Fall Fiesta Preview

School has started and fall is almost here, though I see that nobody told the weather. At Restoration this means that we are beginning the Church Season with a celebration to gather everyone after the summer and renew our commitment to the life together within the church. Following worship on Sunday we invite everyone to Read the full article →

Keep the Feast: Looking Up

In the first chapter of Acts, Luke records the bodily ascension of Jesus. The ascension is an important moment for many reasons, but it’s a healthy reminder of a couple realities that we can miss if we aren’t paying attention. First, the ascension reminds us that the resurrection wasn’t just a stall tactic. Jesus raised Read the full article →

Keep the Feast: 7-Weeks of Celebration

This article was originally written by Robin and posted on her personal blog page.  It’s no mistake that Lent lasts for 6 weeks, but Easter lasts for 7. The church calendar is designed to invite us into celebration, not just repentance. Celebrating for small ways for seven weeks gives congregations and families an opportunity to engage with the Read the full article →

Restoration Recommends: Parenting in the Pew

I visited Restoration last spring on a “church outside” day, and one of my first- and favorite- observations was all the kids running around. Kids in the back of cars, kids in strollers, kids circling like hawks over the donut table. What fun! Looking around on Sunday mornings, it’s obvious that many children genuinely enjoy Read the full article →