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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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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What does a music director do?

So what does a music director do? Sings!  Plays!  Ok, last week that took about 37 ½ minutes.  What does the music director do the rest of the week?  Picks out music.  Suggests hymns to the pastor.  Gets the words ready for the screens.  Reports the songs we sing on Sundays.  Cleans up after the band.  Files used music

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Summer!

Pools open up this weekend around our community.  I suspect that there will be lots of excited kids ready for someone to take them to the pool and begin their summer vacation.  My younger daughter Lydia is working as a lifeguard for the first time this year at a local pool. I

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