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Sharing the Gospel

Good Deeds + Good Will + Good News = EVANGELISM This gospel equation will all come together on Saturday, October 12 for First Love.  Last Sunday, September 22, over 80 people spent the evening learning and practicing in what it means to be a servant evangelist.  We’re so excited to send out a pair of […]

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Anna Marie Friars

Although I was baptized and raised in the Catholic church, through obtaining my bachelor’s degree in Sacred Music, I was exposed to the practices of many different religions, denominations of Christianity, and the differences within denominations church-to-church. I have attended many churches (especially in the last 5 years as a student) and had yet to find a place which I felt I could call home. Many of the churches I worked for or attended had pieces of what I was looking for but lacked the bigger picture.

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Glocal Missions

Do you remember returning from vacation, dropping off our pictures, waiting for them to be developed, and picking them up at the store? In these days of instant everything, there was something about that season of anticipation. In the gap between return and development, we had a reason to get together, see the pictures, and […]

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A Tallahassee Beacon

The Nehemiah memoir is a fascinating case study of what happens when an average person working in public life catches a vision for the kind of community his homeland can be. What Jeremiah does as a prophet, and Ezekiel sees as a former priest, Nehemiah does for people who go to work every day. He […]

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A New Day

In worship Sunday, Sabal Palm Elementary Principal Ray King challenged us with words from Acts 20:35: “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Ray captured […]

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Nehemiah

In the fifth century B.C., a bureaucrat from Susa located in modern-day Iran received a message from his family. His religious homeland was in shambles. He convinced the Persian king and queen to finance a scouting expedition to check on the place. Although he had never visited before, he was touched by what he saw […]

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Listen to the Missing

This fall, I’m inviting you to be a part of Love Tallahassee (#LoveTLH), a six-week emphasis to neighbor our community for Christ. Last week, I shared just one launching pad of our work: the Sabal Palm Elementary School community. Another focus of our efforts throughout #LoveTLH will be servant evangelism, learning to tell the good […]

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Statistics to Solutions

Every 33 seconds, a child is born into poverty. In Florida, a child is abused or neglected every 11 minutes. 21% of children are poor. 42% of children are enrolled in a school lunch program. 64% of fourth graders read below grade level. 62% are below grade level in math. Only 70% of high school […]

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Fall Preview

Centuries ago, under the faithful leadership of a priest named Ezra, a religious community restored their temple. Under the leadership of the king’s chief of staff named Nehemiah, they rebuilt the infrastructure of their city. People rolled up their sleeves, worked together, and formed a new kind of community. It was a hands-on approach to […]

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Second Quarter Report

Thanks for your faithfulness and generosity in the second quarter of 2013. In May, I asked you to help us catch up the budget. As of June 30, we have increased our giving over last year by 7.9%. Our budget receipts are $1,207,143. Budget requirements year-to-date are $1,219,150. Our expenses have been running ahead of […]

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