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All the Good: A Wesleyan Way of Christmas

By Rev. Keith Turman | 2021-11-19 | 2 min read

We are excited to offer three ways to experience, All the Good: A Wesleyan Way of Christmas, an inspiring journey through Advent with John Wesley’s means of grace. Advent Sermon Series. Beginning November 28 in our Online, Awakening, and Traditional worship services, Becky and Keith will preach sermons using All the Good as a primary re- source. Together we will explore...

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Tis The Season: The Stress of Gift Giving

By Rev. Becky Brown | 2021-11-05 | 3 min read

It’s a race, every year, to find the perfect gifts for those we love. For many, Christmas is a time for expressing our love through our generosity. The pressure is real, to find the thing that will bring joy; the thing that is most coveted and desired. Sometimes we get caught up in the frenzy of it all – the...

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For Mom

By Ben Turman | 2021-10-22 | 1 min read

They tell me the world as we know it collapsed. Empires and fortunes all fell to the axe. Nightmares by evening bred nightmares by day. They tell me humanity succumbed to a plague. The last thing I saw as the muscles went slack, when I gave up my mind, and it all went to black, was the darkening image of a kind woman’s face holding my hand in my family’s place. Survival was hung on the...

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Pandemic Losses: Grieving as a Body of Christ

By Rev. Becky Brown | 2021-10-08 | 2 min read

As we approach preparations for our All Saints Sunday, on November 7, we have been continually reminded of our loss as a congregation. As a result of the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, we have not been able to grieve the loss of instrumental and influential church members as we have hoped. Our healing process has been disrupted,...

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Hitting Our Stride

By Rev. Keith Turman | 2021-09-24 | 4 min read

Bryan Zehr shares the story of a young couple who lived in a neighborhood frequented by an ice cream truck. Every afternoon, the ice cream truck would make its rounds and would always come down their street, driving slowly in front of each house—especially the ones with toys in the yard. It’s what ice cream trucks do. You could hear...

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