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Neighbor helping neighbor

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Forty-three years ago, Jan Coen decided that Christians ought to be doing more to care for poor and the hungry on our peninsula. She gathered a group of church and community leaders, and, together, they launched FISH Food Bank. The “fish” in the title is a not-at-all subtle reference...

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Tags: beyond our walls, love our neighbors, fish food bank, neighbors helping neighbors

What's next?

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

This Easter at Chapel Hill was incredible. Regardless of the service you attended, we were transported back 2000 years—back to a garden tomb in the early morning shadows, listening to the incredible news that Jesus is alive. Honestly, I’m always a little surprised at the response...

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Up in flames

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Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Once in a while, something happens that grips the attention of the world, something that transcends race, language, religion, and national boundary. Such occurred last Monday when we were assaulted with the haunting images of Notre Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames. This noble and storied place...

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Tags: easter services, easter worship, gig harbor churches, easter gig harbor

It all started with an invitation

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

He became a vital part of our youth ministry and was discipled by our leaders. He participated twice in our University Campus evangelism outreach programs at Arizona State University. He is studying philosophy and theology at Whitworth University and has a long-term dream of being a speaker for...

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Tags: church, easter, gig harbor, serve

Unforgivable!

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

“Unforgivable!” Have you ever heard those words spoken to you? Maybe it was an exasperated mom who was overstating the situation. Or maybe it was a friend who truly felt you had betrayed them in some way. Whatever, “unforgivable” is a very harsh pronouncement! Of course...

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