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A Call For Prayer, A Call For Action

 
Posted by Debra Williams on December 3, 2014  

 

In the wake of the death of Mike Brown and the events in Ferguson alongside the choke hold death of Eric Garner and the events in New York City, I am calling our faith community to be fervently in prayer.  Whatever our personal thoughts on the particulars of these events, a son and a father are dead. Families are grieving and old wounds have been torn open in the Black community.  When our son became of age to go out in the world occasionally without us (about 13), whether that be to the amusement park or for a couple of hours to the movie theater, my husband and I sat down with him (more…)

Advent Conspiracy

 
Posted by Debra Williams on November 30, 2014  

Advent 2014 begins onSunday, November 30

Worship Fully

It starts with Jesus. It ends with Jesus. This is the holistic approach God had in mind for Christmas. It’s a season where we are called to put down our burdens and lift a song up to our God. It’s a season where love wins, peace reigns, and a king is celebrated with each breath. It’s the party of the year. Entering the story of advent means entering this season with an overwhelming passion to worship Jesus to the fullest.

Spend Less

Quick question for you: What was the one (more…)

High Hopes for the Holiday

 
Posted by Debra Williams on November 18, 2014  

We all have hopes for the Christmas holiday. Full of joy. Memories. Happiness. Above all, we want it to be about Jesus. What we don’t want is stress. Or debt. Or feeling like we “missed the moment.” Advent Conspiracy is a movement designed to help us all slow down and experience a Christmas worth remembering. But doing this means doing things a little differently. A little creatively. It means spending less on material items and giving more to those in need. For our worshiping community, Advent Conspiracy 2014 means worship, connecting and ministry opportunities in the neighborhood. What (more…)

A Royal Priesthood

 
Posted by Debra Williams on November 18, 2014  
"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people who are God's own possession.  You have become this people so that you may speak of the wonderful acts of the one who called you out of darkness into his amazing light.  Once you weren't a people, but now you are God's people.  Once you hadn't received mercy, but now you have received mercy." 1 Peter 2:9-10 CEB
 When we heard God’s call to begin a new worshiping community, we weren't sure what it would look like but we were determined to see what God was out ahead of us doing. And we were determined to join God (more…)

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