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May 11th, 2014

Written by Jerry Carlisle. Posted in Pastor's Blog

In recent days, one of my favorite “drive-by” sages posted the following on his business’ sign:

Behind every great man is a woman . . . rolling her eyes.

On this Mothers’ Day weekend, I’ll give that a bit of a twist:

Behind every successful child is a woman . . . holding her breath.

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May 4th, 2014

Written by Jerry Carlisle. Posted in Pastor's Blog

On behalf of the church Personnel Committee, I am pleased to announce that Brenda Boyd has accepted the role of Interim Minister to Children.  The Lord has provided a very capable leader from within our congregation to grow our ministry with children and their families forward during the period of time necessary to discover His will for our permanent Minister to Children.

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April 27th, 2014

Written by Jerry Carlisle. Posted in Pastor's Blog

It’s always fun to take a novice to the theater.  (I don’t mean the movie with a screen, but the theater with a stage!)  The buzz of the audience, the hush when the lights dim, the anticipation of the curtain being raised so that the backdrop, set, and actors can begin the story—what a joy to watch someone you care about taking it all in for the first time!

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April 13th, 2014

Written by Jerry Carlisle. Posted in Pastor's Blog

What’s up with the new “Connection” cover?  Why “Called”?

“Called” is at the heart of what it means to be “the church,” according to the Bible.  The New Testament word for church is the Greek ekklesia, and the root meaning is “to call out.”  According to William Mounce, the church is comprised of the “called-out ones” of God.  You and I have been called out!