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Get Ready for Easter Weekend

I hope you have made plans to join us for worship this Easter weekend as we celebrate together the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Here are six things you need to know or need to do. First, make your reservation.  As of this writing, fewer than 100 of the 2,555 seats in our seven services are still available.  But I suggest that you keep checking the website regularly.  Plans change, and reservations open up again.  If no reservations are available, join us on the...

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Invite a Friend this Easter

I hope you are planning to invite a friend and join us for worship on Easter weekend as we celebrate together the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. On the weekend of April 3-4, we are planning to gather in seven in-person worship services and two livestream services as follows: Saturday 4:00 p.m.  Worship Center (Blended) 6:00 p.m.  Worship Center (Blended) 6:00 p.m.  Multi-Purpose Gym (Contemporary) 6:00 p.m.  Livestream Sunday 8:30 a.m.    Chapel...

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Have You Been Vaccinated Yet?

It’s a question often asked these days: “Have you been vaccinated yet?” The short answer for me is, “Yes!” My wife, Beverly, and I both got the shot on the day we became eligible this past Monday. We were able to receive the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) one-shot version.  Thus far, we have had no side effects other than a slightly sore arm (similar to when we get the flu shot each year). According to the Georgia Department of Public Health Vaccine Distribution...

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United for Maximum Influence (Part 7 of the Series)

For more than thirty years, Ingleside has been a remarkably united church.  Across those three decades, we have learned some important truths about our unity – some of which I am recounting in this series of articles. In earlier installments (read them all here), I have addressed (1) why we should talk about this topic now; (2) how unity is both a gift and a goal; (3) seven dimensions of our spiritual unity; (4) how we are united by what we believe – our doctrinal unity; (5) how we...

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Easter at Ingleside 2021

I hope you will plan now to invite a friend and join us for worship on Easter weekend as we celebrate together the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. On the weekend of April 3-4, we are planning to gather in seven in-person worship services and two livestream services as follows: Saturday 4:00 p.m.  Worship Center (Blended) 6:00 p.m.  Worship Center (Blended) 6:00 p.m.  Multi-Purpose Gym (Contemporary) 6:00 p.m.  Livestream Sunday 8:30 a.m.    Chapel...

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Happy New Year!

On this New Year’s Eve, I’m praying that our Heavenly Father would pour out his abundant favor and blessing on you, your family, and our church family in 2021! 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). So, as we walk in joyful obedience to the Lord, I am asking him to withhold no good thing from us.  I am asking him to help us flourish and prosper in every way...

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Christmas Eve at Ingleside

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) invite you to worship today – either in person or online; (2) remind you of our pandemic protocols; and (3) outline the remainder of our holiday worship schedule. Christmas Eve at Ingleside Merry Christmas to you and yours! Even though this Christmas season has been colored by the coronavirus, we are still celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  There is hope, joy, and peace for all who trust and follow him – even in the midst of a...

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Ingleside Pandemic Protocols

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) remind you of our pandemic protocols; (2) invite you to watch “Christmas with Ingleside,” (3) make sure you know about the Christmas Eve livestreams; and (4) outline our holiday worship schedule through December and into the New Year. Ingleside Pandemic Protocols As you may know, we have been back meeting for in-person, on-campus worship since Sunday, June 14. On a typical Sunday now, about 900 people gather in four services on campus and about 800...

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Christmas with Ingleside – December 12 & 19

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) invite you to “Christmas with Ingleside; (2) tell you about the Christmas Remembrance service; and (3) outline our holiday worship schedule through December and into the New Year. Christmas with Ingleside – December 12 & 19 In a typical year, literally thousands of people would gather on our campus in multiple presentations for a joyful musical celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. However, this is not a typical year.  So, given...

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Christmas with Ingleside – December 12 & 19

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) invite you to “Christmas with Ingleside; (2) tell you about the Christmas Remembrance service; and (3) encourage you to make your reservation for Christmas Eve. Christmas with Ingleside – December 12 & 19 In a typical year, literally thousands of people would gather on our campus in multiple presentations for a joyful musical celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. However, this is not a typical year.  So, given the realities and...

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