Pastors Corner

Welcome Home to Portage Faith!

Growing in Faith 2018

Welcome to Spring in northeast Ohio! We have had snow, rain, and, finally, some warm weather. On the day you read this, we may have had all of the above!

I hope you had a blessed and beautiful Easter and were able to connect with a church which helped you feel the love and peace of God in your life. We have completed our study of Max Lucado’s He Chose the Nails and are beginning to explore where God is calling the church today. There are many needs in our community and many ways the church can help to address those needs. What are the specific needs of our community? Which ministries will be most effective? How has God uniquely equipped this church to reach out to others? These are some of the questions we will consider as we move forward.

We have two Mission Teams going out this summer. They are traveling to the Nehemiah Mission in Cleveland and to Spirit Lake Ministry Center in North Dakota. Both trips are in June, and I invite all of you to pray for the teams and the leadership at both sites.

We have two fundraisers coming up to help support the trips – a Sub Sale which is going on now and a Rummage Sale which will be held May 5 from 9:00 am -3:00 pm at the church.

Looking ahead, Vacation Bible School will be July 9-13; the Book Festival will be Friday, July 20 with the theme: Magic and Miracles; and there will be a Homecoming Celebration September 7-9 to coincide with the Potato Festival.

If you are looking for a church home, please come join us in worship Sundays at 8:30 am and 10:30 am to see if this is where God is leading you. I look forward to seeing you!

Pastor Joyce