Pastor James preaches at Lake Murray Presbyterian Church on what we are really doing when we start a new church. (BTW: This is the first time - in a long time - that he wore a robe!)
This is a link to our Christmas Eve service - our first time in worship together!
And this is a link to our January, 2019 service.
Jan 30, 2019 on mercy and gentleness.
Pastor James preached on February 3rd, 2019 at Lake Murray Presbyterian Church on Joseph, the father of Jesus - a man filled with "Quiet Hope".
When a new church starts, it's an opportunity to go "back to basics", and discover again what it looks like to follow Jesus. When we do that faithfully, then light, grace, love, and truth can transform lives in ways we didn't think were possible.
Are we living in a time when God wants us to return to the foundation of the Christian Faith - the way of Jesus Christ?
Do you want to know and enjoy God, simply, directly, without the "stuff" that can clutter churches that have been around for a long time?
Do you think God might want to do something new in Dutch Fork?
Our prayer is that God would do a new thing in Dutch Fork, and that he would be with us to speak, to heal, and to direct us in advancing his Kingdom.
Our hope is that those who already believe, would discover again what it looks like to follow Jesus, and that those who don't know Jesus would find gracious, loving, open space with us to ask, learn, and be loved.
Foundation Church is for people who don't know what they believe, but want to know more.
Foundation Church is for people who love God, and want to know how to walk with him.
Foundation Church is for disciples who want to go back to basics, and join in the Great Commission (Matthew 28): Become a disciple who makes disciples.
In other words... All are welcome!
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Saturday, March 2nd, 5:00pm: Worship at Northwest Family YMCA: There will be Sunday School for children ages 4 - 5th grade, and music led by the very talented Kelley McLachlan. We'll go to dinner at FATZ Cafe, after worship - bring your bulletin, and get 10% off your meal!
Sunday, March 17th, 8:30am and 10:30am, Pastor James Preaches at Lake Murray Presbyterian Church on St. Patrick: Are you tired of all these snakes on the plain? Which did Patrick love more: Shamrocks or Shillellaghs? Seriously: St. Patrick's life is fascinating - an incredible story about slavery and liberation! Come, hear more about this great man of God.
ALSO on Sunday, March 17th, 12:30-2:00pm, Open Home Life Group: Pastor James begins to host Sunday by Sunday Bible study. We'll eat a light lunch of appetizers, and walk through the Gospel of Matthew. Want to know more? Contact Pastor James: email@example.com
Saturday, March 30th, 5:00pm: Worship at Northwest Family YMCA: There will be Sunday School for children ages 4 - 5th grade, and music led by the very talented Kelley McLachlan. We'll go to dinner at FATZ Cafe, after worship - bring your bulletin, and get 10% off your meal!
Easter Weekend, 2019: Weekly Worship Begins! Please pray, and work, and join us as we plan to start regular worship!
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Lake Murray Presbyterian Church is excited to announce that we have called the Rev. James F. Cubie to serve as the evangelist to lead the team that will start the daughter church.
James is a native of Washington D.C., but has deep roots in the Carolinas: His mother's family is from Wilmington, North Carolina, and his father lives nearby in Bluffton.
James has been married to Tara for thirteen years, and they have a twelve year old daughter, Lina, and a one year old son, Jack.
James served at Leesburg Presbyterian Church, in Virginia, for the past four years, as their Associate for Discipleship. His ministry focused on children, youth, young adults and men, in addition to preaching once a month, and pastoral care.
James was assessed positively by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to lead a church plant in late 2013, and since that time, worked with the east coast team that focuses on creating New Worshiping Communities.
James worked on several teams that developed New Worshiping Communities, in Northern Virginia, and most recently with a team that successfully started a community now officially recognized by the PCUSA and National Capital Presbytery.
The focus of James' ministry at Leesburg Presbyterian was building disciple teams to do two things: Strengthen disciples in their identity as followers of Jesus, and train them to reach people who would not ordinarily come to church.
In both of these, James has an excellent track record: Their Sunday morning children's program grew to encompass over ten percent of the church's membership; their youth group tripled in size, with fully one third being youth whose parents did not go to church; and, he created a small groups culture, led by Youth; finally, he started a small groups ministry for adults, that included four groups of between ten and twelve participants, meeting twice a month in homes for fellowship and discipleship.
James loves to build teams for the Kingdom, and will bring this passion to his work in Dutch Fork, on behalf of Lake Murray.
James is an excellent preacher and teacher, and taught for The Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington, from 2011-18. He led several retreats for area churches, and taught seminars on theology and the history of the church.
James serves on the board of The Fellowship Community (formerly "The Fellowship of Presbyterians" and "Presbyterians for Renewal"), which Lake Murray Presbyterian is a member of, and which connects churches and pastors in the PCUSA through: pastoral accountability, missional practices (the things you do to start a new church), and generous, orthodox theology.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 3:30pm