Inclusivity

I remember years ago now, 28 years ago actually, when I first came to serve as the pastor of Wright’s Chapel.  It was 1992. I had invited my friend and mentor in ministry Rev. Jackson to come and preach at Wright’s Chapel. Rev Jackson had led me into ministry in the

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Back in full swing!

Things are back in full swing with school starting a month ago, Afterschool started last week, WC Kids small groups started this week, and this coming Monday night we kick off Building Better Moms for the year, not to mention all the other awesome things happening here.  The end of

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HOW DO WE USE CHURCH MUSIC?

One of my favorite bible verses is Psalm 34:3, Glorify the Lord with me: let us exalt His name together. For me, music is essential in the worship of our God. We are blessed to have two different worship service styles at our church. Our two very different styles of

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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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Cleaning out

My dad is still going through things that we brought back from cleaning out his house in Delhi NY last week. Dad is putting his house that he has owned for more than 50 years on the market and so we had gone there to clean it out. It was

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Helping Hands

Last week, I was lucky enough to take some of our children in 4th through 6th grade on an overnight mission trip with the help of Laura.  I have been on several mission trips with our youth (middle and high schoolers), but never with our younger children. We participated in

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Join the Choir!

There are many wisecracks about why to join the choir: The large music folders can hide that magazine you are reading during the sermon. The collection plate never goes to the choir loft. If you think you sound good in the shower, wait until you sing with us for a

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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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