simply a matter of structure: How is the PCUSA governed? Who makes the decisions and how? Other questions relate to theology: What does it mean to be “Reformed?”

As we say goodbye to one year and welcome in a new one, there is always a mix of emotions. We have certainly had some ups and downs, but as Rev. Brian Lays noted in his sermon last Sunday, one thing we know for sure is that we have Christ in common as we move together into 2020.