Who wouldn’t want to explore a tropical island, with its glittering
turquoise waters, warm white sands and cool ocean breezes? Visitors to SonTreasure Island
are welcomed by the scent of exotic flowers, the taste of tropical
fruits and the captivating sound of island music. But this is no
ordinary tropical escape! There is treasure to be found here. More
precious than gold, more lasting than diamonds, it is the greatest
treasure of all—God’s love!
Office Hours: 9 AM to Noon, 1 PM to 4 PM, Monday through Thursday
9 AM to 1 PM, Friday
We hope you’ll join us for a weekend service to see for yourself what we’re about. Through practical messages, contemporary music, and creative media, we present the ageless truths of the Bible in a format that’s easy to understand, even if you’ve never been to church.
Was it years ago—or just today? How big of a part has God played in your life? Have you ever wished there was more? Whether you want to recapture a time in your life when you were constantly amazed by the truest things, or simply want to test the waters by experiencing God in your life for the first time, North Albany Community Church is ready to welcome you.
In the wake of the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, many people have felt strongly compelled to help. Some donated blood for the injured, some provided free lunches and coffee at their restaurants for workers. Others wrote letters of comfort or just gave hugs. Some sent gifts of money and teddy bears for the children; others offered counseling. People found ways to serve according to their personalities, abilities, and resources.
Maurice Griffin was adopted when he was 32 years old. He had lived with Lisa and Charles Godbold 20 years earlier as a foster child. Although Maurice was now a man living on his own, adoption had been what the family and he had always longed for. Once they were reunited and the adoption was official, Maurice commented, “This is probably the happiest moment in my life. . . . I’m happy to be home.”
Where is Mary Poppins when you need her? I know this sounds as if I’m longing for the good old days when cheerfully unrealistic movies featured characters like this fictional nanny, but what I’m really longing for are people with a vision for the future that is realistically optimistic. I yearn for joyful, creative people who can show us the positive side of what we consider negative, who can remind us that “just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.”