Friends and family, December 12, 11AM – 1:30pm we will host a Network Christmas Gathering for all friends, family, of simple church! We’d love to see longtime friends reunite as well if possible! We will enjoy Christmas music, fellowship, a meal, and encouragement. We will plan to meet at First Southern Bank in Lexington. RSVP required by DEC 6th in case we need to change venues. This will be a Potluck meal. Meat, drinks, and utensils will be provided. You can let us know what you would bring upon RSVP. Spread the word and please feel free to invite friends… Read More »Network Christmas Gathering December 12th
Friends! You are invited to come together with others in simple church families across the region for a special Christmas network gathering! We will enjoy a meal, Christmas music, poetry, a reading of the Christmas story, and encouragement from one another! Sunday, December 15 10 am-Noon 3060 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington KY 40503 (Simple Church Office @ First Southern National Bank) Meal Please consider bringing a dish! Like most simple church gatherings, this will be a potluck. Drinks, napkins, plates and etc. will be provided. If you bring a dessert, please bring that in addition to another item. Music Would you… Read More »Simple Church Network Christmas Gathering
This Sunday night is the Simple Church Alliance Christmas Celebration at Awesome Inc., downtown Lexington, Ky (Details HERE)! We hope you can join us from 6-8PM as we have invited students and families connected with Bridges International to join us. We will be able to connect with one another and share the story of Christmas through song and fellowship. Below is a note from Micah Lemaster who serves with Bridges about why he is especially excited to connect those they serve with simple church minded families and individuals… My name is Micah LeMaster, and I run an organization called Bridges International at… Read More »Simple Church As A “Bridge”
This year, we will return to downtown Lexington for a network wide Christmas celebration! Join us for an evening of fellowship and worship through Christmas songs and carols! In addition, we will join with friends from Bridges International! Bridges is a ministry to international students and families in the area. Many international students come to the US with a desire to meet Americans and learn about Christianity but unfortunately never enter the home of a Christian while here. Bridges International hopes seeks to give opportunities for Christians to build relationships with those visiting our universities. We hope that this evening will be… Read More »Christmas Gathering Dec. 17
I wanted to pass along this free download to A Simple Church Christmas Vol. 2! Every year we invite simple church communities and their friends to come together and celebrate Christ’s birth. In addition to enjoying fellowship and food, we have enjoyed sharing the story of Christmas through song. Several years ago we released volume one of these recordings and now I have for you volume two featuring recordings from our past two Christmas Celebrations! As we get ready for Christmas and our this year’s Simple Church Christmas Celebration on December 17th I wanted to edit and make these available! … Read More »Free Music: A Simple Church Christmas Vol. 2
Thanks to everyone who made it out last night to our Simple Church Alliance network Christmas gathering! It was a great time and I only wish I could have spent more time getting to know all the new folks a bit more and connecting with old friends! …Hopefully we will see everyone again soon in 2017! * You can check out some photos from last night HERE. (if you have some good ones please shoot them to me if you don’t mind!) * We recorded the music and hope to have “A Simple Church Christmas Vol.2” available by next Oct. You can download Vol. 1… Read More »What A Night!
Join friends and family of the Simple Church Alliance as we come together to celebrate Christmas! Open Mic. The microphone will be open this evening and we want to encourage every simple church community to bring a Christmas song, poem, reading or story to share with everyone. Please email me your communities idea for sharing! Food and Drink. We invite everyone to bring a dessert and finger food to share. We will be providing tea, lemonade, water and coffee. Specialty drinks will be available to purchase. Baby Dedications. In year’s past we have taken this opportunity to have special prayers for… Read More »Christmas Network Gathering 12.18.16!
A Savior By Emma Duerson A blinding star beaming with light Was seen across the land Holier than the star was bright Was the Savior born that night The little King was not to lay in a castle crib But upon the hay The darkness beheld the birth of Jesus Christ our King —- Emma is our ten year old daughter (pictured in the bottom right corner). She has developed a great interest in poetry this year. It is a privilege and joy for our family to be on this journey with you! Merry Christmas!
I woke up this morning reflecting on my evening last night. Karla and I made our annual pilgrimage to Cincinnati to see our favorite musical group, Over The Rhine, with another couple involved with simple church planting in the northern part of Kentucky. Over The Rhine is the husband and wife duo of Lindford Detweiler and Karin Berquist. In over 20 years of making music together, the couple has compiled multiple albums including three Christmas offerings they refer to as “reality Christmas” records. If you know me, then you know that I tend to be a pretty positive and upbeat person. That… Read More »Reality Christmas