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Pastor’s Blog

Faithful Stewards of God’s Creation

  This month I want to call our attention to Carolyn and Doug Turner and tell you about their two passions. Carolyn loves animals. She volunteers most every day at the Richmond Animal League.* She’s been a volunteer there for

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No Gift Is Too Small

I’ve been serving at Bethel for a little over three years and most every Sunday morning I’ve noticed that there is a plate of cookies in the parlor for folks to enjoy before Sunday school. For three years I’ve known

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A Step of Faith

Who is Jason Moore and why is that quote important? Jason and his wife Lauren joined church last fall. In February they dedicated their two beautiful children, Coen and Elliot, to the Lord. At the dedication service the Moore’s publicly

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The Lord’s been good to me

One of the most majestic places in Virginia is Crabtree Falls.  This waterfall is a spectacular sight to see, but it also has a dark side.  Since the 1980s over 30 people have lost their lives as they’ve ventured off

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Proclaim Freedom for the Prisoners

  This month I’d like to share three names with you. The first name is Thomas; actually that’s not his real name. I need to protect his real name because Thomas is a heroine addict, and he’s incarcerated at Richmond

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The Mission has a Church

One of the things we’ve been talking a lot about is being a missional church. In fact, one of our Bethel Mileposts is “The Mission has a Church.” What does it mean to be a missional church? Missional thinker Alan

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Miracle by Jean Redmond

God Gave Us a Miracle

  I recently visited Jean and Bill Redmond, and I noticed a poem that was hanging on their wall. The poem is about a miracle that occurred in the Redmond family about 15 years ago. The poem is beautiful, and

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Lost

He sat on the front steps of Bethel and told me he was lost. The “he” was a young man, 21 years old that stopped by the church on a beautiful fall afternoon. He walked to Bethel from his job

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How Has Your Faith Changed You?

How has your faith changed you? That’s a pretty deep question, but it’s a question that I hope you’ll seriously consider, at least for a moment. I could list a number of ways in which my faith has changed me.

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TGIM: Thank God It’s Monday!

TGIM – Thank God It’s Monday! Have you ever heard anyone say those words? Me neither until recently. I recently visited Ann Beacham at Sutherland Place, which is an assisted living facility. For those of you who don’t know Ann,

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