I have been known to announce “the Lord will provide” when a need comes up. It was even a key point in my message last week but it is not until we are actually faced with a need that we begin to consider the audacity of our claim. If the Lord will provide, what will Read the full article →
A few weeks ago we learned that Karen Giardina will be moving to Ohio to join her husband Rick who has relocated for work. While we are glad that the Giardina family will be together again under one roof, the Restoration family will miss her dearly. I don’t have the words to say all that Read the full article →
In addition to serving as a priest for the Restoration congregation, Kolby Kerr has accepted an assistant director position with LeaderWorks, an organization that provides training and support to ministry leaders. We want to share Kolby’s announcement from the LeaderWorks blog with Restoration so that we can all congratulate and support him in this new endeavor. Read the full article →
This past Sunday was Pentecost and what a great time to remember the work of the Holy Spirit as we conclude the final week of Easter. Today we are featuring a blog post from Robin Floch about how the Holy Spirit works in the lives of Children. You can check out her blog post here.
Nine to Dine is a summer dinner gathering where the people of God gather for the people of God. Gregory Rodriguez of the LA Times wrote an article called “Loneliness is a Pain.” He wrote, “In 1985, when researchers asked a cross-section of Americans how many [close friends] they had, the most common response was Read the full article →
This past Advent season our family committed to doing the “Advent Guide for Families” devotional book that was created by Trevecca Okholm. I really enjoyed the time we spent each evening as a family walking through the story of Jesus’s birth. I will admit that it was a learning experience for us, especially when it Read the full article →
Restoration tends to be a pretty informal group of people so we don’t always use titles when talking about our clergy (ordained ministers) but last night we gained two new priests. Some of you may be familiar with the term priest and others of you may have questions about what a priest is and does, Read the full article →
Restoration’s birthday is quickly approaching! October 16th is the day we will celebrate our seventh year as a church. Yes, seven years! Seven is a significant number in scripture and in the life of Restoration. As I think back on our time in ministry together, I am so grateful and blessed to see the hands Read the full article →
We had a great time this Sunday at our Fall Kick-Off event! Many of the congregation gathered to eat lots of popcorn and sport their favorite super hero attire while checking out our volunteer opportunities, ministries and community groups. If you didn’t get a chance to attend or were distracted by the endless popcorn creations, Read the full article →
I never cease to be amazed by God’s abundant provision for Restoration. There is a saying in church planting that happens to also ring true in all of ministry. I’ve shared this quote many times before and will continue to use it for the rest of my ministry: “The fruit is in the harvest.” I Read the full article →
This past Saturday a team from Restoration went to Network of Community Ministries located in Richardson to volunteer. Once there, we were asked to sort and organize food since a mail carrier food drive last week brought in 25,000 pounds of food. Network received so many donations they had to be temporarily stored in separate buildings and many Read the full article →
We were honored to have Bishop Todd Hunter join Restoration for Pentecost Sunday. He preached on the amazing gift of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. Whether you come from a church background that completely ignored or excessively emphasized the power of the Holy Spirit, he is essential in our relationship with God. Read the full article →
A new season of Community Groups begins this month! If you haven’t participated in a Community Group and you are wondering what they are all about here is what you need to know! What are Community Groups? Community Groups meet in homes to study the Bible, pray, and deepen relationships with each other. Groups include Read the full article →
Restoration is proud to host the Refugee Awareness Forum on Sunday, April 24. The event is free but you must register online if you plan to attend. We’ve asked Sheryl Belson to share more about this wonderful opportunity to learn how we can respond to the refugee crisis. God calls each of us into various roles at various times. Read the full article →
This past Saturday, the ladies of Crafty Chic partied like it was 1813 with a Pride & Prejudice themed tea party. Guests were encouraged to wear a dress to the occasion. We celebrated by having tea, attempting to cross stitch, and competing in a Pride & Prejudice inspired trivia game. The evening would not have been Read the full article →
This coming summer Restoration Church will send a mission team to Belize on July 10-16, 2016. We will provide some much-needed maintenance work at Holy Cross Anglican School, as well as hosting Vacation Bible School for the children who reside in the nearby town of San Mateo located on the island of Ambergris Caye. Two missionaries working in Read the full article →
This past weekend I did something that I haven’t done in over seventeen years. I went to a sleepover with 19 other women. We played games, made friendship bracelets, and ate way too many M&Ms. We vowed to say up until midnight. There were moments of laughter, honesty, and advice. In this brief passage of time we could relinquish our Read the full article →
On Saturday a group of 20 from Restoration got out of town for the Prayer Book People Retreat, a day focused on establishing the habit of praying the Daily Office found in the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. The day was shaped by the cycle of prayer found in the Book of Common Prayer starting Read the full article →
This past Sunday our congregation gathered for a potluck lunch after the service and Chip Levers and I shared a vision for the future of Restoration that the vestry and other leaders have helped to craft. Thank you to the many members who made time to attend and for the questions and enthusiasm that you brought to our discussion. Read the full article →
One of the traditions at Restoration is celebrating Lessons and Carols on the first Sunday after Christmas. This past Sunday, December 27th was that day and it was a wonderful service. Lessons and Carols is the story of God’s plan for the salvation of humanity as revealed in Scripture and Christmas Carols. That story begins Read the full article →
Last Sunday a group of people from Restoration went caroling through the neighborhoods. Dressed in santa hats and a riding in a trailer adorned with lights the carolers sung to about ten homes in the Richardson area. We are looking forward to making this a yearly tradition at Restoration!
After years of discernment and preparation, three Restoration members were ordained as deacons in the Anglican Church on Saturday night at a service held at Christ Church in Austin. Karen Giardina, Nobie Hendricks, and Kolby Kerr were ordained by our Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Todd Hunter of the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others. We Read the full article →
This past Sunday on a cool fall morning we gathered to enjoy an outdoor service in the park. The children worshiped along with us and we were fortunate enough to have (mostly) cooperative weather!
Restoration celebrated its SIXTH birthday on Sunday! We enjoyed a meal together while the kids decorated pumpkins and chased each other around on inflatable stick horses. In keeping with our “western” theme bandanas were passed out to those in attendance and everyone pitched in to make our birthday celebration a great one. We are thankful for the way that God Read the full article →