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Festival of Hope Overturns the Tables

Posted by Julie Hawkins on

We still have space available for the Women's Breakfast! Reserve your seat now! Every November, the Gathering Place at Chapel Hill is filled with beautiful, fair trade products from around the world for Festival of Hope Weekend. For many of us, our Christmas shopping begins and ends at...

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Tags: fair trade, festival of hope, gig harbor fair trade, ethical shopping

A festival of stories

Posted by Cathy Lee on

Festival of Hope is about stories. It’s about craftsmen, artisans, farmers—people our God created and loves deeply. It’s about the power our purchasing decisions have to employ parents, empower women, and restore dignity to our brothers and sisters around the world. I would...

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Tags: festival of hope, papillon marketplace, gig harbor fair trade

What I Meant to Say Was...

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Sorry for the confusion! Last weekend when I challenged all of you to be “guerilla greeters,” it was apparently confusing for some. So, no—I did not mean “gorilla” as in “ape-like” or “simian.” I meant “guerilla” as in stealthy...

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Tags: welcoming church, your welcome, inviting church

St. Andrews, Saints, and Seahawks

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

The first time I laid eyes on St. Andrews, Scotland, an immediate love affair began. I returned last summer for the umpteenth time…and it never gets old for me. I love the layout of the town, how its two main streets funnel you toward the ancient cathedral, which took 160 years to build!...

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Tags: st. andrews, st. andrews weekend, reformation weekend, all saints weekend

What courage!

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

In this world of 24-hour news cycles and short attention spans, something that happened ten days ago is SUCH old news. But I cannot allow a momentous answer to our prayers and fasting pass without one more comment. A week ago Friday, Pastor Andrew Brunson was in a Turkish court for the fourth...

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Tags: holy spirit, andrew brunson

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