Scott’s Thoughts

We’ve all heard the expression: What gets measured gets done.   One thing our church measures well is money. We have ushers who count money each Sunday. We have a bookkeeper who records the money. We have a Chief Financial Officer who reports our money in great detail. We have a

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Can of Worms: Resurrection

From the Faith Development Vision Group “Did the resurrection literally happen, or is it just a symbolic story?” That’s the question we’ll take up in the first meeting of our “Can of Worms” group next month. Plenty of people seem to believe that the answer to that question is obvious,

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Charlottesville and Homecoming

From Pastor Ara Guekguezian Sunday, September 10th is Homecoming at the Big Red Church. Sunday School, Chancel Choir, Sacred Pursuits, and other Congregational activity resumes with a great celebration. One month after an ugly reminder of the need to live an engaged life in a community that at the very

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Opening a Can of Worms

We are “opening a can of worms” at the Big Red Church—by talking about some of the hard questions that we have. They might be scary questions or embarrassing questions or even dangerous questions. But they touch the essence of faith, life, and doubt. As the story in Genesis goes,

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