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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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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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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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Austin's Update 6/19

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One of my favorite parts of working in our church is experiencing the diversity within our membership. In a given week, I can meet with a family to talk about baptizing an infant, parents beginning a new stage of life, while I can also meet with a family making plans for a funeral. I love...

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2018 Summer Intern Biographies

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Meghan: Hi, my name is Meghan Hanley. I just graduated from high school this spring and will be attending Iowa State University in the fall to study Journalism and Mass Communications with a minor in Business. I love Saturday Night Live, The Rolling Stones, and slushies (a little too much)...

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Austin's Update 5/16

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We have some exciting news for the month of July! Mark your calendars for each Sunday, starting on July 1st. We are going to have one Sunday morning worship service for the month of July. We’ll be meeting at 10am each week, worshiping in the sanctuary each Sunday. On that last Sunday of...

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Austin's Update 4/17

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As Sara and I strive to raise our children to know the love of Jesus, we frequently ask ourselves what we need to be teaching them, how we need to be model certain behaviors, or having specific conversations with them. It often feels like a moving target, to be honest. Our kids challenge us with...

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Austin's Update 3/19

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We have exciting news coming up! I can’t tell you just yet, though. We will unveil the news on Easter Sunday in both worship services. Our staff has been making plans for this announcement for the last few months and we can’t wait to let you know. So mark your calendars for Easter...

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Austin's Update 2/20

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I would like to start this month’s newsletter off by saying “thank you.” On Sunday, the 18th, we concluded our sermon series that took our mission and vision deeper. I am proud to be a part of our church. In this month-long sermon series, we explored deep issues together...

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