Ten Years of Passport

Ten Years of Passport

One of the things I look forward to each year is Passport Camp. In fact, I look forward to it from the day camp ends in one summer to the next year when it is to start again. My love for Passport Camp began when I was in the third grade.  That first time, I had no...
Missions Begins at Home

Missions Begins at Home

Missions Begins at Home. That was our focus for Mission Sunday 2022, based on the commands of Jesus recorded in  Acts 1:8: “You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, even until the ends of the earth.”  Our church supports these local mission...
Models of Moral Leadership

Models of Moral Leadership

Models of Moral Leadership This Journeys class will meet Thursdays at 2:00pm beginning February 9th in room 223.   This class will cost $10 and includes a copy of the book. Below you will find a registration form. After you hit “submit” you will be...
From the Academy of Arts

From the Academy of Arts

Fall semester was kicked off with three new classes and many new students being added to the rosters!  In addition to our music lessons, Musikgarten, dance and drama classes, we welcomed many new students in our West African drumming class, our Fall craft workshop and...
The Story of Smoke Rise Missions

The Story of Smoke Rise Missions

Beginnings From day one, Smoke Rise has been committed to missions. It has often been said that “a commitment to missions is in the DNA of Smoke Rise.” Our missions program today is an example of what an integral part missions is to our congregation. When our church...
Finding Family at Smoke Rise

Finding Family at Smoke Rise

Once I retired from fulltime pastoring, Sandy and I spent the next five years searching for a church home. We visited practically every denomination in Gwinnett County, but none felt like home. Loosely quoting Homer from the Simpsons, “All the problems and solutions...

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