Archive for June 2007

KidVenture

Hey kids, if you just finished Kindergarten through Grade 5, you’ll want to join us for sure at KidVenture, August 3. Of course, this would only be if you want to get wet, have a ton of fun with your UpStreet friends, and hang out with your small group leader for a couple of hours.…

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House Sold!

God’s timing is always perfect, and we are so grateful to report that we closed on our house in Ohio last week! It was on the market for a little over one year. We have so many warm memories of that house, and feel sentimental about another family moving in, but WOW – what a…

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Access Welcomes 20 New Volunteers

Recently we challenged you to get “involved,” and you responded in a fantastic way! In fact, we’ve had 20 new volunteers sign up for positions in Waumba, UpStreet, Host Team, and Service Programming. Amazing! We are so encouraged by this. Over the next couple of weeks, you’ll have a chance to speak with Zoie, who…

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Coffee Connection

Join us following the service Sunday for a Coffee Connection. These short, informal gatherings are designed as the first step to getting involved with a Community Group. At Coffee Connection, we’ll have several tables, each labeled by the following areas: Westside, Southside, Northside, Beachside, and Singles. It’s a chance to have some dessert and meet…

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In Good Times and Bad

When we experience hardships, we tend to wonder where God is. In times of prosperity, we often forget about God and adopt the mindset that we can handle everything on our own. And, when we’ve been hurt by someone, we are apt to look for an opportunity to pay that person back. The Old Testament…

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Tim & Terea Stokes

In the summer of 2005, Tim Stokes helped take his church’s youth group to Big Stuff youth camp in Panama City. Big Stuff was produced by North Point Community Church and, during the camp, the youth leaders were taught some of the North Point’s ministry philosophies. The ideas were different than anything Tim had heard…

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Hospitality

First of all, I have to say I’m a little disappointed to not have have incited any golfers to yet post a comment on this blog! I thought for sure when I challenged the guys in green jackets I’d get some pushback! No matter—thinking about the “best of the best” in sports has me thinking…

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UpStreet

Someone mentioned to me the other day that when they think of a new church, they think of a dozen people gathered in someone’s living room, with the kids playing down in the basement. They were really surprised to learn of the environments we have for kids! They said, “What’s UpStreet?” One of my kids…

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