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Elder Update - June

Dear Discovery, Welcome to June! This is the start of our summer season and typically marks a significant transition in our church life.  Families pack up for vacation, students finish final exams, and many in our congregation will graduate from UC Davis and begin the next season of their lives.   This seasonal transition occurs alongside our own leader...

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Pastoral Search Team Update - April

Dear Discovery, Christ is Risen! For those who couldn’t join us for Easter, you missed quite the celebration! We watched and praised as many were baptized, including several who decided to take this step of faith on the spot, and enjoyed great preaching and worship together. God is truly at work among us, leading us, helping us when we stumble, and using us every da...

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Pastoral Search Team Update - March

Dear Discovery, Much is happening in the life of our church right now! We are beginning to wrap up our Ephesians series, plan for Easter, and we are just about to send a large team down to Haiti to work with Danita's Children. We are also continuing to make progress with our search for a new lead Pastor and would like to provide a brief update on where that stands. Below ...

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Pastoral Search Team Update - February

MESSAGE TO CHURCH FROM ELDERSDear Discovery, What a great time of prayer and mutual encouragement we shared this past Sunday! Paul Boulware preached and then concluded by leading us in a time of small group prayer. If you were not able to join us in service, we encourage you to take some time to sit with friends or family and pray together; there is truly a unique blessin...

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Transition FAQs

Richert Departure FAQs   Q: When did John decide to leave? A: While any transition of this magnitude is always preceded by a period of intense conversation, reflection, and prayer, the actual decision that John would step down was made sometime during the month of November and officially confirmed December 1.   Q: When is their last Sunday? A: John’s ...

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Message from Elders

Message to Church from Elders Dear Discovery Family, The advent season is one of great reflection and anticipation. We stand in awe of what God has done and what He has promised to do! And, on Christmas, we celebrate the culmination of His promise to be Immanuel, God with us. Advent is also a time of transition and change — a time in which both Mary and Joseph woul...

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Important Leadership Transition

Dear Discovery family, We know that transition is a part of life, but here at Discovery we also understand it is the way God builds His church throughout the world. Over the past fifteen years Discovery has not only prospered in spite of transition, we believe we have prospered because of transition. God has continually blessed our open-handed attitude towards resources a...

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Haiti Recovery Update

The Road to Recovery An Update from Danita's Children Three weeks ago Hurricane Matthew ripped through the Caribbean, devastating many cities across southern Haiti. The category 4 storm destroyed thousands of homes, devastated farms and livestock, and left 1.4 million people displaced and in desperate need of emergency aid. After hearing reports of the death toll reachi...

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"I'm In" For Families

As you may be aware, we are currently without a staff person directing Discovery Kids.  This Fall both of our Kids Co-Directors have stepped down from their staff positions. Robin Leach, who has served faithfully as Kids Administrator, is planning to invest more deeply in her own middle school age kids. Taylor Blessum, has recently been blessed with a classroom teachi...

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Where will your family be 10 years from now?

I was thankful to enjoy a bit of family vacation over the summer. We took a little road trip up to Portland, and while there we visited Mt. Hood. I realized there were at least two ways to visit Mt. Hood - you could take the forest road up to Timberline Lodge and enjoy a nice, scenic destination for the family mini-van. Or... you could attempt to summit the peak. Needless ...

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