Reverend Dann Cecil, Pastor

How to Get the Most From this Website

The developer of this website wants the users to be able to access all content available
to them while navigating the site.  So here are some tips. . .

  • The top toolbar has links to the home page and Sunday events information
  • The NFMPC title under the top toolbar is linked to the home page
  • The menu bar has links to the pages identified in each menu
  • The welcome menu deals with who we are, what we believe, and our leadership
  • Text that is blue indicates a link to a resource either on this website or another website.  Click on the text to open the link
  • Text boxes on the home page are linked to resources in the site
  • All headlines are linked to a resource in the site
  • All images are linked to a resource in the site
  • The Connected page is in a blog format with posts and resources to encourage growing in the knowledge and grace of the Lord
  • The Contact page is an opportunity to communicate with the administration of the church
  • Hover over an entry on the calendar and the details of the event will pop up.  Click on the event and the page for the event will open.

Congratulations Graduates 2019!!

     There is no getting around the truth that the Bible must shape our philosophy of education. Time and time again we read things like, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge” (Proverbs 1:7) and “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10).  The Holy Spirit even says through the Apostle Paul that all the…

Thoughts For Good Friday

For you, and for me, He prayed on the tree; The prayer is accepted, the sinner is free: That sinner am I, Who on Jesus rely, And come for the pardon God cannot deny.  My pardon I claim, For a sinner I am, A sinner believing in Jesus’s name; He purchased the grace Which now I embrace; O Father, Thou knowest He…

Tending the Flock

One of the most common analogies in Scripture is that of the “shepherd and the sheep”. Your elders are lawfully elected, ordained, and installed “to keep watch over themselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made them overseers,” and to be “shepherds of the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood” (Acts 20:28). As such,…


     My family members can testify that I will often say of things that displease me, “That doesn’t make me feel like singing the hymns of the faith.” But they can also testify that I oftentimes go around the house singing the hymns of the faith. This is at times entirely spontaneous, but at other times it is 100-percent intentional –…