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    • Learning About the Holy Spirit
    • News from Special Annual Conference
    • The Art of Hospitality
    • Life to Life (from Rev. Jonas)
    • See You at the Coffee Station
    • Easter & Holy Week 2023 Schedule
    • Don't Give Up on Giving Up
    • Making a Good First Impression
    • Seasons of 40 Days
    • Seasons of 40 - Looking toward Lent
    • Resurrection 2023
    • Grief Recovery
  • december 2022

    • Celebrating because of who Jesus grew to be
    • Christmas/Advent 2022 Events
    • Wishing Chris Lee the best
    • Blue Christmas Worship Service Details
  • november 2022

    • Remembering the Saints
    • Alternative Gift Fair 2022
    • Putting your faith into action
  • october 2022

    • Season of harvest is just the beginning
    • A look back at our September Go.Do. focus
    • Ways to support Family Promise
  • september 2022

    • Living out our faith in service to others
    • Gearing up to Go.Do. 
    • Shane Claiborne visits small group study
  • august 2022

    • The different meanings of the word back
    • New minister of Discipleship
    • Getting ready for Wednesdays at 1st
    • Working, watching and waiting
    • Reflections on Holston Annual Conference
    • Helping communities in need
    • Welcoming the Holy Spirit
    • Serving with hospitality
    • Moving Forward with the UMC
  • may 2022

    • A look back at Easter
    • Graduate Recognition
    • Family Promise Resurrection Run
  • APRIL 2022

    • Looking for meaning and fulfillment in all the wrong places
    • Holy Week an Easter Schedule
    • A look at "Forward United"
  • march 2022

    • Equipped to follow Jesus
    • Love that spills over (Lent 2022)
    • Caring Friends Ministry Training

  • february 2022

    • Speaking of Love
    • Covenant Bible Studies
    • Christmas Offering 2021 Total
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  • January 2022

    • Christmas is much simpler
    • Welcoming a new 1st Kids Director
    • Reading the Bible Together