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Austin's Update 1-15-19

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Have you ever wondered how some of the business of the church gets done? Like, how do the candles always have oil in them? Who makes sure that there are always people to serve Communion? We have multiple people in the church who graciously volunteer their time, making sure...

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Sara's Update 1-15-19

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Now that it is January, registration is open for summer camp at Lakeshore Center at Okoboji! The theme this year is “Peace it Together!” My daughter tells me that she wants to go to an entire week away, although we might get her to settle for a half-week for her first time away from...

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Sara's Update 12-13-18

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Dear friends, We have an advent wreath on our kitchen table that we light every time we sit down for a meal during advent. I also have a devotional book that we try to read each evening, to help us focus. This helps us ponder different aspects of the Christmas narrative. Sometimes throughout...

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Austin's Update 12-13-18

Posted by Austin Hill on

I’m going to go ahead and say it: Advent is my favorite time of year. I try to make it last as long as possible. I often stay up until 2am or later on Christmas morning. Sitting on my couch, listening to Christmas music with all the lights down but the Christmas tree lights...

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Austin's Update 10-17-18

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For this month’s newsletter, I’d like to talk about something very dear to me: food. I’ve been known to say, “Food makes everything better.” Any chance I have to include food or drink in a meeting, I take. For example, while meeting with couples preparing for...

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Austin's Update 9-17-18

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Fall is here! You’ve probably been hearing about our fall programing plans by now. For the past few months, we’ve been in conversation with people throughout the church to discern God’s leading during this transitional time. While you can read about all of the programs that are...

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Sara's Update 9-16-18

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It was a joy to hand out Bibles to our 3-year-olds and 3rd graders in August. I loved seeing the excitement on their faces when they received their Bibles. I want to let you in on a little secret. Ready? Illustrated children’s Bibles and Adventure Bibles for teens and tweens don’t...

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Austin's Update 8-16-18

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We have some big news! We are beginning the process to search for a new Associate Pastor. Throughout this summer, our Session has been developing some of the next steps in our transition process since the resignation of Laura and Libby. Along with the Personnel Ministry Team, our Session...

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Sara's Update 7/18

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As I did a yoga-type stretching video the other month, something the instructor said caught me off guard. Of course he was talking about stretching, but his advice it can be applied to any situation in life. He said, “The stretch needs to feel right. These poses may not even feel good to...

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Austin's Update 7/18

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At the tail end of June, Sara and I drove to a marriage conference in Dallas. The conference was led by a Christian marriage and family therapist named Dr. Corey Allan. I heard about this conference from listening to his weekly podcast, entitled Sexy Marriage Radio. Don’t let that title...

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