Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church

Go

Chapel Hill Blog

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...

Continue reading…

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...

Continue reading…

Tags: memorial day, serve, defend, sacrifice

Christmas Carols in May?

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

When you come to church Sunday, you will wonder if you’ve skipped about seven months. You will see candles, hear Christmas carols… and likely be confused. What’s going on? This Sunday is Pentecost, the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit as recounted in Acts chapter...

Continue reading…

What's Your Story?

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

For 25 years of ministry, I have mostly depended upon my work, my research, my reading, my stories to craft my weekly sermons. For our just-completed Encounters series, however, I invited you to share your stories with me… and with your whole church family. Stories of loss, fear, doubt...

Continue reading…

Is It Christian to Have Fun?

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

I played golf the other day with two strangers.  At the end of the round, the woman said, “I’m surprised to hear you are a pastor--(Uh oh)--you were too fun!” (Whew!)  That’s not a very strong affirmation of people in my profession, is it?  But my guess is...

Continue reading…