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Make a year-end impact with Discovery- build with us!

Hello Discovery! As we mercifully come to the end of a tumultuous, challenging, saddening, stretching year, I want to say one thing: I am so proud of you. I am so grateful to be a part of this community. This community that has adapted, grown, prayed, sacrificed and served, together. I am amazed at your individual and collective response. When it would have been easy t...

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Reminders for upcoming events

Hello Discovery!Well, it got chilly in a hurry didn't it! I hope you are enjoying this transition to the fall and to jackets and hot beverages and leaves all over the ground.With the changing of the season comes more changes for us as well. We have two moreIn Person Gatherings at Bet Haverimand then we will celebrateAdventtogether online. (Stay tuned, we have some great st...

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"Striving together"..."whatever happens"

"Whatever happens...conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ...stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith...our citizenship is in heaven." Philippians 1:27 3:20 Discovery Family, Well...it continues to be crazy times here in Davis, in the United States, in this world, in 2020. Which is why those words in Phil. 1:27 leap off...

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A CounterCulture Community

"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8 Hi Friends, I don't know if you have a "life verse." I always sort of cringe at that language. However, if I had to pick a life verse I guess it would be Micah 6:8. (I use it as my bio in all my social accounts, so...

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Holiness- It's Good News!

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. I Peter 2:9 Many times when we hear the word holy we think: good, morally upright, people who don't do bad stuff, or various other things along these lines. But did you know all it reall...

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You're Invited- Final Summer Happenings

Hey Discovery!Summer is flying by and we are looking ahead towards the fall.But we don't want you to miss out on the summer events that are still to come!The second session of Discovery'sSummer School of Theologyresumes on MondayAugust 17, 24 and 31 at 7PM. We had some amazing conversations during the first session, and can't wait to continue. You can still join, even if y...

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Transformation in the Wilderness

Therefore, return to your God,Observe kindness and justice,And wait for your God continually.Hosea 12:6 NASB As we continue ourconversation onthe life of David, we join Davidin entering the wilderness: a place of uncertainty and even danger. But over and over again, God leads people into the wilderness for a purpose. The purpose may be mysterious, but it holds the potenti...

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How to Think About "Reopening" Church

Hello Friends,Over the past week there have been many debates, thoughts, and social media posts regarding the surprisingly contentious issue of "reopening" church. Our county, last night, just released some new guidelinesas well.I wanted to share a bit more about our thought process regarding this big question.First, in everything we do, we want, to the best of our ability...

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Community Update 3.17.2020 (CV-19)

Dear Discovery, First, thank you so much to everyone who helped with Sunday's LiveStream and to those of you who tuned in! Pretty cool to see the response in a very strange moment!Here's the latest update from the city of Davis on COVID-19 guidelines. This weekend we really pushed group involvement, but that has changed now, and sowe are cancelling in-person Group gatheri...

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Year End Notes

2019 has been a year of growth in clarity about our mission as a church. We are a community that exists to help people discover the good news of Jesus. We are seeing the fruit of this in baptisms, lives transformed, and in our church serving in all sorts of new ways. Let me share a few specific wins from 2019: We added Grace Cooper (Children's Ministry Director) to our...

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