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Exceeding Expectations

Loving the Journey with... Pastor John Hampton  Exceeding Expectations When I left for my annual study break in July, I gave Pastor Dustin Aagaard one simple expectation: stay open all Sundays in July! That may seem like a pretty low bar, but when you consider what...

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The Greatest Leader of All Time, came to serve

Loving the Journey with... Pastor Dustin Aagaard The Greatest Leader of All Time, came to serve. Hello Journey Friends and Family, In our series, we have explored a variety of ways to see how Jesus is the greatest of all time; he truly is the G.O.A.T. In this series,...

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Summer Jam

Loving the Journey with... Pastor Dustin Aagaard Summer Jam Hello Journey Friends and Family, Tammy Joseph is our Director of Family Ministries. Several years ago, she introduced our community to something called Summer Jam. Summer Jam was an instant hit, and then...

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Love is the Movement

Loving the Journey with... Pastor Dustin Aagaard Love is the Movement Hello Journey Friends and Family, When I was sixteen, I surrendered my life to Christ and made him the Lord of my life. Although I didn’t know everything I was signing on for, I knew enough about...

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Creation

Loving the Journey with... Pastor Dustin Aagaard Creation Hello Journey Friends and Family, It’s good to be back! In June, I was able to get away and enjoy two weeks of vacation and two weeks for a study break. The study break gave me time to get away to pray, dream,...

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A Pastoral Statement on Life

Loving the Journey with... Pastor John Hampton A Pastoral Statement on Life Last Sunday, I began my message with this pastoral statement about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade, and I want to share it in this week’s LTJ column. One of our core...

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Well Done, Best Buddy

Loving the Journey with... Pastor John Hampton   Well Done, Best Buddy Back in October of 2001, David Vaughan and I were driving somewhere on the outskirts of Dayton, OH. We had just finished playing one of our countless rounds of golf together. While we were...

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A Fresh Start Ahead

Loving the Journey with... Pastor Kevin Monahan A Fresh Start Ahead Hello Journey Friends and Family, If we have not had the chance to meet, my name is Kevin Monahan, and I get the honor of being your new Executive Pastor of Ministries. I have always been someone who...

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“Now I Lay Me, Down To Sleep…”

Loving the Journey with... Pastor John “Now I Lay Me, Down To Sleep…” I have been interested in the subject of death since I was a little boy. I know that sounds odd and a bit creepy, but it’s true, though I’m not sure why it is true. It’s not like there were any...

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The Voyage of Life

Loving the Journey with... Pastor John The Voyage of Life Will Willimon is a retired United Methodist minister and bishop. He serves as professor of the practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School where he was dean of the chapel for twenty years. He has...

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