Many of you have supported Rich and Stephanie Barrett and their family in very concrete ways since we discovered that Rich is fighting Hodgkins Lymphoma. You’ve provided meals, given donations, and offered all kinds of help. Rich and Stephanie have never felt so loved, and we’re grateful to be a part of leading this group of people who know how to BE the church!
If you haven’t joined in supporting the Barretts, now would be a great time to help. Treatment expenses will run $200,000, and the Barretts will be responsible for about $20,000 of that. The medical bills are adding up, and we want to do all we can to relieve the Barretts’ financial strain.
The best way we can support the Barretts financially is by sending gifts to the Barrett Medical Fund. Gifts can be mailed to:
Barrett Medical Fund
c/o Sterling Wealth Advisors
8201 Peters Road, Suite 1000
Plantation, FL 33324
What is it? Why is it? What are we really looking for?
John Woodall explores these questions in this new two-part message series, The Chase, which kicks off this Sunday. We’ll see you at church!… Read the restPosted January 28, 2013
Thank you so much for your continued prayers and encouragement as we fight cancer.
That’s an interesting phrase, isn’t it? “Fighting cancer.” It’s one I’ve honestly wondered about over the years, only to learn how real the mental battle is. My respect for those of you who have gone before me in this fight is huge!
A recent PET scan shows “no hyper-metabolic activity.” This means that the cancer has retreated from the chemotherapy and, as far as a PET scan can reveal, is no longer active in my body. This is a great answer to prayer! We will continue chemotherapy through the end of April to insure that any cancer that isn’t showing up on the PET gets wiped out, as well.
A recent pulmonary function test shows that the “diffusing capacity” of my lungs has dropped about 35% in the past two months, and my breathing has become more labored. Bleomycin is one of the four drugs in my chemo cocktail, and can sometimes be toxic to the lungs.… Read the rest
That’s really not how it works. Life is too messy for us to believe that there’s a simple formula for faith. Then how does our faith grow? How do we get to the point of completely trusting God with every facet of our lives?
In this series, “Five Faith Catalysts,” Andy Stanley will unpack five key catalysts for our faith and spiritual growth. The two-part series starts this Sunday, January 20. We’ll see you at church!… Read the restPosted January 15, 2013
What do our waistlines and our wallets have in common?
Our giving habits share a pattern with our health habits. And in both cases, there’s a better option out there.
In this message, Rich Barrett will challenge us to adopt a superior habit of giving. The difference we can make by doing so in the year is immeasurable.
Don’t miss it! We’ll see you at church!… Read the restPosted January 11, 2013