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It's all about the waiting

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It’s always nice when the rhythms of the day-to-day align with the rhythms of the church calendar. Such is the case with Advent. Eight years ago, I was due to have a baby around Christmas. I felt for Mary riding that donkey to Bethlehem more than ever that year! This year, my daily rhythm...

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Tags: advent, waiting

Loving God and loving our neighbors

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In the last weeks, we have been talking about what it means to be for our city and for our neighbors. It has been so encouraging to hear stories of people from our church as they notice their city and get to know their neighbors. It may seem like a small thing, but being for our city and for our...

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Tags: fair trade, festival of hope, gig harbor fair trade

The power of persistent prayer

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In our journey through the Gospel of Mark, we’ve become familiar with a certain adverb: immediately. The word is used about 40 times in the shortest gospel. There is a sense of urgency and action as we watch Jesus and his disciples move throughout the region. Immediately they went here...

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Tags: prayer, healing, miracles, persistent prayer, the healer, julie hawkins

Festival of Hope Overturns the Tables

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We still have space available for the Women's Breakfast! Reserve your seat now! Every November, the Gathering Place at Chapel Hill is filled with beautiful, fair trade products from around the world for Festival of Hope Weekend. For many of us, our Christmas shopping begins and ends at...

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Tags: fair trade, festival of hope, gig harbor fair trade, ethical shopping

Why Try Alpha?

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If you have been around Chapel Hill lately, you have probably heard a bit about Alpha. It is something that we are really excited about! But you might be wondering what Alpha is exactly and who is Alpha’s target audience. You might be like the friend with whom I had coffee today who has...

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Tags: alpha gig harbor, try alpha

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