Remembering Rita Dumont

Sunday afternoon (August 1) I will lead the Celebration of Life service for my friend, Rita Dumont.

She was beyond faithful to our church family. On some of those low attended Sundays during the last twelve years, Rita was present, hungry to hear God’s word. Her faithfulness to the Lord encouraged me. I will miss her very much.

Visitation (3:30 pm) – CIL Church

Service (4:00 pm) – CIL Church

https://www.hendersonvillefh.com/obituary/RitaGram-DuMont

New season with no shame

In new seasons we can be plagued by old insecurities.

It is easy to shrink back from our true selves due to intimidation and feelings of inferiority. Our lack of confidence can be a form of self-imposed shame. I am inspired by how this verse speaks to a better way:

In you, O Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame.In your righteousness, deliver me and rescue me ... Psalm 71:1-2 (NRSV)

Encouragement for a new season

With teachers and students returning to class soon, I feel us turning a corner into a new season of activity and more established schedules. Do not feel overwhelmed because God will strengthen you for every task He’s called you to do.

When He stretches us, it can feel painful, but His plan for us is assuredly good. Good days are ahead!

CIL Forward this Wednesday

We have a great group of newcomers coming to CIL Forward this Wednesday (July 28), but there is room for you!

CIL Forward exists so that every person in our church has heard our vision, understands the gospel, is in a relationship with Christ, and engages in ministry. This night is for newcomers or people interested in becoming CIL Partners.


We’ll meet at 6:30 pm this Wednesday. If you can come, register at

https://registrations.planningcenteronline.com/signups/796456

Kent Henry and Bob Perry Team Up


The two men who have taught me how to combine worship and intercession are Kent Henry and Bob Perry. These veterans of the “Prayer Room” movement will join together Monday at 4 PM to lead us in worship and intercession.

All are welcome to join us in the CIL Sanctuary, as this anointed time of prayer will stream worldwide. Join us at CIL, 4 PM this Monday.

Schedule for Refresh Conference

The Refresh Conference is finally here! I have been thinking about this time for several months, so I am thrilled it is upon us!

You DO NOT need to register or pay to participate. Registration is only for childcare to age 4. Everyone ages 5 and above can just show up and receive!

Everyone is invited to all three events.Sunday night service starts at 7:00 PM.

Join us Monday at 4:00 PM for the Prayer Room intercession and worship set, then break for dinner, and come back at 7:00 PM for the Worship Night. The Sunday night and Monday night service at 7:00 PM will not be online.

Here is the Conference schedule:

Sunday, July 18 (7:00 PM) – Brian Lindsey / Far Flung Tin Can and Mark Rampulla
Monday, July 19 (4:00 PM) – Prayer Room with Kent Henry and Bob Perry
Monday, July 19 (7:00 PM) – Kent Henry and Aubrey McGowan

I believe this will be a defining time for you. This Spirit-filled experience may stretch some of you, but it is transformational to have an experience with God.

Refresh Conference 2021

In ten days, we will have a first-time event at CIL Church – the Refresh Conference. God put this on my heart earlier in the year. I am thrilled how it has come together. We are praying for Spirit-filled worship and impartation during this time.

Several of my friends will be ministering:

Brian Lindsey and the Far-Flung Tin Can worship team will lead us in worship on Sunday night.

Mark Rampulla is preaching Sunday night.

Kent Henry and Bob Perry are leading a Prayer Room intercession on Monday at 4:00 pm.

Kent Henry and Aubrey McGowan will lead us in a night of worship Monday at 7:00 pm.

The Refresh Conference has no charge.

All are welcome! Let’s expect God to do great things!

Peace, Strawberries and Ice Cream

We celebrate with special food. I’ve been reading on and off a lengthy biography of President Ulysses Grant by Ron Chernow. A big story during Grant’s administration was a dispute with Great Britain, which ended with a diplomatic, peaceful solution in the year 1871.


Chernow writes, “the commissioners celebrated their achievement over plates of strawberries and ice cream.”


May there be more peace with strawberries and ice cream!