Giving That Pleases God
by Jonathan Richerson on November 30th, 2023
I hope you had a chance to take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Do you remember when these dates were not named on our calendars? How did we ever know when to begin shopping for Christmas? Like you, I am sure, my email was flooded for days in advance to these great shopping days. I was led to believe that I was being given an exclusive sneak peek to the savings that were coming, if ...
"And in This Corner.."
by Jonathan Richerson on November 22nd, 2023
Are you looking for a fight this Thanksgiving? Trust me, someone in your family has been waiting all year for this moment, when they can unload all of their knowledge from MSNBC and Fox. You all know that cousin, uncle or other family member I’m talking about. Why is it at this time of year I see more articles on how to defuse a family fight or a list of subjects to avoid around the dinner table...
Watch Out for the Boulders
by Jonathan Richerson on November 15th, 2023
I find that God has allowed “boulders” in the middle of the road to get me to focus on my small place in this great world He has me.
Two Really Are Better than One
by Jonathan Richerson on November 8th, 2023
Superman had his “Fortress of Solitude” where he could get away from the cares of the world and reflect on his lost home planet and duties to earth. It was an artic getaway where he could clear his head before returning to the pace of earth life. Out of all of his strengths, at times, this is what he had that I most envied. A place where you could be alone and get centered before returning to t...
September 20th: WHBC Newsletter
by Dr. Jonathan Richerson on September 20th, 2023
Announcements: Wednesday at West Haven – Ice Cream Social – Our annual ice cream social will be held tonight at 6PM. Everyone will meet at the Pavilion this evening. Enjoy homemade ice cream and treats, as we celebrate the coming fall season. This is a great time to get to know the other people who you worship with each week. Invite someone to come with you tonight and encourage them to return...
September 13th: WHBC Newsletter
by Dr. Jonathan Richerson on September 13th, 2023
September 13, 2023 Announcements:NEW EMAIL SYSTEM – Our new website, app, email and giving systems are all LIVE. To contact the church office, you will need to use WHBC@westhavenbaptist.com. Staff emails are first name followed by @westhavenbaptist.com. You will be hearing more about the changes to our giving system in the days to come. To update our website and create an app we have use the ne...
September 6th: WHBC Newsletter
by Jonathan Richerson on September 6th, 2023
September 6, 2023 Announcements:Wednesday at West Haven – First Wednesday of September – Start off a new month by joining your church family for Wednesday Worship and Bible Study! Checkout the new programs and faces since the last time you were with us on a Wednesday! We are in a new season at West Haven. We have new opportunities, new Bible studies and new direction as we enter Fall. Children ...
August 30th: WHBC Newsletter
by Jonathan Richerson on August 30th, 2023
Announcements: Wednesday at West Haven – Final Wednesday in August– The calendar has given us one more Wednesday in August, so let’s close out the month together! It has been a great month of growth, discovery and excitement of our church. We have met new partners, gained new members and seen people come to Christ! Thank you for your partnership is seeing our church reach our goals. Join with u...
Laughter is the Best Medicine
by Jonathan Richerson on August 30th, 2023
We all have heard the old saying, “Laughter is the best medicine," and now there is scientific proof. A study from the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre in Brazil has shown that regular chuckling expands heart tissue and promotes the flow of oxygen in the body, thus reducing the risk of cardiac disease."Our study found that laughter therapy increased the functional capacity of the cardiovascul...
by Dr, Jonathan Richerson on July 5th, 2023
Over the past few weeks, we have been talking a lot about image. We live in a culture where the perception of how we are viewed by our peers is more important than ever before. Social media, phone apps and the ability for individual expression has made younger Americans more aware of not only outward appearance, but how others perceive what they believe. Some have labeled them as â€œthought poli...
by Jonathan Richerson on June 26th, 2023
On this day in 1940, the first transport of Polish political prisoners arrived at Auschwitz, which became Nazi Germany's largest concentration, extermination, and slave-labor camp, where more than one million people died. Also on this day, German forces entered Paris, beginning a four-year occupation of the French city.On this day in 1963, the Soviet spacecraft Vostok 5 was launched, and two days ...