Posts Tagged "Christmas"

Christmas Celebration with Lylak December 16

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Christmas Celebration with Lylak December 16

Each year, we host a Christmas celebration gathering for simple church friends and family in the region.    This Christmas, we are partnering with local musicians from the band Lylak and simple church friends Roser (Matthew and Alysa Cobb) to host a night of Christmas carols and songs. Perhaps slightly different from years past, we expect that there will be many folks unfamiliar with the idea of simple church desiring to come via their connection with Lylak.  So, this will be an opportunity for the various simple churches to connect, but also a chance for us to bless the city a message of hope through carols and song.  In addition, we will have opportunities...

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Simple Church As A “Bridge”

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Simple Church As A “Bridge”

This Sunday night is the Simple Church Alliance Christmas Celebration at Awesome Inc., downtown Lexington, Ky (Details HERE)! We hope you can join us from 6-8PM as we have invited students and families connected with Bridges International to join us.  We will be able to connect with one another and share the story of Christmas through song and fellowship. Below is a note from Micah Lemaster who serves with Bridges about why he is especially excited to connect those they serve with simple church minded families and individuals… My name is Micah LeMaster, and I run an organization called Bridges International at the University of Kentucky. We consist of a group of...

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Christmas Gathering Dec. 17

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Christmas Gathering Dec. 17

This year, we will return to downtown Lexington for a network wide Christmas celebration! Join us for an evening of fellowship and worship through Christmas songs and carols! In addition, we will join with friends from Bridges International! Bridges is a ministry to international students and families in the area.  Many international students come to the US with a desire to meet Americans and learn about Christianity but unfortunately never enter the home of a Christian while here.  Bridges International hopes seeks to give opportunities for Christians to build relationships with those visiting our universities.  We hope that this evening will be an excellent way...

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Free Music: A Simple Church Christmas Vol. 2

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Blog, Music | 0 comments

Free Music: A Simple Church Christmas Vol. 2

I wanted to pass along this free download to A Simple Church Christmas Vol. 2! Every year we invite simple church communities and their friends to come together and celebrate Christ’s birth. In addition to enjoying fellowship and food, we have enjoyed sharing the story of Christmas through song. Several years ago we released volume one of these recordings and now I have for you volume two featuring recordings from our past two Christmas Celebrations! As we get ready for Christmas and our this year’s Simple Church Christmas Celebration on December 17th I wanted to edit and make these available!  We hope you enjoy them and these recordings become a wonderful...

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What A Night!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Blog, Books | 0 comments

What A Night!

Thanks to everyone who made it out last night to our Simple Church Alliance network Christmas gathering!  It was a great time and I only wish I could have spent more time getting to know all the new folks a bit more and connecting with old friends! …Hopefully we will see everyone again soon in 2017! * You can check out some photos from last night HERE. (if you have some good ones please shoot them to me if you don’t mind!) * We recorded the music and hope to have “A Simple Church Christmas Vol.2” available by next Oct.  You can download Vol. 1 free HERE. * If you had friends that came and would like to be included in simple...

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Christmas Network Gathering 12.18.16!

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Christmas Network Gathering 12.18.16!

Join friends and family of the Simple Church Alliance as we come together to celebrate Christmas!  Open Mic. The microphone will be open this evening and we want to encourage every simple church community to bring a Christmas song, poem, reading or story to share with everyone.  Please email me your communities idea for sharing! Food and Drink. We invite everyone to bring a dessert and finger food to share.  We will be providing tea, lemonade, water and coffee.  Specialty drinks will be available to purchase. Baby Dedications.  In year’s past we have taken this opportunity to have special prayers for children that the Lord has given us this year.  If you...

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A Savior

Posted by on Dec 25, 2015 in Blog, Poems | 0 comments

A Savior

A Savior By Emma Duerson A blinding star beaming with light Was seen across the land Holier than the star was bright Was the Savior born that night The little King was not to lay in a castle crib But upon the hay The darkness beheld the birth of Jesus Christ our King —- Emma is our ten year old daughter (pictured in the bottom right corner).  She has developed a great interest in poetry this year.  It is a privilege and joy for our family to be on this journey with you!  Merry...

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Reality Christmas

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Blog, Music | 0 comments

Reality Christmas

  I woke up this morning reflecting on my evening last night. Karla and I made our annual pilgrimage to Cincinnati to see our favorite musical group, Over The Rhine, with another couple involved with simple church planting in the northern part of Kentucky. Over The Rhine is the husband and wife duo of Lindford Detweiler and Karin Berquist.  In over 20 years of making music together, the couple has compiled multiple albums including three Christmas offerings they refer to as “reality Christmas” records. If you know me, then you know that I tend to be a pretty positive and upbeat person.  That is why I always find it odd that the sad songs at their...

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Christmas Celebration Dec. 20

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Christmas Celebration Dec. 20

We hope you will join us this year for our Christmas Celebration!  December 20th at Awesome Inc., 348 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507. 5-8PM You are invited to bring a friend and join other friends and family of the Simple Church Alliance as we celebrate the birth of Christ at our version of a Christmas party!  We will enjoy singing carols together, fellowship, and eating finger foods and desserts together.  Coffee and Drinks will be provided. Children welcome.  Please bring a dessert, finger food, or both to share with everyone.  Please let me know if you have any questions.   We also will record “Volume 2” for our “A Simple Church...

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A Simple Church Christmas (Free Music)

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Blog, Music | 1 comment

A Simple Church Christmas (Free Music)

Recorded live at Awesome, Inc, on Main Street in downtown Lexington, KY, this album features music by members of simple church communities across the region at our annual Christmas Celebration Gathering. Special thanks to Gideon Maki, Hannah Flynn, Diego Vogel, and Dana Vogel for sharing their gifts with us all. Also included is “Lights on My House” also performed that evening as well as “Luke 2:11” recorded during Skate Church the same day when testing out the recording equipment. Enjoy! Note: You will need to provide an email address and to receive your download link.  If you have any troubles or would prefer the songs be emailed to you...

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