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Come One, Come All To The Annual Pancake Dinner on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 28 Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Church Atrium Shrove Tuesday, often called Mardi Gras, is the day before Ash Wednesday and marks the beginning of Lent. This year Shrove Tuesday falls on Feb. 28. In keeping with Northaven tradition, our Youth Group is sponsoring an All-Church Pancake Dinner. This is a great way to enjoy some fellowship with your church family and not have to think about [...] Read More »
Northaven is developing a Justice Team under the inspiration and leadership of Faith in Texas. We want to include as many members as possible, and to help them be more effective, Church In Society is offering a workshop on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. After suffering through such a divisive Presidential campaign we are asking ourselves what is our part in all of this? Indeed, the forces at work in the country and in [...] Read More »
On January 29 at 3:00 p.m., Northaven will be hosting a discussion on “Exploring What It Means To Be A Reconciling Community.” All seven reconciling congregations of the North Texas Conference will be in attendance. Join other interested communities from around the North Texas Conference as we come together to explore how they can become part of the Reconciling Ministries Network too. Read More »
“We did not ask for this room or this music. We were invited in. Therefore, because the dark surrounds us, let us turn our faces to the light. Let us endure hardship to be grateful for plenty. We have been given pain to be astounded by joy. We have been given life to deny death. We did not ask for this room or this music. But because we are here, let us dance.” — Stephen King and Bridgett CarpenterI finally binged-watched “11.22.63” this week. It’s got me thinking [...] Read More »
I am a Christmas Christian. I’ve known this for decades now. But only now do I feel brave enough to say it boldly. Because, in many Christian circles, it’s almost like heresy to not say “I’m an Easter Christian.” “Bonding Time: The Nativity in Townville,” by Jan Hines. I’m one of those too. I love Easter. I come to appreciate the metaphor of death and resurrection more every year. I understand —although I personally find no meaning, whatsoever– in the metaphor of “atonement [...] Read More »
Sometimes the whole story of our faith, our culture, and this great political divide between us all is made manifest in small moments that speak to you…small moments that tell big stories. That happened to me as I stood at the door after worship on Sunday. One of the very first couples of shake my hand was an older couple, man and woman, who had been visiting for some weeks now. He shook my hand, but he was frustrated and roiling [...] Read More »