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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

Worship is weird!

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

There’s something a little weird about worship. Now, for those of us raised in the church, it is almost second nature. Worship is what you do on Sunday; church is where you go. I remember the purple hymnals, the mimeographed bulletins with runny print, an unmistakable aroma—and...

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Tags: worship, discipleship, connect, chapel hill, weird, gig harbor, mark toone

It all started with an invitation

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

He became a vital part of our youth ministry and was discipled by our leaders. He participated twice in our University Campus evangelism outreach programs at Arizona State University. He is studying philosophy and theology at Whitworth University and has a long-term dream of being a speaker for...

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Tags: church, easter, gig harbor, serve

GLOW-mentum!

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

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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Tags: gig harbor, gig harbor church, gig harbor christmas

Let’s pray for God to move!

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

We seem to live in an age of ever-growing discord and uncertainty. Political, economic, and social concerns dominate our news feeds and divide our families, creating hurt, fear, and anxiety in our lives. But we are a people of prayer. Last year, Chapel Hill spent a significant amount of time...

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Tags: gig harbor, national day of prayer, community prayer