not a fan.

In the season of Lent, the pastoral staff of FPCM preaches a sermon series “Not a Fan” based on Kyle Idelman’s book of the same title.
In these Sundays, we consider at depth the question: Are you a Christian or are you a disciple?
In an abundance of caution and to practice social distancing due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, on March 15, 2020 we began to hold one service at 9:30 am and a Thursday evening service.  The worship services were broadcast online only.

Regular Worship Times

Traditional 8:30 am
Contemporary 11:00 am
Education Hour 9:45 am
5th Sunday Combined Worship Service, March 29th, 9:30 am, Sanctuary

The Doubting Disciple

April 19, 2020
Scripture: John 20:24-29
Kelly LePenke Preaching


More Than These

Easter, April 12, 2020
Scripture: John 21:1-19
Rev. Stuart Spencer​ Preaching


The Service of Tenebrae

Good Friday, April 10, 2020
Scripture: Mark 15: 33-39
Meditation “THIS HAS TO BE THE SON OF GOD“ Rev. Spencer​


Taking the Initiative

Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020
Scripture: Luke 22:14/20
Kelly LePenske Preaching


It’s a Steal

Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020
Scripture: Matthew 13: 44-52
Rev. Stuart Spencer Preaching
Sixth Sunday of Len​t


Evening Prayer

Thursday, April 2, 2020
2 Corinthians 3:7-18
A WORD FROM OUR WORSHIP MINISTRY We are grateful to our pastoral staff and musicians who, out of love, have observed strict precautions to come offer this service of prayer and worship.
Pastor: Rev. Stuart Spencer
Assisting: Kelly LePenske
Sound Technician: Sam Spencer
Musicians: Martin Bass, Christine Bass, Tom McBride, Dennis Palma, Yanellie Pabom Garcia​


Running Out of Excuses

Sunday, March 29, 2020
Luke 14: 25 – 35
Rev. Stuart Spencer Preaching
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Focus: “So in Luke 14 Jesus defines the [discipleship] relationship by making it clear that if we follow him, we follow him alone. He won’t share us—not with money, not with a career, not even with your family . . . When Jesus explains that he will not share your affection or devotion, he isn’t just saying how he wants to be loved by you; he’s making it clear how he loves you.”​


Starting Over

Sunday, March 22, 2020
John 3:1-17​
Kelly LePenske Preaching
Focus: “Most of us don’t mind Jesus making some minor change in our lives but Jesus wants to turn our lives upside down. Fans don’t mind him doing a little touch-up work, but Jesus wants complete renovation. Fans come to Jesus thinking tune-up, but Jesus is thinking overhaul . . . Fans want Jesus to inspire them, but Jesus wants to interfere with their lives.” (Not a Fan, p. 31)


A Cross for You

Sunday, March 15, 2020
Luke 9: 21 – 27
9:30 am Combined Worship
No education hourKelly LePenske is preaching
Our focus this week: “Anyone is a significant word because it makes it clear whom he is inviting. He is inviting anyone. Anyone is an all-inclusive word. Anyone means everyone . . . His invitation to follow is addressed to Anyone.”


Ready to Follow

Sunday, March 8, 2020
Luke 5:27-32
Rev. Stuart Spencer Preaching
“During Jesus’ earthly ministry the disciple was to ‘follow’ Jesus, an allegiance to his person which is regarded as the decisive act, whether it is a literal or figurative attachment. Jesus disciples would follow their master around, often literally imitating him. The goal of Jewish disciples was someday to become masters . . . But Jesus’ disciples were to remain disciples of their Master and teacher and to follow him only.”​


Disciples’ Love

Sunday, March 1, 2020
I John 2:3-6
Dr. Ed Gross Preaching
Rev. Dr. Ed Gross preaching Ed was ordained in 1978 and received his doctorate in Missiology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1988. He has served as pastor, missionary, church planter, Bible college and seminary professor and author.​