Mission Action: DPS

Dear Yates Church Family, I’m writing to you about an important project called Accelerating Digital Equity, led by the Durham Public Schools Foundation. This is an urgent community-wide campaign to ensure every single Durham Public School student...

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Pastoral Note – September 1

Good afternoon, Yates Family, I miss you! Over the next few weeks, we are taking the next steps for the church for more live engagement and to be physically closer to one another.  In September, we will build on what that congregation has said is...

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Pastoral Note July 14

Dear Yates Family – My prayers for you precede my letter this week. Y’all are on my heart and mind just about all the time! As I’ve told you before, one of the great difficulties of this experience for me is coping with my longing to gather with...

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Pastoral Note June 30, 2020

Dear Yates Family,   I write to you today, on the last day of June 2020, and marvel that we are halfway through this very strange year together. I continue to pray for you, and hope that you are finding ways to grow and flourish in spite of...

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Resumption Roundtable Q&A

The following are representative questions from the congregation and the reflections of the members of the Resumption Roundtable workgroup as the group has discussed COVID-19 and the ongoing response of Yates Baptist Church. Why are we being so...

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An Invitation to Dialogue

And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.  (Micah 6:8) Recent events surrounding the tragic murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have once again caused our...

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Pastoral Note – May 26

Dear Yates Family,   I hope that you were doing well this week, and are being refreshed by the rain and sunshine that has come to us here of late. I also hope that your Memorial Day weekend was a time of connection with those that matter and...

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