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Christmas: A Pagan Festival?

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Last week's blog post mentioned that the Advent season was not practiced by the church until well into the 4th century and that the date of Christ's birth is impossible to identify with sufficient accuracy.Paul didn't celebrate the birth of Jesus. Peter didn't celebrate the birth of Jesus. The question that comes to mind, then, iswhycelebrate Christmas today? For over 200...

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Two things about Advent you need to know.

This Sunday we will light our first Advent candle at Pathway. As we prepare for this special season in the church calendar, here's some of the story behind Advent. The exact date when Advent began is impossible to determine. Even though Jesus Christ was not born on December 25th, this date was chosen because the December Solstice is the darkest day of the year in the nort...

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Ask This Question at Your Thanksgiving Gathering

Next Thursday we will gather around tables set with great food to celebrate Thanksgiving. Many of us will find ourselves seated next to people we rarely see or hardly know. In these kind of situations, meaningful conversation is often difficult. Here are some questions designed to spark not only conversation, but also dialogue relevant to the season. I want to encourage ...

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I'm so proud of our church!

That's how I felt this past Sunday as we commissioned five mentors and five prayer partners to serve at-risk kids at Conrad Fischer Elementary School. Over two decades ago, Dr. Virgil Gulker researched a question that led to Kids Hope USA's launch: how can churches have the greatest impact on America's at-risk children? After gathering input from sociologists, law enforc...

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Richard's Story of being made Brand New

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Have you ever wanted to make a brand new start? Watch what God did in this man's life here. I hope you'll come to our Grand Opening this Sunday at 9:00am for Coffee and Donuts and 9:30am for Worship and Pathfinder Kids. Just like Richard, you can make a brand new start!...

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Baptism: From Death to Life

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Hear Riley's story of how Jesus has transformed his life and made him brand new...

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Amy Slennett's Five C's of Trunk-or-Treat

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Amy Slennett, better known as "the blackbelt of Trunk-or-Treat" gives us the inside scoop on all we need to know about Trunk-or-Treating!...

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"Missional Communities" Aren't In The Bible

The term, "Missional Communities" does not appear in the Bible. So why do we have them at Pathway?...

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Why I'm Praying For Our Grand Opening: And How You Can Too!

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There is a lot of work going into making this day great. The greatest work that we can do, however, is to bring it before the Lord. Join us as we ask Him to work in our midst....

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Why Are We Dedicating Our New Church Building This Sunday?

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What is the purpose of having a dedication service? And what does it mean to "dedicate" something to God?...

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