Water Baptisms: 7.29.12

What an incredible day! Five months in as a new church and we get to celebrate 17 people getting water baptized as a public declaration of thier faith in Christ! Many who gave their lives to Jesus at Mill City! I love the hooping and hollering! No golf claps at Mill City about what only God can do...bring people from dead to alive!  If you missed the messages on water baptism you can get up to speed by listening to the podcasts here.

Thank you Mill City for engaging God and each other.  I can't think of a better way to cap off a great summer.



Current Series: Anthem

Worship is more than the songs we sing in church. Our lives are always proclaiming something. Worship is much bigger than a couple hours on a Sunday morning. The actions and words of our lives weave together to create an anthem for the world to hear. What song does your life sing?

Join us at Mill City as we take the next few weeks to talk about worship.  Why do we do it?  What does it look like as a lifestyle, and what does it mean when we come together on Sundays? How we answer these questions will say a lot about the anthem we sing.

John 4:23 - a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 


Baby Dedication: Selah Johnson

Congratulations Beau and Nicole Johnson.  We are so thrilled that you are part of the Mill City family and what a joy to dedicate Selah as a part of your family. We pray that she grows as a women of God, being sensitive to the Spirit, hungry for the Word of God and surrounded by a strong community of faith.  She is loved!

We dedicate babies out a heart of gratefulness to God, recognizing that children are a gift from Him, much like Hannah dedicated her son Samuel in I Samuel 1:26-28. Baby dedications happen at Mill City on the second Sunday of every month. To schedule a dedication email:

Photo by Audrey Hannah


Mill City Wedding: Aaron and Kaila

You might recognize Aaron from the stage on Sunday morning as the multi-talented violin and guitar player. You might recognize Kaila if you check your baby into Mill City Kids, as the always smiling and exuberant nursery worker.  They are active in Mill City and they are now newlyweds!  They tied the knot on July 8th, 2012. We are so excited for you and look forward to supporting you, walking with you and watching God do great things in and through you.

Congratualtions Aaron and Kaila Norris!



Family Sunday

Hello Mill City!

I love how God is forming this community and developing the Mill City family.  What a joy to see people grow in relationship with God and others. As a celebration of what God has done we are having a Family Sunday on July 29th. Mark your calendar and plan to be there.

Things will look just a bit different than normal, so here is what to expect:

MILL CITY KIDS - We will not have Mill City Kids (children's ministry) during the service. All children will be in the main service with their parents.  This not only gives our kids team a nice break but families get the opportunity to worship together.

WATER BAPTISM - We are going to have our first water baptism at Mill City! When we surrender our lives to Jesus we become a part of the family of God. Water baptism is a public confession of faith in Jesus and declarartion of participation in His family.  This is going to be an beautiful celebration of new life. You don't want to miss it!

Baptisms will happen as part of the service outside the UCA.  Feel free to invite freinds and family. If you are interested in being baptized email:

FAMILY MEAL - After service we will have a big picnic! We will fire up the grill and eat family style at tables and blankets on the grass field behind the UCA. There will be games for the kids. Please bring chairs or a blanket and a drink or a bag of chips...everything else will be provided by Mill City.

Family can sometimes be messy, but it is so rich when we embrace all that it is and can become.

I love being your pastor,