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Guess who's coming to worship!

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

First off, well done!  I encouraged you to set your clocks 30 minutes early last Sunday so that you would not miss the opening set of Bluegrass, and the sanctuary was full at the start of the hour! Both services! Well done! So, now that you are developing a new habit of being a little...

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Bluegrass and Surveys

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Father’s Day is one of my favorite Sundays at Chapel Hill, because this is our traditional bluegrass celebration. This will be one of those mornings when we have a little more music and a little less talking… including from your preacher. Combine great music, the opportunity to wear...

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Tags: bluegrass, surveys

Being a Pastor Again

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

I love leading a large church with all the challenges and complexity that it brings. But sometimes, the management demands of such a ministry can make it hard to remember why I went into this profession in the first place. There is the call of God, of course. I sensed clearly that God was...

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Sharing Our Fun with the Community

Posted by Pastor Megan Hackman on

Pastor Mark has rightly deemed Chapel Hill the “Sweetheart Church” because you care for one another and your pastors well. I want to add that we are a fun church! I would even say that one of our main cultural values as a congregation is playfulness. Allow me to make my case:&bull...

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I’m glad I never had to, but I’m grateful someone did...

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Kids today have no memory of the draft. I do. I missed being eligible for Vietnam by two years, but I had friends whose older brothers served there… and brought back horror stories. When we pulled out of Vietnam I must admit that, as a teenage boy, I remember thinking, “I am really...

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Tags: memorial day, serve, defend, sacrifice

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