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Jam Sesh with Adam Phillips

Musicians, aspiring musicians, and people who just love music…join us THIS Sunday the 19th 4:30-5pm for a “Jam Sesh” with our worship leader Adam Phillips!  Bring your instrument or voice and meet on the patio!  Anyone is welcome…invite your friends!

Transportation provided at 4:15 AND 4:45 leaving from the DC lot this week for Westmont.

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Recent Reads // Thoughts on 7 Books

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Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard // This work by modern day theological giant Willard covers spiritual transformation, putting on the character of Christ, restoring the soul & living as children of the light.  It took me over a year to read because each page, each chapter is so deep and dense, but I highly recommend it for anyone willing to dive in.

Rich, Thirsty & Hungry by Jamie Lisea // This storyteller depicts Jesus and Biblical parables in a modern day setting in a way that moved me to tears.  Only three chapters long, I couldn’t put it down in the midst of each beautifully told story that showed me Jesus in a new and very real light.  I highly recommend this book to any reader of any faith background.

Rhinestone Jesus by Kristen Welch // Despite the lame title and embarrassing cover, my mom assured this was worth the read, and yes, the content is real and bold.  The story of an ordinary mom who said “yes” to God, and fully realizes the power of one.  She boldly calls the reader to step out in faith and say yes to God.

Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott // Raw & real memoir of a woman who understands unconditional grace & love, and has truly experienced the church as a family.  She weaves the stories of her life in a poetic and real way, drawing into her story of redemption, imperfection and forgiveness.

The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change by Brenda Salter-McNeil & Rich Richardson // A bold call to action, commissioning this generation to step into reconciliation and justice. The authors explain how stepping into a life of worship can build bridges and reveal to us who God created us to be. Racial justice is a very real issue today in this country and around the world and should not be overlooked, so take a read.  Also Brenda Salter McNeil is one of my all time favorite preachers…google her! :)

One Way Love by Tullian Tchividjian // Over and over again Tchividjian tells us of God’s grace and love that is overflowing and unending.  Grace is wild and unsettling and freeing and undeserved, and for all of us sinners.  You’ll leave this book that the message of Grace ingrained in your heart.

How to Read Exodus by Tremper Longman III // Exodus is a long, eventful and sometimes confusing book in the Old Testament.  This book does exactly what it claims to do, so don’t expect a commentary. Well annotated, filled with references and discussion questions, this book is best suited for academic & theologically minded readers.

Toxic Charity by Robert Lupton // In the past I have read a number of books similar to this, such as “When Helping Hurts” (highly recommend) which have been more focused on international missions and outreach.  Lupton touched on both internationally and local service which I really appreciated.  He speaks of empowerment and partnership, and avoiding dependence and quick fixes.  One of the final chapters is all about “the oath for compassionate service” including empowerment, listening, and doing no harm (along with others), which I think is an excellent approach for lovingly serving others, without creating dependability.  Although not particularly well written or engaging, it’s worth the read for the sake of solid content.

See you Sunday at 5!
Love, Mycah

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Chili, Pie & Cornbread // Sunday 10.26.14

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See you Sunday at 5pm!

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Tapestry Outside // Summer Dates

Processed with VSCOcam with k2 presetThis summer we will be worshiping out front on the following dates:

June 29

July 13

July 27

August 3

Invite your friends to join us for these summer days of BBQ, community & worship!

 

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

 
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Gentleness

A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. Proverbs 15:1

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Posted by on June 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Less Me // More Him

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There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain;
Then bursting forth in glorious day,
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory,
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am His and He is mine—
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

“In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

 

As we look forward to celebrating this glorious moment this Sunday on Easter, what does it look for sin’s curse to loose it’s grip on you and your life?

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2014 in Lent

 

Less Guilt // More Jesus

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No guilt in life, no fear in death—
This is the pow’r of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home—
Here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand.

“In Christ Alone”
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

What does it mean to stand in the power of Christ?

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2014 in Lent

 
 
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