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A Longing Hope

Advent is here, and we begin the Christian year anew with a season of waiting. As the days grow darker, we draw closer to the arrival of the Light that turns the world upside down—or right-side up! The journey toward and beyond the manger is one of reversing expectations, encountering what we thought we already knew in brand new ways, and receiving good news in unexpected places. In the base camp of our church community, near and far, we journey…

The Heart of Worship

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 100 (NRSVUE) Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.2     Serve the Lord with gladness;    come into his presence with singing. 3 Know that the Lord is God.    It is he who made us, and we are his;[a]    we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving    and his courts with praise.    Give thanks to him; bless his name. 5 For the Lord is good;    his steadfast love endures forever    and his faithfulness to all generations.

Take a Risk

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) iconic motto is “The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste” This quote comes from the founder and visionary of the UNCF Frederick Patterson. When you hear this quote what comes to mind? For me I am encouraged to not  waste the gifts and talents that I have and to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for me to be to not only be successful but to make a difference in the lives of…

Exodus 32:1-14

The Collins Dictionary defines calling someone stiff necked as: “they are proud and unwilling to do what other people want.”  We can be like that due to being impatient and not willing to compromise. So how can we work on this?  In the base camp of our church community, near and far, we will wrap up our series: “For The Long Haul.” We will explore the book of Exodus and talk about “The Golden Calf.” We welcome Pastor Jae Bates…

Psalm 19

Daily we take the time to do some reflection, reflection on life and where we are. Whenever we take that pause, it is one that can bring not only insight but creativity. In the base camp of our church community, near and far, we will explore Psalm 19, a Psalm of David. We welcome Pastor Jae Bates as our guest preacher! We will keep the gift of Sabbath, learn sacred stories, sing, pray, reflect, refuel, and revive our sense of…

Unbowed in Adversity

Conflict: some of us like it and some of us avoid it. What is true is that we have to deal with it. How do we handle conflict in our life? How do we see God in the midst of the conflict? In the base camp of our church community, near and far, we will continue in our series: “For The Long Haul.” We will explore the book of Exodus. We will keep the gift of Sabbath, learn sacred stories,…

Faith Over Frustration: A Journey from Complaining to Trust

It has been a month in the  journey and someone asked “Are We There Yet?” On top of that question, everyone’s stomach start growling and everyone stops to take a bite to eat. As you go grab the food, you see in your supply stash that you have no more food or water. How do you survive? How do you navigate this situation? Do you even trust that God will come through and provide? In the base camp of our…

Speak Life

Can I be honest and say that Life is tough! It can be hard to press through day by day but we must find the strength to not only press forward but to just say live! What will it take for us to speak life and live? In the base camp of our church community, near and far, we will wrap up our series: “Let Justice and Peace Flow”. We will wrap our time in Ezekiel and celebrate “World Communion…

Come Home

Restoration, something that takes time but once completed turns out to be beautiful. What would it look like if we took sometime for God to do some restoration in our lives? What would grow from this? What will become new? In the base camp of our church community, near and far, we will continue in our new series: “Let Justice and Peace Flow”. We will explore the book of Ezekiel. We will learn more about God being our good shepherd.…

A Shepherd’s Heart

Water is such a vital element that we can take it for granted. We use it to help us clean in many ways but one of the most essential ways we use it is for hydration. Ezekiel brings the image of God being the shepherd and we are the sheep. He talks about restoration, and I wonder how does water connect with this? In the base camp of our church community, near and far, we will continue in our new…