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Rachael, a preschooler, had been waking in the middle of the night afraid and crying. Only crawling into bed with mom and dad seemed to soothe her fears. So when mom announced to the family that she would be away for a couple of days on a business trip, dad thought it time to take some preemptive action.
"Rachael," Dad said, "I have an idea. While Mom is away, suppose I sleep in your room on the top bunk?" She thought it was a good idea.
That night, Rachael went to sleep on time. A couple of hours later, when Dad crawled into the upper bunk, she was sleeping soundly, and she slept like that all night. The next morning Dad congratulated her on a full night's sleep.
"It was because you were in the room with me," she said. "But how did you know I was there? You were asleep when I came in and you never woke up the whole night." Rachael answered, "Because you said you would!"
Perhaps the biggest blessing of trusting Christ as your Savior and entering the family of God are the promises He has for His children. Of all the promises our Lord has given us, nothing is more practical in everyday living as His promise to always be with us! Nothing banishes fears or inspires courage so instantly as the knowledge that our Lord is ever by our side. I hope you have that real and intimate of a relationship with Christ. If not, we're here to help. "Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me." ( Psalm 23:4)
Kingsley Community Church, situated just off St. Rte. 11 between Hop Bottom and New Milford has recently called Rev. James Madas to serve as its Senior Pastor.
Rev. James Madas, his wife and their five children (pictured) have resided in the Danville area for the past 11 years, where Rev. Madas has been faithfully serving as the Director of Youth Ministries at the First Baptist Church of Danville.
As a new chapter in the life of Kingsley Community Church unfolds, parishioners at Kingsley anticipate continued growth and new and exciting opportunities through the fundamental teaching of the Word of God and the churchs various community outreach activities.
Pastor Jim Madas conveys a spirit of deep compassion and youthful enthusiasm, with an intimate desire to see individuals accept Christ as their personal Savior and grow in their love relationship with the Lord.
All are invited and encouraged to worship with the church. The Sunday School hour begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. The Sunday evening service is at 6:00 p.m. with a combination of singing and an informal, practical bible study. The Youth Group meets on Tuesday evenings, at 7:00 p.m. On Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. all are welcome for bible study and a time of prayer. On Thursday evenings, at 6:30 p.m. any youth that are between the fifth and eighth grade are encouraged to come out to Group 58. On Friday evenings, at 6:30 p.m. children are welcome to participate in Kids Club.
If you are new to the area or are seeking to fellowship with people who truly care, you are invited to consider visiting Kingsley Community Church. The church phone is (570) 289-4341.
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