Letters from Pastor Chuck

Everything comes back to this...

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I deliberately keep it plain and simple: first Jesus and who he is; then Jesus and what he did—Jesus crucified. - 2 Corinthians 2: 2 (The Message) Dear Friends, Maybe it’s true that it takes a three year commitment, or even longer, to a mission, for it to truly take root in the...

More Than A Tag Line

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Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. -...

Dark Rooms

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Photographs are best developed in "dark rooms" since the enemy of developing a photograph is light. Trusting God only when walking on the mountain top, with the sunlight streaming down on your face, gives you an underdeveloped and distorted picture of your faith due to the light...

Overjoyed or underjoyed?

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The Apostle Paul wrote to his protégé Timothy, "In every place of worship, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy." ~1 Timothy 2: 8 This past week, I came across an article that unpacked negative aspects of being a pastor...

How can I become Jesus?

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Leonard Bernstein, one of the most famous American conductors, once said, "if I don't become Brahms or Tchaikovsky or Stravinsky when I'm conducting their works, then it won't be a great performance."  When you watch Bernstein conduct, and more importantly, when you listen to the...

Politics and religion?!

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This Sunday, we will continue our God-Sized Conversations series by exploring another great question that was submitted in various forms multiple times in our survey. We will be exploring the role of the church, and the role of the Christian, as it pertains to conversing with others...

Get ready for this weekend!

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This weekend is going to be another big one at the church!  On Saturday night at the Summit Bridge Road Campus, we will have worship and Communion for all ages. In the past, our Saturday nights have been for the young people. This year, however, we are encouraging ALL people of ALL ages to...

What happens to a Christian who has died?

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In our current sermon series, God-Sized Conversations, we are exploring the answers to life’s deepest questions. This Sunday morning, we will tackle the question, “What happens to a Christian who has died?” The primary passage we will be using is in I Thessalonians 4:13-18...

Great Weekend at Reach!

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Unbelievable weekend at Reach Church. I’m so thankful for everyone who volunteered and participated. Thursday, we heard the final mix of Reach Worship’s latest original song, Friday was Night to Shine, Saturday was the Daddy/Daughter Dance, this morning were great worship services...

I am grateful!

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I want to thank all of the volunteers who are making this upcoming weekend possible. Linda Pargoe has done a fantastic job coordinating both Night to Shine Prom and the Daddy/Daughter Dance. By her side are so many volunteers who have already helped set up and decorate, served as buddies, helped...

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