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Archive for January 2015

From Pastor Rhodes

“Let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding for the sake of the gospel.” Romans 14:19 Mrs. Hovis was a lady I loved to visit. I was 7 years old and riding in the  passenger seat of my dad’s 1968  Carolina blue Chevy station wagon. It was summertime, which meant that I…

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Ready to help

Pastoral care team evolving to meet needs of a growing congregation As Pastor Rhodes states, the rhythm of a parish pastor “back in the day” was to work in the office in the mornings and visit in the afternoons. “Pastoral care was centered on the pastor’s presence in your living room, fully engaged in the…

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Unbinding the Gospel

A congregation-wide Bible study based on Unbinding the Gospel kicks off Feb. 18. Sign-ups for small groups are available Feb. 8 and 15.  “Unbinding Your Heart: 40 Day of Prayer and Faith Sharing” aims to have some 35 small groups participating, says Danielle Kosanovich, pastoral intern. “We have small groups at every date and time you…

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Telephone team adds another layer of congregational contact

Congregational members on our prayer chain have been getting telephone calls from fellow members for the last several months. The Telephone Team began its work in November, as an extension of the church’s Health Care Ministry Team. It also provides another layer of support for congregational care. So far, Carolyn Byrd, director of senior adult…

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Family Christmas Night

1st Family Christmas Night was a great success What do 160 people, 40 pizzas, a host of angels and one very spirited donkey have in common? Our first Family Christmas Night on Dec. 17! Taking the place of a traditional Christmas pageant, the event featured a fun and exciting retelling of the Christmas story —…

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Construction Update – December

Mark Lewis, G2G chair, shared the following information about the Generation to Generation Campaign at our annual meeting Nov. 9. If you will recall, the original construction budget was $4,178,631.  There were a few change orders that increased that budget to $4,312,794. Those change orders included $31,268 for the removal of the VCT tile in…

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