Foot in Mouth

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It is amazing how often I put my foot in my mouth. If I had a dollar for every time I have said to Sydney "I really wish I wouldn't have said that" or "How was I supposed to know she wasn't pregnant" or "who knew they had just broken up" -- I would be a rich man.  I hate when I do...

Fuzz Mustache?

Posted by Dave Clayton on

Hello everyone. I'm sorry for the lack of updates this week. The week has been crazy -- wonderful, but crazy. I've been getting a lot of questions in regards to our upcoming series that starts tomorrow night in Thessalonians. I'm about 99.9 % sure those questions have come from the title of the...

Labor of Love

Posted by Dave Clayton on

Hello. Happy Wednesday. I wanted to make all of you aware of a wonderful way you can help make a difference on a global scale this Friday Night. On Friday Night, Feb. 13th, a non profit called Exile International will be hosting a benefit at the Cannery Ballroom. In short, the folks from Exile...

Baptism 02/09/2009

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Guys I just wanted to share some great news with all of you. Tonight after worship, Allie Wasmer gave her life to Christ. It was amazing to be there with several of her closest friends, including her sister, as she went under the water. As I am writing this, I am so full of excitement and energy...

Sabbath

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It's the weekend. Turn off your phone. Get away from the email. Quit reading this blog. Spend time resting. Spend time enjoying life -- friends, family, a good book, a cup of hot chocolate. Spend time in the word. Make it a point to thank God for being in charge today. Take comfort in the fact...

Pray for Our City

Posted by Dave Clayton on

One of my favorite passages in scripture is found in Jeremiah 29. The people of God have been begging God to bring them out of exile, and God sends them a prophecy that surely caught them a bit off guard. Through the prophet Jeremiah God says: "Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and...

Jesus in the Streets

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Once a month, all of our house churches push pause on our weekly meetings and instead of meeting in a home we spend time just being the church. It is really inspiring to see all of the creative ways our house churches choose to serve the people of our city. Last night hundreds of you rolled up...

A Story from Katie

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If you have been around Ethos for any time at all then you have probably met Katie Stevens, Lindsay Preston, and Matt Preston (note they are brother and sister not married). If you don't know them, you can usually find them somewhere around the welcome table greeting visitors as people arrive...

Becoming Less

Posted by Dave Clayton on

John the Baptist was a pretty amazing dude. Periodically I try to think about what John the Baptist would look like in 2009. Would he still be sporting the Camel Hair Blazer, eating bugs, and preaching with the fire of a fundamentalist, small town, southern Baptist preacher? Who knows. But I...

Monday, Monday

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Wow. What a night last night. Thanks to Andrew, Elliot, and Ben for leading worship. Thanks to everyone for being so flexible as we continue to work through our space issues. Keep inviting your friends, and we will keep looking for ways to make more room. Make sure you take some time this week...

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