By Rev. Dr. Dean WeaverStated Clerk of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC)Teaching Elder, Presbytery of the Alleghenies Denominations as we know them today were not a part of the early church, but the idea of Christians being “together in one accord” (seen in Acts 2 and 4) as well as the Council of Jerusalem (seen […]
Pick just one
September 13 will mark my 35th year anniversary as your pastor. You can’t do anything for 35 years and not have some difficult moments, and we have. But for me, they are completely overshadowed by the joy and privilege of being part of a body that, I believe, God has used in significant ways to […]
We are still watching the story unfold, but as I write this, we are receiving reports of a shooting in a Texas elementary school that has taken the lives of 18 children and at least two adults, including one teacher and the 18-year-old assailant. This is just the most recent of such barbaric acts. Ten […]
Reclaiming our slag
Cyndi and I just returned from a surprise family reunion birthday party for her mom, Peggy. (My bonus was that I got to spend three uninterrupted days with my granddaughter, Cici. She is quite the dancer! Maybe I’ll share that with you someday! ????) En route, Cyndi and I stopped in Anaconda, Montana. Anaconda was […]
How can I serve?
This is one of my favorite frequently-asked questions at the wood wall each week. I love that people at Chapel Hill want to connect to service. Serving our community and the church is part of who we are. It’s in our mission statement: exalt Jesus, elevate others, launch disciple-makers. It’s in our discipleship process: worship, […]
Cancer Care (women)Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 pm Cancer Care is a support group for anyone going through cancer…all types and all stages. It’s a place to share….where you are understood and encouraged every week. We have been meeting for more than 20 years. We find it easier to go through cancer with others who understand. Cancer Care […]
When believers are filled with the Spirit
Have you ever longed for greater unity in the body of Christ? This week it was so encouraging to join with our Chapel Hill Alpha team and a larger group of 140,000 believers from all over the world for a livestream of the Alpha Leadership Conference. Coming from all different backgrounds, denominations and parts of […]
Can I get re-baptized?
What was the date you were baptized? My date was March 19, 1989. I had several photos but I didn’t have the date. It didn’t take place in my home town, as the local priest would only perform the ceremony if the family attended the church. So, we went to my grandfather’s church, St. Augustine’s […]