Posts made in December, 2010

Happy New Year | Let’s Live!

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010 in 2668 | 0 comments

Hey Everyone, Well, it's the end of the year again and boy did that GO FAST!!!!! Isn't that what we always say about it? The year's end comes and what do we say, "well I don't even remember where that year went?" or… "Where does the time go???" or "Boy, they grow up so fast…" And Isn't that the truth really? Time slows down for no one except ONE. And the more we do and more we go, the more we feel cosnstricted by the very things that were meant to bring us life. As we talked about this last week, it's time for us to take a real hard, true look at our lives and ask some seriously tough questions. 1 – What is one thing that if I did it really well this year, it would change the outcome of my entire life and those around me?2 – What are the ALL of things that I can add to my, "Don't do" list?3 – What is something I would like those I love most to say about me after I am gone?4 – What is the one thing I am great at? Something that I am special and known for that I should develop?5 – What thing, activity, relationship or event takes me away from my GOD given purpose? It's time to ask the tough questions. It's time to get some tough answers and even poll the crowd around us and see what we were made for. It's time to stop just surviving and START REALLY LIVING! You were not made to survive, but to LIVE! TO LOVE! TO BE! So, with that said, we are going to take some necessary steps as a community as the Tapestry the year. The necessary steps mentioned above and more to make sure that we are able to "Recognize" this day of GOD's visitation in our lives, to embrace the important things HE is speaking to us this year and to cut out everything that takes us away from those things. We are about to embark on a journey of maturity in really dynamic relationship and you can join in. You can replace some old habits with some of the ones here below:1 – Get involved with one of the events, seminars or trainings, or join a LIFE (Tapis) group (starting at the end of January after our Small group fair).2 – You can come an worship with us. We are starting a NEW Sunday evening experiential, worship and relational service just like the old days… (ahhh Tapestry vintage 2004).3 – You can download our brand new app for the iPhone or the Android at http://app.tapestrylife.org/ .4 – You can follow the Tapestry Life Devo blog for weekly devotional thoughts. (Hopefully soon, they will be daily…)5 – Or join in on the Bible section of our app for the daily reading and daily listening section. That's right, the full Bible, broken down to daily readings so we as a family can go through it this year.6 – Join in on our upcoming series about our values that will start in January with a twist on RELATIONSHIPS! And lastly, all of this is coming to you this way along with a whole LOT MORE this year to focus us in on one truth. The Tapestry exists so that we can learn together how to do relationships that don't suck. What do you say. Let's kick this NEW YEAR up a notch together. Let's get a bit creative. Let's get a bit relational. Let's get a LOT EXPERIENTIAL and together experience, worship, know, live and love. What do you say? I am in. How 'bout you? Well, I have to run. It's almost midnight and I have one more day before 2010 ends and I need to make the best of it. Why don't you join in with me from DAY ONE and make this the best 2011 you can ever have? I know Poppa wants that for you. I know Jesus is ready. I can hear the Spirit calling. How 'bout...

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Happy New Year | Let’s Live!

Posted by on Dec 30, 2010 in the Thread | 0 comments

Hey Everyone,Well, it’s the end of the year again and boy did that GO FAST!!!!! Isn’t that what we always say about it? The year’s end comes and what do we say, “well I don’t even remember where that year went?” or… “Where does the time go???” or “Boy, they grow up so fast…” And Isn’t that the truth really? Time slows down for no one except ONE. And the more we do and more we go, the more we feel cosnstricted by the very things that were meant to bring us life. As we talked about this last week, it’s time for us to take a real hard, true look at our lives and ask some seriously tough questions. 1 – What is one thing that if I did it really well this year, it would change the outcome of my entire life and those around me? 2 – What are the ALL of things that I can add to my, “Don’t do” list? 3 – What is something I would like those I love most to say about me after I am gone? 4 – What is the one thing I am great at? Something that I am special and known for that I should develop? 5 – What thing, activity, relationship or event takes me away from my GOD given purpose? It’s time to ask the tough questions. It’s time to get some tough answers and even poll the crowd around us and see what we were made for. It’s time to stop just surviving and START REALLY LIVING! You were not made to survive, but to LIVE! TO LOVE! TO BE! So, with that said, we are going to take some necessary steps as a community as the Tapestry the year. The necessary steps mentioned above and more to make sure that we are able to “Recognize” this day of GOD’s visitation in our lives, to embrace the important things HE is speaking to us this year and to cut out everything that takes us away from those things. We are about to embark on a journey of maturity in really dynamic relationship and you can join in. You can replace some old habits with some of the ones here below: 1 – Get involved with one of the events, seminars or trainings, or join a LIFE (Tapis) group (starting at the end of January after our Small group fair). 2 – You can come an worship with us. We are starting a NEW Sunday evening experiential, worship and relational service just like the old days… (ahhh Tapestry vintage 2004). 3 – You can download our brand new app for the iPhone or the Android at http://app.tapestrylife.org/ . 4 – You can follow the Tapestry Life Devo blog for weekly devotional thoughts. (Hopefully soon, they will be daily…) 5 – Or join in on the Bible section of our app for the daily reading and daily listening section. That’s right, the full Bible, broken down to daily readings so we as a family can go through it this year. 6 – Join in on our upcoming series about our values that will start in January with a twist on RELATIONSHIPS! And lastly, all of this is coming to you this way along with a whole LOT MORE this year to focus us in on one truth. The Tapestry exists so that we can learn together how to do relationships that don’t suck. What do you say. Let’s kick this NEW YEAR up a notch together. Let’s get a bit creative. Let’s get a bit relational. Let’s get a LOT EXPERIENTIAL and together experience, worship, know, live and love. What do you say? I am in. How ’bout you? Well, I have to run. It’s almost midnight and I have one more day before 2010 ends and I need to make the best of it. Why don’t you join in with me from DAY ONE and make this the best 2011 you can ever have? I know Poppa wants that for you. I know Jesus is...

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Announcements! | 2010-12-31

Posted by on Dec 30, 2010 in the Thread | 0 comments

Tapestry Family New Year's Eve Fellowship When: CANCELEDWe are very sorry, but this event was canceled. Enjoy the time with your families. We wish you a great 2011. Tapestry's NEW IPHONE & ANDROID APP! Download it here today!!!!! http://app.tapestrylife.org ENJOY!It's features include:– Full Bible– Daily Bible Reading Plan– Daily Bible Listening Podcast Plan (Turn it on, let it run and ENJOY!)– The Devo Blog (Our new daily devotional)– Podcasts by series and topic– FB & Twitter embedded– Announcements, Calendar & Giving (AND MORE TO COME!)– And best of all, it is FREE with FREE UPDATES!(Share it with your friends as an easy way to share your faith and allow them to check out a faith community without fear!)"Hey man, check out my app… It's got cool stuff… My friends made it… It's free… Yeah, that's my church…"You got it?Go get itGo give it! Coat Drive It's cold outside and we are all thankful to stay warm when we can, but  not everyone is so fortunate. We are accepting gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, sleeping  bags, blankets and socks (please not used).  We will use this to help local homeless community. Contact dustinhedrick@tapestrychurch.org if you need more info or  have things to donate.  The 4th Annual After the Holidays Gala… …is around the corner and the Gala team needs your help. It's on February 19th, 2011, from 7.30pm till midnight. Please contact Grace at gracechung@aftertheholidaysgala.com Small Group FairJan 23If you are currently leading a small group this is your chance to get more people involved.If you would like to get involved in a small group, come and see, we have lots of options for you.If you would like to start a small group talk to Pastor Dustin or Lori.  Podcast You can listen to some of the recent messages on our websitewww.tapestrychurch.com under the Listen section or find it on iTunes as "The Tapestry Church Podcast"  Upcoming Vineyard Conferences in 2011 National Worship Leaders Retreat – Westjan 18-21, 2011Estes Park, COhttp://estes2011.eventbrite.com South Winter RetreatJan 28-30, 2011Summit Lake Retreat Center Emmitsburg, MD North Winter RetreatFeb 18-20, 2011Camp Cody Retreat CenterFreedom, NH Surge Missions Trips 2011July 13-22July 27-Aug 5http://surge2010.org/   Project Timothy 2011Aug 6 – Aug 13The Barn, Landenberg, PA Original post by the Tapestry See More Here: Church, Life, Business, Charity, and Link...

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Oswalc Chambers | Keeping with the Vision You Are Given

Posted by on Dec 29, 2010 in the Thread | 0 comments

From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more -John 6:66 When God, by His Spirit through His Word, gives you a clear vision of His will, you must "walk in the light" of that vision (1 John 1:7). Even though your mind and soul may be thrilled by it, if you don't "walk in the light" of it you will sink to a level of bondage never envisioned by our Lord. Mentally disobeying the "heavenly vision" (Acts 26:19) will make you a slave to ideas and views that are completely foreign to Jesus Christ. Don't look at someone else and say, "Well, if he can have those views and prosper, why can't I?" You have to "walk in the light" of the vision that has been given to you. Don't compare yourself with others or judge them- that is between God and them. When you find that one of your favorite and strongly held views clashes with the "heavenly vision," do not begin to debate it. If you do, a sense of property and personal right will emerge in you- things on which Jesus placed no value. He was against these things as being the root of everything foreign to Himself- ". . . for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses" (Luke 12:15). If we don't see and understand this, it is because we are ignoring the underlying principles of our Lord's teaching. Our tendency is to lie back and bask in the memory of the wonderful experience we had when God revealed His will to us. But if a New Testament standard is revealed to us by the light of God, and we don't try to measure up, or even feel inclined to do so, then we begin to backslide. It means your conscience does not respond to the truth. You can never be the same after the unveiling of a truth. That moment marks you as one who either continues on with even more devotion as a disciple of Jesus Christ, or as one who turns to go back as a deserter. Original post by the Tapestry See More Here: Church, Life, Business, Charity, and Link...

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Welcome to the Tapestry Life Devo!

Posted by on Dec 29, 2010 in the Thread | 0 comments

Hello Everyone, This is our brand new devo blog (you can still find the Entwine Blog for all topics and announcements here: http://tapestrylife.org/enwtine/). We are working to see that this year, the Tapestry is all about developing mature followers of THE WAY who can really "do" relationships. As a matter of fact, we are even redoing our current byline. We feel like the old one, "Connecting People to GOD and each other…" is a bit arrogant. The truth is that we are not even able as an organization to actually do this. This is GOD's place, not ours. The best we can offer to the world is that we will love Jesus and from the overflow of His love coming back into our lives, we will love others. So, maybe the new byline can be something like, "Tapestry… Relationships that don't suck…" or "Tapestry… A place you won't mind being found dead at…" Well, maybe we won't just build our tagline off of all the pretty honest things people say about church, but if you have any ideas, let us know. From this moment, though, you can bet that we are going to pretty darn focused on dynamic relationships and that this is going to be our core guiding principle as it relates to both Spirit and skin. And this devo blog is going to be focused on the intersection of the two relationships. Alright, I have to run. I promise that I am done writing things that are insightful for the REST OF THE YEAR!!!! OK, so, it's the 29th. That is a likely attainable goal for 2010! Blessings!😉pd Original post by the Tapestry See More Here: Church, Life, Business, Charity, and Link...

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