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Marti’s Thanksgiving Day message

On this side of eternity, we have been asking each other, “When is the church really a church?” Is it a church when it is gathering on Sunday morning, or is it still a church when it is scattered out in … Continue reading

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‘Together’

“Together” means we are not alone. It means we belong to each other for the duration. It means that if you choose to mess up, you take me with you; and if I mess up, I take you with me. … Continue reading

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‘A harvest of generosity’

God loves it when the giver delights in the giving. (2 Corinthians 9:7 MSG) It is very clear, in all the biblical teachings on giving, that God doesn’t want gifts that are begrudgingly given. He doesn’t want pain in my heart … Continue reading

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Going the distance

  NO LONGER DRIVING THE DISTANCE:  The first thing I noticed was that the contribution was an odd number. ($___.32)  Most contributions come in as whole numbers ($000.00). And then I saw a strange note attached to the record that … Continue reading

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No longer scratching their heads

The Catch Ministry was launched in 2012 by five early members of the Vanguard who led the way for us into a new idea — a new form of worship — a cyber-church. Recognizing congregations all over the world were … Continue reading

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‘High School Musical’

Why we chose High School Musical to be the go-to movie for our current campaign: 1. If you read into it, the song, “We’re All In This Together,” is like a celebration of the body of Christ. Just take these … Continue reading

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Celebrate the unity

What does it mean to be “all in this together?” In the High School Musical movie from which our theme song for this campaign is taken, it means that all the factions that usually make up a typical high school … Continue reading

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‘Abide in Me, Y’all’

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5) The often quoted verse above contains some hidden truth … Continue reading

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