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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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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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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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Acts 1:8 Weekend • November 5-7

I hope you are planning now to be part of our Acts 1:8 Weekend – it’s our annual world missions conference. We will welcome missionaries from around the globe in gatherings throughout the weekend of November 5-7.  More information may be found here. Join me in praying that the Lord will used these days to expand our vision and deepen our commitment to going with the gospel, to making disciples, and to planting churches – all for the glory of God! Save the...

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Gratitude for Jay and Evelyn Anne Turner

We will celebrate with Jay and Evelyn Anne Turner this Sunday as Jay retires as our Traditional Worship Arts Pastor after ten years of faithful and fruitful service on our team. Only eternity will reveal all who have been touched and blessed by Jay’s ministry of music, by his care and compassion, and by his personal investment in the lives of so many. I hope you will plan to participate in a drop-in reception honoring the Turners from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Gathering Area of the...

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A Fabulous Fall

Cooler air.  Shorter days.  Leaves soon will be lighting up the landscape with brilliant color reflecting the glory of the Creator. These are all sure signs that autumn is upon us.  Indeed, the first official day of fall was yesterday – September 22. As we prepare to make our way through the last quarter of the year, I want to make sure that some key dates and events at Ingleside are on your radar. Of course, our weekly worship services, classes, and groups – especially on...

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Long Pastorates & Healthy Churches

In his ground-breaking book, The Purpose Driven Church (1995), Rick Warren recounts a study he made of the 100 largest churches in the United States.  He writes: “Although I discovered that large, growing churches differ widely in strategy, structure, and style, there were some common denominators.  My study confirmed what I already knew . . . :  Healthy, large churches are led by pastors who have been there a long time.  I found dozens of examples.  A long pastorate does not...

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