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New seating and tables create flexibility
We recently received a gift of 70 padded chairs and 9 tables from a local congregation that needed to close. We, in turn, donated 12 of our pews to a growing congregation in Dunkirk, NY.
These new tables and chairs will greatly enhance our ability to use our meeting space in a multitude of ways we never could before. We will also be able to re-imagine our worship settings more creatively and transform the space for special events quickly.
We thank God for this provision and for a new home for our pews.
Meet our pastor
Pastor Jim has been married for over thirty years to his wife, Anna. They have three children and four grandchildren. Jim, Anna, and their youngest son, Zachary, spent two years serving with Eastern Mennonite Missions as country representatives to Ethiopia before coming to the Ark in 2010. He has been pastoring since 1992 and has planted churches both here in the U.S.and in Ethiopia.
Advent is Almost Here
The word “advent” refers to something that is about to arrive. The coming of the Messiah into the world was much anticipated by Israel under the heal of the Roman Empire. Prophets of old had spoken God’s word of hope over the centuries calling for justice, righteousness and peace from the strong arm of a mighty and holy God.
The Messiah who came into the world was very different from the champion which the people envisioned and the Kingdom he inaugurated has often appeared unfruitful and too easily influenced by the world.
This Advent season we are looking at Messianic Kingdom both as it was described by the ancients and as it is being lived out through the church of our day.