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December 2019: Not A Silent Night - “Not a Silent Night” Advent 2019 Every year at Christmas we are surrounded by images of the serene young Mary in clean, beautiful robes, holding a perfectly calm baby. We imagine that first Christmas where “all is calm and all is bright.” But come on – any mother who has given birth knows just how “calm” that night must have really been. Mary’s experience, not unlike our own lives, was likely a night of joy mixed with pain, love mixed with adversity, hope mixed with uncertainty, and peace mixed with sorrow. This was true in… Read More
Rev. Ricky Harrison December 2019: New Year’s Misison Trip - Did you know just on the other side of the border from El Paso, families are living in extreme poverty? Single mothers and elderly grandparents are raising kids on dollars-per-day, living in self-constructed shelters made of wood pallets and chicken-wire. For the past 27 years on the outskirt desert regions of Ciudad Juarez, Proyecto Abrigo (Project Shelter) has been partnering with U.S. mission teams to build concrete-block homes for these families. With a new home, families no longer have to worry about their infant children freezing to death during the wintery desert nights. With a… Read More


Live Thankfully! - Did you know that 47.1% of students in Decatur ISD qualify as "economically disadvantaged"? Many of these kids come from families struggling through food insecurity - not being able to consistently… Read More
Hanging of the Greens - Hanging of the Greens Monday, November 25th • 6:30 - 8:00 pm Enjoy some Christmas Magic with the whole family! Bring the whole family and listen to some Christmas music… Read More
Warmth for Wise Warmth for Wise - Warm Coats, Warm Hearts We are collecting coats and shoes for the children in need of Decatur. Look for colored tags hanging at the back of the sanctuary. The foot… Read More


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