Youth Ministry

This week has been a very different start to the school year! I think we can say the same thing about almost everything that has happened in 2020. The one constant is that everything is different. The same is true for our youth ministry at the church. We quickly moved

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Mission Week

My first summer youth mission trip was in 9th grade. We went to West Virginia to work on homes with Appalachia Service Project. I have been on a mission trip almost every summer since then both as a participant as a leader. Almost 30 years of mission trips! This summer

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Mexico Mission Trip

As many of you know, we have been going on mission trips to Haiti for the last five years. In between trips, we have financially supported the home for girls with disabilities that we have helped build. Through the generous donations of the people of Wright’s Chapel, we are now

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Fun times!

Last night we had our annual Christmas party with the youth. This year we held it at Ashland Skateland. Not everyone was a great skater, but I think everyone had a great time. We have these type of events a few times a year just to get together and have

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A fruitful life

Charles is beginning a new sermon series this week called The Fruitful Life. One of the things he is going to be talking about is the importance of growing up in good soil. For plants to grow and produce good fruit it is important for them to have good soil.

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Leadership Institute

Last week Charles and I attended the Leadership Institute at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, the largest United Methodist Church in the US, near Kansas City. Wright’s Chapel has been partners with the Church of the Resurrection for several years. Each year they hold the Leadership Institute as

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It has begun!

Youth Bible study started back last night. This year we moved our Bible studies from Thursdays to Wednesdays. We meet most every Wednesday during the school year at three different homes. The high schoolers meet at my house, the middle school boys meet at the Collier’s house, and the middle

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Impressive

Yesterday we had the opportunity to host a youth group from Lane Memorial United Methodist Church from Altavista, VA. I worked as the youth director at that church for 15 years before I moved to Wright’s Chapel. The Lane youth group is staying at the King’s Dominion campground and wanted

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Haiti update

As Charles mentioned on the blog a few weeks ago, Carson Hale and I had the opportunity to travel to Haiti to check out the progress of the home for girls with disabilities. As you may know for the last 5 years or so Wright’s Chapel has been in a

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Charlotte Mission Trip

Bittersweet. If you were to ask me how I feel about having returned from my final mission trip with Wrights Chapel, a church that has been a part of my life for the past 13 years. This time, we spent the better part of a week in Charlotte, North Carolina,

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