A Word from Pastor Clay

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The Bubble

The sports bubble is a fascinating idea. In order to get professional sports up and going, some leagues are creating safe bubbles. The idea is to sequester all the athletes, coaches, trainers, media, and all crucial people connected to the sport into one invisible bubble. If they can ensure nobody inside the bubble has COVID-19, then the league … Read the rest

A Word from Pastor Clay

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God Reminded Me

I stood for a long time in our sanctuary yesterday morning. From just in front of the altar, I looked out at a still sanctuary. I miss the smiling faces, the warm hugs, and the laughter we share together. When I stood up there for the first time about a year ago, I had no clue we’d … Read the rest

A Word From Pastor Clay

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Racial Justice Resources

With many racial justice resources circulating right now, I offer this list as a potential starting point to better understand some of the racial injustices in our country. This is a list of works that have been influential to me over the years. It’s certainly not a complete list of everything I’ve read, listened to, or watched, … Read the rest

A Word from Pastor Clay

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Lean In

I was speechless after watching the 10-minute video of George Floyd’s murder and I’m speechless after watching the protests that turned violent in the aftermath. Both are so far from the image of the world God has for us. When conversations don’t happen with non-violent protests, we see the conversation forced to the table with violence. But let … Read the rest

A Word from Pastor Clay

ChurchNews & Events, Pastor's Blog

Waiting

Twelve weeks is a long time to wait. That’s about how long we’ve gone without meeting together in person for worship. Looking back, I had no idea we would be waiting this long. Of course, when we moved worship online the first week, I was on pain medication from recent surgery and not thinking straight, but even those of … Read the rest