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Does God hear our prayer?

Posted by Pastor Megan Hackman on

I was frustrated with Larry’s idea of God’s provision when we were newlyweds. He believed that God could provide through unexpected checks in the mail and prayed accordingly. I was more like, “It’s time to take on a second job,” not sit around and pray. God would...

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Tags: prayer, provision, answers

Do You Have An Opinion?

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Many of you don’t remember this far back. You are new to our church. But seven years ago or so, Chapel Hill went through a mid-life crisis. We had been growing in every way that impresses—worship numbers, membership numbers, financial numbers—but we suddenly discovered that we...

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Tags: membership, strategic plan, survey

Pastoral Response to Boston Bombings

Posted by Pastor Larry Hackman on

Pastor Mark had just preached on it: fear. Maybe you felt it yesterday. If you were like me, you were glued to the screen in horror watching the latest news reports coming out of Boston yesterday. Maybe you saw the video of the first bomb going off, the runner in orange stumbling, white smoke...

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Tags: boston, bombings, marathon

How would you like to hear from Ray Charles’ daughter?

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Sheila Raye Charles rocked the house! Monday night, the daughter of the legendary singer Ray Charles, had them on the edge of their seats. She spoke and sang at the Purdy Prison as part of our Celebrate Recovery Team. She shared a story of terrible physical and sexual abuse, a twenty year...

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It Was Almost Too Much

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

I’ve been carrying it around for three days, now. A printout, 23 pages long, single-spaced. A running list of what I asked from you in an e mail last Monday. I asked you to share your deepest experience of loss, and it unleashed a torrent! Death, disease, abortion, desertion, divorce...

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