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Faith After Doubt Book Study – July 2024

During July, Pastor Chrissy will lead us in a book study on Faith After Doubt by Brian D. McLaren, as our faith formation opportunity for the summer. All are invited to attend the two gatherings on Sunday, July 7 and Sunday, July 21 at 4:00 pm in the Gathering Room. You can purchase the book locally at Quail Ridge … Continued

Singing Black Spirituals in a White Church: Honoring Diversity as We Sing into the Unity of the Kin-dom of God

By Christian McIvor We look forward to seeing you in Sunday morning worship on April 7 for this year’s Easter cantata!  The full title of the work, which was composed by Joseph Martin, is A Journey to Hope (A Cantata Inspired by Spirituals).  Throughout the cantata, Martin weaves together original material with lyrics and musical … Continued

Musical Wanderings This Lenten Season

By Christian McIvor As we follow the steps of Peter and explore his wandering exploration of faith throughout this Lenten season, we be reminded that as we wander through our own individual faith journeys – through all of our ups and downs, missteps and mistakes – God is always with us.  You may have noticed … Continued

Wander With Us This Lent

By Chrissy Tatum Williamson Sometimes the spiritual path is simple and straightforward. Faith comes effortlessly and life feels full of hope. More often – I would dare to say – the path is not so straight, but rather windy and sometimes even repetitively so.  Often times when we turn to our Bibles, we find a … Continued

How Does a Weary World Rejoice?

By Chrissy Tatum Williamson How does a weary world rejoice?  It must have been early June when the staff began planning the 2023 Advent season. We shared some possible series themes with the Adult Christian Education Committee (now called the Adult Faith Formation Council) and prayed for wisdom in discerning which themes might speak to … Continued

Spirit of Justice: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Bob Millikan October was first declared as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 1989. Since then, October has been a time to acknowledge domestic violence survivors and be a voice for its victims. Domestic violence is prevalent in every community, and affects all people regardless of age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, … Continued

Sexuality, Gender, & Faith: What and Why?

By Chrissy Tatum Williamson What:  Sexuality, Gender, and Faith is a seven-month series, crafted with the people of Greystone Baptist Church in mind. In broad strokes, it is a series of large group, lecture-style education forums  and small group conversations. With three sessions in the fall and four in the winter/spring, we will journey together … Continued

Finding Wonder on the Water

By Chrissy Tatum Williamson I used to be afraid of thunderstorms. When I say “used to” I’m not talking about when I was a small child. No, I mean well into my twenties. Okay, who am I kidding, I still don’t like them very much. April will vouch for this when I also say, I’m … Continued