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May God give us his passion for kids

Posted by Pastor Megan Hackman on

Five years ago, had I heard there was a sermon series called “For Our Kids” coming up, I probably would have stayed home. Larry and I were in the eighth year of infertility and I didn’t need another conversation about kids I didn’t feel like I could be a part of. But now...

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Tags: passion, port orchard, megan hackman, for our kids, 4-14 window

For our kids

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Tan Jenkins’ memorial service on January 4 was one of the largest we have ever hosted. We don’t often have to ask folks at a funeral to scoot in; we did with Tan’s. In part, this was because of the remarkable, courageous, radiant person Tan was. Her unconquerable smile and...

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Tags: children's ministry, for the city, for your neighbors, tan jenkins, for our kids, parenting, grandparenting, great-grandparenting

Happy New Decade!

Posted by Pastor Ellis White on

Ten years ago, most of us didn’t have a smart phone, the iPad still hadn’t been introduced, the majority of visual entertainment was consumed through live TV (unless you had a TiVo—anyone remember those?), cash was a necessity, watches couldn’t tell us how many steps we...

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Tags: baptisms, reflect, decade, baptism weekend

How was my sabbatical?

Posted by Pastor Larry Hackman on

There’s no way being given two months away from the responsibilities and pressures of ministry for two months isn’t an incredible gift. It’s an amazing privilege that I’m aware few people ever receive the benefit of in a lifetime, even amongst ministers. Megan has already...

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Tags: sabbatical, winnowing, tan jenkins

Christmas Eve and the best neighbor ever

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

For the last few months, we’ve been unpacking what Jesus called the “Greatest Commandment” of all: love God with all you have and love your neighbor as much as you love yourself. That second part—love your neighbor as much as you love yourself—has been our...

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Tags: christmas, christmas eve

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