I’m In

As I walked to worship one evening at Glory Ridge, I remember the sun stretching its long rays through the trees and taking one last big yawn as it fell asleep behind the mountain range.  The moon rose to greet us as we circled for prayer.  Our faces, worn and tired from a hard day’s work, were illuminated by the light of candles held gently in our hands. I was on the verge of tears. My team of five kids and three adults had been assigned to work with a family that required new flooring in thei…

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Coming in November

October 18th and 25th over 50 Holy Cross parishioners will gather in Zoom groups to share parts of their story.  It’s been a long time since we’ve been together and we’re excited to renew old friendships and meet new friends.  There’s still time if you’d like to participate, just contact one of the committee members listed below and we’ll happily add you to one of the Zoom groups. In November we want to move forward with our Zoom groups and have conversations about a shared reading of Welcome t…

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Help Hub Update

With abundant gratitude we acknowledge five years of incredible growth made possible by the astounding generosity of many and the amazing grace of one God. A small but determined group of Help Hub volunteers began welcoming neighbors seeking emergency financial assistance five years ago this month. Thanks to open-minded and collaborative thinking by the leaders of our Founding Member Churches (First Baptist, First Presbyterian and St. James) and the Harrelson Center Staff and Board of Directors…

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Love Was Our Lord’s Meaning

Love Was Our Lord’s Meaning Julian of Norwich, Showings  Thomas Traherne, the 18th century English spiritual writer, said it well: “Let me love every Person as Jesus Christ: Meet his love, and thine, O Lord, In every person… O Learn me this, and the whole is learned. Learn me this, the Divine Art, And the Life of God! The church should be the place where we learn…and teach…about love.”   The Great Commission is Christ’s admonition to us to share with the world the Good News that in the p…

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Happening Emerge

During the Covid-19 our Youth Director's responsibilities have shifted to help us support our online services.  Recently he found an opportunity to assist the Diocese with bringing the Happening community together virtually.  Happening is an experience for 6th-12th graders typically held twice a year at Trinity Center that shows them how to "Follow the Way" of Christ.  This is the first time in many, many years that both the fall and spring Happening experiences have been canceled. Over the pas…

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