Pastor’s Posts

  • Discovery Meeting

    I want to invite and encourage you all to join us for an important gathering in the life of our church.  Sunday, Oct. 6th from 11:15-12:30 we are holding an event called a “Discovery Meeting” after church in the fellowship hall. What is a “Discovery Meeting?”  I’m glad you asked.  This “Discovery Meeting” is step […]

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  • Tiny House – Big Difference

    It is official!  Starmount Presbyterian Church is building a Tiny House.  As you may have heard, over the last several months the Mission Committee has been exploring a partnership with Tiny House Community Development, Inc.  This is an organization based in Greensboro whose mission is to address the issue of homelessness in our community by […]

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  • Under Construction

    When you come into the sanctuary this Sunday, you may see some items that are not usually present during our normal worship services.  There may be orange cones, yellow warning signs, lumber, hardware, and even a sawhorse or two.  When you see these things, do not be alarmed. The sanctuary is not undergoing repairs.  There […]

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  • Building Excitement for Upcoming Events

    At our weekly staff meeting this week, I asked the staff to use the large whiteboard in the conference room to begin to make a list of important dates and events that are planned for this fall.  As you might expect, in no time at all the whiteboard was filled with dry erase marker, detailing […]

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  • The Golden Circle

    Both in my newsletter articles and in these weekly email posts, I have referred to some exciting opportunities this fall in which we as a congregation will work together to dream of what the future may hold for our church. The Discernment Team is still hard at work crafting a process by which all will […]

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  • Discerning Our Mission from God

    This summer in worship, we have been going through a sermon series called, “On A Mission From God.”  In this series, we have explored several Old Testament prophets to see how they understood their God-given mission and also how they acted boldly to accomplish that mission. While the stories of these prophets can surely be […]

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  • Discernment Team Underway

    As I wrote about in last week’s post, I attended the Worship & Music Conference in Montreat in late June.  One of the classes I attended was led by renowned pastor and professor, Roger Nishioka.  The class was advertised as a preaching class, but had many connections with general congregational life. In this class, Roger […]

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  • Worship & Music Conference

    Two weeks ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Worship & Music Conference in Montreat, N.C.  This is an annual conference put on by the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, and it features some of the best musicians, preachers, and worship leaders our denomination has to offer. I was grateful to have a chance […]

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  • Trinity Sunday

    Fresh off of our celebration of Pentecost last Sunday, this coming Sunday also has a special designation in the church calendar.   We call it Trinity Sunday. Trinity Sunday is unique.  Most of the Sundays in our church calendar that have a special designation are centered around events. Trinity Sunday, on the other hand, is a […]

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  • Pentecost

    I would like to begin my post this week by expressing my gratitude to all those who worked so hard to make last week’s youth Sunday a success.  As a former youth pastor myself, I remember how much work and coordination goes into planning for, practicing, and pulling off a service like that.  This hard […]

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  • Good Things Going On

    In this week’s Pastor’s Post I would like to update you on various things going on here at Starmount.  First of all, I want to express my gratitude for all of you who attended the Sentimental Journey lunch last week.  It was a wonderful gathering with great food and fellowship.  I also want to thank […]

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  • Are You Hungry?

    I would like to invite you to two special opportunities over the next few weeks where, if you are hungry, you can come and be fed. The first is a lunch called Sentimental Journey, which is this Sunday, May 19th following our worship service in the fellowship hall.  This is an event that is one […]

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