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Planting a Church in a Pandemic

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How do you plant a church during a pandemic? Church Planting Resident Daniel Chung updates Pastor David on Hill City Church, tough lessons he has learned along the way, and how God is sustaining him during this season. Plus, Pastor David shares how his wife likes Danny's preaching more than his. This conversation gets real! (Listener note, this conversation was recorded ...

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Life with 6 Kids...in Quarantine.

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The pandemic has been hard for all, but it has taken a unique toll on young moms. In this Zoomcast, we check in with our Lead Pastor's wife Courtney Klingler, who is raising six kids in quarantine. Courtney goes deep in this conversation. She shares why she wanted to marry Matt, the challenges of raising two children with learning differences, struggling to find an identi...

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A 6th Grader's Life in Quarantine

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How are students doing in quarantine? 6th Grader Olivia Schlegelmilch shares about what her experiences in quarantine have been like over these last few months. David and Olivia discuss their honest thoughts on Cleveland, the truth behind her baking videos, and what God has been teaching her during this season. If you want to join Olivia in making masks for Montogomery Co...

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Pregnancy, COVID, & Finding Hope

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Sarah Feiser shares her journey through pregnancy during a global pandemic. At the time of this recording, Sarah is less than two weeks from giving birth. She shares her struggles of infertility, God's grace in getting pregnant, the challenges created by Covid-19 during pregnancy, and finding hope while preparing to give birth alone. ...

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Thoughts and Reflections on Ahmaud Arbery's Shooting

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What are we to think in light of the recent tragedy of Ahmaud Arbery? How should Christians respond? Pastor Matt, Pastor David, and our church planting resident Danny Chung are joined by Pastor Eric So and Brandon Smith of Peace City Church. In this conversation, the group shares their initial reactions to the tragedy, discuss how shocked and surprised we should be about ...

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The Well Prayer Blog

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Below are a few ideas of how to make prayer a part of your daily life or family life, and prayer requests during COVID-19 that we can pray for together (scroll to the bottom of the page for daily prayer topics!). Prayer is such an integral part of our relationship with God. During this time of social distancing and staying at home, what better time to strengthen our praye...

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Zoomcast #1: Blessing Refugees during COVID-19

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During this season of social distancing due to COVID-19, we wanted to share conversations we are having with our friends, church family, and ministry partners of how the COVID-19 crisis has affected them, and where they see God at work in the midst of this pandemic. In episode 1, we interviewed Eric So, leader pastor of Peace City Church. Eric shares about the unique bles...

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Zoomcast #2: Life as a MOCO First Responder

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Melissa works as a nurse in Rockville, MD, and she shares with Pastor David on what life has been like and the lessons she is learning while working on the frontlines during this pandemic. ...

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Zoomcast #3: Fear, Pregnancy, & Serving During COVID-19

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Listen to Steven and Lindsay Eilers share their story of how they felt lead by the Lord to help DC 127, how they navigated their fears and concerns in their desire to help in light of their pregnancy, and offer encouragement to those seeking to responsibly serve during this time. ...

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Zoomcast #4: Christian Legal Aid DC

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Sometimes we hear about organizations doing awesome kingdom work in our community and we want you to know about it. Christian Legal Aid Service (CLADC) exists to provide free or reduced-cost legal services to low-income individuals, families and non-profit organizations from a faith-based perspective. The Well got connected to CLADC through one of our members, and we wer...

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Downtown 2 CG Serves Harmony Hills

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Several months ago, the Downtown 2 Silver Spring Community Group did some vision casting together, and one major takeaway was that the group desired to do more consistent outreach as a community in Silver Spring. Our CG ultimately decided to focus on serving, loving, building a relationship with Harmony Hills Elementary (a title I school in Silver Spring), by 1) getting i...

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Mercy Team: Vulnerable Children Care w/ Shelby Houser.

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Prior to moving to Maryland, my full-time work was to educate my community about domestic sex trafficking. The fact that American children are vulnerable to this heinous crime has gripped my heart since I first learned of it 10 years ago. I later learned that foster children are at higher risk of falling victim to human trafficking, a truth that inspired me to prompt other...

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Financial Peace 2019

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We had 15 participants in Financial Peace this fall! Both from the Well body and outside the church! It was amazing to see changes in just 9 weeks! People who at first came in dragging their feet then came bouncing through the door by the end! The best part was in our last session, a woman who had only come twice was sharing her fears and concerns. Two other atten...

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Angel Tree 2019

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Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree is a program designed to restore families by bridging therelationship gap between a child and his or her incarcerated parent. Many times the children arein the care of a now single parent, a grandparent, other relative, or a family friend. Some of the children do not know the parent is in prison while others are aware and may struggle with ...

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Linkages to Learning Holiday Party.

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This past Thursday evening, Linkages to Learning hosted a holiday party for around 200 people (approximately 76 families). The Well Community Church was able to serve by donating gift cards to help out with some of these families' Christmas gifts, as well as providing a few people to serve drinks and food. We were able to show God's love in a couple of neat ways: 1) In the...

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Downtown 1 CG Serves DC127.

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With Christmas approaching, we wanted to find an opportunity to serve others as Christ's hands and feet in our city. DC127 is an incredible organization that works with DC area churches to ensure the success of every child in foster care and those at risk of entering into the child welfare system.They work to prevent children from entering the child welfare system by uniti...

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Peace City Church Update w/ Pastor Eric So

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Two years ago The Well launched Peace City Church (featured on CNN), sending 25 members and 72k to bring the gospel and holistic transformation to refugees and the displaced in Riverdale, MD. God is working through PCC to bring people to Christ and bring peace and flourishing in the midst of chaos. What a joy. CNN produced a short documentary (11min) on Peace City Chu...

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The Dastalfo's Foster Care Story

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Kevin and Jeanie Dastalfo share about their journey into become Foster Parents. To financially support the work of the gospel God is doing now, and what He has planned for us next, go to our Now+Next End of Year givingHERE...

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The Albaugh's Adoption Story

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Adoption had been on our hearts for many years. When the opportunity arose to adopt our nephew, we felt the call to accept. Having just had a baby a month prior, we were excited, yet nervous, to take on this challenge. How would we manage two newborns? How would we afford an adoption right now? We talked with God about our concerns and he answered our prayers through o...

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Peace City Church Thanksgiving

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Two years ago The Well launched Peace City Church, sending 25 members and 72k to bring the gospel and holistic transformation to refugees and the displaced in Riverdale, MD. God is working through PCC to bring people to Christ and bring peace and flourishing in the midst of chaos.What a joy. This Thanksgiving, it was a joy to send a team from The Well serve and support a T...

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MCCH Thanksgiving Dinner

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The Gaithersburg CG created and led the second year of celebrating Thanksgiving Dinner at The Seneca Heights Apartments of Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless this past week! It was super! Since we were not allowed to pray in front of the residents because it was federally funded, one of the CG members gave a devotion as which shared the gospel to all the voluntee...

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Georgian Forest Fall Fest

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Many thanks to those who came out to serve Georgian Forest during their Fall Fest! Students and families had fun playing games, doing crafts, eating pizza and coming together as a community! Linkages to Learning is an amazing program that serves families in need at Georgian Forest. There are many ways and opportunities in which we can serve and be a presence in this comm...

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DC School Renovation.

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The recently launched Burtonsville Community Group had their first scatter event where they were able to renovate a title 1 DCPS school. They were able to start an initial relationship with the faculty and connect with the vice principal, librarian, and maintenance person of the school. They've already began brainstorming follow up and additional things we can do for Raymo...

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[VID] Baptism | Jake

Jake realized that just because he was a part of Christian family, that didn't make him a Christian. Listen to Jake's story and witness his baptism, an external symbol of an internal reality that as a believer one has come to trust Christ and will follow Him in all of life....

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[VID] Baptism | Stuart

Stuart shares about how his attempts to fit into the right crowd and find identity in purpose in these places could only be found in Christ. Listen to Stuart's story and witness his baptism, an external symbol of an internal reality that as a believer one has come to trust Christ and will follow Him in all of life....

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[VID] Baptism | Bri

Bri shares about how the peace she was longing for could only be found in Christ. Listen to Bri's story and witness her baptism, an external symbol of an internal reality that as a believer one has come to trust Christ and will follow Him in all of life....

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[VID] Baptism | Monique

Listen to Monique's story and witness her baptism, an external symbol of an internal reality that as a believer one has come to trust Christ and will follow Him in all of life....

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[VID] Baptism | Jett

Listen to Jett's story and witness his baptism, an external symbol of an internal reality that as a believer one has come to trust Christ and will follow Him in all of life....

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[VID] Baptism | Lindsay

Listen to Lindsay's story and witness her baptism, an external symbol of an internal reality that as a believer one has come to trust Christ and will follow Him in all of life....

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Thank you!

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This past Sunday was a little challenging for our family ministry. Early Saturday morning, we learned that most of the downstairs area we use for family ministry had water damage. By Saturday afternoon, the carpet was still wet in many places, and it was clear that we would not have a normal family ministry that Sunday. Even with an abnormal space, the family ministry pul...

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[VID] Baptism | Josh

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Listen to Josh's story and witness his baptism, an external symbol of an internal reality that as a believer one has come to trust Christ and will follow Him in all of life....

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