The Gift of Tradition

This time of year is rich with traditions for our family.  Little things that began as something fun to do have grown into involved events that require pre-planning and preparation.  This afternoon my daughter and I will sit down and plan out the McClain 2012 Gingerbread House.  We’ll test out a new recipe this year and even incorporate some new materials to increase our landscaping around our little construction project.  We’ll create a shopping list, decide on what goodies we want to munch on as we build and even choose our dinner menu for the evening.  It’s not just an activity… it’s an event.

Traditions are fun in our home.  They build memories to be relived for years to come.  These will be the “Remember when…” moments of the future.  So I look at them with excitement.  I treat them as precious.

Are they perfect?  Rarely.  But the unexpected hiccups only flavor the experiences from one year to the next.  Look for opportunities to celebrate old traditions and create new ones for your family.

Online Small Groups

As an online community, we have people who connect and worship with us each weekend from all over the world.  To bring this community to the next level, we’re launching online small groups that meet weekly via group webcam software.

If you’re interested in getting involved in an online group, please fill out the form below:

We’re Adjusting our Schedule!

Beginning May 2nd, we will adjust our Sunday service schedule on the Pellissippi Campus to the following times:

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:20 am
  • 11:45 am

Saturday night service times will stay the same:

  • 5:30 pm
  • 7:00 pm

PS – With this transition, we’re also adding a new time to our Internet Campus at 9:00 am and will adjust the times to reflect the Pellissippi Campus.  Beginning May 2nd, you can join us online at 9:00 am, 10:20 am, 11:45 am and 9:00 pm.

Sacred Storm & Mystery of the Empty Tomb


Sacred Storm is an ongoing graphic dramatization of the invisible battle that surrounds each one of us. Sacred Storm: Final Exam highlights one person’s struggle to find truth on a college campus.

Productions will take place March 25-28, and all times on Saturday and Sunday will be broadcast online.  For more information, times and directions, visit

During all Sacred Storm service times, our children’s ministry will present “The Mystery of the Empty Tomb.”  For more information, check out