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Keep on Walking

Posted by Holly Wilson on

Friends, Walking is my spiritual discipline. It helps me turn my brain off. It clears my mind so that I can hear God speak to me. And God does - through nature, through my music, through my breath. When I turn the corner into the park about a mile from my house and I hear the crunch of the...

The Day School's Joy

Posted by Amanda Nunneley on

Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send them to those for whom nothing is prepared, for this day is holy to our Lord; and do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”Nehemiah 8:10You may have seen the many Day School Chapel...

A New Opportunity To Grow

Posted by Reed McNitzky on

It’s about the journey, not the destination.  Maybe someone has said that to you when you were impatient, frustrated, or at a dead end. This cliché can make our eyes roll into the back of our heads, I know, give me a chance. I think about the past four months, and while I wake...

An Extended Season of Advent

Posted by Ben Trammell on

Come, thou long expected Jesus,born to set thy people free;from our fears and sins release us,let us find our rest in thee.Israel's strength and consolation,hope of all the earth thou art;dear desire of every nation,joy of every longing heart. (Charles Wesley) Friends,   In our Live...

The Long Arms of God

Posted by Ben Trammell on

The Lord answered Moses, “Is the Lord’s arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you.”God to Moses (and me…and maybe you too) from Numbers 11:23 Friends, Having been hounded by fellow travelers on many road trips...

Be Strong

Posted by Taylor Mooney on

“I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”Psalm 27:13-14 Family, I have struggled with where to focus this letter. I definitely want to mention how beautiful and...

A Phased Return

Posted by Alyssa Carroll on

Hi Friends, We thought it would be important to give you an update on our plan going forward. Below is a timeline of what we hope will happen over the next couple of months. Every week we will ask you to sign up for a spot in worship so that we can plan accordingly. These plans could change...

An Update To Worship

Posted by Ben Trammell on

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 Friends, Is anyone tired? Feeling worn...

Covid-19 Upate

Posted by Ben Trammell on

And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. (1 Thessalonians...

Stories From The Wilderness

Posted by Holly Wilson on

Friends,  What stories will we tell the generations to come about the wilderness of COVID-19? No doubt many of our stories will be heartbreaking. But, there will also be stories about families having dance parties in the kitchen, building tent forts in the living room and dancing at...

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