Wow, I am thrilled with your responses to the “Celebrate and Dream” forms! This past Sunday, we received tons and tons of feedback. Over the next couple of weeks the staff and session will be compiling all of the responses into common themes. Then we will be sharing with you, the congregation, the main themes….
I can’t wait for this Sunday. It’s going to be really fun. Yesterday we sent out a large mailer. It should arrive at your home any day now. The mailer includes three parts that I hope you’ll spend time reading: 1) A Visioning Letter: This letter explains what we are doing on Sunday: spending time discerning what…
Hello from New Orleans! Well, almost. I’m an hour outside of New Orleans at a conference center. Each year, I take a total of two weeks for Continuing Education. In July, I headed to a conference at Whitworth University that focused on preaching and teaching. Now I am attending a CREDO conference that is sponsored…
This Sunday is World Communion Sunday. Many churches around the world will join together in the Lord’s Supper as a sign of our unity in Christ. World Communion began in 1933 and grew in popularity during World War II. Pastor Donald Kerr notes: “The concept spread very slowly at the start. People did not give…
It was exactly a year ago that my family was evacuated from Tampa in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Our home was near the water and was in a mandatory evacuation zone. At that time they were expecting storm surges between 8 and 10 feet (i.e. almost as tall my house!) We left late in the…
I did not realize that this part of North Carolina had so much red clay until I moved here and began gardening. Previously I had spent time in the North Carolina mountains where the soil is different. I assumed it would be the same in the Piedmont. And then I started digging. Sarah and I…
What an Easter! Thank you for joining us in that tremendous celebration of Jesus’ resurrection. As I was reflecting on the day I was particularly struck by how joyful the morning felt. It made me wish that everyday could feel like that. And maybe everyday could… What if we woke up every morning and the…
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