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I'm in!

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

It wasn’t on our tour itinerary. I don’t recall the first time I even heard it was possible, but when I found out—I jumped at the chance. It’s called the “Wall Walk.” You climb up steep stairs in an ancient tower near Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem...

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Tags: nehemiah, jerusalem, walls, i'm in, for the city, bless your city

A sabbatical announcement

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

My dear Chapel Hill family:

 I have often been asked by pastoral colleagues how it was possible for me to have remained in one church for more than 30 years. Of course, my first response is always, “They are a Sweetheart Church.” A close second is, “Have you ever...

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Tags: sabbatical, echo, for the city, port orchard, larry hackman, megan hackman

Old news—new news—and Seahawk news

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Last weekend we launched a sermon series on Nehemiah called For the City. (What a blast it was!) We are spending the next few weeks asking, “What would it look like for the people of Chapel Hill to REALLY be for the city? To not just live here; but to champion the place in which God has...

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Tags: nehemiah, echo, children's ministry director, seahawks, for the city

What does it mean to be "for the city"?

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

I’ve got to tell you, there are few things more encouraging (or slightly suffocating) than receiving a bear hug from a joyful big guy who has been baptized! We just celebrated Baptism Weekend and I had the privilege of introducing eight new folks into God’s family through baptism...

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Tags: nehemiah, gig harbor, for the city, port orchard, for people, welcome home weekend, kickoff weekend