Sharing Our Faith: Gary Pelton

I remember three things vividly about my spiritual growth as a boy… First, I remember the magic of sitting in the front of the church as an acolyte. It was the best seat in the house, a part of the action but unnoticed by all, and alone with my thoughts. Second, the incredible importance of service to others: John Wesley said,“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can.As long as ever you can.” It was a Methodist thing (but not really). The best adventures of this kind were the trips to an Indian Reservation in Oklahoma and Redbird Mission in the Eastern Mountains of Kentucky wit

Sharing Our Faith: Kristin Dinwiddie

Why do I come to Cove? When Josh asked me to answer this question, the first thing that popped into my mind was Dr. Huber’s onion sets! And as funny as that sounds, that truly is one of the very first things that hooked me on Cove. Not because I was in desperate need for free onions, but because the giving and receiving of them seems to embody the spirit of Cove. Let me go back a couple of years to that day when we first visited Cove. Will and I had become distanced from our prior church and many months had passed since we had attended anywhere. We both started yearning for fellowship and to again belong to something greater than just us. Will knew Greg from past mission trips, so I let him

Sharing Our Faith: Chris Hill

It seems to me, that Jesus tried, in very, practical ways, during his life, to explain to us, the concept, that there is a God, our creator, the creator of the multiverse, the creator of all matter and energy, in all of their forms. And that I, as a human being, have been given the ability to recognize the most important aspect of this creation. And, for me, that aspect is the knowledge and awareness of God’s love. I feel that we humans have evolved, through our mammalian ancestry, the ability to recognize the power and usefulness of this emotion we call love and that God has tried, through time, to communicate with us through this emotion. In short, Jesus tried to explain to us that God com

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