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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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Giving and Gatherings

Hello Discovery! We have two things to talk about this morning, thisfirst day of October: First- How amazing it was to gather together LIVE this past Sunday!Seeing each other's faces in person, taking communion, and experiencing being the body of Christtogether was a refresher for the soul. We plan to meet again thisSunday, October 4that 10AM at the same place-the Bet Ha...

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Super Cool Announcement!

Hello Friends-We have a very cool announcement that we are excited to share with you today- we get togather together LIVE!Sunday, September 27th, October 4th, 11th and 18th at 10AM we willmeet in person for worship and communion.Bet Haverim, Davis's Jewish synagogue has so generously allowed us to meet outside on their campus in the Redwood Grove.We'll send more informatio...

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Stay Tuned- Fall Events Coming Soon

Dear Discovery, It is officially September! There is a hint of coolness in the morning air, and autumn will soon arrive. Local schools have started, and UC Davis will commence later this month. Here at Discovery, we are busy planning and preparing for this new season.We have some exciting happenings on the horizon, so be checking your email for more information soon! Unt...

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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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Encouragement in the Waiting

"How long, O Lord?"Psalm 13 It is hard to believe, but as we head into August, we are now six months into life as a primarily digital community. And, with the news from the school district that the new year will commence via distance learning, we know that it will still be some time before we can gather, in person, on Sunday mornings. There is a weight, a fatigue, a sadn...

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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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