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Patient in Faithful Action

How has God been speaking to you in these important times?  What have your emotions been?  Have you been angry, have you been sad, worried, concerned?  I have felt all of those things!  God works in us through our emotions, but God calls us to move beyond our emotions and turn those feelings into faithful action.  This week we continue in the book of James as we listen to the call for a faith that moves and does, but also a faith that is patient in that work.  Patience means so many things to so many people and this week we will talk about what patience in faith can mean to us.   Join us Sunday at 11 am on Facebook Live or YouTube Live.

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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Fighting Racism: A Book Study


With the developments in America some leaders at Ignite have felt called to dig deeper into this topic of racism and see what we can learn from experts and people who have expereinced how to make change.  To help us listen to those voices we have decided to have a book study over the next few months.  Each month a book will be chosen and everyone will be invited to purchase this book and read it on their own.  We will then gather on the last Thursday of the month to discuss what we learned, and how we changed from reading the book.  For June we will be reading:

Letter from Birmingham Jail
by Martin Luther King Jr.


This seminal books of racism and love will start our book study.  You can purchase your own copy of this book at this link.

Or let Travis know you want one and he will purchase one for you and drop it off at your house. The cost, including shipping, is $5.  All are invited to join in this study, but we ask for humble hearts and a willingness to listen. 

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A different kind of church for Pentecost

This Sunday is Pentecost!  It is the day we celebrate the Birthday of the Church!  What a birthday it is as we worship from seperate locations via the blessing of technology. The church looks so different than even we remember it, but does that mean the church has really changed?  The church of Jesus Christ has never been about a building, but has always been about the people of God doing the work of the Kingdom of God. Every single day that work continues, whether its in a dedicated building or not.  Join us this Sunday as our very own Bishop Mike McKee brings us a message for this very different Pentecost.   Join us this Sunday on Facebook Live or Youtube Live.  See you Sunday!

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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Finding Forgiveness

When we think about our past we can find great joy, but we can also find places we feel stuck.  Is there a time in your past you just can let go of?  This week at Ignite we are talking about the Power of Forgiveness.  We all have times and memories from our past that still bring us pain.  God offers us the ability to forgive those who have hurt us and in that forgiveness we can find freedom. That is one of the great promises of following Jesus.  Forgiveness is as much about our freedom as it is about helping those we forgive.  We will dig into this topic and pray for God’s help.  Join us this Sunday on Facebook Live.  See you Sunday!

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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What next?

Have you gone out since things have opened up?  I went out for coffee this week at FHGP and sat at one of their outside tables and I wasn’t sure if it was the right thing to do or not, but it sure was nice to get out of the house.  We are all asking ourselves lots of questions and how to live and proceed at this moment.  

As some things open and some things stay closed we are all making decisions about how to move forward so what are the qualities we need as we plan and think about living faithfully?  We will dig into this topic and think about how scripture may guide us.  Join us this Sunday on Facebook Live.  See you Sunday!

Grace and Peace,
Travis