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Welcome to Advent

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Posted by Pastor Megan Hackman on

This is the first week of Advent! Advent comes from the Greek word adventus which speaks to the second coming of Christ. When was the last time you actively thought— I wonder when Jesus is coming back? I know the things I’ve waited for more recently are for the milk in the...

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Watching and Waiting

Posted by Kathryn McIvor on

There are two children in my life for whom I have prayed with more faithfulness and fervency than almost anything else in my life.  One, adopted from Ghana, was added to my prayer list when I met her parents four years ago and agreed to run a half-marathon to fund-raise for her...

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One More Step Forward in Your Prayer Journey

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

This weekend I will preach the final message in our series, “Lord, Teach Us to Pray.”  As I said from the beginning of this year-long emphasis on prayer, our goal is not that you will know more about prayer, although I believe that will be true.  Our goal is that you...

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A Community of Support

Posted by Julie Hawkins on

Joey’s and my first real date was scheduled for September 11th, 2001. Ever the romantics, we planned an afternoon that included Slurpees from 7-11 and playing Frisbee. Even from the very beginning, I knew this relationship had potential and was excited to look back at this silly first date...

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On the Eve of Election

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Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Next Saturday I will celebrate my sixtieth birthday. When Cyndi asked me last summer what I wanted to do, I told her I wanted to go to Hawaii and be with her... alone. So, that’s where we are and I’m sure we are having a blast.   But when we made those plans last summer...

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