Author Archive: Lynn W

It Is Finished!

Y’all, life has been hard lately. I’ve been student teaching in Houston, Texas this semester and it has definitely brought some challenges. I was teaching in 5th grade for eight weeks, and now have been teaching high school Spanish for the last five weeks. Recently, student teaching and the edTPA (my assessment portfolio to get […]

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Say “Yes” to God

Whew! I have officially hit the ground running here at Family of Christ and already I am learning to save time and breath by referring to this new home as FoC. I am so very excited and energized by this new call in ministry. But then again, it wasn’t my idea. Let me explain… Everyday […]

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Get Ready to Meet the New Associate Pastor!

Good news everyone — Pastor Kimberly Buffie has responded to our Call to serve us as our Associate Pastor—and she said yes!  That is terrific and exciting news, and what’s more, she can start with us as early as Palm Sunday, April 14.  She and I recently met to work out some calendar issues, and […]

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Just a Drummer in a Rock n’ Roll Band

I came across an interesting little story about a drummer in England named Gordy Marshall who struggled for a dozen years to try and break into the music scene.  This was back in the 80’s & 90’s.  He auditioned to be a touring drummer for a number of big acts, but always came in second […]

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Introducing Pastor Kimberly Buffie

Though last Sunday had some snowy bad weather, we still held our specially-scheduled all-congregational meeting which began at 10:20 am, and ran for about twenty minutes.  Vice-President Kate Miner invited the Call Committee Chairperson, Laura Oman, forward, and we also had the whole Call Committee stand to be recognized and thanked.  They had begun this […]

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Called to the Cross

Have you ever had a song get caught in your head and it seems to keep playing over and over again?  This has been the case for me these past few weeks.  You might guess that the song stuck in my head was “Under the Sea,” because that was a great number from the church’s […]

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Live Outside the Box

We’re in the middle of an exciting week of dress rehearsals for this weekend’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. While the whole church building has been transformed in many ways, it’s been heartwarming for me to witness, once again, the many transformations that happen in and through the participants in our annual all-church musical. […]

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Calling an All-Congregational Meeting

This past Tuesday night, our Call Committee invited the Staff and the Church Council to a dessert event to meet the candidate that they have chosen to serve as our new half-time Associate Pastor.  After starting their task all the way back in April, 2018, and then changing things up from a search for a […]

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Those Rotten Phishers- 2/15

This past Wednesday greeted me with unfortunate news.  Some online phisher-person created a g-mail identity using my picture and a close approximation of my usual church email address, and they sent out a solicitation to a handful of Family of Christ members.  I received a few check-in phone messages, and a heads-up from some staff […]

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Set the Stage

A week ago, a group of volunteers descended on the church to transform the front of our sanctuary into a stage for “The Little Mermaid.”  They moved the altar, the pulpit, they moved candles and the cross.  Then they dismantled the entire altar area, taking the large, rectangular, wooden planks that make up our altar […]

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