Posts by Angie Smith

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Pastor’s Friday Comments (07.13.18)

by Angie Smith

I read an interesting article this week by a woman from India who said that it took her ten years of living in the United States before she learned to make the kind of small talk in which we commonly engage with cashiers, baristas, wait staff, and others with whom we are having brief business […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (07.06.18)

by Angie Smith

If you haven’t already seen Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the documentary about the life of Fred Rogers, cancel whatever plans you have for tonight and go see it. I need to warn you though — if you don’t cry, at least a little bit, you may not have a pulse. A few of the […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (06/29/18)

by Angie Smith

Last Wednesday evening in Bible study, I read my comments that were to appear on Friday in our Friday Reminders email. In them I was reacting to the misuse of Scripture in defense of public policy, but I further observed that I don’t often wade into such murky water. I was doing so now, not […]

From the Pastor…

by Angie Smith

A friend of mine, Joel Snyder, was a pastor for many years before becoming a consultant with the Center for Healthy Churches. Last week he wrote a column that addressed concerns that almost every congregation faces with regard to the proper uses of digital media. I thought his remarks were so appropriate to the conversation […]

From the Music Ministry…

by Angie Smith

I Sing for I Cannot Be Silent; God’s Love Is the Theme of My Song (Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It by Fanny J. Crosby) Ever wonder why people join a church choir and spend cherished time and effort faithfully attending rehearsals and performances? For me the answer to this question has to do […]

From the Children’s Ministry…

by Angie Smith

The Butterfly The last, the very last, So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow. Perhaps if the sun’s tears would sing against a white stone….. Such, such a yellow Is carried lightly ‘way up high. It went away I’m sure because it wished to kiss the world good-bye. For seven weeks I’ve lived in here, Penned up […]

From the Student Ministry…

by Angie Smith

What is Your Faith to You? This summer the youth are not only working on individual summer faith goals, but they are also taking turns teaching lessons. Our summer faith goals remind us how important time spent with God is, even if we miss time at church. Teaching a lesson to others can display that […]

Blog from Kristy Engel…

by Angie Smith

Bolivia after four trips… We have just returned from our fourth trip to Cochabamba, Bolivia, working alongside the House of Hope. I’m not sure that I’ve laughed more on any mission trip than I did on this last one and that’s a really good thing! It doesn’t mean we didn’t work really hard or keep […]

New Men’s Bible Study

by Angie Smith

Each Wednesday men of Parkway meet for breakfast at 7 a.m. at Magnolia Bakery, 5175 South Old Peachtree Road in Norcross. Any man is welcome to join us as we discuss a work of Christian devotion and pray for the concerns of our congregation and our families. Currently we are reading Richard Rohr’s From Wild […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (06.22.18)

by Angie Smith

Matthew 27:5: [Judas] “went and hanged himself.” Luke 10:37: “Go and do likewise.” John 13:27: “Do quickly what you are going to do.” That’s a little exercise I learned in seminary to demonstrate the danger in cherry-picking verses of Scripture. If you put your mind to it, you can contort verses in the Bible to […]