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Christmas Photo Booth

So we put up a photobooth during one Sunday morning… What could possibly happen? Home for the Holidays

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Recovering Stolen Joy :: Advent Wk 2 This Week: Home for the Holidays Advent Series continues *Be on time for the candlelighting!! The Restoration Share It Tree gifts are DUE THIS SUNDAY! Restoration will be hosting a memorial service for Allison Pearson. Hospitality help is needed. (Email Nancy Brieger if you’re able to help with providing snacks for…

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Blind Date

There was a lot of snow that night, especially for an early December. I wondered if we should just cancel. But it was “tonight or never” in my mind. As I turned into the driveway, in front of me was the type of home I wasn’t expecting to find at the end of a narrow…

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Parenting Survey

As a dad of 5 too-quickly growing kids, I know parenting is a wild ride. What’s especially challenging about it is that most of us are unprepared for the stresses and blesses of raising a family. Me, for example: I had no dad at home for my whole life. I’ve had to “wing it” and…

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Here’s just some of what’s happening this weekend at Restoration…  

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Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 26th is Small Business Saturday. This is a campaign to encourage small local business. We might all agree that this is a good movement; but why not follow that with Small Church Sunday? If you have only ever experienced church in larger venues, I’d encourage you to try a smaller congregation and see…

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This Week: “Broken for You” Series Finale (1John 1:1-10) Broken Together Home For The Holidays Kickoff Potluck Stay after and hear about this Holiday Share It Opportunity! Hear about an exciting Global Mission Announcement! Prayers: Peace in the US and abroad That we would embrace the spirit of Thanksgiving For the elder members of Restoration;…

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Insanity of Obedience

How do we begin to walk and work with God, especially in dangerous places? Based on the documentary The Insanity of God, this 6-session Bible study presents missionary Nik Ripken sharing true stories of people who are suffering for the name of Jesus. This study is an invitation to open your heart, your mind, and…

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With Those Who Weep

After a contentious presidential election that concluded with stunning results, it’s clear that many people in our nation this week are lamenting, grieved and even fearful of how they fit into this new (a)political culture. As the church, we need to genuinely understand this grief and affirm it; and certainly not gloss or gloat.  I…

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