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“Wild times … we don’t know what’s going on”

Those were the words that signified the beginning on the “the new normal.” March 11, 2020 was the day the United States was truly introduced to the novel coronavirus, or as we came to know it, COVID-19. Diseases like this have come and gone around the planet before, but generally the United States has been geographically isolated from the worst of the recent past. With these words spoken by ESPN announcers prior to the NBA Utah Jazz-Oklahoma City Thunder game scheduled for that Wednesday evening, normal American life began to grind to a halt. And the desperate search for toilet paper was just about to get underway…

The NBA prepares to postpone the first game due to the pandemic.

When enough time passes, and we, as a society, take a look back on this event (“these interesting times,” “these uncertain times,” “these unprecedented times,” “the new normal,” “massive governmental failure,” and any other phrase you would like to add to this list…) I believe the postponing of this basketball game will be the singular event that got the nation’s attention: This situation is serious, we’ve never seen anything like it in almost a hundred years, and we don’t know what’s happening next.

To almost every extent, this uncertainty remains, over two months later. We’ve become familiar with words and concepts that are new to our modern society. Face masks. “Social distancing.” Pandemic. Wild times, indeed.

There is a lot of we still don’t know. There’s a lot to be sad about, a lot to be mad about, and a lot to be frustrated about. I’ve always tried to create posts on this site that inform, entertain or uplift. Honestly, I haven’t posted since the beginning of March because I don’t know what’s appropriate. But we still have lives to lead, and there are still things to say. And, as John Krasinski showed us for eight episodes during “these unceratin times,” there is still Some Good News…

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Children, Church

The Children of the World Choir: Rescue Tour

The “Children of the World” choir came to Jewel City Church on Wednesday and touched the audience with their story of a difficult past that has now been replaced with a glorious future.

To learn more about their story and their current Rescue Tour, visit the WorldHelp website at https://worldhelp.net/children-of-the-world/

You can learn more about children like Jerry:

 

Church, Music

Rollercoaster World VBS

The 2016 Jewel City Church Vacation Bible School starts tonight!

This year’s theme is “Roller coaster World” and will include a functional roller coaster and Ferris wheel on stage!

The learn more about the “JCC Experience,” visit here.

For a quick preview, watch this video that will have the kids singing and dancing all week long:

VBS 2016: Alone dance video from Jewel City Church on Vimeo.

For more info, visit www.jewelcitychurch.org.

Church, Music

Jewel City Church: Acoustic Service, August 24

This Sunday’s worship at Jewel City will be scaled back a bit, to something a little more simple. But I think I will enjoy it. 🙂

Take a moment to enjoy worship leader Carrie Hill with pastor Eric Miker on guitar along with the members of the Jewel City Church choir as they sing “Come Thou Fount.”

***EDIT: It seems a lot of the older JCC videos no longer exist. If I can ever find an existing public version of this video I will update the link below.***


Acoustic Service: August 24th from Jewel City Church on Vimeo.

Church, Holidays

The 2013 JCC Kids Christmas Play

Happy New Year! (Is it too late to say that?) Hope you had a wonderful holiday season.

The holiday season brings family and friends together, and churches all around the world celebrate the season with plays and cantatas.

For you viewing pleasure, here’s a look back at the 2013 Jewel City Church Children’s Christmas play, “The Christmas Shoe Tree.”

2013 Kid’s Christmas Play from Jewel City Church on Vimeo.

Church, Humor

The 12 Crazy Days of Christmas

It’s important to keep your sense of humor around the holidays. What, with all the shopping, and crazy people, and stress… Sometimes we just need a good laugh.

Thus, I present…

The 12 Crazy Days of Christmas. As seen at Jewel City Church on Sunday, December 23, 2012.  Presented in its entirety…


Have a Merry Christmas!

Church

The Purity Test — Jewel City Church

Week 4 of the series, “Fulfilling Your Destiny,” a study of the life of Joseph. Sunday, February 12, 2012. Pastor Robert Shingleton. This video also features some beautiful worship music by Carrie Hill and the JCC worship team. The first song, “I’m Not Ashamed,” features Dakota Stier on lead vocals and guitar.

You can see additional Jewel City Church videos at their Vimeo page.


The Purity Test from Jewel City Church on Vimeo.