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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 last Sunday preach...

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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 would surel...

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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 teaching pos...

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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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Preparing For Family Worship

This Sunday, September 4th is Family Worship! Dear Discovery parents, If you have been with us in Discovery, you know about Family Worship and why we consider this an important part of our life as a church. We now do Family Worship quarterly, so if you are newer with us this may be a new idea. (Read more about "Why Family Worship?") We believe that God has called us as p...

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Why Family Worship?

Each weekend, families come through our doors and head off to their different classrooms preschoolers go to the left, toddlers down the hall, and elementary and youth kids head out to their areas while their parents worship and learn in the theater with other adults. There is a lot to be said for doing things this way. Everyone is taught and ministered to in an age-appr...

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Discovering Sabbath

Hi Discovery, Last Sunday I shared on the life-transforming, hope-filled principle of Sabbath. LISTEN Sabbath is not a law to obey, but a gift to enjoy. Biblical Sabbath is a twenty-four-hour period when we STOP work, enjoy REST, practice DELIGHT, and CONTEMPLATE God. I promised you I would share some more notes and resources that may help you grasp the meaning and pract...

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