We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, yo no habla Ingles. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds.

We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or like our pastor who can't carry a note in a bucket. You're welcome here if you're "just browsing," just woke up or just got out of jail. We don't care if you're more Catholic than the Pope, or haven't been in church since little Joey's Baptism.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you're having problems or you're down in the dumps or if you don't like "organized religion," we've been there too.

If you blew all your offering money at the dog track, you're welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don't work, can't spell, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding heart... and you!

Sunday morning free family-style breakfast at 8:45 am
Sunday School for Adults and Children at 9:30 am
Worship Service and Children's Church at 10:30 am

Wednesday evening free family-style dinner at 6:00 pm
Adult Bible Study and Children's ARK programs at 7:00 pm

We are a casual, 'come as you are' church, and would love to have you join us!

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News and Coming Events!

Friday, November 21, at 7:00 pm, will be another Arise Movie Night!! This time the movie being shown is "Heaven Is For Real" - you don't want to miss this!! There will, of course, be popcorn and cold drinks - so bring a friend and come watch with us!

On Wednesday, November 26, there will be NO potluck dinner, NO Bible Study, and NO ARK activities for the kids. This is the one time of the year when Pastor Lucian and Trish travel down to Raleigh for that home-cooked Thanksgiving meal, as only Mom (aka Trish) can do it! Regular schedule resumes on December 3, 2014.

On Saturday, November 29 - we will be having another neighborhood pass-out! This is a fun outreach that both invites our neighbors to come worship with us, but also is a food drive to benefit the Arise Food Pantry - which is getting low, as there are more and more folks needing what food we have to give.
We will meet at the church at 11:00 am, and head out into the neighborhood from there! So bring the kids, and join us!!

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