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Get to know our new NextGen Director

What is something memorable you have done with your family in the past couple of years?  Our family had the opportunity to go to Alaska right before the pandemic hit. It was our parent’s 50th wedding anniversary and their wish was to take our entire extended family on a trip to see the beauty of Alaska … all 15 of us. So they loaded us on a boat in Seattle and off…

Love God. Love Your Neighbor.

Recently Jed reminded us to be careful not to consume more information about this current COVID surge than we need to in order to make the decisions we need to make. This is a good corrective for someone like me. By nature, I’m an information sponge and I don’t know when to stop. Let’s say I read five articles, two opposing opinion pieces, a study mentioned in one of the…

The Miraculous Revelation of Epiphany

With the seasons of Advent and Christmas’ teachings anchored in our hearts the Church calendar journeys into what we call the Epiphanytide, but what does that mean? Epiphany means to manifest or to reveal something that has been hidden. Therefore, the season of Epiphany is the time when we reflect on the manifestation of God in Jesus and of the risen Christ. It’s when we…

NextGen Ministry at Restoration

We have some wonderful news at Restoration! No, it is actually great news! No, it’s fantastic news! Restoration just hired Angela Rotello to be our NextGen Director. The church is very excited about Angela joining our staff and becoming part of the Restoration family and I’d like to answer a few questions you might have. First, who is this incredible person? Angela…

Advent in Three Songs

I loved Amy’s reflection last week on being an “Advent Grinch.” Every year, I negotiate the balance of allowing myself to embrace a season of waiting without being a total party-pooper to everyone around me. One way I’ve managed this balance is music. Over the last several years, Amy has curated a couple of awesome Advent playlists for us on Spotify. In particular, last…