Author: Pastor Mark Toone

Some GREAT news!

I am so excited and grateful to be able to share with you that our in-person worship attendance numbers continue to grow. Of course, our online numbers are still higher and this is to be expected. Many of our congregation are rightly concerned about their vulnerability to COVID-19 and are wisely worshiping with us from […]

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You stink!

You stink! Or at least, you should. So says the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 2:15: For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Apparently, when […]

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Full steam ahead!

Like all of you, we are anticipating a different sort of start to autumn 2020. But if you assumed things are slowing down at your Sweetheart Church, you’d be wrong! It may look a little different than “normal,” but September at Chapel Hill is full steam ahead! Here is just a brief sampling of what’s […]

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Blindsided

Hello, Chapel Hill! I have a friend who flew attack bombers for the Navy. He was involved in the very first attack in the Iraq war. He tells of completing his run and then, suddenly, having alarms going off in his cockpit warning of an enemy behind him. He pulled a hard left, look back, […]

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Thy kingdom come…

Hello, Chapel Hill! Most of us who have any kind of religious background are familiar with the Lord’s Prayer. The disciples asked something of Jesus that they never had before…and never would again. They asked, “Lord, teach us…” Now, if you had been a follower of Jesus during the heady opening days of his ministry […]

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Important news about a staff change

Hello, Chapel Hill: For seven years, Ryan Palmer has served the youth and families of our church: as Middle School Director, High School Director, and, more recently, Director of Family Ministries. This week, Ryan presented to me his resignation. I’ll let him explain in his own words:  This has been a season of ministry unlike […]

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