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Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates

This Sunday is Baccalaureate Sunday. We will recognize these high school graduates at the 9:30 and 11am Sanctuary services. We are proud of you. We love you and hope to see you on Sunday. Allie Aycock Olivia Baggett Jefferson Bain Ashley Bauer Ryley Beaumont Reed Birdwell CJ Black Matthew Boullain Cameron Bradt Bertrand Brown Josephine…

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The Trip of a Lifetime

It seems like it was only yesterday when Leo Cooper introduced me to the congregation during worship in June of 1988. My gosh, where has all the time gone? As I reflect on our ministry together, I am both proud and humble. You have been so very accepting of me and my family. Indeed, you…

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“Somebody . . . Don’t Know Nothing”

Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you’ve had a baby . . . somebody doesn’t know that once you’re a mother, “normal” is history. Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct . . . somebody never took a three-year-old shopping. Somebody said being a…

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My “First Lady”

Diane and I have been married 43 years. She accepted my proposal during my second year of seminary. She has literally been in the ministry all of her married life. She confesses that she really didn’t believe I’d stay in seminary, much less the ministry, when she agreed to marry me. That explains a lot.…

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Boy Scout Sunday

Boy Scout Troop 1011 completed its 43rd year of Scouting in 2015. The Troop has over 100 active Scouts and has produced 290 Eagle Scouts to date, with 17 Eagle Scouts in 2015 alone. During 2015, Scouts were awarded 136 rank advancements and 316 merit badges. For the last 39 years, Troop 1011 has received…

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Our Role in the Church Family

Have you ever asked yourself the question, “What is my role in my church?” This is a very good question for all of us to answer in our own spiritual walk with the Heavenly Father. The answer to this question can give our church life and vitality in its work with compassion into action, or…

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“Self”

This Lent season, the Holy Spirit has been asking me to take surrendering of my life to a new level – a new level of giving myself over into His hands. Surrender has never been something easy for me; I prefer control. However, this past Lent season, I kept hearing that still small voice… ”surrender.”…

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Life to Years

We hear a great deal today about adding years to our lives. The average age of a man has yet to catch up to that of a woman, but the latest statistics show that he is gaining some ground! We jog, diet, take vitamins, and watch our emotions… all in an effort to add years…

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