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Much To Be Thankful For

A warm and cheery crowd from our 2BC family gathered at Heritage Hall Wednesday night at the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for a celebration of all that we have to be thankful for. A delicious meal prepared by 2BC members Jim Tinkham and his wife, Stacey, satisfied our hunger, and our souls were satisfied by a Thanksgiving litany and a time when adults and children alike could share the things for which they are thankful. The kids made Thanksgiving placemats and turkey hats with the help of some of our students, and all in all it was an excellent way to usher in the holiday season! 

The efforts of many people went into making the evening come together. Special thanks to:

Patsy Triplett and the Arts and Environment team
Mike Lassiter and his volunteer team
Gwen Phillips and Maria for the children's activity tables
Sara Langford and the Liberty High School SerTeens
Anne Aunspaugh and family
Joey Dugdale and Heritage Hall
Everyone who helped serve during the evening

Posted by Terri Soper at Thursday, November 20, 2014

Already/Not Yet : A Catalyst 2.0 Update

One of the great, mysterious tensions in Scripture — and in our lives — is often described simply as Already/ Not Yet. The Kingdom of God is come/the Kingdom of God is coming. Jesus is with us/Jesus will be with us. We have been saved/we are being saved/we will be saved. At its core, there is an already/not yet nature to Christian faith. 

This beautiful tension might also be used to describe our Catalyst 2.0 ministry plan. We’ve already approved it (Yay!), but we’ve not yet fulfilled it. This is true both of the many wonderful dreams for ministry we blessed as a congregation at our most recent church conference, and of the financial gifts needed to fund those dreams to make them a reality. 

I continue to be so encouraged by the faithful, sacrificial generosity of so many of you. We’ve celebrated so many good things happening in ministry over the past 24 months, and that is due — in no small part — to the generosity of time, skills and resources that so many of you continue to offer. It’s inspiring. 

And it’s also provocative. The many things we’re able to accomplish together continue to provoke my thoughts toward what we might be able to accomplish if we were truly “all in.” We currently have projected commitments for roughly 93% of our Catalyst 2.0 goal. We’re close, and that’s exciting. We could be closer though. We could far exceed our goal. We could accomplish far more together than we’ve ever dreamed possible. If we were all in, we could truly reach out and give the glorious dreams of God an all-2BC bear hug. We’re only as far away from fully embracing God’s dreams for us as each of us are from being all in. 

Will you take a moment to prayerfully celebrate something amazing that God has done through our faith community recently? Will you then take another moment to prayerfully consider how you might personally help our community take its next step forward for Christ and His Kingdom in the months ahead? 

With Great Joy and Great Hope,   


Posted by Terri Soper at Friday, November 14, 2014

Trunk 'R Treat Fun!

Yes, it was pretty chilly on Halloween night, but that did not keep the trick or treaters away!  We had about 250 kiddos and their families (up from approximately 175 the previous year!) circulating through the parking lot for Trunk ‘r Treat.  Everyone from the Scooby Doo gang to Mater the truck was filling up their bags and buckets with lots of treats. It was a great evening for putting neighborhood friends and church folks together in a fun, safe environment!

--Gwen Phillips, Children's Pastor

Posted by Terri Soper at Thursday, November 6, 2014