Pastor's Blog

Pastor's Blog
Pastor's Blog

Snowflakes and Following Jesus

I’ve been thinking a good bit about snowflakes recently. Perhaps its because it’s winter, and in the deep south even the slightest mention of wintry precipitation causes the pulse to quicken and a run to occur on essentials at the grocery. So rare is a bona fide snowfall in our part of the world that some pile the kids in the car and head to the mountains of North Georgia, Tennessee, or North Carolina for an afternoon of frolicking in the white stuff when snow is forecast within a...

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Awake Update • New Year, New Opportunities

Given a variety of factors, we decided that it would be wisest and best to postpone Awake, our winter retreat for middle and high school students that was scheduled to occur this weekend. Our team is hard at work to establish a new date, and that will be communicated as soon as possible. Awake has been a spiritual milestone for many students across the years, so we are excited that there are opportunities to lead this retreat in the coming months. New Year, New Opportunities ... In...

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Welcome to 2022!

I’m looking forward to seeing you this Sunday, January 9, as we resume our normal Sunday schedule of worship, Bible study classes, and Next-Gen programming. Scripture makes clear that we need to be together for in-person, face-to-face fellowship and encouragement in the body of Christ (cf. Hebrews 10:24-25). So, as the New Year begins, renew your commitment to every-week worship and small group participation! Guidelines for Good Health at Church ... We are aware of the uptick...

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Happy New Year!

As we approach the beginning of the New Year, I’m praying that our Heavenly Father would pour out his abundant favor and blessing on you, your family, and our church family in 2022. Specifically, I’m praying the truths of Psalm 84:11, Philippians 1:9-11, James 1:2-4, and 3 John 2. ... Psalm 84:11 says: “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly” (ESV). Philippians 1:9-11 says:...

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Christmas Eve Services

The tradition of worshiping at Ingleside on Christmas Eve is back in full swing this year! We are planning four services – three “family” services and one “candlelight communion” service.  Here’s the schedule: 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.   Family Service with live nativity 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.   Family Service with live nativity 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.   Family Service with live nativity                               (also by livestream) 7:30  – 8:30 p.m. ...

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Ingleside’s 70th Anniversary

Every journey is defined by significant markers along the way. This Sunday, December 19, we will mark 70 years since the day our church was officially begun. When the Charter Member Scroll was closed on December 23, 1951, Ingleside was officially constituted with 203 charter members.  Today our membership stands at more than 5,000 members. The morning begins with food and fellowship in the Gathering Area at 9:30 a.m., followed by one worship service in the Worship Center at 10:30...

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Let’s Celebrate Christmas

I hope you are planning to celebrate the birth of Jesus at Ingleside this Christmas, and I hope you will invite a friend to join you. All the preparations are being finalized, and we have a place for you. Here’s some key information you will want to know: December 10-12: Christmas Musical Presentations Friday at 7:00 p.m. Saturday at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. No tickets are necessary. Seating is first come, first served. Doors open thirty...

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Invite a Friend to Celebrate Christmas

I hope you are planning to celebrate the birth of Jesus at Ingleside this Christmas, and I hope you will invite a friend to join you. Your personal invitation could make all the difference.  You could be the bridge that helps someone connect with our church and with the Lord. Here’s the key information you need to know: December 10-12: Christmas Musical Presentations Friday at 7:00 p.m. Saturday at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. No tickets are...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m praying the Father’s favor for you and your family on this Thanksgiving Day! It’s a great day to say out loud or to write down on paper the blessings for which we are thankful. It’s good for us and it honors God when we acknowledge that every good gift we have comes from the hand of our Heavenly Father (cf. James 1:17). As Beverly and I count our blessings, we are especially thankful for you and your partnership in the gospel (cf. Philippians 1:3-5). The fellowship we...

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Celebrate Thanksgiving at Ingleside

I hope you will join us for a delicious Thanksgiving meal and a wonderful time of fellowship and worship on Tuesday night, November 23. ... What time’s the meal? The buffet meal (which includes turkey, dressing, and all the trimmings) begins at 5:00 p.m. and will be served until 6:15 p.m. Where? At Ingleside – seating will be in our Multi-Purpose Gym, Fellowship Hall, and Dining Room.  Just follow the signs! Cost? It will be $7 for adults, $5 for children and a $21...

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