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Pastor’s Message: December 3rd, 2019

Pastor’s Message: December 3rd, 2019

In week three of our series about reversing the accelerating decline in churches, we look at a factor that may not seem to be a part of Chapel Hill’s experience. In Week One, we discussed the impact of the decline of Cultural Christianity which provided benefits for people to be in church even if they...
Congregant in Need of Newborn Supplies

Congregant in Need of Newborn Supplies

Chapel Hill Family, One of our members is in need of supplies for a newborn baby. If you are wanting to donate something please leave it in the office under the table under the mirror. Your support is much appreciated! Regards, Adam Richards
Pastor’s Message 11-26-19

Pastor’s Message 11-26-19

Two weeks ago, we began to look at five reasons church consultant Thom Rainer set forth that churches are declining and/or dying faster today. The first reason, you may recall, was the decline of Cultural Christianity in which people often joined churches for the social, economic, and political benefits offered by church membership in a...
Pastor’s Message: November 19th, 2019

Pastor’s Message: November 19th, 2019

Last week, I began a series of newsletter articles addressing five reasons church consultant Thom Rainer suggests local churches are in decline and dying and what we can do to reverse the trend. It was my intent to continue that series this week. However, we learned this week that there is a matter that needs...
Pastor’s Message: November 12th, 2019

Pastor’s Message: November 12th, 2019

If there is one question that comes up regularly in our local churches it is, “How do we stop the decline in our beloved church?” This question comes from a place of concern from people who have been members of their church for many, many years, have wonderfully blessed memories of days past when the...
Pastor’s Message: November 5th, 2019

Pastor’s Message: November 5th, 2019

We have just completed a four-week journey in which we sought to transform our relationship with money. Yet leaving it to four sermons may not go as deep as we need. With that in mind, I encourage you to get the book Integrating Money and Meaning: Practices for a Heart-Centered Life by Maggie Kulyk. The book is...
Pastor’s Message: October 29th, 2019

Pastor’s Message: October 29th, 2019

The night of Sunday, October 20th was a harrowing night for many in the Dallas area. Tornadoes ripped through the metroplex causing tremendous damage. The tornado that passed just a few miles south of CHUMC hit the Preston Hollow area the hardest, during homes, businesses, schools, and churches. Walnut Hill UMC and Christ’s Foundry UMC...
Pastor’s Message: October 22nd, 2019

Pastor’s Message: October 22nd, 2019

A few weeks ago, our youth minister Adam Lubbers made a valuable observation: there are multiple youth and children that currently live in joint custody situations. This means if the parent who brings them to CHUMC does not have custody on the first Sunday of the month, that young person may go months without receiving...
Pastor’s Message: October 15th, 2019

Pastor’s Message: October 15th, 2019

Sunday we began a worship series entitled The Wonder-Full Life that seeks to mine treasures from scripture, is illustrated by the movie It’s a Wonderful Life, and informed by the book Integrating Money and Meaning: Practices for a Heart-Centered Life by Maggie Kulyk. We discussed how money is a necessary thing that causes great stress...

EPHESIANS 3:18

I wish above all things that you may know how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ for you.