One of our favorite movies is “Encanto”, a tale about a magical and imperfect family that overcomes trauma to grow closer together. It’s become quite popular for its songs, one of which is “Two Oruguitas”, which means “Two Caterpillars” and beautifully illustrates how life brings change, transformation and wonder. Similarly, in Ecclesiastes 3, we read that there is a time for everything (vs. 1) and that God has made everything beautiful in its time (vs. 11), including the toil and burdens we carry from time to time (vs. 10). 

As many of you know, Ruth and I (Glenn) have endured a great deal of difficulty over the last decade through trauma and loss. We find ourselves in a season of healing and transformation and have realized that we need a space to simply “be” and heal quietly, at least for a season. We sense God’s direction to begin attending Multiply Church in Concord, where our oldest son Sam attends Southeastern University Carolina and where we can plug in to specialized support ministries that larger churches like Multiply are able to offer.  

The CHURCH is the body of Christ and fills the earth. We firmly believe that the various locations that we all attend should not detract from the kindred spirit we share with all believers (Colossians 3:14-16 and Ephesians 3:2-6). We have been deeply invested at Harvest Church Charlotte for many years and remain committed to supporting Pastors Tom and Tracey and all of our brothers and sisters in Christ there. We particularly appreciate how Pastor Tom serves our community sacrificially, boldly preaches the Word of God in kindness and shows love and acceptance to all. In the same way, Pastor Tracey has a great love for others, leads with a bold faith and calls us all to grow in Christ.  There are many others in our HCC family whose friendship we value, and we look forward to remaining connected in this new season. 

So to ALL of our friends and family, both old and new, THANK YOU for being a part of our lives, for your understanding during this transition, and for your continued friendship as we all move forward in this journey together. 

“Wonders await you

Just on the other side

Trust they’ll be there

Start to prepare

The way for tomorrow…”

-Two Oruguitas


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