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Wow! What a Weekend!

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It would be hard to pack much more good news into two days than we experienced over the weekend at Chapel Hill. If you missed it—you really missed it! First, we gathered as a congregation to vote to call Ellis White to be our Associate Pastor for Weekend Services. It’s hard to...

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Celebrating God’s Kindness in Baptism

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I hope—and suspect—that you are still basking in the wonder of your Christmas experience. The “eagerest” of beavers among you might already be putting away some of your Christmas decorations. But the Toone family barely got their tree up in time for the holiday! Let me...

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Reflections on 2018

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Happy New Year, my Sweetheart Church! Someday when I look back over my long ministry at Chapel Hill, I suspect I will remember 2018 with particular fondness. Because it appears that this was the year when God, in his kindness and for his purposes, did something that is all too rare. Let me...

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GLOW-mentum!

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Merry Christmas! You feel the buzz, don’t you? A level of excitement like we haven’t experienced in a while. A sense of momentum and growth that is just contagious. Take last weekend’s GLOW. We were blown away when more than 520 worshippers showed up for this innovative...

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I'm proud of you!

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I don’t remember being so nervous about a sermon. We had decided to try something different: to use a classic Christmas movie to illustrate our Advent sermons. We were going to kick off with “Elf”…and I can’t tell you how nervous I was that we would get it...

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