Getting to Know Hilary Ross

By Dale Buchanan Greetings, Big Red friends and family! I recently spent an afternoon with Gayle Thornton and Dale Buchanan. The following is an abbreviated account of our conversation.  So here goes. I am an introvert. Let me be clear, being in introvert does not mean that I am shy.

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Getting to Know: Ron Atteberry

By Dale Buchanan I am happy to introduce today’s “From the Pew” person: Ron Atteberry. He and his wife Shirley were among my first acquaintances at Big Red. In the beginning I would have described Shirley as extroverted and social and Ron as introverted and reserved. I had Shirley pegged

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Pennies from the Pews

By Dale Buchanan Every Sunday morning at Big Red Church something wonderful happens.  Well, the truth is many wonderful things happen. However, my very favorite wonderful thing is when the pastor sits on the chancel steps and that familiar tune, “Draw the circle wide,” invites our children from the pews. 

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From the Pews: Rosalie Brown

Written by Dale Buchanan The diversity of the congregants of Big Red Church never fails to amaze me. Stepping from the pews this week is Rosalie Brown. This woman is a perfect example of the wonderful and amazing variety of Christians who worship and fellowship at Big Red.  Rosalie was

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From Chaos

By Dale Buchanan On the last Friday of every month, members of the Big Red Church Pantry gather for what is called Free Food Friday. From a closet in a hallway off the Fellowship Hall this project has flourished into a thriving ministry whose mission is to feed the hungry.

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From the Pews: Mary Westrick

Written by Dale Buchanan “Mary had a little lamb and everywhere that Mary went the lamb was sure to go.” “When I was three years old and living in a small house behind my maternal grandparent’s home, I had a little lamb. Grandpa raised young animals to market size. It

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