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What A Night!

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!

Christmas Network Gathering 12.18.16!

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

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!  

Reality 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

Christmas Celebration Dec. 20

We hope you will join us this year for our Christmas Celebration!  December 20th at Awesome Inc., 348 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507. 5-8PM You are invited to bring a friend and join other friends and family of the Simple Church Alliance as we celebrate the birth of Christ at our version of a Christmas party!  We will enjoy singing carols together, fellowship, and eating finger foods and desserts together.  Coffee and Drinks will be provided. Children welcome.  Please bring a dessert, finger food, or both to share with everyone.  Please let me know if you have any questions.… Read More »Christmas Celebration Dec. 20

A Simple Church Christmas (Free Music)

Recorded live at Awesome, Inc, on Main Street in downtown Lexington, KY, this album features music by members of simple church communities across the region at our annual Christmas Celebration Gathering. Special thanks to Gideon Maki, Hannah Flynn, Diego Vogel, and Dana Vogel for sharing their gifts with us all. Also included is “Lights on My House” also performed that evening as well as “Luke 2:11” recorded during Skate Church the same day when testing out the recording equipment. Enjoy! Note: You will need to provide an email address and to receive your download link.  If you have any troubles… Read More »A Simple Church Christmas (Free Music)

Christmas Celebration Gathering – Dec. 14 – Downtown LEX

Sunday December 14th, from 5-7PM, the simple church alliance would like to invite all friends to come together to celebrate Christmas! Join others from the region as we celebrate Christ’s birth, fellowship, eat great food (see below), sing Christmas carols, and perhaps even do a little dancing! This year’s celebration will be held downtown Lexington at Awesome Inc., which is located at 348 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 Guests are asked to bring savory and sweet finger foods to share with all. Drinks and service ware will be provided. You will be able to park in any of the… Read More »Christmas Celebration Gathering – Dec. 14 – Downtown LEX

We invite you to come together with folks from various simple/organic/house church communities from the region to celebrate Christ’s birth! On December 8th, we will enjoy a special potluck dinner together and a time of singing Christmas songs.  We also would like to invite your simple church to consider sharing a creative presentation with everyone.  This could be led by your entire group or one person in your simple church, and it could be song, poem, skit, or any artistic presentation of your choosing related to Christmas!  In addition, if you would like to take part in baby dedications, we… Read More »

Star of Bethlehem Presentation – Dec. 23rd

Please join us to view The Star of Bethlehem on Sunday December 23rd, 10a-12p. Please RSVP to and See details below. Hello, my name is Mark Mackey, I’m part of the Simple Church network (Out West), and I would like to share with you a video presentation that is awe-inspiring. In our family, this DVD(the Star of Bethlehem) has become somewhat of a tradition to view a couple of times per year. With all of the distractions of commercialism, and pressure “to do” whatever makes Christmas a “happy holiday”, don’t you get the feeling there’s just something not right… Read More »Star of Bethlehem Presentation – Dec. 23rd

Introducing…Jesus Christ!

Below is the link to download/listen the message I shared at First Alliance yesterday entitled Introducing…Jesus Christ! A friend of mine told me this morning that it was “the best 20 point sermon he had ever heard.”  I’m not sure exactly what he meant by that…  I’ve also linked the video that I showed at the beginning of my message.  The video is shows Steve Harvey introducing Jesus. Listen To “Introducing… Jesus Christ!” Here Steve Harvey Introducing Jesus Christ… [youtube=]