Welcoming

For the last month or so we have had a group of people, a mixture of long term members and newer members, looking at our building and offering suggestions. The idea is that they would walk around our building to see how welcoming is our space. I suggested to them

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One Body

Two weeks ago we had our Haiti themed worship service where the team that went to Haiti was able to share about their experiences. It was a great Sunday where we could thank the congregation for their support and tell stories from our trip. The thing I was so impressed

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Preparing

The week leading up to Christmas is a busy week at the church. We are preparing for the four Christmas eve Services (4:00, 5:30, 7:30, and 11:00) and one Christmas day service (11:00am). We are adding extra chairs to the sanctuary, getting visitor bags ready, communicating when our services are,

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Confirmation

For the past 7 weeks I have led our youth confirmation class. I love teaching confirmation. Confirmation is the class our teenagers take when they want to join the church. They learn about the foundations of our faith including the Trinity, the Bible, and the apostles creed. The history and

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Why DC?

Last week on the blog we were challenged to think about the answer to the question why. Why do we need Jesus, Why do we need the church, and Why do we need Wright’s Chapel. This weekend we are taking 30 youth and adults to DC to work with Teens

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Cindy’s Closet

The last couple weeks we have been really busy at church working on Cindy’s Closet. If you haven’t heard we are moving Cindy’s Closet, our used clothes closet, out of our church into a store front near Giuseppe’s. It has been a ministry of our church for 7+ years. The

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Why church?

This past week Charles asked us during his sermon the question of why do we need the church? Why do we as Christians need the church? Why do people need Jesus? These are important questions we need to answer for ourselves before we invite others to church. We need to

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Changes

With the new school year started it always brings changes in my family’s life. My two daughters are in new grades with new people, new teachers, and new expectations. Their extracurricular activities change and with it our week changes to accommodate them. My wife, who teaches 4th grade, has new

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Haiti

As many of you have heard we are planning our second trip to Haiti the week after Christmas. Last summer was our first trip to Haiti with Praying Pelicans. We took 14 youth and adults and worked at a home for girls with physical disabilities. We were so moved by

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