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Will You Tell Me Why?

Is Ingleside your church home?  If so, will you tell me why? My question is:  why did you choose Ingleside to be your church home? Perhaps it was our location – we are near to where you live. Perhaps it was our children’s ministries – you wanted a good spiritual foundation for your kids. Perhaps it was our student ministries – you were looking for a good youth group for your teens. Perhaps it was relationships – maybe you had friends or family who already...

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See you Sunday?

I’m looking forward to being back in worship with our church family this Sunday, August 23, and I hope to see you in worship too! Either be part of one of our in-person services at 9:00 or 11:00 in the Worship Center (you may make your reservation here), or join us for the livestream (on our website, Facebook, or YouTube). Now that summer rhythms are giving way to school schedules, make sure and put Sunday worship back into your weekly routine. God is honored and we benefit when...

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On the Horizon

Today’s blog provides information about the upcoming Semi-Annual Church Conference, Preschool Ministry on Sunday mornings, and the completed High School Ministry facility renovation. Semi-Annual Church Conference  On Wednesday night, August 26, at 6:30 p.m. we will gather for our Semi-Annual Church Conference in the Chapel. The key items on the agenda include the adoption of the annual budget and the election of Overseers and Deacons. Our total budget for 2021 remains unchanged from...

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So, What’s Next?

Did you read the school’s announcement? Can I tell you about my work arrangements? Did you hear the latest speech from the Governor or President? What did the coach communicate about practice? Have you heard any of these questions lately? I’m almost certain you’ve asked these and more. My family asks them virtually every day. We are looking toward the “next step” in practically every area of life – at church as well, where the very nature of our existence is infused with the...

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Options: On-Campus and Online

During these most unusual days, we are continuing both our on-campus and online worship services. At least through Sunday, July 26, we plan to offer our current on-campus schedule of two worship services at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. by reservation only.  You may make your reservation here. We will continue the livestream of the worship service at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday as well. I hope you will make weekly worship a priority and invite a friend to join us! Long Pastorates &...

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Re-Gathering by Reservation begins June 14

As a way of honoring our governing authorities and loving our neighbors, we temporarily suspended on-campus worship services beginning Sunday, March 15. Now it’s time to begin to re-gather.  Here’s the outline of how we plan to put our foot back into the water. Worship only at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.  We will begin with two worship services only on Sunday, June 14.  We will not have childcare, age-group programming, or adult classes or groups. By reservation only.  In order to...

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Who Do You Know?

Do you know someone in our church family whom our Nominating Committee should consider as potential nominee for Overseer or Deacon? More information about the roles of Overseer and Deacon as well as the recommendation form may be found online here. One of the strengths of our church across the years has been the quality and commitment of our leaders. So, I hope you will prayerfully consider making a recommendation this year.  We need to know someone you know! Planning Toward...

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Do You Have a Recommendation?

Now is the time for our church family to provide recommendations to our Nominating Committee to consider as potential nominees for Overseer and Deacon. More information and the recommendation form are online here. One of the strengths of our church across the years has been the quality and commitment of our leaders. So, I hope you will prayerfully consider making a recommendation this year. Cannonball or Steps? There are at least two ways to get into a swimming pool,...

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A Wise Way Forward – Part 2

Businesses, schools, governmental entities, non-profits, and churches all around the world are attempting to chart a wise course forward given the challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic. Our church is no exception.  Day by day, we are reviewing the guidance of our governing authorities, seeking wise counsel from many advisors, learning from other large churches in Georgia and beyond, and exploring the range of possibilities that we should consider for our church. Above all,...

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Will You Pray Today?

Today is the National Day of Prayer.  Congress established a National Day of Prayer by a joint resolution in 1952. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan set the day for the annual observance as the first Thursday in May. Click here for a great prayer guide and join millions around our country as we ask God for his wisdom, guidance, forgiveness, protection, and provision. Worship by Livestream through May 17 Given the ever-changing environment related to the coronavirus pandemic, please...

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