Kindness with Ourselves

by: Chris Austin Be kind to the writer! Here at the end of the “holiday season”, to have first crack at some words of wisdom about kindness as Greystone reflects on this topic for 2020? Please! And about being kind to ourselves? It’s hard enough being kind to others, but to ourselves too. Please! Here […]

Showing No Partiality

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When we say we want to follow Jesus, when we step into the waters of baptism, when we gather around the communion table… We claim the way of Jesus, the way of peace, the way of compassion, the way of self-giving, the way of self-emptying, for the sake of others- especially the poor, the marginalized, […]

Becoming Children of God – Sermon

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Let’s make 2020 a year of incarnate living. What does that mean? It means that we live the way that Jesus, the word made flesh, taught us to live. First, it means that we are truthful with ourselves and one another. Truthful about who we are and who we are not. Truthful about our strength […]

Growing in Love. . . a reflection on Advent

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Chrissy Tatum Williamson and Amanda Atkin offer a free flowing conversation about love and Christmas and understanding kindness around our tables.

Growing in Love – A Sermon

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Pastor Chrissy preaches on the advent theme of “Love.”

Growing in Joy . . . a reflection on Advent

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Roger Nix and Amanda Atkin reflect on the Biblical characters of Elizabeth, Zechariah and Mary as they sing of joy even in the midst of impossible circumstances.

Growing in Joy – Sermon

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Perhaps the answer to the question, “How can we find joy in times like these?” lies in our willingness to be brave. Maybe joy is there all along, waiting to be claimed, waiting to flicker like light, waiting to be expressed and experienced in moments of connection and in times when God draws near. Maybe […]

Growing in Peace. . . a reflection on Advent

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Joanne Thompson and Amanda Atkin share insights gained through working with newcomers to Raleigh and consider the light of peace.

Growing in Peace – Sermon

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019 in | No Comments

We find ourselves in a world that offers all kinds of solutions for creating and keeping peace. Yet true peace that includes global peace, inner peace, interpersonal peace, and most of all peace with God seems to elude us. So perhaps it is time for us to turn around, to leave behind the “peacemakers” that […]

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