Give Online!

Cornerstone now offers an Online Giving option! Just click on the image above, and it will take you to a secure site where you can give by Card, or by ACH Bank transaction! You will be able to choose whether you want to give a recurring gift, or a one-time gift.

Thank you so much for your generous giving to support the work of our Lord! God will bless you for your faithfulness in giving.

“Journey Through the Indispensable Book” – A Survey of the Bible – Sunday Nights – Continues 2/28/21

NOTE: Our Journey through the Bible continues with Genesis 4, “The First Murder – Cain & Abel,” on Sunday Night 2/28/21 – In-person and Online! See you then!

The Bible is the indispensable book. That’s because it is the Word of God. The word “indispensable” means, “absolutely necessary,” “not subject to being set aside or neglected.” It is from God’s heart to our hearts. If we are to know why we are here and where we are going, we must give ourselves over to the indispensable Book – the Bible.

It is to that end we will journey through the pages of God’s Word in a systematic way on Sunday nights at 6 PM, from Genesis to Revelation, knowing that God will speak to us and do His work of growth and change in our lives. We will begin this journey on January 24, 2021, at 6 PM in the Sanctuary, which will also be broadcast online each week. I hope you will be blessed beyond measure as you open yourself to His Word, and that you will never be the same again for having done so.

UPDATE: Goal Exceeded! Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions

Day 8: Together from IMB on Vimeo.

Our 2020 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions is underway! We join more than 40,000 other Southern Baptist Churches in this great cause to share to Good News of Jesus Christ to the ends of the Earth!

Our Church Goal for the Offering is $4,000. As of 1/19/21, we have given $4445! We have exceeded the goal! Thank you so much for your faithful giving!

This offering supports more than 3,600 missionaries serving all over the world, providing nearly half of their total support – particularly most of the funds used for actual ministry. Our Cooperative Program giving every month (Cornerstone gives 10% of our General Receipts to the Cooperative Program) provides the other half of the International Mission Board’s funding. We are privileged to be part of a worldwide missions endeavor.

Let’s give generously to reach our goal and tell the world about Jesus this Christmas! Thanks for your generosity!

Attention: SUNDAY 2/14/21 – 10:30AM Worship Only; No 8:30 Service or Evening Bible Study

Due to the extreme cold and forecast of snow tomorrow, 2/14/21, we will only have our 10:30am Worship Service. The Sunday School classes that have been meeting will meet as scheduled at 9;30am.

So there will be no 8:30am service or Evening Bible Study. We hope you will stay warm and safe during this prolonged period of very cold winter weather. If you need to stay home, we will broadcast our 10:30am Worship Service as usual. Take care!

Pastor Brian

UPDATE: PostPoned Due to Weather 2/6/21; winter Bible Study – “Elijah: Truth For All Seasons” – Feb. 5-7

NOTE: Our Second Night of the Study 2/6/21 is postponed due to the snow. We will find a time to complete the study in the near future.

We hope you will join us for our 2021 Winter Bible Study February 5-7 at Cornerstone! We will use a DVD Study by Dr. Ed Young Sr. on the life of the Prophet Elijah.

The first two days of the study will be held in the Large Fellowship Hall. Each video session is just under 30 minutes. We will watch and discuss together the first two segments on Friday Night, February 5 from 6:00-7:30 pm. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Segments three and four will be viewed and discussed on Saturday night, February 6 from 6:00- 7:30 pm. The final session will be during the Sunday Morning Worship Service (8:30 & 10:30 am) with Pastor Brian preaching the closing message. There will be no Evening activities February 7 following the study.

Here is a synopsis of the study: “Elijah was a great man of God who stood for truth in the face of a pagan king and an idolatrous nation. However, like many of us today he faced anxiety, burnout and depression.  Despite his weaknesses God used Elijah in mighty ways. In this series discover how God works out His purposes, even in times of deep despair and how He can do that in your life, too!”

  • Friday, February 5, 6:00 PM:
    • Segment 1: “God Uses Unlikely People”
    • Segment 2: “Sitting On the Bench”
  • Saturday, February 6, 6:00 PM:
    • Segment 3: “Showers of Blessing”
    • Segment 4:”Avoiding Burnout”
  • Sunday, February 7, during 8:30 & 10:30 AM Worship (Pastor Brian Preaching):
    • Segment 5: “Leaving a Legacy” – 2 Kings 2

Retaining Wall Project Underway – Photos!

Work is underway to replace the two retaining walls on either side of our church building. You can see the good progress being made on the East Side Wall in the photos below! We’ll keep updating this post as more progress is made! Thank you so much for your generous giving to make this possible. You can give to our church’s “General Fund” if you would like to help offset the cost of this project. It is estimated to cost around $52,000 for the entire project.

Please continue to pray for the great workers from Schrimpf Landscaping who are doing outstanding work on this project!

Walking with God into a New Year – Pastor’s Update

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

As we cross over into a New Year, we do so knowing that the God who walked with us through the wilderness of 2020 will go before us.

None of us could have ever dreamed 2020 would unfold as it did. This time last year, there was no thought of masks, hand sanitizer, “social distancing”, toilet paper shortages and a host of other new realities. But none of this took God by surprise. Neither will anything we will face in 2021.

As a church, we have done the very best we could to balance continuing to worship God week by week with the need to keep people safe. When our President and our Governor requested churches to pause meeting in-person from mid-March until early May, we cooperated, as you responded with faith and courage, and God provided once again! With the exception of one Sunday, we have met for worship every week since May 10. We praise God for that. We continue to do two worship services each Sunday Morning – 8:30 & 10:30 AM – so that we can keep every other pew blocked off to provide distancing. There is no way to perfectly please everyone on how to approach things, but please always be assured we are doing our best to find the right balance.

It is our hope that as 2021 unfolds, we will be able to return to our full range of Sunday School classes and other regular activities as soon as possible. Our target for doing so is March or April, but that will depend on conditions on the ground at that time. It takes workers willing to commit to being here every week to carry out those ministries, and as soon as we have the workers who feel able to get out and come to church, we can resume those ministries. I know it will happen at the right time. We are trusting God to lead and to provide His guidance and strength.

Until then, we carry on with the worship of the Lord and the proclamation of His love and grace! Our GROW Ministry resumes in January on Tuesday nights, and our Online broadcasting of services and Bible Studies continues to grow. This is one new ministry that has come out of this difficult year! God is always at work around us. Praise God for those He has used to begin and grow this vital ministry!

I want to thank you for your love for the Lord, your support of His work through Cornerstone, your patience and encouragement. I am humbled to serve as your Pastor and to see the tremendous faith you have, and continue to demonstrate! Never doubt that God is using you and your witness in a powerful way. He has great things in store for us in 2021! Let us go into this New Year with complete confidence in Him, and with joy in our hearts! May God richly bless you as we continue to serve the Lord Jesus together.

Pastor Brian