Tag: Sun Lakes Community Church

Anchor Points

Pastor Mitch McDonald, Sun Lakes Community Church In 1981 I began my journey of ministry not necessarily knowing what or where that would lead me but knowing that God had a very specific call on my heart and life to serve others with His love, grace, and mercy. During those 41 years, I have learned…

What Really Matters

Pastor Mitch McDonald, Sun Lakes Community Church In 1978 the pop, soul, and jazz fusion band Earth, Wind & Fire released one of the most catchy and memorable tunes of that time, “September.” The very first line of that song asks, “Do you remember, the 21st night of September?” It goes on in the song…

Finishing Strong

Pastor Mitch McDonald, Sun Lakes Community Church I recently had a conversation that brought the words of 2 Chronicles 15:7 to mind: “be strong and do not lose courage, for there is reward for your work.” I had the privilege of visiting with Dr. Marc Drake, Pastor of First Baptist Church Sun Lakes. During our…

Celebrating Our Independence

Pastor Mitch McDonald, Sun Lakes Community Church As you receive this July edition of the Splash, we all know that there are many activities going on celebrating our nation’s independence. I would like to invite you to one of these celebrations at our church on Sunday, July 3. We will be having a Community Barbeque…

It Takes a Community

Pastor Mitch McDonald, Sun Lakes Community Church As I write this article, we are still celebrating in the afterglow of Easter Sunday. Lilies, Easter bonnets, and for the lucky ladies, corsages may be on your mind. But far too often what we forget is, in today’s world, in the life of believers, the best is…

March Madness: Will Your Team Make It?

Pastor Mitch McDonald, Sun Lakes Community Church We have recently finished the Olympics. At the writing of the article, the United States is not doing very well in the medal count, and as you read this article, our nation is now in the throes of preparing for March Madness. Brackets have been drawn and, hopefully,…

Celebrating Christmas Together

Pastor Mitch McDonald, Sun Lakes Community Church Okay, I’ll admit it. It’s the last hour before submitting the Splash article for the December issue. Now, before you judge me too harshly, know that I have had this article written for weeks. I was planning on throwing out a teaser or two about our Holiday Sermon series…

Bad One Liners

Pastor Mitch McDonald, Sun Lakes Community Church Many of us have heard some people use some bad lines in our lifetime. Maybe they were lines being used by someone trying to get a date, someone trying to get us to do something, or lines that really weren’t helpful in times of hurt or grief. I…

Finding Balance in the Uncertainty of COVID

Pastor Mitch McDonald, Sun Lakes Community Church The musical Fiddler on the Roof focuses greatly on the theme of tradition. When the main character Tevye explains why they fiddle on the roof in their village, he says, “You may ask ‘Why do we stay up there if it’s so dangerous?’ Well, we stay because Anatevka is…

Blackwood Brothers become New Legacy?!

Doug Ross Rick Price began his now 40-year career in gospel music being mentored by Cecil Blackwood. Rick was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame with the Grammy and Dove award winning group. In 2017, Rick made the decision to rename Blackwood Legacy to New Legacy Project, believing that God was speaking into…