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Help Us Name a Church

Pictured above– our rental space for the new church in Lincolnton. This is in the Anderson building off of Main Street. In 1764, a church was created by a group of settlers in North Carolina. This church was called “Beattie’s Meeting House,” named after pioneer John Beattie. These settlers were of Scotch-Irish descent and of...

A Bold Step Toward Unity

Unity…the name of our church and also one of the world’s greatest needs. When you look around the world, what words best describe what you see and experience? Agreement or Disagreement? Solidarity or Division? Harmony or Discord? Cohesion or Conflict? I believe Jesus sees our world right now and is saddened by the amount of...

A Big Sunday!

Pastor Dana has been serving as Unity’s Associate Pastor for just over a year! In a typical year, the incoming pastor is installed within the first month or so after their arrival. This past year has been anything but typical. Thankfully, we are slowly getting back to normal. I am happy to announce that Pastor...

New COVID Policies

On Thursday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new COVID recommendations. Fully vaccinated individuals can now go without masks or social distancing in most settings. Based on the CDC’s guidance, North Carolina enacted similar recommendations. The session of Unity met last night to discuss the new recommendations. Unity’s Updated COVID protocols 1. Masks...

The Problem of Evil – Walking in Their Shoes Part 4

This Sunday will be the last week in our Walking In Their Shoes series. Therefore, today is the last blog entry exploring the minor prophets. Today we will study Habakkuk. Habakkuk is not often studied or preached on— probably because of his very hard to pronounce name! But to ignore Habakkuk is to miss incredible...

Walking in Their Shoes – Part 3

Today we will continue our explanation of the minor prophets (i.e. shorter in length) with a look at Zechariah. The name Zechariah means God has remembered. How beautiful. At times, God can feel distant or even absent from daily life. I’m sure most of us have had times where we’ve wondered, “God, where are you?...

Walking in Their Shoes Part 2

This Sunday is week 2 of our Walking In Their Shoes series. The Biblical basis for this series is the prophets. Through this blog I plan to highlight important verses from some of the little-known prophets. In seminary we were taught that the prophets were divided into two groups: the major prophets and the minor...

Whose Shoes are Those?

What’s with those shoes? You may wonder that on Sunday as you see a variety of different shoes hanging on the backdrop in the sanctuary. You’ll see work boots, sports cleats, kids shoes, dance shoes, muddy shoes, pristine shoes, military boots, high heels— all types of shoes. Why? Because we are starting a new five-week...

My Morning Walk

This past Sunday morning I walked from my office to the sanctuary at about 8 am to prepare for the morning worship service. I have come to immensely enjoy this time. My walk, although short, has become a quiet time of prayer before the busyness of Sunday mornings. As I walk, I look around at...

What’s Your Starting Point?

Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen, who had been brought up with Herod the emperor, and Saul. -Acts 13:1 Whoa, whoa…wait. Sometimes you have to read Scripture slowly or else you are going to miss really neat things. Did you notice Manaen? Who was he? Manaen, who had been brought...

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