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Friends and family of Jason Chapel:

Easter was a wonderful day in the life of the church. Everyone looked wonderful and the energy was high. There were faces I haven’t seen in a while and new faces from visiting family. Thank you to all those who prepared and worked during the service. Samantha Graham was accompanied by Vicky Painter and provided a wonderful offertory with the flute and piano. I thought it was a sweet calming sound. Treila Curtis organized and recruited musicians and praise team members. Vicky Painter organized the closing song Is He Worthy.Thank you, Brady Sliman, Paul Eby, Sheril Long, Riley Long, Courtney Long, Treila Curtis, and Vicky Painter for doing such an outstanding job. There were multiple requests to hear the closing song again in the future. I agree. 
Now that Easter is behind us, we enter into summer and prepare for fall. This week the Midsouth District will host its District Assemblies and Conventions at Garner Creek Retreat Center. This year district ass…
Friends and family of Jason Chapel:

Congratulations to Dorothy Lillis on the birth of her first child, Forrest Lillis. After months of prayer and waiting, Forrest was born Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Horizon Medical Center in Dickson. Forrest weighed 8.5 pounds and was 19.5 inches long. Baby and mother are doing fine, and we are thankful. 
Palm Sunday was a busy day in the life of the church. It was good to worship together in the upper sanctuary and it was great to be able to transition into a prepared and organized Family Life Center for our fellowship.  It was great to have Refuge Praise Band from Trevecca Nazarene University, thank you for receiving them so well. I was nervous for an entire week concerning the weather, but we were blessed with the day we needed. I loved seeing the kids and families in the field and I loved seeing the fellowship taking place inside as the eggs were gathered into baskets. Thank you to Charla Eaton, Kellie Brown, Breanna Beech, Lori Wilson, Jennifer Th…
Friends and family of Jason Chapel:
This past Sunday as storms and rains blew through, our electricity flickered, and lights went out for a short time. One college student attending service commented on how she wished she had her phone ready to record me saying, “We’re alight. It’s alright” and then moved right on. I was thankful for a battery backup system that is in place for our sound equipment. And I was thankful for the team in the booth who reset computers and lighting systems as quickly as they could. 
After services Eran Davis completed round two of pictures for our pictorial directory.  She was never behind schedule. I like that. The next round of pictures for the directory will be: April 18th– After the Maundy Thursday – 7:30pm – 8:30pm.             April 19th– 6:00pm – 8:00pm April 20th– 6:00pm – 8:00pm
This round of photographs will take place in the upper building, not in the Family Life Center.  If you would like to call the church office and schedule your time, please do so be…
Friends and family of Jason Chapel:

At the beginning of services Sunday morning I was joined by Gary and Joy Rhodes who have come to us by way of transfer from Piedmont First Church of the Nazarene in Missouri. Gary serves on the facilities staff of Garner Creek Retreat Center.  Gary is an ordained elder in the church of the Nazarene and Joy has experienced a lifetime in the public-school system. Both attend the Journey Sunday school class and can be seen in most Wednesday night bible studies. As they transition in to a new home, a new church, and a new city, continue to reach out to them. I look forward to getting to know them better and seeing how they help us grow and reach the community. 
At the conclusion of services, Jason Chapel hosted a newcomer’s luncheon in the Family Life Center. It was a wonderful time that allowed families to sit across from each other and realize they were not alone in being new. It allowed me a chance to hear important facts on how we treat new faces and …